Locals will be able to play with canines in colorful costumes during Shaw Dog Park’s annual “Howl-O-Ween” event this Saturday at 11 a.m.
During the event, humans and pets alike will compete to win in three costume contests: best big dog, best little dog, and best owner/dog combo costumes. The party will also have refreshments, T-shirts and a raffle with prizes from local businesses.
Last year, Howl-O-Ween drew nearly 50 dogs and pet parents, according to Steve Oatmeyer, a member of the Shaw Dog Park board.
“We are hoping for a larger turnout this year,” Oatmeyer said. “With donations last year, we were able to replace the gate latches and repair the fence.”
Proceeds from this year’s event will go toward park improvements like removing dead trees, repainting tree boxes and getting a new fountain.
Photo courtesy of Shaw Dog Park