Category Archives: Halloween 2016

Haunted photos from our Scary Tail Trick or Treat

This is our haunted photo set as part of our 2016 Scary Tail Trick or Treat.  Pets and their people had their pictures taken in this ghoulish setting.

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Team members from Pet Supplies Plus were on WXYZ TV with the latest in pet costumes for this Halloween.

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Get your pet’s picture taken at our Haunted Photo Set. If you dare.

Seren and pupsTrick-or-treaters can have their picture taken at our haunted photo set  featuring Frankenstein and his ghouls.

Donate $5 to get a photo print and $10 for a digital photo flash drive with multiple photos.  All donations go to Elizabeth Lake Animal Rescue.

See pictures from our Haunted Photo set 2015.

For more information, call the White Lake store at 248-889-4131 and Bloomfield Twp. store at 248-333-7545.

Photos courtesy of Pet Supplies Plus.

Scary Tails Trick-or-Treat puts a HOWL new spin on BEGGING for TREATS!

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Bring your pets and kids in costume to my White Lake Pet Supplies Plus at 6845 Highland Rd. from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, October 29 at and to my Bloomfield Twp. Pet Supplies Plus store at 2057 S. Telegraph Rd from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 30 for our Scary Tails Trick-or-Treat.

We will have begging stations around the stores with species-appropriate treats and food samples for pets along with Halloween candy for kids.  Trick-or-treaters will get a free Pet Supplies Plus begging bag.  Participating brands include:  Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul, Fromm Family Foods, Merrick, Earthborn Holistic and Pro Pac Ultimates.

IMG_2959All kinds of pets are invited to Scary Tails Trick-or-Treat, but they must be kept from getting loose.  Large pets must be on a maximum six-foot leash;  smaller pets can be paraded in wagons, pet strollers and pet carriers, which can also be part of the pet’s costume.

There is no charge to participate!  For more information, call the White Lake store at 248-889-4131 and Bloomfield Twp. store at 248-333-7545.

Choosing safe Halloween costumes for your pet

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In 2014, Americans spent an estimated $350 million on Halloween costumes for their pets.  (Source: National  Retail Federation)  That’s a lot of costumes.  But how do you know if you are choosing the RIGHT costume?

First of all, keep in mind that some pets are not comfortable in ANY type of costume.  Do not force your pet to wear a costume.  If he or she struggles and tries to get out, or looks stressed or unhappy, you are better off to look at some costume alternatives.  Be sure to follow my blog and watch for a future post on “Fun alternatives to Halloween pet costumes.”

If you think that your pet will tolerate a costume, then make sure that you do not choose one that may cause injury or discomfort.    For example:

  • Avoid any type of face or ear covering like masks that may confuse or disorient your pet.
  • Watch out for ties or decorations that hang down and could trip your pet — or get tangled in their legs..
  • Choose a costume in which your pet can easily stand and move.
  • Avoid costumes that have removable parts – that could fall off — or get chewed off — and potentially choke your pet. Or take off any removable pieces before you use the costume.
  • Avoid costumes that are restrictive in any area of your pet’s body, especially the neck. Always check to make sure you have a loose, comfortable fit around the neck, tail and legs.
  • Choose bright colors so that people can easily see your pet – especially if you are going to be in a crowded or dimly lit place.

See more tips on having a safe Halloween with your pet at http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/halloween-safety.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/

Boo-wow! Do you have a Frankenstein Canine – or a Scaredy Cat?

Costume-wearing pets and kids are invited to participate in our Scary Tails Trick-or-Treat, from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, October 29 at my White Lake Pet Supplies Plus at 6845 Highland Rd. and Sunday, October 30 at my Bloomfield Twp. Pet Supplies Plus store at 2057 S. Telegraph Rd.  There is no charge to participate in the event.

Best pet costumes will win $50, $20 and $10 Pet Supplies Plus gift cards for first, second and third place at each store.    

All kinds of pets are invited to Scary Tails Trick-or-Treat, but they must be kept from getting loose.  Large pets must be on a maximum six-foot leash;  smaller pets can be paraded in wagons, pet strollers and pet carriers, which can also be part of the pet’s costume

For more information, call the White Lake store at 248-889-4131 and Bloomfield Twp. store at 248-333-7545.

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Don’t miss these dates: Oct. 29 and Oct. 30, 2016. Now that would be scary!

Vendor Halloween displayMark your calendar for our 2016 Scary Tails Trick-or-Treat.  Join us Saturday, October 29 at our White Lake Pet Supplies Plus at 6845 Highland Rd. and Sunday, October 30 at our Bloomfield Twp. Pet Supplies Plus at 2057 S. Telegraph Rd.

Get your Halloween off to a great start with festivities for pets and for the whole family.  Come to both events if you would like.  There is NO charge.  Stay tuned to my blog for more info!