This Monday – Pawticipate & Celebrate – January 14th, 2013 is National Dress Up Your Pet Day

January 14th, 2013 National Dress Up Your Pet Day

 

National Dress Up Your Pet Day was founded in 2009 by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Behaviorist, Colleen Paige , and sponsored by the Animal Miracle Network as a fun way to celebrate our beloved pets and to support the pet fashion community.

“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.

Excerpted from http://www.dressupyourpetday.com/about.htm

 

It’s sense of style? Today is the perfect opportunity to break out the bejeweled collars, sassy sweaters, and fashion accessories.

Fido’s and Fluffys across America celebrate by getting all dolled up in their very best doggy duds and feline frocks. And just in case you or your furry friend are having a “ruff” day, with some simple planning you can even wear matching outfits in honor of this special day. Then head outside and go for a stroll out on the town or walk around the “bark.” And if you are lucky enough to live in warmer climates, why not go for a cruise in the convertible with the top down. You’re sure to be the cat’s meow or top dog in town!

http://www.examiner.com/article/happy-national-dress-up-your-pet-day-

 

Editorial Opinion:

We here at AMTCTD blog realize some pet owners vehemently oppose the idea and the act of dressing pets up in clothes. We can respect that choice; we just don’t share it. Responsibly interacting with your pet in this way is fine by us. Making sure the clothes or accessories you put on your dog or cat, or ferret, or mouse, etc. fit properly, do not encumber their mobility, and are comfortable is a perfectly legitimate way to express your love and bond with your pet, in our opinion. Granted some pets will not tolerate any of this; and for those animals this isn’t a wise choice. But there are many who will tolerate it, and even dare I suggest – like it. As a pet owner, you should know your own animal and you can tell whether this is okay with them. We often put sweaters or coats on our dogs and cats to make sure they are warm enough during cold weather. Dressing them up for the sheer fun is not that different. Both you and your pet can enjoy National Dress Up Your Pet Day..just make sure you are both on the same page! And Have Fun!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Caution – Disclaimer

It is important to remember that while dressing pets in cute costumes or outrageous outfits can be loads of fun, it is important to keep their safety and well-being in mind. Check apparel/costumes for possible choking hazards. Ensure the items fit comfortably and do not restrict their breathing. Depending where you live, make sure your pet’s outfit is weather-appropriate for your neck-of-the-woods.

 

Chazz Wears His Sunday Work in Da Garden Floppy Hat

Chazz Wears His Sunday Work in Da Garden Floppy Hat

About adoptedmom

Adopted Dog Mommy having an adventure with her new buddy, pal, fur-baby, Chazz the Terrier Shibu Ina mix.

Posted on January 12, 2013, in Adopted Mom To Chazz, MuttMania, Pure Chazz, Social Networking and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. oh Chazz, you’re not RILLY gonna let mom do that to you – are you? We think our claws might come out at the first suggestion…! MOL!

  2. Allie: Speak for yourself boyz. I like my bling and mani/pedi! *pats coif* Bring it!

  3. I think that’s some great advice. I personally don’t think it’s a bad thing to dress up your pet. My dog loves to wear sweaters actually. My rat on the other hand… I wouldn’t even know what kind of clothes to put on her much less expect them to stay on for more than 10 seconds lol.

  4. Pawsome, Chazz. I wore my bandana all day, except for when I went out to play frisbee, ‘cos I get hot and then go swimming.

  5. It’s actualy a great website thanks for it!

  6. But this haunting holiday may be more scary than amusing for your pets. While silly costumes and games are fun for people, companion animals aren’t used to constant doorbell-ringing, and the general hustle-and-bustle in our homes this time of year.

    • Here at AMTCTD Blog we don’t support dressing your dog in full costumes. Hats and accessories do the job just as well, without encumbering the mobility of your pet.

      AdoptedMom

  7. There are now many stores that carry Halloween costumes for pets. For ideas of where to buy costumes, see ” Find the Perfect Halloween Costumes for Pets ” by Amy Curran. However, not everyone has a pet that fits into the sizes sold in stores. Other people want something a bit more creative. You don’t need to know how to sew or anything to create a costume for your pet. You can also save money by reusing something you already have.

  8. The pet store Petco wants to capture lots of images of all those dressed-up pets — and encourage shopping for pet costumes at its stores — with its “Howloween Make a Scene” photo contest where a $5,000 prize is being offered for the best pet costume photo.

  9. There are now many stores that carry Halloween costumes for pets. For ideas of where to buy costumes, see ” Find the Perfect Halloween Costumes for Pets ” by Amy Curran. However, not everyone has a pet that fits into the sizes sold in stores. Other people want something a bit more creative. You don’t need to know how to sew or anything to create a costume for your pet. You can also save money by reusing something you already have.

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