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October is finally here!

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Hey Dogtopians!

Here in Waco we are really looking forward to the cooler weather and fall events. October brings the Heart of Texas Fair and Rodeo and one of our most favorite times…HALLOWEEN! 

 Dogtopia will be out at the fair with a booth in the exhibits building, so be sure to stop by and say hello. While the fair is going on we will certainly have a few Wild Wild West days and Rodeo specials happening at Dogtopia.

Then the week of Halloween we will be having Tricks for Treats Week! Last year we enjoyed the costume contest so much that we’ve been waiting and planning all year for it! If you haven’t started working on your costume and pictures to enter the contest…what are you waiting for?! Last year Waco’s entry Monkey as the Grinch went on to win the Dogtopia National Costume Contest so we are expecting great entries this year as well! See below for details of the contest and other important dates.


  • Oct 9th-17th-Heart of Texas Fair and Rodeo.
  • Oct 10th-2009 Weiner Dog Nationals at H.O.T. Fair
  • October 12th-We begin accepting photo submissions for Halloween costume contest. Take a picture of your dog in costume and submit to by October 22nd.
  • Oct 17th- Wine & Food Festival
  • Oct 23rd-Voting begins via our blog for the  Halloween Costume Contest
  • Oct 28th-Voting ends and winners announced. The most SPOOKtacular is submitted for National Contest.
  • Oct 29th National Costume Contest Voting Begins. Winner receives a 5 day daycare pass.
  • Oct 31st-Halloween Doggy Costume Party

 Costume Categories: Cutest, funniest and Most Original

 Our three store winners will each receive goodie bags full of fun surprises and the Dogtopia National grand prize winner will receive a 5 Day Pass.

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