Dog Show

2015 Dog Show

We are thrilled to welcome back to DogFest emcee Daniel Handler (author and official representative of Lemony Snicket). Mr. Handler has the honor and privilege of guiding our amazing team of celebrity judges through DogFest obedience school.

2015 Everyday Dog Show Categories

11:30am Best Costume

11:50am Best Trick

12:10pm Best Bark

12:30pm HALF TIME SHOW!

1:00pm Best Owner/Dog Look-Alike

1:20pm Best Body Part (ears, tail, coat, etc.)

1:40pm Best Lap Dog

2:00pm Most Openly Corrupt Best-In-Show**

**The Openly Corrupt Best-In-Show category is all in good fun with the goal of raising the most money possible for the school. The winners of each of the main categories (costume, bark, trick, etc.) and anyone who wants to buy their way in for $50 will be entered in the final contest of the day, the Openly Corrupt Best-In-Show contest. The audience will then vote for their favorite dog by putting donations into different buckets for the different dogs. At the end, the dog with the most donations will be crowned Best-In-Show. Simple, silly, and will hopefully raise a bunch of money for the kids.

2015 Everyday Dog Show celebrity judges:

Leah Garchik, San Francisco Chronicle columnist

Scott Wiener, District 8 Supervisor

London Breed, District 5 Supervisor

TBA, KTVU Channel 2

Charly Kayle, KOIT 96.5 morning DJ

Michelle Sousa, Principal of McKinley Elementary School

Dolores Moore, Retired McKinley Elementary School teacher

Deep, the guy at Sunday Streets with the big ghetto blaster on his bike

2015 Dog Show Registraion

Pre-registration is now open!

Register online here. This pre-registration will close on Friday, April 17th at 10:00am. After that, you may register your dog at the event.


By registering for this competition, I agree to the following rules:

  • I am aware that I am responsible for my dog, its behavior and any damage or injury it may cause to personal property of others including the city of San Francisco and any bodily injury it may cause to other dogs or people.
  • All dogs must be spayed or neutered and licensed. Dogs and guardians must not be aggressive towards people or other dogs
  • Competitors must be age 16 or older (youngsters may accompany adults.)
  • Focus on having a good time! This day is for fun…nothing to be taken too seriously. Our hope is that you enjoy the day and know that you are helping McKinley Elementary School.