Just like your human children, pets might try to wiggle out of their costumes the first year lol. You know what I mean, right! So the idea is laugh, enjoy, make it fun, play with it (but if they are really scared, don't force it). Each pet likes different style costumes. Some love hats, some hate hats. Some wear the big full costumes. Some want just a cape. Most important is to make it for the whole family; create part of your Halloween ritual just for them. Mine trick-or-treat to the other rooms of the house (cats and hamsters can't go door-to-door outside). My relatives go into other rooms, close the door. We dress-up, and go knock on the door. Their excitement for trick-or-treating is an amazing thing to experience. Relatives open the door, I say trick or treat for them :) They get pooh and aaahs just like human kids, and a small bag with pet-safe goodies and toys. It's so much fun, for the whole family! Please, enjoy it!
Frog Costume for Cats and Dogs from PetSmart 2013
|Trying on... Too big! but very pretty!|
Too much hanging fabric can get snagged and your pet can get hung up! Too long - they can trip! They need to be able to jump and walk safely. (But don't go so tight fitting that they can't breathe, either!)
Bri in the Rapunzel costume from PetSmart 2017
|Hi, I'm Sandy Stahlman, and this is my family :) Happily, I received my formal training in animal enrichment and play at the San Francisco Zoo, the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute, and at the Marin WildCare and Terwilliger Education Center. Beyond that, I am an Animal Communication specialist, trained in both vocal and gestural language usage, and in interspecies telepathic communication (aka "whispering"). Informally, Apaches, Brianna Marie, and Harley the Kid keep me busy coming up with new ideas and projects to keep them content, growing, and playful. I no longer do any professional work, but my children beam such joy when they put on clothing, that we wanted to share their family photos with the world; hope your pet family has this much fun with it, too! xo!|
Boo! Now give me a treat lol, or trick you I will!
Doing the pigeon!
Our Bri as PumpkinCutiePie
Indoor Trick-or-Treating 2015
Apache T - Monstober 2015|
Indoor Trick-or-Treat Costume Day