News


Mutts take the spotlight. And who can complain?

 

Fremont Park could have been christened Muttville Menlo Park on Sunday, Sept. 8, as canines big and small converged to take a shot at fame – and a possible new home – during the first annual Mutt Strutt Super Heroes Dog Show.

The event was organized by Friends of Muttville, Silicon Valley, founded and headed by Woodside resident Mary Ancell. The Friends group is an auxiliary of Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, a Bay Area nonprofit organization that tries to find homes for rescued dogs.

Ancell said she launched the Friends group less than a year ago, and Sunday's show was its inaugural event. The show, which Ancell said was "awesome," drew more than 100 humans, some with their own dogs, as well as rescue dogs that were available for adoption.

"We are very excited about the community's response," Ancell said in a written statement. "Even though Mutt Strutt was open to the public at no charge, it generated initial support of over $2,000 – and there are pledges still rolling in!"

Those who flocked to the park cheered for their favorite contestants in categories including Best Super Hero, Best Hair, Best Formal Wear, and Best Trick, Ancell said. "Many of the competitors were in costume – dogs and their 'significant humans' alike. Prizes were awarded for best in each class, as determined by audience applause."

As if the mutts weren't entertaining enough, standup comics Mickey Joseph, who also emceed the event, and Nicole Tran provided laughs, and DJ "Fabulous" Fred took charge of the music, Ancell said.

"And perhaps best of all, it appears there will be two adoptions as a direct result of the event!" she said.

For information about Friends of Muttville, Silicon Valley, see friendsofmuttville.org.

For information about donating, volunteering, fostering, or adopting from Muttville, go to muttville.org.

What is community worth to you?
Support local journalism.

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields


All your news. All in one place. Every day.

Legends Pizza Co. replaces Palo Alto Pizza Co.
By Elena Kadvany | 5 comments | 2,045 views

Premarital and Couples: 10 Tips for the Holidays
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,997 views

What is a "ton" of carbon dioxide anyway?
By Sherry Listgarten | 7 comments | 1,898 views

HIIT
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 788 views

 

Support local families in need

Your contribution to the Holiday Fund will go directly to nonprofits supporting local families and children in need. Last year, Almanac readers and foundations contributed over $150,000.

DONATE