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Pit bulls parade and mutts strut this weekend

by Susan Wyatt


Posted on August 27, 2009 at 8:23 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 23 at 9:15 AM

pittbull2.jpgThere are a couple of great events scheduled for this weekend. In Kent, it's "Pit Bulls on Parade," BullsEye Dog Rescue's first-ever fundraiser; and in Everett it's the "Mutt Strut" adoption extravaganza. Both are scheduled for Saturday.
Pit Bulls on Parade commemorates BullsEye's five-year anniversary and will include demonstrations, sports and a parade of adoptable Pit Bulls from around the Puget Sound area.
Lorrie Kalmbach-Ehlers, president and co-founder of BullsEye, says the organization was created with the purpose of restoring the image of the Pit Bull.
She says Saturday's event "is an excellent opportunity for the public to see they're not the monsters that exist in rampant myths, and to experience the goofiness and incredible athleticism that encompasses the true spirit of the breed."
At the Mutt Strut, more than 100 dogs, puppies, kittens and cats of all different shapes, sizes, ages and breeds from 12 animal rescue organizations will be available for adoption.
Competitions include racing, catching, jumping, best vocals, best dressed, dog/owner look-a-like and most tricks in a minute. The day concludes with a community dog walk, a performance by dancing dogs and live music.
Of course, your dogs are welcome at both events.