The last Doggie Happy Hour of 2012 features four different costume contests for four-legged friends: Most Political Pooch, Most Glamorous Get-Up, Best-Dressed Couple for a dog and owner, and the best-in-show Top Dog award. Prizes include overnight stays and dinner reservations at the dog-friendly Hotels Monaco in Alexandria, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia.
To compete, register at the Royal Street entrance of the hotel between 4:30 and 5:30. Only the first 50 dogs can compete, so early arrival is suggested.
As always, dog treats and water in the hotel's spacious courtyard are free, and people can get snacks and drinks at the Jackson 20 hotel lounge.