October 15th | 11am-4pm | @ the Humane Society of NWPA

Pet Costume Contest

Join in the fun by entering your dog in the Humane Society of NWPA Dog Costume Contest! Creative costumes and themed human/dog costumes are encouraged. There will be TWO Categories for the Costume Contest: Adult/Pet and Child/Pet.

To register please email:
or arrive to Barktoberfest by noon to register at the shelter’s front desk.

Contest Details

  • Entrants must be leashed and licensed and present at Barktoberfest.
  • Entries must be submitted no later than 12:00pm. The contest begins promptly at 1pm.
  • Participant’s number must be pinned to the owner and visible to the judges.
  • Winners will be announced as soon as the contest is complete. The winning dog(s) will pose for a photo.
  • Winners’ names and photos will be included in our post-event press releases and on our website.

Judging Criteria & Contest Rules

  • Entrants will be judged on costume and behavior for creativity, humor, character, charisma & uniqueness.
  • The judges’ decisions will be final.
  • All dogs must remain leashed and be with an adult at all times.
  • No puppies under 4 months or without vaccinations.
  • Rabies and vaccinations must be current.
  • Dogs must wear I.D. tags at all times.
  • No dogs in heat.
  • No aggressive dogs.
  • Please pick up after your dog – bags will be provided.
  • Costumes must be safe and comfortable for dogs.

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