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
- 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
- Bleach/laundry soap