Photo Gallery: District Dog Halloween Parade & Costume Contest


Celebrating Halloween requires artistic expression, even in those not so inclined the other 364 days of the year. Sometimes, pets join in, despite having no idea what’s going on.

This Halloween, District Dog, a spa and boutique in Greenpoint catering to canines, put on its Second Annual Halloween Parade & Costume Contest, along with co-sponsors Unleash Brooklyn, a luxury pet boarding house and The Honest Kitchen, a brand of gourmet food made from “human grade” dehydrated meat. Dog Habitat, a rescue shelter, was also there, offering $20 microchipping services.

The contest’s judges were two august individuals, Miss Heather, from, and from Albany, Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, North Brooklyn’s 50th District representative since 1972. “There were some very difficult decisions,” Mr. Lentol said, admitting that law making Upstate is “much easier” than determining which Shih Tzu is the cutest. In the pictures after the jump, we let you decide.

Peety, the L train

Gruntley, the G train, part of a pack of pugs that won in the Group Category

Simba, an air conditioner, and runner up in the Solo Category

Duchess, aka Frankenhound

Otto, the Greyhound in a shark costume, sizes up Frank, the hot dog.

Codi, a bear, also a dog

Skyler, a cheerleader

Ginger, a ballerina, attempts a pirouette.

Amelia Earhart, with her airplane, and Paul Bunyan with Babe the Blue Ox and John Henry

Popeye, Olive Oil, and Bluto, winners in the Group Category

Popeye eyes the competition

Harriet, the winner in the solo category, as Log, a spoof kid’s toy first fake-advertised on Ren and Stimpy over a decade ago. Here’s a clip to refresh your memory.

An irresistible adoption opportunity

Frida, a pirate, and a solo category winner

After a long day, a tuckered-out bulldog witch