MediLodge of Port Huron hosted its first annual Paw Parade and Pageant. Modeled after a Miss America pageant, 16 of our finest furry friends came out to show off their spring fashions, innate talents and to love on all who would have them. The event was open to any canine that had their registration and vaccination records up to date. Many contestants were registered therapy dogs from Love on a Leash. Staff were encouraged to bring in their precious pups as well. A red carpet was laid out and the canines and their owners strutted their stuff, did their tricks and showed off for the judges. They posed for a photo op, then returned to the crowd, all set to upbeat music. Each precious friend was announced.to explain their name, how they were adopted, their outfit for the day, hobbies, interests, talents, how old they are, what breed they are and any other interesting facts. Each participating pup received a customized MediLodge bandana to proudly wear while out in the community. The grand prize winner, chosen by ballot from the Lodger panel votes, received a gift basket full of doggie gifts. This year, “Just Gus” was our winner. This event was such a hit, that MediLodge of Port Huron plans to repeat the event yearly. A big THANK YOU goes out to our canine friends and their wonderful owners for taking time out of their busy schedule to come and make this event a success. It really made the day for everyone involved, especially our Lodgers. We will welcome you all back anytime! All the dogs were well behaved and EVERYONE enjoyed the event!