Whether your dog needs a warm jacket to join your family for football or you’d like to snap a few pictures of him dressed up like a turkey, here are some of the best dog Thanksgiving clothes and costumes. We've found a variety of options from warm sweaters to jerseys that will allow Fido to root for his favorite team.
So, you're ready for the holiday – get to diner, watch the Thanksgiving Dog Show and enjoy. Remember that dressing your pet for Thanksgiving isn't all about his adorable appearance. You need to make sure that he's safe and comfortable too! It's a good idea to try his outfit on a few days in advance just to make sure he'll be comfortable in it all day.
Finding the perfect fit could be a challenge depending on your pup's build. If dog Thanksgiving clothes or costumes are too tight they will restrict his range of motion and could cause uncomfortable chaffing. If they're too loose they could get caught on something and really hurt your pet.
Follow the measurement instructions closely for any clothing or costumes that you order for your pet online. If possible, take your dog with you while shopping and try the outfit on in the store. Let your pet wear it around for a little while to make sure it's comfortable.
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16 Best Dog Thanksgiving Clothes and Costumes
Dog Thanksgiving Clothes for Warmth
1. Dog Team Jerseys
Will you be cheering on your favorite team this Thanksgiving? You can purchase a custom jersey with your favorite sports team emblazoned on it in the right size for your dog, from XS to XL.
You can choose from a large variety of college and professional teams on Amazon for an authentic looking jersey your pup will be comfortable in. You can even get one for yourself if you want to match with your canine companion.
2. Fair Isle Sweater
This Fair Isle Sweater from Blueberry Pet slips on easily and keeps your dog looking stylish and warm. It works well for both male and female dogs and is made of 100% acrylic yarn.
It comes in multiple styles to choose from. If staying warm by the fire isn’t quite enough to keep your dog cosy, this sweater will do the job and they won’t feel too cold to enjoy Thanksgiving day.
3. Carhartt Dog Chore Coat
It’s time to go hunting, and your dog is coming along. Make sure he's comfortable and doesn’t get chilly in this Carhartt Dog Chore Coat. Carhartt is known for being a high-quality brand that’s extremely durable.
This coat features a corduroy-trimmed collar that tucks inside the coat, hook-and-loop closure tabs so you can adjust it to fit your dog, and two rivet-reinforced pockets for bringing along treats.
4. Uarter Waterproof Dog Boots
If you’re going on a walk or hike after your Thanksgiving meal, the ground may be cold, wet, and muddy. Think of protecting your pooch’s paws with these waterproof dog boots.
They’re made of a tough, water resistant material, and they are flexible for added comfort. These boots are easy to put on and have a secure, reflective Velcro strap to hold them on your dog's feet. This also makes them ideal for walking after dinner when it's dark outside.
5. Dog Team Hoodies
If you want your dog to represent your favorite team, but a jersey won't keep him warm enough, a team hoodie may be a better option. Show off your team colors with this piece of dog Thanksgiving clothes in just the right size.
These NFL hoodies are each totally unique and fitted around the legs so they’ll look great on your dog while keeping him from getting cold. They even have a reflective strip on the helmet (hood) for added style and safety.
Cute Thanksgiving Dog Costumes
1. Turkey Costume
It comes in a variety of sizes and reviewers say it’s a favorite with guests every Thanksgiving. Just be sure to follow the measurement instructions in order to purchase the correct size.
2. Pilgrim Boy Dog Costume
While the most challenging part of these dog Thanksgiving clothes will be getting your pet to keep the hat on, the sweet photos will be well worth it. This Pilgrim boy costume snaps down the front for easy dressing. Buckles decorate the jacket and the hat, and the pristine white collar and cuffs look very authentic.
You can also choose a Pilgrim girl dog costume with a ruffled bonnet instead of buckled hat. It includes a black dress with white apron, cuffs, and collar accents. This costume also fastens with snaps down the front.
3. Gentleman Doggy Carrying a Pumpkin
If you’ve ever seen one of these costumes, you know how they make your dog look like they’re really helping carry some large object around. Here it’s a Thanksgiving pumpkin, and your dog will appear to be a gentleman helping carry it to your table.
These dog Thanksgiving clothes are made of elegant crystal velvet and comes in several sizes for the perfect fit. This is a super cute way for your dog to celebrate the holiday festivities.
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Fancy Thanksgiving Dress-Up for Dogs
1. Zack & Zoey Fall Fashion Dog Dress
If you’re planning a photoshoot with your dog, this might be the fanciest, frilliest dog Thanksgiving clothes option available. It is an adorable burgundy dress made of corduroy with ribbon and lace details.
This doggy dress from Zack & Zoey also features a nickel-plated D-ring on the back to allow for leash attachment. The underside features a Velcro strip for quick and easy dressing and removal.
2. Autumn Plaid Dog Dress
If you want a fancy gown for your pooch to wear, this plaid dog dress from Fitwarm is made of a soft and comfortable fabric. Your pup will look and feel great while wearing it.
The beautiful autumn plaid is perfectly matched with lace trim and an adorable bow. This is a great option for dog Thanksgiving clothes as it can be worn any time of the year. You'll certainly get your money's worth with this dog dress.
3. Petitebell Thanksgiving Turkey Dress
This one-piece dress is so adorable it will have all your guests talking. The stretchy cotton top is decorated with a turkey face, and the cute skirt features a turkey pattern. Dog Thanksgiving clothes should be comfortable, and this lightweight fabric certainly meets that requirement.
Accented with a sweet orange bow and rhinestone buckle, this dress is sure to be a hit. It's affordable on any budget, too!
4. Save the Turkey Dress
This one’s by Ruff Ruff Couture, and it features a handcrafted felt applique in the shape of a turkey on a brown jersey atop a ruffled gingham skirt. This doggy dress is comfortable, stretchy, and made in the USA.
While it’s more casual than some other options, it might also stay on your dog for more of the day since it’s a little less fussy. Available in sizes from XXS to XL, you're sure to find one that will fit your Fido.
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Easy-On Costume Options for Dogs
1. Acorns and Pumpkins Bandana
If your dog isn’t a huge fan of dressing up, try a simple bandana around his neck instead of dog Thanksgiving clothes. This one’s printed with a fall pattern including acorns and pumpkins.
Since it’s a generous 22” square, it’s sure to fit even the largest of dogs. It’s perfect for Thanksgiving or anytime during the fall season that you want to dress up your dog.
2. Fall Plaid Dog Collar Flower Attachment
Simply add this plaid flower attachment to a collar your dog already has for instant Thanksgiving style. It attaches with double-sided Velcro that wraps around the collar, and fits collars up to 1-inch wide.
These flowers are available in three sizes to properly accent your pet's neck. They can even be machine washable, so there's no need to worry if your dog spills his Thanksgiving dinner.
3. Fall Acorn Dog Bow Tie
This adorable acorn bow tie from Schmoopsie Couture uses a Velcro closure to attach to your pup's collar. They are designed and handmade in the United States.
These bow ties are much easier to fit on your pet than most dog Thanksgiving clothes, and your Fido will probably be a lot more comfortable as well.
4. “I Am Thankful For You” Bandana
Your dog can welcome everyone into your home this holiday with this bandana that proclaims “I'm Thankful for You.” The over-the-collar bandana is made of a washable fabric and comes in four sizes.
The vibrant colors will certainly draw attention to your pup, and the sweet scarecrow design will have everyone smiling. This is a much easier alternative to some of the more traditional dog Thanksgiving clothes.
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