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Canine antics at Shelburne Museum

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SHELBURNE, Vt. -

Wagging tails, dog treats and plenty of trash cans -- Sunday, Shelburne Museum went to the dogs.
    
"We're always a little off beat at Shelburne Museum -- not afraid to break the rules -- and this one day we let dogs on our campus. We have dogs doing canine police demonstrations, there is a Frisbee dog championship going on," said the museum's Leslie Wright.

This years' theme -- the 80's --brought out the best dressed pups.  And after the parade, there could only be one winner. "We wanted her to be like a hippie girl sort of thing so we just gave her beads and the leg warmers," said one dog owner.

But with nearly one thousand dogs in attendance, the fun didn't stop there.

"This is Murphy and Charlie and Ava," said Ann Kowalski, who put on a dog dancing demo. "We're doing a routine dance to 'You Are My Sunshine.'"
     
 And if your dog doesn't dance or jump, there's one thing every dog does do. "Well we have a poop raffle, and if you turn in your dog poop, you get to enter a raffle. And that's very effective and the grounds are as clean as can be at the end of the day," Wright said.

The event also aims to encourage animal welfare and show support for rescue groups. "Depending on how many people come today to the museum, a percentage of the gate is donated to rescue groups locally," Wright said.

If you missed the party this year, don't worry, Shelburne Museum will be letting the dogs out next year too.

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