VACAVILLE — Tiffany Dennis had always thought her Belgium shepherd dog Scout was cute. On Saturday, she got confirmation from an impartial panel.
Six-year-old Scout was named the cutest pup in the big dogs category at the SPCA of Solano County’s fourth annual Doggy Derby.
“He’s always the cutest to me,” Dennis said.
Scout competed against pit bulls, English setters and mutts. Emcee and radio DJ Charlee Simons apologized for using the word mutts: “I’m sorry, there are no mutts anymore. They are hybrids,” he said.
In the small dog category, the third place winner was Big Al, a 3-pound wire-haired Chihuahua. Many of the owners at the Doggy Derby were not ashamed to say they spoil their dog.
Brittany Desimone said she spent a few hours trying to find the home where her Yorkie poodle, Maci, was being sold. Maci sleeps in the same bed as Desimone and goes with her almost everywhere, including to the store. Maci even has a wardrobe. On Saturday she wore a lacy pink shirt, which Desminoe referred to as a “dress.”
“She’s so spoiled,” Desimone said.
Rosalie Ball, of Woodland, brought her two pit bulls, Juno and Cheetah. Each wore a tutu, which made Simons, of 101.9 The Wolf in Sacramento, laugh.
“That dog is going to need therapy later,” Simons said of Cheetah.
The day included an open house of the SPCA’s cat and dog shelters. The SPCA is closed Monday through Wednesday and open from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 448-7722.
Reach David DeBolt at 427-6935 or firstname.lastname@example.org.