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Halloween Pet Fun… Looking Back

Looking back at some fun Halloween moments with our gang and friends…

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 Snow White (and Tan) Angel

Happy Halloween 2013 From the Gang at Just One More Pet

2013 Annual NYC Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade – Haunted Hounds

‘Until One Has Loved an Animal, Part of Their Sour Remains Unawakened’

October 31, 2013 Posted by | Animal and Pet Photos, Chihuahua, Chiweenie, Dogs, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, pet fun | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

2013 Annual NYC Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade – Haunted Hounds

"The 23rd Annual Halloween Dog Parade held at New York`s Tompkins Square Park was nothing short of amazing. From a twerking Miley Cyrus atop a canine version of Robin Thicke, to Walter White from `Breaking Bad`".

Huffington Post: Behold, the best dressed of the day:

bulldog

ice cream truck

hulk

anthony

barknado

pug

chicken

jarjar

pope

star wars family

lion dog

michael jackson dog

thor

beach bum

boo

flower

food truck pup

mammoth dog

chef

wrecking ball

walter white

chich

batman

bball dog

pin

starbucks pup

(Photo Credit: Hayden Rockwell) More photos at Site 

2012 NYC Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade – Haunted Hounds

5 Halloween Safety Tips for Your Cats and Dogs 

Halloween Fun Photos… Hope You Have a Good One!

Creative Pet Halloween Costumes 

Fun Faces of Halloween

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Halloween Lobster

October 30, 2013 Posted by | Animal and Pet Photos, Chihuahua, Chiweenie, Dogs, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, Pet Events, Pet Friendship and Love, pet fun, Pets | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Patriot Pup Halloween Costumes 2012…

The Most Adorably Patriotic Halloween Costumes This Year

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 20: French Bulldog Lula poses as the Olympic Team USA at the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade on October 20, 2012 in New York City. Hundreds of dog owners festooned their pets for the annual event, the largest of its kind in the United States. (Credit: Getty Images)

The Most Adorably Patriotic Halloween Costumes This Year

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 20: Squiggy dons swimwear at the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade on October 20, 2012 in New York City. Hundreds of dog owners festooned their pets for the annual event, the largest of its kind in the United States. Credit: Getty Images

The Most Adorably Patriotic Halloween Costumes This Year

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 20: Harry, a corgi, poses as a fire truck at the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade on October 20, 2012 in New York City. Hundreds of dog owners festooned their pets for the annual event, the largest of its kind in the United States. Credit: Getty Images

The Most Adorably Patriotic Halloween Costumes This Year

John Cisa and Lisa Johnson and Trinity during the 22nd Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York on October 20, 2012. The parade of masquerading dogs is the largest Halloween Dog Parade in the US.Credit: AFP/Getty Images

The Most Adorably Patriotic Halloween Costumes This Year

Oscar dressed as ‘Mutt Romney’ attends the 22nd Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York on October 20, 2012. The parade of masquerading dogs is the largest Halloween Dog Parade in the US.  Credit: AFP/Getty ImagesCredit: AFP/Getty Images

h/t to the Blaze for photos!

November 1, 2012 Posted by | Animal and Pet Photos, animals, Dogs, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, On The Lighter Side, Pet Events, pet fun, Pets | , , , , | 2 Comments

Costumes for Pet Birds and the Five Top Halloween Dangers to Pet Birds

Clothing for pets has boomed in recent years, and fashions for pet birds are definitely out there for those who want to try them. But how many bird owners actually do dress their birds in costume? The question is… how many people have really considered dressing up their bird(s)?

Halloween can be a fun and thrilling time of year, but many traditional Halloween customs can pose a risk to pet birds.
Owning a bird, however, doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on all the Halloween fun. Careful planning and consideration can help keep your little feathered goblin out of harm’s way during the festivities.
Read on to find out the Top 5 Halloween Dangers to pet birds, and what you can do to avoid them. Happy Haunting!

1. Jack-O-Lanterns

Watch that pumpkin! Birds may be attracted to it because of its bright orange color. (The fact that many birds love pumpkin seeds doesn’t exactly help.) Pumpkins that have been carved can pose a deadly risk to birds — they may try to climb in and out of the holes and get stuck, or get burned by a candle inside.

2. Artificial Spider Webs

Artificial spider webs are a very common Halloween decoration. While they do add a spooky touch to Halloween decor, they can be very dangerous to a bird. If you choose to use them, make sure to place them in a location well out of your bird’s reach. A bird can easily get entangled in the fine, wispy threads of these webs, or even injest them causing severe intestinal problems.

3. Candy

We all know that sugar is not good for our birds, but some Halloween candies can be toxic to them. The brightly colored wrappers of some candies can be particularly attractive to birds, so make sure to keep your pet in an area away from your Halloween candy to eliminate the risk.

4. People in Costume

Since sight is one of a bird’s most important senses, it’s no surprise that they are very perceptive animals; always observing their surroundings. Much like the way a bird can be "shocked" by a sudden change in his or her environment, some can become very frightened by people in unusual costumes. Keep this in mind and keep your pet out of the sight of party-goers and trick-or-treaters if you observe your pet becoming stressed.

5. Noise

With all the doorbells ringing, trick-or-treaters knocking, and spooky sound effects playing, it is easy for a bird to become overwhelmed with all the activity. If you think your bird may be sensitive to such stimulation, the best idea may be to isolate your pet in a quiet, low traffic area until the celebrations subside. Stress and shock can cause diarrhea amongst other health concerns, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.

h/t to About.com

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November 1, 2012 Posted by | Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, Holidays With Pets, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, pet fun, Pets | , , | 2 Comments

It’s My Party Day – The Top 10 Over-the-top Pet Parties

Pet Parties

2 Pet Lovers: Forget Sponge Bob Square Pants cakes. For a pet-lovers party, guests might be dining on dog-friendly cakes made with peanut butter and yogurt.

Let’s face it. We all love to pamper our pets. They’re our best friends, and we want to show them how much we care. And every pet deserves a special birthday. Whether it’s a simple hike in the woods that day, or an over-the-top extravaganza, it’s nice to recognize your pet on his or her special day.

Of course, things can quickly escalate into the pet party of the century. And if you’re one of those over-the-top people who like to do everything to the extreme, then check out these Top 10 pet parties for some ideas.

  1. Ernie, a Bichon Frise who lives in New York, was recently the guest of honor at his own “Bark Mitzvah,” which celebrated Ernie’s 13th (dog years) birthday.
  2. A Manhattan Dachshund recently celebrated her special day with 15 canine friends. The menu included peanut butter and yogurt cake and a special drink.
  3. Book a day for your pooch and his or her friends at Manhattan’s Drop Off Service, where the special guests of honor will enjoy homemade cake, and will walk out with doggie blankets and gift bags, while their owners enjoy beer and hors d’oeuvres. Sign me up!
  4. If you’re in the Washington state area, check out The Dining Dog Café in Edmonds, Wash. The ambience is set with some soft music, chandeliers and elegant white linen tablecloths. The pet-friendly restaurant opened in 2005 and the restaurant’s owners are more than happy to accommodate your next pet party.
  5. Spa Day – Wow…I would need a spa day just to recover from planning a pet spa day, but believe it or not, it’s big business these days. If you’re near Westlake, California, The Barkley is ready and able to provide your pet, and a dozen or so friends, with a precious pooch pampering day. Animals will receive “Pawdicures,” massages, grooming and can even have their fur dyed. The hotel also offers in-room dining service, and a doggie day camp.
  6. Located all over the country, The Zoom Room is a favorite destination for humans to celebrate their companion’s special day. The venue has hosted pet marries, adoption parties and Doggie Disco days. The event can be a bit pricey, and typically starts at $150 for two hours. Additional options, like doggie cupcakes, are available as well.
  7. If you’re thinking of a cat party, skip this one. Most cats don’t appreciate water. But if your dog likes swimming as much as mine, check out Avon Lake’s annual Big Splash Dog Party, held annual at the end of each summer to give all dogs full access to Avon Lake’s municipal pool. Games, activities and prizes await your prized pooch as well. And proceeds benefit a local pet advocacy organization. You can’t beat it!
  8. Homemade pet parties might not be as over-the-top, but your pet can have a great day with a little creativity on your part. By organizing your own party, you can save lots of cash, and still provide your pet an outrageous time. Start with an invitation that includes a pic of your pet, and invite 10 friends over to your home for a hair-raising experience. Look on any homemade pet food website for a variety of cake recipes, and bake it yourself! Make up some doggie gift bags ahead of time, and send your guests off with their own treats. Not a lot of money, but a lot of fun!
  9. Party at the park! Take your pooch and a few canine companions and head to the doggie park for an afternoon of frolicking in the sun. Pack some doggie treats, and don’t forget the leashes!
  10. Me and You and a Dog Named Boo! Truly, there is no better day than just spending quality time with your faithful companion. Sometimes, less is more. How about celebrating your animal’s special day with the family. Enjoy a nice dinner, and treat your pooch to a special treat. Spend the day loving on your animal. It’s the best birthday present ever!

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October 14, 2012 Posted by | Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, Dogs, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, On The Lighter Side, pet fun, Pets | , | Leave a comment

NYC: Haunted hounds: The annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

Nearly 500 canines and their owners donned elaborate costumes Saturday for the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade.

There was a doggie Don Draper, a pooch Princess Beatrice, and a bulldog runaway bride, among other adorable pups.

A corgy dressed as a NYC MTA bus was named top dog but wasn’t there to receive the prize.

Look below for some Howl-o-ween fun.

Timothy A. Clary / AFP – Getty Images

A dog dressed as Hurricane Irene.

Timothy A. Clary / AFP – Getty Images

A dog dressed as Don Draper from the television series "Mad Men."

Timothy A. Clary / AFP – Getty Images

Tank the English Bullodog as the "Runaway Bride."

Timothy A. Clary / AFP – Getty Images

Summer Strand and "Princess Beatrice" attend the 21st annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York on Oct. 22, 2011.

Timothy A. Clary / AFP – Getty Images

Karen Biehl and Eli are dressed as peacocks.

Timothy A. Clary / AFP – Getty Images

A dog is dressed as a pin cushion.

Timothy A. Clary / AFP – Getty Images

A dog dressed as a dragon.

Timothy A. Clary / AFP – Getty Images

A dog in costume as a New York City bus.

Timothy A. Clary / AFP – Getty Images

Gina and Scott Keatley with Buttercup as Popeye and Olive.

Timothy A. Clary / AFP – Getty Images

May I help you?

Timothy A. Clary / AFP – Getty Images

Sarah Polgee and Kiki.

What do Princess Beatrice, Don Draper and Hurricane Irene have in common?

They are just a few of the many doggies in costumes that showed up for the 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York City on Oct. 22. 

Hundreds of dogs marched in the parade, with proceeds benefiting the Tompkins Square Park Dog Run Association


First Place: "Best In Show", Harry the corgi dressed as an M23 bus and his owner Ben, dressed as the bus stop, won "Best in Show" at the 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Day Parade on Saturday, Oct 22nd, 2011


First Place: "Best Dog & Owner Combo", "Doggie Moms" Reality TV star Karen Biehl and her chihuahua Eli win First Place: "Best Dog and Owner Combo" as the Peacock


First Place: "Spirit of the East Village", Meteor and Fifi-Gigi on their surfboard take First Prize: "Spirit of the East Village" as "Gidget Goes to Tompkins

First Place:  Non-Costume Costume, The ‘Avatar’ dog



500 dogs and 3,000 spectators gather at the run for the start of the competition October 22, 2011

Thank you to all our sponsors who helped make this year’s event such a success:

Evermore Pet Food
Jack Spade
Stella & Chewy’s
Unleashed Grooming Spa
Plus a big thanks to our many other prize donors:
Paws & Relax Pet Hotel & Daycare
Petopia
The Barkin Bin
Bide-A-Wee
Winne Au Photography
Verso Restaurant
Goodbeer Beer Hall
Whisker’s Holistic Pet Store
The Rabbit Club Bar
Kate’s Joint
Shaina Fishman Pet Photography
Global Dog Designs
Desnuda Restaurant
Cienfuegos Restaurant
Barnyard Cheese Shop
Brix NYC Fine Wines
Blink Fitness
Lunasa Bar & Grill

h/t to Animal Tracks and the HuffPo

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October 30, 2011 Posted by | Animal and Pet Photos, Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, Holidays With Pets, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, Pet Events, pet fun, Pets | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Creative Pet Halloween Costumes

Dachshund Costume

Lion Costume

Witch From Wicked

Fast Food Dogs

Camel Dog

Wizzard Monkeys

Project DogPotter Kitty

Poor Dog

Hmmm... Said She Was a Skeleton

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Bow-Wow Blue Brothers

Wolf and Red Riding Hood

Too Cute

Holidays Are Great and Fun to Share With Our Pets, As Long As We Avoid the No-No Foods and Consider Their Safety… Watch Those Flammable Costumes!  The Biggest Holiday Season of the Year Is Here Beginning With Halloween~

October 17, 2011 Posted by | Animal and Pet Photos, animals, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, On The Lighter Side, pet fun, Pets | , , , , | 8 Comments

Dogs dressed as famous people

Came across this the other day…

When pets and celebrities meet…

Corgi Dr. Spock and Charlie Chaplin

Che and Mr. T

Mother Teresa and Dame Edna Everage

Bob Marley and Amy Winehouse

Michael and Albert   {Jackson and Einstein]

Borat and Winston Churchill

John Wayne and Elvis

Chairman Mao and Tommy  [tommy the guinea pig, or dog unknown!]

So there you have it, a few famous people as pups, or is it pups as famous people???

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Kaley corgi kisses!!!…… So who am i?

Source: This Blog Rules – Cross-Posted at Sanan Pups and Just One More Pet

October 11, 2011 Posted by | Animal and Pet Photos, animals, Dogs, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, On The Lighter Side, pet fun, Pets, Unusual Stories | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

More Halloween Pet Safety

1. Don’t leave your dog or cat outside. Even if you have a fenced yard, bring your dog inside where it is safe. If your dog is usually kept outside, bring him in a few times before the big night to get him used to being indoors. Your dog may be used to strangers, but so many little ghouls and goblins running about may be too much. Remember also that it is a natural instinct for dogs to protect the family from strangers, and on Halloween there will be no shortage of strangers.

2. Keep your dog (and cat) restrained. If your dog is timid or scared, or if he tends to love people a little too much, it is best to put him in a separate room away from the front door to limit his excitability, aggression, and chance of running outside and becoming lost.

3. Reassure your dog. The best thing you can do for your dog when he is feeling unsettled by Halloween activities is to act as you normally would. By over-reassuring your dog or giving him an unusual amount of attention, you inadvertently can communicate to him that because you are acting differently, there must be something to worry about.

4. Have your dog (or cat) get used to costumes. Your dog may see his family members as strangers once they don their Halloween costumes. Before the kids put them on, allow your dog twolf936930_1255996819o scent the costumes. If your costume has a mask, keep the mask off when you are with your dog because dogs can become confused when they can’t see our faces.

5. Check your dog’s ID tag. Be sure identification tags are secure on your dog’s collar-just in case.

6. Keep candy away from your dog and cat. Many candies-especially chocolate-are toxic to dogs. The severity of the toxicity depends greatly on factors such as breed, age, size, and how much candy was ingested. Problems may range from a mild upset tummy to vomiting and diarrhea, or even death. If you have any concerns at all, consult with a veterinarian immediately. If you want to keep your dog safe, make certain that sweets, including their wrappers, are kept well away from your dog.

7. Protect petss from candles and pumpkins. Excited or agitated dogs can easily knock over a lit candle or pumpkin. Be sure those items are away from your dog’s reach, or consider a battery-powered candle that does not burn

8. Think twice about dressing your dog (or any pet) in a costume. While some dogs might enjoy being dressed up, many don’t. Experiment first to see if your dog likes being in a costume. If so, fine-he’ll most likely enjoy himself and the extra attention it brings. However, if he shows any resistance, don’t do it. Dogs feel enough stress around Halloween without also having to endure the discomfort and peculiarity of wearing a strange costume. Cats generally don’t like costumes, but there are always exceptions and only you know your pets and their fears and tolerances.

9. Be prepared. If you take your dog with you while trick-or-treating, be prepared at all times. Do not let your dog approach the door of a house, and stay clear of possible gags or gangs of goblins who will gather at the door. Dogs do not understand that the person jumping out at you will not hurt you; they often think they can only help you by acting aggressively. Neither children nor adults in costumes should approach a dog without the owner’s consent.

10. Have fun but think of your dog’s safety. Finally, if you want your dog to be included in Halloween festivities, think about his safety much as you would the safety of a small child. Your dog does not understand Halloween, so he needs you to provide the guidance and safety that you always do.

Dogs tend to like to be part of their families activities.  Most other pets and animals, not so much.  Use our good judgment and decide who to include and how based on their personalities, preferences and fears.  JOMP~

Source: BarkBusters

October 27, 2009 Posted by | animal behavior, animals, Just One More Pet, Pets, responsible pet ownership | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Hot Dog (Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade) Halloween Costume Parade 2009 – Saturday Oct 31st in Long Beach CA & Last Minute Pet Costumes

Hot Dog Halloween Costume Parade 2009

What:
Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade

When:
Saturday, October 31st 2009 at 2:30pm

Where:
Livingston Park
4900 East Livingston Drive (@Park Ave in Belmont Shores)
Long Beach, CA
90803

This years Halloween Parade in Long Beach, CA falls on the perfect day: October 31st, 2009.  Well, maybe not so perfect if you have dogs you’d like to strut around at the dog costume parade and then later on need to get the kiddies dressed up for an evening of trick-or-treating.  It could be along day for some.

Lucky for me I have no kids and the Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade that seems to elude me every year will be on a date I can attend.  What does that mean for you?  More wonderful pictures on here at Puppy In Training.  Of course, I will do my best to get my mother the professional photographer to join me at the parade.  Unfortunately, neither Linus nor Stetson will be participating in this years parade.  Perhaps we will get them involved next year.

If you’re looking for some pictures from last years parade then check out:

Haute Dog Howl’owen Parade 2008

Come join us for the fun and excitement at the Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade 2009.

Have you ever been to a Dog Halloween Costume Parade?  If so, I’d love to see pictures of your favorite dog costumes.

Still Need  A Costume?

I’m sure everyone’s now wondering…what a brilliant costume! How did you do it?

How To Make Your Own Easy Lion Mane Costume

“I’ve been searching for a lions mane since I got Derby and couldn’t find anything suitable until Halloween costumes started rolling into the local Walmarts and Targets. While walking through Target I saw the perfect Lions mane…it was the hair on the wolfman’s mask. So here are the step-by-step instructions for constructing your very own dog costume.”

Items you will need for this project:

  • Wolfman Mask from Target
  • Elastic band
  • Piece of Velcro
  • Extra Collar
  • Sewing kit (needle and thread)
  • Knife or Scissors
  • Optional – rubber band

Instructions

  1. Go to Target and buy the $9.99 Wolfman mask.
  2. Grab a knife or scissors and unstitch the hair from the latex mask.
  3. With rudimentary sewing skills attach the collar to the lions mane (this will keep it in place when costume is worn.
  4. Next, attach the velcro under the neck. This will keep the lions mane closed around the neck area.
  5. Finally attach the elastic higher up from the velcro just under the chin. This helps to keep the hair from sliding back behind the ears.
  6. Optional – take an extra piece of hair from the mask and attach it to your dogs tail with the rubber band.

And the final results…we won Most Original Costume at our Guide Dogs of America meeting! YAY!

The Fearless Lion

Farm animals about to be preyed upon by the mighty lion!

Another Easy Last Minute Costume… A Matching Snuggie for You and Your Pet

Order Your Pet Snuggie

Or Still Time or Quickly Order Costumes Online…

See More Costumes Here on JOMP Main Page

October 25, 2009 Posted by | Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, Just One More Pet, On The Lighter Side, Pet Events, pet fun, pet products, Pets, Unusual Stories | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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