Even though a recent survey from the National Retail Federation predicts that U.S. pet owners will spend about $330 million on costumes for their pets this Halloween, our contest requires home-made costumes to be eligible for the grand prize.
The gallery below represents some of our favorites from the last few years. This year I am predicting some bearded Boston Red Sox players, a Miley Cyrus-inspired twerking dog or two, and some kind of dog dressed up as a Grumpy Cat.
Don't forget as you prepare for Halloween to keep a close eye on your pup. Chocolate is toxic to dogs, but very tempting. Dogs can be very frightened by trick-or-treaters and strange looking people in costumes. Be sure to celebrate the holiday in keeping with your dog's personality, and ensure a safe, quiet place for dogs who may not enjoy the festivities as much as some of the Spooky Poochies we have below.
Do you dress your dog for Halloween? What have you created this year? What do you hope to see?