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Animal shelter fundraiser is doggone fun for all

Canines and humans arrived in number for Tails on the Trail, a fundraiser for the Headwaters Humane Society held in Heartland Park Saturday. Petie and owner Kathy Ahrens were among the "contestants" in the look-alike contest. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)1 / 7
The second annual Tails on the Trail Walkathon and Pet Expo proved to be rowdy fun for dogs and people alike, the event raising $3,365 for the Headwaters Animal Shelter. Fifty-two dogs, accompanied by owners, arrived for the event with Brie and trainer Tracy Parthun of Bemidji, above, participating in a game of flyball. Since the shelter opened in 2003, nearly 3,000 dogs and cats have found new homes or been reunited with owners. The Headwaters Animal Shelter has become a signature initiative, people fr...2 / 7
Emilia Chapin gets an affectionate nose bump from Hannah. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)3 / 7
Puppy kisses, offered by two recently abandoned pups, were on the docket, with Loree Albright smitten. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)4 / 7
Kramer, a Jack Russell, showed off in the best trick contest, under the tutelage of Julie Raykovich. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)5 / 7
Grizzly was dressed for the occasion.(Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)6 / 7
Mary Frank arrived from the Twin Cities with Skye and Scout, miniature Australian shepherds, and Tucker, a border collie, to head down the Heartland Trail. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)7 / 7