Pet Events in October in the USA

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September 26, 2014
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Fall is here! October is full of pet-friendly events that will be fun, educational, and still taken advantage of the great cool weather. The days are getting shorter but it doesn’t mean the fun stops for you and your pets!

Check out some of the events listed below and if you’re not near these, check with your local humane society and newspaper for local pet events.

» With so many pet events across the country, this list can’t be quite comprehensive – at least not without your help. Is your pet event, or one in your area, missing from our list? Please help us update this list to keep it current by leaving the information in a comment below!

Pet Events in the USA – October 2014

Beverly Dog Park’s 5th Annual Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest

When:October 4, 2014 12pm-3pm
Where: Beverly Dog Park LP Henderson Road, off of Cabot Street Beverly, MA
Admission: $15
More information: Beverly Dog Park
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Spend the afternoon in the park with your best friend! Enter the costume contest, get your pet’s pic taken at the photo booth station, and shop the local vendors who will be there. The money raised helps the dog park. Enter the raffle to win some great prizes and bring the kids! It’ll be a fun day.

Portland Pet Expo

When: October 11, 2014 10am-6pm
Where: Portland Metropolitan Expo Center 2060 N Marine Drive Portland, OR
Admission: free
More information: Portland Pet Expo
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Bring your pet to the Portland Pet Expo! There will be demonstrations from trainers and their dogs as well as book signing by some well known pet authors. If you’re looking to add to your family, there will be a pet adoption area as well as discounted vaccinations and medications available. Don’t forget – there is also a costume contest!

18th Annual Hounds and Harriers Run

When: October 11, 2014 10am-2pm
Where: South Mountain Reservation, South Orange, NJ
Admission: $30 to enter, free to watch
More information: Hounds and Harriers
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Put on your sneakers and enter the 3 mile run with your pup or do the shorter route. There will be prizes in separate categories for big dogs, small dogs, shelter dogs, and rescue dogs. All who enter will receive a tshirt, a dog bandana, and goody bag. If you don’t want to run, come and cheer! It’ll be a great day that raises money for a good cause!

Bark in the Park

When: October 111, 2014 1pm-4pm
Where: King’s Run Bark Park at Liberty Park 102 Public Sq Clarksville, TN
Admission: free
More information: City of Clarksvill
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This will be a fun day. Come to the park with your best friend and spend the afternoon with other dog lovers. There will be contests, vendors, good food, good fun, and demonstrations. Did we forget to mention the costume contest? Enter to win great prizes and meet other pet lovers in your area.

Barks and Burgers

When: October 11, 2014 11m-7pm
Where: Orlando Festival Park 2911 E. Robinson St. Orlando, FL
Admission: $15
More information: BArks and Burgers
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Like food? Like burgers? Then this is the perfect event for you. The barks and burger festival will be a day of trying the best burgers Orlando has to offer, music and fun. Proceeds will benefit The Urban Pet Project. Bring your dog and check out some of the latest and greatest pet products while sipping on a pint of beer and listening to the live music from the main stage.

BOW WOW WEEN

When: October 11, 2014 9am-1pm
Where: Pembroke Pines Dog Park 9751 Johnson Street Pembroke Pines, FL
Admission: Free
More information: 954-435-6525
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2014 marks the 3rd year for the “Howl”oween Dog Costume and Trick Contest at Huntington Park. There will be food, raffles, a children’s area for them to play, costume contests for dogs, and much more. Dress up your dog and your child to win prizes! Check out the vendors who will be selling the latest and greatest pet products and get ready to have fun!

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