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2017 Pawtoberfest: Hundreds of dog owners gather for Humane Society's annual event

Hundreds of dog owners and lovers gathered in Bear Creek Regional Park for the Humane Society's Pawtoberfest. Vendors, pubs and breweries set up the festival with its own beer garden, and food trucks came out.

Derby, top, Django, left, and Molly fish for hot dogs in a pool full of water at Pawtoberfest 2017 in Bear Creek Regional Park in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Molly is a veteran hot dog retriever and has been to three Pawtoberfests, while Derby and Django moved to Colorado Springs one year ago.

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Derby, top, Django, left, and Molly fish for hot dogs in a pool full of water at Pawtoberfest 2017 in Bear Creek Regional Park in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Molly is a veteran hot dog retriever and has been to three Pawtoberfests, while Derby and Django moved to Colorado Springs one year ago. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Guinness eyes his owner's Samuel Adams Oktoberfest as she puts it down on the beer garden table at Pawtoberfest 2017 in Bear Creek Regional Park in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Guinness' owner Morgan Fox named him and her other dog, Stella, after beers.

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Guinness eyes his owner's Samuel Adams Oktoberfest as she puts it down on the beer garden table at Pawtoberfest 2017 in Bear Creek Regional Park in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Guinness' owner Morgan Fox named him and her other dog, Stella, after beers. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Winston chomps down on Justice Cumpian's ice cream at Pawtoberfest 2017 in Bear Creek Regional Park in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Cumpian offered him the ice cream after he turned down the dog ice cream that Cumpian and Jin Kim got for him.

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Winston chomps down on Justice Cumpian's ice cream at Pawtoberfest 2017 in Bear Creek Regional Park in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Cumpian offered him the ice cream after he turned down the dog ice cream that Cumpian and Jin Kim got for him. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Olivia Harrelson, 11, photographs Jagger at the Misfits Dog Rescue booth at Pawtoberfest 2017 in Bear Creek Regional Park in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Harrleson volunteered at the event.

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Olivia Harrelson, 11, photographs Jagger at the Misfits Dog Rescue booth at Pawtoberfest 2017 in Bear Creek Regional Park in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Harrleson volunteered at the event. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Spice looks out from a chair at The Misfits Dog Rescue booth at Pawtoberfest 2017 in Bear Creek Regional Park in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Spice was one of the puppies available for adoption at the booth.

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Spice looks out from a chair at The Misfits Dog Rescue booth at Pawtoberfest 2017 in Bear Creek Regional Park in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Spice was one of the puppies available for adoption at the booth. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Alex Smith, 13, waits with Oliver for the rest of his family after running the opening dog walk at Pawtoberfest 2017 in Bear Creek Regional Park in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Smith's family caught up soon after.

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Alex Smith, 13, waits with Oliver for the rest of his family after running the opening dog walk at Pawtoberfest 2017 in Bear Creek Regional Park in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Smith's family caught up soon after. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Sara Nicholson picks out a donut to pair with her root beer at Pawtoberfest 2017 in Bear Creek Regional Park in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Vendors provided non-alcoholic options for those who didn't want to drink.

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Sara Nicholson picks out a donut to pair with her root beer at Pawtoberfest 2017 in Bear Creek Regional Park in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Vendors provided non-alcoholic options for those who didn't want to drink. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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