Oct. 29, 2013 – Sunday afternoon, hundreds of costumed canines poured into the Klipsch Music Center outside of Indianapolis, Ind. Dogs – and some of their owners – dressed up to celebrate Halloween and shoot for a world record pet party at the Hoosier Lottery’s Arfpocalypse.
The goal was to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records for having the “most dogs in costumed attire at a single location.” Heading into Arfpocalypse, pets and proud parents alike knew they were going up against tough competition.
More than 1,300 dogs gathered in St. Louis, Mo. in 2012 to set the record that Arfpocalypse aimed to break.
Unfortunately, not enough dogs decided to celebrate Halloween early this year, and the group was unable to break the record number of four-legged trick-or-treaters set two years ago.
While the record-books aren’t being rewritten, the Hoosier Lottery’s Arfpocalypse no doubt achieved its other goals – raising awareness for pet adoption, and having a great time doing it.
Representatives from several animal shelters joined in the celebration, introducing potential pet owners to some of the dogs looking for a new home.
The band Here Come the Mummies kept everyone entertained Sunday afternoon – it wouldn’t be Halloween without any mummies. You can find photos and information on pet adoption at the Hooseir Lottery’s Arfpocalypse website.