The Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) held its 34th annual Dog Show on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Beautiful weather and a host of gorgeous dogs combined to make a successful and enjoyable day.
A variety of dog breeds from large to small were represented as well as a number of cross breeds, and of course many wonderful Royal Bahamian Potcakes. The competition was tough as there were so many lovely dogs, but at the end of the day Shrek, a handsome and gentle Dogue de Bordeaux, won the Best in Show title. Shrek and his owner Derek Miller went home with the coveted President’s Trophy, along with a large bag of Purina Dog Chow from our sponsor, and a basket full of goodies for both dog and owner.
Bahamas Humane Society President and Guest Judge for this show, Kim Aranha said, “I love coming to judge the HSGB dog show. It is a friendly happy event. One of the best parts is that some of the shelter dogs compete whilst waiting to find a home.”
Aranha, who traveled from Nassau to judge the show went on to say, “I quite literally fell in love with a beautiful big dog called Hunter, who is for adoption and can’t believe he hasn’t already been scooped up by a lucky family. It was an awesome event!”
Attendees enjoyed delicious food, grilled courtesy of the Freeport Rotary Club, delectable baked goods, cotton candy, and a Chinese raffle. A bouncy castle and face painting for the kids rounded out the event’s activities.
The HSGB would especially like to thank title sponsor Purina, Nesbitt Rentals for the bouncy castle and bleachers, and all the other sponsors and advertisers whose support is invaluable.
HSGB President Joe Darville said, “This dog show is one of our favorite events as it showcases well loved and cared for pets. We appreciate everyone who came out to enjoy the show, and of course all of our hardworking volunteers, and we look forward to an even bigger and better show next year!”