Celebrating Things that Go “Bark” in the Night at Dog Walk of the Dead

At Dog Walk of the Dead in Sussex County, canine lovers and their furry friends dress up for a Howl-O-Ween affair.

What takes a party to the next level? Dogs, of course. Both humans and hounds can have fun at Dog Walk of the Dead on October 21 in the Richards Building at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta. This fifth annual Halloween celebration benefits One Step Closer Animal Rescue (OSCAR) in Sparta. From 11 am-4 pm pooches and people can visit the pet-themed vendors, listen to live music, participate in costume contests, walk in the pooch parade and make new friends. Some animals will also be available for adoption. Admission is $3 for adults and free for children. Bring donations of pet products to help stuff a hearse full of goodies for OSCAR. Pictured below are some of the pups that came decked out for last year’s event. Visit the event website for more information.

Ghost, a Shiba Inu, showed off his sailor threads at Dog Walk of the Dead. “He got to socialize all day with lots of people and pups,” said Dana Santapaola.

Ghost, a Shiba Inu, showed off his sailor threads at Dog Walk of the Dead. “He got to socialize all day with lots of people and pups,” said Dana Santapaola. Photo by John O’Boyle

 

This four-legged friend is Elephant, an Italian mastiff. Ellie’s handmade costume, Heimlech the caterpillar from A Bug’s Life, was designed by her owners.

This four-legged friend is Elephant, an Italian mastiff. Ellie’s handmade costume, Heimlech the caterpillar from A Bug’s Life, was designed by her owners. Photo by John O’Boyle

 

Snickers, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, looked sweet in a banana-split getup. He was rescued from They Deserve Better shelter in Pennsylvania.

Snickers, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, looked sweet in a banana-split getup. He was rescued from They Deserve Better shelter in Pennsylvania. Photo by John O’Boyle

 

Teddy, a bull terrier, gets into character in his Eeyore ensemble. “I think he’d like to be something cooler,” admitted his owner Carin Hartman of Morris Plains.

Teddy, a bull terrier, gets into character in his Eeyore ensemble. “I think he’d like to be something cooler,” admitted his owner Carin Hartman of Morris Plains. Photo by John O’Boyle

 

Ahoy, me hearties! Jumping Jack Flash, a 12-year-old standard poodle, is sea ready in his pirate garb. “He gets into it,” said Jack’s owner, Jan Stawski.

Ahoy, me hearties! Jumping Jack Flash, a 12-year-old standard poodle, is sea ready in his pirate garb. “He gets into it,” said Jack’s owner, Jan Stawski. Photo by John O’Boyle

 

Taffany and Mia are alert dogs for Tammy Berger, who suffers from asthma. The Maltese duo donned Minion dresses and hats and rode in a stroller.

Taffany and Mia are alert dogs for Tammy Berger, who suffers from asthma. The Maltese duo donned Minion dresses and hats and rode in a stroller. Photo by John O’Boyle

 

Corgis Maya, Mimi and Marco were on Broadway in The Audience with Helen Mirren in 2015. Follow them on Instagram @MayaMayaPantsOnFire.

Corgis Maya, Mimi and Marco were on Broadway in The Audience with Helen Mirren in 2015. Follow them on Instagram @MayaMayaPantsOnFire. Photo by John O’Boyle

 

Yeehaw! This cowgirl is Nikki, a 10-year-old Chihuahua. “She’s like the sheriff in town at home,” said Yvonne Hubbard of Lake Hopatcong.

Yeehaw! This cowgirl is Nikki, a 10-year-old Chihuahua. “She’s like the sheriff in town at home,” said Yvonne Hubbard of Lake Hopatcong. Photo by John O’Boyle

 

Don’t mess with Motley the mini poodle. “He has a Mohawk all year and we just do different colors,” said Toni Panick, a dog groomer and creative stylist.

Don’t mess with Motley the mini poodle. “He has a Mohawk all year and we just do different colors,” said Toni Panick, a dog groomer and creative stylist. Photo by John O’Boyle

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