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.