Halloween Costume Shopping

Dog halloween costumes in mInneapolis, mnIt's so hard to believe that our 5th annual Woof 'n Treat Dog Halloween Party and costume contest will be here in less than a month.  Crazy!!  Each year it keeps getting bigger and better! Some of you may or many not know that for the past 3 years Target has been coming to Pampered Pooch Playground in the late winter to try on dog Halloween costumes to make sure they fit on a variety of sizes and styles of dogs.  Each year when they do this, we have to sign an agreement stating that we can't disclose the costumes they have tried on the dogs until they are released for sale!  I was at Target the other day and guess what.... Many of the costumes that they brought to the PPP to try on were on the shelves!  They have so many great costumes!  Now, I don't want this blog post to turn into a commerical for Target, but it is always fun when you see some of the advice you have given, actually taken seriously and designed into a product. As a small business owner, I love having such a great relationship with such a great retailer!! My personal favorite dog costume that they sell is the Batman one!

Have a great night!




Eloise the Westie It is so hard to believe that our doggy daycare has been open 2 1/2 years!  It seems like we just opened the doors!  Eloise the westie was one of the first dogs that attended doggy daycare when we opened and she is still just as excited to run in as she was on her first visit!  Side note on Eloise, she is a fan of the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bears :)

Today, we hammed out the finishing touches on our Woof-n-Treat doggy halloween party and we got some really exciting news about it today.  I don't want to jinx it by telling everyone about it yet, but it is really cool!  Speaking of the party, have you picked out your dog's costume??  I was at Target the other day and saw a bunch of the costumes that they came in with (in March) to try on our dogs and see how they fit.  It feels really cool to be part of a test group for a store and they even listened to some of the feedback we provided (like making stuff for big dogs)!  Even cooler!

Have a good night!


Halloween in February??!!

Trycia and I both LOVE Target and when they reached out to us for help we said YES!!  They are working on ordering Halloween costumes and wanted to work on sizing. They wanted to come in and see how the costumes fit on some of our dogs.  We are not able to tell you some of the really cool new costumes they will have for Halloween, but they are SWEET!!  Yes, they are finally going to have big dog costumes that are actually for big dogs!  We brought out about 15 of our most behaved daycare dogs, so they could try the costumes on to see how they fit.  Roxy, was a big fan of the pumpkin costume from last year! Have a great night!