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October 20, 2012 at 5:00 AM

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Dogtober Fest, Black Cat Ball, Muttmixer and other pet events

Give your brain a workout at Dogtober Fest's trivia contest, flex some leg muscles at Woof Woof Walk and Dawg Dash or get gussied up in a costume for one of the other pet events happening this month.

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Dogtober Fest: 2-6 p.m. Oct. 20, Anchor Pub, 1001 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Test your beer and dog trivia knowledge at this event benefiting Scrub-a-Mutt and Everett's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF). There will be a "whose dog?" photo contest, prizes and food. Must be 21 or over. Dogs welcome outside (weather pemitting). and

Woof Woof Walk: 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 20, Spanaway Park, 14905 Gus G. Bresemann Road S. (Military Road and Pacific Avenue), Spanaway. Walk, other activities and vendors at lakeside park. Registration is $20 for the first dog, $5 for second dog. T-shirts are $10. Food and blanket donations encouraged.

Wildcard Weekend: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 20, Central Washington Humane Society, 2405 W. Birchfield Road,Yakima. Microchip ID and vaccination clinic for pets. Adoption fees are reduced to $30 for dogs and $5 for cats all month.

Apple Day and Mutt Strut Dog Parade & Costume Contest: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 20, Historic Bayview Corner, Whidbey Island. Event features food, fun and dogs in costume.

Dawg Dash: 7:30 a.m. Oct. 21, University of Washington. Dog-friendly event with a 10K run and 5K run/walk. There also is a Husky Pups run for kids. This year's event is on the UW's upper campus. Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. The 10K and 5K start at 9 a.m. For a complete schedule and parking details, see the website.

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The art work for the 15th annual Black Cat Ball poster and catalog was created by Aki Sogabe. This year's event is Oct. 27. Aki Sogabe / Courtesy of Purrfect Pals

Black Cat Ball: Oct. 27, Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue. Halloween-themed gala includes a gourmet vegetarian sit-down dinner and auctions. The event benefits Purrfect Pals, a no-kill sanctuary that provides foster and hospice care for homeless cats. Tickets: $100.

Howl-at-the-Moon Muttmixer: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30, Woodmark Hotel, 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland. Costume contest, treats for tricks and swag bags. RSVP to with the number of people and dogs planning to attend. and

Fee Free Felines: Through Oct. 31. Regional Animal Services of King County, Pet Adoption Center 21615 64th Ave. S., Kent. The $55 adoption fee for cats six months and older is being waived this month. The cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, tested for feline leukemia and have microchip IDs. Adopted cats go home with a starter bag of food and a certificate for a free veterinary wellness exam, courtesy of the Seattle/King County Veterinary Medical Association.

For more events, click here and scroll through the October list.

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