Cleveland Dog-Friendly Halloween Parties and Costume Contests

This post is from 2015, check out the updated list for 2017:

So you’ve got the perfect costume for your dog, but no where to go…Well don’t just sit at home and take pictures, there are tons of Halloween events over the next few weekends to get your dog out strutting his or her stuff in costume!

Some of my favorite costumes every year – my friend Catherine Krzywicki’s furkids


Here’s a roundup of some Halloween parties and costume contests to hit up this year:

Oct. 17

Lakewood’ Spooky Pooch Parade

Join in the parade, or just observe from the sidelines, as dogs dressed in some of the best Halloween costumes you’ve ever seen walk down Detroit Ave. in Lakewood.  There will be awards given out in a variety of categories for the costumes. Find out more here:

Oct. 18

Moochie & Co. Halloween Portraits and Party

Stop by the Strongsville location for pet photos and a Halloween party!


Oct. 24

BARC Akron Dog Park Halloween Party

Akron Dog Park’s Annual “Howl-O-Ween” Fall Festival and Fundraiser will feature a costume contest for both dogs and humans, plus food, vendors, photos and raffles. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. The event is free, but there is a $10 entry fee for the costume contest. More info here:

Crocker Park Halloween Costume Contest

Crocker Park’s annual Pet Costume Contest will take place on Main Street, between Gymboree and Francesca’s Collection. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded to the pets with the scariest, cutest and most original costumes. All proceeds will be donated to the Cleveland APL.

Petco Halloween Costume Contest

All pets welcome in costume, treats and prizes for all, gifts for the winners. Check with your local Petco for more details.

StyleMutt Halloween Costume Contest

The pet store’s Halloween party includes costume contests, refreshments and games for dogs. Portraits by Martha will be there for Halloween photos of your dog. Find out more here:

Oct. 25

PetPeople Halloween Party at PetPeople in Woodmere

Trick or treating ($5 donation per treat bag benefits Dogs Unlimited Rescue), pumpkin pie contest and costume contest.

Oct. 31

Downtown Dog Park Birthday and Halloween Party

Dress your dog up and stop by the Downtown Dog Park for food, raffles and a costume contest and to celebrate the one year birthday of the park (event rescheduled from earlier this month). Find out more here:

Don’t forget to share your pics with me! I love dogs in costume.


Author: dogsinthecle

The source for what to do with your dog in Cleveland.

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