The Sergei Foundation


The Animal Rescue Site

B-more Dog


Pinups for Pitbulls



Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue

Our Pack, Inc.

Maine Coonhound Rescue

Saving Shelter Pets, Inc.


LD Logo Color

OK, OK, a dog costume, but just one


You may have noticed that we’re not real big on doggie Halloween costumes this year. We have some issues with the whole idea of costuming pooches — and encouraging the practice — that we are still working through.

That said, here’s one I just can’t pass up. Having eschewed — yes, eschewed — the costume contest at BARCStoberfest, I missed this entry (but spotted him on the Baltimore Sun’s “Unleashed” blog today). It’s Tito, a local Chihuahua, dressed as the ubiquitous pink and yellow Big Boyz Bail Bonds pen.

If you’re not from Baltimore, you might not be familiar with the company, or the fact that its pens — in a true stroke of marketing genius — are everywhere.

Big Boyz Bail Bonds orders more than 500,000 pens a year and provides them for free to bars, restaurants and shops all over town, and all over Maryland.


Comment from Jen
Time October 30, 2009 at 11:14 am

This is amazing! Big ups to Tito’s mom and dad for this one!

Comment from Meredith
Time October 30, 2009 at 12:25 pm

I have issues with shoving dogs in costumes, too. My dog is a thinking adult being, and I don’t want to make him an object of ridicule.

Comment from Anne’n’Spencer
Time October 30, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Spencer has his own Halloween costume built in. He masquerades as a tri-colored Beagle.