Celebrate National Dress Up Your Pet Day on January 14th. The day was founded by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Behaviorist, Colleen Paige, in 2009. The day is celebrated worldwide as a way to promote the need for pet adoption and to support pet businesses and artisans such as pet clothes knitters and pet photographers. National Dress Up Your Pet Day is also a great time to show your pet how much they are loved and spend time doing something fun and special with them. Dogs, cats, horses, pigs, and other pets have enjoyed this unique day with their owners in the past.
Here are a few tips and reminders for picking out your pet’s outfits and costumes.
- Keep your pet’s comfort in mind.
- Make sure the outfit is appropriate for the season and weather in your area.
- You also want to be sure all clothing is safe for your pet to wear. This includes checking for any parts that your pet may try to chew or swallow as this could lead to illness or injury. Don’t put your pet in anything that might overheat them and make sure that your pet can see and hear properly once they are placed in the costume.
We’d love to see pictures of your dressed-up pet uploaded to the Dress Up Your Pet post on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HealingSprings. You can also share your pictures on the National Dress Up Your Pet Day Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dressupyourpets