October 29 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
3111 16th Ave., Cedar Rapids , IA United States

Additional Information

For a Howlin' good time, be at the Coralville Theisen’s location Sunday, October 29 for the annual Dog-O-Ween! Dogs of all breeds, shapes, and sizes are eligible to enter. The costume contest will begin at 3 p.m. (registration at 1:30 p.m.). KHAK's Brain and Courtlin will host the event and broadcast live beginning at 1 p.m. The Cedar Rapids Dog-O-Ween contests have been postponed for 2017 due to a local outbreak of Parvo.  Brain & Courtlin will be at the Coralville store this year!

This event will raise funds for the Johnson County Humane Society. Entry is a $10 donation. No pre-registration before that day is necessary.

A panel of judges will evaluate each dog’s costume. There are two categories, Dog Only and Dog & Person(s). The highest scoring winning “overall best” will win the grand prize for each category. There will also be prizes for the first, second and third runner-up for each category. A trophy will be awarded to each winner in addition to the prizes. All entries will receive a Theisen’s coupon just for entering the contest! All prizes and coupons are donated by Theisen’s. A photo background will be set up for anyone who wishes to photograph his/her dog with their own camera.

  • For your dog's safety, Theisen's will REQUIRE current vaccination records from all participants. Records must show proof of rabies and the canine Distemper/Parvo/Bordetella vaccine. The distemper is typically abbreviated as "DHPPV,” “DHPP,” “DA2PP,” or “DA2PPV”.


  • 1st Place: $150 Theisen's Gift Card
  • 2ndPlace: $100 Theisen's Gift Card
  • 3rd Place: $75 Theisen's Gift Card

• 100% of funds received will go directly to the Johnson County Humane Societies.
• All dogs must be leashed or contained.
• All dogs must be at least 6 months old to participate.
• 300 lb weight limit for any dog entered.
• Dogs are the sole responsibility and liability of the owner or guardian of the dog while on Theisen’s premises.  Dog owner/guardian is responsible for the clean up of all messes resulting from his/her dog on the premises that day.
• Any dog deemed unsafe or unruly will be disqualified and asked to leave the premises. • All dog owners/guardians entering dogs in this contest will be required by Theisen’s to sign a legal waiver of liability to enter.
• Participants under age 18 entering a dog must have a parent or legal guardian accompany them and sign entry forms.
• No purchase necessary to enter.
• Associates of Theisen’s and members of their immediate household are not eligible to win.