About 15 dogs participated in the Howl-o-ween costume contest at the Bone Yard in Ossian Saturday morning, and there were more than 20 dogs there in total. Each dog received a gift bag and a pumpkin cupcake.

Six awards were awarded. Each award came with a gift basket from a sponsor, while the best-in-show winner received a gift basket with items from all of the sponsors.

The winners are pictured below in the first six photos in this order: Erin Zavacki and Leroy Brown won best-in show as Slimer and a Ghostbuster respectively; Jen Doelling, Katie Smith and Remi, who was dressed as a spider, won scariest costume; Andrea Grimm and Buddy, who is dressed like a taco, won funniest costume; Benson and Bailey Schlichter and Bo won best trip after Bo said, “I love you;” Brian and Jennifer Bulemeier and Daisy, who was dressed like a butterfly, won cutest costume; and Haley Williamson and Daisy won master look-alike for their vampire costumes.

The sponsors were Honegger Animal Clinic, Deb’s Pooch Parlor, Perfect Pet Food Accessories, Grooming and Training, Best Friends Pet Grooming, Board and Doggie Daycare, and Grooming by Breanna. Melissa Woodward of Honey Bee Photography took photos of each dog in a professional setting.

Click photos to enlarge. (Photos by Devan Filchak)