Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to get into the spooky spirit with your furry friend by your side. While some Halloween movies might be too intense for our four-legged companions, there are plenty of dog-friendly options that will make your movie night a howling success. We’ve put together a list of canine-approved flicks to enjoy this Halloween.
- 1 Halloween Dog Movies
- 2 Creating a Cozy Movie Night For Your Pup
- 3 Share Your Howl-O-Ween Traditions
Halloween Dog Movies
1. Casper (1995)
Kid-friendly and heartwarming, “Casper” is the tale of a friendly ghost and the adventures he shares with a young girl. Perfect for pups who prefer treats over tricks.
2. Frankenweenie (2012)
From the creative mind of Tim Burton comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale of a boy who brings his beloved dog back to life. It’s a unique and charming story with a Halloween twist.
3. Hocus Pocus (1993)
This family-friendly classic follows the misadventures of three goofy witches. While there are a few spooky moments, the humor and fun make it a great choice for a dog-friendly movie night.
4. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Join Jack Skellington and his quest to understand the magic of Christmas in this animated masterpiece. The unique blend of Halloween and Christmas themes is sure to keep both you and your dog entertained.
5. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998)
Join Scooby-Doo and the gang as they uncover mysteries on a haunted island. The suspense and humor in this animated film are perfect for kids and dogs alike.
6. Hotel Transylvania (2012)
Take a trip to Dracula’s lavish resort for monsters, where his daughter, Mavis, falls for a human. “Hotel Transylvania” is a spooky, family-friendly comedy with a heartwarming message.
7. Coraline (2009)
Based on Neil Gaiman’s novel, “Coraline” tells the story of a curious young girl who discovers a mysterious parallel world. While it has some spooky moments, its whimsical style and engaging story will captivate you and your pup.
8. ParaNorman (2012)
Norman has a special gift: he can see and speak to ghosts. When his town is threatened by a zombie uprising, he must use his abilities to save the day. This stop-motion animated film is spooky yet heartwarming.
9. Monster Family (2017)
Follow the Wishbone family as they embark on an adventure to Transylvania, hoping to break a family curse. This animated film offers a unique spin on the typical monster movie genre.
Creating a Cozy Movie Night For Your Pup
While enjoying these Halloween movies with your dog, it’s essential to create a comfortable and safe environment for your furry friend. Here are some tips:
- Prepare a Comfy Spot: Set up a cozy area for your dog with their favorite blanket or toy.
- Adjust the Lighting: Keep the room well-lit to avoid any spooky shadows that might unsettle your pup.
- Dog-Friendly Snacks: Treat your dog to some homemade or already-made Halloween-themed treats to enhance the experience.
- Monitor Your Dog: Pay attention to your dog’s reactions. If they seem anxious or scared, pause the movie and offer comfort.
We’d love to hear about your Halloween traditions with your dog. Do you have any favorite dog-friendly movies or special activities you do on Halloween night? Share your stories and tips with us in the comments below!
This Halloween, make it a memorable and enjoyable experience for both you and your furry friend with these dog-friendly movie suggestions. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the spooky season together. Happy Howl-O-Ween!