Barbie wins dog show
MONDAY, 15 JUNE 2009 00:00 BY RAQUEL BAGNOL - VARIETY NEWS STAFF
A FIVE-YEAR old Pomeranian named Barbie is this year’s winner of the Best of the Worst Dog Show at the CPA airport grounds on Saturday.
Barbie’s owner, MC Torregoza, said she also entered her dog in last year’s event.
Second place went to two-month-old Pepa, a Maltese Poodle owned by Alverick Alvarez.
Named the third place winner was Kui, owned by Ken Baer.
The three judges — Brad Ruszala, Cinta Kaipat and PO2 Jason Tarkong chose the winners in each of the six different categories.
This year’s contest drew 26 dog contestants.
PAWS president Kathleen Busenkell said the contest was a success, and they will be organizing another dog show next year.
“We would like to thank our sponsors and supporters who had been helping us come up with this show, but the main thing is we would like to emphasize the importance of taking care of our dogs and other pets,” Busenkell said.
She said they may have to hold the show a little earlier next year as most of the dog owners are off-island.
“We have few repeaters this year, but we have several newcomers, too,” she said.
Some of the dogs in the show were up for adoption, stray dogs that PAWS found and is taking care of.
At the end of the show, two of the dogs found new owners.
The other winners in the dog show:
First place: Lucky — Amanda Lorenz
Second place: Missy — Bruce McMillan
Third place: Pepper — Wendy Lorenz
First place: Yoda — Andres Buitrago
Second place: Rossi — Kathleen Herman
Third place: Jake — Adam Hardwicke
First place: Chloe — Jillian Ferrer
Second place: Jake — Adam Hardwicke
Third place: Charlotte — John Blanco
First place: Dima — Scott Hayden
Second place: Meatball — Kathy Pagapular
Third place: Dirk — Liza Eller
Star Wars Award
First place: Meatball — Brad Ruszala
Second place: Snowhite — Edz Blanco
Third place: Yodu — Andres Buitrago
Sponsors for the show were Seafix, Hyatt Regency Saipan, HANMI, Pacific Trading, Price Costco, Palms Resort Saipan, Fiesta Resort Hotel &Spa, Pacific Islands Club, the Kikbak Band, Gus Kaipat, Trench Tech and Expressions.
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PAWS WARS a Success
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