Boofy's Best for Pets and Tía-Mom's Cocina are thrilled to announce the return of HOWL & GROWL for Halloween 2023!  Join us for a day of frightfully good fun, furry friends, and fantastic festivities! Be a part of the Halloween celebration that everyone's been howling about for 14 years. We can't wait to see you at our spooktacular gathering! Howl & Growl 2023 takes place Sunday, October 29th, 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 Style Crusader herself, 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!      

Howl & Growl 2023 Nonprofit Beneficiaries        


Howl & Growl 2023 Food Vendors      



SPECIAL THANKS TO:  Almo Nature | Boss Dog | Bow & Arrow Brewing Co. | Feline Natural & K9 Natural | FirstMate | Grandma Lucy's | The Honest Kitchen | Marble Brewery | Nature's Logic | NutriSource | Open Farm | Petcurean | Phillips Pet Food & Supply | Primal | Rio Grande Service Center | Weruva   

Howl & Growl 2023: Halloween Fun for Pets & People          

EVENT LOCATION:             

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