01 Oct

HOWL-oween Dog Costume Contest – October 25th (3-5 pm)

Hermon Dog Park HOWL-oween Dog Costume Contest

Snakes, Bats and witches galore… Let’s see what this Halloween has in store!  Bring yourself, family and pets over to our Spooktacular Event!

Dog costume contest at Hermon Dog ParkThe doggie social event of the year! Our 10th Annual HOWL-oween brings out smiles as our furry friends dress up as superheroes, ghosts, and sometimes a different animal altogether. 15 winners will be crowned, and all winners will receive a gift bag and a gift card from Petco (www.petco.com)! Two Peanut-Butter Lick-Off winners (Small and large dogs) will be awarded as well. Entry fee is $1 for FHDP Members, and $5 per entry for non-members. Get your pet’s costume ready, here are the categories:

Best Homemade (Sm.& Lrg.)
Scariest (Sm.& Lrg.)
Funniest (Sm.& Lrg.)
Best Profession (Sm.& Lrg.)
Best TV or Movie Character (Sm.& Lrg.)
Judge’s Choice (Sm., Lrg.,Team)
Best Pack (Team of Dogs dressed similarly or same theme)
Best Team (Must be Human and Dog dressed similarly)

Please be at the park at 3:00 pm to register your costumed pet, at 3:45 pm we will hold the Peanut Butter Lick-off Contest (in both the small and large side),at 4:00 pm the dogs will walk down the Ruff-way. Prizes will be given at 5:00 pm.  To get some ideas for costumes, check out our past HOWL-oween photos.

01 Oct

HOWL-oween Costume Contest and Peanut Butter Lick-off 10/26/14

"Dog Year Blimp" HOWL-oween 2014

Sunday, October 26 HOWL-oween – our biggest dog event of the year! We had 15 awesome prizes/gift bags and we added some new categories. And this was the 8th year of the peanut butter lick-off, which always gets the dogs smacking!

The Halloween Costume Contest kicked off at 4 pm. Registration was between 3-3:45 pm. Entry fee was $1 for Members, and $5 for Non-Members per category.

The Peanut-Butter Lick-off  began in the large dog side first at 3:45, followed by the small lickers in the small dog park. All participants took home some goody bags from Natural Balance Dog Food. Here is a list of this year’s categories:

  • Best Homemade (Large & Small)
  • Scariest (Large & Small)
  • Funniest (Large & Small)
  • Best Profession (Large & Small) example: a race car driver, a nurse, an accountant
  • Best TV or Movie Character (Large & Small) example: Superman, Ghostbusters
  • Judge’s Choice (Awarded to Team, Large Dog & Small Dog)
  • Best Team (Human Companion & Dog(s)) Must be dressed alike or common theme, example: Beekeeper and bumblebee(s)
  • Best Pack (Team of Dogs) Must be dressed alike or common theme, example: Firefighters

You can check out pictures on our Facebook page.

19 Sep

Dog Look-A-Like Contest! September Yappy Hour

Dog Look-Alike ContestDo you look like your dog? Hermon Dog Park hosted a Dog Look-A-Like Contest on September 28th, with dog agility team tryouts and PHOTO BOOTH! We had giveaways of HALO Spot’s Stew Dog Food samples to all participants and the Look-A-Like winner received a special prize. Refreshments and dog costumes for Halloween were available at our membership booth.

01 Dec

Santa Paws Squad 12/1/13


Santa Paws Squad 2011The 69th Northeast Los Angeles Holiday Parade officially brought in the holiday season on Sunday, December 1, 2013. The Friends of Hermon Dog Park once again marched as the “Santa Paws Squad” with people and dogs dressed in holiday attire along side marching bands, drill teams, dancers, musicians, floats, equestrian units, celebrities and community representatives. This year we had our own “float” – a fabulous sleigh powered by a bicyclist and two talented pooches. We had wonderful volunteers carrying and banners and one lucky participant won our raffle prize of a Petco gift card. Thanks to everyone who participated! You can check out Santa Paws Squad photos on our Facebook page and this year there was even a video made about us at the parade.