Win A Free Halloween Costume For Your Dog

dog-halloween-costume-by-Don-Hankins.jpg This year Halloween is out… and HOWL-o-ween is in!

Your kids are probably too hopped up on sugar as it is, so this year make sure that your dog has the best costume in the house.

Actually, we’re going to help you with that by giving away the Halloween costume of your (and your dog’s) choice from our friends at PetSmart.

See how to enter to win a free dog Halloween costume below…


Does Your Dog Need A Halloween Costume?

According to a recent PetSmart survey, nearly 20 million pets will be sporting a Halloween costume this year.

They go on to say:

Pets are like our children, and pet parents love to include their pets in the fun of dressing up for Halloween … Our unique selection of costumes this year are a combination of returning favorites, like the cow and bumble bee, and some great new choices, like the firedog, dragon and lionSource

devil-dog-costume.jpg In addition to those all-time classic dog Halloween costumes, PetSmart also carries popular Disney character costumes like Mickey Mouse, Tigger and Tinker Bell

But I must admit, I’m a little partial to the Top Paw Devil costume.  All of this doggone fun won’t break the bank either, since all dog Halloween costumes at PetSmart are available for less than $20.

The good news is… You could win one for FREE!

Don’t worry if you’re thinking, "My dog would never wear a Halloween costume."  We’ve got a few good tips to make sure that they do.

How To Win A Halloween Costume For Your Dog

Entering to win this dog Halloween contest couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is:

  • Leave a comment on this post telling us about your favorite way to get your dog involved in the Halloween festivities.
    – or – 
  • Become a fan of The Fun Times Guide to Dogs on Facebook and post a picture of your dog dressed up in their Halloween costume (this year’s or a past year) on our wall.

Of course, if you do both of those things, it will double your chances to win!

Now for the boring stuff…


  • Must be 18+ to enter
  • Winner will be chosen randomly using
  • Mindless and incoherent comments will NOT be counted as valid entries
  • In the event that you win, you must respond within 48 hours of being notified of your victory or another winner will be chosen

This contest will run from Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 through Wednesday, October 12, 2009 at 11:59pm CST.

Good luck.  We cannot wait to see and hear about all of the creative ways you help your dogs enjoy HOWL-o-ween!


PetSmart’s HOWL-O-Ween In-Store Event

On October 20th from 6PM to 8PM at all PetSmart locations, pets and their parents are invited to show off their Halloween costumes at PetSmart’s annual HOWL-O-Ween Costume Contest & Photo Event.

This event will be held in all PetSmart stores.  There will be a pet parade, prizes for Halloween costume contest winners and a free goodie bag for the first 100 customers.

NOTE:   If you are the lucky winner of our contest by following the rules above, you should receive the Halloween costume in time for your dog to wear it to the HOWL-O-Ween event at your local PetSmart!

 Congratulations to Tama and her dog, Whitedog, for winning this month’s contest by entering via our Facebook fan page! Whitedog will be celebrating HOWL-o-ween as Captain Jack Sparrow this year.


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  • Cesar

    i barely got my dog this year and we are planning to go trick-or-treating but the problem is shes a chihuahua and i cant find a perfect costume for her so hopefully il win and get her a tinkerbell costume!!!

  • Lydia

    To get my dog into the Halloween festivities, I use lots of treats and praise to her get into a cute costume to enter her into multiple pet photo contests. She doesn’t always have the best expression on her face in the photo, but at least I got to spend some time ………..and treats……….with her!