Local dog owners can get photos taken with their furry companions Saturday as the city of Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks Department will answer questions about its new pilot dog waste composting program.

The photo shoot will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Dry Creek Trailhead, 6802 E. Baseline Road. City staff will take the pictures and provide costumes for dogs, though owners can also bring their own dog costumes.

A voice and sight class also will vote on its favorite dog, and the owner of the winning dog will get a $50 gift certificate to a local pet supply store and a framed photo of the winning photo.

Dog owners who can't make the event but would still like their dog's photo to be entered in the contest can submit their own photos to voiceandsight@bouldercolorado.gov by Tuesday.

Boulder has recently started a 90-day trial dog waste composting program program at three trailheads -- Dry Creek trailhead, Bobolink trailhead and the southern end of the Sanitas Valley Trail -- in an effort to reduce the amount of excrement being sent to area landfills.

At those trailheads, the Open Space and Mountain Parks Department is installing new compost-specific bins and will provide compostable bags for collecting poop.

For more information visit http://bit.ly/1snGKcf or by call 720-564-2177.