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MOAS' Howl'O'Ween Tricks for Treats

  • Madison-Oglethorpe Animal Shelter 1888 Colbert-Danielsville Road Danielsville, GA, 30633 United States (map)

Join us for a howling good time at MOAS’ Tricks for Treats on October 20th from 1-3pm. Come dressed in your best for our costume contests (categories listed below) and our photo ops with Kathy Sweat Schultz of Farm Fresh Photography. You and your pup will have a blast on our Howl’O’Ween Treat Hunt with over 800 hidden treats for your pups to find. If you enjoyed our Easter Egg Hunt this year, you will not want to miss it! And we’ll have lots of fun games for your dog to show off how good he is at his tricks to earn all sorts of treats! 

We’ll have events like Bobbing for Tennis Balls sponsored by PetSmart (Athens) and a Tricks for Treats Challenge where dogs and their owners have a minute to demonstrate as many tricks as they can. We'll also have face painting for our human participants and folks can make painted paw prints with their pup too! Even better, we’ll have homemade doggie popsicles that you can purchase for your furry friends. Admission is $5 per dog and donations are greatly appreciated. As always, all proceeds go directly back to the shelter to help care for our animals, so come out and have a fantastic time with your dog(s) and help us save shelter pets! 

We will also have shelter dogs up for adoption and in costume, so this is a great opportunity to have a meet and greet with your pup if you are considering adopting or fostering.  .

Costume Contest Categories:

  • Best Owner/Pet Look-a-Like or Combo

  • Best Small Dog

  • Best Large Dog

  • Most Original

  • Judge’s Choice


  • All dogs must be on a leash at all times.

  • If your pup is less social, this may not be the best event as there will be a lot of dogs and their owners. If your dog needs more space or can be a little nervous, please consider tying a yellow ribbon to your dogs leash to alert other dog owners. For the safety of all of our participants, dogs who show signs of aggression will be asked to leave.

Want to Help Out?

We are looking for volunteers to help us out with the big day, and we’d love to have you join our volunteer team! Sign up here.

Earlier Event: September 16
September Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic
Later Event: October 25
Petsmart Off-Site Adoption Event