Devils, pirates, vampires, and ghouls are plentiful on Halloween but they usually don’t have four legs. Unless, they are part of the annual Pet-O-Ween celebration. The event drew nearly 100 competitors from ferrets to Chihuahuas, all of which were there to support the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter. Shelter Director Cel Hope says they couldn’t have asked for a better day.
Contestants were judged by a panel of 5 that had some difficulties in choosing the winners, with so many quality entries this year. Some entries even had to be called back to the stage to help break the ties at the bandshell in Kendrick Park. All the proceeds from the event benefit the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter.
Connie Scigliano with “Zeb” & “Body” as Mummy’s Little Darlings – 1st Place
Taya Anthony with “Carlie” as a devil – 2nd Place
Mariah McFaul with “Honey Bear” as a surgeon – 3rd Place
Diane Sparre with “Otis” & “Missy” as Free Willy and a fairy – 1st Place
Patty Wilson with “Ambrose” as a hunter – 2nd Place
Quynn Kennedy with “Fergy”, “Sammy”, & “Gunther” as 3 Blind Mice – 3rd Place
Kelly Kinert with “Pete” as the Serta Mattress Sheep – 1st Place
Ronda Holwell with “Hans” as a Medieval Jousting Horse – 2nd Place
Reed Dovak with “Rock Dog” as a hot dog vendor – 3rd Place
More images from this year's Pet-O-Ween event are in the photo album