Nineteen very good boys and girls duked it out to see who could really make the crowd say “Woof” … and in the end, a mangy mutt was crowned World’s Ugliest Dog.
The competition was held Friday night at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds & Event Center, and this year’s winner is a former stray pooch who goes by the name Scamp the Tramp … and he was runner-up last year!
According to his bio … “no amount of conditioner can calm” Scamp’s matted and messy fur. His owner says she rescued him at the “last hour” from an L.A. animal shelter, and it’s been a match made in heaven.
Scamp has been a pet therapist at a senior center for 7 years, and also listens to first graders read stories on a weekly basis. Now, he can add celebrity status to his bio too — he appeared on the “Today” show Monday morn.
In addition to his new title, Scamp took home a trophy and $1,500 … which will be matched in a donation split between the Humane Society of Sonoma County, Angels Fund, and Compassion Without Borders.
As for the other dogs … there was a lot of cute and ugly to go around. A 3-year-old Pekingese with a wild tongue aptly named Wild Thang took second place, and a rescue pup named Tostito — who’s missing his lower jaw — came in third.
Give all these dogs a bone!