Top Picks for Dog-Friendly Halloween Events 2017

landoalligatorIn the mood for some dog-friendly Halloween spirit in Indianapolis? We at the Good Dog Hotel & Spa in Broad Ripple are ready to kick off the holiday season, beginning with goblins, ghosts and dog costumes, of course.

Check out these festive dog-friendly events in Indianapolis happening in October – you’ll find there’s something for everyone. Just remember, watch out for human candy and other treats that can wreak havoc on your dog’s tummy. Find out more about holiday season dog safety here. Have a wonderful and safe Halloween.


Indy Pups Howl-O-Ween Fundraiser

Oct 20, 6-10 p.m.

Indiana City Brewery, Indianapolis

Bring your pups and come dressed in your best costume for this Indy Pups event. Money raised will go to the International Humane Society to help stop the dog meat trade, and will help support local shelters as well as animal shelters in the Houston area that were impacted by Hurricane Irma.


2017 Howl & Wine

Oct. 21, 1-4 p.m.

Tavern on South, Indianapolis

Join the Friends of Indianapolis Animal Care Services Foundation for a “howling good time” to benefit cats and dogs at the city shelter, Indianapolis Animal Care Services. Held at Tavern on South, guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, winetasting and a silent auction. In addition, adoptable pets will be available, plus a pet psychic, raffle, and music by the Patrick Wright Trio. Register early – admission is limited to 125 guests.


gracieandsargeTrick or Treat Halloween Pet Parade & Costume Contest

Oct. 26, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Flat12 Bierwerks, Indianapolis

Pick out a fun and spooky costume for your best friend and head over to Flat12 to kick off a festive weekend. They’ll have their dog brew on tap, a parade of your dressed-up pets, and an audience vote on Best Costume, Best Trick, and more. Winners will receive prizes. The brewery will also have its biannually released Bleeding Heart IPA on tap – the Half Cycle IPA with an infusion of Blood Orange juice released especially for Halloween.


BarkHappy Indianapolis Halloween Pup Crawl

Oct. 29, 3-5 p.m.

Indiana City Beer, Indianapolis

Dress your pup up in their favorite costume and join BarkHappy for a frighteningly great time at the HOWL-o-ween Pub Crawl to benefit Forever Friends Great Dane Rescue.

The first stop will be Indiana City Beer, then participants will crawl over to Metazoa Brewing Co. Enjoy dog games, drink specials and raffle prizes. All ticket holders will receive giveaways and goodies valued at over $250.


Halloween Dog Egg Hunt

Oct. 31, 6:30-7 p.m.

Broad Ripple Park, Indianapolis

Dress up for your pooch for this free Halloween Dog Egg Hunt. All event activities are outdoors, so participants are asked to dress for the weather. The event is free, and for adults (18 and up). Special prizes will be given for dog costume categories.


What Else Is Going On?

Are there other dog-friendly events going on this month that we should know about? We’d love to hear about them. Please leave details below regarding any celebrations, fundraisers or special gatherings that welcome our furry friends.


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