Dozens of the finest, four-legged, furry denizens of St. John and St. Thomas showed their stuff Saturday at the 8th annual Wagapalooza, the dog show for the benefit of the Animal Care Center.
As many as 50 dogs participated in one of more contest categories, which
included Best Costume, Best dancer, and Best Jumper.
Jennifer Dale, one of the event’s organizers, estimated the crowd on hand at the Winston Wells ball field at several hundred people. She said there were almost 50 sponsors who advertised on the Wagapalooza t-shirt. Additional funds came from the sale of raffle tickets and canine contest entry fees. Last year, the event raised almost $35,000.
Music was provided by Michael Beason, Gregg Jones and Rich Greengold, while MC duties were handled by St. Croix radio’s Roger W. Morgan.
Click here for a gallery of photos from Wagaplaoooza, courtesy of the ACC and photographer Kim Cardwell of St. John Sun Times.