Clock's ticking 'til Halloween, and the weekend before is a prime time for holiday parties, costume competitions, and festivities galore. The Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade and costume contest on October 28 in Long Beach, Calif. may just be the world's largest pet-specific Halloween event. Last year, they had 557(!) registered costumed dogs, and raised around $10,000 for various local charities through activities like the Bulldog Kissing Booth. Many dog parks host pet-friendly functions, contests, and parades so check with your local pet shop or newspaper for details.
I know the clothing on animals conversation can be very polarizing, but will you be dressing a pet in (any sort of special) costume this year? If you're planning on dressing your pal up, or you have in the past, join the PetSugar Halloween Costume Extravaganza group on Team. As soon as you do, upload your pet's Halloween costume photos to share with us!