Officer Robert Colombo and his K-9 partner Bart, of the Roswell Police Department, pose for a photo after a demonstration and question-and-answer session.
Wynell Rippe, a vendor and owner of Lakeview Kennel, smiles with her pup, Diamond. HALEY HAMBLEN/Staff.
October 23, 2013
ROSWELL, Ga. – Roswell went to the dogs on Sunday, Oct. 20, as the annual Rucker Fest was held at Roswell's historic town square. Owners and their furry friends gathered together for an afternoon celebration of all things dog. The Roswell Historical Society organized the event to promote Archivist Elaine DeNiro's children's book, "Rucker: The Lost Country Dog," which was inspired by a historic dog that lived on a Roswell farm in the early 1900s. Pet vendors, open adoptions, dog demonstrations and contests were provided to celebrate DeNiro's book as well as encourage Roswell Historical Society's mission to preserve and promote Roswell's history.