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If you’ve been following me on instagram you probably know that we welcomed a new puppy into our home in August. This Halloween will be our first with a dog and we want to make sure Sophie, our labradoodle puppy, enjoys the day and stays safe. How fun to have a four-legged friend you can spoil with Halloween treats and join in some Trick or Treat Em fun with the neighborhood dogs as well. We purchased a cute pumpkin costume for Sophie and have been placing it on her for short periods of time (and rewarding with treats) to help her get used to the costume.
Since Sophie joined our family we’ve been walking through our neighborhood daily, and during our walks we have met some new furry neighborhood friends. With Halloween fast approaching I thought it would be a fun idea to create special Halloween treats to hand out to the neighbors who have their dogs joining them for trick or treat fun.
I purchased a variety of dog treats, Milkbone, Pup-Peroni sticks, and Milo’s Kitchen Chicken and Steak Grillers at my local Fred Meyer / Kroger store. If you’re going to give some treats I recommend you visit Trick or Treat ‘Em to score some savings on purchasing your own treats, and have fun finding out your pet’s Halloween personality. You can also get a digital Halloween frame, and I tried to get Sophie to pose for a picture in her pumpkin costume, but she was more interested in eating her treats and playing with leaves. I did use one of her photos to make a cute photo frame on the Trick or Treat ‘Em site and I think she’s just an adorable fluffy pumpkin.
If you want to create treat bags for your neighborhood furry friends, I’m sharing the Howloween Printable Tag I made for the doggie treat bags that says “HAPPY HOWLOWEEN” on one side and a “Remember: NO Candy for Pets” on the back side. Print these two sided yourself or head to your local office store to get it printed on cardstock.
Next put together your bags! I purchased some basic Halloween treat bags with ties and placed 2 Milkbones, 1 Pup-Peroni (cut in half), 1 Milo’s Kitchen Chicken Griller, and 1 Milo’s Kitchen Steak Griller in each bag. Then twist tie them with the tag on front.
These would be great to keep at your front door when handing out treats or take along with you while trick or treating so you can surprise any four-legged friends you may meet.
Remember to be a responsible pet owner and take good care of your furry friend during Halloween. The ASPCA has some great pointers for dog families about protecting your pet, and I found this nice infographic of the information for your reference. Make sure you follow these tips so your pet can stay safe.