Pets of Menlo

A Havanese dog from Menlo Park nicknamed Bono won the Toy Group at the 144th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City on February 10, 2020. The Toy Group was judged by Doris Cozart, and Bono was handled by owner and breeder Taffe McFadden

A 3 1/2-year-old male, Bono beat out 23 other Best of Breed winners that comprised the Toy Group. Officially known as GCHP Oeste’s In The Name of Love, he was bred by Mary King, Rafe Schindler, Julie Vogel, and Taffe McFadden.

“This is the second consecutive year that Taffe McFadden has piloted Bono to Toy Group First at the Garden,” said Westminster Kennel Club Director of Communications Gail Miller Bisher. “Hearty congratulations to the breeders, owners, and handler.”

Bono is also owned by Patrina Odette, Mary King, Bruce Odette and Rafe Schindler.

Photos by Steve Surfman/Westminster KC (c) 2020

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Meet Florence – Menlowe Ballet’s company canine

We stop by the Menlowe Ballet company studio a couple of times of year, but it was only this past November that we noticed a furry company companion nestled in a dog bed. We were soon introduced to Florence, Associate Artistic Director Sarah-Jane Measor’s dog. Here’s her story: “She was a rescue dog from Tony […]

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Dogs give it their all at first Mutt Strutt Super Heroes Dog Show in Menlo Park

Dog and their humans filled Fremont Park in Menlo Park on Sunday, all to raise awareness about San Francisco-based Muttville Senior Dog Rescue and its newest Silicon Valley chapter. “Friends of Muttville was founded less than a year ago and Sunday’s Mutt Strutt Super Heroes Dog Show was our official public launch,” said Woodside resident Mary […]

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“Mutt Strutt” Super Heroes Dog Show is coming to Menlo Park

The newly-formed Silicon Valley Friends of Muttville chapter is hosting a community event in Menlo Park to benefit Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, a nationally-recognized animal rescue organization. “Friends of Muttville was created to take the San Francisco-based organization into surrounding areas,” said Woodside resident and chapter President Mary Ancell (pictured far right with fellow board […]

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Dogs and people enjoy 4th Annual Paws for Paws in Menlo Park

Duke the drug-sniffing canine of the Menlo Park Police Department was on hand with his trainer Det. Sgt. Ed Soares (pictured above) at the 4th annual Paws for Paws that runs through 2:00 pm today at Burgess Park. Duke joined the department in May, 2016, as a narcotic detection dog for use in Menlo Park […]

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Bring your dogs and family to Menlo Park’s 4th Annual Paws for Paws on Aug. 24

On Saturday, August 24, 2019, Menlo Park’s 4th Annual Paws for Paws will be held at Burgess Park from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Bring your furry four-legged friends and family members and enjoy a day filled with activities and raffles. Attendees are invited to browse local pet vendors while their four-legged friends are spoiled […]

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Dogs strut their stuff at Paws for Paws at Burgess Park

About 30 dogs along with their owners took part in the third annual Paws for Paws at Burgess Park yesterday. The event benefits the Menlo Park Police Foundation and the Menlo Park Police Department K9 Unit. InMenlo contributing photographer Lena Kalotihos was there to capture some of the action, including Menlo Park police dog, Duke, demonstrating how […]

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Spotted: Duke the dog riding high in 1928 Ford Model A

We spotted Duke, a big yellow Labrador Retriever, on our way to the farmers market this morning. Or rather we would saw we spotted his ride, a 1928 Ford Model A. His owner said the truck has been in his family for years and that he’d taken his driver’s license driving it. We think Duke did a […]

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Beth Martin both fosters and adopts dogs through Muttville Senior Dog Rescue

Over a year’s time, Menlo Park resident Beth Martin lost four dogs. Twelve or so months later, she started thinking she was ready for a new dog in her life but had a firm opinion about puppies: “They’re a joke. They pee everywhere and eat everything.” Through a friend who had worked on the fundraiser, Haute Dog, […]

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Stacey Campbell and Roo! shine at Westminster Kennel Club two years in a row

The mixed breed dog R00!, owned by Menlo Park resident Stacey Campbell, has become known as one of America’s mutt superstars. She made history in 2014 when she won the first “Best All-American Dog” award trophy at the Westminster Kennel Club show — and did it again this year. Roo! was entered into the Masters Agility Championship, taking a first in her […]

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Anne Robinson talks about why life is better with Collies in it

Editor’s note: The top canines in the country are gathered today and tomorrow at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in NYC, so we thought it would be a good day to highlight to local show dogs, one now retired and the other still in training. We’d come to Anne Robinson’s Menlo Park home to […]

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