Here Are the Winners of Our Halloween Contest!

Drumroll, please! See who won our 7th annual Halloween costume contest.

We look forward to our Halloween costume contest all year, and once again we’re excited to announce the winners of this year’s contest.

Without further ado, here’s the winners’ list:

Grand Prize Winner

(Chosen by a Petful judging panel)

Bugg and Louise as Pup-N-Stein and The Bride

Congrats to Grand Prize winner Cinzia Nichols!

Last night, Cinzia told us a little about these pups: “Louise, half Chihuahua and half Boston Terrier, is from Wright Way Rescue in Morton Grove, Illinois. She just turned 3 in September and weighs in at a whopping 5 pounds. Her favorite activities are sleeping and play wrestling with her sister.”

“Bugg was rescued by a friend who found her in an abandoned apartment in Florida,” Cinzia says. “We think she’s about 3 years old and possibly a Chihuahua/pug mix. She’s amazingly sweet, and her favorite activities are escaping her crate, eating and removing squeakers from her toys.”

The Grand Prize includes:

  • $1,000 donation to the registered 501(c)3 nonprofit animal rescue or shelter of the winner’s choice (Cinzia has chosen Rancho Relaxo as the winning recipient of the donation.)
  • Featured article here on Petful about the nonprofit
  • $100 cash award

The Grand Prize winner was chosen by an official 4-member Petful judging panel. “It was incredibly tough to choose just one Grand Prize winner when we had 68 outstanding entries,” says Dave Baker, publisher of Petful.

“We chose ‘Pup-N-Stein and The Bride’ as our Grand Prize winner because everything seemed to come together: a classic Halloween theme, creative costumes, an amazing background with lots of cool things like test tubes and pops of bright green, and the intense look on the dogs’ faces.”

People’s Choice Awards

(Chosen by voting on Facebook)

Dogs Category: Dollie as Minnie Mouse

Congrats to People’s Choice winner Beth Grainger!

Cats Category: Pedro as a Pumpkin

Congrats to People’s Choice winner Mirek Kunagl!

Other Pets: Bunn Bunn as a Chicken

Congrats to People’s Choice winner Jessii Vella!

All 3 of our People’s Choice Award winners get:

  • $275 donation to the registered 501(c)3 nonprofit animal rescue or shelter of each winner’s choice
  • Featured articles on Petful about those charities

To view all of our entrant photos, see the app on our Facebook page. Thank you to everyone who participated in and spread the word about our Halloween contest this year!

Kristine Lacoste

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Kristine Lacoste, editor in chief of Petful, is an author, poet and pet lover from Louisiana. She is the author of an award-nominated book, One Unforgettable Journey, and was host of a weekly pet news segment on the National K-9 Academy Radio Show. She was the New Orleans coordinator for Dogs on Deployment, a nonprofit that helps military members and their pets, for 3 years. She is also employed as chief operating officer for a large mental health practice in Louisiana. Kristine has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a bachelor’s degree in English and a Master of Business Administration degree.

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