The date has been set and the ribbons and trophies are ready for the annual LaGrange-Troup County Humane Society Pet Show.
Dogs and cats will compete for titles like “most tail wags,” “most adorable” and the coveted “pet of the year” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13 on Lafayette Square.
The show is in its 28th year and judges this year are Amanda Plumlee, Lindsey Elkins and Shane Starr.
Registration is $3 for one category, $5 for two categories, $7 for three categories and $10 for unlimited categories.
Animals may be entered in these categories: most tail wags, shortest dog, tallest dog, owner/ pet look-alike, most adorable dog, most adorable cat, most talented, most athletic, most patriotic, best kisser, fluffiest pet, most unusual markings and pet of the year. Pet of the year is open only to animals adopted from the City of LaGrange shelter or the humane society.
The pet of the year winner will receive a trophy and ribbons will be given out for first-, second- and third-place winners, along with participation ribbons for other entrants.
The show also is a chance for animals up for adoption at the shelter to have a moment in the sun. A “pet parade” of adoptable animals will take place before the show starts, and the shelter’s mobile unit will be on hand for those who want to adopt their own pet. October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and all dogs adopted will be at half the normal price.
Along with the pet show activities, there will be vendors, food, face painting and games for children.
All pets must be at least 3 years old, on a leash and be current on vaccinations. Children under the age of 12 with a dog or cat must also be accompanied by an adult and owners are responsible for their pets’ behavior at all times.