Four-Legged Fun

Cardiff recently celebrated man’s best friend by hosting their 10th Annual Dog Days of Summer street fair and festival for canines and their human companions. The street fair is San Diego County’s largest dog-centric event and was free to the public. The event hosted more than 200 dog-related vendors and rescue groups that offered pet adoptions. In addition, it featured a live music stage, a Lost Abbey beer garden, a dog-themed parade, a Blessing of the Dogs, and a silent auction. The afternoon even featured four different dog contests, which included competitions for cutest puppy, most uncanny dog and owner look-a-likes, best looking big dog, and best looking small dog. New this year to the festival was a diving dog competition which was open to dogs of all sizes, breeds, and abilities. Dog Days of Summer was hosted by Cardiff 101 Main Street and Cardiff-based dog store, Dirty Dogs. Proceeds benefited local animal charities and Cardiff 101 Main Street. For more information visit