Cuba, the 14 and a half year old Pug, was the winner of Viewers Choice award at the inaugural Pug-O-ween meet up and costume contest was held at Gyro Park. All photos courtesy of Tania Vassilakaki

Dogs and their owners celebrate Pug-O-Ween

Penticton pug owners stepped out with their pugs in full costume

Penticton’s inaugural Pug-O-Ween meet up and costume contest was held at Gyro Park on Saturday.

Tania Vassilakaki was inspired by their pug, Dug, to put on the event with the Penticton Pug Club.

“(Dug) is 11 months old and this was our first meet up. I started the group a month ago for him to meet other pugs,” said Vassilakaki, who hopes to have another meet up soon as about 25 pugs and their owners enjoyed the day.

Prizes were handed out for best costumes and $125.20 was raised for the BCSPCA with donated coffee, hot chocolate and doughnuts from Tim Hortons.

The first prize winner was Frank. He was dressed up with his owner as jokers. The Viewers Choice award went to Cuba, a 14 and a half year old pug, who gets around in a wheelchair and was dressed as a pumpkin.


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