SOLANA BEACH — Dogs and their owners didn’t seem peticularly concerned about overcast skies and the threat of rain during the fifth annual Paws in the Park held March 20 at La Colonia Park.
The four-hour event was presented by the Solana Beach Parks and Recreation Commission and included activities, exhibitions and rescued pets available for adoption.
Highlighting the free event was a dog contest judged by Mayor Lesa Heebner, Councilman Mike Nichols and youth commissioners Corryn Newman Boulle, Brynn Forrester and Robbie Glatts. Winners were named in a variety of categories, including biggest, smallest and cutest dog, closest owner-pet lookalike, best tail wagger and best trick.
Gently used dog toys, leashes, beds and blankets were collected for animal rescue groups and information was available for everything from positive pet training and holistic care to spay and neuter assistance and how to pamper a pet.