PetSmart running Halloween-themed pet events
Families are prepping to enjoy Halloween, and that includes their pets. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), pet costumes “continue gaining popularity with nearly 20 percent of celebrants planning to dress their pets in costumes this year, up from last year’s 16 percent.” With an assortment of costumes and accessories, toys and treats, PetSmart offers plenty of ways to include pets in the Halloween festivities.
PetSmart, the leading pet specialty retailer in North America, offers an assortment of Halloween costumes and accessories, toys and treats. Among the most popular pet costumes this year are a pumpkin, hot dog, bumble bee, devil, superhero and lion. New costume arrivals this year include a mermaid, shark and teddy bear. Costumes for small pets like guinea pigs and hamsters remain popular with mermaid, unicorn and superhero options.
Pet parents across North America are invited to dress up their pets and bring them to any PetSmart store Saturday, Oct. 20 or Sunday, Oct. 21 from noon to 3 p.m. local time for the “Who’s Your Boo?” costume parade and event. Prizes will be awarded for the first, second and third place winners of costume contests taking place each day at 12:30 and 2 p.m. local time.
Playing on the human tradition to “boo” a neighbor with Halloween-themed treats, the PetSmart “Who’s Your Boo?” event will also feature a “You’ve Been BOOed” station where pet parents can fill a free “boo bag” with treats and coupons as well as one to “boo” a neighbor pet. The first seven guests at the event at each store will receive a free pet collar safety light.
For more information, visit petsmart.com/halloween.