Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Doggyspace.com Sponsors Halloween Canine Costume Contest to Benefit Local SPCA Chapters

AAG Note: We've been watching and waiting for one of local Fayette County pups to enter. If you decide to enter, be sure to let us know!

(BUSINESS WIRE)--DoggySpace.com is making sure that only treats will be handed out this October 31st. DoggySpace, a social networking site for dogs, is sponsoring a Halloween canine costume contest to benefit local chapters of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals (SPCA). Dog owners can dress their best friend in their Halloween finest and post pictures at www.doggyspace.com/halloween, where site members can vote for their favorite costume. Doggyspace will donate $6,000 to the winning dog’s local SPCA chapter.

“Doggyspace is about doing something fun, interactive and worthwhile, which is why we started this contest,” said Levi Thorton, Doggyspace founder. “Many SPCA’s are privately funded, which means they are under-funded. Prize money from this contest will go directly to a local SPCA to help with the organization’s mission of raising awareness of animal abuse and promoting programs such as good pet care and spay/neuter awareness initiatives.”

Over 75 SPCA chapters have joined the cause, encouraging their local community to participate by disguising dogs as caterpillars, butterflies and even Minnie Mouse. For instance, Blanco the Chihuahua is dashing as a bumble bee, while Missy the golden retriever remains demure and ladylike in her cowgirl outfit.

More than 2,000 votes have already been cast, but dog lovers have until October 31 to push their favorite costume to the winning spot. Please visit www.doggyspace.com/halloween to enter the contest or vote.

Doggyspace is ideal for pet owners that want to share stories or learn about a specific breed, recently relocated individuals looking to create friendships based on a love of dogs, or even people simply interested in finding a play date for Fido. Standard Doggyspace accounts are free.

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