to Host Annual Dog Costume Contests

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Howl-O-Ween Contestants to Compete for Funny Fur Gift Cards and Other Prizes, a leading online and Houston luxury pet boutique specializing in stylish dog clothes and dog costumes, announces they are hosting their annual non-profit Howl-O-Ween pet costume contests.

There will be an in-store Howl-O-Ween costume contest at the Funny Fur pet boutique in Houston, as well as an online contest available to pet owners everywhere. The in-store contest will be held on October 29, 2010 at 6 p.m. and will feature a Halloween costume contest for dogs, as well as other pet-themed activities including a scary-costume fashion show, dog nail painting, a raffle and more. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served throughout the event. Donations are accepted for participation in the festivities with all proceeds benefiting the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). The grand-prize costume contest winner will be judged by local business owners and volunteers. Winner will be announced at the end of the evening and awarded a $200 gift card to

"We are excited to host another series of Hall-O-Ween costume contests that will benefit the Houston SPCA," says Jennie Li, Funny Fur Houston store manager. "It's so much fun to see the creative ideas that pet owners come up with each year while benefiting such a worthy non-profit organization."

The online contest is open to any pet owners who wish to send in a picture of their dog in their favorite costume. Submissions will be judged by customers and the winner will be announced online on November 1 and awarded a $100 gift card to For contest eligibility, contestants must purchase a costume from the company's website. This year's must have costumes includes the Calypso Queen dog costume, a colorful carnival dress inspired by Carmen Miranda and the Prince Charming dog costume, a charming getup for male dogs. All photo entries should be submitted to events(at)funnyfur(dot)com.

More information about the contests can be found on the company's Halloween costume page at

About is an upscale pet boutique with a store location in Houston, Texas. The company sells dog couture wear, fashionable pet carriers, designer dog accessories, collars, harnesses, handmade pet jewelry, novelty dog toys, pet furniture and other luxury items for dogs of all sizes. The company frequently contributes funds to local animal shelters and other non-profit organizations dedicated to the wellness of animals. An array of breast cancer awareness pet accessories are available for sale on the company's website with a portion of proceeds benefiting research towards the fight to end breast cancer. Learn more about by visiting their website:

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