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BarkHappy Boston: Halloween Costume Pawty 2017 in Dorchester

BarkHappy Halloween Costume Pawty will be  Sunday October  29th at ester in Dorchester.    Grab your dogs and your friends to join BarkHappy for a pawesome time to benefit PAWS New England! BarkHappy Boston: Halloween Costume Pawty  2017 in Dorchester

All ticket holders will receive free pet photography with a complimentary digital download by Wags & Whiskers, snacks from ester, treats from The Pooped Pooch, a free Pooch-ini coupon from Shake Shack and entry into our raffle for great prizes!

Dogs in costume will receive an extra raffle ticket and have a chance to show off their costumes in our Doggy Costume Parade.

Join us Sunday, October 29 from 4:30pm-6:30pm at:
2261 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester Center, MA 02124

Early Bird Tickets are $12, Standard Tickets are $15 all tickets include:
– FREE Vodka Cocktail courtesy of Tito’s Handmade Vodka
– FREE Pooch-ini Coupons from Shake Shack
– FREE Snacks from ester
– FREE Doggy Treats from The Pooped Pooch
– FREE Photography with a Complimentary Digital Download by Wags & Whiskers Pet Photography
– FUN Costume Parade
– EXCITING Door Prizes

Purchase tickets here:

NOTE: $12 Early Bird Tickets are limited in quantity. Once they sell out, General Admission is $15.

NOTE: This event is Family Friendly. All friendly well behaved dogs (and adult humans) welcome on the outdoor patio. Dogs must remain leashed at all times.

RSVP in the BarkHappy mobile app under “Events”

Tickets are online, advance purchase only. As this is a charity event, all ticket sales are final and there are no refund. A portion of the proceeds will benefit PAWS New England.

Doggone Halloween Costume Parade 2017 in Downtown Boston

The 4th Annual Doggone Halloween Costume Parade sponsored by the Downtown Boston BID is going to be a gggrrrrreaat time for canines and humans! The parade is on Friday, October 27th from noon to 2 pm. This event is being cosponsored by MSPCA-Angell.
This year’s event will be on Summer Street between Washington and Hawley streets.

All well-behaved dogs (and their owners) are welcome to enter the costume contest — it’s free to enter! Every dog will receive a prize for entering the contest. Judges will award special prizes for Best Costume, Scariest Costume, Best Human and Dog Duo Costume and Most Creative Costume.

Please bring your dog on leash and only bring dogs who can get along with other dogs and be OK with a crowd. Please encourage your dog to use the bathroom before the event. This event will be in a fenced off area.
Please contact Rebecca Kilgallon at or Kristen Flanagan at with questions.

Abington Dog Park Costume Contest 2017

The Abington Dog Park Committee is  hosting its 2nd annual Canine Costume Contest on Sunday October 15th 12-4pm at the Frolio  School.    The event is part of the townwide Oktoberfest which will be taking place the entire weekend. Our family- and dog-friendly-event will take place on the lawn in front of Frolio school. There also will be family activities (games, petting zoo, bouncy house, etc), a German band and a beer tent included in the event. It was a great time, and a great fundraiser for the park!

Abington Dog Park Costume Contest 2017

We’ll have multiple prizes for best costumed pups ($3 to enter), as well as a Best Dressed Stuffed Dog contest for kids 12 and under ($1). Kids’ contest at 2, and pup contest at 3.

Bear’s Bonz and Salty Threads will be with us selling dog treats and handmade pup accessories. We’ll also have plenty of raffle items.

We’ll also be taking orders for commemorative bricks, which can be engraved with the text of your choice. The bricks will line a walkway at the dog park. Payment can be made by cash or check for two sizes of bricks: 4×8 for $100 and 8×8 for $250.
Frolio Middle School
1071 Washington Street, Abington, Massachusetts 02351


Halloween Canine Promenade on the Charles River Esplande 2017 in Boston MA

The annual Canine Promenade on the Esplanade – doggie Halloween parade and costume contest  will be  held on  Sunday, October 22 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Fiedler Field on the Esplanade.

Doggie Halloween parade and costume contest, as well as festival with a variety of dog-related vendors including: Pawsh Dog Boutique, MSPCA, 2 Dogs Treats, Sun Dog Snacks, Red Dog, Boston Vet Clinic, Elliot’s House, Boston Animal Hospital, Lina Kriva and more!
$15 preregistration per dog / $20 registration day of event* Click here to register:
Grand prize for Best Costume and Best Duet (Human and pet)
Gift bags and dog treats for all registrants provided by Pawsh Dog Boutique
Demonstrations, family-friendly activities, give-aways, and more!
The Canine Promenade benefits the Esplanade, highlights the park as a resource for dog owners and raises awareness about park improvements. In the spirit of the season, we encourage you to dress up your dogs (and yourself) in costume.

Pet costumes

Halloween Pet Parade at Faneuil Hall 2017 in Boston MA

Come to  Faneuil Hall Ma! Dress up your pet and parade around Faneuil Hall Marketplace then Halloween Pet Parade at Faneuil Hall 2017 in Boston MAwalk the red carpet in front of a panel of judges! Prizes are awarded for Top 3 Best of Show, Best Owner & Pet Combo, Best Local Representation and Most Creative. Registration for the costume contest is required ahead of time. The parade starts promptly at 12:00 pm and continues right into the costume contest.

Registration is required for the costume contest. Please only register once per pet via the Eventbrite link below.

Pet Halloween Costumes Ideas