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Dogs always love exploring the Village! Bring your four-legged friend in costume for the first Howl-o-ween event!

Bring the entire family, including four-legged family members, and enjoy an afternoon full of games, tours of Dallas Heritage Village, pet costume contests and more as Dallas Heritage Village and the SPCA of Texas present Howl-o-ween at Old City “Bark” on Sunday, October 26 from noon to 4 p.m., at Dallas Heritage Village, 1515 S. Harwood, Dallas, TX  75215. Cost is $10 per person, and children 12 and under get in free.


“We are so excited to partner with Dallas Heritage Village for such a fun event, all in support of the animals in North Texas,” said James Bias, President of the SPCA of Texas.  “We can’t wait to see all of the families – both two-legged and four-legged – dressed in their spookiest gear.”


Activities include scavenger hunts, face painting, dog- and cat-related crafts and photo booth opportunities. Families are encouraged to dress up with their pets and participate in a pet costume contest 2 p.m. with three categories: pet only; pet and adult; pet and child.


“Dallas Heritage Village has been looking forward to this wonderful new event with SPCA of Texas,” said Melissa Prycer, president and executive director, Dallas Heritage Village.  “We already have a lot of people who bring their dogs out here to walk, and we know this will be a huge hit – fun for all ages!  This new partnership is perfect for us and brings an exciting new Halloween event to the Village!”


Proceeds from this event benefit the animal program at Dallas Heritage Village and the SPCA of Texas. For more information about Howl-o-ween, visit


Dallas Heritage Village, located at Old City Park, is a nationally accredited history museum, depicting life in Dallas from 1840-1910. It is one of only five museums in the Dallas area to have this distinction. The grounds showcase 38 historic structures, including log cabins, the pre-Civil War Millermore home, a Victorian Main Street, a railroad complex, an 1860s farmstead with livestock, a 19th century church, school and more.  Visitors discover how crops were grown, animals cared for and how family living progressed from log cabins to grand manors and Victorian homes.  Dallas Heritage Village is supported, in part, by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts as well as individual and group donations. Dallas Heritage Village was nominated in 2011 and 2012 by D Magazine as one of the top Dallas-area family attractions.  It is located at 1515 South Harwood, one block south of Farmers Market in Downtown Dallas. Hours of operation are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. The Village is closed the months of January and August. Regular admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors 65+ and $5 for children ages 4-12.  Children under 4 and members of Dallas Heritage Village are admitted free of charge. For more information call 214-421-5141 or visit

The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare agency in North Texas. The non-profit organization operates two shelters and three spay/neuter clinics located in Dallas and McKinney, and maintains a team of five animal cruelty investigators to respond to thousands of calls in eight North Texas counties. Moreover, the SPCA of Texas serves as an active resource center for an array of services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives. The SPCA of Texas is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive general operating funds from the City of Dallas, State of Texas, federal government or any other humane organization. The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. For more information, visit

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