Pet Costume Contest

About Pet Costume Contest

The costume contest is one of the most popular events at Pet Walk each year. Not all of us will be in person this time but we’re not going to let that stop us – Welcome to the 31st Annual Pet Walk Costume Contest!

On April 2nd, walkers will be able to participate in the costume contest at North Straub Park.   Walkers and virtual walkers will be able to vote on our main SPCA Tampa Bay Facebook page, @SPCATAMPABAY. We’re giving 47,000 of our closest friends the opportunity to vote on their favorite costumes IN REAL TIME! Prize announcements coming soon.

To register for the contest, complete the online registration form before April 1st and submit the $10 registration fee or register in-person for $15 at Pet Walk, April 2nd. The costume contest will take place LIVE during the Pet Walk event at 9am* on April 2nd. 

*Times subject to change. 

Day of:

Show up to North Straub Park with your pet in their best outfit (and you too, if desired), and check in at the Pet Costume Contest Booth by the Stage before 8:45am. 


  • One submission  / entry per pet. 
  • Team or group photo submissions or entries featuring multiple animals or people will still be awarded a single prize.
  • In-person judges will determine top 3 prizes.