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Bulldog Beauty Contest & National Mutt Show
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Contests and times are as follows:
• 9:40 a.m.: Best Dog with a Disability (all breeds/mixes; i.e. blind, deaf, wheelchaired, three-legged, etc.)
• 10 a.m.: National (English) Bulldog Beauty Contest
• 11:05 a.m.:Best Jr. Handler, kids ages 8-16 and their dogs
blue ribbon• 11:15 a.m.: Best Senior Dog (all breeds/mixes, ages 7+)
• 11:30: Best Young Dog (12 weeks to 1 year; all breeds/mixes)
• 11:45 p.m.: Most Handsome Dog (all male dogs; all mixes/breeds)
• 12 p.m.: Prettiest Dog (all female dogs; all mixes/breeds)
• 12:15 p.m.: French Bulldog Beauty Contest
• 12:40 p.m.: Cutest Dog (all breeds/mixes)
• 12:50 p.m.: Best Costume/Outfit on a dog (all breeds/mixes)
• 1 p.m.: National Mutt Show (any mixed breed)
• 1:15 p.m.: Best Smile (all breeds/mixes)
• 1:30 p.m.: Best in Show (all breeds/mixes)
• 1:50 p.m.: Best Legs (all breeds/mixes)
• 2 p.m.: Best Small Dog (generally 20 lbs. or less and/or shorter than 16 inches; not puppies)
• 2:10 p.m.: Best Large Dog (generally 60+ lbs.)
• 2:20 p.m.: NEW Most Photogenic (all breeds/mixes)
• 2:30: Best Ears (all breeds/mixes)
• 2:40: Best Butt (all breeds/mixes)
• 2:50 Best Tail (all breeds/mixes)
• 3 p.m.: Cutest Corgi NEW
$10 advance entry, $20 day of entry. Your dog's entry fee benefits spay/neuter and adoption/rescue and Justin Rudd's nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT). Win gift certificates, framed winner's certificates, blue ribbons, and bragging rights for a year!
Adoption fair begins at 9:30
Date: Sunday, February 26th, 2017
Time: 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Location: Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, Ca
Join us for a 5K dog run/walk for Breast Cancer in Irvine Regional Park. This fundraising event benefits the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Orange Count Affiliate. Pre-register online for $35 - $45 (depending on the run or walk you do) or a little more if you register on race day.
The Hearty Hound 5K Fun Run/Walk course follows Irvine Park Road, Santiago Creek Trail to Peters Canyon Road, and has a mixture of flat paved trails with VERY minimal hills. We suggest strollers to be off-road capable. Dog water bowls will be provided at various water stations throughout the course. There is one human water station and several dog water stations!
Dawdling Doodle 1 Mile Walk is a flat course around the park, mostly on grass.
There will also be a PAWsitively pink costume contest that you can enter for $18.
Check out the PawsFURpinkOC website for more information, to pre-register, donate, or become a fundraiser.
Registration check-in starts at 7 a.m., the 5K starts at 8:30 a.m., the 1 mile walk starts at 9 a.m., and the costume contest starts at 9:50 a.m. Awards will be presented at 10 a.m.
Parking is $5, so carpool if you can. The event suggests arriving 1 hour before start time to get through parking and registration.
Bark Bash of the Year at the Gray Matter Museum of Art
Event Summary: A fundraising event for Barks of Love Dog Rescue.
***Please note: You need to RSVP to ALV@THEEVENTLOFT.COM or (949) 870-5910, by Feb 24th***
Location: Dana Point Harbor
• Park free for up to 4 hours in most Harbor lots. or
• Park at Doheny State Beach ALL day for only $8 or $2 per hour (pay machine only)
No matter where you park there are FREE shuttle services at all event locations. Except, in previous years they have not allowed dogs on the shuttle, so keep that in mind (And it's a bit of a walk from Doheny State Beach parking).
Have a social pup and living in Orange County? Join the OC Dogs Meetup for fun meetups and volunteer opportunities to better our pet community.
For all your precious pet needs
The ASPCA website is a great resource for general pet health and safety tips. They also offer a wealth of knowledge from adoption to emergency preparedness. Visit their website for your free emergency pet alert sticker.