Dogs Compete for the Crown at Rusty Nail’s 3rd Annual Doggie Pageant

Beach Shack’s third annual Rusty Nail Doggie Pageant is just around the corner! After receiving more than 60 entries on The Rusty Nail’s Facebook submission form, the final 10 have been selected through the Rusty Nail’s Facebook Page –

From 4 to 5:30 p.m. on September 12th, each of these four-legged finalists will walk the “doggie-pageant runway” for a chance at the title of “The Official Rusty Nail Dog Mascot 2016”. The winning pooch will hold the title of ‘The Official Rusty Nail Dog Mascot 2016”, and have their photo on the Rusty Nail Dog Menu. In addition, their owners will take home a $250 Beach Shack/Rusty Nail gift certificate.

This year’s event will be hosted by Jorge Bendersky, celebrity dog groomer, pet stylist, and author of best-selling novel “DIY Dog Grooming: from puppy cuts to best in show, everything you need to know”. For a donation to Animal Outreach of Cape May County, Mr. Bendersky will glam pups up with one of his famous “pawdicures”.

New this year: Dogs in the audience can enter “smartest dog contest” for the chance to win a year’s worth of smart bones – that’s a lot of bones in dog years!

Dog Finalists in pageant will be judged on:

• Best Style/Mommy and or Daddy and Me– Let’s see your pooch “work-it” down the runway – matching costumes encouraged!
• Tricks – for treats and lots of laughs and applause
• Musical Chairs – Can your pup sit on demand? Don’t be the last one out!

The event is open to the public but donations to Animal Outreach of Cape May County are encouraged!