Franklin’s Friends Howl-O-Ween 2023

Saturday, October 21, 2023

9:00 AM to Noon

Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Come meet us at space B39 at the Franklin’s Friends 2023 HOWL-O-WEEN Dog Walk-a-Thon and Canine Costume Contest October 21 at Cranes Roost Park at Uptown Altamonte!  Stop by our tent to meet our central volunteers and our their furry adopted ambassadors! Learn about our organization, dog care and purchase one of our beautiful 2024 GRRMF calendars.  We do not bring any adoptable dogs to any of our events as they are safely tucked away in their loving foster homes scattered througout our area of coverage.

There will be a leisurely dog walk, doggie costume contest, pet friendly vendors, raffles and more!  All proceeds benefit Franklin’s Friends and local animal welfare organizations like GRRMF.  $20 per person in advance; $25 at the door.

Information from Franklin’s Friends below:

Click to register.

Franklin’s Friends is proud to present the tenth annual HOWL-O-WEEN  Dog Walk-a-Thon and Canine Costume Contest on October 21, 2023 from 9 am to noon at Cranes Roost Park at Uptown Altamonte.

We will have a dog walk, canine costume contest, adoptable dogs, pet-friendly vendors, music and much more! All proceeds will benefit Franklin’s Friends. Denise Ryan from 98.9 WMMO’s Morning Show will return to emcee.  We expect at least 750 animal lovers will come out and enjoy a morning of fun for the whole family. This is an event not to be missed!

There will be fabulous prizes for top individual fundraisers, top team fundraisers and best costumes! Please join us to fundraise for local animal welfare.

Click here for photos from last year!


  • $20 per person in advance (advance registration closes at 5:00 pm on October 20)
  • $25 per person at the door
  • Children under 6 are free
  • Registration is per person, not per dog and we’d love to have you join us even if you don’t have a dog
  • Registration is required for all costume contest competitors, spectators, and walkers
  • No retractable leashes please
  • There is no extra charge to enter the costume contest but you must sign up in person at the costume contest tent before 10 am to get your bib.

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If you are writing us about adopting a dog and do not have an adoption application on file with us, use this link to review our policies and process and complete an application.

If you have completed our adoption application, and/or have another inquiry, please use the email link to contact us.

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