It’s Halloween time!

It’s that time of year again! Time to dress up your dog and have him strut his cute stuff around town. Halloween is one of my favorite times of year. I love seeing dogs and kids all dressed up in funny costumes. If you’re looking for a reason to dress up your dog this year, I’ve rounded up some of the best dog friendly Halloween events to hit up this month.

And, if you’re still in the market for a Halloween costume, Groupon has a whole bunch of coupons for PetSmart (including $25 off a $100 order and a great Halloween sale) for you to get your dog’s costume or whatever other supplies he needs. Check it out at: http://www.groupon.com/coupons/stores/petsmart.com

Here’s what to do with your dog this Halloween season:

Oct. 12
Monster Mutt Dash and Howl-O-Ween After Party

Dress up your dog and take him for a run or walk at the Monster Mutt Dash! The Berea Animal Rescue Fund hosts this 5K run/ 1 mile walk every year to raise funds for the homeless animals in their care. This year the event is being held at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. After the run/walk there is a free Halloween party filled with lots of fun events for you and your dog. Visit http://bereaanimalrescue.com/monster-mutt-dash for more info.

Photo from last year's Monster Mutt Dash
Photo from last year’s Monster Mutt Dash

Oct. 18
Dash for Dobes Spooktacular

This 1 mile walk or 5K run benefits Hand Me Down Dobes, a Doberman rescue group. The run/walk will be held at Sunny Lake Park in Aurora. Register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Aurora/DashforDobes5kRunWalk

Oct. 18
Spooky Pooch Parade

This is your chance to dress up your dog and enter him in a parade!  A favorite of mine every year, the parade shows off the very best in creative dog costumes. In addition to the parade, there will be over 30 vendors at Kaufman Park in Lakewood. Prizes will b awarded for best costume. Check out www.spookypoochparade.com for more information.

 Photo from last year's Spooky Pooch Parade
Photo from last year’s Spooky Pooch Parade

 

Oct. 25 Halloween Family Fun Barkival

This event will benefit several area rescues and includes games, drawing and raffles, adoptable dogs and a dog and kid Halloween costume contest. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information on this family fun event.

Oct. 25
First Annual Muttley Crue Fall Fest

Muttley Crue is hosting their first annual Fall Festival. The event will have numerous local rescues and shelters with adoptable animals and vendors. There will also be a doggie costume parade and contest. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/928972627130580 for more info.

Oct. 23
Yappy Hour DogtoberFest

Pet-Tique’s annual Halloween costume party with Inn The Dog House starts at 5:00pm and will have beer, wine and food, all to benefit the Friends of the Cleveland Kennel. Pet-Tique will also be debuting their newest winter coats and sweaters with a costume contest and raffles prizes. Pet-Tique will also provide free nail trims and pet massages.

So, what will your dog be dressed up as this Halloween?

*This post was sponsored by Groupon, but the opinions are my own. I love a good deal, so I thought you might too.