I love events like this. You get cuteness overload, it's fun for the family and you can help local animal shelters.

A Paw-some Halloween will be 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Quad-City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave. Rock Island.

Admission is donation of dog or cat food, treats, or un-stuffed toy to be donated to local shelters. Bring your dog and spend the afternoon out with you in the gardens.


The afternoon is filled with activities for your fur friends and human two-legged companions including Howl-o-ween pet costume contest at 2 p.m., vendors with pet-related items, ask-the-trainer session, photo booth, creativity corner and garden scavenger hunt for all ages.

Attendees should use a short, non-retractable leash for dogs, which should be current on rabies vaccinations, have been spayed or neutered and are socialized for encounters with other animals and children.

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