By definition the phrase ‘put on the dog’ means to get dressed up, and on one day each January couture-conscious canines take the term to heart as they– and our other four-legged friends– let their fashion flag fly during a day of dogged devotion to trend-setting, and tail-wagging, style.
Whether their wardrobe is red carpet-worthy, Halloween-themed or simply cold weather wear (like Tiki’s Kurgo Portsmouth Walking Coat, above), the common thread which binds all pet apparel is the love behind each look. Dress up time can be bonding moments between pet parents and their pups, who enjoy lapping up attention when they see all of the grins they receive when they show off their garment. (Note: No fashionista on two feet or four should ever suffer for style. Make sure that all pet outfits are safe and comfortable for your runway-ready Rover.)
Established in 2009 by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Behaviorist Colleen Paige, National Dress Up Your Pet Day is celebrated each January 14th.