Halloween Hounds: New York Ranked #7 for ‘Doggy Trick-or-Treaters”
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Happy Howl-O-Ween! Trick-or-treating is apparently not just for children anymore! Pets all over the country are participating in the Halloween festivities. In a survey conducted by Big Heart Pet Brands (the makers of Milk-Bone, Pup-Peroni, Canine Carry Outs, and Milo's Kitchen), they uncovered the top 25 states that include their dogs in Halloween. To determine the rankings, Milk-Bone and Milo's Kitchen asked local pet owners whether they dress up their dogs in costume, take their dogs trick-or-treating, or include them in a variety of other Halloween activities. You might be surprised to learn that Virginia was number one, followed by New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Missouri.
New York was ranked No. 7 for doggy trick-or-treaters, with 44 percent of residents dressing up their pooches, according to the survey. Only 22 percent of New Yorkers will bring their dogs trick-or-treating, but 38 percent will have their dogs greet you at the door when you do trick-or-treat. This is exciting news for those wanting to bring their furry friend into the Halloween fun because your pup won’t be the only one dressed up in a costume this year!
Take the hint and pass out homemade doggy treats at your door this year in addition to your usual candies for kids. The survey also discovered the most popular doggie treats to pass out to furry trick-or-treaters, and apparently, not all dogs are the same. Specific breeds prefer certain treats over others. According to the survey, 59 percent of toy breeds, like pomeranians and pugs, mostly like “soft and chewy” treats, like Pup-Peroni. Biscuits and crunch treats, like Milk-Bone, were preferred by hounds, sporting dogs, and herding dogs. Working dogs, like dobermans and Great Danes, prefer natural meat and meat jerky treats. This way no dog is left behind!