Costumes and cuties at Unleashed

Sprout, dressed as a butterfly, was the winner of the Unleashed Pet Costume Contest. (photos by John Gregory)

Costumes and cuties at Unleashed

The Scripps Ranch Unleashed in the Scripps Ranch Marketplace, 10625 Scripps Poway Parkway, was doggie central on Saturday, Oct. 14.

For one thing, Unleashed hosted adoptable canines from It’s the Pits Dog Rescue. Volunteers brought in a handful of friendly pit bulls that were available for adoption. For more information, visit

Then, a Pet Costume Contest was held in the afternoon. The winner was Sprout, a fluffy black beauty dressed as a butterfly. Sprout was accompanied by its owners, Sarah Fleming and Angie Phan, also adorned in butterfly costumes.

Meanwhile, an abundance of pet owners brought in their doggies to shop at the store. In addition, Unleashed held its weekly Free Puppy Playtime, a special socialization hour for young canines. This also attracted attentive owners along with a variety of playful pups.

Sprout was accompanied by proud owners Sarah Fleming and Angie Phan
Four-year-old Scarlet was one of the canines available for adoption from It’s the Pits Dog Rescue.
Scarlet was accompanied by Alicia Forton, a volunteer from It’s the Pits Dog Rescue.
A couple of happy pets greet one another during shopping time at Unleashed in Scripps Ranch.

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