Dog About Town: Halloween Partying and More Things to Do

Looking for pooch-friendly ways to celebrate Halloween? You and your four-legger(s) are invited to parties throughout the area:Hooves and Paws Pet Hospital will have a party with trunk or treating, BBQ, face painting and music from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. 4600 S. Highway 377 in Aubrey. Free. 940-365-9430. facebook.com/aubreyvet.All family members, two-legged and four-legged, can have a portrait taken with or without costumes from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Coppell Farmers Market, in the public square at 768 W. Main St. Photos will be emailed, and instead of charging they will collect donations for the Coppell Humane Society. facebook.com/coppellhumanesociety.The Humane Society of Navarro County's first Howl-o-ween Fun Run, at 9 a.m. Saturday in Corsicana, will be followed by a party with free hot dogs, a pet costume contest and more. You can choose between a timed 5K fun run or a 1-mile walk. At Community Park, 400 Oaklawn Drive. $15-$65. The first 50 people who sign up will receive a free T-shirt and goody bag. Dogs can register for $5, includes a bandanna for the first 20. Click here to sign up.EarthWise Pet Supply's Richardson store is having a Paw-lo-ween Costume Contest from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. They will take photos of contestants and post them on Facebook for voting. 1310 W. Campbell Road, #128. 469-444-6569. facebook.com/earthwisepetrichardson.Irving's Poochfest, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Heritage Senior Center, will feature contests including best costume along with a pet parade, vendors, food, music and low-cost vaccines (from 10 a.m. to noon). There will also be a Trash and Treasure sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 200 S. Jefferson St. Leashes and vaccinations are required. Free. cityofirving.org.The 20th annual Basset Hound Shuffle and Games, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Leon Hogg Amphitheater in Euless, will feature vendors, a raffle, food trucks and contests including best costume. 1951 Bear Creek Parkway. $25 for the first basset, $35 for two or more, includes lunch. All breeds are welcome, but the contests are for the bassets only. Register at bassetrescuedfw.org.This month's gathering of the North Texas Boston Terrier Tea Parties meetup group, at 10 a.m. Saturday at the dog park in McKinney's Bonnie Wenk Park, will include a costume contest. The park is on Virginia Parkway, northeast of Hardin Boulevard. All short-nose breeds are welcome. Free. facebook.com/btteaparties.Bark Avenue Market & Bakery's Howl-O-Ween on the Avenue, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, includes a costume contest, photos, discounts and goody bags while they last. A raffle and a silent auction will benefit Operation Kindness, Don't Forget to Feed Me Pet Food Bank and Big Dog Rescue Project. 5615 Colleyville Blvd., Suite 230, Colleyville. Free admission. 817-656-2275. barkavenuemarket.com.PetSmart's Halloween Spooktacular, from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, will feature photos, discounts and giveaways including free treats. Find stores at petsmart.com.Chef Point in Watauga's Howl-O-Ween Pup Social, from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, will include live music by Monkey Love, local rescues and a parade and costume contest with prizes. 5901 Watauga Road. Free admission. 817-656-0080. chefpointcafe.org.The city of Allen's Howl-O-Ween Barkin' Bash, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Lakes Park, will include contests, raffles, dog demonstrations and more. 745 S. Allen Heights Drive (at Bethany), behind Joe Farmer Recreation Center. Free. 214-509-4750. cityofallen.org.Bark Out Loud cafe/boutique will host a Howl-O-Ween Social with free treats for all pooches in costume from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Judges, present throughout, will award trophies in five categories at 4 p.m. There will also be door prizes and a Halloween backdrop for your own photos. 1601 E. Debbie Lane, Suite 1111 (in the Shoppes di Lucca), in Mansfield. 817-453-7989. webarkoutloud.com.Barktoberfest, from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday on the patio and parking lot at Cane Rosso's Fort Worth location, will include the Fatt Chedder Band, food and drink, a raffle and a dog costume contest. The festivities will raise money for Cane Rosso Rescue and Cook Children's Sit ... Stay ... PLAY Foundation. 815 W. Magnolia Ave. Free admission. 817-922-9222. facebook.com/canerossorescue.Customer appreciation day at the Pet Supermarket in Richardson includes a costume parade and contest at 2 p.m. Saturday, treat giveaways and 10 percent off your purchase. 2090 Arapaho Road. 972-907-1173. facebook.com/richardsonanimalshelter.Noble Rey Brewing Co.'s Howl-O-Ween, from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, will feature dog and human costume contests with prizes at 4, a band, food by the Proper Baking Co. and a specialty beer release, with $1 from every glass sold going to Animal Investigation & Response. The Snackin' Waggin' doggy food truck will also be there. 2636 Farrington St., in the Dallas Design District. Free admission. 972-677-7612. facebook.com/noblereybrewingcompanyllc.  Continue reading...

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