January 14th – Happy National Dress Up Your Pet Day!

photoJanuary 14th is National Dress Up Your Pet Day! If your four-legged friend has an impeccable sense of style, then what better day to show it off than this one?

Here are some of the many fun things you and your pet can do to celebrate National Dress Up Your Pet Day.

* First of all, think about your dog’s personality. Is he a ball of energy or more laid back? Dress him up according to his characteristics. If your pet is outgoing and playful, try a loud tie, a clown costume, or even a tutu. If he’s calm and relaxed, how about a hoodie or a hip hop style outfit? Also, don’t forget the accessories! Attach faux jewels or pearls on your pet’s collar and leash.

* Wear matching outfits with your dog! This can be a little trickier, but if you know how to sew, you can make the garments yourself.

* Throw a party and invite all the pets from around the neighborhood. Don’t forget to serve all their favorite snacks and treats. An event like this can get a little messy, though, so it’s best to have it in the backyard or at a local park.

* Organize a pet dress up parade with your fellow pet owners. This is a great way for proud fur parents to display their “children”! It can be chilly in January, so make sure that all the animals are dressed warmly.

Whatever you decide to do, make sure you dress your pet in an outfit that’s not only stylish, but also comfortable and warm enough for these cold winter months.

My personal experience with last year’s National Dress Up Your Pet Day was really fun! I had my French Bulldog wear a sweatshirt with bunny ears on the hood, and we went to a nearby park where there was a party with games and activities for the animals, which of course included a best costume contest.

I highly recommend taking lots of pictures as well as some videos so you can remember this day and how adorable your pet looks in his outfit!

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