Dog Park Howl-oween Calling All Dog Owners


Grand Blanc Township, MI — September 23, 2019

Do you enjoy getting outside with your best furry friend? Fall is a great time to go walking with your dog, temperatures are cooler, the air is clean and crisp. Besides, you want to have as much fun as you can before winter restricts outdoor activities.

Here is a great Sunday afternoon event to celebrate with your puppy, maybe win a prize, and support a good cause.

Happy Howl-oween

Join the Friends of the Grand Blanc Dog Park and Animal Emergency Hospital for a howling good time at their ninth annual Howl-oween Costume Contest. Building off the momentum from last year, the contest will feature the largest number of costume categories for your pooch to win in the region. The festivities will take place on Sunday, October 6, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. with registration from 1:30-2 p.m. at Creasey Bicentennial Park inside the main pavilion.

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The costume spectacular is hosted by the Friends of the Grand Blanc Dog Park in conjunction with Animal Emergency Hospital. A Blessing of the Dogs will take place at 1:45 p.m. before the Howl-oween festivities begin. The blessing will be hosted by Bristol United Methodist Church. Anyone wishing to participate in the blessing should arrive by 1:30 p.m.

For a $5 donation, every dog receives two costume entries along with a treat bag. Each additional entry is $5 registration per dog per costume category. Registration will be paid at the event. All proceeds to benefit Concept Hope.

Doggie Prizes

Awards will be given to the best costumes in the following categories: people’s choice, homemade costume, most creative costume, puppy costume, senior dog, kid/dog combination and owner/dog costume combination. Each winner will receive a gift basket and a $50 gift card along with a custom ribbon as an award.

Professional photos will be taken by Kara Pattison Photography. Humans are invited to join their canine family members for photos to commemorate the day. The cost for photos will be $5.


In addition, to raising funds for Concept Hope, participants are encouraged to bring food donations for local animal rescues. Donations for both dogs and cats will be collected at the event.

A special thank you to all the event sponsors including Faithful Companion, PetSmart, Pet Supplies Plus, Briarwood Animal Hospital, Grand Blanc Veterinary Hospital, Riverside Vet and Animal Emergency Hospital.

Getting There

The Bicentennial Park is located on Grand Blanc Road between Fenton Road and Porter Road at 1505 E. Grand Blanc Rd, Grand Blanc, 48439. The pavilion is in the back of the park near the playground; the event will not be at the dog park site.

A member meet-up will take place immediately following the event at the dog park. Anyone interested in more information can visit the group’s page on Facebook at or can email the group at Vanessa Ferguson with Friends of Grand Blanc Dog Park can be reached at 810-252-3231.