The Bay Area is bursting with spooktacular events for beasts of all kinds. Don’t miss out. Pick your top event or party hop with your costumed companion. The fun starts here.


Friday, October 24th

SF/SPCA’s Yappy Hour
Dragon Bar in San Francisco, 6 – 9 p.m., $10 admission benefits the SF/SPCA.

Celebrate Howl-o-ween the Yappy Hour way! Join other costumed pets and their people at San Francisco’s Dragon Bar for contests, raffles door prizes and specialty cocktails, all to benefit the SF/SPCA.

4th Annual Howling Halloween with Society Dog
Downtown Los Gatos, 6 – 9 p.m., $15 in advance and $20 at the event and proceeds benefit the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Foundation K9 Unit.

Old Town Los Gatos puts on the dog this Halloween with a lineup fit for man’s best friend. Dress up your pup for contests, food, live music and trick or treating around town. Even try your paw at a game of “Wheel of Dog” or visit Gigi the Paw Reader. Don’t miss out.


Saturday, October 25th

Bow Wow Wow Howl-loween
Titan’s Kingdom in Fremont, 1 – 4 p.m.,  $5 donation entrance fee benefits Furry Friends Rescue.

Find out if your dog is the Cutest, Scariest, Funniest, Coolest or Best costumed pet this Halloween. With so many contests to win, and a chance to bob for treats, this event is a doggie Halloween dream. Stop by with your little pupkin to support animals in need and maybe even meet a new friend at the adoption showcase.


Sunday, October 26

14th Annual Pet Pride Day
Sharon Meadows, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, 12 – 3 p.m., 11 a.m. registration, free.

Leash up for a pet pride event that’s almost as cool as your dog. Get him decked out for the San Francisco Animal Care and Control Pet Costume Contest and stay for a day of animal demonstrations, rescue group visitors, even a meeting with San Francisco’s very own animal cops. And with pet product vendors on site, it’s a great shopping scene too.

1st Annual Sunnyvale Howl’oween Pet Parade and Faire
Plaza del Sol, Downtown Sunnyvale, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., free.

It’s your dog’s big chance. The American Pet Idol talent contest is coming to Sunnyvale just in time for Halloween. Give your dog his break or enter your whole costumed family in the “Eye Candy” family event. With pet-themed arts and craft vendors and much more, it’s no wonder pet people are pointing their paws to Sunnyvale this season.


Friday, October 31

Bella and Daisy’s 5th Annual Halloween Doggie Costume Party with Rocket Dog Rescue
Bella and Daisy’s in San Francisco, 5 – 8 p.m., free

Halloween evening and it’s your dog’s night out. Along with lots of great food and wonderful wine there will be a costume contest with amazing prizes and great doggy socializing. Come costumed and ready for fun.

What’s your pooch wearing for Halloween? Need some help, check out our costume picks. Have we missed an event?


Thank you to Mocha (Little Red Riding Hood) for the photo.