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Pugtoberfest 2009 | Costume Contest

The Pugtoberfest Costume Contest never disappoints. This year it seemed that the contestant pool was double that of last years and the costumes were intense. Hats off to the home-made costumes!

  • First Place: Bonnie and Clyde
  • Second Place: Hannah Montana Pug
  • Third Place: Lego Pug

Be sure to leave a comment with your favorite costume

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Bonnie and Clyde.

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Turtle Pug

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Shark Pug. I hope he doesn’t bite.

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Bumble Bee Pug

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Count Dracula. Count Pugula!

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Pimp Daddy Pug

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Judo Master Pug.

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Potato Pug (He had Mr. Potato Head on his shirt)

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One Eyed Pirate Pug. He has one missing eye and that scary long tongue, he should have won!

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Cowgirl Pug

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Wench Pug

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Pumpkin Pug

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Cowgirl Pug. Those boots are amazing!

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iPug. Where can I order one.

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Princess Pug. I want to take you home. So cute!

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Giraffe Pug. That’s crazy original!

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Hannah Montana Pug. That black spot is her microphone.

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Football Pug

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Lego Pug. Should have been First place.

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Pocahontas Pug. OMG look at her nails.

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Monday, October 5th, 2009 Events 2 Comments

Pugtoberfest 2009 | Photos

This year at our photo-booth we went with a Hollywood theme. My wife made a wonderful Hollywood red carpet scene, similar to what you see at all the big movie premiers. They usually have all the sponsor logos plastered on a white wall. I think we simulated that look with our logo and Pugs ‘N Pals.

Our goal of $500 may have been a reach, but we were able to raise $300 for Pugs N’ Pals Pug Rescue. Thank you to everyone that visited our photo-booth and everyone that came and made Pugtoberfest a huge success.

Here are a couple of our photo-booth clients. If you don’t see your pooch, be sure to see our full gallery.

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Monday, October 5th, 2009 Events No Comments

Pugtoberfest 2009 is around the corner!

It’s that time of year again where hundreds of pugs and pug lovers meet up annually to support Pugs ‘n Pals Pug Rescue. Every year the attendance increases as the word spreads about Southern California’s biggest pug meet-up, Pugtoberfest! It is truly amazing to see so many people and so many Pugs. There are plenty of events and activities planned for the day from a Best Kisser contest, a Best Costume Contest (it is October), to a Silent Auction. There will be many vendors selling products and services; dog and pet services will be on-site for ear cleanings and nail clippings. A veterinarian will be on hand for any questions you may have. Along with all the festivities there will be many available dogs for adoption!

This year we will be hosting a photo booth, where for $10 provide a mini photo shoot, a 4×6 proof and a fine art print (mailed), and an online gallery to share with friends. Last year we raised over $300 for Pugs ‘n Pals!!! We hope to out-do ourselves this year and strive for $500!!!

Who: EVERYONE is invited!!! Pugs, Pug mixes, non-pugs, dog lovers, etc.

When: Saturday, October 3, 2009 – 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: TeWinkle Park – 970 Arlington Dr., Costa Mesa

Admission:
$13.00 – Adults
$7.00 – 5-12, 65+ yrs
Children under 5 are FREE

For more information visit Pugs ‘n Pals website: http://www.pugdogrescue.com/

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Official Pugs ‘n Pals Flyer (PDF)


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Catch up on our older posts about past Pugtoberfest events:

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Thursday, September 24th, 2009 Events 2 Comments

The 2009 Wag-a-Thon picture gallery is now online!

I spent most of the weekend choosing the best 225 pictures from Wag-a-Thon 2009 and after some quick touch-ups, and a brief computer crisis (all fixed now), they are ready for viewing. Click here to see them all. There are some great individual dog portraits as well as event shots for you to browse.

If you are interested, you can order 4×6 copies of any print for just $5.00 with 50% of the proceeds going to Pet Project Foundation. Thanks to everyone who came to Dana Point and made this such a special day. I am really looking forward to next year’s event.

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Whoa!! Don’t FREAK OUT like this guy if you don’t see your dog here. Leave a comment below with your dog’s name and image number from the gallery and we will move that image here for everyone to see.

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 Events, Local 2 Comments

Wag-A-Thon 2009: Sneek Peek

The Wag-a-Thon was such an amazing event with so many people and dogs;  Absolutely Incredible!

With such an amazing turnout it was easy to take over 800 photos while strolling through Dana Point Harbor. Unfortunately my computer suffered minor hardware failure and is out of commission until Tuesday; when the replacement part arrives. So until then, enjoy a few pictures that I was able to grab while using a loaner computer.

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This guy was waaaaaay to tired to get up. This is exactly how I felt after 800 photos.

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The Funniest pic of the day goes to these two Chihuahua’s. I watched these two from a distance and could see this Chihuahua sitting on the head of another. I said to myself, “I must get a pic of this”

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Be sure to check back to see all the photos from the 16th Annual Wag-A-Thon!

Monday, April 27th, 2009 Events 1 Comment