Halloween or Howl-O-Ween weekend is approaching quickly as the Seven Ghoulish Days for dogs in Boston comes to an end. There are a number of very cool events happening this coming weekend, enough so, I thought I would write an article about everything going on in Boston that is pet friendly. If you know of something I missed please contact me and I will add it to the list. There are far too many people missing out on some very dog friendly activities in Boston.
This Wednesday Evening 6-9 p.m., The Pawsh Halloween Bash
Right in the Back Bay of Boston after work you and your costumed dog should break up the week at The Pawsh Halloween Bash. Five work days is a long time for your dog to wait for something different to come along. A dog party is truly a goulish treat for your dog.
Pawsh at 31 Glouster Street is hosting a Halloween costume party for dogs to benefit the Animal Rescue League of Boston. Dogs will win gruesomely great prizes. While Christine Fuchs of Tassels Photography will capture portraits of your dog. A $10 donation awards you with a high resolution file and a print as a gift to you for supporting a great cause. There will be treats for both you and your dog to enjoy as well.
Halloween Weekend Boston Dog Parties
There are a number of Halloween events on this weekend. Many are for a very good cause and some overlap. I can tell you our dog Moose enjoyed the events we went to last weekend and we will be attending more this coming weekend as well. It is funny see dogs reacting to each other in costume. They get very excited.
Howloween at the BCA Cyclorama in the South End, 12-4 p.m.
On Halloween from 12-4 p.m. the BCA is hosting an incredible Halloween event for you and your favorite canine. The Cyclorama has been converted to a canine compound with play areas including a doggie obstacle course sponsored by The Urban Hound.
You can expect some Haunted Happenings for the dogs and their humans as well, considering this is the Boston Center for the arts, I have very high expectations. You could hear the excitement in Hank’s voice (Communications Manager for the BCA) as we spoke about this weekends upcoming event.
There will be a Howloween Costume Pet Parade where your dog can strut sponsored by Doggie Daytrippers. If you are short on a costume or need help. Boston Baked Bonz is sponsoring the Art Bar where you can make a costume for your dog so they don’t feel naked in a world of costume clad canines.
During the event there will be lectures and demonstrations from area experts on training and care for your dog. as of late my favorite fido has become a bit of a counter surfer. Perhaps we will find a quick tip here.
Other dog business will be on hand. This is always a great way to find out more about ways to enhance the life of your dog you might not have known about.
The Beehive will be bringing back The Bark Bar to serve cocktails and food during the event. The Beehive is well known for being very pet friendly. Proceeds will be donated to the Animal Rescue League of Boston located just up the street.
- BCA website and advertisement
- Boston Baked Bonz
- The Beehive
- Doggie Day Trippers
- The Urban Hound
- The Animal Rescue League of Boston
Mike FM’s Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest & Pet Parade at Faneuil Hall
Saturday, October 31st (12pm registration/2pm costume contest and parade)
93-7 Mike-FM will host the third annual “Howl-oween”, giving our four-legged friends the chance to “trick-or-treat” and show off their goulish best. The family-friendly Dog Costume Contest and Pet Parade will take place in Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall. Prizes and trophies will be awarded in several categories, including Bad-2-the-Bone, Most Creative, Ugliest Costume and Best in Show. Three cash prizes will also be awarded for first place ($500), second ($250) and third ($100).
Representatives from the MSPCA will be on hand to collect donations for Spike’s Fund, which helps the MSPCA-Boston Animal Care and Adoption Center provide emergency medical treatment for homeless animals in need. The barks don’t stop there – immediately following the day’s festivities Mike-FM will host a Yappy Hour post party at Ned Devine’s. Well-behaved pooches welcome.
- Mike FM Event Information
- MSPCA Spike’s Fund
- Ned Devines Yappy Hour Afterwards
- Faneuil Hall Directions
South Boston Halloween Events
Southie has a whole slew of events happening throughout the day at various businesses and The Bark Park. You can spend the afternoon trick or treating with your dog as you stop by each of the different HOWLOWEEN events. This is a great way to meet others in your community of dog owners.
The Bark Park Howloween Pet Parade and Costume Contest
The Costume contest at the South Boston Bark Park is from 1:00-2:30 p.m., There are a few other places you will want to go first before everyone congregates here to participate in the pet parade and dog costume contest. Inevitably the dogs will play which is hysterical when they are dressed up. This also takes a toll on the costumes. So before hand check out some of the other businesses in the area. Just make sure you get back here by 1:00 p.m…..
South Boston Animal Hospital Trick or Treat, 10-2 p.m.
Swing by the South Boston Veterinary Hospital and say hello. It is important to have a relationship established with a good vet before something goes wrong with your dog. Dr. Natalie Waggener has an excellent reputation and strong following of very happy patients. The South Boston Veterinary Hospital will be giving out treat bags from 10 a.m -2 p.m.. Stop by and say trick or treat…
Pawstonian Day Care Ice Cream for Dogs, 11-2 p.m.
Stop by Pawstonian – A Canine Coterie and let your dog have a little ice cream treat in exchange for a trick. This would be a good opportunity to check out the day care facilities for your dog right in South Boston. If you are not already familiar with the Pawstonian they have a dog wash and Shoppe Cotorie for your dog accessory shopping habit.
Animal Alliance Dog Costume Photo-shoot, 11-2 p.m.
The Alliance for Animals is sponsoring a photo-shoot at the South Boston Public Library
Etiquette Realty Trick for Treats, 11 a.m-12 p.m
Etiquette Realty is giving dog toys for dog tricks from 11-12 pm
B.Y.O.D. Dog Wash in South Boston, Free Nail Trimming for Dogs In Costumes 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Once your dog is worn out from the Halloween events you should take advantage and get a free nail trimming at The Laundromutt & B.Y.O.D. Dog Wash. A tired pooch is a well behaved pooch and a free nail trim for dogs in Halloween Costumes is a fantastic Halloween Treat. also a great chance to check out their well reviewed shop.
South End Halloween Events
Halloween Photo-shoot at Bark Place, 12-3 p.m.
You should swing through Bark Place and have award winning photographer Kelly Davidson shoot a portrait of you dog in their Halloween costume.
Your pooch can also have the unique Halloween experience of a Paw Reading by Tina Hassett, from Animal Allies.
This page will be updated throughout the day and week as even more information comes in.
Meanwhile here are some Halloween Safety Tips for your pet from the Angell MSPCA