Eco-Friendly Halloween Pet Costumes

Eco-Friendly Pet Costumes

Eco-Friendly Pet Costumes

I was on the hunt for eco-friendly Halloween Pet costumes and I didn’t realize that it is next to impossible to find but as the greenie I am I did find/come up with some decent alternatives!

Green Halloween
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This blog has dates for costume swaps in your area. You can start one in your neighborhood! Go to your local pet store, dog park or even neighbors and see if people would be interested in swapping their old dog costumes. You can even go to local schools or community centers. Fall is a great time for fairs see if they would be interested in hosting a swap! It’s a great way to get local pet owners to meet each other and even illustrate the importance of keeping their pets green!

Do-it-yourself!

If you have old clothes or fabric laying around why not make the costume you have always wanted for your pet? You can download patterns off the internet or just wing it. This can also be a group or community event. Ask people to bring old cloth, broken jewelry, pins odds and ends and everyone can swap and use what everyone brought! You can make this a tradition and collect donations year round. Another added bonus is asking people to bring donations for local shelters. Shelters always need old blankets, towels, toys and food for pets. Get your community involved and maybe you can make an impact on the retail world that is seriously lacking in this aspect of the market.

Decembers Top 5 Eco-Pet Picks

Purrrrr-fect holiday gifts for your pets!!!

1. Gorgeous and Green Dog Chew Toy

  • RECYCLED: Created from environmentally friendly fabric made up of 85%
  • re-engineered recycled IntelliLoft™ fibers that diverts unnecessary
  • waste from going to the landfill and takes eight time less energy to
  • produce than virgin fibres.
  • Made from recycled plastic bottles.
    HANDMADE:Proudly made in Bozeman, Montana. Handmade in the USA!
  • 2. Get Free Standard Shipping on Symbolic Animal Adoptions from ShopNWF.org!. If you have an animal you know how important a good home for one is!! Support pet adoption!! Help an animal find a home for the holiday season!! I have adopted all my pets and I can tell you its an indescribable feeling when they become a part of your family!!!

    3. $5.99 Flat Rate Shipping on Orders of $60 or more & purchase a reusable Pet Smart Shopping BagWould you like to help save a homeless pet and the planet at the same time? PetSmart Charities is offering reusable bags for $1.99, while supplies last. For every reusable bag sold, 100% of the purchase price will benefit PetSmart Charities.

    4. Natural Pet ECOS Pet Laundry Detergent, 20-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 6)
    *Ultra-concentrated, color safe, all-temperature, fragrance-free detergent, with neutral pH, specially formulated for pet laundry items
    * Tough on dirt yet gentle on pets, ECOSPet Liquid Laundry is residue-free and safe to use in standard and HE washers, and with septic and greywater systems
    * Phosphate-free, chlorine-free, enzyme-free, dye-free, and free of petroleum ingredients
    * Pack of 8, 20 oz bottles of liquid laundry detergent cleans 10 to 20 loads (total 160 oz = 80 to 160 loads)
    * Pack of 6, 20 oz. Biodegradeable Bottles

    5. Recycled Bicycle Tube Dog Collar by Cycle Dog

  • Handmade in Portland, Oregon using recycled bike inner tubes that do not fray like traditional webbing construction. The neon green collar includes reflective 3M laminate that provides night time luminance.
  • Collar includes a quick release plastic buckle and a heavy duty nickel plated ring that resists rust
  • Reclaimed bicycle tubes are soft and provide comfort for human hands and dog necks
  • Bicycle inner tubes are quick drying and stink resistant for dogs that hike, walk, or play in water
  • 3 adjustable sizes: small (6 to 12 inches, 5/8 inch wide), medium (12 to 22 inches, 1 inch wide), and large (17 to 27 inches, 1 inch wide)