The countdown is on – less than a week until the big night, which means it’s time to get serious about your glow gear.  The GlowDogGlow course is truly a sight to be seen but to brighten up the competition, you and your pooch are encouraged to outshine the circuit.

Every year our participants outdo the last, and this year will be no exception.  We were inspired by some of our favorite glow get ups from races past to give you some ideas for creating the brightest, shiniest, most dazzling costumes.   Don’t forget about glow gear for the entire family – match your pup in twinkles, luminescence, and shine and be rewarded with prizes and swag!

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Our four-legged friend looks ultra-cool in his illuminated mohawk and shades.  Get a similar look with this LED Fiber Optic Mohawk  and a pair of glow eyeglasses.

Glow In The Dark Mohawk and Sunglasses for Dogs Amazon

This LED safety necklace from PetSmart has both glowing and blinking options and can be cut to fit perfectly around your dog’s neck.  Or take a cue from our cute friend here, and attach several in various colors to their collar.

Nite Ize NiteHowl LED Safety Dog Necklace PetSmart

Looking for more illuminated collar wear?  While you’re checking the safety necklaces at PetSmart, look for these flashy collar clips.  Pick up one for your pooch and even one for you too!

LED Dog Collar Jewels - PetSmart

For two months, we’ve given you fitness advice to be the leader of the pack at the GlowDOGGlow 5K.  Show off all of your hard work by running with this LED USB Rechargeable Dog Leash.  Available in 5 colors, this standard 4-6 foot leash will give you more control (compared to retractable or flexi-leashes) keeping you, your dog, and other runners safe on the course.  Be even more radiant on the run by adjusting the lights between steady, rapid flashing, and slow flash modes with just one click!With Halloween around the corner, the GlowDOGGlow 5K is the perfect place to test run cute costumes!  Maybe your pooch is dying to masquerade as a fuzzy caterpillar. Personally, we think these sparkly butterfly wings are perfect for a glow race!  Remember, always think of your dog’s safety and comfort when chosing a costume.  If your pet seems comfortable dressing up, keep the costumes simple to avoid getting tangled in strings, ties, belts, and sashes. Avoid costumes that restrict movement, vision, or swallowing. Keep a close eye on your costumed pet at all times, never leaving them unattended in their getup.

Dog Halloween Costumes - PetSmart

 

If a full costume isn’t your thing, your dog can be too too cute in a tutu! Tutus are a fun, bright, and easy way to add a little radiance without being bulky or cumbersome.

Fluorescent Tutu for Dogs Amazon

Finally, what walk or run would be complete without the basic pooch potty neccessities.  Dazzle and amaze with glow-in-the dark waste bags and a matching dispenser!

Top Paw Glow in the Dark Waste Bags and Dispenser PetSmartPetsmart - Reston VA We hope these ideas inspire you to create a fun, fabulous, and fur-centric glowtastic getup!  Besides being able to get many of these products at your local PetSmart, did you know PetSmart has a pet “salon,” offering services such as spray-on tattoos and colored chalking?  Talk about taking your glimmering getup over the top!

We’d like to thank PetSmart in Reston, VA for sponsoring the afterparty “Bark Bar” at the GlowDogGlow 5K!   After completing the 5K or fun run, come hang out with us at our family and dog friendly afterparty.

Anthony Moringello - Bark Bar GlowDOGGlow Barktoberfest

 

If you haven’t registered for the event, you can do so here. Registration includes one human ticket and one dog race admission, a swag bag, parking, two drink tickets, light refreshments, and a bark bar for pups.

GlowDOGGlow Afterparty NOVADog Magazine

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