Halloween for Pets: Dog and Cat Costumes, Treats and More

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Halloween for Pets: Dog and Cat Costumes, Treats and More

Spooky season is back, complete with all the tricks and treats—and you know your pet wants in on the fun. (Let’s be honest, there’s nothing they love more than treats.) So whether you’re excited to dress up your furry friend in a head-turning Halloween costume or just snuggle up on the couch for a scary movie marathon together, you’ve landed in the right place. We’ve got all the frights and delights you need for an epic Halloween with your pet.

We’re #Dead Over These Pet Halloween Costumes

Is there anything better than an adorable pet in an equally adorable Halloween costume? Nope!

And there’s no time like the present to find your floofy friend the perfect outfit. So go ahead, tap into the year’s hottest pet costumes trends (Disney! Pirate! Classically spooky!), or choose a costume that pairs perfectly with their personality. You can even DIY your own matching costumes!

No matter where you’re drawing your inspiration, we have an outfit to match. Check out our picks for the best pet Halloween costumes.

Frisco Rocket Ship Dog & Cat Costume
Frisco Rocket Ship Dog & Cat Costume
$15.99
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Frisco Avocado Dog & Cat Costume
Frisco Avocado Dog & Cat Costume
$14.99
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Fetch For Pets Star Wars Chewbacca Dog Harness
Fetch For Pets Star Wars Chewbacca Dog Harness
$14.55
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Overwhelmed by options? Take our pet Halloween costume quiz to help you narrow down choices.

Still not sure (or just want to scroll through cute pix of pets in costumes)? Explore some more of our faves:


When you’ve found the perfect costume, make sure to check the sizing guide, since different costume brands have different sizing standards. Not sure how to measure your pet? We’ve got a Chewtorial for that!

You can also use the illustrations below to see how to get your pet's measurements. Remember to size up if your pet falls between sizes!
halloween with pets - pet halloween costumes sizing guide for cat
halloween with pets - pet halloween costumes sizing guide for dogs

Tricks, Treats, Toys, Treats, and Did We Mention the Treats?

If your pets are like ours, their ears perk up whenever they hear the word t-r-e-a-t-s. (Don’t say it out loud, or they’ll come running!)

So of course we’ve got some tasty pet-safe goodies on the menu this Halloween. It’s easy to transform a few pantry staples into a devilishly delicious delicacy for your cat or dog. Keep them out of your own trick-or-treat bag with these recipes:

If your baking skills are more terrifying than tantalizing, don’t stress—there are plenty of pre-made pet treats to get your dog or cat in the spooky spirit, too!

Halloween Treats for Pets

Greenies Scary Berry Dental Dog Treats
Greenies Scary Berry Dental Dog Treats
$8.99
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PetCakes Carob Flavor Microwavable Halloween Cake Mix Kit
PetCakes Carob Flavor Microwavable Halloween Cake Mix Kit
$8.99
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Old Mother Hubbard Halloween Creepy Crunchers P-Nuttier Biscuits
Old Mother Hubbard Halloween Creepy Crunchers P-Nuttier Biscuits
$3.49
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Don't Forget the Toys!

These Halloween dog and cat toys add extra spooky vibes to playtime.

Turn Your Home Into a Haunted House (No Ghosts Required)

From Jack-o-lanterns to faux cobwebs, you have plenty of options for spookifying your own space. But why stop there?
Give your pet’s space an otherworldly upgrade, too, with brand-new Halloween scratchers and more Halloween décor.

These Decorations Are Too Scary for Your Pet— No, Seriously

No matter how you decorate for Halloween, remember to consider your pet’s safety. These items should always be kept out of your pet’s reach:

Candles (they’re easily knocked over—use battery-powered candles or glow sticks instead)

Electrical wires (pets are prone to chew them)

Fog machines (the fog fluid can be toxic to pets)

Fake spiders and other small plastic items (these can be choking hazards)

Even on a night of tricks and treats, safety is priority No. 1—and that goes double for your pet. Speaking of which....

Keep Halloween Spooky, Scary and Safe

Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party at home or staying in to greet trick-or-treaters, it’s essential to make sure both you and your pets are prepared.

Your pet is guaranteed to love some parts of Halloween (see above, re: treats). Others, like the constantly ringing doorbell or crowds of new people, might feel more frightening than festive—and that can lead to some scary circumstances (and not the good kind of scary). Avoid that fate by following our top safety tips:

  • Hide the Candy: The No. 1 pet hazard this spooky season? Halloween candy. It’s a sweet treat for you, but it’s a whole package of bad ideas for your pet, from cellophane and candy wrappers that can cause gastrointestinal blockage to sweeteners like xylitol and other ingredients that can make your pet sick. Make sure to keep any trick-or-treat bags far out of your pet’s reach.
  • Keep Your Pet Inside: Many pets go missing on and around Halloween each year, and it’s easy to understand why: The front door opening to trick-or-treaters all night long presents a tempting opportunity for pets to sneak out. Keep pets in a safe, comfortable and, most importantly, inescapable area during trick-or-treat hours, as well as during any Halloween parties you’re hosting where people will be coming and going.
  • Double-Check Their ID: It’s a good idea to make sure the information on your pet’s ID tag is up to date, as well as that their microchip is active. That way, if they do manage to sneak out for a little Halloween mischief, they’ll have a good chance of returning to you safe and sound. Not microchipped yet? Find out more about the process.

Want more Halloween safety tips? Follow this advice to keep your celebrations on the fun side of scary:


However you celebrate spooky season, we hope you’ll tag us @Chewy in your spooky snaps. You know we want to see that costume in action!

From all of us at BeChewy, we’re sending wicked wishes for a very happy Howl-oween!

Trick out your Halloween
Trick out your Halloween

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