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October 23, 2017

The winner of our Halloween Costume Contest, is Leslie Hodgson, who submitted this awesome pic of her pugs Stormtrooper and Darth Vader dressed as (not ironically?) an Ewok and Lord Vader himself! Congrats Leslie, and thanks for entering!


Who's ready for Halloween? We’re excited to announce our first contest on Instagram! We know your dog or cat has the best costume ever, now you can share your photo on Instagram to enter! One lucky winner will get a Bernard and Kitty gift pack of premium food and treats valued at $25! Here’s how to enter:  

  • post a photo of your pet wearing their cutest, spookiest, or funniest costume on Instagram.  

  • make sure you’re following Bernard and Kitty on Instagram

  •  tag us in your photo, and  

  • use #BernardandKittyHalloween in your caption. That’s it! 

The contest will run from October 24th, until Sunday, October 29th. One winner will be randomly selected on Monday, October 30th and notified via Direct Message on Instagram. The winner will have 24 hours to respond. Entrants must reside in Canada. Entrants must be of the age of majority in their province. Entrants retain the rights to their entered photo but grant Bernard and Kitty the right to use their photo for promotional purposes. Full contest rules are posted below.

Dorothy and Toto leave Kansas  

Real Housedogs of Toronto



No purchase is necessary to enter or win.
1. Eligibility: The Bernard and Kitty Halloween Costume Contest is open all legal residents of Canada, who are over the age of 18 and of the age of majority in their province of residence, except where prohibited by law. Employees of Bernard and Kitty, our respective advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and our immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and local laws and regulations.  
2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, you agree to be bound by the rules of the contest and certify that you meet all eligibility requirements. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of Bernard and Kitty, as final and binding as it relates to the content. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and local laws. 
3. Sweepstakes Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on or about Oct 24, 2017 and ending Oct 29, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.  
4. How to Enter: The Sweepstakes must be entered by posting an Instagram photo of your pet wearing a Halloween costume! All entries must use the hashtag #BernardandKittyHalloween, tag @bernardandkitty in the photo, and be following @bernardandkitty at the time the sweepstakes concludes. Entries that do not meet the requirements of the sweepstakes may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Bernard and Kitty. You may enter only once. Entry constitutes permission for Bernard and Kitty to use entrant’s name, likeness, and entry photo (Information) for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. 

  1. Prize:The prize is one gift pack with a retail value of $25. You are not guaranteed to win a prize and your chance of winning is dependent on the total number of eligible entries received. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize will be solely determined by Bernard and Kitty. No cash or other prize substitution will be permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Bernard and Kitty to use winner's Information for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. 
    6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. 
    7. Winner selection and notification: The winner of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing under the supervision of Bernard and KittyThe winner will be notified via Instagram direct message to the Instagram account they entered the sweepstakes with within one day following the winner selection. Bernard and Kitty shall have no liability for a winner's failure to receive notification. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 24 hours from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and releases as required, prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. The receipt by winner of the prize offered in this Sweepstakes is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and provincial laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (AT SPONSOR'S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER'S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED. 
    8. Rights Granted by you: By entering this content you understand that Bernard and Kitty will have the right to publish your Information or statements about the Sweepstakes, and biographical information as news, publicity or information and for trade, advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without any further compensation. 
    9. Terms: Bernard and Kitty reserves the right, in our sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should (in our sole discretion) any causes beyond our control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such case, Bernard and Kitty may select the recipients from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Bernard and Kitty. Bernard and Kitty reserves the right at our sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. 
    Bernard and Kitty has the right, in our sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Sweepstakes, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to; multiple entries. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Bernard and Kitty reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. 
    10. Limitation of Liability: By entering you agree to release and hold harmless Bernard and Kitty and our subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant's participation in the sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries. 
    11. Disputes: THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF Canada AND Ontario, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Ontario having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. 
    12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Bernard and Kitty Web Site. Read the Privacy Policy here: https://www.bernardandkitty.com/pages/terms-of-use. 
    13. Winners List: For the names of the winner, please contact us at and in the body of the email type 'Please e-mail me the winners' list for the Bernard and Kitty Sweepstakes. 
    14. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Bernard and Kitty, 2967 Dundas Street West, Suite 280, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 
    15. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram. You understand that you are providing your information to the owner of this sweepstakes and not to Facebook or Instagram. 


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