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Halloween With Your Fur Babies: What to Do and How to Keep them Safe

Published on Oct 28, 2020

The Pasadena Humane Society is hosting two separate virtual Halloween Events to help you (and your pets) get in the spooky spirit.

First, on Wednesday, October 28, join Pasadena Humane as they host a free webinar showing you different DIY pet costumes. If you don’t have a costume for your pet yet, this is a good time to join and watch the hosts get crafty and create some one-of-a-kind pet costumes that you can make at home.

The DIY Pet Costumes webinar begins at 12 p.m. and is hosted by Loni Watson, Community Programs Manager, and Izzie Nidetz, Foster Manager, at Pasadena Humane Society.

Just remember that wearing costumes may not be right for every pet. Never force your pet to wear a costume if they appear uncomfortable.

To register for this webinar, go to

 Then, on Saturday, October 31, tune in to the Pasadena Humane Facebook page at noon to catch the premiere of “Howlin’ Halloween” with your children and pets to learn how to make pumpkin dog treats and more. Howlin’ Halloween is a “boo-nan-zaa” of fun, where you can follow along as the hosts make pumpkin dog treats, listen to a spellbinding story, and make creepy crafts. They top it off with some magical and mysterious adoptable animals that will have you Howlin’ in your seats!

Pasadena Humane’s Facebook page is

Additionally, on its website, Pasadena Humane has posted some tips to keep your pets safe during Halloween, so that even if you’re staying in with a spooky movie or joining a Zoom costume party, keeping these in mind will make sure you don’t have any real scares.

For one, avoid singed fur and whiskers by keeping your jack-o-lantern, and its lit candle, out of reach. Or, better yet, use flameless candles. Also, chocolate is toxic for dogs and cats, and even candy that doesn’t have chocolate in it can cause digestive upset. So remember to keep all Halloween candy away from your pets.

For more safety tips for your pets on Halloween, visit

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