Hes 78 and can do surgery all day and then go home and roll 100 tamales, but were having a heck of a time paying our property taxes, Ms. Garcia notes. Thats why, after a one-day test run last year, North Metro (and its non-profit wing, Pets 4 People) has given way, lock, stock and rattling barrel, to the Haunted Animal Hospital, a full-blown haunted attraction. The house includes ten rooms of scary exhibits, a pet caricaturist, animal psychics, a dog wash and other amenities for dogs and people in the $10 admission price; its open from 5 to 10 Fridays and Saturdays in October (and daily, beginning on October 28), through Halloween. For information, visit www.bestdogvet.com or call 303-433-8835.
Fridays, Saturdays, 5-10 p.m.; Oct. 28-31, 5-10 p.m. Starts: Oct. 2. Continues through Oct. 24, 2009