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.
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.
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.
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.
It’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.
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!
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!
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.
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.