Halloween fun for dogs

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Halloween isn’t just for kids. Airdrie Puppy Pals is teaming up with Happy Paws Veterinary Clinic for the second year to put on a Halloween Pawty, Oct. 29, for dogs to join in on the fun.

Nikki Nordick, organizer and owner of Airdrie Puppy Pals, said families can bring their dogs to Airdrie Puppy Pals – located in Kings Heights – and dress them up for a family photo.

“It’s family friendly. So kids, families, adults – you can come in costume or we have a whole bunch of accessories – the masks and the boas and just a whole tinkle trunk of Halloween accessories and props,” Nordick said. “You don’t just have to have your dog in the picture, the whole family can get in the picture.”

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A staff member at Airdrie Puppy Pals will be taking the photos and a minimum $10 donation is required for Tails of Help – a charitable organization that financially assists low-income families across the province with veterinary bills for their four-legged companions.

Nordick said there is no specific goal for how much they hope to raise, but any amount helps. Last year’s event raised $800.

“Every dollar that we raise is a dollar more than Tails of Help had,” she said. “It’s more just for fun and for the community and just to support a really good, local cause.

“It’s memories – you get to dress up and have this picture, capture that moment of time…. It’s just a fun thing to do on Halloween that includes your four-legged friend.”

For more information about the Halloween Pawty, visit Airdrie Puppy Pals on Facebook.

For more information about Tails of Help, visit tailsofhelp.com

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