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Cretia Paff arrived from Thorp, Wisc. to attend the event - and meet the critters - with daughter/shelter volunteer Lyn Meyers. (Submitted photo)

Tails on the Trail fetches funds for animal shelter

News Park Rapids,Minnesota 56470
Park Rapids Enterprise
Tails on the Trail fetches funds for animal shelter
Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

It was a doggone good time for all.

The weather may have snarled a bit, but Tails on the Trail proved to be tail waggin' fun, with more than $4,000 raised for the Headwaters Animal Shelter.

The Dog Walk drew approximately 30 people and hounds who headed down the Heartland Saturday morning.

Pledge winners included 10-year-old Cody Smith of Park Rapids in the 12 and under age group ($285). Logan Aho, 17, of Wolf Lake was top dog in the 13- to 18-year- olds ($166) and Nakita Boyd claimed the adult title ($310).

Savanna Deitchler captured the coveted "Pet who looks most like its owner" title with her French poodle, Paris.

Both added a turquoise hue to their coiffures.

And Iten proved to be the Titan in the cutest dog contest. Judges were wowed by dog trainer Megan (Wagner) Martin's 12-week-old orphan pup, a "mix" that was bottle raised.

Twenty-nine proud owners entered their canines in the "cute" competition.

By day's end, 19 pets were in line to be micro-chipped; five with vouchers.

David Vik of Park Rapids claimed the grand prize, a one night's stay at Northern Lights Casino and Hotel in Walker.