ROOKLEY Village hall welcomed an Isle of Wight version of Crufts at the weekend.

On Sunday, the From Foster to Forever dog show took place, complete with stalls, a barbecue, and of course ­— lots of dogs.

All proceeds from the event went to From Foster to Forever ­— helping to rehabilitate dogs living in horrific conditions and finding them forever homes.

Almost £2,000 was raised on the day, with more than 200 dogs and 300 people turning up for the inaugural dog show.

"We were just so overwhelmed," said organiser, and founder of From Foster to Forever, Mandy Pheasant.

"We just sat down and cried at the end, it was so touching."

With two stellar dog shows, and a plethora of trophies and rosettes to give out from Hobbits Rosettes, there was no shortage of canine prowess on display during the busy afternoon.

"So many people gave up so much of their time, donated raffle prizes and really pulled together, so it was a real community effort," said Mandy.

"People are starting to recognise the work we do and are so supportive.

"At From Foster to Forever, we feel that these dogs that have been in such terrible conditions ­— they need to be in a home environment before they're adopted.

"We have about ten foster families at the moment who take the dogs in and report on their needs, their quirks, so we can find a better match when it comes to their forever home.

"We allow them to adjust before we move them on ­— to secure their futures."

Among the winners was Zoe Cox and her seven-year-old rescue dog, Dudley.

Zoe adopted Dudley back in 2012, and Dudley ran away with seven rosettes on the day.

Among Dudley's accolades was a first in the UK Rescue and Best Trick categories, and two seconds in the Child Handler and Mismatched Pair categories.

Being the dashing hound that he is, Dudley also placed third in the Handsome Chap category.

"It was absolutely brilliant," said Zoe.

"It was very well organised, and everyone was so friendly."