I think dog Halloween parades, dog Halloween parties, and dog Halloween costumes are the bees knees. My dog Pipa, however, has tried to make me an opponent of doggie dress-up time. She has made it clear that under no circumstances will she be wearing the ridiculously super neato harem costume; apparently she won’t even be wearing a t-shirt. The only way I could enter a people/pooch costume contest is if I dressed like her. So basically, she insists on raining on my doggie Halloween parade…. but that doesn’t mean she has to rain on everyone else’s!!!
Here’s a list of the best dog Halloween parades and Dog-O-Ween parties taking place in Seattle this weekend. If anyone’s participating please send pics, I’d love to do a collage – maybe Pipa will take the hint.
My Top Pick
Run Scared 5K in Seward Park. Run, walk, do the zombie shuffle, whatever works for you, at this event benefiting The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Dogs on short leashes allowed and there will be a costume contest for pups afterwards.
9AM at Seward Park, click here for a course map.
Other Spooktacular Options
Pug-O-Ween. In addition to pugs in costumes (you know how awesome any pug looks in costume) there will be pug races and pug-friendly vendors.
1-3pm at Bitter Lake Community Center (13035 Linden Ave N., Seattle)
Dmarie’s Dog-O-Ween Pawty. Includes costume runway and The Dining Dog pie eating contest.
1-3pm at Dmarie’s Doggie Boutique (9639 Firdale Ave, Suite B, Edmonds)
Central Bark’s 1st Howl-O-Ween party. Bobbing for hot dogs – need I say more. Oh yes – and pie eating contests (for dogs), musical sit, dog and human goodies, photos, and much more!
2-4pm at Central Bark (838 Poplar Place South, Seattle)
CityDog Howl-at-the-Moon Muttmixer. There will be a costume contest with categories like Best Pack (group), Best Dog + Owner pair, Most Original and more!
6-8pm at Woodmark Hotel (1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland)