Get Ready for Hampton Roads’ Furriest Costume Festival!


Get Ready For Hampton Roads’ Furriest Costume Festival!

The VBSPCA is excited to host the 41st Mutt Masquerade and is looking forward to a day of fun and furry friends. In addition to the traditional festivities, this year there will be a region wide adoption event with multiple shelters bringing animals ready to meet their forever home! There will be vendors, food trucks, prizes and tons of animal friends at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. There will be games for kids and games for pets, and the VBSPCA Pet Academy staff will be on hand to offer pet training tips to festival-goers. Make sure to dress up in your most creative costumes and get ready to have doggone good time. This event is a great way to celebrate Halloween and the human-animal bond while also supporting the VBSPCA.

The festival will take place on Oct. 27th at the 24th street beach park and will feature a 5k run and a one mile run/walk for all ages. Dogs are welcome to participate in the 5k and the 1 mile run/walk. Members of the community also have the opportunity to fundraise for the event and win various prizes for their efforts. The prizes include a VBSPCA themed stainless steel water bottle, a performance shirt, a black canvas cooler, and a chance to earn a one-night stay at the Hyatt House. Fundraisers do not have to participate in the race to win the prizes, BUT –  the registration fee does count toward fundraising goals.

Please come out and show support for the organization! The Mutt Masquerade is one of four signature events that we host every year to help us raise the necessary funding to continue to provide care for animals in need. Your registration and donations go right back into the organization to help save hundreds of animal lives each year. Spread the word and we hope to see you there!

Register today at vbspca.com/5k