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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.

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!

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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.

Pet Halloween costumes are a hit on Fox 2 Detroit

Our District Manager Sean O’Rourke and I were invited to go on Fox 2 Detroit to talk about what’s new this year in Halloween costumes for pets. See pictures of us preparing for our LIVE TV segment below with Gus (as Wonder Woman), Dino (as a Minion), Simba (in the stroller as a pumpkin in a haunted pumpkin patch) and Bambi (as a Lion).

Some of the questions they asked us:

What’s hot in pet costumes this year?

Movie and TV characters are popular again this year, along with the old-time traditional costumes like pumpkins and lions.

How much does the typical costume cost?

Expect to pay about $20 for a full costume; much less for accessories such as bandanas and hats.

What if my pet won’t go on a leash?

Consider using a stroller or pet carrier for your cat or small dog and making it part of the costume. See our haunted pumpkin patch stroller below!

What is the best place to take my pet Trick-or-Treating this year?

Pet Supplies Plus in Bloomfield Hills!  Pets in costume will be Trick-or-Treating for pet treats and food samples at multiple stations set up around the store. It all takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Halloween – Saturday, October 31! Also visit our haunted photo set and have you and your pet’s picture taken with Frankenstein! Click here for more info!

Here we are on Fox 2!  Click here to view the full segment

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Keep your pet away from common Halloween hazards

Halloween – like any holiday – includes its share of potential hazards for pets.

317 close up of halloween candiesOur 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.
  • Keep the following phone numbers handy:
  • Your pet’s veterinarian
  • The closest animal emergency hospital
  • The 24-hour ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center hotline: 888-426-4435. (charges a fee of $65 per call.)

If you suspect your pet has eaten candy IMMEDIATELY call your veterinarian, emergency hospital or Poison Control Center.

For more tips on having a pet-safe Halloween, go to:

http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/halloween-safety.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/