PetGuide Sponsors A Fur-Raising Halloween Costume Contest

Halloween is one of our favorite times of the year. And to celebrate, we’re sponsoring a Fur-Raising Halloween Costume Contest on eight of our dog forums.

The community is a tight-knit group of pet lovers, and we’re proud to be a part of it. So we’re sponsoring a contest on eight of our dog-breed specific forums:

If you own one of these breeds (even a mix that includes the breed), you’ll want to head over and join the forum. It’s free to join, and you’ll be connected to a passion community that loves the breed.

For our Fur-Raising Halloween Costume Contest, every forum user is allowed to submit one photo for the contest of their dog wearing costume. You’ll then be allowed to vote on the photo of your choice. Winners are determined by the three users who receive the most votes in each of the forum (there are 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize).

The contest runs from September 29, 2014 to October 31, 2014. From September 29 to October 12 (11:59pm EST), the contest is open for photo submissions on each of the forums listed above (click on any of the links to be taken to the forum). Forum members can then vote for their favorite picture from October 13 (12pm EST) to October 19 (11:59pm EST). On October 20, winners will be announced in each of the communities.

Each of the 1st place winners from the eight forums will then battle it out for best of Halloween breed on for the Grand Prize. Then everyone will be able to vote for who they think should crowned from October 20 to October 30. The grand prize winner will be announced on October 31.


Here’s what the winners in each of the forums will receive:

1st Place: 1 Canada Pooch winter jacket (Choice of NORTH POLE PARKA, EVEREST EXPLORER VEST or WINTER WILDERNESS JACKET) starting at $39.99, 1 goDog Black Dragon plush toy ($10-$15), 1 poop bag dispenser.

2nd place: goDog Black Dragon plush toy ($10-$15), 1 Hear Doggy Martian ($13.99 to $16.99), 1 poop bag dispenser.

3rd place: 1 poop bag dispenser, 1 leash.


The 1st Place winner from each community will be featured on where anyone can vote for a winner of the Grand Prize. The prize will be a Drinkwell Pagoda Fountain by PetSafe ($99.99).

Prize Details:

goDog Dragons: Made with bubble plush and lined with Chew Guard Technology, these toys stand up to tough play. Two sizes available: Small toys have squeakers, large toys have grunters.

Hear Doggy Martian: Hear Doggy Martians give your pet the same sensation and enjoyment of traditional squeaky toys without the irritating noise! Each Hear Doggy! squeaker is out of human hearing range, but still fun for your four-legged friend.

Petsafe Drinkwell Pagoda Fountain:  The Pagoda porcelain fountain continuously recirculates 70 ounces of fresh, filtered water. The ceramic design is easy to clean and looks great in your home. The upper and lower dishes provide two drinking areas for pets, and the patented dual free-falling streams aerate the water for freshness, which encourages your pet to drink more. The Pagoda Fountain continuously recirculates and filters your pet’s water, keeping it cleaner and fresher than a normal water bowl. poop bag dispenser: Poop-bag dispenser equipped with handy flashlight. Adorned with logo. leash: Sturdy, high-quality leash, emblazoned with logo.


  1. Every forum member is only allowed to submit ONE photo for the contest. If you submit more than one photo for the contest, we will only consider the FIRST photo you submitted.
  2. In order to enter the contest, you must submit a photo of your dog wearing costume. The photo can be a current one or one that was taken in the past.
  3. If you have more than one dog, you are welcome to gather them together in costume and submit ONE picture of them together.
  4. By submitting a photo in this contest, you are agreeing to give and this forum permission to post the photo you submit (whether you win or not) on our social media accounts and on in conjunction with news about the contest.
  5. The photo MUST contact an image of your dog(s) in a costume. Photos that do not meet these criteria will NOT be considered for voting.
  6. Winners are determined by the three users who receive the most votes (1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place).
  7. Must be a resident of US, Canada or United Kingdom.

We’ll let you know when we’re ready to pick a grand prize winner, so you can vote on


  • Katty k

    WHAT DO I DO?!?!?!

    my dog is a mutt I don’t know what she is mix with what do i do?

    • Can you send a picture to of your dog? I’ll take a look and let you know which forum would best suit her. Then you can enter her!

      • Katty k

        ok I will

        • Katty k

          I did

  • Linda Szymoniak

    I have five rescued Treeing Walker Coonhounds (two are mixes, but mostly Walker). None of the forums listed include hounds.

    • Hi Linda,
      This is our first year doing this kind of contest, so we’re still working on the bugs. Let me get back to you to see if I can add a forum where all dogs are eligible.

  • Amanda Fox Xu

    I can’t find where to vote for poodles anywhere. I’ve asked on you FB page, but there was no response. Please help. Today is the last day.

    • Hi Amanda

      No one from the Poodle forum submitted a photo, so there’s no one to vote for. You can see the link here:

      • Amanda Fox Xu

        I submitted a photo. I even made sure, by asking on FB, where I should post it on poodle forum. It said it would be reviewed by the moderator before it was posted. I spent quite a bit of time putting the photo together and will be pretty disappointed if it is not even considered.

        • The link to where you could post your picture on the poodle forum has been listed above in this post since Sept. 29, and as far as I can see, there were no entries. I do see your question on where you can vote, but that was from Oct. 13, after the deadline for photos. Where did you post your photo on Poodle Forum?

          • Amanda Fox Xu

            I posted it as a comment on the announcemt on poodle forum. A notice then appeared that it would need to be reviewed before it was posted. It was never posted. I also checked where to post it on your announcement of the competition on FB before the 13th and during the submission period.

          • Ok, I see. I think there may have been an issue, on our side. Can you email me the picture –

          • Amanda Fox Xu

            Ya! Thanks so much for taking the time to look into it further.

          • I feel so silly! I am very sorry about the confusion. I’m a bit of a noob with the forums, and I’ll be sending you an email soon regarding the prize. There will be another post going up here, where you and your friends/family can vote for the finalist. That will be up today 🙂
            Thanks so much for your patience, and for checking in with me.

          • Amanda Fox Xu

            Here is the link to my original question of where to post the picture.
            That is how I submitted it. I even previewed my post before I submitted it to make sure the picture was in place. I believe I submitted it on the 9th or 10th. I only asked where to vote after the 12th because I thought the voting page was somewhere else because it did not show up under the announcement page on poodle forum.