National Dress Up Your Pet Day

National Dress Up Your Pet Day is observed next on Tuesday, January 14th, 2025 (215 days from today).

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It's National Make Up Your Pets Day on January 14, and we want you to join in.  Celebrate by dressing your family member in comfortable clothes - maybe even buying matching outfits, if you want to go crazy.  If it were a normal day, people would stare at your dog in the street.  However, on National Your Pet Outfit Day, matching attire is not only acceptable, but encouraged!  Who is the angel responsible for this holiday?  National Your Pet Day was started in 2009 by pet lifestyle expert and animal behaviorist Colleen Paige.  It celebrates pets and helps support the pet fashion community.  The once-a-year opportunity to wow the neighbors and unleash your favorite dog's inner diva, so make sure your dog is dressed appropriately for this occasion!

History of Dress Up Your Pet Day

This amazing pet fashion celebration was founded by Colleen Paige in 2009. A commercial pet lifestyle expert, Colleen launched the event to encourage pets and their owners to spend time together, wear impossibly cute and cool outfits, and joining forces with other animal enthusiasts in the local area.  Owners are encouraged to be imaginative and show off their amazing furry friends.

Along with the chance to showcase your creative talents, Pet Day is also a social occasion.  Hundreds, if not thousands, of pet lovers come together to celebrate their best friends and meet new friends along the way.

It's important to note that Your Pet's Masquerade Day is started to promote welfare and encourage bonding between pets and their owners.  While some dogs happily wear an overcoat or a winter coat, not every creature enjoys jogging around the park in a miniskirt or walking around dressed like Yoda or Captain Hook.

Pets' clothing should be safe, they should be comfortable, and owners should never force an animal to wear a costume.  Some models are much more readily available than others, so read your pet's reaction carefully and proceed accordingly.

Double-check every outfit for loose attachments, such as buttons, and make sure there's no risk of the pet overheating or having trouble breathing or moving.

How to celebrate Dress Up Your Pet Day

If you've ever imagined yourself as an aspiring designer, now's the time to unleash your potential and let your feline friend or pet dog be the star of your first catwalk show.

Dress Up Your Pet Day is a lighthearted, fun celebration of the wonderful, precious pets that enhance our lives and brighten up our homes on a daily basis and it was designed  to bring pets and their owners together and show off the perfect, creative, store-bought DIYs.

If you have a pet that loves to cuddle with their belongings, why not meet other owners for a party in the park or a get-together with friends and their four-legged friends.  Are they at home?  You can show off those artistic talents and make your own outfits, or browse through the many online pet clothing stores to make sure your pet looks like a butterfly.


National Dress Up Your Pet Day has been observed annually on January 14th.


Saturday, January 14th, 2023

Sunday, January 14th, 2024

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Colleen Paige in 2009

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