Here's our photo essay from last weekend's Philly Water's Best Friend competition at Mario Lanza Park in Queen Village. Thanks to all the dog owners, judges, volunteers and neighbors who turned out for a fun event that was part doggie pageant and part quiz show—above, Betty the pug tackles a tough question from the judges about keeping our waterways clean by picking up pet waste. Nice job, Betty.
And a reminder—the Northern Liberties spokesdog competition is tomorrow at 3 p.m. in Liberty Lands.
Cooper the Mini Goldendoodle shows off his smile.
Milton the pitbull mix waits in the wings with his owners.
Nayla, the runner-up, took home a nice prize basket.
And the winner is ... Joey Bag-o-Donuts!
After the contest, Joey Bag-o-Donuts christens the doggie loo, a dog waste composter in Mario Lanza Park.