Today, a host of character canines gather together in Petaluma, CA for the renowned “World’s Ugliest Dog” contest. Among the contestants vying for the title are Pork, Icky, Quasimodo, and fan-favorite Rascal Deux, most of whom were once homeless pups adopted from shelters.
Judges make their decision based on appearance AND personality, and the winner can expect to receive $1,500 and some national TV time. This year also includes a Spirit Award, which goes to the pooch-human duo who have overcome obstacles and provide a little something extra to the community. Take a gander at these so-ugly-they’re-cute mugs and decide for yourself who should be the winner!