Unleash the hounds! Actually, don’t do that, but definitely don’t leave them home alone this Halloween. There are tons of dog-friendly Halloween activities in Anaheim and Orange County that you and your pet can attend together. At Brookhurst Animal Medical Center, we’ve compiled a list of events that you and your dog can both look forward to this year. Let’s get started!
Anaheim Fall Festival Howl-o-ween Pawrade
Every year, the city of Anaheim hosts a Fall Festival filled with ghostly games, activities, and food. This year, it will take place on Saturday, October 27, near Downtown Anaheim. If your dog has a paw-rticularly impressive costume that you two would like to show off, there’s a pet parade at 2:45PM and a costume contest at 3PM. Hope to see you there!
Anaheim Plaza Trick-or-Treat
Anaheim Plaza is a shopping center filled with tons of hip, new shops and restaurants down Euclid Street. This year, they’re inviting you, your family, your friends, and your pets to trick-or-treat with them! Stop by the Anaheim Plaza Trick-or-Treat on Saturday, October 27, for face painting, a balloon artist, a live DJ, raffles, and giveaways between 11AM and 1PM.
Canine Costume Contest
Huntington Beach Downtown is hosting an entire day of Halloween festivities that includes costume contests, pony rides, petting zoos, games, entertainment, and more! The celebration starts along the first three blocks of Main Street and the first block of 5th street at the Strand between 4PM and 8PM. Pets are welcome and encouraged to participate in the canine costume contest.
Doggie Date Night at Fred’s
Every Monday night, Fred’s Mexican Cafe hosts a doggie date night. Bring your pup down to Huntington Beach and with the purchase of each human entree, the restaurant will also give your furry friend a doggie dinner as well. The two of you can feast together on their outdoor patio to get in the spooky spirit on Monday, October 29.
Still haven’t gotten your jack o’ lanterns ready for Halloween night? Not to worry, just head over to Pumpkin City in Anaheim, CA. The charming pumpkin farm has tons of gorgeous gourds to choose from as well as amusement rides, game booths, and activities that everyone can partake in. Best part is dogs are allowed in as long as they’re leashed and picked up after. Now, you can finally let your pup pick the pumpkins for once!
Anaheim Town Square Trick-or-Treat
Another spooktacular event that you and your dog can attend this year is the Anaheim Town Square Trick-or-Treat. There will be free crafts for kids, raffles, face painting, train rides, and more. Stop by between 11AM and 3PM on Saturday, October 27, to get in on the fun.
We hope you and your pet have a great time on Halloween! To keep you and your furry friends safe, we’ve also created a Pet-Friendly Guide to Halloween. Brookhurst Animal Medical Center is a veterinary clinic in Anaheim that offers attentive veterinary care to animal throughout Orange County. Contact our Anaheim vet, Dr. Lopez, if you’d like to book an appointment.