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Spooktacular dog-friendly events are happening in Arlington this weekend

A dog in a costume on Columbia Pike (via Columbia Pike Partnership/Facebook)

This weekend, Arlington’s furry friends are ditching the sticks for Halloween treats.

Several local spots are going all out with pooch-friendly Halloween events but one venue is taking it to the next level.

Pups take over The Commentary in Ballston

This Saturday, The Commentary Social House inside The Westin Arlington at 801 N. Glebe Road is hosting “Pups on The Patio” from 4-7 p.m.

Adoptable dogs from the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation will be there, dressed in their Halloween best. Pups will be able to eat “doggy dishes,” such as chicken strips and sweet potato bites. Plus, 20% of proceeds from those dishes go straight to the rescue foundation.

On Sunday, The Commentary will host a “Howl-O-Ween Canine Costume Garden Soirée” from 12-2 p.m. “Doggy dishes” will return and Bright Eyes Photos DC will take mini photo shoots, followed by a costume contest.

Other spooky pooch events around town

Starting tomorrow, Thursday, the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington will host a Howl-ween event at Metropolitan Park in Pentagon City from 4:40-6:30 p.m., complete with art-making and a dog costume contest.

On Friday, Fire Works Pizza in Courthouse is throwing a “Halloween Yappy Hour” from 4-7 p.m., where the best dog costume will snag its owner a $100 gift card.

Over at the Gateway Park interim dog park, Rosslyn Business Improvement District and the Rosslyn Dog Owners Group are also hosting a Halloween event for dog owners from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Expect pet vendors, raffles, and a beer and wine bar.

Wrapping up the weekend, Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is holding “Doggie Trick-or-Treating” at Dogma Bakery in Shirlington Village from 2-4 p.m. For a $20 registration fee, you’ll get a treat bag, a Halloween toy from BarkBox, and a shot at the costume contest.

Photo via Columbia Pike Partnership/Facebook

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