Thirty-nine canine contestants and their humans braved Autumn showers on October 29, 2016, to take part in PIDO's annual dog costume contest and parade.
Thanks to Alpha Pet Supply for generously donating gift certificates and goody bags; to Bark magazine for books, toys, and home goods; and to Andronico's and Safeway for gift certificates.
Thanks also to Nancy J. Rubin for her fabulous photos of the event! Facebook users can check them out on PIDO's Facebook page ("Point Isabel Fans and PIDO"). Others can view them here on Flickr.
Last but not least, thanks to the PIDO board members who helped put on the event, and to judges Sharon Harris and Tina Harrison.
And now, the winners:
Small-dog category: Winner: Diva Sparkle, skeleton Twinkle, baby doll Prism, and alligator Charm (Susan Reynolds). Runner-up: Giraffe Sophie (Kim H.). Runner-up: Crazy circus dog Cracus (Lina Huang).
Medium-dog category: Winner: Lumberjacks Dougie and Milo (Herrick Macasieb). Runner-up: Bagel as Mary Poppins (Charlie Starr and Christina Marie). Runner-up: Clown Colby (Jayla Cato).
Large-dog category: Winner: Unicorn Henry (Mike and Rynie Quan). Runner-up: Macy as Petey from "The Little Rascals" (Mike Maxwell). Runner-up: Superdog Rusty (Josh Cohn).
Judges' Choice: Ninja Turtle Lobo (Melody Gil).