Winners of the 17th Annual Wildflower Dog Show Announced

Aug 15, 2018
Photo by: supplied TuTu To You: Glamorous Ava, a Maltese owned by Pat Oliveri of Manahawkin, walked away with two prizes and a few hearts!

It was a dog day afternoon for sure at the Wildflowers by the Lighthouse’s 17th annual Dog Show held Thursday, Aug. 9, as temperatures reached for the 90s. Still, a generous crowd of dogs and their owners and friends showed up for a grand afternoon of fun and community. This beloved event in Barnegat Light provides help and love to those dogs and other animals not as yet pampered as they should be … proceeds from the show go to the Friends of the Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter.

There was a pawprinting tent; there were doggie and people cookies; there were gift baskets and all manner of other great gifts to win.  And, of course, there was the Red Carpet and all the traditional competitions thereon.

And the winners are ….

Largest Dog – First prize went to Sven, a yellow Lab owned by Christine Kowalski of NYC. Second went to Sagar, a Husky owned by Dan Franzen of Wyckoff.

Smallest Dog – First went to Ava, a Maltese owned by Pat Oliveri from Manahawkin. Second was won by Raven, a Shih Tzu owned by Elaine Michel from Warwick. Third went to Bella, a Bison Frise owned by Jennifer Radigen.

Best Costume – First was Tulip, a pug owned by Jeanne Goldberg of Barnegat Light. Second prize went to smallest-dog winner Ava. Third went to Dahlia, a pug owned by Jeanne Goldberg from Barnegat Light.

Best Trick – First went to Ryder, a mix owned by Debbie Damiano from Little Egg Harbor. Second was Ruby, a Labradoodle owned by Eliza Herman from Hoboken. Third prize went to Toby, a standard poodle owned by Susan Tatto from South River.

Best Kisser – The winner was Gracie, a “muttipoo” owned by Debi Ives from Barnegat Light. Second went to Ruby the Labradoodle, who won second prize in Best Trick. Third prize went to Rosie, a Yorkie owned by Sue Routh from Dallas. —P.J.

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