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Auburn’s Petpalooza™ Announces Dog Trot & Contest Winners

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Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation and Auburn’s Petpalooza is pleased to announce the winners of the 8annual Dog Trot 3K/5K Fun Run and Mud Bay’s ‘Unleashed’ Pet Contest, both held on Saturday, May 16 at Game Farm Park in conjunction with the Petpalooza festival.

The fun run was an event for owners and their dogs, and served as a kick-off for Auburn’s Petpalooza festival.  The race started and finished in Game Farm Park.  Participants followed a 3 kilometer route (1.8 miles) or a 5 kilometer route (3.1 miles) that brought them through a neighborhood adjacent to the park and onto the White River Trail.  Awards were distributed to the top participant in six age categories (note – participants must run/walk with a dog to be eligible for an award).  Winners were announced from the stage at the Petpalooza festival. The winners of the 2015 Dog Trot Fun Run are:

3K Race:

  • Child (8 & under division):  Hailey & Cheyenne Ferrer and Dexter (0:26:04.8)
  • Tween (9-12 division): Prudence Morrow and Gus (0:19:21.6)
  • Teen (13-19 division): Natalie Conley and Bule (0:28:01.7)
  • Adult I (20-35 division):  Jonathon Dunn and Kobe (0:17:38.9)
  • Adult II (36-54 division):  Rich Redmond and Hannah (0:17:41.0)
  • Adult (55+ division):  Jim Maras and Millie (0:22:25.6)

5K Race:

  • Child (8 & under division):  Addison Olander and Bug (0:53:54.4)
  • Tween (9-12 division):  Colton Lockhart and Elly (0:27:09.5)
  • Teen (13-19 division): Ty Hammerstrom and Scrappy (0:20:21.9)
  • Adult I (20-35 division):  Kyle Christensen and Sasha (0:23:28.3)
  • Adult II (36-54 division):  Deborah Fletcher and Zoe (0:19:22.9)
  • Adult (55+ division):  Stan Powers and Tucker (0:27:01.9)

Complete race results are available at www.buduracing.comlinks to external site.

Mud Bay’s ‘Unleashed’ Pet Contest was open to 20 participants per category.  Participants registered the morning of the event.  The competition gets better and better each year.  Following is a list of winners:

  • Best Pooch Smooch: Sheryl Sigafoos and Sadie from Kent
  • Best Voice: Rebekah Palmer and Peanut from Maple Valley
  • Best Pet/Owner Look-a-Like: Steve Williams and Angus from Puyallup
  • Smallest Dog:  Sharee Samuels and Tofu from Milton
  • Best Dressed Pet:  Fern Haynes and Dan The Dog from Graham
  • Best Pet Trick (Adult):  Nicole Trott and Remi of Elbe and Ray Smutek and Trip, Citica and Woody of Redmod (tie in this category)

The City of Auburn would like to congratulate the winners of the Dog Trot and the ‘Unleahsed’ Pet Contest and thank all 2015 participants and Petpalooza attendees.  Four paws up to our Petpalooza sponsors:  Banfield Pet Hospital, VCA Animal Hospitals (the Covington and Kent locations), Del’s Feed & Farm Supply/Tractor Supply Co., Reber Ranch, Petco, Costal Farm & Ranch and Mud Bay. Special thanks to our media partners: 100.7 The Wolf, Pet Connection Magazine, the Auburn Reporter and Modern Dog Magazine.

For additional details and event information, visit the City of Auburn’s website at www.auburnwa.gov/petpalooza or call 253-931-3043.