The Save a Stray 5K & Festival

Think Your Dog Has What it Takes?

Pucker up! Crank up that tail! 5K and Dog Walk participants are encouraged to enter their dog or dogs in our famous Save a Stray 5K & Festival dog contests! Think your dog is the best? Compete against other dogs and owners in our fun contests just for canines…. and go home with prizes! Our panel of judges will pick a winner in each category that will go home with a $25 gift card to L.L.Bean. Dog/owner pairs are welcome to compete in more than one category.


BEST KISSER Pucker up! We’re looking for the most slobbery, most enthusiastic smooch from your pooch!
BEST BARKER  Does your dog keep the neighbors up at night? This one’s for you. Special consideration if you can make your dog “speak” on command!
BEST DRESSED  Does your dog’s fashion sense turn heads and make tails wag at the dog park? Have your mutt strut his stuff across the stage.
BEST TAIL-WAGGER  When your dog’s tail gets going, does it practically knock people over? Or does it move so fast its almost invisible to the naked eye?  This contest is for you!
BEST PET/OWNER LOOK ALIKE  They say the longer you have a pet, the more you start to look alike. If you think you bear a startling resemblance to your pup, we want to see it!

Contests are held on the stage of Discovery Park immediately following the 5K awards ceremony.