Release the hounds to party!

By Times staff writer
Published October 26, 2007

Can't get enough of dogs in costumes? Here are some more opportunities to see and be seen:

Boxer Bash: Music, food, contests and a silent auction for Florida Boxer Rescue. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave., Tampa. www.flbr.org.

Yappy Wine Hour: Yappy Hour specials, music and a dog-inspired wine tasting with wines from Dog House Wineries and Chateau La Paws. 7 to 11 p.m. Sat., Clearwater Wine Company, 483 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater Beach. Free. (727) 446-8805.

Barkoween Pawty: The Wag Pet Boutique lets the dogs in for a costume contest and oh-so-cute activities like paw painting and pet tattoos. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., 304 E Davis Blvd. in Tampa. www.wagoftampa.com.

Bark of the Bay: Mix and mingle with people and their dogs. Gourmet treats and water are provided. 4 to 6 p.m. Sun., New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $5. www.barkofthebay.com.

All Howlers Eve: There are wacky pet costume contests and a pet and owner costume parade. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tues., Southwest Complex, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. $5 per pet, owners free.

ASPCA Fall Pet Adoption Expo: More than 20 animal rescue groups will offer hundreds of cats and dogs for adoption. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3, Florida State Fairgrounds Special Event Building, 4800 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. (320) 354-0345.