World's Ugliest Dog competition won by Scamp the Tramp

PHOTO: Darlene Wright holds up Scamp the Tramp as it is announced that he won first prize in the Worlds Ugliest Dog Competition in Petaluma, Calif., June 21, 2019.PlayJosh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images
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Scamp the Tramp won the title of the world's ugliest dog on Friday, beating out 18 other dogs.

Runners up Wild Thang and Tostito finished in second- and third-place, respectively.

PHOTO: Darlene Wright holds up Scamp the Tramp as it is announced that he won first prize in the Worlds Ugliest Dog Competition in Petaluma, Calif., June 21, 2019. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images
Darlene Wright holds up Scamp the Tramp as it is announced that he won first prize in the World's Ugliest Dog Competition in Petaluma, Calif., June 21, 2019.

“Scamp defines ugly with cute, winning all of our hearts," said Kerry Sanders, a judge of the contest, in a press release.

The World's Ugliest Dog Contest is held at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California, to encourage people to adopt and rescue dogs rather than buy them.

Nearly all the dogs that competed in the contest were adopted.

Yvonne Morones adopted Scamp in 2014. She said that it was on her way home with him that she knew she made the right choice.

PHOTO: Scamp the Tramp rests after winning the Worlds Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., June 21, 2019. Noah Berger/AP
Scamp the Tramp rests after winning the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., June 21, 2019.

"There we were, two strangers in a car on the way home to a new start. Bob Marley was playing ‘One Love’ and I looked over and little Scamp was bobbing his head," Morones said in the press release. "It was like he knew he had found his forever home."

Morones' prize includes a trophy, $1,500 and a prize match that will be split between the Humane Society of Sonoma County, Angels Fund and Compassion Without Borders.