After 2+ years of living in an actual Zombie Apocalypse, it's time for a post-apocalyptic resurrection of Halloween fun!  Join Boofy's Best for Pets, Tía-Mom's Cocina, and all our special guests for our 13th(-ish) annual Halloween pet celebration.  Howl & Growl 2022 takes place Sunday, October 30th, from 1pm-4pm at Boofy's Best for Pets' original Westside location (8201 Golf Course RD NW, #C2, Albuquerque 87120; tel: 505-890-0757).  

Bring your kids and your pets for Halloween costume contests and trick-or-treating; enjoy food and beverages from participating food trucks; get your pet’s photo taken to commemorate the fun; meet adoptable pets from the city shelters; visit wonderful vendors with lots of goodies for the entire family; and enter the fundraising drawing for a chance to win some excellent 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, jackalopes, unicorns, and humans of all ages!  

The live Halloween costume contest begins at 2:30 pm and will be emceed by the fabulous Mercedes Wharton of Timmie's Closet.  The top 3 winners in each of the 8 contest categories will receive a gift certificate to Boofy's ($50, $30, or $20).  The Halloween costume contest categories are:  

  • Best Big Dog Costume
  • Best Medium Dog Costume
  • Best Small Dog Costume
  • Best Cat or Other Non-Dog Critter Costume
  • Best Human Child Costume
  • Best Human Adult Costume
  • Best Dynamic Duo (two pets, two humans, or pet + human)
  • Best Family/Group Theme (all pets, all humans, or pets + humans)

The $5 suggested donation per entry in the costume contests benefits the nonprofit groups participating in the event.  Enter as many contests as you like!  

Proceeds from Howl & Growl 2022 benefit the following animal-related and nonprofit organizations:  

  • F.A.T. KATZ:  Visit the F.A.T. Katz booth for professional pet/family photos by ($10 donation) and face painting by Dancing Dolphins Face & Body Art
  • ALBUQUERQUE ANIMAL WELFARE (Kennel Kompadres): The Lucky Paws "Van on the Move" joins us with adoptable pets from the Albuquerque city shelters.  Adoption fees will be waived for this event!

Aguas Deliciosas
Root 66 Food Truck
Tía-Mom's Cocina
Vegan Vato

Art By Domi

Elsa Ortiz Online
Happy Tails Tarot
Kayy Arkham
Ms. Bathory's Apothecary
Nacimiento Natural Products
The Soap Mama
Vegan Outreach
Violet's Cat Rescue  

Howl & Growl 2022 Halloween Fun for Pets & People  


Boofy's Best for Pets
8201 Golf Course RD NW, #C2
Albuquerque, NM  87120
(in Petroglyph Plaza on the southwest corner of Golf Course & Paseo Del Norte)
Tel:  505-890-0757