Scene in Edmonds: Pet Fest draws big crowd of dogs and owners

Duke, who took third place in the fashion show (see related video here), and his owner are all smiles.

Duke, who took third place in the fashion show (see related video here), and his owner are all smiles.

It was a howling good time at Firdale Village on Saturday morning as the Edmonds Pet Fest got underway with booths, vendors, and contests including a dog fashion show and even a doggie pie eating contest.

Sponsored by the Puget Sound Pet Business Network, the event attracted more than 100 dogs and their owners. Cars filled the Firdale Village parking lot to capacity, forcing many to find parking on neighborhood streets.

PeeWee and Poppy, who are waiting for new homes, check out the passersby at Ginger's Pet Rescue, which brought adoptable animals to Edmonds Pet Fest.

PeeWee and Poppy check out the passersby at Ginger’s Pet Rescue, which brought adoptable animals to Edmonds Pet Fest.

Rescue organizations were there in force, bringing scores of orphans looking for forever homes. Happily, many found them.

Dorothy Moore of the Dining Dog Cafe holds up the winner of the pie-eating contest in the small dog category.

Dorothy Moore of the Dining Dog Cafe holds up the winner of the pie-eating contest in the small dog category.

“This is our biggest event of the year,” said Dorothy Moore, owner of the Dining Dog Cafe, where dogs and their owners dine together at tables equipped with chairs for humans and benches for canines. “Firdale Village has a great concentration of pet-related businesses, which makes it a super location.”

You can see a video from the dog fashion show here.

– Story and photos by Larry Vogel

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  1. It sounds like it was a successful event! If you’re interested in adopting a pet, please check out petfinder.com! Also, here in Edmonds, you can check out adorable available pets currently at Adix and Next to Nature!

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