Corgis congregate at Heart of the Valley

Corgis in the snow. Photo by Matt Weigand.
Corgis in the snow. Photo by Matt Weigand.

This past Saturday, the Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter hosted the first ever Corgis in the Snow event. Organized by the shelter and the Gallatin Valley Corgi Club, the event united about 60 Welsh Corgis and their owners to celebrate the little dogs and raise food donations for the shelter.

The Welsh Corgi includes two separate breeds, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, both of which are very popular overseas. Corgis are distinct for their short legs and long body, and are perhaps most well-known for being the chosen pet of Queen Elizabeth for over 50 years.

The gathering included many corgi-related events, including Best Butt, Best Ears, and the Great Corgi Race. In addition to dog and cat food, attendees could make monetary donations to the shelter in the form of bets on the race.

An exceptional local Welsh Corgi named Oly made the news last winter when he was buried in an avalanche. He survived in the mountains outside of Cooke City for four days before making his way back to town.