By MARLO BARNHART
Steve Clayton treasures his friendship with his chow, Tony, and he has the Washington County SPCA to thank.
So when he was asked to participate in Saturday's SPCA Companion Dog Show, he jumped at the chance.
The show will be held at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center at 7313 Sharpsburg Pike from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A maximum of 200 unregistered and mixed breeds will be shown.
Clayton is one of many exhibitors who will be showing SPCA animals they adopted.
"I lost my female chow, Sheba, in April 1996," Clayton said. Then he saw an advertisement in the newspaper featuring a chow and he decided it was time to become a dog owner again.