Blind Jack Terrier steals the show in Old Windsor
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Paul Ross, Sam Jones and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home's chief executive Claire Horton with best Battersea dog award winner Poppy.
A CROWD of animal lovers had their hearts stolen by one dog at a show for abandoned pets.
The Battersea Dogs & Cats Home's open day at it's Old Windsor location in Priest Hill saw more than 2,500 people descend on the site to take part in dog competitions and browse the food and pet care stalls.
However, it was a 13-year-old Jack Terrier called Poppy that took all the plaudits, winning both the fancy dress and best Battersea dog awards with her owner Sam Jones.
Poppy was rehomed after having her eyes removed due to the effects of glaucoma but that didn't stop her bagging two awards at the event on Saturday, June 30.
Claire Horton, Battersea's Chief Executive, added: "Our Old Windsor Open Day is a real highlight in Battersea's year and I'm thrilled there was such a massive turnout of over 2,600 people. Poppy stole the show this year and owner Sam had us all in tears telling us of how much joy and happiness little Poppy brings to all of their lives."
Other dog contests on the day included prettiest lady, handsomest hound, waggiest tail and dog who looks most like their owner which was judged by TV personality Paul Ross whilst the fancy dress contest was particularly strongly contested with dogs dressed as elephants, dinosaurs, cheerleaders and jesters taking part.