Dozens of dogs were on display in Austin Sunday afternoon, but this dog show wasn't for the purebreds. It was dedicated to the city's mutts!
About 50 dogs took part in the second Midtown "Mutt-Minster," put on by Midtown Groom and Board. For a fee of $30, any mixed breed was invited to show its stuff in the competition ring.
The show made more than four times last year's profits, bringing in $6,000 that will go to Austin Pets Alive.
"That'll help them spay and neuter dogs, get them vaccinations, take dogs who are sick, any dogs with like Parvo or heartworm," said Meg Good, manager at Midtown Groom and Board. "So they use the money to keep the dogs healthy in Austin and get them in homes."
Dogs could compete in one of seven categories, including "Funkiest Features" and "I'm Too Sexy For My Collar." The finalists competed to be "Best Mighty Mutt," which one a year of free grooming and other prizes.