February 26, 2009
Get a Load of Our Own Best in Show!
That’s right! We had our very own talent show here at ASPCA headquarters on February 13. Eleven canines, all available for adoption at the “A,” and their handlers showcased their talents for a panel of celebrity judges that included film and television actress and ASPCA supporter Candice Bergen (pictured), high fashion model and AIDS activist Maggie Rizer, President and Founder of DeLuca Dog and Friends, Greg DeLuca and ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Assistant Director, Joseph Pentangelo.
The dogs were judged on several criteria, including overall presentation, dog’s attentiveness to the handler and creativity of the commands learned.
Super Tiger earned first prize, winning the judges over with his ability to crawl, attend “spinning class” andundoubtedly his favetake a nap on cue.
Tiger is still available for adoption. Come on, you know you want to tell your friends you adopted an award-winning dog.
To see videos of the rest of the contestants, check out the playlist on YouTube! To see photos from the talent show, view our Flickr album.
Encourage your local shelter to put on a talent show. They can charge a small admission fee to raise funds for the shelter and promote the fabulous dogs available for adoption!