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Dog of the Decade to be Crowned Oct. 30 in Ocean City

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OCEAN CITY – A decade of canine fun and fundraising will culminate with the crowning of the Dog of the Decade Oct. 30. The event will take place at the 6th Street Recreation building, located next to the football field in Ocean City. Festivities will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the crowning will take place at noon. The Dog of the Decade will be the canine who has raised the most money to benefit the Humane Society of Ocean City. Residents and visitors to Ocean City have cast their votes for Dog of the Decade, by voting with monetary donations. This election benefits the entire canine community. Every vote is a choice for the well-being of the canines of Ocean City.
All of the contestants are seasoned canine fundraisers who have been past Dog of the Year winners. They have been top fundraisers in the years 2005 to 2015, bringing in funds to support the Ocean City Dog Park of Cape May County. New to the contest are a Whippet mix named Olive and Roscoe, a Cane Corso that are both available for adoption at the Humane Society of Ocean City. Olive and Roscoe have run on a platform of “Adopt me. I need a forever home.”
Dog of the Decade hopefuls include:
2005-Dylan, White Standard Poodle, Gary and Gay Dillon
2006-Mocha, Chocolate Lab, Sue and Gary Bechtold
2007-Scruffy, Rescue mix, Debbie and Harry Buckley
2008-Maggie, Gordon Setter, Brian and Tina Kolmer
2009-Wesley Bass, Australian Shepherd, Brian O’Donnell
2010-Mae, Black Standard Poodle, Janice Mannal
2011-Bailey and Riley, Boston Terriers, Dawn and Harry Vanderslice
2012-Misty, Jack and Joan Billet
2013-Bailey, Chocolate Lab, Patti McBride and Skip Lipset
2014-Albert, Springer Spaniel, Ellen Senft
2015-Mr. P.W. Scrubbs, Golden Retriever, Stephanie Lindley
Humane Society- Olive, Whippet mix and Rosco, Cane Corso
2017 calendars featuring all of the contestants will be for sale at the crowning. The event will include live music and a Halloween costume contest open to all canines. The costume contest will follow the crowning and is being sponsored by Animal House. There is no entrance fee, and prizes will be awarded in beautiful, scary, silly, and other categories.
According to contest manager Tina Wagner, “We are grateful to all of the Pooch Parents and everyone who voted and helped in the contest. Ocean City really is America’s Greatest Family Resort. This community continues to show up and work together to demonstrate that dogs are family too.”

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