Are you thinking that it might be fun to dress up your Pom for Halloween?
Well, you're right!
This lovable toy breed is usually quite accommodating when it comes to putting on doggie clothes or costumes. Most love to prance around, enjoying the attention and smiles that comes along with being dressed up, as you can see from the photos here in the Gallery!
Some tips for choosing the right outfit:
Fit - When in doubt, choose a costume that will not be overly tight. While your Pom's body is tiny, that thick double fur does take up quite a bit of room! If the costume is just a bit loose, your Pom will be able to move around as normal, run and play!
Protecting the Coat - Static cling can occur with any type of fabric, so before you put the costume on your little Pom, spritz the coat very lightly with some canine leave-in conditioner. The goal is to create a fine mist, do not spray too much and dampen the coat.
If you don't have any on hand, simply mix a solution yourself... 1 part canine conditioner to 3 parts water. Don't worry about clothing doing anything to the fur, if left on for a normal amount of time (1 to 3 hours, don't let your Pomeranian sleep in it!), the coat will be just fine. You may only need to brush it a bit (think, "hat hair" that happens to us sometimes).
If you will be walking your Pom around the neighborhood for trick-or-treating, do be sure to play it safe. If the sun has set, bring a flashlight. Additionally, never take the leash off of your Pom. Adding reflectors to both you and your dog can help keep you safe as well, so that you can enjoy strolling around and receiving tons of compliments on how your Pom looks!
If you want to bring your Pom out but the walk will be too far or if it will be too overwhelming for your Pom to be walking with all the kids running around, have your Pomeranian in a comfortable, safe sling. It's an awesome ways to keep him close, able to see the action, but safe off the ground.