What Will Your Dog Be For Halloween?


Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in America and many people want to include their pets in the celebration.  According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), about 23 million people will buy Halloween costumes and accessories for their pets this year, spending an estimated $350 million. 

According to the NRF’s annual survey, the most popular costumes this year are pumpkin, hot dog, devil, bumble bee and cat.

Kathy Grannis, NRF’s senior director of media relations, says that people really want to include their furry friends in Halloween celebration, and Amanda Tingley, senior director of merchandising at PetSmart, confirms that a lot of dogs will participate in this year’s trick or treat.

“Pets are part of the family, just like our human children, and people are finding out that the holiday is even more fun when they pets are also involved. A lot of pet parents don’t have human children at home and this is a way for them to participate in the holiday, too.”

And, animal trainer Mikkel Becker advises pet owners to choose costumes that are easy to put on and take off.

“It’s really important to make sure you dog or cat isn’t stressed by the experience. If they appear to be stressed or frightened, you need to take off the costume right away.”

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