Humane Society of Central Illinois

Paws Pageant - April 2010

On Friday, April 16 we held our second annual Paws Pageant at the Holiday Inn!  Once again the event was well received and everyone had a great time. The audience vote decided the winners. Categories this year were Owner/Dog Themed Outfits, Halloween Redone, Celebrity Look-a-Like, and Bling!  Everyone enjoyed seeing the dogs, and some owners, dressed up in all the wonderful outfits!  We can't wait for next year's Paws Pageant event!  A special thank you goes to the sponsors, advertisers, and contributors. Beth Whisman was the MC for this event!  Thank you Beth!

Sponsors:
  • Albee Realty
  • Canine Classics
  • Rover's Bakery
  • Le Bow Wow Club
  • Mary Kay
  • Purrfect Pet Homecare
  • Steve Haas
  • Urban Carnivore
  • Holiday Inn
Other Advertisers & Contributors:
  • Beth Whisman
  • Casey's Garden Shop
  • Logan's
  • Top Line Nails
  • CoffeeNation
  • By Request DJ Service

Paws Pageant - April 2010

Clyde, an HSCI adoptable dog, greets guests as they arrive at the Paws Pageant.

Paws Pageant - April 2010

Sioux, who entered the Bling category, is showing off her doggy-safe hair color done by her mom Lori Cawood, owner of Canine Classics.


Paws Pageant - April 2010

Bosley and Erica wait to walk down the aisle in the Owner/Pet Themed category.

Paws Pageant - April 2010

Ritz the chug (half chihuahua, half pug), honors his heritage by dressing as a taco in Halloween Redone.


Paws Pageant - April 2010

Lola and Molly sport their team spirit for the Cubs in the green room.

Paws Pageant - April 2010

Lennon and his owner are giving peace a chance with their John Lennon inspired outfits.


Paws Pageant - April 2010

Frank the pug shows off his bling.

Paws Pageant - April 2010

Wishbone, an HSCI adoptable dog greeted guests. Good news, Wishbone was adopted the next day!


Paws Pageant - April 2010

Mary Kay was one of our great sponsors of the night.

Paws Pageant - April 2010

Chris Carlson and Emma, the Carrin Terrier, show their love for the Wizard of Oz in the Owner/Pet themed category.


Paws Pageant - April 2010

Gator shows off his super hero skills as Batman!

Paws Pageant - April 2010

Sophie and her mom Ann love Harry Potter. Here are they are dressed as Fluffy and Professor Trelawney.


Paws Pageant - April 2010

Piper and his mom show off their heritage with the matching kilts and bag pipes. Piper went on to win the Owner/Pet Themed category!

Paws Pageant - April 2010

Between categories, kids had a chance to answer dog related trivia for prizes!


Paws Pageant - April 2010

The Phantom of the Opera was the inspiration for this outfit by White Thunder and Chris Carlton in the Halloween Redone category.

Paws Pageant - April 2010

Oliver in motion and hard to photograph!


Paws Pageant - April 2010

Lacy, an HSCI alum, sports her bikini bod in the Halloween Redone category.

Paws Pageant - April 2010

Buddy, another HSCI alum, enters the Halloween Redone category as the Great Pumpkin from Charlie Brown.


Paws Pageant - April 2010

Mimosa and her owner Natalie have used the movie "A Christmas Story" to inspire this entry as the infamous Leg Lamp and the Pink Nightmare. They went on to win the Halloween Redone category. Congratulations!

Paws Pageant - April 2010

Inca is hip-hop blinged out with mom, Lori Cawood, owner of Canine Classics.


Paws Pageant - April 2010

Maya is showing off all of her jewels in the bling category.

Paws Pageant - April 2010

Olivia, the official greeter at Creations Dog Training Center, walks the runway in this royal themed entry.


Paws Pageant - April 2010

Each dog has their own bag the audience could put their vote ticket in.

Paws Pageant - April 2010

Lacy, a HSCI alum, struts her stuff in the bling category.


Paws Pageant - April 2010

Amy, owner of Le Bow Wow Club with her bling entry, Lola.

A big thank you goes to the Holiday Inn for hosting our second Paws Pageant!  We hope to see you at next year's pageant!

HSCI