‘Dog Days of Summer’ festival


Cardiff-by-the-Sea held its popular “Dog Days of Summer” festival Aug. 8. This annual one-day street fair for dogs and dog lovers was held on Newcastle Ave., Aberdeen Drive and Liverpool Drive.

The event, which was hosted by Cardiff 101 Main Street, featured four different dog contests, including Cutest Puppy, Dog/Owner Look-A-Like, Best Looking Big Dog and Best Looking Small Dog. After the contest, local musical talents were showcased at the Lost Abbey beer garden.

The event also featured a “Diving Dog Competition”; a Blessing of the Dogs by the Seaside Center of Spiritual Living’s Reverend Christian Sorensen; and over 200 booths, including pet adoptions from local shelters and rescue organizations, as well as specialty pet products and services, delicious food vendors, a doggie photo booth courtesy of Photography by Gabriela, doggie cool zones and a large silent auction.

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Photos by McKenzie Images.