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 2022 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.)
Where: 907 North California St., Burbank, California
When: October 22 – 23 and 29 – 31 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Admission: Free (Donations requested.)
Giving is good for the soul (a soul you might lose when you enter this sinister ssssnake den), so donations to this free fright fest are requested.
All contributions received will benefit the Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter.
Where: 19 Nathalie Drive, Village of Manly, Hockessin, Delaware
When:October 21 – 22 and 28- 29 (rain dates October 23 and 30)
Back for a 20th year of inducing fear, this night of fright will help to bring the dawn of a better tomorrow for dogs and cats in need! Each year all of the proceeds benefit the all-volunteer, no-kill rescue Comp Animals Pet Rescue.
When: September 30, every Friday and Saturday in October, plus Sunday October October 23rd and Thursday October 27th
Where: 12461 Creekside Drive in Largo
Admission: Tickets range from $20 – $30, with the price of admission increasing in the last two weeks before Halloween
The slogan says it all: “We scare because we care.”
A portion of the proceeds from this fright site will go to SPCA Tampa Bay, and as a treat for fear aficionados, by donating an item for adoptables in the care of the animal welfare organization attendees will receive $5 off the price of admission.
Where: 7421 Haywood Taylor Blvd, Sebring, Florida
When: September 30, every Friday and Saturday in October, and Halloween, from 7 P.M. – 10:30 P.M
Admission: $18 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 Says, Blood Harvest, Nightmares and Toxic Clowns will lead to sweet dreams for the homeless dogs and cats in the non-profit’s care.
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
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
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.
When: September 16 – 17, 23 – 24, 30 and October 1, 7 -8, 14 – 15, 21 – 22, 28 – 29, Halloween and November 4 – 5
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.
Where: DeMerritt Hill Farm at 20 Orchard Way, Lee, New Hampshire
When: Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 7th to October 30th, plus three fright Night Lite nights on October 6th, 13th and 20th, black out night on Halloween and day walks each Friday through Sunday from October 7th through October 30th
Admission: Main event:& $31, Fright Night Lite $17.50, Black Out Night $20, Day Haunt: $11
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 one evening 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.
Where: 1660 Orchard Park Road in Buffalo
Admission: $5 donation to SPCA Serving Erie County
Enjoy a family-friendly night that’s light on fright and help our four-legged friends in need! An hour-long tour includes a cemetery walk, a bonfire (weather permitting) and a pumpkin patch for “little monsters.”
Where: The Beaver County Humane Society at 3394 Brodhead Road in Aliquippa
When: Friday and Saturday from September 30 – October 29 (7 p.m. – 10 p.m.)
Admission: $15 general admission, $30 VIP ticket
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.
Where: 1 Hundred Acre Drive in Bethel Park
When: Each Friday – Sunday in September. starting september 9th; each Thursday – Sunday in October, plus November 4th and 5th
Admission: Tickets range from $28 – $119; add-on attractions The Maze : $8; Buried Alive: $8; special Kids Day: $12; Lights Out: $40
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.
Where: 510 Harwood Road in Bedford
When: September 30 and October 1 -2, 7 – 9, 14 – 16, 20 – 23 and 26 through Halloween
Admission: $30 – $35 general admission, $45 – $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 two haunted houses, and victims (…er, visitors) are invited to come one, come all to the ghastliest show on Earth in the 3D Haunted House big Top Terror attraction.
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.