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Halloween is a night for friends, food and fun. No wonder more and more people are finding ways to celebrate with their dogs. Dog Halloween costumes from High Society Canine make it easy to find your dog’s adorable alter-ego, from TV show characters to cuddly sharks and vampires.

If your pup found her perfect costume, don’t let all that cuteness go to waste – celebrate all month long with these fun events and activities:

1. Go Trick Or Treating
If you’re going to take your kids trick-or-treating this year, no need to leave the dog at home, where she’ll just get irritated by that ever-ringing doorbell – she’ll have much more fun walking around the neighborhood with you. Chances are, some of your neighbors will offer her a tasty doggy treat.

2. Have A Photo Shoot
Get priceless photos of your dog in her costume. You can have a photo-shoot at home. Set the scene by placing her in front of a white sheet for a backdrop, or use natural light outdoors. Use treats and a squeaky toy to capture picture-perfect poses. Or, go all-out and hire a professional photographer!

3. Host A Howl-O-Ween Party
Invite all of your dog’s friends over from the dog park and obedience class. Get some toys for party favors and prizes for your costume contest.

4. Bake Some Halloween Sweets and Treats
Put your extra pumpkin guts to good use – pumpkin is a healthy ingredient for dog treats, as it’s excellent for digestion. Cinnamon is another dog-healthy treat ingredient. Need more inspiration? Try these Halloween dog treat recipes. If you discover you’re a great doggy baker, try selling your treats to raise cash for your local rescue or shelter.

5. Hit The Street Fair
Fall is a popular season for street fairs, and most are dog-friendly. They can be loud and over-crowded, so go early or just before closing to avoid the swarm. Keep your dog on a short leash, and bring water. Use dog shoes to protect those paws from scalding pavement.

6. Go Shopping
An outdoor shopping plaza is a great place to walk your dog. Some stores may allow you to bring your dog inside, especially if you carry her or bring a stroller or carrier

After shopping, take your dog to a restaurant with an outdoor patio eating area. Many allow dogs, and will even offer you a bowl of water.

7. Dog-Friendly Halloween Events In The USA
In recent years, communities have realized the need for dog events to celebrate the autumn season with our best pals. Here’s some of the top Halloween dog events across the United States:

Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade
When: October 22, 2016 from 12 PM to 3 PM
Where: New York, NY
Cost: $5 donation

Every city dog will be at Tompkins Square for the largest dog costume parade in the world. Arrive early and sign up for the contest competition for a chance to win a prize. After the winners are announced, all contestants are invited to walk in the parade.

Dog Walk Of The Dead
When: October 27, 2016 from 11 AM to 4 PM
Where: Augusta, NJ
Cost: $2 per person

Raise money to help One Step Closer Animal Rescue in Sparta, NJ! Live music, costume contests, a classic car show, animal adoptions make this the can’t-miss Halloween event for NJ dogs.

Doggie In Disguise Scavenger Hunt
When: October 8, 2016 from 11 AM to 1 PM
Where: Pittsburgh, PA
Cost: $35, plus $5 for each additional dog

Search for clues to hunt for treats and toys in this family-friendly scavenger hunt. Costumes for people and pets are encouraged!

Howl-O-Ween Pet Festival at Frontier Texas
When: October 22, 2016 from 10 AM to Noon
Where: Abilene, Texas
Cost: $10 per pet to enter the costume contest

Stride in style during the Howl-O-Ween pet walk, then enter the Pets+Peeps costume contest with your rockin’ High Society Canine digs.

No events listed in your area? Check out the Halloween dog events on BringFido.com, there’s more than we can list here!

Get That Perfect Costume!
Many of the Halloween costumes at High Society Canine are already on sale. Get yours today. The sooner you get your dog’s costume, the more time you can get her used to wearing it. With a few short sessions and plenty of treats, she’ll love to get dressed up in her outfit!

Comments

  • Posted On September 01, 2016 by Marcia Don

    Really cute ideas for including your pets in your Halloween and other fall activities. I’m not sure all the homemade doggy treats would end up in dog tummies, they sound good enough that some two legged ‘ankle biters’ might beg for their share as well. The dog toys and costumes are adorable.

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