Photo: Trail wags dog

Photo by Patricia Want
Photo by Patricia Want

Sperryville’s Patty Lane (right) and her Olivia pose on the winner’s hay bale after the pair — one of three dozen dog-and-handler duos who participated in the Rappahannock Animal Welfare League’s first-ever Trail Challenge on Sunday (Oct. 5) — turned in the top score of 102 on RAWL’s man-made/natural obstacle-course competition. The winner gets a pet portrait by Amissville artist Carole Pivarnik; the event raises funds for RAWL, the county’s dog shelter at 160 Weaver Rd. in Amissville. Call 540-937-3336 or visit for more details.

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