PetSmart Launches Spooky New Costume Collection and Offers Tips for a Wicked Fun Halloween

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From Scary or Cute to Iconic or Classic, PetSmart's Latest Line of Halloween Costumes Offers Looks for Pets Big and Small

PHOENIX, Sept. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- PetSmart's newest Halloween collection gives pets of all sizes and personalities the chance to join in on the celebration with trendy costumes, toys and treats for dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish and even reptiles. Whether heading to a party, celebrating on social media or greeting trick-or-treaters at home, the collection gives all pet parents the chance to bring their pet in on the fun. And for those dressing up their pet, PetSmart has some tips on how to find the perfect costume fit.

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Pets looking to instill a little fear in their foes might opt for the Scary Clown, Dracula or Frankenstein costumes. Even bearded dragons can become tiny terrors for the night in a Skeleton costume or by joining a Biker squad.

For a cute and classic Halloween look, PetSmart offers the chance to transform into a Cowboy, Bumblebee or even a Banana. Guinea pig buddies and other small pets can go as Ketchup and Mustard or fly solo in a Unicorn costume.

Movie buffs will love this year's Darth Vader, Jedi and Princess Leia looks, or the more classic Dory and Nemo costumes. For comic book fans, pets can dress up as The Flash, Deadpool or even Wonder Woman. Those more inspired by modern heroes can pay homage in a Nurse outfit or Fireman costume.

PetSmart is also offering an array of fun treats and toys for pets that prefer to celebrate without a costume. Pet parents can spoil their pets with the new Witch Fingers Dog Treats and the Halloween Boo Cookies, or grab some fun toys like the Thrills & Chills Pumpkin Flattie toy or the Halloween Party Ball Cat Toy. Pet parents can also take part by decorating aquariums with a Pumpkin Trio or Davey Jones Locker ornament to bring their fish in on the festivities.

Regardless of the pet being dressed up, PetSmart's resident veterinarian, Jennifer Freeman, DVM, has some tips on how to ensure your pet is comfortable in their costume and able to celebrate stress-free.

Stress-Free Halloween Costume Tips for Pets

  • Take baby steps. Start with trying on a simple accessory, like a bandana. If your pet allows this and walks around with it for a few minutes, reward him with a treat and praise. Not all pets like wearing clothes and some may become stressed or agitated while wearing a costume this Halloween. However, many pets just need a little coaxing and positive reinforcement.

  • Ensure the costume is safe. Once you're able to dress your pet in a costume, it's important that it not limit movement allowing your pet to walk, bark, meow and see without difficulty. Also make sure there aren't any accessories attached that are easy to chew and/or swallow.

  • Consider the weather. Pets can overheat easily, so ensure their clothing is not too bulky or heavy if the weather is warm. Watch for elastic features around the paw area and be certain there is enough room around the widest area of the chest. If a pet can easily trip over the legs, try another type of clothing.

  • Reward with something tasty. After you put the apparel or costume on your pet, reward him with one of his favorite treats so he associates the costume with getting a snack.

  • Keep an eye on body language. Pets do an excellent job communicating through body language and letting you know if they're uncomfortable. Pay extra attention to your pet if attending parties or events with other pets as it can be difficult to notice if they're wearing a costume.

For more information, including PetSmart's full Halloween collection, visit petsmart.com/halloween.

About PetSmart

PetSmart LLC is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart's passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they, together, can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates and how we give back to our communities.

PetSmart operates approximately 1,650 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as more than 200 in-store PetSmart PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. The retailer provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and products, as well as services such as dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp™ and pet adoption.

PetSmart, PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities® of Canada work with nearly 4,000 animal welfare organizations to bring adoptable pets into stores so they have the best chance possible of finding a forever home. Through this in-store adoption program and other signature events, PetSmart has facilitated more than 9 million adoptions, more than any other brick-and-mortar organization.

Whether pet parents are looking for cute or spooky costumes, PetSmart offers pets of all sizes and personalities the chance to join in on the Halloween fun.
Whether pet parents are looking for cute or spooky costumes, PetSmart offers pets of all sizes and personalities the chance to join in on the Halloween fun.
Bearded dragons can have a wicked fun Halloween this year with PetSmart’s bearded dragon costume assortment.
Bearded dragons can have a wicked fun Halloween this year with PetSmart’s bearded dragon costume assortment.
PetSmart’s Halloween costume collection features a variety of costumes for cats including a delicious hot dog.
PetSmart’s Halloween costume collection features a variety of costumes for cats including a delicious hot dog.
PetSmart’s new Halloween collection features costumes for small pets like guinea pigs or bunnies.
PetSmart’s new Halloween collection features costumes for small pets like guinea pigs or bunnies.
Pets looking to instill fear into their foes can opt for a spooky clown costume from PetSmart’s 2021 Halloween collection.
Pets looking to instill fear into their foes can opt for a spooky clown costume from PetSmart’s 2021 Halloween collection.
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