Aaron Cowling of North Bend, dresses his dog, Toby, in the Dress for Success contest. They took second place for taking the least time to get dressed and crossing the finish line with the most articles of clothing still on Toby.(Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Day of the dogs: DoggieStock 4 doubles in size; day of music and tails drew more than 500 pets and and their people to North Bend’s Tollgate Farm Park

In its fourth year, the annual celebration of dogs and music is going strong in North Bend. DoggieStock 4 returned to Tollgate Farm Park last Saturday, drawing hundreds of dogs and their owners.

The fundraiser for Valley Animal Partners included food vendors, three live bands, dog adoptions, agility demonstrations and the always popular Doggie Olympics.

“It was at least twice as many people as last year,” said Jody Carr, event chairperson. Although an accurate count is hard to get at a free event, she estimated more than 500 people took part in DoggieStock.

Several families began the process of adopting dogs during the day; a final count will depend on the application processing and site visits

A pickup truck provided by Chaplins Chevrolet was filled more than once with donated pet supplies throughout the day, too.

“They had to go unload to collect more donations, so that was really heartwarming to see,” Carr said.

Amanda Prom ties a scarf around her pug, Otter’s neck, in the Dress for Success contest. They are from Auburn. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Eiger jumps an obstacle as directed by his owner, Maggie Dalzell of Medina. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

A grumble of pugs assembled at DoggieStock, around Brian and Amy Mogridge of North Bend. The pugs included Jasper (black), Pickles and Charlie (fawn), belonging to the Mogridges, and Otter and Abby (in the cone), belonging to Steven and Amanda Prom of Auburn.(Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

A dog and owner relax on the lawn during Saturday’s DoggieStock event at Tollgate Farm Park. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Madison, left, and Mckenzie Brown of Snoqualmie join forces to get as many articles of clothing on their dog, Bo, as possible, Saturday. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

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