Family & Pets

Best Halloween Events for Pets

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From Wiener Races to walks to costume contests and Halloween pet parties, there’s lots for you and your pet to do to celebrate this October! Here are some of our favorites.

Oktoberfest Northwest Wiener Dog Races
Sunday, October 7
11:00am
Puyallup Fair and Events Center
110 Ninth Avenue SW
Puyallup, WA 98371
360.637.9363
http://www.oktoberfestnw.com

Alongside Oktoberfest Northwest activities will be Wiener Dog races, Costume Contest, Longest Wiener, kids coloring table, Bone stacking, and more! All day event! Only Dachshunds will be allowed inside the venue and only in designated areas of the showplex. The Wiener Dog Races benefit Dachshund Rescue across the NW. Admission: $12/person pre-register, $15/person the day of race. Want your dog to participate? Click HERE for details.

“Paws in the Pumpkin Patch”
Saturday and Sunday
October 13 and 14
Saturday 11:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Avenue South
Tukwila, WA 98168
http://www.evergreencatfanciers.org

Come see a 12-ring cat championship and household pet cat show! There will be a great raffle with a wide variety of cat-related prizes, and lots of fun vendors.

Woof Woof Walk
Saturday, October 20
9:00am – 1:00pm
Spanaway Park
14905 Bresemann Blvd South
Spanaway, WA 98387
http://www.co.pierce.wa.us

Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume and enjoy a beautiful walk at Pierce County Parks and Recreation’s Woof Woof Walk! The Woof Woof Walk takes you on the paved trails along with Pierce County K-9 for either the 1.5 mile or 3 mile route. Both routes are on paved trails that provide a flat, easy walk suitable for families and people of all abilities. Prizes will be awarded in the canine costume contest. Plus registered participants will be entered into the
‘ruffle drawing.’ Proceeds benefit Pierce County Parks and Recreation’s youth programs. Click HERE to register.

Halloween Howl
Saturday, October 20
Edmonds Dog Park
498 Admiral Way
Edmonds WA 98020
http://www.olae.org/halloweenhowl

There will be a costume contest (for dogs and their owners!), lots of animal vendors and other pets to meet. The Edmonds off-leash dog park now has a play place for smaller pups, an agility course and lots of fun activities for the annual Halloween Howl party!

Pug-O-Ween
Saturday, October 20
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Bitter Lake Community Center
13035 Linden Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98133
http://www.seattlepugs.com

Time for your pug to come up with his or her best costume idea and compete for treats in a costume contest. It’s the premier costume party for pugs in the Northwest. Of course, all pugs (costumed or not) are welcome, as are pug mixes and people who love pugs (even if you don’t have one).

Howwl-o-Ween Event
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Paws-Abilities Total Dog Center
7338 26th Street E.
Fife, WA 98424
800.730.3794
http://www.EveryDogHas.com

A fun Halloween event for dogs and their families! Bring a pet food donation or $5 to support Lighthouse Store House, Fife’s Local Food Bank.

Mukilteo Off-Leash Dog Park Grand Opening
Saturday, October 27
10:00am – 11:00am
Japanese Gulch
5th Street and 9th Street
Mukilteo, WA 98275
http://www.ci.mukilteo.wa.us

It’s the City of Mukilteo’s Tails and Trails Dog Park Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting. Come and celebrate the completion of the dog park. Dogs welcome! Best Dog Halloween Costume Contest. Bring your Dog in costume to enter to win the best costume contest judged by Mayor Joe Marine.

Pug-O-Ween
Saturday, October 27
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Bitter Lake Community Center
13035 Linden Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133
http://www.seattlepugs.com

It’s the premier costume party for pugs in the Northwest. Of course, all pugs (costumed or not) are welcome, as are pug mixes and people who love pugs (even if you don’t have one).

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