Thank you to all who came to our Scary Tails Trick-or-Treat and haunted photo set!
Hundreds of our neighbors turned out at my Bloomfield store on Halloween day to Trick-or-Treat with their pets. We hope you all went home with lots of dog and cat treats, as well as Halloween candy for you! We loved all of the very creative costumes – both pet and human! Wow!
We also have lots of pictures to share with you –of the Trick-or-Treaters and also of pets and their people with Frankenstein at our haunted photo set. Everyone was so great about waiting for their turn – we thank you and your pets for your patience!
For $5 our neighbors went home with a printed photo or for $10 they could get a flash drive of multiple pictures. We raised nearly $600! All donations went to Cat Tail Acres Sanctuary in Armada, Michigan. Cat Tail Acres provides a home to feral cats and cats that are unadoptable. The organization is run by volunteers so every penny goes to buy food, cat litter, supplies and to pay for veterinary care. I am sure they will be thrilled with your contributions!
Awesome job everyone! We hope you enjoy these pictures!
Halloween – like any holiday – includes its share of potential hazards for pets.
Our Scary Tails Trick-or-Treat offers a safe environment for celebrating Halloween with your pet. Plus your pet will get his or her own treats so they may not be as tempted to try to get into the human treats! So we are excited about offering this for the first time this year. See my blog, “I want to be scared,” for store locations, and event dates and times.
The last thing anyone wants to do is spend Halloween at the pet emergency hospital! With planning and preparation, you can prevent an emergency and make sure that your pet is safe this holiday.
Keep pets safe in the house.
Pets left outside can become frightened by holiday noises and crowds. They can also be subject to some pretty scary Halloween pranks and rituals. So be sure to keep pets inside. Also be mindful of pets who might bolt out the door when you open it for trick-or-treaters. I have to be mindful of my cats – and often put them in another room with the door closed. I give them treats, a litter box and some toys. It’s only for a few hours and I would rather that they be safe than risk one of them getting out.
Use pet-safe decorations.
Pets can knock over decorations and chew or swallow removable parts. When decorating for Halloween – and other seasons:
Avoid using lit candles and instead opt for battery operated ones.
Never place strings of electric lights near the floor where pets can become entangled. In addition, never leave holiday lights on when no one is home since they pose a fire risk, especially if wires get chewed or frayed.
Do not leave glow sticks and fake blood in pet’s reach as the contents can be toxic.
Only hang fake cobwebs up high where pets cannot reach them as they can cause choking or entangle pets.
Remove small decorations or any with removable pieces that could become choking hazards.
Keep human treats away from pets.
Some human treats – in particular, candies containing chocolate or the artificial sweetener, xlitol –can be toxic – and potentially fatal –to pets. Follow these precautions:
Make sure all Halloween candy is stored up and away from pets.
Allow children to only have candy with adult supervision so that you can make sure candy doesn’t get shared with pets.
Come in to any one of my three stores – in Bloomfield Hills and White Lake – for our haunted photo set with a real-life Frankenstein and other ghouls. A $5 donation will get you a photo of your pet; a $10 donation will get you a flash drive with multiple photos. All donations go to Elizabeth Lake Animal Rescue of Waterford and Cat Tail Acres Sanctuary of Armada.
Dates, times and locations for HALLOWEEN PHOTOS are:
Bloomfield Hills at 2057 S. Telegraph, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday October 31.
White Lake at 6845 Highland Rd., 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, October 30.
White Lake at 8020 Cooley Lake Rd. , 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, October 31.
Also join us forScary Tails Trick-or-Treat for pets — AT MY BLOOMFIELD STORE ONLY – October 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — where pets can go “begging” to pick up special foods and treats for cats, dogs and other pets. See more in my blog, “I want to be scared.”
So I’m sure that Fluffy and Fido will be “dressed to the nines” to meet Frankenstein. Be sure to follow my blog and watch for a future post on “Choosing safe Halloween costumes for your pet.”
Looking forward to seeing your pet in costume at our Scary Tails Trick-or-Treat October 31, 2015 at my Bloomfield Hills store
Where else can you take your dog, cat, rabbit or iguana out trick-or-treating?
We are hoping you and your pet can join us for our first Scary Tails Trick-or-Treat.
Bloomfield Hills Pet Supplies Plus 2057 S. Telegraph, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday October 31.
You and your pet will have a ghoulishly-good time picking up special pet foods and treats all in a Halloween treat bag provided to you compliments of Pet Supplies Plus. . Participating pet supplies companies include: Well Pet (makers of Wellness, Eagle Pack and Holistic Select pet food brands); Earthborn Holistic Pet Food; Nature’s Variety; Purina, The Nutro Company, Natural Balance and Canidae Natural Pet Food Company.
ALL pets are invited – big and small. All we ask is that you keep larger pets on a leash – not more than 6 feet in length – and smaller pets in carriers, pet strollers or wagons so they cannot get out.
Also check out our haunted photo set where you can get you and your pet’s picture taken with a real-life Frankenstein and other ghouls. Get a photo or photo flash drive for a $5 or $10 donation to Cat Tail Acres Sanctuary of Armada.