HELL'S KITCHEN — Glamorous and spooky pups will hop on a runway this week to strut their stuff at a doggie costume contest.
The third annual Pups on the Runway Halloween Costume Ball will feature dozens of pooches vying for the title of top dog Friday at the Toyota of Manhattan dealership at 645 11th Ave., near West 47th Street.
Dogs — and their owners — will stroll down the runway to compete for best costume awards in categories such as Glamor, Hilarious, Scariest and Matching "Pawrent," all in the hopes of winning some pooch-friendly prizes.
This year's party also includes a Bates Motel-like haunted dog house made entirely out of Animal Planet dog treats, created by pet chef Kevyn Matthews.
Matthews will also make healthy Halloween-themed treats for pups, but the house itself is not for gnawing — it will be under heavy guard to make sure that pups don't pounce on it, an event spokesman said.
The event kicks off at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, with contest entry an additional $10. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Sato Project, which rescues abandoned and abused animals in Puerto Rico.