Tongues will wag next weekend when Community Centre 55 hosts its annual Slobberfest dog contest at Beaches Park.
The all-day event kicks off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, when the most fetching pair of dogs will be crowned Slobber King and Queen to lead a pack parade.
Dog owners are asked to meet for the parade in Beaches Park, at the boathouse just below the foot of Leuty Avenue.
Slobberfest prizes include awards for the best dog costume, howl, trick, and kiss, plus prizes for the top hot-dog bobber, ice-cream eater and the dogs with the softest and the roughest coat.
Volunteers will also be measuring up the competition throughout the day to recognize the tallest and shortest dogs, as well as dogs with longest and shortest ears and tails.
Along with vendors offering dog services and treats of all kinds, the Chip Truck from Toronto Animal Services will be on hand to provide microchip IDs.
The rice-sized chips will be installed and tested by a TAS veterinarian, and do not require anesthetic. The passive, radio-frequency chips can then be used by shelters, animal control officers and other veterinarians to make sure lost dogs find their way home.
For more information, phone Community Centre 55 at 416-691-1113.