TOPEKA, Kan (WIBW)-- Marissa Wagenaar is a second year law student at Washburn who also really loves her dogs.
So much that she spends her very limited free time taking her canines to dog shows across the country.
Now she gets to compete closer to home at the Capital City Circuit Dog Show.
Wagenaar has been leading her dogs in the ring for nearly a year now. Her 16 month old ibezan hound, Titus, already won best in breed at Joplin last year. Her younger pup, Luca is just on his second show.
While the experience is rewarding, it sometimes it hard to balance the shows while going to law school.
Wagenaar says that the large community of the owners and their pets makes working like a dog worth it.
If you go out into the parking lot, you'll see license plates from all across the country.. that's because the capital city dog show has 1,000 dogs per day competing
The dog show will last until August 26th Wagenaar plans to be there working with her dogs until the end.
A dog owner in town for the show needs your help. Her red Rhodesian ridge back has been missing since Thursday.
The dog was last seen at the Hooters on 10th street. Call Cheryl Fins at 505-917-0244 if you've seen it.