Boo! We know it’s early to get all crazy spooky but we need your help now so we can release our next Pet Pack for Shady Pets/Pets Gone Shady in October! Simply submit your photo of your pet dressed up in a costume or made to look scary and you’ll be qualified to win this contest!  We’ve got some cool prizes with $100 Cash for 1st place and lots store credit for 2nd and 3rd place. Plus plus all entrants will qualify to be chosen to be in our new Halloween Pet Pack!


UPDATE: Contest entry period ended July 31, 2021.

FINAL RESULTS – View Contest Winners

View contest entries below:

Dress Up/Halloween Pets Photo Contest - Terms and Conditions


Anyone over 18 is eligible to enter the competition (the PARTICIPANT).  Employees of FireStorm Labs dba Shady Pets, interns, contractors, sponsors, or an immediate family member of any of the foregoing, may participate, but are not eligible to win. No Purchase Necessary. Purchase does not enhance chance of winning. Void where prohibited by law including, but not limited to Brazil, France, Russia, Taiwan.

Winning photos from prior Shady Pets photo contests are not eligible. Same pet is OK, just submit a new photo!

Technical specifications for submitted photos:

The photo(s) must be submitted as a high-resolution JPEG, PNG or GIF using the "enter/upload" photo mechanism on this website. Entries submitted by email will be immediately deleted (and not viewed). The photo must contain the subject matter of a pet dressed up in a costume or in a scary pose. The photo must not contain violence, profanity, sex or direct attacks on individuals or organizations. Any entries deemed offensive will be immediately disqualified.

No copyrighted images:

The photo must be an original creation. No copyrighted images may be entered in the contest. If you're not sure, ask yourself, did you or a family member take the photo? If so, you're good! If not, you likely do not have the copyright and can not enter that image. No exceptions! You can not grab pictures online (ie. Pinterest, Facebook) and submit. That is a copyright violation of the person who took that photo. Use photos taken from your camera, or your mobile phone's camera.

The selected winners must certify and warrant in writing that the submitted photo(s) does not violate the rights of a third party or any copyright to be eligible to win. FireStorm Labs is not responsible for intellectual property violations that might have resulted through the submissions of photos.

The prizes:

One (1) 1st place, one (1) 2nd place and one (1) 3rd place will be awarded.

1st place:  $100 Cash (paid via PayPal) + your pet included in the upcoming Halloween Pet Pack*.

2nd place:  $50 in credit at the online store + your pet included in the upcoming Halloween Pet Pack*.

3rd place:  $25 in credit at the online store + your pet included in the upcoming Halloween Pet Pack*.

*Note: Final selection for which photos are included in the upcoming Halloween Pet Pack are reserved for the managers of Shady Pets. It is possible that you may win a prize as listed above and your photo will not be used in the printed Pet Pack.

Entry Tips

Pet photo entries should contain one of these four types of pets (dogs, cats, hamsters, or reptiles). It is OK to edit the photo and digitally enhance the photo.

Contest period, judging and notification of selected photographers

This contest period will run from April 13, 2021 thru July 31, 2021. After the contest closes, the photo contest entries will be judged by 3 factors:  1) the amount of “likes” or votes the photo receives  2) Quality and usability of photo in the Shady Pets card game (in Scary Pet Pack) 3) adherence to rules; Votes must not be collected using robots, spam or other "black hat" methods intended to subvert this contest with gathering votes from people who do not exist. In most cases, receiving the most votes will be the biggest factor in winning. The judge’s decision is final. Any attempt by a participant to break the rules of or subvert the photo competition will lead to immediate disqualification.

Please allow up to 10 days (by August 10 2021) for notification and announcement of contest results.

If an entrant is unable to be contacted by email or phone after reasonable attempts have been made to do so, FireStorm Labs reserves the right to offer the prize to the next best entry.

Rights and ownership

By submitting their photos to FireStorm Labs, dba Shady Pets via this contest, participants agree to grant FireStorm Labs free of charge the right to use the photo in any manner and media, including without limitation, the right to publish, adapt, distribute, copy, display or translate in printed or electronic media even if they are not a prize winning entry.


The Participant (“Indemnifying Party”) hereby agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless FireStorm Labs, its parent and subsidiary companies, and their respective officers, agents, directors, employees and authorized representatives (collectively, “Indemnified Party”) from and against any actual costs, losses, liabilities and expenses, including court costs, reasonable expenses, and reasonable attorneys’ fees (“Losses”) incurred by reason of any third party claim arising out of, as a result of, or in connection with the Indemnifying Party’s copyright infringement, misrepresentation, or violation of any law, statute, ordinance, rule or regulation throughout the world in connection with any material or information provided related to this contest.


FireStorm Labs reserves the right to modify or cancel the contest or any of the arrangements, schedules, plans or other items directly or indirectly related to the contest, at any time and for any reason if deems necessary, including the amount of winners.

All participants agree to the Shady Pets privacy and data usage policy.

All participants are entitled to access, cancel, oppose and rectify the details about the personal data (such as names, addresses, etc.) contained in the file by sending their request by email to [email protected]

The contest period may be extended if it is deemed more entries and votes are required to constitute the desired contest results.

Participation in the contest, including being selected to have your photo considered for inclusion in the Shady Pets game, in no manner constitutes an endorsement or support by FireStorm Labs of the candidates’ views or aims or of any products or services. Candidates shall not advertise or otherwise claim to have obtained any such endorsement or support. The Shady Pets name and logo are the property of FireStorm Labs and should not be used in any manner whatsoever without the prior consent of FireStorm Labs.

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