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PHOTO: Skies Clear for 11th Annual Howl & Prowl on Greenwich Ave

“Biborka” a Portuguese Water Dog with owners Anna Maria and Mitch Nadler from Port Chester. Oct. 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Pappilon dog dressed as a cupcake at the Howl & Prowl, Oct. 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Pet Pantry’s 11th annual Howl & Prowl benefiting Adopt A Dog was the perfect Sunday afternoon as skies cleared following Saturday’s Nor’easter.

Hundreds of dogs and their humans gathered by the Havemeyer building for some costume fun, and the competition was stiff.

Pet Pantry created Howl and Prowl in 2008, and the event has become a staple town event ever since.

There were a total of 8 prizes awarded for categories including creativity and audience appeal. Winners received a total of about $600.

First place went to a couple who had a simple concept involving temporary dog friendly dye.

Shawn and Bill Herr traveled to Greenwich from Madison, CT with their dogs Lady Gaga and Tilly.

Shawn said she used OPAWZ, a brand of dye safe for dogs to transform both toy poodles into a giraffe and zebra respectively.

“They have permanent dye and dye that will fade away,” Shawn said. “This will stay until Thanksgiving.”

Lady Gaga and Tilly were dressed as a giraffe and zebra respectively. Oct. 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

In addition to the costume contest, Pet Pantry hosted their “Bone Bar” with assorted treats for dogs.

There were photos courtesy of noted international portrait photography outfit Venture Photography, caricature drawings by artist Bill Hernandez, countless samples and giveaways by pet manufacturer sponsors, food trucks, face painting and other fun endeavors. Families also enjoyed balloon animals available for “adoption.”

Howl and Prowl’s leading sponsor for the event was Blue Buffalo.

“Since 2008, Pet Pantry’s Howl & Prowl Parade has raised much-needed funds to support the work we do at the shelter,” said Adopt-A-Dog Executive director Kristen Alouisa who served as a costume contest judge.

“Our life-saving impact has increased as a result of this partnership, and we are truly grateful to be the exclusive beneficiary of this incredibly fun and enjoyable event. Pet Pantry Warehouse goes above and beyond to give back to the community, and we are beyond thankful for their generosity and support,” Alouisa said.

Pet Pantry is located at 1191 East Putnam Avenue in Riverside. Tel. (203) 344-9295

Adopt a Dog is located at 23 Cox Ave in Armonk.

Okay so this guy came from a war reenactment and had no dog of his own. So Heather Trocola of In The Lead Dog training obliged him a photo.

Reina, owned by Danny Lugo of Wilton, was dressed in the theme of  Game of thrones. Oct 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Prize winners Beauty and the Beast at Pet Pantry’s Howl & Prowl to benefit Adopt A Dog. Oct 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Robin and Joker, aka Michael and Matthew Bolash with Baxter, a chocolate lab Weimaraner mix rescued from Loyal Companions out of North Haven at Pet Pantry’s Howl & Prowl to benefit Adopt A Dog. Oct 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Pet Pantry’s 11th Annual Howl & Prowl was held on Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

China the chill pit bull was dressed as a Triceratops. She was rescued by Ron and Sam through the Westport Humane Society. Oct 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The 11th annual Howl & Prowl is an established tradition and takes place every October just before Halloween in the Havemeyer parking lot.Oct 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Mark Strazza with his Cane Corso’s Stell a and Rodeo at Pet Pantry’s Howl & Prowl to benefit Adopt A Dog. Oct 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Shawn Herr from Madison, CT and her toy poodle “dressed” as a giraffe at Pet Pantry’s Howl & Prowl to benefit Adopt A Dog. Oct 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Toy poodles Lady Gaga and Tilly, dressed as a giraffe and zebra for Pet Pantry’s Howl & Prowl to benefit Adopt A Dog. Oct 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Toy poodles Lady Gaga and Tilly, dressed as a giraffe and zebra for Pet Pantry's Howl & Prowl to benefit Adopt A Dog. Oct 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Toy poodles Lady Gaga and Tilly, dressed as a giraffe and zebra for Pet Pantry’s Howl & Prowl to benefit Adopt A Dog. Oct 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Rob, Martie, Kyleigh and Alex from Stamford came to Howl & Prowl dressed as Super Mario Brothers. Oct 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Little “Minnie Mouse” entered the costume competition at Pet Pantry’s Howl & Prowl to benefit Adopt A Dog. Oct 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Pet Pantry’s 11th annual Howl & Prowl benefited Adopt A Dog. Oct 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Pet Pantry's 11th annual Howl & Prowl benefited Adopt A Dog. Oct 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Pet Pantry’s 11th annual Howl & Prowl benefited Adopt A Dog. Oct 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Pet Pantry's 11th annual Howl & Prowl benefited Adopt A Dog. Oct 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Pet Pantry’s 11th annual Howl & Prowl benefited Adopt A Dog. Oct 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Mikey, dressed as a pinata was rescued through the Oregon Humane Society by Ron and Sam. Mikey lives with sibling Chino, a pit bull rescued through the Westport Humane Society. Oct 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Shiba Inu dogs Sage and Nalla with their owners Ashley and Mario from Harrison, NY. Their “Price is Right” costumes were home made, which resulted in a prize from Pet Pantry. Oct. 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Awesome Adopt A Dog volunteers, we love you! Oct. 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

“Zombie cowgirl” Julia with Finnegan who was dressed as a chicken for Pet Pantry’s 11th annual Howl & Prowl. Oct 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

“Puparazzi” was a winner at the 11th annual Howl & Prowl at the Havemeyer building, Oct 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

“Puparazzi” was a winner at the 11th annual Howl & Prowl at the Havemeyer building, Oct 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Robin and Joker, aka Michael and Matthew Bolash with Baxter, a chocolate Lab-Weimaraner mix rescued from Loyal Companions out of North Haven at Pet Pantry’s Howl & Prowl to benefit Adopt A Dog. Oct 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Ryan Accurso with Marley, a French Bulldog “pirate” and Ryan’s nephew Riley. Oct. 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Three little pigs were winners at Pet Pantry’s Howl & Prowl. Oct 28, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

 

Source: https://greenwichfreepress.com/around-town/photo-skies-clear-for-11th-annual-howl-prowl-on-greenwich-ave-114144/

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