Boston’s Best Pet Friendly Halloween Events

October 26, 2012 4:00 AM

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dog as witch photo by gabriel bouysafpgetty images Bostons Best Pet Friendly Halloween Events

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Halloween conjures up images of ghosts, ghouls, witches and candy. It’s a time for celebration, and nothing’s more fun than celebrating with your furry friend by your side. Boston and the surrounding areas play host to Halloween events designed specifically for your favorite canine. Dress up your pet; hit the the town and celebrate safely at these Boston-area fun-filled Halloween happenings.

Cause to Paws 8th Annual Halloween Party
1386A Beacon St.
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 738-7297

Hours: Oct. 28 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Price: free

Cause to Paws, a pet specialty shop in Brookline, is catering a Halloween event for your equally special pet. Bring your pet, all dressed up, and show off his or her best costume to win prizes in various categories. Enjoy refreshments for you, and treats for your furry companion as well. With games such as “dunk for discounts” and “bob for hot dogs,” there is plenty to do for you and your pooch. Cause to Paws supports animal charities and carries products that are green, made in the United States or support animal causes. Spoil your furry friend by treating him to items that are both functional and frivolous for a Halloween any furry family can get behind.

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Howl-O-Ween Party
Unleashed by Petco
5 Austin St.
Charlestown, MA 02129
(617) 242-2093

Hours: Oct. 31 – 12 p.m.
Price: free

Dress up your pooch in your favorite Halloween costume and head on over to Unleashed by Petco in Charlestown. Celebrate Halloween safely with other like-minded animal people and enter your furry friend in the costume contest. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume. While you chat it up with other two-legged and four-legged friends, both you and your furry pooch can delight in goody bags and treats. Spoil your best buddy and do some shopping while you’re there. Unleashed by Petco has natural and organic nutritional food, and services such as grooming, party planning and a vaccination clinic.

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Howl-O-Ween at Fenway Bark
88 Black Falcon Ave.
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 464-4364

Hours: Oct. 31 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Price: free

Get into the Halloween spirit and have a howling good time at Fenway Bark. Dress your dog in his best costume and join the festivities at the “Stay, Play, Heal” canine facility. Fenway Bark offers a host of services ranging from boarding to grooming and everything in between, including pet photography, daycare and a self-service wash. Enjoy a good time celebrating Halloween safely with other furry families. With special sales on selected items and surprise guests, you and your canine companion will be sure to have a good time with plenty to see and do. Please have your dog leashed and up to date on all vaccinations.

Nicole Adams resides on the South Shore of Massachusetts. She is a freelance writer specializing in animal welfare. Her work can be found at