MetroParks of Butler County will host its second annual Howloween costumed dog parade this Sunday, Oct. 9, at Voice of America Park in West Chester.
This year will feature new additions including demonstrations by the State Highway Patrol K-9 Unit, vendors with dog products and treats and light fare will also be available.
Adoption/Rescue organizations such as SPCA, PAWS, Animal Friends Humane Society and GRRAND will also be on hand for information or pet adoptions.
“We are so excited for this year’s event,” said Tanya Zerkle, event chair and volunteer. “The first year’s costumes were just amazing and this year will be even bigger and better. Get crazy and creative with your designs … just be sure to keep the costumes safe and comfortable for your pet.”
Owners and their pooches are encouraged to dress in costume for the parade to be eligible for awards. Prizes for top three will be awarded in four categories: Best Costume Small Dog, Best Costume Large Dog, Best Costumes Dog and Owner/Handler and Best Costumes/Theme Multiple Dogs.
Schedule of Events:
1-2 p.m. - Registration
2-3 p.m. - Costumed Dog Parade and Judging
4 p.m. – Awards Announced and prizes given
Entries are $10 on the day of the event. Registration can be found at www.yourmetroparks.net or by calling 513-874-5450.
All proceeds benefit the Wiggly Dog Park Fund at the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty.
Vendor information can also be obtained on the website or by calling 513-867-5835.
Voice of America Park is located at 7850 VOA Park Dr., West Chester OH 45069.