Don’t let your best friend get left out of all the Halloween fun. Dogs love Halloween, and there are lots of great ways to celebrate the day with the whole family, Fido included. Of course, the first thing you’ll need is a costume for your pooch, and there are so many fun and adorable ways to dress your pup up for the big day. Then head out to any of these pet friendly Halloween events to show off your adorable dog and his or her amazing costume. As with any pet event, make sure you keep your pooch leashed and be a polite pet parent. And, of course, make sure that your pup gets lots of extra treats on Halloween, just like everyone else.
Woof in Boots 3rd Annual Howlin’ Halloween Pet Costume Party
Price: $5 suggested donation
Thursday, October 30 2014
Bring your costumed pooch to Woof in Boots for this annual extravaganza. Your pup can enter the costume contest, as there will be three prizes for Best Pet Costume, Best Owner Costume and Best Combo Costume. In addition, the team at Woof in Boots have set up a plethora of other holiday themed events. Go bobbing for hot dogs, take photos in the Photo Crypt, get your face painted, enter the prize raffle and snack on all the treats (for humans and their pets) that you could want. Plus, the proceeds for this fun day all go to benefit the Maxfund Animal Shelter, so it’s for a good cause as well.
Lil’ Angel Pet Parade and Costume Contest
$10 per pet
Friday, October 31, 2014
Once you’ve purchased that adorable pet costume, here’s a second chance to show it off. Head over to Lil Angel Pet Boutique for its Pet Parade and Costume Contest. There are lots of events planned throughout the afternoon, including photos, bobbing for dog cookies and a kids safe street area with a bouncy house and a costume contest just for the kids. There will also be a signing and lecture from Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald on first aid for pets, and a demonstration of Pure Puppy shampoo and conditioner. The costume contest, of course, will offer prizes and all participants receive a goodie bag just for showing up in those adorable costumes. And this one is for a good cause as well. All proceeds benefit the Misha May Foundation.
Bring the whole family, Fido included, to this fun event at Aspen Grove Shopping Center. It all kicks off as the kids get to meet the characters from the film “Hotel Transylvania” as they enjoy some trick or treating and carriage rides for the whole family. If you don’t have a pet to bring, you can even adopt one on site, as there will be pet adoptions there to help match some pups with new forever homes. As night falls, the family can sit and watch the film “ParaNorman” on the lawn following the costume contest. It’s a whole day filled with Halloween fun, so whip out those costumes for everyone in your family, and strut your stuff in style.