Pet Contest

Does your pet have what it takes to become a star?

Enter your pet in the Taste of Annandale Pet contest and find out. Your furry fashionista could become Chico’s Next Pet Model.

The pet contest will be once again hosted by Chico’s Natural Pet Market, the pet store at Barcroft Plaza. It is set for 1:35 p.m.

The owners of all contestants will be required to register in advance and bring their dog (or cat or any other pet) to Chico’s, at 6349A Columbia Pike, to select a free pet costume and have a fitting. You and your pet can select an outfit to keep from the shop’s large selection and customize, style, and accessorize any way you like. Be creative!

At the Taste of Annandale, bring your dressed-up pet to Chico’s table where a panel of professional judges will select the first, second, and third-place winners.

All the contestants will show off their stuff on the catwalk (the Taste of Annandale stage), where the audience will have a chance to vote for their favorite. That’s why it’s important to bring all your friends so they can vote for your pet.

All the winners will receive really nice prizes from Chico’s, and all the contestants will receive gift bags.

After the Taste of Annandale, the three top winners and the audience favorite will be invited to Chico’s for a free photo shoot and will have a chance to compete to be Chico’s Next Top Model.

The four winning pets will be featured on social media. The pet that attracts the most likes will become Chico’s Next Top Model. The Top Model pet will be featured on Chico’s website and will receive three month’s supply of their favorite food.

For more information contact Danielle Areco, daniareco@comcast.net.

Dobie, the top winner at the 2018 Taste of Annandale contest.

At the 2018 Taste of Annandale pet contest, the first-place winner in the overall best-costume was Dobie, a poodle decked out in a Korean culture costume. Coming in second, was Liso the punk rocker dog.

In the most creative category, Simba, a male husky dressed as a bride was the first-place winner, and Marti, wearing a dessert costume was the second-place winner.

Superheroes Danny and Zuri won in the look-alike/best duo or group category, and Leonard and Roxy as Thing 1 and Thing 2 came in second.

Chico’s owner Danielle Areco selected Wilma, the bulldog frog, as the “Danielle’s pick” winner. All the winners got large gift baskets from Chico’s and everyone who entered received a gift, too.

Coco the Couture Cat, made the rounds at the 2018 Taste of Annandale.

The pet contest couldn’t have happened without the professional judges: Teri Thorsteinson, the owner of the fashionable Cornish Rex known as Coco the Couture Cat; Diane Roadcap, the animal communicator; and Giovanna D, the creator of the Embark! YouTube channel and the owner of Willie, who’s running for mayor of Annan-tail.

 

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