Money is being raised for Pope Memorial Humane Society and dog owners can help by dressing up their pooches and heading to the third annual Dover Dog Howloween celebration.

The event will be held on Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rotary Arts Pavilion in Henry Law Park, which is located downtown.

Attendees will be able to visit with over a dozen pet-related vendor booths, get some food, participate in demonstrations, hang out in the "beer pound" and try their luck at winning raffle prizes.

Pet owners and their dogs can even Trick-or-Treat at dog-friendly businesses up and down Central Avenue.

Here are some photos from the first Howloween celebration in 2019:

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It's not just the dogs that get to dress up. Many people have themed costumes they wear with their pets.

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Sometimes more than one person gets dressed up.

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Did you notice the hat on the dog in the photo above? That's detail.

This event is produced by Sit.Stay.Smile. Pet Photography in Dover and the NH Dog Walking Club in Barrington, which is seeking new members according to their Facebook page.

Tickets for the Howloween celebration are $5 a dog before Oct. 1 and $10 a dog after that date.

Pope Memorial Humane Society in Dover is a community-funded nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the humane treatment of animals in Strafford County, NH and Southern Maine.

According to their website, the shelter is a safe, temporary home for more than 1,000 surrendered, lost, abused, neglected, or unwanted animals each year.

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