We missed an upcoming event but we wanted to mention it anyway.

The big Small Dog Festival & Chihuahua Beauty Contest will be held October 4 2008, 11:00am – 2:00pm at the Marina Vista Park in Long Beach.

Organizers expect hundreds of small dogs to participate.  What exactly is a small dog?  Generally less than 20 pounds.

There is no charge.  Prizes include gift certificates to local pet stores and service providers.