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Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest

Even though Dedicated Animal Welfare Group (DAWG) and the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center can’t hold the annual DAWG Walk & Adoption Extravaganza Event for the first time in 25 years due to COVID-19, the Pet Costume Contest will go on this fall!

This exciting virtual fundraising event will include photos you submit of your amazing cat, dog or other pet. Submit one photo featuring one pet per entry, and the most creative, adorable Howl-O-Ween pet picture will win a prize valued at $200.

Prizes will include dinner for two at a delectable local restaurant and a gift certificate from Chewy.com and Hala’s Paws for your fabulous fur companion. 

Photos can be submitted starting September 25 to October 25.  The top contestants will be live-streamed on a special Halloween Day event on the city's YouTube channel at 3 pm. 

DAWG is asking for a minimum donation of $25 per entry, which you can made online here. Under message, type Howl-O-Ween contest and the name of your pet or send a check to DAWG: 27472 Capricho, Mission Viejo, CA. 92692 and write Howl-O-Ween contest and the name of your pet in the memo section of your check.

Get ready to dazzle us with your Howl-O-ween costume while raising money for the homeless animals at our shelter. 

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I hereby agree and grant irrevocable permission to the City of Mission Viejo, its officials, employees, volunteers and affiliates, including their respective assignees, agents and licensees (collectively, “Sponsor Parties”), to reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, edit, exhibit, create derivative works and/or otherwise use and reuse the photographs/video and/or images submitted of myself or my minor child, in any media, including, without limitation, the internet, for any and all purposes Sponsor Parties deems appropriate. 

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