by Borderstan.com June 20, 2011 at 1:27 pm 0

Pride of Pets, Dupont Circle

Click for more photos! Saturday in Dupont Circle: Sasha won the 2011 Pride of Pets People’s Choice Best of Show Award. An Ibizan Hound, Sasha is shown with proud dad Tarcisio. (Luis Gomez Photos)

We’ve got photos from the Pride of Pets Dog Show in Dupont Circle.

A crowd of several hundred people relaxed on the grass of Dupont Circle on a relatively cool Saturday afternoon to take in the 18th Annual Pride of Pets Fun Dog Show.

For a little more than two hours, locals enjoyed the spectacle of Washingtonians (and a handful of suburbanites) showing off 68 of their beloved dogs in 15 fun categories. Categories include Best Tail Wagging, Most Original Costume, Most Glamorous and Most Mysterious Heritage — not your standard dog show categories (winners listed below).

The People’s Choice Best of Show Award went to Sasha, an Ibizan Hound (and dad Tarcisio). Second Place went to Tooshy (and dad Skyler), a Brussels Griffon, while Third Place went to Winnie, a Chow-Golden Retriever Mix (and mom Lauren). “Winnie is a rescue dog,” Lauren said.

All proceeds from the annual event go to PETS-DC (additional donations are always welcome): “PETS-DC is dedicated to improving the health and well being of people living with HIV/AIDS or other disabling conditions and their companion pets. We provide public health education, exercise, pet food, veterinary care, grooming, foster care and adoptions services at no cost to individuals in the Metropolitan Washington area.”

PETS-DC director Dr. Chip Wells said the organization of volunteers currently has 136 clients. “Right now we need help in Alexandria. We need 30 volunteer dog walkers to help in the Potomac Yards area,” Wells said. Visit their website or call (202) 234-7387 to volunteer.

The Winners

In each category First, Second and Third Place prizes were awarded. The final category, People’s Choice Best of Show Award, brought back the winners of the 14 earlier categories. The crowd then helped the judges select the People’s Choice winner with a “clap-off” involving a handful of dogs selected by the judges.

  • Best Tail Wagging — 1st Tennyson, 2nd Madison, 3rd, Lumumba.
  • Most Affectionate — 1st Zoe, 2nd Linus, 3rd Ritchie.
  • Best Mirror Image — 1st Roxie, 2nd Nigel, 3rd Cody.
  • Most Obedient — 1st Tootsie, 2nd Lonnie, 3rd Dallas.
  • Most Original Costume — 1st Sasha, 2nd & 3rd to the pair of Mottzy & Swiss.
  • Least Obedient— 1st Merlin, 2nd Fozzie, 3rd Teddy.
  • Most Mysterious Heritage — 1st Norah, 2nd Daphne, 3rd Gypsy.
  • Terrific Pet Tricks — 1st Winnie, 2nd Mottzy, 3rd Hoshi.
  • Best Puppy — 1st Boo, 2nd Jazzie, 3rd Baxter.
  • Best Senior Dog — 1st Fuzzy Bear, 2nd Zoom, 3rd Maya.
  • Best Pairs — 1st Swan & Chelsea, 2nd Linus Baxter & Cosby, 3rd Madison & Wilson.
  • Most Glamorous — 1st Sasha, 2nd Jolle Etienne, 3rd Pasha.
  • Best Vocal Performance — 1st Tooshy, 2nd Swiss, 3rd Madison.
  • Most Adorable
    • Small Dog — 1st Ninja, 2nd Hoshi, 3rd Miss Celie.
    • Larger Dog — 1st Tie between Sammy and Mocha, 2nd Klouffie, 3rd Rocky.
  • People’s Choice Best of Show Award — 1st Sasha, 2nd Tooshy, 3rd Winnie.

by Borderstan.com June 15, 2011 at 11:00 am 3,566 1 Comment

PETS-DC, Pride of Pets Fun Dog Show, Dupont Circle

At the 2010 Show: The top 3 dogs in the Peoples Choice Best of Show category. From left: Harley, 2nd; Bella, 1st; and Lani, 3rd. (Photo Ilga Semeiks.)

Leash up your pooch and head to Dupont Circle on Saturday afternoon, June 18. It’s time for the annual Pride of Pets Fun Dog Show — with the emphasis on fun. The show gets underway at 4 pm, and if you’ve never been, I highly recommend it.

For example, categories include Best Tail Wagging, Most Original Costume, Most Glamorous and Most Mysterious Heritage — not your standard dog show categories.

Even better, it’s all for a good cause: All proceeds from the show support the programs of PETS-DC (additional donations are always welcome).

More Information

There are 15 categories in the dog show. Advance registration is requested, but not required. For $25 you can enter you dog in unlimited categories or spend $6 for a single category. Payments by check can be mailed or by credit card online. You should check in at 3 pm. For more information, call (202) 234-PETS.

“PETS-DC is dedicated to improving the health and well being of people living with HIV/AIDS or other disabling conditions and their companion pets. We provide public health education, exercise, pet food, veterinary care, grooming, foster care and adoptions services at no cost to individuals in the Metropolitan Washington area.”

The 15 Categories

Here are the 15 categories with the descriptions from PETS-DC.

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by Borderstan.com July 1, 2010 at 10:12 pm 0

PETS-DC, Pride of Pets, Dupont Circle

The top 3 dogs in the Peoples Choice Best of Show category. From left: Harley, 2nd; Bella, 1st; and Lani, 3rd. (Ilga Semeiks.)

MetroWeekly has 155 photos from last Saturday’s annual Pride of Pets Dog Show in Dupont Circle. Borderstan published the list of winners on Sunday.

The dog show raised approximately $1,500 for PETS-DC, according to the group’s director, Chip Wells. Be sure to read MetroWeekly’s feature article on Well’s, too.

Owners-guardians-servants of 55 dogs paid a registration fee to enter their dogs in one or more of 15 categories. Pets-DC always accepts donations and you can get information at their website on how to make a donation. The nonprofit helps care for the companion animals of people with disabling illnesses.

by Borderstan.com June 27, 2010 at 2:25 pm 1,616 1 Comment

PETS-DC Pride of Pets Dog Show Dupont Circle

Bella, a Shih Tzu puppy, took the Peoples Choice Best of Show award in the 17th Annual Pride of Pets Dog Show (Ilga Semeiks)

The Saturday temperature in Dupont Circle was relatively pleasant for the 17th Annual Pride of Pets Dog Show, but it was still a Dog Day Afternoon. The dog show raised approximately $1,500 for PETS-DC, according to the group’s director, Chip Wells. Owners-guardians-servants of 55 dogs paid a registration fee to enter their dogs in one or more of 15 categories.

The winners of the 15 categories (see listing below of all winners with 2nd- and 3rd-place finishers) were then eligible for the Peoples Choice Best of Show. The Peoples Choice award goes to the dog who receives the most support and applause from the spectators.

This year’s Peoples Choice winner was Bella, a Shih Tzu puppy, with second place going to Harley and third place to Lani.

PETS-DC Pride of Pets Dog Show Dupont Circle

The top 3 dogs in the Peoples Choice Best of Show category. From left: Harley, 2nd; Bella, 1st; and Lani, 3rd. (Ilga Semeiks.)

PETS-DC Pride of Pets Dog Show Dupont Circle Lupe

Borderstan’s own Lupe took 1st in Most Affectionate-Large Dogs Division and 2nd Place in Best Vocal Performance. (Ilga Seimeiks)

Bella won two categories to get to the finals: Most Affectionate-Small Dog Division and Best Puppy. Harley’s ticket to the finals was a win in the Most Mysterious Heritage category, while Lani got there with a 1st Place in the Most Obedient category.

Pets-DC always accepts donations and you can get information at their website on how to make a donation. The nonprofit helps care for the companion animals of people with disabling illnesses.

Note: Borderstan’s photographer, Luis, is away on business so we do not have an event photo album on Flickr. However, MetroWeekly will have extensive photographs later this week. We will let you know when they have them online.

Peoples Choice Best of Show

  • Best of Show: Bella (Mark Myers)
  • 1st Runner-up: Harley (Elizabeth Siddell)
  • 2nd Runner-up: Lani (Bernie Delia)

Best Tail Wagging

  • 1st: Tuxx (David Bronder)
  • 2nd: Lumumba (Latissa Mitchell)
  • 3rd: Lilly (Murray Smith)

Most Affectionate- Large Dog Division

  • 1st: Lupe (Matthew Rhoades)
  • 2nd: Bailee (Robert Fry)
  • 3rd: Lola (Susan Able)

Most Affectionate – Small Dog Division

  • 1st: Bella (Mark Myers)
  • 2nd: Bella (Dani Rovenger)
  • 3rd: Charlie (Elizabeth Rosendorf)

Best Mirror Image

  • 1st: Simba (Stuart Selis)
  • 2nd: Charlie (Elizabeth Rosendorf)
  • 3rd: Penny (Gautam Raghavau)

Most Obedient

  • 1st: Lani (Bernie Delila)
  • 2nd: Lola (Susan Able)
  • 3rd: Moose (Bob Rogan)

Most Original Costume

  • 1st tie: Bruce Wayne (Susan Johnson)
  • 1st tie: Frank (Che Rudell-Tabisola)
  • 3rd: Sherman (Greg Butler)

Least Obedient

  • 1st: Penny (Gautam Raghavau)
  • 2nd: Sherman (Greg Butler)
  • 3rd tie: Pierre (Lou Nayman)
  • 3rd tie: Foxie (Sue Elliott)

Most Mysterious Heritage

  • 1st: Harley (Elizabeth Siddell)
  • 2nd: Foxie (Sue Elliott)
  • 3rd: Scout (Lisa Fredrich)

Terrific Tricks

  • 1st: Pablo (Carlos Barillo)
  • 2nd: Foxie (Sue Elliott)
  • 3rd: Zeus (Buck and Keith)

Best Puppy

  • 1st tie: Bella (Mark Myers)
  • 1st tie: Zeus (Buck and Keith)

Best Senior Dog

  • 1st: Zoom (Alexandre Picard)
  • 2nd: Moose (Bob Rogan
  • 3rd: Bailee (Robert Fry)

Best Pairs

  • 1st: Sidney and Nestor (Jan Burchett)
  • 2nd: Tuxx and Marty (David Bronder)
  • 3rd: Diesel (Ann Trupo)

Most Glamorous

  • 1st: Diesel (Andre Dentello)
  • 2nd: Katya (Lance Salonia)
  • 3rd: Lola (Susan Able)

Best Vocal Performance

  • 1st: Moose (Bob Rogan)
  • 2nd: Lupe (Matthew Rhoades)
  • 3rd: Katya (Lance Salonia)

Most Adorable

  • 1st: Henri (Judy Grobstein)
  • 2nd: Zoe (Barbara McGrath)
  • 3rd: Lumumba (Latissa Mitchell)

About PETS-DC

PETS-DC is dedicated to improving the health and well being of people living with HIV/AIDS or other disabling conditions and their companion pets. We provide public health education, exercise, pet food, veterinary care, grooming, foster care, and adoptions services at no cost to individuals in the Metropolitan Washington area.

by Borderstan.com June 22, 2010 at 11:51 pm 0

Lupe Luis Gomez Photos Pride of Pets PETS-DC

Two of the 15 categories in Saturday’s Pride of Pets Dog Show are Most Glamorous and Most Original Costume. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The annual Pride of Pets Dog Show in Dupont Circle is a must-attend event if you are in town this weekend. This year’s dog show is Saturday, June 26, from 3 to 6 pm.

If you are interested in entering your dog, the registration form is online. There are 15 categories for your dog; it costs $6 per category or for $25 you can enter your dog into as many categories as you like. (Whether your dog will enjoy being entered into 15 categories is something entirely different.)

Entry fees help support PETS-DC, a nonprofit that helps care for the companion animals of people with disabling illnesses.

15 Categories

There are 15 categories and you can read the detailed descriptions at the PETS-DC website:

  1. Best Tail Wagging
  2. Most Affectionate
  3. Best Mirror Image
  4. Most Obedient
  5. Most Original Costume
  6. Least Obedient
  7. Most Mysterious Heritage
  8. Terrific Pet Tricks
  9. Best Puppy
  10. Best Senior Dog
  11. Best Pairs
  12. Most Glamorous
  13. Best Vocal Performance
  14. Most Adorable
  15. People’s Choice Best of Show

About PETS-DC

PETS-DC is dedicated to improving the health and well being of people living with HIV/AIDS or other disabling conditions and their companion pets. We provide public health education, exercise, pet food, veterinary care, grooming, foster care, and adoptions services at no cost to individuals in the Metropolitan Washington area.

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