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Pongo the Dalmatian attending Village at Leesburg event Saturday

It’s the first ever Paws in the Village celebration.

The Village at Leesburg is hosting its first ever Paws in the Village event on Saturday — and one of the special four-footed guests of honor will be none other than Pongo the Dalmatian, an “Instadog” with more than 42,000 followers on Instagram.

The event, scheduled from noon until 3 p.m., will be a dream-come-true for pet lovers. There will be pet contests, pet photo booths, live music and vendors who specialize in pet products. Also on hand, a pet kissing booth, a pet obstacle course, a fashion show and costume contest featuring rescue animals and even a petting zoo with llamas, donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, calves, chicks, ducks, and bunnies.

Image: @pongo.dal on Instagram

And in the middle of it all will be Pongo, a Northern Virginia-based Dalmatian who has found fame and fortune (?) thanks to a continual stream of cute-as-a-button photos on social media. Look for him having lunch at The Conche restaurant on Saturday.

For more information on Paws in the Village, check out the event’s Facebook page here.

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