The Animal Foundation hosts virtual annual Best in Show event

Posted at 3:11 PM, Nov 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-15 18:15:54-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Best in Show, The Animal Foundation’s signature annual fundraising event, was held virtually today.

The event raised money for the Foundation’s life-saving programs and found homes for all 24 dogs who participated. At the conclusion of the event, Sparky, a terrier, was named Best in Show.

For the first time ever, the public helped decide which dog won Best in Show with an online vote.

The community voted for their favorite dog in each category: Small, Medium, and Large.


The competition was fierce with over 3,200 total votes cast.

Charlie, a Bernese Mountain dog, won the Large Dog category; Sparky, a terrier, won the Medium Dog category; and Lola, a terrier, won the Small Dog category.

Celebrity guest judge Mark Shunock chose medium dog category champion Sparky as the overall winner of the coveted title of Best in Show.

Best in Show is The Animal Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year.

To find out more about The Animal Foundation’s life-saving programs or to make a donation, visit animalfoundation.com.