By Guest Blogger Donna DeClemente, Donna's Promo Talk
This is a photo of my dog, Izzie, who is wearing a Pet Rocker costume from the Bret Michaels Pets Rock Collection available at PetSmart. I recently entered this photo of her in the PetSmart Monster Cute Photo Contest that they are featuring on their Facebook Page. Please vote for Izzie here. She really wants to win one a prize which includes a PetSmart treat bag full of Halloween pet treats. She's entered in the "Rock Star Pets" category.
It seems to me that pet costumes are a really big thing this Halloween. Not only have I seen this PetSmart Contest, but they have been promoting one on NBC's Today Show and we also have one going on with our local newspaper. Take a look at all the adorable pets on the PetSmart Contest. To date there are over 7,000 entries. The contest started accepting them on Sept. 10 and continues till Oct. 21. At the same time the public is invited to vote and can vote for as many pets and they want, but only once a day for each favorite photo.
Then on October 24, the 5 photos in each of the 5 categories with the highest Round 1 scores will be displayed as the Finalists, for a total 25 Finalist Photos. Round 1 scores are a combination of judges scores and public voting scores. Then another round of voting and judging will take place and there will be a final winner for each category which is based on specific judging criteria outlined in the Official Rules. I just read the Rock Star Pets category and it says the following:
"Is the costume fit for an epic performance under the spotlight? Does your pet look ready to sign a multi-million dollar recording contract? The pet with the most rock star swagger will be the winner!" I don't think Izzie looks like she's ready to rock the world. I probably should have put a doggy treat out for her and then took the photo!
Anyhow. all 5 Finalists in each category will end up winning something. So you can still vote for Izzie!! The photo with the highest overall score from any category will be the Grand Prize winner. Final day to vote will be Oct. 29.
On top of the Contest, PetSmart also has another app on their Facebook page called the Spooktacular Costume Machine where you can upload a photo of your pets and digitally dress them up in a costume to share. It's pretty cute and also offers coupons for costumes and GREENIES products, which is a sponsor.
I want to give the PetSmart team that was at the BlogPaws Conference in Salt Lake City back in June a big thank you for hosting a special luncheon for us bloggers and allowing us the opportunity to be one of the first to see their new Bret Michaels Pet Collection. Not only did I get the Rock Star costume for Izzy there, but also the Bret Michaels collar she's wearing! I also received a Bret Michaels pet bed that is super cozy and was supposed to be for my bigger dog, Shadow, the golden retriever. However our cat Rosie believes it was for her! Cats normally do rule!