Pet Contest

The judges had a really tough time selecting the winners of the best-dressed pet contest at the Taste of Annandale Oct. 13. Dozens of creatively outfitted dogs showed up for the contest, which was sponsored by Chico’s Natural Pet Market.

The first-place winner in the overall best-costume was Dobie (below), 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.

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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