Pets are family so it makes sense to include them in the many Fall festivities and events happening throughout October in New Jersey.
Check out these puhr-fect events around New Jersey that are dedicated to your four legged friends:
1. Bark in the Park 2015
October 10, 2015 at 12pm – 5pm
Bark in the Park, Liberty Humane’s biggest fundraising and alumni gathering event of the year, is back! To celebrate Bark in the Park’s 12th year, we are planning for an even bigger and better event at Stevens Park in Hoboken that will be jam-packed with fun games for humans and their furry friends. The event kicks off with the Walk-n-Wag Fundraiser that concludes at Stevens Park for the Bark In The Park festival, full of vendors, contests, games, crafts, demonstrations, and more!
Hoboken, NJ 07030
2. DogFest Walk ‘n Roll Benefiting Canine Companions for Independence
Sunday, October 11, 2015, 11am to 3pm
Grab a leash and be part of Canine Companions DogFest Walk ‘n Roll! It’s a community dog walk that supports the mission of Canine Companions for Independence. Register just yourself, or put together a group of friends, family members or coworkers and walk as a team. Then fundraise. Your fundraising efforts will transform the lives of people with disabilities and earn you an awesome DogFest Walk ‘n Roll prize.
Edison, NJ 08837
3. Pitbulls & Pumpkins
Sunday, October 11, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
A great, exciting fun day filled with dogs, music, crafts and vendors.
Come with or without your dog. A great way to educate the public about our Pit bull friends who need our help.Fun for the whole family, pumpkin painting, fall activities, bake sale, food and merchandise vendors. Pumpkin patch photos for all dogs and families! Come join the fun!
Cost: Free admission
Oakland, New Jersey 07436
4. St. Hubert’s 5k-9 Run & Walk
Saturday, October 17, 2015, 9:30am
Those looking for a canine-friendly 5k event are in luck; St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center will host its annual 5k-9 at Central Park of Morris County in Morris Plains on October 17. Participants may run or walk, with or without a canine companion. $25 registration includes a goody bag, a bandana for your best friend and a T-shirt for you, while supplies last. Checks may be made payable to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center. Price increases to $30 after 10/11/15 & on race day (if space available). For more information and to register, visit sthuberts.org/5k9, or call 973-377-7094.
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Saturday, October 17 at 11:00am – 3:00pm
Hosted by: Ocean County 4-H in conjunction with the Jersey Shore Animal Foundation, PetOberfest is a fun filled family event with Food, Music, 4-H Animals on display, Pet Costume Contest, Vendors, Pet Photos, and rescues for adoption. This event celebrates the human animal bond while bringing the community together.
Toms River, NJ 08753
6. Wine & Design
Saturday, October 17, 2015, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
Come help support the RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SEEING EYE PUPPY RAISING CLUB! Feel free to arrive at 5:30 to “meet and greet” the puppies in training. There will be featured painting for the evening is “Puppy Love” where you will have the opportunity to personalize your painting by choosing which two breeds of dogs you would like! Non-alcoholic drinks and snacks will be graciously supplied by the Club.
Milltown, NJ 8850
7. First Annual Ride For the Animals
Saturday, October 17, 2015 – 9am
Celebrate Halloween early! Come dressed as your favorite animal! Dogs, cats, cows, pigs… all animals welcome. Be creative… decorate your bike, decorate yourself, decorate your helmet. Prizes awarded for Cutest, Funniest, Most Creative, Scariest, and Most Eco-Friendly. All registered children get a FREE “treat” bag. This is a fun, safe ride that is perfect for the whole family!
Cost: $35 September 18 up until day of event, $5 Children under 15. Just want to walk? $10 registration any time.
Englishtown, NJ 07726
8. 2nd Annual Kearny Doggie Halloween PAWrade & Festival
Saturday, October 24, 11:30 – 2 p.m.
Get your favorite pooch into the Halloween spirit this year at the 2nd annual Kearny Doggie Halloween PAWrade and Festival, Saturday, October 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Costumed-clad pooches, their families and dog lovers of all ages should head over to Arlington Depot Park (off Midland Avenue, between Elm and Forest Streets) for the event which is being sponsored by the Kearny Urban Enterprise Zone (KUEZ), K-9 Corner and Bone Appetit Spa and Dog Barkery. The Festival is rain or shine!
Kearny, NJ 07032
9. NorthStar VETS Open House in Maple Shade
Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
You are invited to an Open House of our new satellite 24/7 emergency and specialty hospital in Maple Shade. It is with great pride that we will be opening our new satellite location in the beautiful community of Maple Shade, NJ this fall, offering the same expert care and service around the clock!
Maple Shade, NJ 08052
10. PetSmart’s Fright & Delight Event
Sunday, October 25, 11am-2pm, & October 26, 11am – 2 pm, (photos only)
Get FREE treats for your pet, plus be one of the first 100 Pet Parents & receive a FREE glow-in-the-dark, reusable tote. Also, get a digital photo with your pet & choose from two different designs. Then, they’ll email you the photo! Dress up your pets & bring them to PetSmart stores on Oct. 25, 11am-2pm for treats, photos & more!
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