Wanted: Worst in Show

Things are about to get ugly, in an adorable way. It’s time for Jo’s 6th Annual Ugly Dog Contest! Does your furry friend have an interesting aesthetic that you just couldn’t resist? Do you think you and your dog look-a-like? Or are you totally obsessed with all things costumes? If you said yes to any of the above – then we want you! Join us for the 6th Annual Jo’s Ugly Dog Contest on Oct. 29th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Each winner will win big prizes and, better yet, all funds raised will go to help rescue animals at the Austin Humane Society.


Enter your dog in one or all of the categories listed below by purchasing your $10 entry fee (1 per dog) which includes a social media graphic to share of your pup, a fun memento to take home and other goodies, and 100% of the proceeds go to AHS! Entry deadline is Oct. 13th and please make sure to email your dog’s entry photo to events@austinhumanesociety.org.

Ugly Dog Competition

But really we know they’re the cutest.

Doggelganger Competition

Do you look like your dog or find yourself wearing the same bandana sometimes?

Best Costume Competition
It’s okay, we know you can’t resist sharing your love of costumes with your doggie. Neither can we!
Best in Show Competition

Do you think your pooch is Austin’s Top Dog? Enter to prove it once and for all!

Interested in being a vendor or contest sponsor? Check out our sponsorship packet.

Just want to come out and be a spectator? Join us for hot dogs, live music, balloon animals, face painting, paw-some vendors and an adoption event hosted by AHS. The fun starts at 12 p.m. and the runway show will begin at 1:30 p.m. Vote early and often for your favorite contestant at Jo’s Red River starting Oct. 16th. Votes are $2 apiece and all proceeds go back to AHS.