Pets Compete for Prizes in 17th Pet-o-Ween

The Miller Family entered as "Once Upon a Time." (Photo by Pat Blair)

Dogs, cats, horses – even rabbits, a mini horse and a chicken – competed for prizes in this year's Pet-o-Ween, held Saturday at the Exhibit Hall at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.

There were no snakes this year, although Debie Crawford, executive director at Sheridan's Dog and Cat Shelter, said some of those have been entered in years past. Kandy DeTavernier, who's been coordinator of the event since 2004, said the Pet-o-Ween started in 2000.

Crawford said the Pet-o-Ween is a fun event put together by Sheridan Media, Moxey Schreiber Veterinary Hospital, Ann Gardner State Farm and Muddy Paw Prints.

In addition to the costume competition, money was raised for the dog and cat shelter through a raffle and sale of hot dogs and refreshments. Crawford said competition was in four categories: pet and owner costumes, best dog costume, best cat costume and most unique.

Detavernier said the event has grown through the years, although attendance can be affected by the weather, with fewer people coming out when the weather's inclement. She said Kendrick Park has been a great venue for the event but the park was closed to vehicular traffic this year.

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Contestants Gus, left, a cockapoo, and Hayden, a sheltie, before the competition started. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Lord Gregory costumed as President Donald Trump. (Photo by Pat Blair)
A couple of attendees check out the raffle items. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Contestants competing as chef and lobster. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Closeup of the "lobster." (Photo by Pat Blair)