Barktoberfest on Saturday brought dogs and their owners to the Summit Mall for some fall fun. Attendees sampled drinks from local brewers and distillers, listened to upbeat Polka music and participated in a 5K and 1-mile fun run.
The dog-themed event benefitted SPCA of Northern Nevada, so it also featured booths with dog groomers, pet stores and even a photo fall themed photo booth. Some dogs participated in a costume contest.
Dog all a shapes and sizes were at the event, and even two kittens. A few dogs had small barking matches or scuffles, but the outdoor event allowed for plenty of space for all breeds.
Most dogs though made quick friends and their owners chatted or enjoyed food and drink.
Ty O’Neil is a lifelong student of anthropology with two degrees in the arts. He is far more at home in the tear gas filled streets of war torn countries than he is relaxing at home. He has found a place at This Is Reno as a photojournalist. He hopes to someday be a conflict photojournalist covering wars and natural disasters abroad.