What to Do with Pets on Halloween

Halloween is a fun time for people and pets alike! Most people think they need to leave their pet with a sitter overnight or will have to stay home to keep it company. However, there are plenty of fun activities to involve your pet in if you look for them! Halloween opens up a whole slew of opportunities to bond with your animal. That said, here is what you should do with pets on Halloween. 

Try Dressing up in Fun Costumes

Depending on your pet’s willingness to dress up, this can be a great way to spend your night. There are plenty of costumes that go with every kind of animal. This means that whether you go trick-or-treating or pass out candy, you’re bound to impress those who see your pet. 

You could also do a pet and owner costume pair! Finding outfits that complement each other can be a good way to incorporate yourself if you desire to dress up this year. For example, you could go as Todo and Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz or a pirate and their parrot. There are plenty of ideas you can find with just a little research, most of which you can make at home. 

Activities for You and Your Pet to Enjoy

If you want to forego costumes this year, then there are plenty of fun things to do that don’t involve dressing up. If your pet can go outside freely, take them to a pumpkin patch and let them roam around. You can also set up a pet playdate with one of your friends. Look for opportunities for you and your animal, and find stuff you can do together. 

Make Your Own Fun by Staying at Home

If you don’t want to deal with the crowds on Halloween or your pet doesn’t handle people well, stay home. Despite how it may sound at first, there are plenty of great activities you can do all in the comfort of your house. As mentioned, you and your pet could pass around candy and dog treats. However, if that’s not quite your style, try some spooky-themed activities. Try to carve a pumpkin to look like your animal. This can be tricky at first, but it pays off once you’re done. You and your pet could also watch a scary movie together. This won’t require much physical activity, so if your pet is low-key, this might be the way to go. 

You could also host a Halloween pet party at your house and invite your friends. This gives you and your animal a chance to socialize without going anywhere. You could take it one step further by incorporating a costume party! No matter what you choose, you can be sure to enjoy this Halloween with your pet with these few suggestions. Happy Halloween!

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