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Join the Canine Trick or Treaters Strolling King Street on Sunday Oct. 30

a man and woman with dog, all dressed in safari costumes
Costumes from a previous year. All photos courtesy The Dog Park Facebook.

ALEXANDRIA, VA–Up and down King Street, Old Town Alexandria will be bustling with excited trick or treaters adorned in costumes on Sunday October 30 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. The happy participants of the Howl-o-ween Extravaganza will eagerly visit participating shops to collect the array of treats and prizes provided by the entertained store employees.

a group of four people all in colorful costumes with dogs

The creative and hilarious Halloween attire will consist of ghoulish goblins, superheroes, fairy princesses, space aliens, Halloween witches, bumble bees, punk rockers, glowing skeletons and maybe even a UPS driver or two. To the delight of area locals and unsuspecting tourists, these fun-spirited treat seekers are beloved canines, accompanied by their proud doggie dads and moms. 

The participants in the Howl-o-ween extravaganza are encouraged to meet up at store at The Dog Park, 705 King Street, to pick up their goody bags and maps before beginning their trek for treats. In this ghostly promenade around Old Town, the spooky pooches will receive the boo bags while supplies last. They will visit the businesses in hopes of filling up their treat bags to the brim by the end of the day.

a woman dressed as a bee keeper, holding her dog dressed as a bee, standing next to man dressed as honey pot

The maps provided give the layout of the over 25 stores participating in the Doggy Trick or Treat event. Some of the participating shops include Mae’s Market and Cafe, Salon deZen, Red Barn Mercantile, Simon Pierce, Bishop Boutique, She’s Unique, and many more. Visit The Dog Park 705 King St. to see a full list of participants.

Another highlight of this event is the costume contest in which participants can win $50.00 gift cards to The Dog Park shop. Categories are: Best Individual Costume, Best family Costume, and Best Group Costumes. Cierra, who works at the shop, is “always fascinated by the creativity and detail” the dog owners come up with. Last year’s Star Wars themed costumes were a crowd favorite.

a dog in a stroller dressed as the Pope

The Dog Park is an independently owned dog and cat boutique that specializes in unique items not likely found in the big chain stores. They offer all-natural dog and cat food and treats, a variety of collars and harnesses, and many other dog and cat themed specialty items any pet lover can appreciate. Dog owners are encouraged to stop by anytime during open hours to browse and enjoy a doggie treat.

For the animal lovers and those in need of some Fall fun, this Saturday’s event is the place to be.

[SEE ALSO: Galactic Panther Art Gallery to Host Spooky Good Gallery Show Sunday Oct. 30]

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