Pinecrest Gardens will become haunted by four-legged ghouls and their scary human companions on Sunday, Oct. 26, as Paws 4 You celebrates Howl-OWeen.
It takes place from 12-5 p.m. and will feature tricks and treats, a costume contest, a Doggie Fun Zone agility course, food, drinks, live entertainment, a spooky Kids’ Zone and pumpkin patch photos and many other activities. Best of all, Paws 4 You will have adoptable dogs at the event.
Among the day’s highlights is a costume contest with a celebrity family panel of judges consisting of David “Lebo” Le Batard, Dan Le Batard and their father, ESPN’s Gonzalo “Papi” Le Batard. Prizes will be awarded to Best Group Costume, Most Original Costume, Best Small Dog, Best Large Dog and Best Overall. The cost to enter the contest is $10 and all proceeds benefit Paws 4 You dog rescue.
Little goblins attending the event will enjoy a Kids’ Zone for $10, which includes scary story-telling by Carey Sue Avyer, unlimited fair games and arts-and-crafts stations. Gymboree will be on hand leading special activities.
Furry friends will have their share of activities as well, including a Doggie Fun Zone www.doggiefunzone.com agility course for $10, Art with Your Dog paw print paintings and dog tricks, courtesy of Applause Your Paws dog training.
Miami’s award-winning dance studio, Dance Empire, will perform and vendors will be on hand with delicious treats and beverages for children, adults and dogs alike.
Admission, including entrance to the Pinecrest Gardens Splash Zone, is $5, with kids under two getting in free.
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