The Spooky Pooch is a non-profit event with your full registration fee benefitting local animal welfare groups.  We rely on vendors and sponsors for all event expenses. 


Join us and interact with dog enthusiasts from all around Cincinnati while marketing your products and services.  Opportunities are limited so register soon for the best booth location!


Register online by September 30th to pick which animal welfare group will receive the proceeds from your registration.

(after this date, all registration proceeds will be donated to the HWB Community Center)

Creative Grooming Exhibition

The Spookiest Pooch contest and parade 

The Spookiest Pooch contest and parade 

Great low-stress event with grooming completed in your own salon prior to exhibition.

Compete for a chance to win a Do-It-All show package for PetQuest 2016 and other prizes (over $600)!

Limited to 15 registrants so sign up early!

Think your pooch is the best dressed?

Register him for the Spookiest Pooch Dress Up Contest and Parade!

• Register online before September 30th at 5pm to select the beneficiary to receive your ticket proceeds.


• Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place People’s Choice.


• Check in at registration booth between 11 and 11:45am to pick up your swag bag and have your pooch’s photo taken, then meet in front of the stage for the parade to commence at 1pm.

• Judging will take place from displayed photo board between 1 and 2:30pm with all winners announced at 2:45pm.  Must be present to win.

• Have more than one pooch but don't have the patience to dress them all in their Spookiest attire?  Enter one dog into the Spookiest Pooch contest and parade and bring the others for a day of fun on the lure course and other great activities!

Kids Stuffed Animal contest

and other activities for you and your dog

Saturday, October 1st 2016 11am-3pm

Washington Park, Glendale Ohio

Dress up your favorite and put him on display!

Time                         Activity Description
11:00 - 3:00         Lure Course open throughout event
11:00 - 2:30         Silent Auction open
11:00                       Registration opens for the Stuffed Animal Dress up Contest
11:00 - 11:45      Spookiest Pooch Contest and Parade - register and get photo taken
11:00 - 2:30         Coloring Contest - hang artwork by grade
1:00 - 2:30            Stuffed Animal Dress Up Contest - voting open to all participants
1:00 - 2:30            Spookiest Pooch Contest - voting open to all participants
1:00 - 1:30            Spookiest Pooch Parade
1:00 - 2:30            Creative Grooming Exhibition - voting open to all participants

2:30                          Silent Auction closes
2:30                          Stuffed Animal Dress Up Contest - announcement of winners
2:30                          Coloring Contest - announcement of winners
2:45                          Spookiest Pooch Contest - announcement of winners
2:45                          Grooming Exhibition - announcement of winners
3:00                          Raffle Prize - announcement of winner
3:00                          End of event - see you next year!

Schedule of Activities​  

Lure Coursing

Over $600 in prizes for professional groomers

Join Us

For the fifth annual Spooky Pooch event benefiting local animal welfare organizations!

$10 per dog participant.  Over $300 in prizes!!