Join Boofy's Best for Pets and all our special guests for our 9th annual Halloween pet celebration! Bring your kids and your pets for Halloween costume contests and trick-or-treating; participate in games for a chance to win fun prizes; get your pet’s photo taken to commemorate the fun; meet adoptable pets from local rescue organizations; visit wonderful vendors with lots of goodies for the entire family; and enter the fundraising raffle for a chance at some fantastic prizes.

Admission to Howl & Growl is FREE, however some contests and activities request a small donation to support the animal rescue groups and nonprofits participating in the event.  Animal participants should be on a leash or in a secure carrier.  All well-behaved critters are welcome to participate — dogs, cats, chickens, ferrets, bunnies, pigs, goats, reptiles, and humans of all ages!

The Halloween costume contest begins at 2:30 pm and includes the following categories:

  • Best Big Dog Costume
  • Best Medium Dog Costume
  • Best Small Dog Costume
  • Best Non-Dog Pet Costume
  • Best Family/Group Theme
  • Best Dynamic Duo
  • Best Human Adult Costume
  • Best Human Child Costume

$5 suggested donation per entry in the costume contests benefits the nonprofit groups participating in the event.

Participating Animal-Related & Nonprofit Organizations and Their Event Activities:

  • FAT KATZ:  professional pet photos ($10 donation)
  • Albuquerque Animal Welfare: adoptable pets ($10 adoption fee)
  • Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (New Mexico Chapter): paw print canvases created by your dog
  • Paws to People:  showing classic Halloween cartoons

Participating Event Vendors:

  • Accent Southwest Windows & Doors
  • All Creatures Artistry
  • Boss Dog Brand
  • Camp Bow Wow Albuquerque
  • Charming and Chic Bowtique
  • Color Street (Marti Burrus)
  • Dog Central Soap Co
  • E & M
  • Fromm Family Foods
  • Happy Tails Tarot
  • Jellycows Illustration
  • Namaste Collective
  • Nulo Pet Food
  • NutriSource Pet Foods
  • Oasis Pet Boutique
  • Marci Rios - Paparazzi
  • Primal Pet Foods
  • Snappy Chicks ABQ
  • Weruva
  • Your Pet Magazine
  • Zignature, Fussie Cat, Essence Pet Foods

Fundraising Raffle:

The Howl & Growl Fundraising Raffle features many fantastic prizes donated by generous supporters of the event. Proceeds benefit the animal rescue groups and nonprofit organizations participating in the event.  Raffle tickets are available now at Boofy's for $1 each, or 6 for $5, or 13 for $10 — and you can choose which individual items you are interested in winning!  This year's prizes include a $100 Visa gift card; gift baskets for dogs, cats, and humans; and a gorgeous handmade quilt.

Special Thanks to:

  • American Lung Association in New Mexico
  • Animal Supply Company
  • Earthborn Holistic
  • Helen Archer
  • Janet Noll Company
  • Open Farm
  • Pet Food Experts
  • Petcurean
  • Rio Grande Service Center
  • The Honest Kitchen
  • US Bank - Petroglyph Plaza Branch

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