Have a Little Fashion Fun
January 14 is National Dress Up Your Pet Day! We know you’re just as excited as we are to show off your pet’s impeccable sense of style. Today is the perfect opportunity for our four-legged friends to let their fashion flag fly.
Furry Happiness has just the fashion collection your pet needs as we are devoted to trendsetting, tail-wagging style! Any of the merchandise is perfect for dogs of all breeds and are great present ideas for students, alumni, graduates, athletes, dad, mom, boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, husband, son, daughter, kids, co-workers, boss, pets, grandpa, grandma, friends, and neighbors.
You can get all sorts of dog clothes and accessories like collars or leashes; plus décor options too! Try our high-quality dog jerseys, t-shirts, hoodies, jackets, sweaters, and vests that have officially licensed designs for teams in the NFL, NCAA, MLB, NCAA, MLS, and NHL, along with also military-friendly designs and other adorable prints.
The History of National Dress Up Your Pet Day
In 2009, celebrity pet lifestyle expert and animal behaviorist Colleen Paige created the “howl-day” to encourage pet parents to have fun with their dogs, cats, and other pets by dressing them up in cute outfits and costumes.
She writes, “It’s important to remember though, that it’s not, however, a day to disrespect our pets with uncomfortable, vulgar and/or seasonally inappropriate costumes for the sake of a laugh or photoshoot.” Dressing up should always be about bonding with your furry friend, never a miserable or unsafe experience for them.
The Perfect ‘National Dress Up Your Pet Day’ Outfit
When dressing your dog or cat in head-to-toe couture, we have the perfect styles to check out.
The Leprechaun Pet Dog Costume by Rubie's Costume Co. is the most hilarious and lucky costume you will ever put on your dog! Perfect for St. Paddy’s Day coming up in a couple of months.
Feel patriotic no matter the holiday with a Patriotic Pooch Pet Dog Costume.
Looking for something simpler? Or maybe you’re just an avid sports fan who loves to match with their pet. Whatever the case may be, you’ll definitely enjoy a sports-friendly yet practical Pet Dog Baseball Hat and a comfortably soft Polar Fleece Pet Dog Hoodie.
How to Have a Safe Pet Fashion Show
Whether it’s a cozy warm sweater, a sophisticated jacket, or even an adorable costume, tons of animal lovers will be playing dress-up on this super exciting holiday. However, we must consider our pets’ comfort and safety.
Although National Dress Up Your Pet Day is a light-hearted celebration, dogs and cats shouldn’t have to suffer in the discomfort for their owner’s amusement. You know your pet better than anyone. So, if they don’t like to wear clothes, then a simple bandana or bow will suffice. Anything that isn’t too distracting will likely keep them happy yet still looking cute for the holiday!
Garments should always be breathable, easy to see/hear/eat out of, and can be worn on walks where they will be able to relieve themselves. Use common sense with using warm fabrics to ensure they don’t overheat.
Furthermore, clothing should always fit properly, so pets aren’t squirming or choking themselves. If your dog is still a small pup, do NOT put anything on them with small pieces (like sequins or buttons) that they can chew off and swallow.
Always supervise your pet in any costume that they wear. Accidents can easily happen! Read our article to learn all the Benefits of Dog Clothes.
So safely celebrate National Dress Up Your Pet Day with any of our apparel. Make sure to take lots of pictures!