October 28-30, 2016    David L. Lawrence Convention Center - Downtown Pittsburgh
FRIDAY OCTOBER 28, 5 - 9 pm   |   SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 10 am - 8 pm   |   NO STEELERS GAME SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 10 am - 5 pm

Costume Contest


Your Pet Could Win!
Sunday, October 30, beginning at 2 p.m.

If your pet likes to dress up — be creative, have fun, and win prizes by competing in the 2016 Pet Costume Contest sponsored by Fromm Family Pet Food. Just submit your completed Registration Form at the Animal Arena by 1:30 p.m., Sunday, October 30. Then, be at the Animal Arena at least 15 minutes before judging begins for your pet’s weight class. Weight Classes & Judging Times are listed on this page and on your registration form.
RULES: Entrants must complete and sign the Pet Costume Contest form clearly and legibly in order to be announced by the emcee and included in publicity.
  • Entrants will receive a participant number which much be worn so that it is visible to the judges
  • Pets must be leashed at all times
  • Each pet must have his/her own adult walker
  • Entrants must gather at Animal Arena at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the contests
  • Judges’ decisions are final
  • No entrant is eligible for more than one award
PHOTOGRAPHY: Photographers will be at the event taking pictures of winners and pets attending.

PUBLICITY: Winners will be included in post-event coverage, press releases and website.

PRIZES: The winner of each of the five divisions will receive a prize basket, gift card and $100.

Hosted by WDVE’s

Val Porter

Weight Classes
& Judging Times:
2 p.m.   SMALL DOG
under 25 lbs.
2:15 p.m.   MEDIUM DOG
25 - 60 lbs.
2:30 p.m.  

LARGE DOG
60 - 100 lbs.

2:45 p.m.   XTRA LARGE DOG
over 100 lbs.
3 p.m.   OTHER PET
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