photos by GABRIELA LINGENFELDER and KELLIE HINZE

Dog owners celebrated their beloved wet-nosed canines at this year’s Cardiff Dog Days of Summer hosted by Cardiff 101 Main Street Association. As San Diego County’s largest dog-centric event, attendees enjoyed live music, dog contests – including Best Kisser, Cutest Puppy, and Best Dressed – dog agility courses, a doggie photo booth, a kid’s zone, a silent auction, and much more. The event is made possible through numerous sponsors, including funds from the County of San Diego, Cardiff 101 Main Street Association, and Dirty Dogs. “This is a great event to benefit the Cardiff community,” said San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts. “It is fun for the public and their pets.”