45 Percent of Missouri Dog Owners Dress Up Their Pets for Halloween

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Let's face it: Man's best friend makes an adorable Wonder Woman. - PHOTO COURTESY OF FLICKR/JENNIFER CASSON
  • Photo courtesy of Flickr/Jennifer Casson
  • Let's face it: Man's best friend makes an adorable Wonder Woman.

It's not just the kids who get to trot out their finest costumes for Halloween this weekend — in Missouri, the dogs get dressed up too.

A new survey from MilkBone and Milo's Kitchen has declared Missouri to be the No. 5 state in the nation when it comes to spoiling dogs for Halloween. In the survey of pet owners, a staggering 45 percent of Missouri respondents reported dressing up their dogs for the holiday. Thirty-three percent reported giving their pooches extra treats — and 16 percent even take their pups trick-or-treating.

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We'd like to make fun of this practice. After all, man's best friend is a dignified creature, not just a docile fur-baby you can dress up just for kicks.

Except ... look how adorable they are in costumes! How could anyone be against something this hilarious?

PHOTO COURTESY OF FLICKR/JESSE DRAPER

So carry on, Missouri. Keep dolling up your dogs. And if a few more people get with the program, who knows? We might be No. 1 in 2015.

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