Your favorite furry friend can get in on the Halloween fun during a parade and costume contest hosted by Paw Dazzle Pet Bakery & Boutique, located in Historic Smithville, Saturday, Oct. 21.

The event begins with Howl-A-Ween portraits of your pal from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., for $10 per photo. Registration for the parade will begin at 11 a.m., with the parade to follow at 1 p.m.

Dress your pup in his or her finest, as participants will be judged for best costume. Pre-registration for the parade is encouraged, as last year spots filled up fast. Pre-registration is $5, with $10 registration the day of the event.

Additional festivities include a raffle with prizes and adoptable dogs to meet. A portion of day’s proceeds will benefit Atlantic County Canines.

All festivities will take place inside the Historic Smithville Village Green, located at 615 E. Moss Mill Road, Smithville. Call 609-748-7110 or go to

—Jacklyn McQuarrie