Pugmania 2009 / by Rhys Logan

In a hangar in Warren Magnuson Park, Saturday May 9, 300 dogs and their owners converged into what is known as Pugmania.  Vendors, booths, costume competitions, races and raffles all formed the convention put on by Seattle Pug Rescue.  More than a thousand people were estimated to have attended, all in the name of supporting the battle to rescue mistreated, unwanted or abandoned pugs.

Rob and Amye Westby of Seattle own six pugs, four of which they rescued, sitting next to the wagon they all rode in on is Keely

Three month old Zeuss takes a quick break from playing with another fellow puppy, to inspect my lens

Rob Westby, a 44 year-old mechanic, holds the leashes of Bubba, Sophie and Dozer

Hangar number 30 at Warren Magnuson Park held Pugmania 2009. It has been held their the last three years, after outgrowing a local junior high building.