Dogs not forgotten in Tustin Halloween entertainment

October 18, 2012 by  

Dog lovers and kids are welcome at the Howling Halloween In The Park this Sunday, October 21. The noon to 5:00 pm event will feature games for both kids and dogs, a costume contest for dogs, kids and families, vendors, gourmet food trucks, pet adoptions, and safe trick-or-treating for kids.

Special dog ambassador, Journey the wolf dog, will be on hand for photos at 2:30 pm and tickets to win a chocolate diamond pendant in the shape of a dog bone, valued at $1,750, will be sold at the event.

The event is located at the Fountain Valley Recreation Center, 16400 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley. Dogs must be on leashes. For more information, call (877) 214-7297.

If the dog goes trick-or-treating on Halloween with the family, the advice is to sure they are leashed. Just like kids, dogs should have a costume that they will not trip over and that will not get caught around their legs or throat.

A reflective collar or leash is a good idea so they are able to be seen. It is important to remember that not all kids like dogs and not all dogs like kids, so take care when approaching other trick-or-treaters. To improve safety, colorful signs directing trick-or-treaters to the front door can be created at a printing company.

Meanwhile, the month will close with a Halloween Howl from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 31, at the Columbus Tustin Activity Center. The event is free to the public and includes a Halloween costume contest, carnival games, family entertainment, and prizes. For more information about this, call (714) 573-3326.