A dog show that welcomes mutts? It's an annual tradition in the Niles district of Fremont, where the annual Niles Dog Show
offers classes for dogs of every make and model. Uprights with a competitive bent can enter their canines in fun contests focused on everything from costumes to appearance and performance, while demonstrations throughout the day offer an entertaining look at the rewarding relationship between dog and human. An agility course and doggie water park promise additional amusement. The 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday event benefiting the Ohlone Humane Society
and other rescue organizations takes place at Niles Community Park
. Admission is free.