Annual ‘Spooky Pooch Parade’ Goes Virtual

Annual ‘Spooky Pooch Parade’ Goes Virtual

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In an effort to ensure health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, LakewoodAlive’s 13th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade is being held virtually, with 12 lucky winners having their dogs highlighted in LakewoodAlive’s 2021 calendar and one grand prize “Best In Show” winner being determined by public voting.

Registration is now open for the Virtual Spooky Pooch Parade, which features a photo contest taking place through October 6. Each registered participant is guaranteed to have their costumed canine photo submission considered by a panel of community judges for inclusion in LakewoodAlive’s 2021 wall calendar, and each entry includes a copy of this full-color calendar. A virtual unveiling of the 12 lucky winners will take place on October 17 — the original date of the Spooky Pooch Parade.

The general public will be able to cast votes from October 13-16 by “liking” photos in a Facebook album or commenting on the Instagram slideshow consisting of the 12 calendar finalists to determine the “Best In Show” winner of the Virtual Spooky Pooch Parade. That winner will be featured on the October page of the calendar and receive one year’s worth of free dog food courtesy of Pet’s General Store.  

The cost of entry is $25 per photo submission, with proceeds benefitting LakewoodAlive, a community-centered nonprofit organization striving to foster and sustain vibrant neighborhoods in Lakewood.  Click here for a full list of contest rules.   

More information about the Virtual Spooky Pooch Parade, visit

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