Agway Crowns Cape Cod’s Top Dogs

Announces Dates for Paw Palooza 2020
Agway's "Top Dog" winner is Coco (Emily Purcell Jacobs photo)

Agway of Cape Cod hosted a tail-waggin’ party recently at its Dennis store to crown the finalists of its Top Dog of Cape Cod Photo Contest.

The grand prize was awarded to Coco, a 10-year-old Shih Tzu from Yarmouth. Callie, a 2-year-old Siberian Husky also from Yarmouth, was crowned Runner-Up. The Fan Favorite, the dog who received the most overall votes from the public, was Harry, a 9-year-old mixed breed from Sandwich.

More than 500 people submitted photos of their dogs for the contest, many of whom attended the party, which benefited the MSPCA’s Centerville shelter and the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Brewster shelter.  The winning pups were chosen by judges Mary Sarah Fairweather from the MSPCA, Mairead Graf from the Animal Rescue League, Dr. Abby Pisinski from Veterinary Associates of Cape Cod, and Doug Frye & Mina Green from the Frank FM morning show. 

Agway also announced the dates for Paw Palooza 2020, which will make its return to Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School on August 1 and 2 next summer. Once again, the event will feature a dock diving competition, demos and entertainment, vendors, food trucks and activities of all types for dogs and their humans. In its four years, Paw Palooza has grown to become the largest dog festival on the East Coast. Since its debut in 2016, Agway has raised more than $110,000 for the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Brewster Shelter and the MSPCA in Centerville. 

For updates on Paw Palooza, visit the team at the Agway of Cape Cod stores in Dennis, Orleans or Chatham, or visit welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on