Friends of Book Hill Host Fourth of July Doggie Parade
Now in its eighth year, Friends of Book Hill celebrated the 2010 Fourth of July Doggie Parade in Book Hill Park Saturday. Parade organizer, Ginny Poole explained why she does it, " To promote the park, and of course, it's lots of fun."
It was also an opportunity to meet Haley, a very special Rat Terrier Mix, seen here with Ava Rentzepis (in pigtails) and foster mom Wendy Grubb.
Before the competition (seven categories and Best in Show), Uncle Sam leads the parade down Wisconsin Avenue
to The Dog Shop for some treats and water
Carlos Alcazar and Argos, an English Bulldog arrive at The Dog Shop
Families gather to watch the competition
Smallest Dog winner Kasey with Sarah Barak
Biggest Dog winner Angus, a Rottweiler with Henry, Andrea and Oliver Rutherford
Best couple (dog and owner) winner Bella and Dorothy Nelson
Best Costume winner Haley with Ava Rentzepis and Fred Sacasa
Friendliest Dog winner Aspen, a Bolognese with Skye Bork
Best Child Handler winner Curry with Ephie, her English Setter
Best Dog Trick winner "High Fiver" Penny, a Schnauzer with Bob Laycock
Best in Show Bella
Ginny Poole, Audrey Rentzepis, Uncle Sam (a.k.a.John Rentzepis) and Ava Rentzepis
Linda Roth Conte and Bella, her Norfolk Terrier
Golden Retriever Rowdy Yates Campbell
Dorothy Nelson, Bella Nelson, Lily-Beth Nelson and Gus Pearlman
Uncle Sam gets a tug from Ava
To adopt Haley (shown here with Fred Sacasa) or to make a tax deductible contribution for the upkeep of the park, contact Book Hill Park at 202.944.2753.