East Village Tompkins Square Dog Parade – Perfect Weather, Perfect Dogs.

What do you get when you combine dogs, Victoria Secret models, aliens and drag queens?  The Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade, of course!  I know we’ve been writing a lot about dogs and Halloween, but we just had to share some more photos from this years event.

Dog Halloween

Great day to get out and do something fun with your dog.

A week and a half before Halloween, the event had perfect weather, smiling faces and a ton of dogs dressed to impress, make you giggle and appreciate how dogs can bring people together.  People of all ages and backgrounds took pride is getting their dogs in the spotlight and a chance to win some fun prizes from local dog companies like EverMore pet food and Barkbox.com.

The $5 admission fee went towards maintaining the dog run as one of the most well kept dog spots for the folks in the East Village.  A good cause and some great fun.  Can’t wait till next year.

Be warned, the cuteness factor is off the charts.

Evita Dog

Don’t Cry For Me Argentina – the truth is – this dress itches.

Dog Skeleton

Do you think he’s got skeletons in his closet?

Tired Dog

You are getting sleeeeeepy. Very sleeeepy.

Butterfly Dog

I’m not sure the wings could support a successful flight.

Drag Queen Dog

Honey, you never looked better.

Wonder Woman Dog

They could both do a Pantene commercial.

And last but not least …

Dog Butt

Have we met? You look familiar. Hide yo kids, hide yo wife?

For more photos, checkout our Facebook Album.

Are you and your dog prepped for the actual day of Halloween?

 

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Halloween Dog Parade at Tompkins Square Park – Brace yourself.

The sound of crinkling leaves, the smell of apple cider and the switch to the warmer jacket can only mean one thing.  Fall is here.

Before we start seeing the Christmas trees in department stores (I’ve already spotted an isle of Christmas ornaments at Costso) and booking our end of year travel plans, there’s one day that just cannot be overlooked on behalf of our dogs – Halloween!

Dog Halloween

I think this dog is allergic to shellfish.

In the spirit of laughter, community and sheer awesomeness – lots of communities host Halloween costume parades for their dogs.   Tompkins Square Park has one of the original dog runs in the country and hosts one of the most photographed dog events of the year.

halloween dog

Organized by Friends of First Run, the Halloween dog parade has grown into a tradition that attracts families, dog product vendors and adoption centers from around the city.  And of course, the herald of the day – the main event – our beloved dogs in costume, making us squeal and cheer for our favorites.  This year, the 22nd Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade will be on Saturday, October 20th at noon on East 9th street between Avenue A and B.  Winners in a ton of categories, prizes, and of course – some really awesome dogs.  There’s no end to the creativity behind these costumes.

For more photos, check out this Buzzfeed article from last year.  Here’s some other fun Halloween dog events in New York:

Just one more….

Gone With the Wind Dog

‘Oh Rhett, does this dress make me look fat?’

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