What a day Saturday turned out to be! An estimated 2,000 people and 700 dogs made their way to Colonial Williamsburg for the second annual Dogs of Dog Street.
First and foremost, we want to thank Colonial Williamsburg for again hosting this awesome event. With their support and the generous donations from those who came to the event, we were able to raise some much-needed cash and supplies for our shelter. Even more exciting is the fact three of the shelter dogs we took to Dogs of DoG Street have since been adopted (just like King in the photo above)!
New this year was the Doggy Costume Contest, and it proved a smashing success. A total of 50 dogs and their owners participated in the costume contest. The costumes ranged from adorable to hilarious. In the end, first place went to Duke, who was dressed up as spaghetti and meatballs with his owner dressed as a chef.
George Washington and his faithful companion, Liberty, were gracious hosts and led a spectacular march down Duke of Gloucester Street. We know the dogs and their owners had a blast!
We encourage you to read Colonial Williamsburg’s recap of the event, which includes some wonderful photos taken throughout the event. Colonial Williamsburg also produced a video from the event, which you can watch below:
General Washington and Liberty had a grand time Saturday at our annual Dogs of DoG Street event! Ryan Bedell and Charlie White put together this adorable video that really captured the fun of the day.
Thank you again to everyone who came out to show their support including WTKR’s Kristen Crowley TV and the staff and volunteers at Heritage Humane Society.
18 adoptions, $700, and several months worth of supplies and food for the shelter animals = success!
Posted by Colonial Williamsburg on Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Our friends at The Flat Hat also put together a great video, which you can view here: