As the weather cools down, the opportunities to get out and have fun with your dog heat up! Please remember that “summertime” (more restrictive) beach rules still apply on Seabrook through the end of October. Here’s some of what’s happening in the Lowcountry for you and your pooch this month:
Oct. 10 – Lowcountry Paws & Claws Expo; 10 am – 3 pm, North Charleston Convention Center. Door prizes, adoptable pets, stuff to buy, exhibits.
Oct 10 – Dogtoberfest; 1 – 6 pm, Freshfields Village. Wine tasting, Halloween costume contest, adoptable pets, food trucks, blessing of the animals, live music, pet rescue groups.
Oct. 15 – Yappy Hour; 4 pm – sunset, James Island County Park. Live music, $1 admission, beverages, and the always-fun JI dog park.
Oct. 16 – 19; ASPCA Mega Match-a Thon. The weekend seeks to save the maximum number of animals in shelters through high-volume community adoption events that will take place simultaneously across the country. Locally, both Charleston Animal Society and Pet Helpers will be participating, with adoptable pets featured at their shelters and at Petco and PetSmart stores in Charleston.
Oct. 18 – Bark in the Park; 11 am – 4 pm, North Charleston Wannamaker Park. Oktoberfest for dogs, pet parade, costumes, pet exhibits and demos, lure chasing, German food and music. $8 admission.
Oct. 31 – KIA Country Boo and Bark; 10 am – 2 pm, 2361 Savannah Highway. Halloween pet party with prizes awarded for costumes; pet-only trick or treating. Admission is a donation of cat or dog food to Charleston Animal Society’s pet food bank.
Hope your October is wooftastic!
Submitted by Deborah Robinson, Guest Columnist