PetPaint: The Latest Trend in Pet Halloween Costumes
Miami has numerous festivals and activities that celebrate Halloween. With so many fun events and costume contests leading up to Halloween, our social media feed has been full of announcements for canine costume contests such as the Costume Yappy Hour at the Spillover in Coconut Grove on Thursday October 27th, and Paws4You’s 6th Annual Howl-O-Ween at Pinecrest Gardens on Sunday, October 30th.
Being involved in the pet industry and animal world for some time, we have seen a variety of pet costumes. From the cute dachshund dressed as a hot dog to a golden retriever dressed with a lion’s mane, we have seen it all! Our team was on the search for fresh new trends and the latest and most creative way to deck out our pets and found PetPaint, colored hairspray for your pup!
New (Safe) Pet Costume Idea: PetPaint
After scouring the Internet for the surefire costume to receive the most “oohs and aahs,” we came across a product called PetPaint. It’s a veterinary-tested and dog-safe hairspray that comes in a variety of colors and is easy to apply (it’s an aerosol that takes anywhere from ten seconds to two minutes to dry) and washes off easily with a regular shampoo.
What is PetPaint?
According to the website, “The company was founded by Abe Geary, who sought to change the way people celebrate occasions and holidays with their dog. After the establishment of clinical protocols, and rigorous formula testing, PetPaint was conceived.” PetPaint is affordable, safe, and offers a fun way for you and your pet to bond and honor the occasion. Even if you are an amateur painter, they offer a great “How To” section and FAQ page on their website to get you started.
Not only does PetPaint provide colored spray, but they have stencils dedicated to holidays and occasions. For example, in honor of Christmas, the company provides stencils of candy canes, Christmas trees, snowflakes and reindeer to decorate your dog. In addition, the company sells Swarovski jewels and extensions for doggy dazzling.
PetPaint Reviews: Is It Right for Your Pup?
While we have not had the chance to use it ourselves, we did check out many reviews on Amazon. The consensus was an overall good product with true color. Some did find their dog was afraid of the spray and noise, so if you have a shy pup who scares easily you’ll want to use their pet jewels instead (yes, they are adorable). Halloween costumes should be fun for your pooches- so take it slowly with them the first time! More on celebrating Halloween with your dogs responsibly here.
Others said the color fades quickly; however, PetPaints was forthcoming on their site, saying it lasts about a day. For a short holiday weekend, it seems like a simple, innovative and enjoyable way to dress up your pup!
Not an artist? Not a problem! According to PetPaint, “everyone’s artistic abilities vary so our inexpensive durable stencils may be the very tool you need to look like a pro. Available at fine retailers, www.petpaint.com or PetSmart grooming salons you too can get your PaintOn!”
Your Groomer Could Help with Your Halloween Costume!
If you don’t have the patience or the time for this new artistic medium, ask your local groomer what kind of coloring costumes they can provide for your baby. Your pup will be the star of the show before you know it!
The sky’s the limit with your pet costumes. Use color and creativity to bring to life your favorite character or toy. Who does your dog remind you of? That could be a great way to begin!
For more information and to order this trendy pet product visit: http://www.petpaint.com/. Check out some of these fantastic paint jobs. In addition, Pinterest offers some amazing ideas for pet Halloween costumes too!
A vital member of the Equipaws family, Frankie can mostly be found working behind the scenes, helping co-create online branding, managing several social media accounts, designing brand collateral, and writing copy. As a Pet Tech-certified CPR and First Aid Instructor, Frankie trains our employees in these life-saving techniques. Additionally, she fills in for pet sitters and dog walkers when needed in Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, and South Miami. Her own small pack consists of Boots the Shih Tzu mix, Nutmeg the Chiweenie, and little Queen Bee Suzy, a Miniature Pinscher.