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144th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Never in my life did I think I would attend a dog show, but when I got the opportunity to attend the 144th Westminster Kennel Club Dog show in NYC, to meet the Purina® Pro Plan® team AND the winners of this year’s giveaway… I said “YES!!!” It was an opportunity I couldn’t pass it up.

Highlights of  my experience:

The Dogs… obviously 🙂 
I LOVE dogs..even though I have cats ( I’d prefer dogs but husband is a cat guy, and with our lifestyle, cats are just  easier to take care of 🤷🏼‍♀️).

It was so fun to see all the different types of breeds, I honestly, did not know there were so many different kinds!  Of course I had my favorites, but each dog was unique and interesting  to watch!


Look at those beauties!! The Boxer and The Golden were two of my favorites and they both made it to the final round!

The Golden Hug
My FAVORITE moment was when the Golden Retriever embraced its handler in a big hug, right after they found out they won  first in their category…and would be finalists! I was so happy I was able to capture the moment 🙂

Seriously, how CUTE is that?!?!? 

The Company

Debbie and the Purina® Pro Plan® team were great! I loved getting to know everyone and we all had fun casting our vote on our favorite dogs and who we thought would win.

I also got to meet Sophia and Brian from Las Vegas, Nevada! They were this years Purina® Pro Plan® Sweepstakes Winners!!! They won a trip  NYC complete with box seats to the Westminster Dog show! I thoroughly  enjoyed hearing about their NYC trip and getting to know them 🙂

The Whole Experience

We had our own private room/box seats! There was so much delicious food to choose from,  and big comfy seats to sit in with personal TVs so we could see the dogs up close! It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience 🙂

All the delicious food…GET IN MY BELLY! 

The suspense

I loved how everyone was really invested in the show, the energy in the arena was palpable!

We were all on the edge of our seats when they were about to announce the winner, which was…

The Poodle:

I was really hoping the judge would pick one of my top 2 favorites, however, I had a fabulous time and look forward to watching next years show 🙂

OH! And one other thing…

Have YOU joined the Military Pet Club yet?  If not, you should! You’ll get coupons, a welcome gift, and chances to WIN awesome prizes! Join today HERE!