Friday, October 26, 2012

Dogtober Howloween! Tips and Information

Taking place on High Street at Vine Street (just outside the Convention Center near North Market), is Dogtober Howloween! Taking place before Highball tomorrow, Dotober registration runs 5:30-6:30pm with the costume contest at 7:30pm.

The Competition Categories include:
  • Candied Apples (under 40 pounds)
  • Great Pumpkins (40 pounds and over)
  • Haute Dogs
  • Mot fashionable
  • Mutt and Jeff
  • Dog and owner combo

Our fantastic judges:

Want to join the fun tomorrow but feel a little intimidated or concerned about your pet? Dr. Jane Flores has some tips for dressing your dog!
  • Your pet must be comfortable at all times. 
  • Dress your pet several times before the event so they are used to having the costume on. 
  • Avoid costumes that use rubber bands or anything that might constrict circulation or breathing. 
  • Avoid costumes with toxic paints or dyes. 
  • Your pet’s costume should be inedible. If your pet appears uncomfortable in any way, allow him to dress up in his “birthday suit”. 
  • Many costumes can be found relatively inexpensively at the major pet supply chain stores, however, many unique costumes can be found at the local pet boutiques.

More information:

PetCo donated 81 tennis balls for all contestants
Pets without parents will have a booth with adoptable dogs
All about the dogs are making 50 gift bags for the first 50 dogs to register.
++Winners will include giftcards from all four of the judges stores and more!