Dress up your dog for Halloween

You can't feed your chihuahua chocolate, but you can dress him or her up for Halloween.

• Bring your costumed canine to the Washington Animal Rescue League's Halloween-themed Paws in the Park happy hour Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Park Hyatt Washington. $14 gets you two drink tickets, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the the rescue league.


One day a year, it's ok for your dog to be a frog. (Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)

• Help raise money for the Washington Humane Society during Dogtoberfest, Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Union Kitchen. There will be food, drink, a doggy costume competition and more.

• Want to scare your water-averse dog? Potomac Riverboat Company in Alexandria is hosting Bark or Treat Halloween Canine Cruises at 10 and 11 a.m. Saturday. Dress up your dog and take a 40-minute cruise set to Halloween tunes. Doggie treats are provided and dogs ride for free, but tickets are $15 for adults and $9 for children.

• Help the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria with a $10 donation to enter your pup in the annual Alexandria Doggie Howl-o-ween Costume Contest. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis for 50 pups from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Halloween at the Hotel Monaco in Alexandria. Spectators are welcome, and prizes for top costumes include free nights at the Hotel Palomar in Philadelphia and the Hotel Monaco in Alexandria.

Margaret Ely is a digital editor for Lifestyle. Previously, she was an intern for the Post’s Metro section.

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