Dog Days of Scugog Festival

Our friend Ruth Ann of “And Puppy Dog Tails” Dog grooming in Bowmanville sent on this report on Port Perry’s annual “Dog Days of Scugog” Festival –

The fifth annual Dog Days of Scugog was held on July 19 & 20th. at the Scugog Shores Museum in Port Perry, Ontario. Dog Days is a two day event for families and their canines. Numerous vendors, rescues and competitions were available for you and your dog!

Rally, Dock diving, Agility, and Disc dog demos ran alongside the Jack Russell racing, lots of action, canine style! Competitions were held for the  longest tail, longest ears, longest hair, best trick and owner lookalike contest. Local groomers were invited to participate in Stump the Groomer, where they had to  correctly identify six breeds of dogs, while wearing a blindfold! For a five dollar donation, you could have your very own Pawcasso of your dogs foot prints. I was very disappointed I had no time to participate!

Amelia Bedelia, 2 year old French bulldog was in the parade of breeds and the fashion show along with her  housemate Angell, a 6 year old Brussels Griffon.  Their owner Ruth Ann Miller was the coordinator and the M.C. for the festivities. There were so many prizes donated for the winners of the competitions, almost everyone received a prize.

Each year the venue is becoming larger and more interesting, stop by next year!!

Here is the web site:

Thanks Ruth Ann! Sounds like everyone had a great time, and I think it’s well worth the drive to attend. Delilah, who decided yesterday that it’d be fun to jump onto my stomach as I was floating on the air mattress in our pool, mentioned she’d like to try Dock Diving. I think she’ll be sticking to the Fashion show competition.

By the way, if you’re near Bowmanville and have a dog in need of grooming, be sure to stop in and visit And Puppy Dog Tails. Here’s their contact info:

And Puppy Dog Tails
12 Silver Street
Bowmanville, ON L1C 3C3, Canada
(905) 623-8000
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Here are some photos from the Dog Days of Scugog.