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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.

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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.

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!

 

 

Ready for a Howling good time? Check back for all the GORY DETAILS!

Vendor Halloween display

Flash in her strollerIt’s that time again – and Scary Tails Trick-or Treat is back at my Bloomfield Twp. and White Lake / Highland Rd. stores.

You may have joined us last year for our Halloween celebration for pets and families.  Well, we’ve got another great event planned featuring the same festivities as last year as well as some  NEW surprises. So get ready for another howling good time.

Watch here for all the GORY DETAILS!  

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Photos courtesy of Pet Supplies Plus.

Fun alternatives to Halloween pet costumes

A poodleI have cats at home – and I will tell you, NONE of them will put up with a Halloween costume.

So what do you do if you want to participate in Halloween festivities, but Fluffy or Fido only want to wear his or her birthday suit?

If your pet does not appreciate putting on a costume, don’t. The last thing you want to do is stress out your pet.  Instead, consider these options – – that can be just as fun if not more fun — than a store-bought costume.

  • Look into pet air brushing.

This technique uses pet-safe dyes to “blow” color onto a pet with a small air compressor.   It’s become very popular among pet  groomers and stylists.  This technique is used on dogs and cats and puts color only on the pet’s fur.  Ask your groomer about this technique.

  • Consider colorful holiday-themed bandanas.

If your pet will not tolerate a full costume, maybe he or she will wear a bandana. Bandanas are simply a triangle-shaped piece of fabric that is tied (loosely!) around your pets neck. Visit your local fabric store for colorful holiday-themed fabrics and cut out your own bandana to fit your pet.  Remember to keep the bandana loose enough at the neck – but secure so that it does not drag and trip your pet.

  • Create a human costume with your pet as the “accessory.”

You might forego the pet costume altogether and opt for a costume for yourself that complements your pet.  For example:

  • Have a pet rabbit? Go as Alice in Wonderland.
  • Have a Terrier? Go as Dorothy and Toto.
  • Have a Dalmatian? Go as Cruella de Vil.
  • Have a cat? Go as the crazy cat lady (now that’s an easy one!).

You get the idea!

  • Decorate your pet’s collar, harness or leash

Consider decorating with colorful holiday-themed ribbons, twine or trim. Again, make sure that what you wrap around your pet’s accessories is not restrictive or binding to your pet.   You could even purchase an inexpensive leash and top it with glitter or fake “jewels” or pompoms.  Shop your local dollar or craft store for ideas.

  • Make your pet’s “vehicle” the costume

If you have a smaller pet, you may plan on putting him or her in a wagon, pet stroller or pet carrier.  Decorate the vehicle.  You might use some of the same ideas discussed above for leashes.  Based on the type of pet you have, you might consider a clever theme.  Be creative!