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The 4th Annual Spooktacular Dog Walk

Fun | Written on October 18, 2016

Sorry, Villagers, this blog isn’t for you; this one is all about and all for your furry companions. It’s almost time for the event they have been waiting for! The 4th Annual Spooktacular Dog Walk in Liberty Village is right around the bend!

Village Dog Pack - Halloween

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been four years since the Village Dog Pack first introduced us to this fun, social event in Liberty Village. And now, it’s become an annual neighbourhood staple. On Friday, October 28, dress your pet in his or her Halloween best for the Spooktacular Dog Walk, originating at Liberty Village Park. From 6:30pm to 9:00pm, pooches throughout Liberty Village (and their owners) are invited to participate in this great, free event.

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Liberty Village is known for being a welcoming and inclusive Toronto community and many of the activities that take place in our area offer opportunities for us to embrace this well-known neighbourhood trait. This is, for us, first and foremost what makes the Spooktacular Dog Walk such a pooch-tastic annual gathering. It provides a great opportunity for residents in Liberty Village to get together, socialize and have fun with fellow pet lovers across our hood. And, as for the second reason that this event is so pooch-tastic? For that we have three words: dogs in costume! We can’t think of anything cuter!

Photo from Halloween Costumes

Photo from Halloween Costumes

For readers who may be new to Liberty Village or who may otherwise not be familiar with the Spooktacular Dog Walk, it is an event that takes place every year around Halloween time where dog owners in our area are invited to dress their furry companion in costumes and meet and greet with neighbours and walk around designated areas of Liberty Village with fellow dog owners. As a part of this event, there are contests, refreshments and more!

Photo from Pinterest

Photo from Pinterest

The Spooktacular Dog Walk usually takes place with support from community partners and this year, the very charming and always delicious Ciao Europa Café, which we were thrilled to feature in a recent Live in Liberty blog post, will be providing hot coffee for the duration of the event. And, what would a costumed event be without a costume contest? Prizes will be awarded to the three doggies who are deemed to be wearing the evening’s best costumes. Will your pooch take home a prize? There’s only one way to guarantee that: make sure that they’re dressed to impress! In addition to grade A coffee and prizes for the most awesome costumes, there will also be cool giveaways for attendees, thanks to Treats Happen. If you’re thinking that the event organizers of the Spooktacular Dog Walk have thought about everything, well, we couldn’t agree more! This truly is a fun and inclusive event in Liberty Village dog lovers.

Photo from Costume Craze

Photo from Costume Craze

Don’t miss out. Though the 4th Annual Spooktacular Dog Walk begins at 6:30pm, judges will award prizes for the best costumes at 7:30pm so be sure to be on time. Liberty Village, we’re letting the dogs out, so bring your pets and your friends and your pet’s friends for a great evening out in our neighbourhood!

 

Written by L. D. Moore