Dog Fashion Show to benefit Helping Pawz Animal Rescue

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Eighth annual Dog Costume and Fashion Contest is set for Thursday, July 4 as part of the Independence Day activities at Robe Ann Park.

The event begins at 10 a.m. at the park maintenance building, with registration at 9:30 a.m.

Helping Pawz Animal Rescue of Putnam County is the organizer of this year's Dog Fashion Show event.

Registration forms for the Dog Costume and Fashion Contest can be found on the city's website,, at Greencastle City Hall or the lobby of the Inn at DePauw.

Canines will be judged in two categories: costumed dogs and costumed dogs with costumed humans.

Cost is $10 for the event, which features plenty of prizes and fun. All proceeds will benefit Helping Pawz Animal Rescue.

Helping Pawz Animal Rescue of Putnam County became registered and recognized by the State of Indiana in March 2012. Helping Pawz is not an animal shelter facility, but an animal rescue organization that uses private foster homes and trained volunteers to entrust in the care of surrendered or stray animals while they wait for adoption into a forever home.

Operating solely through donations, Helping Pawz has rescued more than 300 animals in Putnam County alone. Currently 70 animals are with private foster families, awaiting adoption.

Animals that are under the care of Helping Pawz are spayed or neutered and fully vetted before they are adopted to a new family.

The event will also be a chance for spectators to meet some of the loving canines looking for their forever home and ready to be adopted.

For more information on the Dog Costume and Fashion Contest, contact Helping Pawz volunteer Lauren Smoot at 719-0759 or

For information regarding Helping Pawz Animal Rescue of Putnam County, adopting an animal or becoming a foster family, visit or check out Helping Pawz on Facebook.

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