Photo gallery: Top dog Howl-o-ween costumes in 2012

Photo gallery: Top dog Howl-o-ween costumes in 2012

Let's be honest: The best pumpkin, pirate, and popcorn costumes tend to have four legs and a tail. Check out these Halloweenie dogs who make the holiday a lot less scary and a lot more fun for you and your veterinary team.
Oct 23, 2012
By staff

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1. Cowgirl

Penny the Cowgirl is ready to lasso up some fun this Halloween.

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2. PUPcorn

Paris the poodle is ready for a scary movie night—are you?

Photo courtesy of Dr. Lorraine Penick
Beltway Animal Clinic

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3. Frog

This froggy doggy is already good at catching flies—or least chasing them.

Photo courtesy of Sabrina Harris
Veterinary nurse
Animal Care Centers

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4. Pumpkin

Orange is definitely this PUPkin's color.

Photo courtesy of Alicia Trullinger

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5. Devil

Being naughty is a tough job but somebody's got to do it.

Photo courtesy of Getty Images

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6. Jockey dog

We don't know about you, but our money is on this horse—err dog.

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7. Tuxedo

Breaking news: Ike is officially red-carpet ready.

Photo courtesy of Adrienne Wagner

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8. Pirate

Arrrgh you dressing up Halloween? If not, Rosie the mini dachshund might make you walk the plank.

Photo courtesy of Barbara Pinker, CVT
Hospital Manager
Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital

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9. Football player

"Blue forty-two! Hut, hut, hike," says Scott before he tackles the treat jar.

Photo courtesy of Chelsea Linden

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10. Bat

Be on the lookout for dogs going batty this time of year.

Photo courtesy of Alicia Trullinger

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11. Princess

Cooper isn't as cute as a real Disney princess—he's cuter!

Photo courtesy of Mindy Valcarcel

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12. Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (Ghostbusters)

Pippa ain't afraid of no ghosts.

We know you've got adorable pictures of pumpkin pooches and vampire kittens. Send your pictures of pets in costume to [email protected] and your pet might be featured on dvm360.

Photo courtesy of Dr. Brandi Eskesen
Hawthorne Hills Veterinary Hospital
Seattle, Wash.