Dog Halloween: What to Wear and Where to Wear It – Guide to Spooky Pet Fun

Last year, Victor celebrated Halloween as Sushi. That’s right. A cute piece of sushi that served as both puffy jacket while he walked a strike picket line with me (yup) and weathered the rain at a Halloween Dog Walk fundraiser along Hamilton, Ontario’s Bay Front Park.

This Halloween, we shake it up. He’s a unicorn. 

Yes, thanks to the folks at Pet Krewe pet costumes for sending us a unicorn costume to review, Victor is feeling magical and mythical. Designed in New Oreleans, Pet Krewe sailor_head_tilt_largeoffers an assortment of holiday pet costumes from sailors to spiders, pirates to Santa Clause and some for cats too!

It took me a few tries to figure out these costume head pieces have two draw strings – one for around the neck and one for around he face. You need to tighten both for the costume to stay on.

Plus, not being one to follow instructions, I initially missed some helpful hints on the package: tie the cords prior to putting the custom on … tie the cords into bows after you’ve got the hat in place. We’ll give that a try trick or treating.

In the meantime …. here’s some of Victor’s friends ‘unleashing the parade’ and giving Pet Krewe Unicorn Costume a try:

Buster, the farm dog, good-natured about the experience, but was having nothing to do with getting dressed up….

Sasha, Victor’s best gal pal was characteristically easy-going, indulgent and willing to poise as a mythical half elk, half unicorn creature of lore….

Looking for some Halloween pet fun in Southern Ontario this spooky month? 
  • PetsMart stores across Ontario, including Ancaster, Ontario, hosts its annual Halloween Spooktacular, October 20, 2018, 12 – 3pm. Dress up your pet for the parade and photo op!
  • Spoil the Dog in St. Jacobs is hosting a pet Halloween Party, Oct 21, 2018, 1- 4pm at 4 Hachborn Street W., St. Jacobs, Ontario
  • The Holl-o-ween Boston Terrier Meet Up & Fundraiser (you don’t have to be a Boston) is Oct. 27, 2018, 1 – 4pm  at the Barks ‘n Rec, Mississauga, Ontario
For more great dog events across Canada, checkout out our Dog Event Page
For more great dog events across the USA, checkout our NEW USA Dog Event Page.

Here’s a list of more Dog-friendly Halloween inspired pet events across the US this month, thanks to our friends at DogTipper.


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  2. the photos are darling…but…I never dress up Dakota because he will have none of it!!! lol!

    1. The black and white farm dog as not having it… but my dog gets cold easily and actually doesn’t mind being dressed up

  3. Shantal Woolsey · · Reply

    Can you recall? Were/Where — unless the pun was “were”wolves…

    Sent from my iPhone


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