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Bark in the Park

Howl-o-Ween Pet Costume Contest

Adorable Furry Friends, Prizes, and Fun!

Join Thomas J. Henry and friends for our annual Bark in the Park Howl-o-Ween Pet Costume Contest and Expo- a family-friendly community event benefiting local animal shelters.  

Enter your primped pooch in the contest for a chance to win prizes and to help support community dog-centric initiatives.

Don't have a dog? No worries- come on down anyway to mingle with friends and family and enjoy a good laugh, music, concessions, and fury canine entertainment on a pleasant autumn Corpus Christi evening by the bay.

About the Event

Bark in the Park is a community event benefiting Corpus Christi and Nueces County animal shelters. Each year, we team up with a number of local businesses and organizations to bring you family fun entertainment and activities including a kids zone, pet expo, adoption drive and of course the main event- the Howl-o-Ween Pet Costume Contest for cash prizes!

Pet Costume Contest Prizes

  • 1st Place - $1,500
  • 2nd Place - $1,000
  • 3rd Place - $750

Official Rules

  • Any dog may enter, as long as they are in a costume
  • Keep dog on leash at all times.   Only one dog may be walked per person.
  • All dogs must be under control and on a leash.
  • Walkers will be asked to leave if their dogs display aggressive behavior.  No shock collars.
  • Poop bags – bring your own, and please see to your dogs ‘call of nature’ before the contest.
  • Owners must clean up after dogs.
  • OWNERS MAY DRESS UP but are not required to be in costume.

Pet Costume Contest Entry Fee

A $7 entry fee is required of all pet costume contest entrants. Entry fee must be paid at time of registration. This entry fee will be donated directly to a local no-kill animal shelter.

Donate to the Cause

Bark in the Park is not just a super fun, family-friendly community event... it's also a chance to raise money for local no-kill animal shelters in Corpus Christi. Please consider making a donation using the form at the bottom of the page OR bring a donation item to the event. All donation funds and donated items will go directly to Peewee's Pet Adoption World and Sanctuary and PALS Animal Shelter (approved donation items listed below).

  • Dog food (dry or canned)
  • Cat food (dry or canned)
  • Dog/cat treats
  • Dog/cat toys
  • Kitty litter (Tidy Cat preferred)
  • Litter boxes
  • Dog leashes/collars
  • Cat collars
  • Dog and cat beds
  • Blankets/towels/pillows
  • Bleach/laundry soap
Enter Your Pet in the Contest or Donate to the Cause

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