Top five South Florida events dedicated to your doggie

From Halloween parties to costume and cocktails events to fundraisers, you and your best four-legged friend will likely have a busy schedule in upcoming weeks. Starting this week, you can treat your canine buddy to fun and games unlike any that a human has ever imagined. Check out all the activities offered in cities near you!

Dogs dressed up with sunglasses and hats. Photo courtesy Unsplash.

Spooky Pooch Parade
Mary Brickell Village
900 South Miami Avenue, Miami 33130
Saturday, October 26,2019. 10:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
(305) 381-6130
Tickets: Free
Scary or cute, choose the best costumes for your dogs and bring them to Mary Brickell Village for the Spooky Pooch Parade on Saturday, October 26. You can enjoy entertainment, games, food vendors, giveaways and more. If you are competitive, or just like some attention, you can strut with your dog and await the judge’s verdict.

City walk with your fury friend. Photo courtesy UnSplash.

Riverwalk Unleashed: Mutts and Martinis
Huizenga Plaza
32 East Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 33301
Sat, November 9, 2019. 2 to 5 p.m.
(954) 828-8000
Ticket: Free
The 14th edition of this fundraising event is coming back in a new location. The largest outdoor dog-friendly cocktail party will be hosted at Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale. You are welcome to bring your dog on a leash and enjoy a community event that will include music, canine-themed silent auction, pet -friendly vendors, a fashion show and even a peanut-butter contest. This is a free event but if you want the VIP treatment, you can buy a ticket for $40 that includes cocktails and lite bites in a private area with your pet. Organizers plan to promote integration within the community and raise awareness of pet rescues and shelters.

Woman and her dog at CanineCon 2018. Photo Courtesy Canine Film Festival.

Canine Con 2019
Silverspot Cinema
300 Southeast Third St., #100 Miami 33133
Tuesday, October 22, 2019. 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
(305) 536-5000
Tickets: $5- $15
If you are a cinema lover you can bring your dog tonight at the movies. Canine Film Festival presents this event that will include a red carpet, a Yappy hour with treats, cocktails and Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Dress your dog as your favorite super hero or Disney character to participate in the annual costume contest to win a prize. Part of the proceeds will benefit Waggin’ Tails and Bark rescue.

Dog laying on grass (Courtesy Unsplash)

Downdog with Dogs
Tri-County Animal Rescue
21287 Boca Rio Road Boca Raton 33433
Multiple dates
(561) 482-8110
Tickets: $15
If you are looking to find peace and quiet, join Tri- County Animal Rescue for some downward dogs. Bring your pup to join master yogi Naya Rapaport for an hour-long yoga class. If you don’t have a dog, you can borrow one from the shelter. This unique bonding experience will leave you in a zen state of mind.

Dog at the park. (Photo courtesy Unsplash)

Yappy Hour Howl-O-Ween Edition
Brickell City Centre
701 South Miami Ave. 4th floor Terrace above La Centrale, Miami 33130
Wed, Oct 30, 6 to 8 p.m.
(305) 350-9922
Tickets: Free
Join Lululemon at Brickell City Centre for their first annual Howl-O-Ween. Another good opportunity to dress your pup in the spookiest of costumes while enjoying beverages, appetizers, and of course, treats. You can mingle with pet lovers while your dog meets new friends.

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