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Theisen’s to host annual Dog-o-ween contest Oct.

October 19, 2013

Theisen's "Dog-o-ween" canine costume contestwill be held oct. 27 in Marshalltown. Dogs of all breeds, shapes and sizes are eligible to enter Theisen's Dog-o-ween Costume Contest.

This event is hosted by Theisen's of Marshalltown to raise funds for the Marshall County Animal Shelter and is done in conjunction with this Animal Shelter. There will be a $7 entry fee per dog which is donated to the Marshall County Animal Shelter. Plus, to offset that entry fee, Theisen's is giving each participant a $7 Theisen's Gift Card.

This year's contest takes place at 1 p.m. with registration starting at 10 a.m. No pre-registration before that day is necessary. A panel of judges will evaluate each dog's costume.

The highest scoring dog winning "overall best" will win the grand prize of $150 Theisen's Gift Card.

There will also be prizes for the first runner up will receieve a $100 Theisen's gift card, second runner up $75 Theisen's gift card and third runner up a $50 Theisen's gift card. A trophy will be awarded to each winner in addition to the prizes. All prizes and entry gift cards are donated by Theisen's.

A photo background will be set up for anyone who wishes to photograph his/her dog with their own camera.

Official Contest Rules

Entry fee is $7 donation to the Marshall County Animal Shelter on the day of the event at Theisen's, offset by a $7 Theisen's Gift Card to each participant.

All dogs must be leashed or contained.

All dogs must be at least 6 months old to participate.

200 pound weight limit for any dog entered.

Dogs are the sole responsibility and liability of the owner or guardian of the dog while on Theisen's premises. Dog owner/guardian is responsible for the clean up of all messes resulting from his/her dog on the premises that day.

Any dog deemed unsafe or unruly will be disqualified and asked to leave the premises.

All dog owners/guardians entering dogs in this contest will be required by Theisen's to sign a legal waiver of liability to enter.

Participants under age 18 entering a dog must have parent or legal guardian accompany them and sign entry forms.

No purchase necessary to enter.

Associates of Theisen's and members of their immediate household are not eligible to win.



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