This is Bailey’s first Halloween with my family and I can’t wait to dress her in the perfect costume. She’s even been invited to a Halloween party! Choosing a costume for a healthy dog like Bailey is easy, but it’s a little more complicated to find perfect Halloween costumes for dogs in wheelchairs. If you’re planning to take your specially-abled dog trick-or-treating here are some costume tips to keep in mind.
Pick a costume that only goes as far as the waist. Wigs are ideal because they don’t touch any of the moving parts of a dog wheelchair. Pet spray on paint is also a good choice to add a pop of color.
Eliminate any parts of a costume that dangle down in front of your dog. This serape has a short front so it won’t trip your dog and cause the wheelchair to tip.
Pick a costume that is made of a lightweight material, especially if you’re putting it directly on a dog’s back. This Jockey design is easy to carry and won’t put an extra strain on a paralyzed dog’s spine.
And if you’re crafty you can create your own handmade Halloween costume. Ernest’s pet parents handcrafted this design to fit over his wheelchair.
With all of these tips your dog and you are sure to have the best Halloween ever! Do you have a favorite Halloween costume for your handicapped pup?