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!
Clyde, an HSCI adoptable dog, greets guests as they arrive at the Paws Pageant.
Sioux, who entered the Bling category, is showing off her doggy-safe hair color done by her mom Lori Cawood, owner of Canine Classics.
Bosley and Erica wait to walk down the aisle in the Owner/Pet Themed category.
Ritz the chug (half chihuahua, half pug), honors his heritage by dressing as a taco in Halloween Redone.
Lola and Molly sport their team spirit for the Cubs in the green room.
Lennon and his owner are giving peace a chance with their John Lennon inspired outfits.
Frank the pug shows off his bling.
Wishbone, an HSCI adoptable dog greeted guests. Good news, Wishbone was adopted the next day!
Mary Kay was one of our great sponsors of the night.
Chris Carlson and Emma, the Carrin Terrier, show their love for the Wizard of Oz in the Owner/Pet themed category.
Gator shows off his super hero skills as Batman!
Sophie and her mom Ann love Harry Potter. Here are they are dressed as Fluffy and Professor Trelawney.
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!
Between categories, kids had a chance to answer dog related trivia for prizes!
The Phantom of the Opera was the inspiration for this outfit by White Thunder and Chris Carlton in the Halloween Redone category.
Oliver in motion and hard to photograph!
Lacy, an HSCI alum, sports her bikini bod in the Halloween Redone category.
Buddy, another HSCI alum, enters the Halloween Redone category as the Great Pumpkin from Charlie Brown.
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!
Inca is hip-hop blinged out with mom, Lori Cawood, owner of Canine Classics.
Maya is showing off all of her jewels in the bling category.
Olivia, the official greeter at Creations Dog Training Center, walks the runway in this royal themed entry.
Each dog has their own bag the audience could put their vote ticket in.
Lacy, a HSCI alum, struts her stuff in the bling category.
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!