The Best Of Unleashed In The City’s Annual Howloween Pup Parade

In Its Fourth Year, This Costume Contest Brought Out Toronto’s Best

By The Get Leashed Events Team

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Boo! Halloween is finally here. The Get Leashed team hopes that you and your pets are prepared for a spoopy and chilly night. We bet that your costumes are probably adorable – tag us in your photos if you’d like to be featured in our roundup or use #GetLeashedHalloween2017! If you’re like some people who have their Halloween costumes planned since last year, then you’re probably super excited to showcase your masterpiece. Other people, like me (Justyne), are just waiting for the chocolate to be on sale and gain my “winter warmth” weight.

If your doggo (or cat) is anything like Zero from Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas, then they’re probably super excited to get all the extra attention and pats at all the events. Just like all the Toronto doggos that attended Unleashed In The City’s Howloween Pup Parade this year!

Photo: Pete Thorne Photography

Pups big and small and their humans came together to show off their cute costumes. The influx of Pugs didn’t intimidate any of the other doggos.

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The fluffy crew and their human entourage walked the streets of Toronto showcasing their Howloween pride! Dogs dressed as food (yay, hot dogs!), super heroes, the working class, just about anything you can imagine, walked alongside their humans for the long awaited Pup Parade. We need these every day.

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The cold weather didn’t stop any participants from having fun. However, the few royal pets insisted to be held for some of the walk!

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Unleashed In The City’s President Kate Ferguson and partner Chris Freeland headed the parade with their beloved three-legged Sprout sporting his adorable matching cowboy costume!

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Like most of their events, Unleashed had a photo booth manned by photographer Pete Thorne for the costumed pets to snap a photo to remember their Howloween 2017 forever! Harley the Chug dressed as her namesake Harley Quinn and looked absolutely fabulous!

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Little Miss Rooney donned her best pirate look and stole all of our hearts with her big smile. Three shouts for Pirate Rooney!

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We absolutely love dogs dressed as food. We love Pugs and we love donuts. And this adorable Pug brought us everything we love!

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Is it really a Halloween event if someone doesn’t dress as Georgie from Stephen King’s thriller, It? Logan as Georgie is everything we wanted this year. We think he’s saying, “We all bark down here (for treats of course)!”

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This awkward Lobster made us giggle warmed our hearts. Forget awkward turtles, we love Fitz as an awkward Doodle Lobster!

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Be still, my heart. This adorable Pug bee and bear duo has won me. Have you seen a more excited Pug to be a BEAR???

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Hello, yes, I would like to order one of these ADORABLE banana split with a hot dog! Hold everything else, but the dog.

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We really weren’t joking when we said there was an influx of Pugs. And these gorgeous ladies showed off their amazing Superhero costumes. The world will be a better place if the Superheroes were doggos!

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The love dog have for delivery people will be around forever as long we continue to use people to deliver packages (not drones!) Actually, we’d be okay if dogs would deliver our packages. It’s better to pet the dog rather than the human.

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Our guest of honor Helmet the Pug and Waffle Pooh the Frenchie dressed as the ever inspiring Body Break team! We think it’s a set up because they don’t look like they stick to the routine! This is a Canadian classic.

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But with any fun event, there’s always a winner. And this year winner of “Best Group” went to The Life Aquatic. We applaud your creativity and attention to detail!

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None of this would come to be without the humans behind it all! Shout out to Kate and Chris for organizing another successful Howloween Pup Parade!

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We hope you have a safe and spoopy Halloween!