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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Petco Does Pet Halloween in Style

by Carrie Boyko, CEB

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Our annual foray into Halloween with our pets is always a fun thing to witness. This year Petco has outdone itself. They've got Army fatiques, kings, Vikings, unicorns, knights, witches and more. On top of all the fun costumes there are apparel options like hoodies and dresses, along with toys that certainly bring out the Halloween spirit. Petco shoppers will be ready for Trick-or-Treating or parties.

We unpacked a few samples and Tanner gave me that look that said "They're all too small for me". 

"Sorry Tanner. We do have large Star Wars items coming up next, so stay tuned." We'll be sure to include something for our full-sized Fidos there.

We took a quick inventory of the toys and apparel and decided we can offer 8 prizes. Whew! Here's the deal: Seven Fidos will get to score a magical Halloween with one or more of our costumes, apparel items, or toys. One large dog in the drawing will win a great toy for fetch. Tanner is secretly hoping that will be him, but I'll appease him with a trip to Petco to select something fun.

Oliver Has a Knight Aboard
Finally we have a great prize for a kitty entrant, so be sure to make your comments complete. I'll need to know whether you're entering for a dog or a cat (or both), and please feel free to select the size based on the measurements I'll provide below. I suggest you use a tape measure to assure accuracy. I have only one of each item so sizes really do matter. It could also be useful to include your furry friend's sex so I know that the princess costume is not appropriate for Rocky--LOL! 

A number of the costumes  in my selection come in a size Small/Medium. With elastic, Velcro and other adjustments, they appear to have some give to allow for both sizes to find them workable. Petco recommends size Small/Medium for dogs with a neck to tailbone length of 11-15 inches.

Size Medium items are made to fit dogs with a neck to tailbone length of 13-15 inches. Other items are one size fits most. We easily discovered many Velcro attachments can be extended with an extra piece of Velcro from a craft store and elastic can be added to extend the size of many pieces that are worn around the middle or as headwear. These are all made quite lightweight so that your dog is less likely to put the brakes on and tear off the offending headgear.

The size small apparel (a darling dress and a Zombie hoodie) appear to be a reasonable fit for Oliver, a 10 pound Papillon. I hope all this input helps in your size decisions.

The cat prize includes a teaser toy with mice that dangle and dance and an adorable Sushi box filled with catnip toys--quite clever! 

Meet Scruffy,
 Modeling Army Fatiques
Toys range from plush and rope types to chew toys. There's something for every dog at Petco. Check out the entire collection of Halloween items online at the link above. You'll also learn more by visiting their Facebook page and checking in on Twitter.

As usual the Rafflecopter entry form below may decide to play a Halloween trick on you. You can get your opportunity for a treat by clicking on the post title above. Entries will be open through midnight, September 21. Best wishes to all your ghosts, goblins and princesses.

Happy Halloween,

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Prizes in this giveaway have been provided by Petco at no cost to me. I have not been compensated for sharing these with you. I am giving all of them away and all comments above are completely my own. Please remember to keep your dog safe on Halloween by maintaining him in an enclosed area or leashing him if he goes out to trick or treat with you.
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