The Philadelphia Water Department will host a panel of esteemed judges, 15 canine contestants, and 15 dog owners to select the next Watershed Spokesdog. Two dog pageants will take place; one in Queen Village and another in Northern Liberties. Each will feature 15 dogs chosen by online voters to compete for the title of Philly Water’s Best Friend. Both champions will receive a $200 prize from a local pet store or dog-care provider. In exchange, each must attend three community events. In doing so, they will teach others about pollution caused by pet waste using biodegradable bag dispensers and brochures.
Queen Village Pageant will be held on Saturday June 2nd at 10 am. at Mario Lanza Park while the Northern Liberties Pageant will be held on Saturday, June 9th at 3 pm at Liberty Lands Park.
The purpose of the Philly Water’s Best Friend Spokesdog Competition is to reduce water pollution. Organizers plan to accomplish this by teaching pet owners about the importance of picking up dog waste. Sponsors of this program include the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Philadelphia Water Department, and the Queen Village Neighbors Association. Prizes are being donated by Chic Petique and WAG: Whole Animal Gym.