I'm a big animal fan and have had domestic pets throughout my life. Dogs are a big part of the household and as someone who has lived in the Seattle area a long time (20 years) I and my 4-legged buddies have benefitted from the off-leash areas that dot the city.
COLA - Citizens for Off-Leash Areas, is the non-profit responsible for these little puppy oasis' in our fair city and in October they hold their biggest fundraising event which is called Dog-o-Ween. And, yes, you guessed it, it's dogs (and now sometimes their owners too) in costumes! It's a great time and there are vendors as well as silent auction events going on at the same time. Food is available and they have a contest for the costumes. Here are a few photos that I've taken over the past few years of some of our pets and those of our friends while at this event.