Dogs howl for tasty treats

2 years 7 months 5 days ago Saturday, October 28 2017 Oct 28, 2017 Saturday, October 28, 2017 2:45:00 PM CDT October 28, 2017 in News
By: Emily McCarter, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - Dozens of furry friends stopped by Treats Unleashed Saturday to enjoy trick-or-treating and Halloween photos.

Treats Unleashed Manager Tawny Baker said the trick-or-treating is always a hit and includes help from other shops.

"We have seven stops along our business center here," she said. "So we kind of get the other businesses involved."

After gobbling some goodies, dogs could go inside the pet shop to show off their costumes and get their photos taken.

"It's always fun to see them in their costumes," Baker said. "Deep down, everyone's just having fun."

Dogs dressed up as hamburgers, superheroes, Winnie the Pooh characters, and the Kraken, just to name a few.

Photos were on a donation basis, and all of those proceeds will go to Needy Paws, an animal shelter in St. Louis.

Baker said she thinks Treats Unleashed will raise about $500 to $1,000 for Needy Paws. The money will help the shelter buy much-needed supplies.

"They need paper towels, they need bleach to clean the kennels, dog supplies," she said. "It really helps them get the base items they need."

Baker said the event breaks down the barriers between customers and business owners.

"You get that relationship and that bond rather than them buying a product and you selling a product," she said. "You create friendships and relationships with these people and with their pets."

Baker said Treats Unleashed plans to hold the Halloween party again next year. There are even hopes to bring more activities like carnival games.

"It's always a big hit," she said. "We always like to make it bigger and better each year."

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