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7th Annual Humane Society Benefit

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7th Annual Humane Society Benefit

Kicks off Halloween with Four Legs.


OMAHA, NEOn Saturday, October 26th, the city’s craziest costume contest will have Halloween lovers howling as Three Dog Bakery & Spaw Salon present the 7th Annual GROWL-O-WEEN from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Midtown Crossing. A perennial favorite for dogs and dog lovers, the unique Halloween benefit is expected to be bigger than ever in 2013, with its signature canine costume contest, doggie trick-or-treating, prize giveaways and a host of other activities. 

With hundreds of entries expected, competition in the costume contest promises to be fierce as creative canines from all over the metro area get ready to strut their stuff for prizes, treats, or just a nice pat on the head. Grand prizes will be awarded for top costumes in four categories: Best Small Dog, Best Big Dog, Best Group and the aptly named “Oh no, you did NOT do that to your dog!" category. 

Trick-or-treating stations will be set up around Midtown Crossing for dogs to score hand-made Halloween favorites from Three Dog Bakery like“Itty Bitty Scary Kitties”, “Pup-Tarts”, “Snickerpoodles” and more. Three Dog Bakery and Spaw will also have a full table of fresh samples for four-legged guests with a dietary expert on hand sharing advice on pet nutrition with owners.


In addition to treats, Growl-O-Ween will also feature festive games for four-legged participants like Bobbing for Beagle BagelsCandy Corn Catch and ever-popular Pin the Tail on the Cat (not a real cat, don’t worry). Guests can also spin the “Disney Dawg Weiner Wheel” for free Disney movie passes, Chicago Dawg House chili dogs, great stuff from Three Dog Bakery and other prizes.

But it’s not just about fun. To date, the event has drawn thousands of participants (two- and four-legged) and has raised more than $20,000 in donations for The Nebraska Humane Society. The event is free, although $10 donations to the Nebraska Humane Society are customary for contest entrants. Online registration is open through October 24th at with last-minute arrivals welcome the day of the event.

Occurs once: Oct 26, 2013
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