I love events like this. You get cuteness overload, it's fun for the family and you can help local animal shelters.

A Paw-some Halloween will be 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Quad-City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave. Rock Island.

Admission is donation of dog or cat food, treats, or un-stuffed toy to be donated to local shelters. Bring your dog and spend the afternoon out with you in the gardens.

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The afternoon is filled with activities for your fur friends and human two-legged companions including Howl-o-ween pet costume contest at 2 p.m., vendors with pet-related items, ask-the-trainer session, photo booth, creativity corner and garden scavenger hunt for all ages.

Attendees should use a short, non-retractable leash for dogs, which should be current on rabies vaccinations, have been spayed or neutered and are socialized for encounters with other animals and children.