Boo!! Scared you didn’t I? It’s spooky season and Halloween is upon us. That means it’s time to dress up in your favourite costume and hit the town! But what about your pooch? We at Kabo wanted to know if pet owners include their dogs in the Halloween festivities because nothing says spooky like a chihuahua in a spider costume or a beagle in a witch hat!
We surveyed a group of 2000 Canadian pet owners to find out if dog parents dress up their furbabies for Halloween. The answer was an astounding YES! Results of the survey showed that 65% of pet owners choose to dress up their dog for halloween. So what are you dressing Fido up as for the big night?
Scary or cute? If you’re unsure of what costume suits your dog, here are some fun dog costumes that we think will have any doggo looking fur-ocious! According to The Canine Journal, these are going to be the most trendy dog costumes of 2021:
All of the fun of a traditional Jack-o-lantern, but instead of pumpkin seeds it’s your favorite furry friend on the inside.
- Hot Dog
A staple of any wiener dogs’ wardrobe, perfect for Halloween tricks!
If your pup is super, let them be themselves in this mask and cape ensemble.
- Bumble bee
A fan favorite since the bee-movie. Watch-out though, dog-bees are hard to catch, especially for bath time!
Set your dog to spooky with this simple ghost costume. To prevent injury, make sure they can walk in it and not trip.
Elegant bat wings are perfect for that spooky vibe.
From a good dog to a scary lion in moments. You’ll have everyone fooled!
No Halloween would be complete without a proper witch-dog! A simple hat and cape can transform your pup into a spell casting mage.
Perfect if your dog is full of the devil. Simple horns and wings and the look is complete.
Batdog! Ready to bring Gotham criminals to justice, with the help of a few treats first.
Don’t have the dough to spend on a dog Halloween costume? That’s okay! DIY costumes are always another great option. Utilizing supplies you have around the house and your creativity, you can create a costume that is truly unique and chic! Here are a few ideas from the Daily Paws to get you started:
- Martini glass
Supplies: Dog cone, ruler or wood dowling, foam sphere, craft paint
- Lego brick
Supplies: Shoe box (or cardboard box that fits your dog’s size), craft paint, red solo cups
- Harry Potter
Supplies: Red & yellow yarn, crochet hook (or you can also purchase a scarf on amazon), black pipe cleaner
Supplies: Large size pipe cleaners
Supplies: Tulle, small craft rope, small rubber ducky
If you need a little more guidance, we all have an easy tutorial on how to turn your fur-baby into a beanie baby!
Trick or Treat! …. Wait did you say treat?! There’s always good snacks to be had on Halloween but unfortunately most of these are not dog friendly. For their safety, keep your dog out of the chocolate and candy and this could make them very sick. Instead give them Canadian sourced, commercially available dog treats or try and make your own! See the video below for an awesome recipe for spooky bone shaped banana and oatmeal cookies!
If your dog is on a strict diet, try giving them diced fruits and veggies! You can even make it more enticing with a dab of peanut butter or a splash of bone broth.
Hope you and your dog have a spooktacular Halloween! And don’t forget to share your crazy canine costumes with us on social media!