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Free dog show closes today at Fairgrounds

Original post made on Oct 19, 2012

Hosted by the Harvest Moon Classic Dog Cluster, one of the Bay Area's largest dog shows draws to a close at 6 p.m. tonight after a five-day run at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

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Posted by Cindy
a resident of Danbury Park
on Oct 19, 2012 at 8:36 am

I think this is the best show of the year for dog lovers. My favorite Sheltie is my doggie friend Sadie Gross. She's beautiful, talented, and very loyal to her Mommy Dodie Gross. Good luck this year Miss Sadie

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Posted by Dog lover
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 19, 2012 at 10:05 am

These shows are outrageous and I am surprised that people spend thousands of dollars on these show dogs parading them around. They produce over-priced spoiled dogs that only serve the breeders pocket books.
If you want a loyal all around good dog, go to the animal rescue and save a dog from being put down.

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Posted by Downtowner
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 19, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Downtowner is a registered user.

I agree with "Dog lover". Please save a rescued dog or cat from a shelter!

That said, I enjoy dog & cat shows. I would never buy a purebred from a breeder, but I like wandering around the shows and seeing cute dogs and cats. It's not their fault they were bred & raised like that, and the show life is pretty rough on them, so I like to spare a smile and wave.

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Posted by cuties
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 22, 2012 at 9:05 am

Rescue is great, but I love to see all adorable dogs..let's not start class warfare against our dogs too. I didn't know the show was here now. The $6 parking is rather punitive...wonder if some shows choose other venues because of that... If I'd known, I would have walked in nice temp yesterday.... spirits are dampened today.

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Posted by LMK
a resident of Ironwood
on Oct 22, 2012 at 9:18 am

I agree with cuties comment. Not everything we do has to be a good cause for everyone. I don't know about everyone else, but I am just so tired of everything being a forum for arguing and complaining.

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Posted by Meow
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 22, 2012 at 11:10 am

As a dog loving non-dog-owners a friend and I went yesterday and enjoyed it very much. It is free to the public and as locals you know where to park without paying for parking. Most of the dogs are happy and enjoy a scratch behind the ear, they have just been bathed, so no doggie smell!

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Posted by chrisine
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 22, 2012 at 11:15 pm

for meow--and as locals should know-if you decided to not pay for parking and park on the streets-PLEASE do NOT block our driveways. some of us that live downtown -do need to leave our houses to go to work and you cheapskates park your cars so close to our driveways that we almost have to scrape your car to get out of our driveway-sorry about that scratch.

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