The Best Pet Costumes of 2021 Include Pumpkins, Hot Dogs, and Superheroes, Available on PetSmart

PHOENIX, October 11, 2021 / PRNewswire / – One in five Americans plan to dress their pets up for Halloween, and this year PetSmart is showing how they’ll do it all for pets with the hottest costumes and a virtual costume contest. If you’re still deciding what your furry baby should be this year, pumpkins, hot dogs, superheroes, and cats are some of the more popular choices.

The results of a new National Retail Federation survey found that the classic pumpkin costume remains the most popular for pets, with 10% of pet parents planning to turn their furry baby into a squash. Hot dog costumes followed with 5% of pet parents, superheroes and cats with 4% and bumblebees won over 3% of pet parents.

Luckily, PetSmart is ready to help pet parents embrace this year’s trends, with a variety of pumpkin costumes for dogs, cats, bearded dragons, and guinea pigs. Pet parents can even match their furry baby in a Halloween pumpkin sweater set!

PetSmart also offers popular hot dog and superhero costumes, including Batman, Black Panther, and Wonder Woman. Plus, PetSmart’s Bumblebee Costume for Dogs, Cats and Guinea Pigs is also a crowd pleaser.

Naughty fun contest
This year, PetSmart is bringing back its #WickedFunContest to help pet parents celebrate the spooky season with their pets. To enter, pet parents can post a photo or video on Instagram of their pet in one of three categories: #SpookyScene, #BestBoos, or #CutestCreature. Pet parents must follow and tag @PetSmart and include their category hashtag as well as #WickedFunContest to participate.

Parents of animals can enter at any time from October 4 to October 27, for a chance to win a $ 100, $ 250 Where $ 500 PetSmart Gift Card. No purchase necessary. Must be 18 and over. For more information and the rules, visit

About PetSmart®
PetSmart LLC is the largest retailer specializing in pet services and solutions for the lifelong needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets and believe that pets make better people. Every day, with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they can, together, live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our clients, how we support our associates, and how we give back to our communities.

PetSmart operates approximately 1,650 pet stores in United States, Canada, and Porto Rico, as well as more than 200 PetSmart PetsHotel® boarding houses for dogs and cats in store. The retailer offers a wide range of competitively priced pet foods and products, as well as services such as dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp ™ and the adoption of pets.

PetSmart, PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities® from Canada work with nearly 4,000 animal welfare organizations to bring adoptable pets to stores so they have the best possible chance of finding a forever home. Through this in-store adoption program and other iconic events, PetSmart has facilitated over 9 million adoptions, more than any other physical organization.