By Benjamin Laun
Photography: Ben Petchel
Following the smashing success of its festival in the South Side, Double Wide Grill held another dog festival, this time at its second location in Mars’ Adams Shoppes, to celebrate Western Pennsylvania’s pups and their best friends. Hundreds of guests made it to the dog fest to raise money for animal-friendly nonprofits, including Animal Friends, the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center, Hello Bully, Biggie’s Bullies, and The Greyhound Way. Owners and pets competed in competitions including Best Howling & Yipping, Best Dressed, Best Owner/Dog Look-alike, Best Trick, Best Groomed, Furriest Human, and Best Owner/Dog Smooch. These contests were co-sponsored in part by Bark-N-Go, Izzazu Salon, Commonwealth Press, Stage AE, and Good Shepherd Veterinary Hospital, which offered prizes ranging from gift baskets to concert tickets! The restaurant has long been known as one of the only restaurants in the area that allows dogs on its patio to eat with their owners, and its dedication to helping provide for Pittsburgh’s pets gets two paws up from us!