Halloween is about scaring people. Boo! Rah! Gah! Bark! Some dogs love to participate in the spookiness and join packs of other costume-wearing pooches, but not every fido enjoys crowds of strangely dressed animals and humans. If your pooch would rather close the curtains and wait for the faux-monsters to skedaddle, here are a few ideas for spending the night with them.
Create your own event: Invite over a few friends with familiar dogs for an even of socializing. Wearing costumes can be optional but should be discussed before the party.
Bake treats: Your dog may not enjoy the trick part of Halloween, but we are certain she enjoys the treat part. Rather than getting candy or dog biscuits from strangers, consider making your own. You can even decorate them and cut them into festive shapes. This might be a fun activity for the small party you host.
Watch Halloween movies: A comfy night on the couch with your dog and holiday movies with dogs in them. A night well spent. We shared a list of Halloween movies last year, which you can view here.
Forget Halloween ever happened: Does the entire idea of Halloween just sound exhausting? Are you and your dog unamused by the idea of ghosts and goblins? Then you might want to ignore the holiday by decorating for Thanksgiving or putting on Christmas music or both! Scary nights are not for everyone, so if you feel the need to sing or bark “Jingle Bells” this Halloween, we won’t judge you.
Joke of the Week
Q: What type of dog does Dracula own?
A: A bloodhound.
Treat of the Week
To help with your intimate Halloween party, here is a recipe for homemade Halloween dog biscuits.
Puzzle of the Week
Solve the anagram “Cascade Try.”
Hint: two words, fearful feline.
Highlight the space after the colon to see the answer: Scaredy Cat
Photo of the Week
Pugs just lend themselves to costumes. Click the photo to see more from BuzzFeed.
Video of the Week
Hurry! Time’s almost up to win $25,000 by entering Petco’s Pet Costume Photo Contest!