Petco - Grand Prize @justmangobrown
The $10,000 grand prize was awarded to @justmangobrown, depicted in a photo scene as a chef with his pet parent disguised as his cravable burger creation. (PRNewsfoto/Petco)

Ridiculously adorable photos from the annual Instagram contest are proof Halloween is better with pets

Just in time for the Spooktacular holiday, Petco has announced the winners of their annual “Make a Scene” photo contest. The contest invited pet parents to post photos of their costumed pet in a “scene” that matches their pet’s costume using the hashtag #HalloweenSceneContest – and the resulting photos from the year’s top cultural moments (including a reenactment of the year’s most iconic pregnancy announcement) are the definition of extra.

The $10,000 grand prize was awarded to @justmangobrown, depicted in a photo scene as a chef with his pet parent disguised as his cravable burger creation. This year’s contest drew more applicants than ever before, with more than 3,400 pet parents submitting photos of their costumed pet in a unique scene.      

“Watching the amazing photos roll in is a treat in and of itself,” said David Hallisey, Petco vice president, corporate communications. “At Petco, we understand holidays are better with pets and Halloween is no exception. We’re already looking forward to next year’s entries.”

Check out more of the entertaining entries from the @Petco photo contest using #HalloweenSceneContest and for additional information on Petco’s Halloween costumes, visit the online Halloween “Bootique” at

About Petco and the Petco Foundation

With more than 50 years of service to pet parents, Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that obsesses about delivering health and happy experiences for pets and the people who love them. We do this by providing the products, services, advice and experiences that keep pets physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged and emotionally happy. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We operate more than 1,500 Petco and Unleashed by Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico; prescription services and pet supplies from the leading veterinary-operated pet product supplier, Drs. Foster & Smith; digitally-delivered pet health advice through PetCoach; and The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has invested more than $200 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, help find homes for more than 400,000 animals every year.

By Zen Chi

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