It’s so tempting isn’t it? Your adorable furry family members + Pet Halloween Costumes = pure brilliance.
Warn you, I did not.
Pet Halloween Costumes:
Yes We Should Dress Up Our Pets
***This will be Part 1 in a Two Part Blog where we discuss the pros and cons of dressing up our pets for Halloween. This post will not be about why we shouldn’t or the negative implications of doing so. This is solely about why Pet Halloween Costumes and dressing them up is fun and a good idea. ***
It’s just feels right during Halloween for a family to include their pets. With all forums of social media being avenues to showcase how wonderful your Pet Halloween Costumes are, most people may only dress up their pets for the photo op, and the picture could live in infamy or even go viral. There are many genius ideas out there with amazing execution. These opportunities will bring us joy and a smile every time we see our pets captured in time or the image pops up in our mind. Here are some reasons why we should dress up our pets for more than just the photo op.
This Huffington Post article from a few years ago showcases the best of the best. May these drive your creativity with the expectation is that a few chuckles and smiles will escape you.
The Cute Factor
Aside from maybe the first few Halloween’s of a child’s life, dressing up in Pet Halloween Costumes undeniably make the cutest photos ever.
And of course dogs…
We call all agree that the pets represented in these photos are a “ten” on the cuteness scale. Who could resist these furry family members walking up to the door for a treat?
Our Pets Like to Be Included
Pets are increasingly becoming more involved within our families. More and more pet parents are including them in most activities, and our pets appreciate it. Dogs especially, welcome an additional sense of responsibility; if taking your children trick or treating, it’s favorable to bring your furry family members along. It gets them out for exercise and they aren’t left home alone, reacting to the doorbell every few minutes for a few hours. This can be incredibly stressful, and every living animal deserves less stress in their lives.
Think of all the themes you can come up with!
Think about how a dog must feel when they see humans, especially small ones dressed up as them! What an honor it must be for our furry family members.
One important thing to think about is this quote from Woofipedia, “But proponents say their dogs love it, and some dogs appear to really enjoy dressing up and going out with their owners to Halloween parades and other holiday pageants. Some trainers add that teaching your dogs to wear costumes is a smart idea. A dog who is comfortable in elf shoes, hats, and big fluffy collars will be more accepting of medical wraps and therapeutic devices, such as booties to protect a wounded paw or the dreaded Elizabethan collar.”
Dressing them up for Halloween may have positive long term benefits.
How do you dress up your pets for Halloween? Share your thoughts with us.