Sunday, September 27, 2015

Petco celebrates Halloween with a new lineup of costumes and events

Petco today announced a new collection of Halloween pet costumes now available at Petco stores nationwide and online at to help pet parents get ready for the trick or treat festivities.

New costumes include pumpkin hats, devil cape and superhero costumes.

For dogs looking to be the center of attention, pet families can consider Petco’s Halloween Taco Dog Costume, and for those pet parents looking for film inspiration, Petco’s Star Wars Halloween Ewok Dog Costume (pictured). For pet parents whose cats will join in on the fun, the Petco Halloween Purrfect Pumpkin Cat Costume and Petco Halloween Octopus Cat Costume are entertaining ways to include your feline friend in Halloween activities.

In keeping with the festive spirit, Petco stores nationwide will showcase a series of family friendly in-store events throughout October:

--Paw Impressions: Create a memory that will last a lifetime at Petco’s Paw Impressions event. Pet parents can bring their dog in to create an imprint of their paw as a fun family keepsake. Date: Sat., Oct. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m.

--Reptile Rally: Head to your nearest Petco for scales, tails and creepy-crawly Halloween fun at Reptile Rally – a celebration of reptiles, arachnids and amphibians. A “Reptile Meet and Greet” will take place for families to get to know these fascinating companions and learn useful care tips from knowledgeable Petco partners. Enjoy cool giveaways and a “Most BOOtiful Reptile Costume Contest.” Families can share all the fun on their social channels using #ReptileRally. Date: Sat., Oct. 17, from 1 to 3 p.m.

--Petco’s Halloween Pet Costume Contest: Bring your pet in to strut their stuff at Petco’s Halloween pet costume contest. Prizes and treats will be awarded, with a grand prize including a free mini make-rover. Date: Sat., Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. Fans of Unleashed by Petco can also participate in this event at all Unleashed locations – same day and time.

In addition to the in-store fun, pet parents who plan to dress up their pets can participate in the Petco “Make a Scene” Photo Contest on Instagram. Beginning October 1, pet parents are encouraged to take a photo of their costumed pet in a scene that matches the pet’s costume and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #MakeASceneContest for a chance to win a $5,000 grand prize.

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