Ends Friday, Oct. 28
Enter the Kansas City Veterinary Care Costume Contest by emailing a photo of your costumed pet to [email protected] or by posting your pet’s picture on the KCVC Facebook page. KCVC’s Facebook friends will vote for their favorite costume. KCVC will announce the winner on its Facebook page on Halloween. Prizes go to the top three placements. If you need costume ideas, KCVC has some costumes available for purchase at the clinic (7240 Wornall Road, KCMO).
Ends Sunday, Oct. 30
Send Brookside Barkery & Bath a photo of your pet in a Halloween costume for a chance to win a $50 Barkery gift card. Costumes can be scary, funny or just plain cute. All photos will be on display; you’ll need to designate whether you want your picture shown at the KCMO, Lee’s Summit or Olathe store. The Barkery staff will choose a dog and a cat entry at each location. Email your entry to [email protected] by Oct. 30 (this is an extension of the original deadline). Your designated store needs to be in the subject line of your email. Include the name of your pet and your name and phone number on the entry. You can also drop off your entry at any store, or mail it.
Ends on Halloween
The KCMO municipal animal shelter (4400 Raytown Road) is offering a discount on adoption fees for the rest of the month. Dogs are $55 each, and cats are two for $45. All animals have been spayed or neutered. Hours are Monday through Thursday from noon to 6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 26
You’ll get No Tricks, Just Treats for you and your pet at the Pete and Mac’s in Lee’s Summit (600 N.E. Pavestone). HELP Humane Society gets 20 percent of the retail sales. A $5 donation is suggested. The event is from 4 to 7 p.m.
Hamburger Mary’s (101 Southwest Blvd., KCMO) will host a charity bingo event for MoKan Greyhound Adoption from 8 to 10 p.m. Be aware that charity bingo at Hamburger Mary’s can get a little risqué. But it is a fun way to raise money for great causes.
Saturday, Oct. 29
The Missouri German Shepherd Rescue (MOGS) Garage Sale is from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1205 W. 76th St., KCMO (just west of Ward Parkway).
Create a one-of-a-kind “Petcasso” during a fundraiser for the Miami County Animal Response Team (MiCART). It’ll be at Tails R’ Waggin (6976 W. 152nd Terrace, Overland Park) from 9 a.m. to noon. Canvas and paint are provided, and messy paws will leave clean. An 11-by-14 canvas is $30, and an 8-by-10 canvas is $20. R.S.V.P. to [email protected] to set up your appointment.
Children and small dogs (dogs under 20 pounds) are invited to wear their costumes at the Boos & Barks Halloween Parade in downtown Lee’s Summit. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Lee’s Summit City Hall Plaza (220 S.E. Green St.). The parade starts at 10 a.m. Trick-or-treating at local businesses lasts until noon.
The Bow Wow Ween Costume Party is from noon to 2 p.m. at Queen of Paws Boutique (5405 W 151st St., Leawood). Queen of Paws and the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation are sponsoring this event. Registration is free; donations of supplies to help shelter pets are appreciated.
The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City hosts its Happy “Howl”oween Pet Reunion and Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. at the shelter (5445 Parallel Parkway, KCK). The pet costume contest begins at 2 p.m. Bring a toy for a shelter animal, and you’ll get a free photo of you and your pet. HSGKC says if your pet isn’t a “party animal,” bring a picture of your pet instead. For more details, email [email protected] or call 913-596-1000, extension 115.
Join Wayside Waifs and Hawthorne Animal Hospital (11966 Roe Ave., Overland Park) for the Hawthorne Howl. Costumed dogs will parade along the many shops at Hawthorne Plaza. Folks from Wayside Waifs will hand out treats and other fun stuff for you and your pet. The Hawthorne Howl is from 2 to 4 p.m.
Sydney’s Pet Spa (13656 Roe Blvd., Leawood) is having its annual Barktober Bash from 3 to 6 p.m. The main event is the pet costume contest. Sydney’s will award prizes to the top three placements. KSHB-TV’s Gary Lezak will serve as master of ceremonies, and Sports Radio 810 will do a live remote. Great food and a wine tasting are part of the fun. Other activities include face painting, paw printing, bobbing for bones and a silent auction. The entry fee is $5; proceeds go to Chain of Hope.
Saturday, Oct. 29; Sunday, Oct. 30
Love is in the air at the annual S.A.S.S.Y. Project Poochie Fashion Show benefiting Heartland SPCA. Saturday’s performance at 7 p.m. features Motown cover band The Good Foot. Cocktails and tapas will be served. This event is for adults only. However, all family members are welcome to Sunday’s luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Both events take place at the Kansas City Country Club (6200 Indian Lane, Mission Hills). Purchase your tickets here. For more information about Project Poochie, contact S.A.S.S.Y Director Barbara Ross at [email protected] or (913) 742-7318.
The Best Costumed Dog Contest during the Liberty Square Spooktacular begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Liberty City Hall fountain (101 E Kansas St.). All Your Pets is sponsoring the event.
The pumpkin carving in the photo was by Tom Wall from a stencil published on the Better Homes and Gardens website (www.bhg.com) in 2009. You can download your own stencils here, but be aware that you’ll have to log into the BHG website to do so, or sign up for a free account.
This list will be updated as additional information becomes available. If your animal shelter, rescue group or dog-related business has an event coming up before or on Halloween, please email [email protected] with the details. Happy Halloween!
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