6:00 PM November 4, 2021
6:06 PM November 4, 2021
With Halloween behind us, leaving strewn candy wrappers and aching bellies across North London, one question remains.
Who got the best dressed puppy this year? Dog owners in Hampstead and Highgate have really pushed the boat out, turning their beloved pets into pumpkins, superheroes and even furry Hogwarts students.
At the All Dogs Matter Halloween Walk last weekend (October 31), owners and dogs were dressed to impress for the charity fundraiser.
The event was attended by 200 people at the Spaniards Inn, raising around £2,000 for the dog rescue charity, with actress Michelle Collins helping to judge the dog show.
Manager Ira Moss told Ham & High: “Our loyal fans braved the rain and came out to support us. The costumes were fantastic and overall it was a great day.”
In Primrose Hill, a ‘Howloween’ party at Reenie’s Ice Cream Bar saw around 50 pooches and their doting owners dress up for charity, in partnership with new social enterprise Wagadoo. The costumes were judged in four categories: Best Hero, Best Villain, Best Human, and Best Duo.
Wagadoo co-founder Lara Pearson, 28, told the Ham&High: “It was an incredible success. We were amazed at the turnout and the effort people put in to dress themselves and their dogs.”
Lara thanked the ice cream parlor for putting on the event, as well as the volunteers who helped out, and said the party raised £260 for the Wild at Heart Foundation.