BorrowMyDoggy BlogHealth and advice19 October 2017How to keep your pooch safe at Halloween

How to keep your pooch safe at Halloween

Halloween, or Howl-a-ween, as we like to call it here at BorrowMyDoggy, is creeping up (see what we did there?!). And we want all of our canine and human friends to have a fun filled night, but it’s also important that your family stays safe too. So here are a few suggestions to keep your favourite doggy safe this Halloween.

Keep your dog away and distracted from the front door.

You may be having a few trick or treaters in spooktacular costumes, this can give both you and your doggy a fright. Perhaps keep them preoccupied with their favourite toy in another room.

Doggy member Dexter


Remember sweets are for two-legged friends only.

Halloween is prime time for chocolate and sweets, make sure to keep these treats out of reach of your four-legged friends.

Doggy member Dotty


Don’t leave your dog in the garden.

It’s great to keep your pup distracted but remember not to leave then unattended in the garden especially as there may be loud, unusual noises and strange visitors.

Doggy member Charlie


Keep carved pumpkins out of reach.

Obvious we know, but the candles in carved pumpkin can be dangerous for dogs and humans a like. Pumpkins that have been out for a few days can cause problems for your pup if they are uncooked or have started to mold. So it’s best to keep these away from your doggy.

Doggy member Charlie


Have those collars ready.

With front doors being opened and closed regularly it’s best to make sure your phone number or contact details are on their collars, just in case they decide to venture out to follow those pawsome trick or treaters.

Doggy member Chocolate



We hope these tips help, and we wish our community a fun and happy Halloween. Feel free to tag us in your Howl-a-ween photos on social media. Alternatively send us your doggy photos to us at mystory@borrowmydoggy.com along with your dog’s name. We’d love to see them!

Have a wooftastic day!

Best woofs,

The BorrowMyDoggy Team