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Cutest Pet Costumes?

Cutest Pet Costumes?

Does your pet participate in Halloween? Send us your ‘Cute Pet in Costume’ photos and your pet(s) could be featured in one of our upcoming slideshows!

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4:01AM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

Some dogs don't seem to mind dressing up to please their owners. The cute puli (?) dog in the picture above doesn't seem to mind his silly hat and tie. The bulldog in the fright wig looks totally embarrassed.

The ONLY cat we know who looks good in clothes is our friend, "Hank for Senate". Ties are expected attire for the campaign trail, so we make an exception for him. Normally we cats eschew such silliness, because we are PURRFECT as is!

(Note: CeeJay does have a picture somewhere of my late great-great-great uncle Mitt (yes, his REAL name!), a handsome tuxedo cat, with a red bow on top of his head! Sigh, too much catnip will do that to the most sedate and regal among us!)

5:38AM PDT on Sep 19, 2012

The pets surely feel embarrassed.

5:55AM PDT on Aug 31, 2012

Sorry. I think it's horrible and unfair to the animal concerned, though obviously many humans,women andchildren in particular, think it's "adorable."

6:28AM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

I bought my dog a tie today for our celebration of a birthday. I know it's silly, but it is cute to see pets in costume.

3:06AM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

so very cute.

10:16PM PDT on Oct 29, 2011

Nicely said Karolina G. My pets would hate wearing a costume, and I'm not saying every pet feels the same, but I find it so silly looking overall. Many pets hate rain boots and jackets too (mine does). I don't think it embarrasses them (I find that a very anthropomorphic idea) so much as annoys the heck out of them and stresses them out. If the pet doesn't mind, then have at it, I guess. But it's selfish to put something on your pet if it doesn't like it. Americans will spend over $300 million on pet costumes this Halloween (see: That is a national travesty. What the heck are our priorities? I'm definitely not saying this is the only area of wanton Halloween waste by any means, but come on, $300 million on one holiday alone for dog bumble bee antennae? The dog doesn't care about this stuff and would be happier with a toy stuffed animal from Goodwill. If all those people took the money they spent on this junk and donated it to an animal shelter (or fed one of the millions of starving people in the world--or both!), think of the real good it could create instead of just being an itchy annoyance on their pet's back or whatever for one night a year.

12:36AM PDT on Oct 23, 2011

Thanks for the article.

2:51PM PDT on Oct 20, 2011

I realize mine is not a popular opinion in some circles. But please read further before jumping to conclusions.

Pets aren't humans. Unlike an adult human, or even a child, your pet can't tell you with words how they feel about being dressed up. But it's a sure bet if they are trying like crazy to get those tuxedo trousers off, they don't like them. They may be itchy and overheating. It may feel confining. It may even be terrifying.

Also, adult dogs who weren't dressed up as puppies will rarely find the experience enjoyable, so you should respect that as well. Ever notice the dogs never look amused?

This is about your pet. Consider them first and your own desires second. It's hard to go wrong that way.

9:58PM PDT on Oct 19, 2011

I think Halloween is a great time to dress up the doggies and take them for a NICE looooonggg walk throughout the neighborhood. They get to exercise, release pent-up tension, and socialize with all the kiddos. Not to mention, the kiddos love it too!

6:05PM PDT on Oct 19, 2011

I would NEVER in a million years embarrass my dog,or any other animal like that! Coat for the winter is ok and needed,but ...

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