No need to be a purebreed in the Kootenay Mutt Strut

It’s time to pamper your pooch and powder her nose, the first ever Kootenay Mutt Strut will attract doggies from all over the region to participate in a fun outdoor dog show on May 1 at Centennial Park in Rossland.

  • Mar. 31, 2011 9:00 a.m.
Think your dog is cuter than these two? Then put your money where your mouth is and enter him or her in the upcoming “Mutt Strut.”

Think your dog is cuter than these two? Then put your money where your mouth is and enter him or her in the upcoming “Mutt Strut.”

It’s time to pamper your pooch and powder her nose, the first ever Kootenay Mutt Strut will attract doggies from all over the region to participate in a fun outdoor dog show on May 1 at Centennial Park in Rossland.

All proceeds will support the Trail branch of the SPCA.

“I am very excited about this fundraiser and am hoping to get people from all over the region to come out an participate,” said organizer Ida Koric.

The main event will be a competition for the grand title, “Cutest in the Kootenays,” judged in four size categories by a panel of devoted animal lovers.

The overall cutest, winning the coveted People’s Choice award, will be voted for by any and all public in attendance.

“In addition, there will be a head-to-head fetching showdown, obedience trials, quirky tricks, best dressed, a dog treat taste challenge — for humans — and lots more!” Koric said.

The entry fee is by donation, but Koric suggests a minimum of $10 to enter the competition for cutest pooch, plus $5 for each side show, or $20 to enter the whole shebang.

“There are great prizes from local sponsors, and medals for category winners.”

More information is available at kootenaymuttshow.weebly.com and registration forms — available April 10 — can be requested by email from muttshow@yahoo.ca,

Info can also be found by calling Tails Pet Supplies and Services in Rossland at 250-362-5385, or Ida Koric directly at 250-521-0403.