Hosted by Tina Ryan & Crystal, the event attracted 104 Pets and 184 Kid participants, the biggest attendance so far in the event's 6 year history.
This year's pet competitors proved that they were just as 'game' as their masters in showing off their elaborate costumes. Many dogs displayed good stage presence and paraded with an air of confidence in front of the judges.
A girl dressed as a three-tiered wedding cake together with her pet dog, a Yorkie trio posing as a "Happy Meal" and a yellow labrador dressed as a macabre zombie bride proved that the pet owners seemed eager to impress this year's panel of celebrity judges composed of model & host Ariana Barouk, designer Louis Claparols and MTV VJ & Mypetchannel.tv host Andi Manzano.
Aspins (asong pinoys) and puspins (pusang pinoys) also came in droves with Aspin KC, dressed as little orphan Annie, emerging as the winner of the "Halim-Aw-Aw Award " or Best Native Dog in Costume.
GMA’s Tonipet Gaba, Eastwood’s Trina Ong and stylist KC Leyco judged the kids costume category and eventually picked Angelo delos Santos and CJ Rodriguez as the top winners. Angelo delighted the audience with his "in-character" charm as a hefty Egyptian pharaoh while CJ was just as cute in her Rainbow Brite outfit.
* PUMPKIN PATCH AWARDEES
Stitch (Chihuahua) as a Hotdog Owner : Erika Kristensen
Julia (Shih Tzu) as a Wedding Cake Owner : Toni Lozano
Sushi (Yorkie) as a Pink Fairy Owner : Jeselle Kempis
Red (Chihuahua) as a Green Earth Warrior Owner : Noel Banaag
A/X (Maltese) as Rabbit in Wonderland Owner : Minnie Fernandez
* CRYPT KEEPER’S CHOICE (Most Original Costume)
Ling Ling (Shih Tzu) as Ms. Philippines
Owner : Allan Umipig
* SCREAM OF THE CROP (Scariest Pet Costume)
Scooter (Bichon Frise) & Sammy (Labrador) as the Corpse Groom & Bride
Owner : Mia Tioseco
* CASPER’S CHOICE (Cutest Pet in Costume)
Poncho (Chihuahua) as a Mardi Gras Dancer
Owner : Maan Ramos
* PHANTOM’S PICK (Most Creative Pet Costume)
Charming, Twinx & Goober (Yorkies) as a Happy Meal
Owner : Rose Pinero
* HALIM-AW-AW AWARD (Best Native Dog in Costume)
KC (Aspin) as Little Orphan Annie
Owner : Agatha Lopez
* BEST GHOULISH PARTNERS (Best Pet & Guardian Tandem)
Monique Santos & Oz (Aspin) as Princess Peach & Super Mario
* TRANSYLVANIAN STAR (Best Pet in Costume)
Modex (Chihuahua) as Optimus Prime
Owner : Mark Mata
All the proceeds from the event went to the PAWS Animal Shelter, the only shelter with an active adoption and rehabilitation program for animals rescued from cruelty and neglect in Metro Manila. The PAWS Shelter is not funded by any international organization or government agency and is completely dependent on fundraisers like SCAREDY CATS AND DOGS to keep it running.
The event was made possible through the generous support of Eastwood City, Alpo Chop House, McDonald’s, Heartgard Plus, Toytown, The Picture Company, Krispy Kreme, Mypetchannel.tv, Q Power Station, Nestle Koko Krunch, Nestle Chuckie, Nestle Body Partner and The Philippine Star Pet Life Section.
For more photos click: PAWS Scaredy Cats And Dogs 2009