'Pugkin' Fest Video: Where Vampire Dogs Roam Free

By Allistair Pinsof [youtube=http://youtu.be/mSmXmNc7T0E]

Dog owners love dressing their pups for Halloween, but few breeds are as well suited as pugs. Their peculiar faces and rotund build make them perfect for a laugh and a fright, as displayed at Pugkin 2012. A collaboration between Austin Pug Rescue and Austin Pug Club, Pugkin is a 10-year old costume competition where all proceeds go to rescue efforts. I went down to West Lake to meet some of the eccentric owners, adorable pugs and hard working charity organizers.