Need to smile? Check out these epic Dog-o-ween photos!

Dogoween is always a howling good time,  except this year, because it is canceled.

This all volunteer event includes: A celebrity judged, 4 division costume contest with prizes for the first 3 places in each division, a red carpet runway photo op by Venice Paparazzi, Hungry Dawgz of Dogtown treats, live music, a killer emcee, tons of give a ways, endless treats for the critters, and a doggone lot of fun!

If you were at a Dogoween event between 2011 and 2019, you and your four legged best friend may have made the cut!

View pics below by Venice Paparazzi, and check out last year’s 2019 video by clicking on the  play button.

Thank you to the following!

Venice Paparazzi has organized the Venice Dog-O- Ween event since 2011. We would like to thank all cool folks who have participated in Dog-0-ween through the years, and we are looking forward to doing it again in 2021:  Rhonda DeVictor of Keller Williams, Rosalie Madura of Hungry Dawgz of Dogtown, Paige Petrone of LAArtsOnline.com,

Thanks to our past judges:  Happy Again, Rock and Roll Doggy, Bruno’s, Celebrity Dog Trainer JOEL SILVERMAN, Project Street Dog, Venice Art Crawl‘s Sunny Bak, Michael Maker, and Gina Rubinstein.

Thanks to our past musicians: Rock and Roll Doggy, Buffalo Traffic, Christopher Hawley, and Jeremy Parker.

Thanks to our past gift prize donors:  James’ Beach, Hama Sushi, Simmzy’s, C&O Trattoria, LAArtsOnlineRock and Roll DoggyBruno’s, Hinano’sNighthawkSunny SpotHotel Erwin, Big Daddy’s Pizza, and Ben & Jerry’s Ice-cream.

Check out some of our favorite 2011-2019 photos and video.

All photos by Venice Paparazzi.  Need photographers or a photo booth for your event?  Hire Venice Paparazzi


Video by Venice Paparazzi and music by Buffalo Traffic.

Dogoween’s MC Alex Stowell announces Lisa Wilson the lion tamer and Marlow the lion  on the red carpet. 

Cowboys Sonnie Bubba (dog) and his buddy JP

Frank and Tabatha the Hippie couple (Dog parent: Alan Bills)

Princess Leah and Luke Skywalker: Mary McNeill and Moka

Super hero family: Hungry of Dogtown’s Rosalie Maduro, Rob, Gideon, and Manny P



Local resident Donna and Foxy (the dog) as angels.

James’ Beach’s Brandy as Superman.

Venice Liberty


Henry and Rhonda DeVictor

Jamie Sol Black of Rock & Roll Doggy

Big Daddy’s Pizza Venice

Christopher Hawley

Happy Again’s Anja Skooda and Celebrity Dog Trainer JOEL SILVERMAN,

LAArtsonlin.com’s Lilly

Project Street Dog

View 2011-2019 Dogoween photos by Venice Paparazzi

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See you at the 2021 Dogoween!  



Venice Paparazzi Tip:  Does it seem like your fur baby is slowing down?  Well it might be fixable!  It could be joint pain, aging or discomfort.  Try Happy Again!

It works!  Venice Paparazzi’s 10 Year old pit bull Smithers is Happy Again!  View video of Smithers in action.



Check out our interview with Happy Again’s founder and Venice resident Anja Skodda.

Tell us about Happy Again.

Photo courtesy of Anja

Happy Again is an e-commerce pet nutraceutical company selling proprietary, biotech based supplements for dogs to prevent and treat the most common health issues in dogs, joint discomfort, hot spots, intestinal issues, and their immune system, improving quality of life and prolonging youth. We are building a brand that incorporates Quality, Purpose, Health, and innovation in the Pet world.

Happy Again’s Tony. Photo courtesy of Happy Again

How did you come up with the name of your business?

That was easy, when I saw my Bulldog Tony suffering and being extremely depressed not being able to skateboard, it broke my heart. Once my supplement brought Tony back on his board the only thought that came to my mind was “Happy Again.”

What accomplishments are you most proud of?

Our Partnership with Cesar Millan. I always wanted to meet him and when I got a contact in his management I did not stop bothering them until I got a meeting. He promised me to try Happy Again, as Junior could not walk very well anymore getting older…. 3 months later after shipping many other people in his circle the product, he got back to me and said, “This works!”  The first time ever a supplement works for the mobility of my dogs, Junior is back to chasing the ball!  We became business partners.

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And, because we all love our doggies, here are a few friendly reminders to keep our doggies safe during the Heat Wave

Please do not leave you dog unattended in a car on a hot day.

Not even for a minute. Not even with the car running and air conditioner on. On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise rapidly to dangerous levels. On an 85-degree day, for example, the temperature inside a car with the windows opened slightly can reach 102 degrees within 10 minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature will reach 120 degrees. Your pet may suffer irreversible organ damage or die.  See a pet inside a hot car?   Learn how to help! ».


Summer safety tips to keep our pups out of harms way.

  • Make sure dogs have access to fresh drinking water and shade.  
  • Keep you pets off hot sand or asphalt!
  • Dogs get sunburns too!
  • Not only can it burn paws, but it can also increase body temperature and lead to overheating.  Keep your dog’s paws cool.
  • Limit exercise in hot weather!

Looking to Adopt? 

Check out NKLAFound Animals FoundationAdopt-a-Pet.comMuch Love Animal Rescue.


Thank You to Our Partners