Humane Society benefits from “Pooch Playoffs” fundraiser

Local photographer Jenn Robinett, owner of Vancouver-based JLyn Portrait Design, raised $1,584 during a “Pooch Playoffs” fundraiser to benefit the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society.

Sixteen dogs and 11 of their owners participated in the event, while local businesses provided prizes for the final four dogs and the champion.

Robinett photographed the dogs in March and announced April 1 that a 6-month-old Bernese mountain dog named Charli, owned by Battle Ground residents Jim and Margaret Calloway, had won a community vote to become the “the Ulti-mutt Cutie of Clark County.”