Dogs Compete for the Crown at Rusty Nail’s 4th Annual Doggie Pageant

Ten pups battled it out in their quest to be named top dog at Beach Shack’s fourth annual Rusty Nail Doggie Pageant on Saturday, September 17. These 10 finalists were chosen out of dozens of Facebook entries. The dogs walked the “doggie-pageant runway” and competed in three different categories for a chance at the title of “The Official Rusty Nail Dog Mascot 2017.” The four-legged finalists were judged on best style (Mommy and/or Daddy and me – matching costumes), tricks and musical chairs.

While all the contestants were downright adorable, the judges ultimately chose Maci as the 2017 Official Rusty Nail Dog Mascot! Maci will have her photo on the Rusty Nail Dog Menu and her owners are taking home a $250 Beach Shack/Rusty Nail gift certificate.

This year’s event was hosted by Jorge Bendersky, celebrity dog groomer, pet stylist and author.

The event was free, but donations were gladly accepted and all go towards the Animal Outreach of Cape May. In total, more than $575 was raised for the group.