The 14th Annual Cardiff Dog Days of Summer, presented by Cardiff 101 Main Street and the City of Encinitas, drew over 8,000 people to Encinitas Community Park for fun and festivities with their furry friends. Attendees explored dog-related vendors and maker’s booths, tried food from six local food trucks, and listened to live music while relaxing in the Libation Lounge.

More than 100 people participated in the dog contests and six winners took home a goodie basket filled with dog toys, food, collars, and more. Nearly 200 dogs ran the Kamp Kanine agility course, while some cooled off in the cool zone pools. Three Labrador puppies even found their forever homes at Rescue Row hosted by Rancho Coastal Humane Society.

Next year’s event will be held on Aug. 9. For more information visit