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Dogapalooza began as part of a dog-themed art exhibition at OMAM in 2012, and has grown to become an annual dog-friendly festival with a focus on raising money for local animal charities. Reimagined to keep everyone healthy and safe, Dogapalooza 2021 featured an online photo costume contest for both dogs AND cats!

People's Choice Dog Division Winners

1st Place: Evie

Evie likes to think she is a Volusia County lifeguard. When her human siblings are swimming, she's always on alert -- barking and jumping as they splash and go underwater. Nothing will happen on Evie's watch!

People's Choice: Cat Division Winner

1st Place: Miss Peanut

Celebrity Judge's Honorable Mentions:

Honorable Mentions will receive a voucher for a Donnie’s Donuts 4-pack (plain so it’s safe for the doggies to eat too) and some Starbucks merchandise!

2021 Dogapalooza Events Timeline

  • JAN 2nd: Contest opens at 10am! Upload and vote (click here) at any point in our online photo costume contest before it closes at noon on Friday, Jan 22.
  • JAN 7-31: Shop or support past Dogapalooza vendors in this online marketplace.
  • JAN 13-31: Visit our friends at Donnie's Donuts to buy an official Dogapalooza doughnut! Each purchase of these $3 tasty specialty items will equal a $2 donation to our local animal charities. Donnie's also will be collecting new pet food items for Sophie's Circle Pet Food Pantry.
  • JAN 17th: Our friendly neighborhood Starbucks (125 E. Granada Blvd) is hosting a special Supply Drive-Thru (9-11am) to collect commonly needed shelter items for the Halifax Humane Society! While you're there, be sure to get a free Puppachino for your pooch! Remember to take video of your doggy enjoying their whipped treat and post it on social using #pupcupchallenge #dogapalooza
  • JAN 18th: Watch this #CreateInPlace video to learn how to turn paw prints into a beautiful art piece!
  • JAN 19th: Take this Canvas & Cocktails painting class with sparkling artist Nettie Price live via Zoom! Register by Jan. 17th.
  • JAN 20th: Father Roy of St. James Episcopal Church shares a special message and blessing in this video!
  • JAN 21st: It's Bark & Brews Day at Ormond Brewing Company. Sit (socially distanced) outside with your pup and enjoy a cold one! 
  • JAN 22nd: Voting ends at noon! $1 = 1 vote with ALL net proceeds benefit Great Dawg Rescue of Ormond Beach, the Halifax Humane Society and Sophie’s Circle!
  • JAN 23rd: The contest winners will be announced in a special video with celebrity judge Hailey Nolin and our VP of Barketing Django Valentine!
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