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Theisen's to host "Dog-o-ween" canine costume contest

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

Theisen's annual "Dog-o-ween" canine costume contest will be taking place on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Theisen's of Dubuque.

There will be 2 categories this year, Dog Only and Dog & Person(s). The highest scoring winning "overall best" will win the grand prize for each category, according to a press release. A trophy will be awarded to winners in addition to a prize and all who participate will receive a Theisen's Gift Card.

There will be a $7 entry fee per dog and all money collected will be donated to the Dubuque Humane Society.

Organizers ask those participating in the contest to show up to Theisen's in Dubuque at 11am to register.

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

• Entry fee is $7 donation to the Dubuque Humane Society 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.

• 300 lb 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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