HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Helping Animals Without Shelter (HAWS) is hosting their 2nd Cutest Dog Competition at The Camp in Midcity!
You can come as a bystander and witness a bunch of cute pups or you can enter your furry friend yourself, there is still time to sign up!
This event is free to attend and there's a $10 fee to enter the contest.
Check-in is at 11:00 am at The Camp and the contest starts at noon.
There will be trophies and prizes awarded and doggie costumes are encouraged!
"I can't wait to see everybody's pets in their little costumes. Even if you don't win first, second or third place - you're all a winner to us! All of you are! Just dogs, dogs, dogs, it's just - that's what it is! It's gonna be so cute, it's going to be so much fun to see them prancing around in their little costumes, you know, showing out and showing up," said Executive Director of HAWS, Lisa Shedd.
People will also have the chance to draw and win several prizes. Some of those prizes include an 8x10 portrait of your pet done by Who, What, Where Art, baskets by Hollywood Feed and Pet Supplies Plus, alongside a host of other prizes!
Tickets are $5 for one drawing and $10 for three.
There will be games, face paintings by Let’s Face it Face Painting and other pet-friendly vendors.
It's going to be a day filled with fun, fabulousness and fur!
There will also be food and beverages available for purchase at The Camp.
Some of the guests in attendance will include the following: Barker’s Dozen, Such a Good Dog, The Ark Pet Spa & Hotel, Alpha Instincts, Pet AuPair Extraordinaire, Let’s Face it Face Painting and More to come.
For more information about this event, click here.
To enter your pup into the Cutest Dog Contest, click here.
What HAWS is all about from Executive Director, Shedd:
"We're a vital part of the community because we help people keep their dogs, so they don't have to turn them into the shelters or rescues, that are overflowing - all of them. We educate people on how to take care of their pets: inside pets, outside pets, mostly we do chain dogs and outside dogs but we'll help anybody. We have a low-cost spay-neuter program that bridges the gap between the other low-cost ones when they run out, we kind of take over, but we do it all year. We educate the children. We have materials printed out for them so they can learn how to take care of their own pet, so we're not - 20 years later, we're not helping their dogs. We have all our literature about every outside heartworm, fleas, ticks all the bad parasites, we have it in Spanish and English, we want to reach every person we don't want to leave anybody behind."
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