Wagapalooza 2011 Island Dog Show
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It is Wagapalooza time again, almost,

and time to 'round up all the big and little doggies!!!

MAY 10th, 2014 - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Winston Wells Ball Field in Cruz Bay



The Animal Care Center of St. John once again will hold its island version of the Westminster Dog Show.  We are looking for those perfect coconut retrievers to win the much coveted prizes of:

Best Old Timer

Some dogs grow old more gracefully than others – how well do these old timers keep up their spirit and energy ?


Best Costume Some dogs have stylists, its true – Consider creativity and appearance to find the costume star of the group.
Best Adult Handler For persons over 16 yrs. We are looking for the best performer of “Come, Sit, Stay and Shake”
Best Trick Talent comes in many forms --- let’s see what the judges think is the best freestyle trick
Best Shelter/Rescue Dog Whether from the ACC on St. John or another shelter, we want to pick the nicest of the bunch.
Best Junior Handler For juniors 16 yrs and under. We are looking for the best performer of “Come, Sit, Stay and Shake “
Best Friend

The bond between your dog and you is strong...we are looking for the strongest of the strong!


Best Look Alike

Some dogs really do look like their owners…. Or is it some owners look like their dogs.



Waga King & Queen

Selected from all entrants


The "Babe Award"

To the dog that has made the most miraculous change in spirit and health since it entered the shelter.

Admission is free to all.

Dogs not participating in show categories who are simply attending to visit

can participate in the Parade of Paws with a $5 donation to the ACC.

Come and Vote for your favorite pooch!

This is the 14th year of Wagapalooza!  But who's counting!
Thanks to Jeff and Jen Donnelly of Jolly Dog and Moe Chabuz and the late Doug Sica of Skinny Legs,  Wagapalooza has become the major fundraising event for the Animal Care Center.  Wagapalooza had always been held at Skinny's in Coral Bay, but it finally outgrew that venue.  This year marks the seventh time in Cruz Bay and this year will be even bigger and better.  Wagapalooza organizers had some new ideas to combine with the good old standards.  With Waga in the evening we attract more families and more dogs (it is cooler!!!!). There is great food and drink all evening.

Volunteers solicited ads for the much coveted Waga t-shirt, on sale at the event. You can also get a t-shirt on-line or at Marketplace on Adoption Clinic Days.   Volunteers the day of are numerous, and the event could not succeed without them. Plan to help us this year, call the ACC to volunteer.

In order to keep things running smoothly, we encourage pre-registration for the dog events.  Check back for on-line registration.


All monies donated for this event will go to the Animal Care Center. 

This is the big money-raiser to keep the ACC going. 

Our four legged registrants strutted their stuff into the hearts of the enthusiastic crowd last year. With almost twice as many non-competing dogs on hand to wag on their four legged friends, the day was filled with lots of nose sniffing, tail wagging and great fun by both the dogs as well as their human pets.


Wagapalooza 2014 - benefiting the St. John Animal Care Center

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