Halloween Pet Parades & Costume Contests . . . More!

Whether your pet’s Halloween outfit is adorable or just outlandish, PetravelR™ doesn’t want you to miss out on this year’s costume parades and contests.  These events all take place this Sunday October 26, and all three raise money for animal rescue!

Coming Home Rescue holds its Fourth Annual Halloween Dog Party and Costume Parade Sunday, October 26,  from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Parks Lake in Rockaway, New Jersey.  There will be a 50/50 Raffle, dog adoptions and Halloween-themed Pet Photos, as well as the traditional costume contest and parade with prizes for best costume.  The Costume Parade begins at 12 noon at the Gazebo.  Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children and dogs.  Pet photos are $8 each or 2 for $13.  All proceeds benefit the animals.

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Coming Home Rescue is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization focused on helping homeless animals in shelters throughout New Jersey.  Through the teamwork of compassionate volunteers, foster families, local veterinarians and boarding facilities, they rescue hundreds of animals every year, providing them with food, lodging, medical care, and lots of love until they can find each one of them a well-matched new “home for a lifetime.”

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The 18th Annual Halloween Pet Costume Contest for New Hope Animal Rescue in Hurricane, West Virginia also takes place on October 26.  Enter your pet (and yourself) in one of the seven costume categories for only $3 per category:  Scariest, Funniest, Prettiest, Most Original, Pet/Owner Look Alike, Former Shelter Pet and Group Costume.  Trophies will be awarded for the first, second, and third-place winners and everyone will receive a participation ribbon!


Registration starts at 1:00 p.m. at the large shelter in the Hurricane Valley Park.  Thanks to the generous support from local businesses, there will also be great raffle prizes.  So be sure to get plenty of raffle tickets and check out the prizes.  And new to the event this year is Madame Germaine, who will be doing Paw Readings.  Remember, all proceeds go to help rescued dogs and cats. New Hope Snickers

New Hope Animal Rescue takes in homeless and unwanted animals, provides food, medical care, spaying/neutering, and then adopts these wonderful dogs and cats to forever homes.  You can support their great work with a tax-deductible donation to their Rescue Fund, the Spay/Neuter Program, the Medical Emergency Program, the No-Kill Shelter Building Fund, or the General Fund.


And Sunday, October 26 is also the 14th Annual Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade at Marina Vista Park, in Long Beach, California.

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The vendor and adoption fair opens at 12:30 p.m, and the Parade begins at 2:30 p.m.  More than 500 costumed dogs and a few thousand dog-less gawkers are expected, enabling Haute Dogs to again donate thousands of dollars to animal welfare programs from money raised at the event.  Registration is $15 per dog or $35 for a V.I.P. (Very Important Pooch!) ticket that lets you and your dog walk toward the front of the parade.

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The Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade is free to watch, but you can rent a chair for $5 or reserve a Front Row Seat for $10.  All donations to Haute Dogs support animal welfare and are tax deductible.


PetravelR™ knows you want to enter your pet in one of these costume contests.  And they all help homeless animals, so just pick a city and go!

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