Lifestyle Pets Backstage at Westminster They're not just dogs - they're stars! See pups get the royal treatment backstage at the 133rd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. By Kate Hogan Kate Hogan Instagram Twitter Kate Hogan is Director of Digital Specials and Features at PEOPLE. In her 14 years at the brand, she has covered everything from pets and babies to style and Sexiest Man Alive, interviewing celebrities including Céline Dion, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Evans. Currently, she oversees the creation of photo galleries that complement breaking news and major PEOPLE moments like The Beautiful Issue and 100 Reasons to Love America. She has offered expert celebrity commentary on Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. Before joining PEOPLE in 2008, Kate was an editorial assistant at Morris Visitor Publications. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication and resides outside of Chicago with her husband and three kids. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 18, 2009 01:43 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 05 BLOW OUT Reuters He’s ready for his close-up! Long-haired Chihuahua, Walker, is blow-dried by owner Tammy Des Jardins at the Hotel Pennsylvania Monday morning, before leaving for Madison Square Garden across the street. 02 of 05 EYE SPY AFP/Getty Images Hope this big guy can see! An old English sheepdog is brushed to perfection backstage at the dog show before competing with the herding group on Monday. 03 of 05 YOU'VE GOT NAIL AFP/Getty Images A wrinkly bulldog busts a grin as groomers work on his nails and legs Monday morning backstage at the dog show. Bulldogs competed with other non-sporting breeds later that evening. 04 of 05 SHOWER POWER AP Andy the puli enjoys a nice warm bath before competing with the herding group Monday. 05 of 05 MOUTHING OFF AP Now that’s a winning smile! A handler shows off bloodhound Moonie’s healthy gums backstage at the dog show Monday morning. Wanna see more of the Westminster action? Check out Ten Years of Winners and Uno’s Busy Year photos!