Photos from the Alien Pet Costume Contest, Roswell, New Mexico

by Sheila Williams, A Traveling Pug Roswell, New Mexico was the location of the annual July UFO Festival weekend. We had to check it out—especially since one of the popular events was an Alien Pet Costume Contest. Saturday’s pet event attracted an enthusiastic crowd, despite temperatures in the high 90’s (plenty of water was available […]

Halloween Gifts: Sherpa GoDog Halloween Costumes

[iframe 420 315]   We are always looking for cute costumes for large dogs…both for our own big girls and for readers who have often written us asking about large-size clothes for dogs. We’re so happy to be reviewing GoDog Halloween costumes…ones that come in four sizes to accommodate even large pooches. We reviewed […]

Halloween Gifts: Spirit Halloween Dog Costumes

I have to admit that I’d seen Spirit Halloween stores–ones that pop up for the season–but had never been inside one until yesterday. We don’t have one in our town but the next town over, located on an interstate highway, there’s a big one so I went over to investigate the dog costumes. Spirit Halloween […]

Halloween Gifts: Martha Stewart Pets Pumpkin Costume

When we attended BlogPaws in late August, PetSmart gave us a selection of several of their new costumes to review. We received a Small size Pumpkin Costume, one of the many super cute costumes in the Martha Stewart Pets line at PetSmart. I just love the design of this hoodie…it’s made from a stretchable polyester […]

Halloween Tips: Dog Costumes

Do you dress your dog for Halloween? If so, it’s important to keep some safety tips in mind, just like you would if dressing a child for the occasion. We’ve got a special series of tips from Spooky Buddies, the Disney movie coming out on DVD on September 20. (We had the chance to attend […]

Turtle Creek Pet Costume Contest, Dallas, TX, Apr. 17, 2011

Dogs will sport their Easter finery at a pet costume contest at Lee Park in Dallas, Texas. It’s part of “Creek Craze,” an annual event sponsored by the Turtle Creek Association and the Lee Park/Arlington Hall Conservancy. You can register for the contest online or at the park on the day of the event, beginning […]

Spooktacular Canine Happy Hour & Costume Contest, Bethesda, MD, Oct. 26, 2010

DogCentric, a  dog-walking company in Bethesda, MD. will host its Spooktacular Canine Happy Hour and Costume Contest to raise funds for dogs in need. Prizes will be awarded for the best doggie costumes and  raffle tickets for a chance to win various prizes will be sold. DogCentric Dog Walking Services is a team of animal […]

DogTipper Poll: Halloween for Dogs

Does your dog have a Halloween costume? If you’re like almost half the DogTipper readers, the answer is no. Fourteen percent of you were undecided but 33 percent plan to be dressing their in purchased costumes while only six percent will be dressing their dog with a handmade costume. How about you? Please leave your […]

Happy Halloween from DogTipper

After going through the many exceptional photos entered in our dog Halloween costume contest–and attending several dog parades and costume contests in our area this month–we decided to try our hand at dog costuming here with our dogs, Tiki and Irie. First, an explanation: Tiki and Irie are not accustomed to doggie couture. Although Irie […]

Getting Your Dog Accustomed to Your Child’s Costume

Halloween can be a scary time for dogs. People look different, they’re coming to the door all night yelling “Trick or Treat,” and the whole atmosphere is just downright spooky. You’ll be taking extra precautions with your dog on Halloween but one aspect of the holiday you may overlook is your own child’s costume! Spooky […]