Dog days

Santa Rita Park was turned into a yapping, romping, moving collage as dogs and dog lovers of all shapes and sizes took to the lawn during the third annual Mutt Strut and Humane Society Adopt-a-Thon on Sunday. The event, which benefitted the La Plata County Humane Society, found new homes for several of the shelter’s dogs even prior to the onset of the day’s event. The crowds were entertained by a variety of activities including a pet/owner look-a-like contest and a heavily contested competition for Durango’s ugliest dog.

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Charlie, an English mastiff, gets a hug from 5-year-old Brigs, front, as 7-year-old Michaela and Cedar look on.

A girl squeezes her dog for the judges during the small dog contest.

Beethoven peers over his audience prior to the big dog competition.

A nervous contestant in the small dog competition awaits his turn in front of the judges.

Dog Heaven: A bag full of tennis balls awaits the slobbering hordes.

David and Goliath: Marcelle Borgers introduces her Chihuahua-Pomeranian to Mighty Fergus, a 1 1/2-year-old Irish Wolfhound.

Chester, an English bull dog owned by Terry Price, displays the winning mug that earned him third place in the Ugliest Dog Contest.

Monica, a cocker spaniel-mix, clears a gate as she makes her way through the agility course.





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