Best Bets for Dogs

Dog Date Strolls

Every month, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden hosts Dog Date Strolls, where you and your pup can enjoy the grounds and socialize together on Sunday mornings. This month, the doggie dates will be held on October 2, 9, and 30 from 8 am to 10 am. The Glasshouse Café will be open at 9 am with treats and drinks for pups and humans alike. This event is free for members of the Garden; tickets for non-members range from $11.95 to $24.95. For more information, visit

Doggie Halloween Costume Contest

Best Bets for Dogs -  the Coral Gables Museum’s Annual Halloween Doggie Costume Contest

It’s October, and that means Halloween, and that means the Coral Gables Museum’s Annual Halloween Doggie Costume Contest! On October 29, bring your four-legged friends in costume to the museum for a chance to win prizes from local pet stores while enjoying live music and drinks in support of the Humane Society of Greater Miami. Registration begins at 4 pm and the contest starts at 4:30 pm. There is a $10 registration fee for each pup. To register in advance, visit

Bay 13 Maker’s Market & Halloween Costume Contest

On October 21 from 5 to 10 pm, catch a special Halloween edition of Bay 13 Brewery’s Maker’s Market, including trick-or-treating from vendors for both dogs and humans! This farmer’s market style event will also have a spookiest vendor contest and costume contests at 7 pm, so make sure to dress up and bring your furry friend in their best costume too. Visit for more information.

Paws in the Pool

Best Bets for Dogs

One of the most paw-dorable events in the Gables, Paws in the Pool will be held this year on October 2 at the Venetian Pool. The small dog session (maximum 30 pounds) will be held from 10 am to 1 pm and the large dog session (minimum 30 pounds) runs from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. Admission for each session is $7 per dog and $5 per human, and will only be granted to those accompanied by a dog. Proof of a current rabies vaccination is required. To register, visit the events calendar at