It was “bark or treat” in Braddock Park in North Bergen on Tuesday, Oct. 30 when the first annual Doggie Halloween Party came bounding into the new dog park near Bruin Stadium.
Dozens of dogs got dressed up in their most colorful, creative, and cutest costumes, and dragged their human pets along with them as they played on the artificial turf and competed for prizes in various categories.
There were dinosaurs and skeletons, angels and princesses, ghosts and geishas, plus many more imaginative homemade costumes on display. And the doggies seemed to love it, cavorting playfully in the two separate sections of the park – one for larger canines and one for the little fellas.
Presented by Freeholder Anthony Vainieri and sponsored by the New Jersey Humane Society, the event was capped by a costume contest, introduced by Mayor Nicholas Sacco. Commissioner Julio Marenco was also on hand to greet the pups and help hand out prizes beginning at over $100 in gift certificates.
Everyone who attended took home goodie bags along with various gifts and treats, courtesy of the NJ Humane Society.