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 dogâ€™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 heâ€™s calm and relaxed, how about a hoodie or a hip hop style outfit? Also, donâ€™t forget the accessories! Attach faux jewels or pearls on your petâ€™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. Donâ€™t forget to serve all their favorite snacks and treats. An event like this can get a little messy, though, so itâ€™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 â€œchildrenâ€! 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 thatâ€™s not only stylish, but also comfortable and warm enough for these cold winter months.
My personal experience with last yearâ€™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!