pet Date Of Event: October 13, 2018
Location: Salem Maritime National Historic Site, Derby Wharf, 160 Derby Street, Salem, MA
Highlights: dogs dressed in their “Howl-O-Ween” costumes
Over 100 pets and their parents made their way to the Salem Maritime National Historic Site at Derby Wharf to show off their Halloween spirit!
The day started off rainy and a little raw. But, after a half hour or so, the clouds began to diminish and the rain stopped and the weather was perfect for a pet parade.
Since there was such a large turnout, I was not able to get the names and breeds of all of the dogs. But, I was able to get the names of the cute dogs below.
Tilda, a 14 year old Chihuahua from Salem, was dressed as Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
River is a dog from Boston.
Eugene from Winthrop is the perfect Bat Dog!
Look at those guns on Cooper from Malden, MA!
Sweat Pea from Salem rocked an aviator’s costume. Eat your heart out, Maverick.
Oliver, the “Olliesaurus, is a (almost) 2 year old Great Pyrenees, Labrador, American Staffordshire mix. You can find him on Instagram @ oliverbestdog
It’s great to see pet parents get into the spirit of things and put on a costume as well. Maura Murphy, of Salem, MA, wore a flamingo costume while her puppy Cody wore a Jimmy Buffet costume.
Sophia, a 1 and a half year old Australian Shepherd mix, and her dad dressed up as a rocket and astronaut.
Teddy, in the box and his sibling, both from Chelmsford, MA, dressed up as Fenway Franks.
Even though I was unable to get their names, I was able to photograph some of the other participants in the parade. There were over 100 participants. I did my best to photograph some of them and a few of their parents.
These two looked super!
In a galaxy far, far away…on second thought it was in Salem, MA…
They better “catch up” to that dog.
Frankenstein brought his bride to the contest
This dog is a natural Chewbacca look alike!
I never knew Tom was such good friends with referees!
Dogs weren’t the only pets at the pet parade.
Nova (on the left) is 2.5 years old. Cosmo (the black rabbit on the right) is a 5 year old rabbit. They are both Lionhead rabbits. You can follow them on Instagram @boston_buns (be careful when you’re searching for that name!)
Fuzzball is a 7 year old rabbit.
Below is a video of the pet parade that went along Derby St, to the wharf and back to the park at the Maritime historical site.