Dress up Your Pet for Halloween
Well, plenty of dogs had the opportunity to strut their stuff at the annual Thomson Park Day in Middletown, New Jersey. They called it the Strut Your Mutt competition, and it’s a whole lot of fun.
Maybe you’ve even thought about dressing up your pooch this year. If you’re looking for some incredible costume ideas, we are about to share plenty of pictures of the event. Take a look at your favorites and think about dressing up your dog based on one of these styles.
And not only that…
You might as well dress up every one of your pets. Halloween is not just for black cats these days. Pets love getting in on the act. So think about dressing up as a pirate for Halloween this year and bring your favorite green parrot along as part of the ensemble.
Or maybe you have something else in mind. The sky’s the limit when it comes to pet Halloween costumes for large dogs, pet Halloween costumes for small dogs and dressing up your furry friends for this wonderful holiday. Be open-minded and creative and you’re bound to come up with a fantastic costume idea that you’ll truly love and enjoy. See some safety tips here
Let’s take a look at some of the pictures and more information right now…
Monmouth County Parks spokeswoman Karen Livingstone said more than 10,500 people attended this year’s festival, about the same as last year. However, she said this year she has seen more dogs.
“I think it’s growing – each year there are more and more dogs. [It’s] very popular for pet owners,” Livingstone said.
Livingstone said new balloon rides were added and she hadn’t heard any complaints throughout the day.
“The staff has been adding different events and things for children to do,” Livingstone said. “It’s a family, fun event … we’re celebrating fall and Halloween, and it’s the perfect place to come for families.”
Friends of the Parks Executive Director Maria Wojciechowski said this year is the ninth Strut Your Mutt show at Thompson Park Day, where dogs are dressed in a variety of costumes and go before a panel of judges to compete. The $15 entry fee goes to the Friends of the Parks non-profit organization.
“It’s a beautiful day so people really like to come out for something like this,” Wojciechowski said.
This year, approximately 100 dogs participated, up by about 25 dogs from last year, she said. The county Sheriff’s Office also put on a demonstration.
“The Monmouth County Parks offers something for everybody, no matter what you like to do,” Wojciechowski said.
Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso announced at the Strut Your Mutt competition and was impressed by the costumes.
“The ingenuity of people participating in a day like today is Monmouth County,” DiMaso said. “I’m happy that we’re using the parks the way we need to use them and people are here enjoying the park system.”
DiMaso also praised the parks department for putting together the festival and noted that it drew people from beyond Monmouth County.
“The parks department always does a fantastic job and it’s an honor that the friends of the park take so much good care of the parks,” DiMaso said. “We’re happy to share our beautiful Monmouth County with whoever wants to share it with us.” Read more here
That was pretty neat, right? I’m sure you have a number of great Halloween costume ideas for your pets. Whether you decide to dress your pet up or not, it’s always fun to look at the cute and funny pictures of animals dressed up for this big, scary day!
Have you ever dressed up your pets in any interesting Halloween costumes? We’d love to hear about them. And better yet, send us some pictures and we will post them on the website along with your story.