Published: May 02, 2014 6:41 AM EDT
Updated: May 02, 2014 6:47 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Dress Up and Enter Your Pint-Sized Pup in the 2nd Annual Chihuahua Contest On Sunday, May 4.

Fleamasters’ Music Hall will serve as center stage for tiny pets and their owners in the 2nd Annual Best Dressed Chihuahua Contest. The contest starts at 1:30 pm with registration beginning at 11 a.m. at Fleamasters Fleamarket, 4135 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Ft. Myers.

Enjoy a special performance by the Calendar Girls Dance Team at noon.

“The event serves a dual purpose: to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, and one of our favorite spunky little dogs. Dress up and enter your pint-sized pup!” invites Linda Steele, Fleamasters’ Marketing Director.

“Whether fancy, wild, funky, or a mix of styles, this contest is your Chihuahua’s chance to strut their stuff. It’s a guaranteed good time for spectators and contestants.”

A Chihuahua does not need to be AKC registered or even a purebred to enter Fleamasters’ Best-Dressed Chihuahua Contest. The dog must only look like a Chihuahua to win.

Sponsors of the family-friendly event include AB’s Perfume Boutique and Jewelry and Treasures Unlimited.

Fleamasters has teamed up with the Calendar Girls, (30 divas over 50 who dance to raise money for charity) to support Southeastern Guide Dogs and Paws for Patriots program.

The charity will receive all proceeds from the event. Registration is $10 per dog. All contestants can receive freebies and t-shirt for dog owner.

Dogs and their costumes will be judged on originality, creativity and overall appearance. Earn bonus points: Chihuahua owners can add to the fun by dressing themselves up, as well.

The Grand Champion, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will take home rosette ribbons and prize baskets loaded with dog treats and gift certificates for market stores.

Visit Fleamasters’ website,, for more contest information.