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LAST CHANCE: Vote by 9 a.m. on the Best Pet Halloween Costume in Napa County

Cast your vote in the comments section for Cat with a Bloody Axe, Vampire Chihuahua, Bumblebee or Piggy. Only one can win our prize for Best Pet Halloween Costume in Napa County. Voting ends at 9 a.m. Nov. 5.

Last chance to vote! We have four contestants:

  • Mary Richardson's cat with a bloody axe
  • Anita Coupon's vampire chihuahua 
  • Michelle Foster's bumblebee dog 
  • Michelle Foster's dog in a piggy costume.

Cast a vote for your favorite by leaving a comment below BEFORE 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5. 


Halloween is no longer the exclusive domain of pint-sized trick-or-treaters. Napa County's love for pets of all shapes and sizes, as evidenced by the response to our Cutest Dog Contest, has plenty of pet owners getting their four-legged pals into the Halloween spirit as well.

Dressing your pet up in a Halloween costume means BIG business for retailers, as consumers are expected to spend a record $310 million this year on pet costumes, according to a recent National Retail Federation survey.

Here at Patch, we embrace all pets, and want to see what costume your pet will be sporting for Halloween. We want to see those pets in costume, so post your photos and you could win a $50 gift card! 

You have until Oct. 31 to upload the best photo of your pet in costume. (If you want some amazing ideas, check out the Best Pet Halloween Costume Contest in Marin entries).

Here’s how to enter:

  • Simply click the green "Upload Your Photos and Videos" button above and upload your image (but first make sure you’re a registered Patch user).
  • In the caption, let us know the name of your pet and all the details about the costume. We’d also love to know what town you live in and any other information you think we should know.

Patch editors will choose our 10 favorite pictures, and then you, the reader, can vote for the winner in the comments section of an article that will be posted on Nov. 1. We will be taking your votes through 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 5.

The winner will receive a $50 gift card to a local business of their choice.

And don't forget that we have a $5,000 grand prize in our national Best Halloween Costume in America contest!

Click "Keep me posted" for automatic updates when we publish Halloween news. For more on Halloween in the Napa Valley, please see:

  • Napa Gets Spooky for Halloween: Photo Gallery
  • Halloween Cocktail Recipes from the Napa Valley
  • How to Make Mystery Eyeball Deviled Eggs
  • Where to Find Pumpkins in the Napa Valley
  • Napa's "Zombie Nurse" Crusades for Flu Shots (VIDEO)
  • Costumed St. Helena Revelers Support Cameo Cinema
  • The "Dead" Walk at Napa's "Zombie Flu" Clinic

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Jon Richardson November 04, 2012 at 10:27 PM
I like the cat with the bloody axe!
Gypsy G November 04, 2012 at 11:03 PM
The cat with the axe
Louisa Hufstader November 05, 2012 at 05:38 AM
Voting ends tomorrow at 9 a.m. - The winner will be apparent.
Desiree November 05, 2012 at 08:44 AM
Vampire chihuaha
Louisa Hufstader November 06, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Vampire Chihuahua came very close to winning - but Cat with a Bloody Axe carved out the victory: http://napavalley.patch.com/articles/axe-wielding-cat-wins-pet-halloween-costume-contest


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