The Guilford County Animal Services Department must have a lot of confidence in the family- and pet-friendly Halloween celebration it’s putting on this year because the press release announcing it states, in the title, that it is the “Best Halloween Event in the Triad.”

That may be arguable depending on your taste. However, based on what they have going on this year it certainly does sound like a lot of fun for men, women, kids, man’s best friend – and cats.

Animal Services along with Greensboro Parks and Recreation are inviting area residents of all ages – as well as their four-legged friends – to enjoy “a howling good time” at the third annual Howl-o-ween event.  (The event name is a creative combination of the words “Halloween” and the somewhat common canine practice of “howling.”)

It will take place at Greensboro Country Park at 3905 Nathanael Greene Dr. on Sunday, Oct. 29 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The county describes the festivities like this: “Kids, dogs, and adults will wind their way through the haunted woods at Country Park in search of delicious treats and craft vendors (new this year). The family-friendly event will feature treat stations hosted by volunteers from nonprofits and businesses throughout the Triad. Kids and animals can both compete in costume contests. After walking the woods and working up an appetite, local food trucks will be on-site to feed hungry Howl-o-ween guests.”

It should be a good time for all, pets included.  As all pet owners are well aware, nothing makes animals happier than for their owners to dress them up in elaborate costumes.  After all, this will be the one chance of the year when Fluffy will get to be a flying nun, Donald Trump or a naughty schoolgirl.