Halloween hounds judged in Mutt-ster Mash Costume Contest

RAPID CITY, S.D. – It was a monster mash, graveyard smash for the dogs.

The Humane Society of the Black Hills held their first ever Mutt-ster Mash Halloween Pet Costume Contest at their East St. Patrick Street location on Sunday.

Pet owners dressed up their little monsters to be judged in Most Original, Owner-Dog Lookalike and Judge’s Choice categories. First, second and third place winners received dog treats and clothing from the Humane Society.

Some teams said that getting their pet into a costume was the hardest part of the competition.

Cheryl Whetham received first place in the Most Original category with her dog Sandy, pictured above. She said that Sandy’s “granny” costume was made to be comfortable and to match her pooch’s dotage.

“The idea was to come up with something that was simple that she could wear, and because she does limp a little bit, the cane was the first idea, and then came just from there,” Whetham said. “She is an old dog and I’ll dress her like an old lady.”

The Humane Society also raised money and awareness for their organization through gift basket raffles and a small entry fee.

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