Pet Owners Spend $350 Million on Halloween Costumes Annually

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Pet Owners Spend $350 Million on Halloween Costumes Annually

It was announced today that in the United States, people spend over $350 Million Dollars on pet costumes every year. Plus, since Halloween falls on Friday this year, more are likely to buy costumes and decorate than usual.

Pet Owners Spend $350 Million Annually on Halloween Costumes

 

Pet Owners Spend $350 Million on Halloween Costumes Annually

 

Pet Owners Spend $350 Million on Halloween Costumes Annually

 

Pet Owners Spend $350 Million on Halloween Costumes Annually

The National Retail Federation estimates that Halloween Spending including candy, decorations and costumes for a total of $7.4 billion dollars for 2014.

Amazingly, Halloween is not even in the top 5 for most money spent annually.

 

·      Keep the “chocolate candy and all other treats away from your pets. Chocolate can be poisonous and too much sugar can make them sick.

·      Put the dogs up ahead of time so they do not run and bite someone coming to the door as little kids and their costumes/props can scare pets. Also the kids are excited and sometimes yelling. Pets can take this as an alert to protect their home. Also if they get out, they might run off and get lost.

·      Pets can get scared and knock over candles so keep them put up. Use the battery operated votive candles if possible.

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 

 

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Rob Thomas
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Kristin ...OH ...yes we do!

Dogs

Have a great night!

Oct 31, 2014 08:48 AM #1
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Hi Rob,

Love the costumes of Peaches and Waffles. Thanks for sharing your adorable babies.

Oct 31, 2014 08:54 AM #2
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Donna Foerster
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Kristin~ That's a lot of money, but I'm not surprised. For some folks, their pets are their kids and I'm sure parents spend that sort of money or more!

Oct 31, 2014 09:36 AM #3
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Kristin, we have a boxer and we have dressed her up as, you guessed it... a boxer. We have also put a Suns jersey on her as well. The pet industry is big, big business.

Happy Halloween!

Oct 31, 2014 10:19 AM #4
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Dreyfus as PharrellFortunately, I could always dress my dogs up in our clothes since they were so big.  This is Dreyfus, had he been alive this year I would have dressed him as Pharrell Williams.  Cede won't pose long enough for a photo.

Oct 31, 2014 10:31 AM #5
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Are you kidding me well I guess that proves to each their own lol

Happy Halloween

Oct 31, 2014 02:00 PM #6
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Good to know Kristin. We can always make cute costumes out of nothing (instead of spending). Afterall, those babies deserve their mom's handmade treat!

Nov 01, 2014 12:08 AM #7
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Rob Thomas from Sussie Sutton... I love your dogs costumes! So Cute!

These pictures are all awesome! My favorite is the first one with the dog in a sweater.

Nov 01, 2014 02:29 AM #8
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Hi Donna,

Yes pets are so much a part of our lives and the stores make it easy to buy outfits year-round. At first, the number seemed high but the US is a big place.

Nov 01, 2014 07:52 AM #9
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Hi Troy,

My friend has a german shepard and she dressed him up yesterday. The big dogs look so cool in their outfits.

Nov 01, 2014 07:53 AM #10
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Hi Bette,

I love the picture of Drufus wearing his hat and a great way to remember him. Thanks for sharing a special moment with us.

Nov 01, 2014 07:54 AM #11
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Hi David,

What, you don't dress your cat or dog up for Halloween? Shame on you! Ha Ha.

Nov 01, 2014 07:55 AM #12
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Hi Patty,

Many times I just buy some cute printed material and put them all in kerchiefs and they look so cute for about $1.25. We can be creative and not spend a fortune on ready made costumes. I totally agree with you Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR 

Nov 01, 2014 07:56 AM #13
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Hi Sussie,

The first one is CoCo and she was wearing a hoodie with fake mink fur on the collar. With the hood up, it reminded me of Little Red Riding Hood. Robs picture is cute of Peaches and Waffles Rob Thomas.

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Hello, I hope eveyone had a safe and fun Halloween.

 

Nov 01, 2014 11:44 AM #15
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Captain,

Our Halloween was fairly quiet as it rained so we had very few kids. My little darling puppies wore their costumes and paraded around the house.

Nov 01, 2014 12:41 PM #16
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Hi Kristin -- well, it looks as if the Hamilton pets were in full Halloween-mode.   Cute photos.

Nov 01, 2014 01:38 PM #17
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Hi Michael,

The girls sometimes enjoy their costumes but other times 2 of them try to run off. The terrier runs so you cannot take it off as she is truly a girly-girl.

Nov 01, 2014 02:34 PM #18
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