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Top NY Dog Halloween Events for Your Pup

By October 22, 2014March 26th, 2015No Comments

It’s that special time of year when your cute pup gets take their cute factor to all new heights! Whether you’re making your own DIY outfit (twinsies anyone?) with your pup you’re running to your local popup Halloween store.


Heres are some pawsome Halloween events for NYC dogs coming up:

Friday, Oct 24th:


Haunted Hound Halloween party!
6:30 pm to 8:30pm
Admission: $40
Reservation is for 2 people and their dog(s). If you have 2 dogs signed up for sPAW CITY you can bring both with this ticket. This event is only open to dogs who have all online paperwork filled out and are good to play at the park. This is a private reservation only event. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
For more information, please call 518-309-3732.
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Saturday, Oct 25th


Friends of Valley Stream Dogs 3rd Annual Howl-o-ween Party


Valley Stream Dog Park

Verona Place

Valley Stream, NY 11580

Help Support The Friends Of Valley Stream Dogs! Join us at the dog park for our annual Howl-O-Ween Party. Come see local vendors and rescue groups, participate in our doggy costume competition, and enjoy raffles and fun. All are welcome (you don’t need to be a member for this event). Costume contest will be at 1pm, entry $10 (free to members of Friends of Valley Stream Dogs). Party is free, Costume contest $10 to non-FOVSD members. Raffle drawing will start at around 2pm.  For more info contact Denise Accardi-Barnard at or call (516) 350-8737.

Howl-o-ween Smushed Costume Faced Party!

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM 


227 Forest Avenue

Glen Cove, NY 

In Home Pet Services, Inc., is hosting their annual Smushed Face Spooktacular Meetup at Petco in Glen Cove, on Saturday, October 25, 2014, 1pm – 3pm.  Attendees can bring their smushed faced pups in their spookiest, most creative Halloween costumes! The smushed face pups can enjoy romping around in the meet up area, refreshments for humans and four-legged pals alike! This is a FREE event, but a professional pet photographer will be on hand to get pooches scariest howl-o-ween pictures – and all proceeds from the photos will go to S.N.O.R.T.  For more info contact Heather at

Live Love Bark 2014 Howl-o-Ween Dog Costume Party

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Toomey’s Tavern on the Crik

251 So. Ketcham Ave

Amityville, NY 11701

This annual event has a rain date of Sunday, October 26th from 3 to 7 pm.  All dogs must be on-leash at all times. There will be tons of raffles and merchandise to purchase too! Raffles will be drawn at 6:30. The dog costume contest will be held at 4:30. There’s a $10 entry fee per dog. 3 winners will be selected by a special panel of judges! (to be announced!)  For more info contact Venessa Rotondi at 631-742-4491 or or click here


Howl-O-Ween Adoption Event

10:00 AM – 4:00 AM

Brookhaven Animal Shelter

300 Horseblock Road

Brookhaven, NY 11719


“King or Queen of the Palace” Adoption Event & Costume Contest!

(rain date October 26th)

Pet Palace 
500 Montauk Highway
Moriches, NY
 Pet Palace in Moriches is celebrating their Grand Opening this Saturday with their 1st Annual King or Queen of the Palace Doggie Halloween Contest and Adoption Event!  Adoptable dogs on site, vendor opportunities available and FREE to attend with your best dressed or most creative pet in their HOWL-o-ween costume!  Click here for more info or call Kathy at 631-395-7328!


Thompsin Square Park Annual Dog Halloween Parade and Contest 

12 and 3pm. Please expect a large crowd and arrive early for the festivities.

500 E. 9th Street
New York, NY 10009

Battery Park City:
The Thirteenth Annual BPC Halloween Puppy Parade 

STARTS at Noon, on the BPC Esplanade at the SOUTH Cove wooden arbor. The parade will proceed from the South Cove in a northerly direction on the Esplanade to the plaza area near the North Cove Marina (where the volleyball courts are usually set up) where your dog (and maybe you) will be judged on your costumes.


Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest
at Fort Greene Park starting at 7pm. The 16th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest starts at 11am. Rain date is Sunday, October 26th. Thee contest takes place at the Fort Greene Park monument stairs at 12:00pm. Registration begins on the monument plaza at 11:00am. Check out the largest (and growing annually) dog costume contest in Brooklyn!

4) QUEENS- Socrates Sculpture Park – Canine Costume Contest
Enter your pup in the annual Canine Costume Contest with LIC’s Pooches Sport & Spa. FREE!

Sunday, Oct 26th

1) Brooklyn
Sean Casey Animal Rescue’s
*** 7th Annual Howl-O-Ween Bark Block Party ***
153 E. 3 Street
(between Ft Hamilton Parkway & Caton Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11218
12:00 noon to 5:00 pm

2) Midtown Manhattan
The Ritz Plaza Park
235 West 48th Street New York NY 10036
Sunday October 26
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pets and their pet parents are invited to dress up and stroll the catwalk for special prizes during our third annual Howl-o-Ween Costume Competition!
If you love to be judged by local celebrities while mingling with doggies in glittery gear, then you won’t want to miss this zaney afternoon of treats, sweets, and beats (did we mentione the live DJ?)
There will have $1,000 in cash prizes and a chance to give back to our friends at Animal Haven.

Upper West Side
The West 68th Street Block Association’s
West 68th Street: Broadway to Amsterdam Avenue


4) Long Island

Happy Howl-O-Ween Party & Open House

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Kent Animal Shelter

2259 River Road

Calverton, NY 11933

 Tricks and treats for kids and pets, raffle baskets, and scenic river family pet photos are planned for a Happy Howl-O-Ween Party & Open House at the Kent Animal Shelter on Sunday, October 26, 12-4PM (raindate November 1). Come meet Kents pro trainer and see our beautifully renovated kennels and grounds!  For more info call(631) 727-5731 or email Linda at


5th Annual PJ Village Spooktacular & Annual Fetch Pet Parade!


Fetch Pet Boutique

301 East Main Street

Port Jefferson, NY 11777

 The Parade is sponsored by Fetch Doggy Boutique it will begin promptly at 2 pm in front of Fetch. Judy from The Puparazzi will be there to take photos for $12.00 per picture; they will start at noon and will go till 2:00pm. Pictures will be done on a first come, first serve basis. Prizes for best costumes! Fun for all! Bring your pet in their best howl-o-ween costume!  The festival will have other events sponsored by the PJ Chamber of Commerce – so you can enjoy the whole day with your spooky pup! For more info call Brittney Pearce at 631-331-0965 or email


Dog Days at Old Westbury Gardens & Costume contest!

Saturday & Sunday, October 25 & 26, 2014

10 – 5pm on Sat., 1 – 4pm on Sunday.

Old Westbury Gardens

71 Old Westbury Rd

Westbury, NY 11590

Dog Days at the Gardens is back this weekend. Bring your dog for an invigorating walk and healthy exercise at Old Westbury Gardens. Dogs must be leashed.

Saturday and Sunday, October 25 and 26, 10am-5pm.  On Sunday of Dog Days, enjoy our Fall Dog Festival! The festival features exhibits by animal welfare organizations, vendors, and rescue groups. Sunday, October 26, displays and activities 1-4pm, costume contest and parade at 3pm. Also on Sunday LI-Dog will be doing a pack walk during the event, click here for more info about that.  For more information about Dog Days or if you want to be a Vendor on Sunday – contact Paul Hunchak


Howl & Prowl Halloween pet costume party in Greenwich

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Greenwich Common Park

290 Greenwich Avenue

Greenwich, CT 06830

 This October marks the seventh year for the entertaining Howl & Prowl Halloween pet costume party in Greenwich that attracts hundreds of owners and their dogs who come together for an afternoon of fun to benefit pets in need. On Sunday, October 26th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. dogs in novelty outfits will be on parade at Greenwich Common Park (290 Greenwich Avenue). All proceeds from the Howl & Prowl Costume Party in the Park go to the Adopt-A-Dog animal rescue organization. The awareness and spotlight that Howl & Prowl brings to this sanctuary is wonderful. The events of the day will feature a pet costume contest that awards $600 in prizes consisting of various Pet Pantry Warehouse gift certificates to the winners, free refreshments, free photos with well known pet photographer and free caricatures by noted local artist. Go to to register your dog for the costume contest. For more info contact Joshua Roth at or call 203-869-6444. 

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