Ideas for a Safe, Easy Howl-oween

puppy dressed as a witch

It’s that time of year again!

It’s time to pull out the pumpkins, faux spider webs, and light-up skulls! Halloween is right around the corner! Whether you’re over-the-top or just mildly enthusiastic, no one can deny how cute it is to see a pet participating. We know lots of communities throw pet-friendly monster mashes but some pups are hesitant to wear costumes. For them, we have a couple of simple ideas that will satisfy your festive friends and neighbors. Here are our ideas for a safe, easy howl-oween. 

Top picks from our staff:

  • Hairy Pawter – Pick your favorite Hogwarts house colors! Grab a scarf and print a patch with the house emblem. Voila – you’ve got yourself a magical mascot for the night. (Bonus points if you can figure out how to work a pair of costume glasses into it!)
  • Scooby Doo – This one is a personal favorite because it’s super simple: all you need is a bright blue collar (or you can wrap your pet’s existing one in fabric) and a cartoon-ish SD tag. 
  • Lifeguard – Slap on a life vest, put the white lifeguarding symbol on it, and a whistle around their neck (if you can) and consider your pup costumed.
  • Fur Paint – Oh yes, it exists.  It’s also a great way to spruce up your pet’s exterior with zero discomfort to them. Some pets have sensitive skin so always test on a small area of their skin first. If everything’s okay, go for it! Turn them into a cheetah, zebra, or even the Superman emblem on their chest. Just be sure to keep it below the neck and watch for their eyes while spraying.

Finally, be aware of your pet in public places and make sure they don’t eat or drink anything they’re not supposed to. Keep their treats pet friendly and make sure the kids keep their new candy stash out of pets’ reach (because we all know chocolate and animals don’t mix.)

We’d love to see your caped canines and festive felines! Show us your costumed companions on Facebook!

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