Dogs and Halloween


Dogs and Halloween

Two of my favorites.

And apparently, a lot of other people think Halloween and dogs go together like well, miniature  Snickers and my mouth, because there are lot of doggie Halloween events this season throughout metro Phoenix.

Here’s a list of some (let us know of any others):

  • Oct. 19: Beagles, Boos and Brews in central Phoenix: Costume Contest-all types of dogs welcome! Coin Drive, Raffle Prizes and Vendors too! A portion of all restaurant proceeds from 12-4pm will be donated to Arizona Beagle Rescue.
  • Oct. 26: Scottsdale Fall Festival: In addition to costume contests for kids and families, there will be a dog costume contest at 8:35 p.m. All dogs, large and small will participate together.
  • Oct. 26: Dog Halloween Event at W Scottsdale: W Scottsdale, Oh, My Dog Boutique and Lucky Paws Animal Rescue present a Halloween party on W Scottsdale’s outdoor patio and dogs are invited. Dress your dog and yourself in costume for a contest. Prizes awarded for funniest, cutest and most-creative costumes. DJ music, a cash bar and $5 Sushi Roku specialty rolls will be available, along with a Pawtini cocktail for $10 with proceeds benefiting Lucky Paws Animal Rescue. Dogs available for adoption during the event. Admission is free, but attendees are asked to bring pet food, toys or cat litter which will be donated to the rescue.
  • Oct. 31: Halloween in the Hills, Fountain Hills: The Pets N’ Their People costume contest for “Best Human + Pet Costume Combo” will start at 6 p.m., contest registration opens at 5 p.m. Download entry form online and bring it with you. Registration is free, but donations are encouraged and will benefit Pal’s Inn Animal Resort/Rescue Pals of Fountain Hills.
  • Oct. 31: Halloween Festival in Apache Junction: The annual Halloween Festival includes a Howl-o-ween Canine Costume Contest and a K-9 Demo & Safety Talk.
  • Oct. 31Yappy Hour “Howl-oween in Scottsdale”:The resort’s biggest Yappy Hour of the year. No contests, but humans and their pets get dressed up and enjoy happy hour. $10 includes a glass of wine. All proceeds benefit the Arizona Humane Society.

Sadly, the Beagle doesn’t share my enthusiasm for the holiday. Faster than you can say “Hey, I paid $9.99 for those doggie devil horns,’’ she has slid out of her Halloween costume and is looking around for something to eat.

Oh well, I guess we all celebrate Halloween a little differently.

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