Kelsey – who has several fabulous costumes – has been selected as Tampa Bay Newspapers Pet of the Month. Kelsey joined the Craig family in Largo at 8 weeks old from a small, family breeder in Tampa.
He lives with his human mom and dad Vanessa and Alan Craig; his human sister, Jenna, 14; and grandfather Frank.
He is a merry dog and never stops wagging his tail, and he also seems to enjoy wearing costumes, including his colorful turkey costume that his mom spent 10 hours making him as well as a holiday peacock. He wears them for special occasions and especially for pet costume contests that raise money for area shelter animals.
He wore the turkey costume at the SPCA 3K Petwalk in October where he made the top five finalists and also in November where he came in third at the Dunedin Dogtoberfest. Most recently, he wore his peacock outfit at Pinellas Paws Cause at the Botanical Gardens in Largo.
Kelsey also loves to play fetch, go for car rides and eat apples and carrots.
For winning, Kelsey and his family won a $25 gift certificate to either Largo Feed or Park Feed in Pinellas Park, but they have chosen to donate it to the Suncoast Animal League in Palm Harbor.