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How to Get Dogs Involved In The Oscars

One of the most engaging things you can do to keep your dog feeling young and happy is to keep him or her mentally stimulated. One of our favorite things to do is to network and go face to face with other dog lovers. As a movie buff, I recently learned how to get dogs involved in the Oscars. If you are a fan of the Oscars, of movies, or just want some ideas for how to have a fun party that includes dogs, dressing up, and a Hollywood theme, let us show you how to go all glam and movie themed with your dog!

How to celebrate Oscars with dogs

Pre-Oscar Party with the PupScouts

As a dog mom who likes to keep her dog well socialized, we advocate and believe in gathering with other dog loving friends who have well-behaved dogs. This dog lover and her family trekked to New York City for a glam get together with the PupScouts. Susan Godwin and Jennifer Jo-Moyer hosted The PupScouts 3nd Annual Pre-Oscar Red Carpet Event in New York City on Saturday, February 11th. What follows is our recap in words, images, and video of the event PLUS some tips on how you can get dogs involved in the Oscars.

The Pre-Oscar party with the PupScouts focuses on “who are you wearing.” And just like the actual Oscars Red Carpet, the participants are the ones in the spotlight. The Third Annual PupScouts Red Carpet Event is where the “Bitch Stole My Look” contest occurs and dogs dress for the red carpet with their always glamorous humans. This contest entails the dogs dressing like their favorite Oscar-nominated/winning celebrity, past or present. Of course, since our dog, Dexter, is fine with wearing clothes, the always fashionable Belle Diva Couture designed his tux to rival Hollywood’s golden child, Ryan Gosling.

Dexter Bryant as Ryan Gosling

Throughout the event, guests snack on New York City favorites like hot pretzels, pizza, Chinatown dumplings, and Sabrett hot dogs along with a candy buffet and New York cheesecake. Yum!

Vendors like Brooklyn Bowtied and Malz Palz offered their wares while raffle tickets sold supported  Waggy Tails Rescue. All proceeds from the event program go to the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC Animals. When less fortunate pets can be helped through a fundraising event where the guests and their pets have a blast, everyone wins.

Here I am with Dexter in the contest, which was a lot of fun:

Shining the Spotlight

Rather than tell you all about this fun Oscar-themed dog lovers event, here’s a video spotlight reel:

Who are the PupScouts and How to Get Involved

The dogs earn badges for things such as swimming, hiking, beach clean-up, arts and crafts, and more. At their monthly meetings, usually at a dog-friendly park in New York City, the group meets for socializing, planning, badge chatter, and to keep the pledge of the PupScouts alive. And yes, there is a pledge. According to Godwin, it is:

On my honor, I will try to do my duty, to help the dog community and my country, to help make humans smile, and to be there to guard and protect, especially those at home.

You don’t have to live in New York City, as there are troops all over the country and even a cyber-troop! The choice is yours, but do become a member of PupScouts here.

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Winners of the Celebrity Bitch Stole My Look Contest

** Photos courtesy Virginia Rodriguez.

PupScout Baxter
1st place winner of the Pupscouts Oscar Red Carpet Event “look-alike” Contest in#bitchstolemylook & #whoworeitbetter in ?His NYC skyline tux was designed by Marina Rangel of “Kayliez Kloset” Pet Boutique…Matching top hat ?by Mary Domankevitz

Celebrity look alike dog

Polly ??
2nd Place winner ? of the Pupscouts Oscar Red Carpet Event “look-alike” Contest in#bitchstolemylook & #whoworeitbetter in Dressed as “Diane Kruger” … Designer is Danielle Pursel

Dog celebrity look alike

Galen ??
3rd Place winner ? of the Pupscouts Oscar Red Carpet Event “look-alike” Contest in#bitchstolemylook & #whoworeitbetter in Dressed as “Joey Ramone”, who was an American musician and singer-songwriter, lead vocalist of the punk rock band the “Ramones”.
Dog celebrity look alike


How Dogs Can Get Involved in the Oscars

If all of this is too much work or you just aren’t into fashion for dogs, that’s okay: There are plenty of ways dogs can get involved in the Oscars.

  • Invite other dog loving friends over for an Oscar viewing party. Each dog has to represent a different Oscar star or movie. You can see who can guess the most correct answers and award prizes.
  • If your dog isn’t into clothes, snag yourself a dressy leash and collar and/or a doggie bandana.  Here’s the truth about dogs wearing clothes
  • Have a cyber Oscar party and get all your dog loving friends involved. You can form a Facebook private event or group, invite dog lovers in, and everyone can use photo editing software to dress their dogs up.
  • Host an online Oscar trivia contest in the above group, or in person, and infuse dog related trivia in. For example, famous dogs in movies.
  • Pop some popcorn, invite friends over with their dogs, and have a snack table for the dogs, a red carpet to walk into your abode, and take a cue from the PupScouts: Have guests pen their name on stars you hang up. The PupScouts had these fun stars we placed on the floor at the event:

Stars for dog party


Now Your Turn

Would you ever attend or get involved with your dogs at an Oscar themed event? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. O M G’s Galen… melt my heart little dude! SO much fun. I do love the boy fashion. Don’t see nearly enough of it. It’s a fun idea. We don’t do dress up gatherings so much here. More “themed” parties. Like “Noche de Chihuahua” or “Pug crawls” etc. A place called WAG puts them on. We go in the winter more when we are trying to fight cabin fever.

    1. I can totally relate. We were so happy to get out of the house and have a fun family dress up event to attend like this. I like the ideas you shared of your themed parties. Sounds fun!

  2. This could make for a really fun shelter/rescue event. Put glitzy collars/leashes/bandanas on adoptable pets. Have them walk the “red carpet’

  3. What a fabulous event!! I would love to attend something like this! You & Dexter looked great, I bet you had a blast. I loved the Ramones so of course I loved that adorable outfit.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  4. Personally, I wouldn’t get involved in functions like this because I’m not that ambitious. But I have, in the past, done Hallowe’en parties with my dogs, and they were fun. In this one, I think the 3rd placeholder should have gotten 1st place. Thanks for sharing!

  5. omg i’m melting these dogs are so adorable. I guess the Pupscouts is a perfect place for me haha. Have anyone here ever joined the pre-oscar party? I want to hear from you. My dog loves to be dressed as Jennifer Lawrence haha!

  6. I can’t stop laughing at “Bitch Stole My Look” ? Galen as Joey Ramone has got to be my favorite. The hair and the glasses are just too perfect. The really need to have a PupScouts troop here. This looks kind way too much fun, and for a good cause too! I love it!

  7. I live in Cornwall in the UK, I don’t know that we do anything like this – wow, it is amazing !! I am thinking of starting small with my dog group I have set up and doing just a monthly meet up, but it is something to aspire too xxx

  8. I think Galen as Joey Ramone was also my favorite. I do live in NYC so, I will definitely be checking out PupScouts. This must have been such a fun night! I love how Dexter has a huge smile on, must have been a great night for him too!

  9. Pupscouts looks like an outstanding organization – I’m going to look at their site now and inquire about signing up. My favorite winner is Galen! The look-a-like contest is hilarious. I’m about to go grab some yaks for thee dogs so they can enjoy those while I enjoy popcorn tonight!

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