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One of the really great things about my job is the chance to preview new products before they make it to stores. Usually it’s a candle or pillow but every now and again it’s something unexpected but totally fun — like these pet costumes from Target!

While I don’t exactly plan on taking my pups trick-or-treating, I couldn’t resist dressing them up for fun. Target’s expanded their already (super!) adorable selection for 2012 so if you haven’t considered decking out your dog before – this may be the year.

Here’s my little girl, Sophie, modeling one of the new costumes that just hit the shelves. She’s a 3-year old Schnoodle (Schnauzer/Poodle) and, as you can tell, she’s pretty jazzed to be mommy’s little piggy:Sophie in her pig Halloween costume

 Not to be outdone, Madeline, my 9-year-old Bichon Frise, strutted her stuff as a cheerleader: Madeline in cheerleader costume


If you’ve got a little stinker you could dress him up like a, well, a little stinker:

Target 2012 Skunk Halloween Pet Costume

 Or saddle up your buckeroo: Target 2012 Cowboy Halloween Pet Costume

And, what would Halloween be without treats? The nice folks at Target even included these cute pumpkin-shaped rawhides as a reward for being such great models: Sophie with Halloween rawhide

 Where do you fall on the pets in costumes divide? Will you dress up your pup this year?

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21 Responses

  1. Briana says:

    Be still my heart. Your little dog in the pig costume is the cutest thing.

  2. Beth V. says:

    Sophie and Madeline are the cutest dogs, with or without their costumes!

  3. Janet says:

    Will have to check out Target's costumes for my little pooch.

  4. Dana S. says:

    The skunk costume is so funny.

  5. Carlee says:

    Very cute costumes.

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  7. Lindsey says:

    The last picture of the little dog with the treat is just adorable.

  8. Gina says:

    Your dogs are so pretty.

  9. Stephen says:

    Target rocks!

  10. robynhulsey says:

    I, most definitely will be dressing up my dog. She is a 7 year old shih tzu and a Touch Therapy Dog, named Jazzy. The people we visit, one is a hospital and the other a nursing home, get such a kick out of whatever she is wearing. It is a real conversation starter!

H. Camille SmithCamille is a managing editor for HGTV.com, fine artist and antique furniture devotee. As a former interior designer and Nickelodeon animator, she has a real passion for balanced, beautiful interiors...


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