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

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.