This past Friday was the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, CA. I was so excited to photograph this event for the 4th year in a row. As usual, it was full of fun and surprises, and wonderful to see returning contestants and brand new ones!
I love this event because it truly embodies the mission of Project DOG - a celebration of all dogs, because "all dogs are a work of art"! It is so awesome to see people come out and show their support for dogs who are not traditionally beautiful, to celebrate their flaws and uniqueness.
Here is a short selection of event photos, it's so much fun!
photos by Kira Stackhouse