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Keeping Pets Safe on Halloween

Gina the Rabbi and Sanchez the Bumblebee

While it can be very fun for humans to dress up their dogs, many dogs don’t prefer it, and some hate it. Please don’t force your dog to wear a Halloween costume if they don’t enjoy it. While Sanchez and Gina don’t love wearing costumes, they are always extremely well paid for doing so. In addition to their favorite treats, they also were allowed playtime with visitors, something they absolutely love.

Will your pets be part of your Halloween activities this year? Do they enjoy wearing costumes? Feel free to add any safety tips of your own in a comment below.

Have you seen the new Adoptable Pets page on Care2? Please also share with your friends. We’d love your help in finding homes for these adorable animals!

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Lisa Spector

Lisa Spector is a concert pianist, Juilliard graduate, and canine music expert. She is co-founder of Through a Dog's Ear, the first music clinically demonstrated to calm the canine nervous system. Their new high-tech pet gadget, iCalmDog, is the portable solution to canine anxiety. Lisa shares her home and her heart with her two "career change" Labrador Retrievers from Guide Dogs for the Blind, Sanchez and Gina. Follow Lisa's blog here.


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2:51AM PDT on Jul 10, 2015

Some good tips here. I'm not a fan of trick-or-treating and neither are most pets.

5:51AM PDT on Jun 25, 2014

thanks for sharing

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6:43AM PDT on Oct 31, 2013

Looking at that photo, some of them need keeping safe from their barmy owners.

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2:13AM PDT on Oct 31, 2013

Thanks.....these are some great tips.

1:30AM PDT on Oct 31, 2013

thanks for posting

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