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Dog-Friendly Halloween Events in Charlotte

I wrote a guest post for Charlotte Five about dog-friendly Halloween events in Charlotte. Here is a list of upcoming Halloween-themed events to bring your dog, including costume contests!

Puptember Fest //Sept. 29, 3-7 pm // Catawba Brewing Co.

There will be an owner/pet costume contest, adoptable dogs and kittens, raffles, prizes and giveaways. A $20 donation benefits Catering to Cats and Dogs, and gets you a portrait of your pet on-site (not by The Dog Photog).

Pizza Fur a Paws: Making Dough for Animals in Need // Oct. 6, 12-2 pm // Inizio Pizza Ballantyne

This event features a doggie Halloween costume contest, adoptable dogs from the Greater Charlotte SPCA and local pet vendors. Inizio will donate $5 from every pizza sold that day to Greater Charlotte SPCA. Families and pets are welcome (outdoors only)!

Halloween Pet Costume Pictures // Oct. 13, 3-7 pm // Sycamore Brewing

Make a donation to Catering to Cats & Dogs to have your dog’s photo taken in their costume (not by The Dog Photog)!

People & Pets HowlOween Pawty // Oct. 13, 3-7 pm // Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte

If you can’t make it to Pug-o-Ween or just love dressing up with your dog, come to Lucky Dog’s official HowlOween Pawty. There will be a free photo booth (not by The Dog Photog) and the costume contest winner gets a gift card to Lucky Dog.

*Adults 21+ only. All dogs must be up-to-date on shots, friendly and fixed (if over six months of age).

2nd Annual Pug-o-Ween // Oct. 27, 4-9 pm // Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte

10% of all bar sales will be donated to the Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue. There will be a dog costume contest and bobbing for beers (for humans).

*Adults 21+ only. All dogs must be up-to-date on shots, friendly and fixed (if over six months of age).

Pro Tips: Before taking your dog to any social event, be sure to exercise him well to reduce anxiety and excess energy. Dog scuffles can happen anywhere; swapping your retractable leash for a standard one keeps your dog safely close to you. Also, make sure your dog is up-to-date on vaccines so it’s less likely he catches an illness from other dogs.

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Bulldog dressed as a presidential candidate at the 2016 Inizio Pizza Fur a Paws charity event.