DogFest in Shepherdstown

Mary Bird

Shepherdstown, West Virginia, honored its fetching canines with the first annual DogFest on Aug. 17 and 18. Opening day events included a Dog Day 5K race, dog training tips, a hot dog eating contest sponsored by Food Lion and a dog show sponsored by Petco. The furry participants strode the red carpet before a benevolent panel of judges as Roman Holton emceed categories including Cutest Dog, Most Talented Dog, Biggest Heart and Best in Show, won by Hershey, a stunning labradoodle. A paw print logo on shops and restaurants welcomed attendees with dog-themed merchandise and menu items. Bistro 112 offered hush puppies and French Poodle martinis.

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