PHOTOS: Pet Pantry’s 9th Annual Howl & Prowl for Adopt-A-Dog Hits the Ave with Creativity

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The 9th annual Howl & Prowl event included face painting and caricature drawings, Oct. 23, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

The ninth annual Howl & Prowl costume competition for humans and their canine companions benefited from a brisk but sunny afternoon on Greenwich Avenue on Sunday. The event featured face painting, food trucks, a parade, free samples from multiple vendors including Blue Buffalo.

The folks from Keifer’s Kettle Korn kept busy, which was great because they are big supporters of dog rescue. In fact they donated $40,000 last year to a variety of different shelters and sponsorship of rescue groups. On Sunday they took added donations with a goal of $500 which COO Cliff Davis explained is roughly the amount it takes to a rescue a dog from the south when you factor in spay & neutering, medical care and transportation up from the south.

Winners of the costume competition included a dog with a keen resemblance to Donald Trump and a button that read “We Shall Overcomb.” Another favorite which was recognized by judges was a girl and her dog dresses as gumball machines. A couple and their toy poodle came as Prince Charming and Cinderella, complete with carriage and glass slipper. There were witches, draculas, and ghost busters. There were were dogs dressed as bikers, dogs dressed as pumpkins and even a family dressed as pink pigs and the big bad wolf.

Pet Pantry is located at 290 Railroad Ave in Greenwich.

Adopt a Dog is located at 23 Coxe Ave in Armonk, just over the town line.

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Mia, a Toy Yorkie Terrier, with Daniela from Scarsdale. Oct. 23, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Pugs dressed as bumble bees at Pet Pantry’s 9th annual Howl & Prowl benefit for Adopt a Dog, Oct. 23, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Ghost busters at the 9th Annual Howl & Prowl for Adopt-A-Dog, Oct. 23, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Rocko with neighbors Tyler and Lauren from Greenwich, Oct. 23, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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The ninth annual Howl & Prowl event on Greenwich Ave, Oct. 23, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Patty Doyle and Bliss a service dog in training. Oct. 23, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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SWAT team member and his puppy at the 9th annual Howl & Prowl, Oct. 23, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Kelly from Blue Buffalo gave away samples at the 9th annual Howl & Prowl. Oct. 23, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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A Corgi get together at the 9th annual Howl & Prowl, Oct. 23, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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The 9th annual Howl & Prowl event on Greenwich Ave, Oct. 23,2 016 Credit: Leslie Yager

 

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Bad Dogs were winners at the 9th annual Howl & Prowl event, Oct. 23, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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The 9th annual Howl & Prowl event on Greenwich Ave, Oct. 23, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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“Sons of Bitches” were winners at the 9th annual Howl & Prowl on Greenwich Ave. Oct. 23, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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These witches were winners at the 9th annual Howl & Prowl event on Greenwich Ave. Oct. 23, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Pet Pantry’s 9th annual Howl & Prowl event benefited Adopt-A-Dog. Oct. 23, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Three little pigs and the scary wolf were winners at the 9th annual Howl & Prowl, Oct. 23, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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The 9th annual Howl & Prowl event on Greenwich Ave. Oct. 23, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Matching gumball machines were winners at Pet Pantry’s 9th annual Howl & Prowl for Adopt-A-Dog, Oct. 23, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Cinderella and Prince Charming at the 9th annual Howl & Prowl event on Greenwich Ave. Oct. 23, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

 

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This Dachsund Yorkie mix bore a likeness to Donald Trump, complete with slogan We Shall Overcomb. Oct. 23, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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This Dachsund Yorkie mix bore a likeness to Donald Trump, complete with slogan We Shall Overcomb. Oct. 23, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

 

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Rescue dog Skye with his parents Jasmine and Will from the Bronx. Oct. 23, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Alan, Jennifer Gunzburg with Fia, Kili, Sparkle-Sunshine, and Buttercup, Oct. 23, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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The 9th annual Howl & Prowl on Greenwich Ave. Oct. 23, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Matching gumball machines, Oct. 23, 2o16 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Adopt a Dog director Kristen Rice with friends at the 9th annual Howl & Prowl event, Oct. 23, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager


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