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10th Annual DogFest Raises $105K For McKinley Elementary School

10th Annual DogFest Raises $105K For McKinley Elementary School

Leila, a senior pug up for adoption, meets her new friend Agatha at DogFest 2017. | Photos: Diana Gaffney/Hoodline

By Diana Gaffney - Published on April 25, 2017.

There was no shortage of wagging tails and big smiles at the 10th Annual DogFest in Duboce Park last Saturday. The event raised nearly $125,000, which means $105,000 went to McKinley Elementary School, slightly less than the $108,000 raised in 2016.

The community-based dog show distributed several awards, including prizes for top costume, most impressive trick and "Best Lap Dog." Emceed by bestselling author Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), DogFest has become a large draw in recent years that attracts major sponsors as well as lovers of the four-legged.

If you didn't make it on Saturday, here's a photo recap.

Master of Ceremonies and bestselling author Daniel Handler.
Barnacles, a 128-pound, 2-year-old Newfoundland.
Reggie, a Cocker Spaniel mix and Muttville alum, with humans Esme and her dad.
Momo, a thoughtful black lab, with Angel.
Animal advocate Kay Hoskins with Victoria from Family Dog Rescue
Cheer SF performed for the crowd.
Bunny, a White Poodle, with Nick of Family Dog Rescue
Layla, a Hashipoo — Havanese, Shih Tzu and Poodle Mix.
Splash, a 130-pound NewFoundland.
Muttville volunteers Nicole and Craig with Tofu, who was adopted at DogFest.
Fawn of Family Dog Rescue holds Nick, a terrier mix from Mexico.
Clifford The Big Red Dog with Astrid.
Ryan Dempsey of DogPatch SF, which recycles climbing ropes into leashes.
Arlo, a Pomerianian Chihuahua mix.
Isla, a 4-year-old Great Dane.
Baron, a Yellow Lab.

Bunny, a Poodle, with her guardian, Liz Shaw.

Xena, a Malamute and bone cancer survivor.