Creative canine costumes at G.C. Howl’oween Pet Parade


A drizzly day did not dampen the spirits of pet owners as they proudly showcased their canine creativity at Glen Cove’s Howl’oween Pet Parade. This year, other animals also competed in the popular contest. Participants and their pets had the opportunity to walk the red carpet as Judge Richard McCord, Jim Coniglione of Scooby Doo and Megan Peet judged the contest entrants in five categories: Smallest Pet, Biggest Pet, Best Costume, Most Original Costume, and Best Pet/Owner Costume Combo.

“We had so many incredible costumes inspired by movies, books, super heroes and even fast food restaurants,” said Mayor Reggie Spinello.

Sponsors included Scoopy Doo, PETCO, North Coast Subaru, PetSmart, AMC Glen Cove 6 Theatre, Carvel, and Angela’s Bakery.

“It was a great addition to have the Glen Cove Jr. Football Cheerleaders cheer on our contest winners,” said Darcy Belyea, the director of Glen Cove’s Department of Parks and Recreation. “And I loved that this year our pet participants also included a cat and a rabbit.”