Sunday, October 31, 2010

...and the winners are...!

The Winners of Howl-O-Ween 2010!!
(photo by Will Anzenberger, Photographer)

Winner’s Name & Costume:
  1. Best in Show
“Doggie Gaga”
Cha Cha with Hazel Johnson
Prize: Club K9 – 2 nites free boarding and gift basket
2. Most Original Costume
“Vending Machine & Ho Ho”
Eloise with Jennifer Cohen
Prize: Park Centre Animal Hospital – Gift Certificate $120 value
3. Best Dog & Person Combo Costume
“Homeless Bag Lady –
Hit by the recession; No more luxury”
Nani with Owner, Jay
Prize: Back to Life – ½ hr. massage for person; Dog toys donated by American Cancer Society
4. Scariest Costume
Jewel with Owner Rico
Prize: Alameda Red Cross – Pet First Aid Kit
5. Best Homemade Costume
“Scuba Driver”
Miko with Loretta Chin
Prize: Will Anzenberger, Photographer – 1 hr. Studio time + DVD of images. ($150 value)
6. Best Ready-Made Costume
“Banana Split”
Mito with Jong Christine Calvin
Prize: Dog Bone Alley Gift Basket + certificate
7. Best 2 or more dogs
“Catch of the Day – Pug-mouthed Bass”
Jim & Jan Franz
Prize: Providence Veterinary Medical Group -
Gift Basket
8. Funniest Costume
“Vacuum Cleaner – Self cleaning Dog”
Buddy with Henry Chin
Prize: Will Anzenberger, Photographer – 15 min. Studio time + 1 free 8 x 10 print ($45 value)

9. Most Creative Costume
“Doggie Gaga” *No dogs hurt in the making of this costume!
Cha Cha with Hazel Johnson
Prize: Seiji Morikawa, Certified Groomer –
1 Free Grooming
10. Most Well-Behaved Dog in Costume
“Little Miss Sunshine”
Matilda with Judy George
Prize: Bowzer's Pizza – Gift Certificate
for 1 small  NY Pizza
11. Best Costume based on Fictional Character
Theo with Owner, Trin
Prize: Alameda Pet Hospital – 6 month supply Advantage + custom T- Shirt
12. Best Costume for “Tiny” small dog
“Trina Ballerina”
Trina with Troy & Carrie
Prize: Alameda Small Dogs Gift Basket – Tiny dog coat, tiny harness, tiny toy
13. Best Child & Dog Combo Costume
“Jessie James - Motorcycle Legend”
Goya with Owner Betsy
Prize: Color Me Mine – Unfinished ceramic dog bowl + free studio time; Dog Toys donated by American Cancer Society.
14. Best dog dressed as another animal
Rocco with Jeremy Markus
Prize: MiniKnits Pupperwear – Hand-knit dog sweater + dog toys
Honorable Mention #1

“Miss Autumn”
Muffin with Loretta Chin
Prize: Halloween dog T-shirt, sz. small
Honorable Mention #2

“Bonnie Banana”
Bonnie with Nicole
Prize: Halloween dog T-shirt, sz. medium
Honorable Mention #3
“Mama’s Boy” Dexter with Owner, Bridget
Prize: Halloween Witch stuffed toy, donated by American Cancer Society
Honorable Mention #4
“Hot Dog”
Radar with Alex Gil
Prize: Dog Toy donated by American Cancer Society
Honorable Mention #5
“Jester Vampire”
Oscar with Jennifer Taing
Prize: Toy from Pet Food Express
Honorable Mention #6
Oscar Meyer with Annette Lysmer
Prize: Toy from Pet Food Express
Honorable Mention #7
Tahti with Sara Hall
Prize: Toy from Pet Food Express

Saturday, October 30, 2010

We are ready...are you? Howl-O-Ween at the Alameda Small Dog Park is this Sunday!

Looks the weather is cooperating, and we are all set to go! We have a fabulous Emcee this year, and some wonderful Judges for the contest...and of course, lots of super duper prizes!! Don't miss it!! *If you would like to help us set up and decorate at the park, just show up about noon on Sunday. And we can always use extra helping hands when the festivities are over, so if you can help with tear down, that is always appreciated!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Howl-O-Ween has been rescheduled!

Due to very rainy weather expected on Sunday, October 24th, we have had to reschedule Howl-O-Ween for the following Sunday, October 31st. We hope you can join us on that date!

The Alameda Small Dog Parks'
7th Annual Howl-O-Ween Contest
Sunday, October 24 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Rescheduled to Sunday, October 31st)

The details and schedule remain the same...

Here is what you can expect to happen:
1 pm:
Registration for the Costume contest begin.  Go to the registration table to sign up, and get your line up number. Numbers must be placed on your left front shoulder so that they are very visible to the judges.
1:45 - 2 pm:
All contestants will start lining up in numerical order for the Parade. When everyone is lined up, the Parade will start; one big loop around the park. Please stay in line up when finished, and then the Judges will walk around to see your costumes up close! This is part of the judging process so you and your pet should look your best!
2:15 pm:
 The walk past the Judges Table will begin. The Emcee will announce your names, costume title & number and ask you to walk past the Judges. Please feel free to ham it up, but keep the line moving. Most years there are many dogs in the contest.
3:00 pm (approx.):
Depending on how many contestants we have, around 3 pm the walk past the Judges Table finishes, and then the Judges will take a few minutes to decide upon the winning costumes!
3:15 pm:
 The winners will be announced and prizes awarded!!

We would love for all the prize winners to be photographed by this years' Howloween photographer, Will  Anzenberger so please stick around for a few minutes after you pick up your prize.