Monday, October 27, 2014

Is Your Dog Ready For Halloween?

Halloween is one of the most popular holidays here in the U.S., and it's not just for kids!   Americans are expected to spend well over $7 billion on Halloween costumes, candy and decorations this year.  The National Retail Federation estimates that we'll spend $350 million on Halloween costumes just for our pets!  Now I call that the Howl-o-ween Effect!  Ha!  I feel vindicated; I'm not so crazy just 'cause I have a closet full of Halloween costumes ...for my dogs! I'll bet most of you do too.  Am I right?

I Vant To Bite Your Neck and Suck Your Blood!  OK, How About If I Just Like Your Face?

So, is your dog ready for Howl-o-ween?   

Does your dog have a costume yet? What is your dog going to dress up as?

Have you had your dog spend time wearing her costume so she gets used to it before wearing it on Halloween?

Phoebe in one of her many costumes
Have you helped your dog get used to all the crazy costumes she'll see?  Forget baseball hats and umbrellas; masks, crazy clothing, and objects like swords, wands, and who knows what else can be very scary for dogs.

Do you have a plan to keep candy well out of reach so your dog doesn't ingest something toxic like chocolate?

How will you handle your dog while all those spooky little goblins ring your doorbell all evening long?

Many pets end up in shelters due to the craziness of Halloween.  Do you have a plan to ensure your dog will be secure during trick or treat hours and parties?
Halloween is an excellent time to MICROCHIP your pet if you haven't already!  Most shelters provide very low cost microchipping.  It's fast, easy, and permanent.  Don't let Halloween turn into a nightmare for your family by losing your furry BFF!

Keep your Halloween angels safe!

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10 comments:

  1. Love the costumes! We have a few "security" shirts for ours. They flank the kids when we are out trick-or-treating. I also dressed up Rama as a fairy one year, lol.

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    1. Thanks Shannon! It's great that you bring your dogs out trick or treating, the kids must all love that. Thanks for stopping by & sharing!

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  2. Love the costumes, really like the angel costume - as the pictures does show a devilish side LOL

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    1. Thanks Suzanne, I'm glad you like our angel costume. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Wonderful info! And your pups look absolutely gorgeous in their costumes!!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. Thank you Jenna! Thanks for stopping by the blog!

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  4. We're chipped, costumed, and ready to go. Taking Harley to a Howl-o-ween PAWty at the Pet Resort this year. Should be fun. Nice post, nice costumes.

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    1. Kudos to you for being super well prepared! Hope you enjoy the Howl-o-ween Pawty! Glad you like our costumes, & thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Great costumes! It sounds like you're going to have a fun day!

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    1. Thanks M.k., I'm glad you like our costumes, & thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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