Everybody loves a good party, a great parade and a reason to get dressed up. But when a good time supports a local non-profit, it’s a win-win for everyone. We’ve put together a list of some Halloween events that benefit some wonderful organizations — and almost all of them honor our four-legged friends as the guests of honor.
Friday, October 21
Scream Scram 5K to benefit the Boys & Girls Club
5 to 9pm in Washington Park, Denver
Costume Contest & Onsite Registration, 100M Kids Spooky Sneak, 5K, Trick or Treat Street for ghouls, goblins and furry friends.
Ken Caryl Pet Spa to benefit Colorado Pet Pantry
5 to 7pm in Littleton
Bring your pets and kids in costume for free portraits! Pet food and cash donations for Colorado Pet Pantry will be appreciated.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Pug-O-Ween to benefit Colorado Pug Rescue
11am to 2pm at Chuck & Don’s Pet Food Outlet, Lakewood
Free treats, the CPR Booth and costume contest.
Sunday, October 23
Eat Drink and Be Scary to benefit Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies
1 to 4pm at Phoebe’s Place, Arvada
Costume Contest, Parade, Raffle, BBQ
Friday, October 28, 2016
4th Annual HOWLaween Ball & Silent Auction to benefit League of Animals and People of the Summit; Far View Horse Rescue; Animal Rescue of the Rockies
7 to 11pm at the Pavilion, Silverthorne
Woof in Boots 5th Annual Howlin’ Halloween Pet Costume Party to benefit Maxfund No Kill Animal Shelter
7 to 9:30pm at Woof in Boots, Denver
For pets, spirits and children to gather ’round the cauldron of drool for a Pet Costume Party, Snacks and Treats, Bobbing For Hot Dogs, Photos, Raffle and Costume Prizes.
Sunday, October 30
BarkHappy Howl-O-Ween Barks & Brews to benefit MaxFund Animal Shelter
4 to 6pm at Factotum Brewhouse, Denver
A family friendly event held in the retail store and in the backyard! Wear your costumes and bring your pooch for tricks, treats and brews — including free doggy ice cream from The Bear and the Rat and goody bags from Bentley’s Pet Stuff.
7th Annual Phantom 5K to benefit Larimer Humane Society & Animal House Rescue Inc.
9am at Embassy Suites, Loveland
5K Run/Walk, Costume Contest, Bone Chilling Breakfast, kids fun run, face painting & cookie decorating.
Monday, October 31
Halloween Pet Parade & Costume Contest to benefit Misha May
3 to 7pm at Lil Angel Pet Boutique and Gallery, Denver
Pet Parade & Costume Contest, Photo Op, Child Safe Street.
And please remember that candy and party snacks are often NOT pet friendly. Here’s a list of hazardous food and decorations to avoid around your pets — compliments of PetSmart.