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It’s National Dress Up Your Pet Day

Who says you can only force your four-legged friend into a humiliating costume on Oct. 31?

By Vetstreet Jan 14, 2013 3:43PM
Time to dig out your pet’s Halloween costume, because today we’re celebrating National Dress Up Your Pet Day.

Photo: Andrew Teman, FlickrOf course, you don’t have to put him in a Halloween costume — this holiday is not so limiting. You could just dress Fido or Fluffy up in a T-shirt or sweater. Even a tiny hat would suffice.

Or, how about a designer coat? Whatever attire you decide to put on your animal today, just be sure to take plenty of pictures and share them with us on our Facebook.

National Dress Up Your Pet Day was founded in 2009 by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Behaviorist, Colleen Paige. It is sponsored by the Animal Miracle Network as a fun way to celebrate our beloved pets and to support the pet fashion community.

"It's important to remember though, that it's not, however, a day to disrespect our pets with uncomfortable, vulgar and/or seasonally inappropriate costumes for the sake of a laugh or photo shoot," Paige is quoted on her website. "Have fun with your pets by dressing them in cute outfits and safe costumes - but keep your pet's comfort level in mind when involving him/her in this fun novelty day."

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Photo: Andrew Teman, Flickr
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23Comments
Jan 14, 2013 7:32PM
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They like it! It brings attention and love and pets and they know when they look good! My mom makes my dog's clothes and costume. Last year she was a purple crayon. 
Jan 14, 2013 7:05PM
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I bought a t shirt that said 'stud muffin' for my jack russell.  When I put it on him, he just went catatonic.  He wouldn't move a muscle, just laid there all stiff.
Jan 14, 2013 7:03PM
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I much prefer a dog's natural outfit.

Jan 14, 2013 6:47PM
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I have greyhounds who have light natural fur and no body fat, so I do put coats on them to keep them warm if we walk in very-cold weather.  To me, that is a necessity.  But other than that or some protective gear for hunting dogs, I think people who put silly costumes on their pets have a screw loose.  Most animals already have a natural outfit they wear, and putting costumes on them makes them uncomfortable and makes you look childish and silly.
Jan 14, 2013 6:44PM
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Not for my dogs.

They are Blue Merled Toy Australian Shepheds.

They have the most beautiful coats in the world.

I would never cover them up.

 

Jan 14, 2013 6:43PM
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Get real already will'ya...What's next? take your fish to work?
Jan 14, 2013 6:43PM
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I tried to put a green argyle sweater on my chocolate lab.  You should have seen his face!  It was like it sucked all of his dignity out of him.  His eyes dropped, his ears drooped and his shoulders slumped!  I took it off of him immediately and gave him a pig's ear (his favorite treat) and donated the sweater to a dog that enjoys that kind of thing!!
Jan 14, 2013 6:35PM
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Now they seem to have a day for everything...  How about declaring tomorrow a pick-your-nose-allday Day. ?

 

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