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Walk for the Animals & FidoFest: A Different Sort of Breed

Tuesday, September 28, 2010by  WALLY Team

It may well have been raining actual cats and dogs Sunday morning at Seattle Humane Society's annual Walk for the Animals & FidoFest celebration. Despite an early morning downpour, local pet lovers flooded into University Village for an event itinerary that proves dog-owners in the Northwest are truly a different sort of breed. 

Dog-owner look-alike contests, canine weddings (howly muttrimony, anyone?) and a pet fashion show were just a few of the ways people like Desiree and Ryan from Fremont unleashed their animal enthusiasm. The two brought their eager puppy, Keith, to be a part of Walk for the Animals and FidoFest for the second straight year Sunday.

The brightest spot in our day was when Stella, the official Marymoor off-leash dog of NW Profile #23 "Marymoor Off-Leash Dog Lady," wagged her way to the PEMCO booth. Owners Danette and Matthew introduced us to the budding dog actress, and tell us despite her newfound celebrity, she has retained her calm demeanor.

Desiree and Ryan holding their dog, Keith

Desiree, Ryan, and Keith are making Walk for the Animals an annual tradition.

Stella, from PEMCO's Marymoor Off-Leash Dog Lady ads

Stella, the canine star of the PEMCO Marymoor Off-Leash Dog Lady advertisements,
is no stranger in front of the lens.

This year Walk for the Animals raised $125,000 to help the Seattle Humane Society care for orphaned and abandoned pets. Such a worthy cause already has us wagging our tails for next year.

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