Is there anything cuter than a cat in a hat or a dog in dungarees? For those snappy dressers of the animal world, Dress Up Your Pet Day is a chance to showcase serious sartorial flair.
Dress Up Your Pet Day is a celebration of fashion for our furry friends. Designed to be a fun occasion, which brings pet owners together and encourages bonding between owners and their treasured pals, this is an excuse to treat pooches and feline friends to a showstopping new outfit. From cozy knits to themed costumes, there’s scope to unleash your pet’s inner supermodel and let them shine.
History of Dress Up Your Pet Day
This pawesome celebration of pet fashion was established by Colleen Paige in 2009. A pet lifestyle expert by trade, Colleen launched the event to encourage pets and their owners to spend time together, to dress up in impossibly cool and cute outfits, and to join forces with other animal enthusiasts in the local area. Owners are urged to be imaginative and to show off their fabulous furry friends.
As well as enjoying the opportunity to showcase creative talents, Dress Up Your Pet Day is also a social occasion. Hundreds, even thousands of pet lovers join together to celebrate their best buddies and meet new friends along the way.
It is important to note that Dress Up Your Pet Day was started to promote wellbeing and encourage bonding between pets and their owners. While some dogs are happy to don a snazzy jumper or a winter coat, not every creature will be content to trot around the park in a tutu or go for a walk dressed as Yoda or Captain Hook.
Pet costumes should be safe, they should be comfortable, and owners should never force an animal into an outfit. Some models are much more willing than others, so take care to read your pet’s reactions and proceed accordingly.
Double-check every outfit for loose attachments, for example, buttons, and make sure there’s no risk of a pet overheating or struggling to breathe or move.