Dancing dogs and pet contests took centre stage at this year's Doggy Fun Day on Sunday, Aug. 26 on the south field in Queen's Park.
The 13th annual Doggy Fun Day included fun and games for dogs and their people including egg and spoon races, three-legged races, pet tricks and pet/owner lookalike contests.
Kids also participated in the Super Duper Pooper Scooper contest. The bobbing for wieners contest was Doggy Fun Day's premier event, attracting dogs of all shapes and sizes.
Doggy Fun Day is a fundraiser for the Pacific Volunteer Education and Assistance Team for Animals Society (VEATA). The volunteer-run, registered animal registered charity does education promoting responsible pet ownership and retention, offers financial assistance for low-income pet owners and assistance with pet emergency response, and provides temporary emergency fostering for pets of people in crisis (including those going into detox, transition houses, treatment centres and emergency hospital stays).
The day also featured booths by pet-oriented stores and suppliers, booths by VEATA and animal charities and rescue societies, a raffle or silent auction and a concession operated by parks and recreation.