Organizers specifically emphasize that the show is “not just for purebreds.” The fun, family-oriented event is scheduled from 12:30 to 4 in the Paterson Field House on BCC’s main campus at 1350 West Street in Pittsfield. Admission to view the event is by donation and all proceeds benefit the college’s Annual Fund.
Dogs that will be participating in the event must register. Pre-registration is suggested as categories fill up fast. Categories include: Best Trick, Best Smile, Fastest Tail Wagger, Best Dressed, Looks Like Owner, Best Hair, Best Fetcher, Earresistible Ears, Best Kisser, Most Obedient, and Mystery Mutt will challenge the judges as they must guess the breeds of the dog. Category sponsors include Dr. Ed Helitzer, Legacy Banks, The Clip Shop, Greylock Insurance Agency, Animal ER of the Berkshires, Greylock Federal Credit Union, and the Berkshire Humane Society.
“Most Photogenic” is open to both dogs and cats. Those interested in this category must submit a favorite photo of their pet. The picture must be received by Feb 4. Eligible pictures will be posted during the show and the picture that receives the most votes by the audience wins.
Vendors will have pet related items for sale and non-profit agencies will provide information pertaining to pet services. Refreshments will be offered for sale by the BCC LPN program. Local businesses have donated items for a raffle. Dan Dillon, Relationship Development Officer at Greylock Federal Credit Union will emcee, and Gene Dellea, President of the BCC Foundation, will be the “Ring Master.”
The cost to pre-register a dog is $12 if received by Feb. 4, $15 after that date and the day of the show. Each registered dog may be entered in two categories. Registration fees are non-refundable. Judging will be done by representatives of the sponsoring businesses and community volunteers.
Dogs must be on a leash at all times. All dogs must have up-to-date rabies shot. Females in season should not participate.
For more information, or to request a registration form, contact Ann at 413-236-2185 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or click here .