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Dog-Friendly Brooklyn Halloween Celebrations & Pet Safety (INFOGRAPHIC)

Halloween is just a few days away! Add some glitter to your dog’s costume and get a head start on the festivities with these events taking place over the weekend.

The 15th ANNUAL GREAT PUPKIN @ Fort Greene Park

Saturday, October 26th (rain date 10/27)

Registration at 11am, contest at 12pm

This 15th annual tradition in Fort Greene Park will have Photographer Christopher Franko, actress/activist Rosie Perez, and Gothamist Executive Editor Jen Chung as judges. Expect amazing costumes and equally great prizes.


Sunday, October 28th  1pm – 3pm
Brooklyn Heights Promenade Remsen Street entrance

It’s time for our favorite doggie costume parade and contest along the Promenade where each year the costumes get more creative. Entrants compete for glory and fabulous prizes – all for animal charity. The event brings a colorful assortment of neighborhood regulars, dog lovers, cross dressers and children of all ages. Register @ Perfect Paws Inc. 102 Hicks Street—All entries receive a fun filled goodie doggie bag!

Here’s a new event we just learned about in case you want to venture into Manhattan.


Saturday, October 26th at 2:00pm

South Street Seaport 

The South Street Seaport is hosting its first-ever Halloween Costume competition for dogs and their owners! People and pets have a chance to win great prizes from some of the contest sponsors, including BarkBox, The Salty Paw, Downtown Magazine, Paws on Pine and FiDi Families. Upload a picture of your furry companion to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #SEEPAWS to be entered to participate.


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Happy New Year! & Top Brooklyn Dog Moments of 2012

Happy New Year and best wishes for a great 2013! In no particular order, here are a few of our favorite Brooklyn dog moments from this past year. What were your favorite moments? Let us know in the comments section.


Smorgasburg DUMBO– we couldn’t get enough of this dog-friendly foodie wonderland, which set up shop for a few weeks at the Tabacco Warehouse.

Barney and Laly in front of Casa de la Camba, serving Bolivian food at Smorgasburg DUMBO.

Barney and Laly in front of Casa de la Camba, serving Bolivian food at Smorgasburg DUMBO.


The Brooklyn Mutt Showan annual celebration of mutts competing in cool categories such as Star Trek vs. Star Wars dogs. We can’t wait for this year’s show!

James Tiberius Kirk courtesy of Brokelyn

James Tiberius Kirk courtesy of Brokelyn


The hard work of community minded dog owners made it possible to replace the pink stones in the park with spanking brand new, bleed-free ones.

Pier 6 Dog Run gets a makeover!

Pier 6 Dog Run gets a makeover!


Brooklyn dogs and their humans really know how to celebrate Halloween. Luckily, the hurricane didn’t put a damper on the borough’s annual festivities including the Great Pupkin in Fort Greene Park.

Great Pupkin courtesy of Kate on Clinton

Great Pupkin 2012 courtesy of Kate on Clinton


The Brooklyn dog community is made up of kind, quirky, and incredibly altruistic individuals and organizations.  From the work of rescue groups to the volunteer powered ASPCA Boarding Facility for Hurricane Sandy pets and Brooklyn Bark’s food pantry, we definitely feel the love.



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Celebrate Halloween in Brooklyn With Your Dog!

Halloween is one of our favorite times of year. It’s not just for the candy and license to be someone else for the day. It’s really about dogs in costume. If there’s ever going to be a time to dress up your dog without people thinking you’re crazy, this is it. Lucky for us, there are lots of dog-friendly Halloween activities taking place in Brooklyn this weekend.

The Great PupKin

Saturday, October 27th. Starts at 11am

Fort Greene Park.  Registration for PUPkin will be just below the Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument (highest point in the park)

Head to Fort Greene Park for this annual dog costume party and contest hosted by Ft. Greene PUPS. It’s free to view and the entry fee is a $5 donation. Prizes will be awarded for best costume and Brooklyn Bark will be on site for you to spin their Pup Prize Wheel.

The Howl-o-ween & Muttscarade Parade

Sunday, October 28th. 1-3pm

Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Remsen Street Entrance

Come in costumes and colors bright and give the judges a fright! This annual Brooklyn Heights Promenade tradition is free to attend. The entry fee for the costume competition is $25 and can purchased at Perfect Paws (includes a  goodie bag). Proceeds go to the Friends of Hillside Dog Park and No Kill Pet Shelters. Winners are announced at the after party starting at 4:30pm hosted by Vinegar Hill Vet clinic in DUMBO.

Love Thy Pet’s Annual Halloween Party

Sunday, October 27th. 1-3pm

164 Union Street (b/w Hicks and Henry)

The Carroll Gardens pet store is throwing a Halloween party with cake for both humans and canines along with prizes, games and photos. Prizes will be award for best pet costume. Free to participate and enter.

Sean Casey Animal Rescue Howlloween Block Bark Party

Sunday, October 27th. 12-5pm

155 E. 3rd Street (b/w Ft. Hamilton Pkwy and Caton Ave.)

Sean Casey’s fifth annual Howlloween Block Bark will feature  animal adoptions, live music, pet costume contest, raffles and more!

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