McKamey Animal Center is hosting a virtual pet costume contest

McKamey Animal Center has revamped its Barktoberfest & Meowloween celebration into something new this year. Starting this Wednesday, the MAC will be accepting entries for a new Pet Costume Photo Contest, presented by Little Debbie.

MAC is encouraging customers to enter their furry, fuzzy, scaly and even feathered pets in the new Pet Photo Costume Contest.

To enter, submit a photo of your favorite pet(s) in their cutest, scariest or wackiest costume starting Wednesday. Then, ask all your family and friends to vote for your pet photo from October 1 through November 1 (voting ends at noon).

MAC wants to see your best pet costumes and find out what your pet means to you. Every vote brings your pet one step closer to victory, and also donates directly to the McKamey Animal Center and helps MAC care for the thousands of animals it cares for each year.

Take your best costume to your boooo-tic and show off your pet. Pets are eligible to win in the following categories: Best Barker Costume, Purrrfect Costume, and Other Little Monster Costumes. The animal with the most votes in all three categories combined will win the exclusive Best in Show award.

The first place winners in each category will be featured on the CMA’s social media platforms, in the e-newsletter and in the spring edition of the CMA newsletter. The Best in Show winner will receive a basket of their favorite Little Debbie Snack Cakes and a personalized carton of their favorite snack with their pet’s picture on it.

Participating in the macabre fun is easy. Grab your pet and its best costume, take a photo and upload it to the GoGoPhoto site. Share a bit about your pet (its name, where you got it, age, etc.) and set up your profile to participate. When registering your pet, you will be asked to pay an entry fee of $5 (a donation to the MAC). When voting begins on October 1, promote your pet to all your family, friends and loved ones via email, social media, etc., and ask them to vote.

Every $1 vote brings you closer to winning the grand prize and is a $1 donation to help MAC animals. When voting closes on November 1, the votes will be counted and the winners will be announced – it could be you. The winners will be announced on November 2 on MAC’s social media platforms. Your pet does not need to be adopted from a shelter or MAC to participate. All animals are welcome.

Visit for more information and to enter your pet today.

Benjamin M. Yerger