Paws, claws, winged or webbed, Opportunity Village invites spirited creatures - and their mortals - for a monstrously good time in the Magical Forest for Pumpkin Paws on Saturday, October 19th.

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LAS VEGAS Pumpkin Paws, now in its third year, aims to scare up some fun for even the furriest members of the family inside Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest!

The event, scheduled for October 19th from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM, will have professional fur-tography, pet-friendly rides, a variety of pet vendors showcasing their products and services, and a cute and creepy costume contest at 12:00 PM. Admission is FREE for humans and pets alike. Select rides will be open and tickets may be purchased at the gate (6300 W. Oakey Blvd.) or online for a discount. 

“Pumpkin Paws gets more and more popular each year,” says Bob Brown, President & CEO of Opportunity Village. “I’m so excited to see the Costume Contest this year – pet owners have been ramping up their creativity with some elaborate costumes the past couple years and it’s always fun to see this excitement at the Magical Forest.”

Head over to to purchase ride tickets in advance – save yourself time and money! You can also purchase handmade Tug-O-War dog toys created by Opportunity Village’s volunteer group, the OV Angels.

You can reserve your pet’s spot in the cute and creepy costume contest by clicking HERE! Winners will be selected by our AMAZING panel of judges including Mat Franco, Jennifer Romas of Sexxy, and Kim Duffy, Lead Ambassador for Opportunity Village. Tail-wagging prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers!

All funds raised at Pumpkin Paws will help support programs and services for adults with intellectual disabilities in Southern Nevada at Opportunity Village. If you or your business are interested in being a vendor at Pumpkin Paws, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.

Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.

Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves nearly 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.

Opportunity Village clients – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.6 million in 2018.  They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.

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Marty Wood, Opportunity Village
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