Fun and delightful chaos at the park in La Romana where 57 dogs entered the Barkinside
Annual Dog Show last week. There were stalls selling goodies and food and of course the inevitable raffle and an auction.
Over 100 dog owners and dog lovers from all over the area came to show off their dogs, many of which had originally been adopted from Barkinside. Children from Kings College in Alicante also came to join in the fun by looking after and showing several of the dogs that are currently available for adoption.
Danny Castillo not only judged the classes but also gave a demonstration with his wonderful assistance dog Voltio. This included Voltio opening drawers to fetch items for his owner and also opening the fridge to take out fruit and water.
Danny had a difficult job to judge the competition with so many dogs, all of whom are the best and absolute winners in their owners’ eyes. He made his decisions and chose winners in each of the categories.
However the big winner of the day was the podenco Dakota, affectionately called Ducky.
Not only did she win Prettiest Bitch, she then went on to win Best in Show. However more importantly, she also found her forever home with Keeley Poole and Sharon Healey – and there were tears all round.
The day raised Euro 1,015 for Barkinside, the animal rescue and sanctuary based between La Romana and Novelda. If you would like to give a dog a home, or foster or sponsor an abandoned dog, please visit: or if you feel you could host a fund raising event please call Jacquie on 697 122 883. All donations of money or items to sell at their boot fair, or towels and bowls for the dogs, would be gratefully received.