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2023 Halloween Haunted Houses that Help Homeless Animals

Combining fun, fright, and philanthropy, from coast to coast a number of Halloween haunted houses will help dogs and cats who need forever homes as they help fear fans get in the ‘spirit’ of the 2023 screamin’ season!

We were able to dig up the following attractions that will raise funds for paws causes as they raise heart rates…see if there is a Halloween happening with heart in your area!

Keep in mind that haunted houses are for humans only… after all, no one wants to look like a scaredy cat in front of their dog! (If you’re looking for a Halloween event to enjoy with your dog, don’t miss our post on Dog-Friendly Halloween Parades.)

Halloween haunted houses that help homeless animals


Rotten Apple 907

When: October 22 – 22,  28 – 29 and Halloween night  from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

When the curtain rises on this year’s “Let’s Go To The Movies”-themed scare fair, it just might mean curtains for the event’s victims…I mean, visitors.

Although this annual fright fest is free, all donations received will benefit the Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter.


Hockessin Haunted House

Where: 19 Nathalie Drive, Village of Manly, Hockessin, Delaware

A star of the screamin’ season, this house of horrors has not only haunted the dreams of Delawareans for more than two decades, it has also produced scares on the silver screen, with appearances in The Amityville Horror and The Conjuring franchise. 

However, in 2023 Hockessin may elicit screams from fright fans for a different reason, as the haunted house may take a year’s break from all the Halloween madness.  Keep checking to see if the doors of Hockessin open for another year of fear.  If so, all of the proceeds will once again benefit Comp Animals Pet Rescue.


Terror Trail

When: September 29 – 30, every Friday and Saturday in October, and Halloween

Admission: $20 per person

Sleepless hours may be the result for those who dare to face down the scares outside the Humane Society of Highlands County at Halloween, but the nightmares inflicted upon those who experience the Rat Trap, The Mummy Museum, Swamp Saws, Blood Harvest and Toxic Clowns will lead to sweet dreams for the homeless dogs and cats in the non-profit’s care.


The Roodhouse Haunted Hayride

When: September 20 and October 1, 7 -8, 14- 15, 21 – 22 and 28 – Halloween (Friendly Monster Night takes place October 29 from 5 – 7 P.M.)

Admission: $5 for the haunted hay ride. On Friendly Monster Night (October 29), admission is a donation of one dog or cat food item or pet toy, per person.

Beware, all those who easily scare! This haunted hayride only offers one night that’s minus the fright factor. From 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. on October 29th the Friendly Monster event will welcome all scaredy cats, for a donation of pet food or a pet toy that will be given to Mandy’s Whine and Bark Animal Shelter.


Halloween Haunted Trail

When: TBA

Where: Animal Care Campus at 791 South Fieldstone Boulevard, Bloomington

Admission: $10 donation suggested
A sweet treat for both the young and the young at heart, costume-clad people and pets alike can take a stroll along a decorated Halloween Haunted Trail at the Monroe Humane Association’s Animal Care


Wrenwood Haunt

Where:  123 Prospect Circle in Waterloo

When:  October 27 – 31 from 5:30 pm – 10 pm

Admission:  Donations will be collected on site and online.

A ghoulishly good time all for a good cause, all of the donations collected will benefit Cedar Bend Humane Society.

Harris Haven Haunted Funeral Home

Where: 3767 Lafayette Road in Evansdale

When: September 30th and October 1, 7 -8, 14 – 15,21 – 22 and from the 27th through Halloween

Admission: $15 per person, $5 per person for Jakob’s Playhouse (a haunt for children age 10 and under)

Exhumed for another year of fear, the horrors you encounter at Harris Haven Haunted Funeral Home may make your blood run cold.

Visitors can rest in peace, however, knowing that the attraction helps the Cedar Bend Humane Society in its ongoing efforts to offer a new life to dogs and cats in need.


Niles Scream Park 

When: Each Friday and Saturday from September 8 – September 30l each Friday and Saturday from October 6 – October 28; the last four Sundays in October and November 3 – 4 (Black Out)

Where:  855 Mayflower Road in Niles, Michigan

Admission:  Prices for individual attractions range from $5 per person for an Escape Room to $22 for the Haunted Duplex (which is two attractions in one). Combination packages include the Triple Dog Dare at $31, the Frightful NIghtful for $40 and Frightful Nightful Plus for $45. (The pricing is online only. There will be a $10 upcharge for packages and $5 upcharge for single admission for tickets purchased at the park.) Tickets for Black Out range from $30 – $42 if purchased online.

Considered one of the top terrifying Halloween attractions in the United States, Scare Park includes:

The Niles Haunted House—  For half a century this abode has made blood run cold. The attraction offers more than 100 perilous paths to explore.  

Blackbeard’s Revenge—  Sure to shiver your timbers, fright fans who go in search for treasure aboard Queen Anne’s Revenge may find Davy Jones’ locker instead. 

The Field of Screams—  Be lured into a labyrinth that winds past a cemetery, a toxic waste field and a creepy carnival.

Dark Terror-Tory Haunted Hayride—  For those who enjoy chuckles along with bone-chilling fright, climb aboard a tractor-drawn wagon that traverses a mile-long path past more than 40 fear-inducing sets. 

Hooded—  Only for those age 18 and up who sign a waiver before entering, blindfolded visitors may be glad that they can’t see what’s coming to touch them. 

Escape Rooms—  The clock is ticking, with only five minute to find your way out.

The Midway—  The free section of this Halloween happening includes music, axe throwing, a paintball gallery, photo ops, monsters, a “Hall of Fear” that shares the 50 year history of Niles Scream Park, and more!

Ghoulish for good causes, Niles Scream Park works with more than 65 volunteer organizations (animal rescue groups among them) to raise funds for their causes.  Last year, Pets Refuge and Pets Connect were among those to benefit.


The Beast Haunted House

When: Every Friday and Saturday from September 22 – November 11, plus October 19, 22, 26, 29, 30 and Halloween

Where: 1401 West 13th Street in Kansas City

The nation’s largest haunted house attraction also has a big heart, and is a long-time supporter of the Great Plains SPCA.

New Hampshire

Haunted Overload

Where: DeMerritt Hill Farm at 20 Orchard Way, Lee, New Hampshire

When: Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 5th to October 29th, plus Halloween 

Admission: Main event: $35, Fright Night Lite $21.50, Black Out Night $25, Day Haunt: $12

The winner of The Great Halloween Fright Night on ABC, this famous fear fest is a haunt with a lot of heart (and intestines, and brains, and…) which raises funds each year for the Pope Memorial Humane Society Cochecho Valley.

From scaredy cats to doggedly devoted admirers of the horror genre, this villainous venue offers something for everyone. For the hard core Halloween attraction aficionado there’s the haunted trail, which just might lead to a dead end for those who dare to tread the path.

However, things that go bump in the night won’t give you goosebumps when seen in the sunlight, so if your family includes a “little monster” or if you are simply dying to go to a haunted attraction without experiencing a terrified reaction, take a Day Haunt walk through an actor-free atmosphere filled with sets that would fill you with fear once the sun sets.

For three evenings only, Haunted Overload also offers a look at the lair without scares during Fright Night Lite, which give visitors the opportunity to see all the special effects and eerie lighting without any encounters with evil.


The Beastly Haunted Trail

Where: The Beaver County Humane Society at 3394 Brodhead Road in Aliquippa

When: Friday and Saturday from September 29 – October 28 (7 p.m. – 10 p.m.)

By day the grounds that lead to The Beaver County Humane Society offers a second chance at life for dogs and cats in need, but when darkness falls the way to the facility will lead to creatures that will scare the living daylights out of those who embark on The Beastly Haunted Trail. A true trek into terror, children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent.

Hundred Acres Manor

When: Every Friday – Sunday from September 8 to September 30, and every Thursday – Sunday from October 1 – 29, plus October 30 and 31

Admission: Tickets start at $28 for General Admission

People who wear their heart on their sleeve when it comes to paws causes will find that their heart is in their throat as they embark on a journey into fear at Pittsburgh’s popular fear factory.

A star in the world of horror, Hundred Acres Manor has appeared on The Travel Channel, and consistently earns the title of one of this country’s creepiest Halloween haunts.

Featuring over a mile of monsters in five attractions, a “buried alive” simulator experience, a maze and a Not-So-Scary wagon ride, over the years Hundred Acres Manor has raised more than one million dollars for The Homeless Education Children’s Fund and Animal Friends.


Moxley Manor

Where: 510 Harwood Road in Bedford

When: Every Friday through Sunday from September 29 – October 15, October 19 – 22, and October 26 through Halloween

Admission: $35 general admission, $50 fast pass admission

A famous fright site that starred in the 2014 silver screen screamfest The Houses October Built, Moxley Manor features doors that may lead to your doom will open at three haunted houses: Moxley Manor, Regan’s Revenge and Big Top Terror.

The goosebumps you get will be for a good cause, however, as a portion of each year’s ticket sales go to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the SPCA of Texas.

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