LANSING, Mich. —Halloween is known for many things: costumes, candy and, this year, dog treats. Preuss Pets hosted their annual dog trick-or-treating event on Oct. 27, which was the first time the event has been held since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This event allowed for dogs and their owners to go from business to business in Old Town Lansing to collect treats. The event also included a dog costume contest, a swag bag given to each participating dog and photo opportunities for the dogs. Community members were excited to welcome the event back.
Local resident Deb Small brought her cat Max with a costume that read, “When I grow up I want to be a dog,” and attended the event the last time it was held in 2019.
“I mean this event truly is a community event,” said Small. “You know we usually go around to the businesses, they get involved in the trick-or-treating.”
Preuss Pets owner Kirbay Preuss said this event means more to her than just Halloween festivities. She thinks small businesses are positively impacted by this event, while it is also a fun thing to look forward to for community members each Halloween.
“This is simply about joy,” said Preuss. “That’s what this is. It’s just fun.”