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On this day, Dodger Stadium goes to the dogs

Zeus Barron, owned by Ron Barron of Westlake, shows his playful side at the pregame “Pup Rally” before the Bark in the Park event at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers plan to donate part of the proceeds to the Los Angeles chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Carson, owned by Jan and Michael Harrington of Ventura, enjoys a Dodger Dog at the Bark in the Park event. Carson won the award for best dog trick during the pregame “Pup Rally.”  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
A Dodger blue-colored dog makes his way around the field at the Dodgers-Diamondbacks game at Dodger Stadium. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Mochi, owned by Lori Guizar of Glendora, won the award for most Dodger spirit at the pregame “Pup Rally.” (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Slinky, owned by Brianna Bernal of Whittier, sports a hot dog outfit and a Dodgers helmet during the pregame “Pup Rally.” (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Dolche, owned by Minnie Nevarez of Sylmar, shows off his not-quite-standard Dodgers uniform. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Sharron Samples of Sylmar holds a blue-clad Honneybunny, who won second place for smallest dog in the pregame “Pup Rally.”  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Sparty, owned by Jeff Scarberry of Port Hueneme, sports a visor, a bandanna, sunglasses and a message on his back asserting that he’s the Dodgers’ biggest fan.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Ariel, owned by Katrina Jimenez, sports a Dodger Dog outfit during the pregame “Pup Rally.” (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Blossom, owned by Jillian Ramirez, sports a Dodger blue coat and nails during the “Pup Rally.” (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Christian Brown, 4, of Los Angeles poses with Boss Brown at the pregame “Pup Rally.”  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Emma, owned by Megan Denunno of Long Beach, was among the many small pups wearing hot dog outfits.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Tillman the skateboarding bulldog demonstrates his skill for fans during the “Pup Rally” before the Bark in the Park event at Dodger Stadium. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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