Cute chihuahua pet dog wearing a Maleficent's homemade costume

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Halloween is almost here, and you want the best costume for your small dog. Is your dog as excited as you are? Probably not, but your enthusiasm can make up for your dog’s indifference!

Do you have a costume picked out for your little dog? Honestly, most dogs really don’t like costumes with a lot of bells and whistles. It’s always best to keep it simple on Halloween. If you plan to keep your dog in costume for any length of time, my advice is to keep it as simple as possible.

But some dogs are just fine in costumes and like the extra attention and pampering they get when they put their outfits on. Pay attention to your dog’s body language, and if they’re cool with a costume, you can go all out for Halloween!

Here are some of the best Halloween costumes for small dogs!

1. Ewok

A lot of little dogs, like Shih Tzus and Brussels Griffons, already look a lot like Ewoks, so this costume might be perfect for your pooch!

You can get an Ewok dog costume on Amazon here!

2. Minion

Your little best buddy is probably there to help you with all your schemes, so a Minion costume might suit them perfectly!

You can get a Minion dog costume on Amazon here!

3. Superman

If your pooch is a big hero in a tiny package, a Superman costume will reflect their inner strength!

You can get a Superman dog costume on Amazon here!

4. Police Officer

For the small pup with a big sense of justice, a cop costume will make sure nearby trick-or-treaters obey the law–or at least the dog law.

You can get a police costume for dogs on Amazon here!

5. Toy Story Characters

What could be better for a toy-sized pup than a Toy Story costume? Buzz, Woody, Slinky Dog, or any of the Toy Story gang would fit a small dog perfectly.

You can get a Toy Story dog costume on Amazon here!

6. Dragon

Whether you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you love How to Train Your Dragon, or you’re just hyped about flying lizards, this costume will turn your pup into the cutest fire breather ever!

You can get a dragon dog costume on Amazon here!

7. Georgie From It

You don’t need to be afraid of clowns when you’ve got your little yapper on your side to chase them off. This Georgie outfit is a nice simple costume that only requires a yellow doggy raincoat and a red balloon!

You can get a yellow dog raincoat on Amazon here!

8. ’90s Hip Hop Star

If you’ve still got your old gold chain from the ’90s and you’re feeling nostalgic, put it to good use with a hip hop star costume for your pooch!

You can get a hip hop hoodie for your dog on Amazon here!

9. UPS Delivery Person

Does your tiny dog go nuts when the UPS delivery person gets to the door? Maybe they can walk a mile in those shoes with a UPS costume!

You can get a UPS delivery person costume for dogs on Amazon here!

10. Bat

You can’t go wrong with the classics. A pair of bat wings will help your pup get in the Halloween spirit without being too intrusive. This one is good for pups who like to keep it simple.

You can get bat wings for dogs on Amazon here!

Your Dog’s Comfort And Safety Come First

If your dog shows any signs of discomfort, unhappiness, or difficulty walking, we advise that you remove the costume immediately. Some dogs enjoy taking part in fun events with their humans and others–not so much.

Each dog has their own unique personality and you need to respect that. If your dog doesn’t like wearing costumes, don’t make your dog wear one. It’s always best to take your pics and then remove any items that make your dog uncomfortable.

Always keep your dog on a leash when trick-or-treating. Make sure they can’t get access to toxic candies on Halloween.

A human holiday is not worth making your dog miserable.

Be safe! Happy Halloween!

Do you have a great Halloween costume idea for a small dog? Please post pictures in the comments below if you do! We want to see!

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