Rescue dogs compete in best categories at '2018 American Rescue Dog Show'

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Hallmark Channel’s 2018 American Rescue Dog Show was not your typical swanky dog competition.

Hosted by Rich Eisen and Rebecca Romijn, the show featured rescued animals who competed in 10 categories: Talking, Kissing, Listening, Fetching, Couch Potato, Senior Dog, Underbite, Snoring, Special Needs, and Wiggle Butt.

Fifty-two pets adopted from a shelter or other rescue organization were selected to compete in the semifinalist categories for a chance at a $25,000 grant for the group he/she was adopted from and the coveted title of Best in Rescue.

To help promote adopting rather than shopping, the dogs displayed their irresistibly cute talents. Doodle mix Lizzy demonstrated her kissing skills as her owner held her like a baby, and a Peruvian Inca Orchid/German Shepherd mix, Hazel, was capable of showing her love for her owner by “talking.”

But ol’ Jackie, who took the Best in Senior Dog category, ultimately ran away with the judges’ hearts and bragging rights as this year’s Best in Rescue.

The 2018 American Rescue Dog Show aired Monday at 8 p.m. on the Hallmark Channel.

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