Kilo the Pug is invited to a Happy Halloween Party Saturday then to the Pugoween fundraiser for PugALug Pug Rescue Sunday. He has multiple cute, comfy, funny outfits so we’ll see how he goes.
If he gets too stressed we’ll just walk along the waterfront which he enjoys, but I think he might actually enjoy Pugoween.
What will your dog be this year? Send us your pics and ideas to be included in the gallery started below and our videos.
Be Careful, Stay Safe
Halloween is such a fun time of year. We all get to dress up and eat (or drink) treats. But it’s important to know that it can be a dangerous and stressful night for dogs.
- strangers come to the door and may ring the bell.
- unsafe goodies are everywhere.
- there is lots of commotion.
- costume may not be comfortable or safe.
Stay safe this Halloween by making sure your dog doesn’t escape out the door or ingest anything they shouldn’t including grapes, chocolate, chewing gum or sugar free candy (xylitol can be deadly), decorations, or costume pieces (contact a vet or the ASPCA Hotline immediately if they do).
Halloween is the second most common time for dogs to get lost after July 4th and a very common time for poisoning. See our post and video on what to do if your dog eats chocolate here.
If your dogs is Trick or Treating, make sure they only eat safe dogs treats (we recommend our local Bullwrinkles and Barnsdale Farms treats and chews)
For a full list of harmful food to keep away from your pet read our post HERE & for more halloween safety tips visit the ASPCA’s site HERE Remember : Safety first!
Halloween Pet Safety Tips
- Don’t leave your pet unsupervised or in a high traffic area. Consider ways to avoid stress.
- Watch the door if you are opening and closing and they are loose (we do not leave Kilo loose).
- Make sure their tags are up-to-date, detailed and on. Remember to license and microchip your pet and keep current. We are trying a new mobile tracker too this year attached to Kilo’s harness.
- Do not leave treats or snacks within reach. Kilo will steal chocolates – wrapper and all and has also gone after chewing gum and xylitol can kill.
- Choose pet clothing that is safe and fun. Make sure your dog can easily stand, sit, lie down, walk, and use the bathroom at any time if wearing a costume.
- If there are things sewn onto the outfit, your pet may try to eat them or chew them off and get really sick.
- Probably better not to, but make sure if you do take them out that they are wearing reflective collars and gear. Keep them on a leash during Halloween!
- If your pet doesn’t like getting dressed up, don’t force him or her. Opt for a simple bandana or collar or harness instead.
Here is a handy infographic to pin and share:
Kilo will be on his leash or in his crate with soft music away from the action while kids are trick or treating. Otherwise I know he might get into mischief as he did in this video.
Gallery of Top Halloween Costumes for your Dog
Featuring some Talent Hounds cuties and others posing in their best costumes and some suggestions from our business members!
Thing One, Thing Two
Fairy or Leprechaun
Dog Mob Boss and Gangsters
Pet Network fans
What’s your dog going to be this year? Share your photos and costume ideas with us!