There is truly a holiday for everyone. This one might be the silliest yet – National Dress Up Your Pet Day.

Founded in 2009 by animal behaviorist Colleen Paige, National Dress Up Your Pet Day caters to the pampered pet owners who aren’t content just to treat their pets well, but to dress them well too.

Dress Up Your Pet Day is an opportunity to wow the neighbors, and to unleash the inner diva of your favorite pooch or Persian. Why not go the extra mile, and get the little guy or gal something to match your finest glad rags? That way you can both dress to impress and really set some trends!

Costumes can be as simple as a bandanna…

…or as elaborate as a custom costume. From cats and dogs, to domesticated pigs, you and your dog can both gnash on your chicken wings while you root for your favorite team.

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Sci-Fi fans can mix their love of Star Wars and dogs.

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Maybe a milestone you want to celebrate…

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…or you might just be feeling like a superhero.

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Please remember to keep your pets safe and comfortable in the pet clothing and costumes that you choose.

Tips for dressing up your pet:

  • If your pet just doesn’t like dressing up, let them sit this holiday out.
  • Be sure it fits. Restricting movement or ability to breathe can cause injury or illness.
  • Many pets like to chew. Avoid loose or dangling pieces which can cause choking hazards.

Dress up your pet day is all about perfecting your pooch. What are you waiting for? Grab your sweaters and get your pets dressed up! Share how you and your pup celebrated National Dress Up Your Pet on the comments down below. Oh, and if you’re going to make them suffer through getting dressed up, don’t forget to have a pocket full of tasty dog treats ready!

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