Paws4You Rescue’s Howl-O-Ween Carnival

Halloween Dog Costume Contest

This weekend I was a judge for the costume contest at Paws4You Rescue’s Eight Annual How-O-Ween Carnival at Pinecrest Gardens.

Paws4You Halloween Howl-o-ween Carnival
Puppy Available for Adoption

The event featured many dogs available for adoption, including the adorable puppy you see above. Proceeds from the festival benefit hundreds of dogs saved by Paws4You Rescue each year from the threat of euthanasia in southern Miami-Dade, the county’s highest-risk area.

Guests enjoyed vendors, food and refreshments, music, live entertainment, arts and crafts, games, and a Doggie Fun Zone: a thrilling and entertaining obstacle course for dogs with no prior training needed.

But the highlight was the Costume Contest!

This young lady and her pup were winners for their costume inspired by the Pixar film Up.

Paws4You Halloween Howl-o-ween Carnival
Up! This Costume was a Winner

The judges included local celebrities.

Paws4You Halloween Howl-o-ween Carnival
The Judges!

Another winning entry: an artist and her “palette!”

Paws4You Halloween Howl-o-ween Carnival
The Artiste!

Here are contest Master of Ceremonies Rob Magill from Zoo Miami and Little Bo Peep.

Paws4You Halloween Howl-o-ween Carnival
Host Ron Magill and Little Bo Peep

This “manatee” was my pick for “Most Original” costume.

Paws4You Halloween Howl-o-ween Carnival
Slow Down! A Manatee

Here are Clark, Bodhi, and two of my fellow judges, philanthropist Norma Jean Abraham and Time Out Miami editor Virginia Gil.

Bodhi, as usual, is exhibiting “Crazy Weim Eyes!”

Paws4You Halloween Howl-o-ween Carnival
Clark, Bodhi, Judges Norma Jean and Virginia

Click here to learn more about Paws4You Rescue and its mission.

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