All Photos: Tara Spalty.

There are about 200 police dogs in the Bay Area, but not even close to enough bullet and stab-proof vests, which are custom-fit and cost about $1,700 each, to protect them all. So, Michael Levy, who founded Pet Food Express, held a dog wash Saturday to benefit the Western States Police Canine Association. Appeal Photographer Tara Spalty was there to breathe in that great wet dog smell and meet some of the Bay Area’s Finest pooches. Extra points of you spy the dog standing at extra-special attention. — Eve Batey

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