Lowcountry's Pet Fest a day for man's best friends

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - Humans and the pets they own are getting a special weekend in the South Carolina Lowcountry.

The Pet Fest is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at Palmetto Islands County Park in Mount Pleasant, featuring everything from dock dog competitions to modeling contests to grooming and tips on pet nutrition.

The event features dog Frisbee and dock diving competitions. If your pet isn't that athletic, there are less strenuous contests, including a pet and owner look-alike contest, and a competition to find the pet with the face only a mother could love.

There will also be demonstrations by trained search and rescue dogs, a dog washing station and animal rescue groups offering pets for adoption.

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