Did any of you know that on January 14th it was “Dress Up Your Pet Day”? I had no idea.
Here is a little more info about how this came to be an actual day:
National Dress Up Your Pet Day was founded in 2009 by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Behaviorist, Colleen Paige, as a fun way to promote the need for adoption, celebrate our beloved pets and to help support the pet retail business like neighborhood pet stores (the puppy-free ones) local artisans, knitters and pet photographers who can use days like this to showcase their craft.
“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” says Paige. 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.
Make sure that your pet can see and hear properly and that they aren’t wearing something that might overheat them or incorporate any parts that they may chew off and swallow. You may also want to include more treats and toys into your activities to make it a truly enjoyable experience for your beloved furry ones! And remember….never dress your pet with real fur and ADOPT! DON’T SHOP!”
What is your favorite outfit for your dog?