Kassi Jackson

I guess you could say I have an obsession with pugs. And on Sunday, I took the afternoon off and fed my obsession at Akron’s Pug Fest.

Hosted by One of A Kind Pet Rescue, the snortiest, the rolliest and the over-all pugliest pups came out with their owners. The shelter’s open house-style event brought out a couple hundred people.

The youngest pup I met was 10-week-old Otis, and — at 13 years old —the oldest pup was a blind princess named Hope.

Ohio Pug Rescue and other pug adoption initiatives and organizations had booths set up with goodies and information for attendees. While there were pug adoption organizations present, the event gave other pups who have been at the shelter the chance to go to their fur-ever homes.

It was humbling to see a handful of these fur-babies get so much love and affection from their new adoptive families.

But pugs weren’t the only ones who attended Pug Fest — even though they were hands-down the stars of the show. I was afforded the opportunity to capture the afternoon with my eye and lens.