Doggone it, it should be a great day.
Steve and Cookie’s by the Bay, 9700 Amherst Avenue in Margate will host a Dog Show on Sunday, September 25 at 1 p.m. in the restaurant’s parking lot. Beforehand, starting at 11:30, there will be a full array of activities and features for dogs and their owners.
The show, Steve and Cookies’ 20th annual, will benefit the good work of the Humane Society of Ocean City and New Jersey Aid for Animals.
“We are grateful for the support of Steve and Cookies and to benefit from this wonderful event,” Humane Society Executive Director Bill Hollingsworth said. “Cookie Till (the restaurant’s owner) is not only a great partner, she is personally a mentor to me. She taught me the importance of charity work and giving back to the community,” he said.
Theme of this year’s show, Steve and Cookie’s 20th annual, is “The Best Rescue Story” and there will be a special award for the best 500-word or less essay on the topic. Submissions to email@example.com by September 18th.
There will also be prizes in the following categories: the dog who most looks like its owner, best dressed small dog, best dressed large dog, prettiest/most handsome small dog, and prettiest/most handsome large dog.
There will be first, second and third place prize ribbons in all categories as well as Steve and Cookie’s gift cards for the winners.
Online preregistration is available at eventbrite.com and on-site registration starts at 11:30 a.m.
In addition to the show itself, there will be an agility course for dogs from 11:30 to 1 p.m. and pet photography during the same timeframe. At noon, the Atlantic City Police Department’s K-9 Division will have a demonstration.
Also featured will be representatives of JFS – Paws Pet Care dog walking service and the New Jersey Community Food Bank’s Pet Pantry.
More information on the event may also be found on its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/annualdogshow.
“It should be a lot of fun, and we hope everyone will come out to have a great time and to support (the Humane Society and NJ Aid for Animals), Hollingsworth said.
To learn more about the humane society, visit www.hsocnj.org.