On Wednesday, May twenty fifth, rescue canine from throughout the nation gathered to compete in one of many world’s most prestigious (and cute) canine present competitions: The Fifth Annual American Rescue Dog Show. And whereas the competitors classes for this present could also be barely totally different than these of, say, the well-known Westminster Dog Show, the competitors is equally “ruff.” 

Competitors of all sizes and shapes gathered on stage Wednesday to battle for considered one of seven titles. Categories included Best in Snoring, Best in Underbite, Best in Belly Rubs, Best in Fetching, Best in Ears, Best in Talking, and Best in Couch Potato. 

The winners of every class took house a formidable medal and a $10,000 prize donated of their honor to a favourite rescue group. Celebrity judges Paula Abdul, Leslie Jordan, and Yvette Nicole Brown confirmed up of their dog-gone finest to decide on the winners of every class. There had been winners of every kind, from Border Collie to Bichon. 

Perhaps probably the most coveted title up for grabs was that of “Best in Rescue,” which got here with an extra $100,000 donated to the winner’s rescue of alternative. A loveable pitbull named Capone received this grand championship title whereas concurrently snagging the crown for “Best in Snoring.”  

The $100,000 prize grant for “Best in Rescue” was funded by PetCo and will probably be donated, in Capone’s honor, to the San Diego Humane Association, whom he represented within the competitors. Producer Michael Levitt, a proud proprietor of three senior pit bulls, hopes that Capone’s notoriety because the Grand Champion will encourage viewers to be extra open-minded about adopting an cute Pitty of their very own. 

“If our show inspires more people to adopt pit bulls like Capone from shelters, or any dog in need, it will be a dream come true. Adopters of shelter pets are true champions,” stated Levitt

Michael Levitt is the founder and producer of the present, which is celebrating its fifth anniversary this yr. 

“As a rescuer, I’m saving one dog at a time, which is amazing, but as a producer, I knew I could do so much more to have an impact on a national level,” stated producer Michael Levitt. “That’s really how ‘The American Rescue Dog Show’ came about.”

The of us at The American Rescue Dog Show have donated almost a million {dollars} to this point to varied animal shelters and rescue teams. It’s no surprise it’s been known as one of the crucial healthful exhibits on tv!

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