Laguna Board of Realtors hosted its most successful pet parade and chili cook off last Sunday, raising $18,000 for the 15th annual event that benefits the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, the Bluebell Cat Foundation and the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter.
Credit goes to Caroline Haines, who created the concept; Nancy Pooley, who organized this year’s architect designed pet houses; and Kathy Blond for the Bidding for Good web site where the pet houses were auctioned. Bids ranged from $650 to $2,600.
for the highest bid.
The cattage was donated to the Bluebell Cat Foundation by buyer Jim Ardery. Fifty dogs and a lone calico cat stepped out for the pet parade.
Chili winners: 1st, Prudential; 2nd, Windermere; 3rd, Tresor Properties
People’s Choice, First Team
Best Booths: 1st, Prudential; 2nd, First Team; 3rd, Surterre Properties
Most Handsome Male
1st, Rolly, owned by Missy Foster
2nd, Woody, owned by John Benecke
Most Gorgeous Senior Pet
1st, Haley, owned by Elsa Vega
2nd, Katie, owned by Mary Buchanan
1st, Mr Shorty, owned by Mandy Anderson
2nd, Tinker Bell & Twiggy, owned by Lauri Julian
1st, Uli, owned by Enrique Ceniceros
2nd, Sarah, owned by Stephanie Lybarger
Most Beautiful Rescue
1st, Charley, owned by Barbara Slevcove
2nd, Maui, owned by Alex Stemtle