Tuesday is National Dress Up Your Pet Day (Photos)

WASHINGTON – Sure, your pet is adorable, but swaddling him or her in clothing can be a recipe to for the perfect pet photo — and Tuesday may be just the excuse you need to indulge.

Tuesday, Jan. 14 is National Dress Up Your Pet Day. The day was founded by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Behaviorist Colleen Paige in 2009 as a way to celebrate pets and support the “pet fashion community,” according to the event’s website.

Paige says that the day is an opportunity to dress up your pet in a fun and safe way.

“It’s important to remember though, that it’s not, however, a day to disrespect our pets with uncomfortable, vulgar and/or seasonally inappropriate costumes for the sake of a laugh or photo shoot,” Paige says on the site.

WTOP asked people to send in pictures of their well-dressed furry friends. Below are some of the submissions.

View more pet photos and submit your own in the WTOP Perfect Pets photo gallery.

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