Howl-O-Ween at the Alameda Small Dog  Park!

The Second Annual “Howl O Ween” costume contest
held on Sunday, October 30 was a howling success!

The Grand Prize Winner comes forward!

Over 65 dogs were entered in the costume contest— and here are the winners:

  • Best in Show – “Nicky,” dressed as a Lion
    You escaped before you could collect your prize! Please contact us
    at to claim it!
  • Most Original Costume – “Eloise,” dressed as Dorothy
    along with Jennifer as Toto
  • Scariest Costume – “Paloma” as a dragon
  • Funniest Costume – “Sport-T” as a punk biker
  • Best Homemade Costume – “Max” as a bull
  • Best Ready Made Costume – “Spooky” as a construction worker
  • Best 2+ dog costume – “Bamm-Bamm, Indy and Pebbles”
    as the Three Little Pigs
  • Most Creative Costume – “Spotnik Bubba” as the Doggie
    in the Window (how much?)
  • Most Well Behaved Dog in a Costume - “Lola” as Snow White
  • Costume Kept on the Longest - “Zoe” as Elvis
  • Best Dog Dressed as Other Animal – “Frank” as a frog
  • Honorable Mentions went to:
    “ Lucy” as a dog riding “bear” back,“ Sammy” as a ladybug,
    and “Milo” as a football

A Small Dog Thank You to our judges:

Trudy Holdener, Pet of the Week columnist, Alameda Journal and
Elizabeth Pinkerton, owner, Dog Bone Alley

Additionally, we acknowledge our generous sponsors:

Club K-9
Alameda Pet Hospital
Seiji Morikawa (Certified Pet Groomer)
Park Centre Veterinary Clinic
Providence West Veterinary Clinic
Dog Bone Alley
Doggie Styles (Mill Valley Groomers)
Jay’s Coffee Shop
McGrath’s Pub
Pet Food Express (Corporate Office & Berkeley store)
Mary Pritchett

We also want to give a a round of applause to our two park volunteers, Tom and Garrison, who keep our lawn watered and mowed day in and day out. Thanks, guys!

The event was held in memory of Aeron Neville, owner of “Mischa.” Aeron participated in planning the first “Howl O Ween” event. Aeron passed away on October 12.

On behalf of the organizing committee, congratulations to our winners!

Harry and Terri, Nancy and Lee, Linda & her students from Treasure Island Job Corps, Carrie, Stephanie, Jennifer, Rebecca, Mary, Sally, John and Nancy and many others who helped!

Howl-O-Ween 2005 at the Alameda Small Dog Park!!Back