SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - It was one of Larry Himmel's favorite events, the Patriotic Pet contest, put on by "Spirit of the Fourth" and the Rancho Bernardo Community Council.

This year, organizers paid tribute to Larry, by renaming the contest, which was held Saturday morning at Webb Park.

The grand prize winner, along with the first, second and third place winners, won all sorts of fun prizes, including spa services and treats for man's best friend.

Watch CBS News 8's Marcella Lee’s video report.