Always make sure your dog can breathe, see and move easily in their costume before turning your back on them and if they are an older dog think of the weight of the outfit. It’s also a valid reason to dress up your pets for just a few minutes to take the pictures and then pass them on to someone else for next year.
Dressing up for Halloween is fun! According to us, at least. Pets rarely enjoy being dressed up, but some will tolerate it if they know that it makes us happy, or if they really like attention and will do anything to get it, including looking ridiculous. That shows us how far pets will go to be loved. As owners, our responsibility is to at least make sure that their costumes is comfortable and safe for our dogs.
This Hairy Potter dog costume is the cutest thing ever. You’ll have to be quick to get that pic with the glasses on!
Dog costume guidelines
Costumes should be easy to put on, and to take off. If you have to fight your dog or squeeze him into it then just don’t do it.
Make sure your dog can see! Halloween is a very stressful holiday for pets, as they are not used to seeing monsters and such walking around in their neighborhood. When a dog cannot see well, he cannot assess a situation well, which makes the situation even more stressful for him. A stressed dog can be a dangerous dog.
Beetlejuice Dog Costume
Costumes should not have parts that can be destroyed or eaten for obvious reasons.
Watch your dog while it’s wearing it’s costume after all that’s why you bought it in the first place to see how adorable they look. Take LOTS of pictures to share later.
Pirates of the Carribean Dog & Cat Costumes
Check out this Star Wars Ewok costume. Too adorable!
Or is your pup a Jedi in training?
This Cowboy Costume for your Cat will be a big hit on Instagram.
These costumes always look so cute when their movements make the cowboy look like they are riding a bucking bronco.
This adorable Lion Mane stays in everyone’s heart now after seeing the commercial where the baby didn’t like the dog until it looked like the stuffed animal.
Your dog will be the hit of the Halloween party in one of theses cute Animal Planet Bat Dog Costumes.
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If you have a dog that isn’t crazy about wearing costumes but he needs to dress up a bit, this bowtie is just perfect.
Or how about this men’s striped tie for your dapper doggie?
Are you addicted to Amazon? Then you might really “need” the UPS Man Dog costume.
After the day is over, consider trading costumes with one of your dog-loving friends so you both have something new for next years pictures.