This is Halloween! If you and your pets are repeat watchers of Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas," there are many ways to express your shared fandom, including collars, leashes, ID tags, and toys. Whether your favorite character is the Pumpkin King, Jack Skellington, his love interest, Sally, or his ghost dog, Zero, you're sure to find pet toys and accessories featuring their likeness. Here we've rounded up 10 options for dogs and cats that can be worn and played with during the Halloween season and beyond.
What to consider when purchasing pet toys and accessories
Comfort: When shopping for accessories and apparel for your pet, be sure to prioritize fit and comfort. Take measurements of your pet if necessary and always reference the manufacturer's sizing chart. These products should not restrict your dog or cat's movement in any way. If your pet seems uncomfortable with the clothing or accessory they are wearing, remove it immediately.
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Delivery Time: When purchasing handmade and/or customizable accessories for your pet, take the delivery time into consideration. Most Etsy sellers will give you an estimate of when you can expect your item to arrive, which is important to take note of if you'd like it to arrive before Halloween.
Sizing: When purchasing toys, in particular, check the product dimensions to make sure it's not too big or too small for your pet. Toys that are too small can be potential choking hazards, and those that are too big might be frustrating for your pet if they can't fit the toy in their mouth or carry it around the house.
1. Zero Pet Toy – Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
Perfect for adding some "Nightmare Before Christmas" flair to your dog's toy basket, this hide-and-seek toy includes a plush Zero with an inner squeaker and a fabric doghouse crypt. Zero features an adorable jack-o'-lantern-tipped nose and a pink ribbon collar. Your dog will have a blast retrieving Zero from his 9-inch dog house and chomping down on the squeaker.
2. Quick-Tag Disney Skellington Circle Personalized Dog & Cat ID Tag
Celebrate Halloween year-round with this circular pet ID tag featuring Jack Skellington's smiling face. The tag is made from solid brass with a clear, permanent laser engraving that's easy to read. One side showcases Jack's face, while the other side is customized with four lines of text and a smaller image of Jack's face. It allows you to list your pet's name, contact information, and any other message such as information about medical conditions. It's 1.5 inches long and 1.25 inches wide. If you want to keep it protected from scratches, you could also purchase a clear plastic silencer.
3. Buckle-Down "The Nightmare Before Christmas" Polyester Standard Dog Leash
At 4 feet long and 1 inch wide, this leash is ideal for walking small dogs. It features a print of Zero, Jack's trusty sidekick, on one side and solid black on the other. The "Nightmare Before Christmas" leash is made in the U.S. using high-density polyester and steel hardware for durability. A matching collar is also available in six different sizes if you'd like to complete the look.
4. Buckle-Down "The Nightmare Before Christmas" Dog Collar
Available in six sizes, including wide options, this collar resembles Sally's patchwork dress from "The Nightmare Before Christmas." The release button with Sally's name in the center resembles a seatbelt and makes the collar easy to put on and take off. The collar ranges from 1 to 1.5 inches thick and has a D-ring for attaching an ID tag. The collar is made with high-density polyester and steel and is hand-crafted in the U.S. There's also a matching, personalized leash if you're so inclined.
5. Buckle-Down "The Nightmare Before Christmas" Personalized Cat Collar With Bell
If your cat is ready to be an honorary resident of Halloween Town, this collar features the many different expressions of Jack Skellington against a purple background. It's made from high-density polyester and heavy-duty hardware. The clasp has a breakaway design, making it safe for cats, and a removable bell to alert potential prey. This collar can be customized with your cat's name or another message, such as "Happy Halloween." You can also choose from three different font options. The collar is 1/2-inch thick and expands from 8.5 to 12 inches.
6. "The Nightmare Before Christmas" Jack Stretched Leg Dog Squeak Toy
This Jack Skellington dog toy doubles as seasonal decor—just make sure it has a prominent place in your dog's toy box! It's 12 inches tall and features stretchy arms and legs, which makes it fun for dogs to pull, grab, and shake. There's also an embedded squeaker to keep dogs interested in playing. The plushie is made from polyester and stuffing but is not recommended for aggressive chewers.
7. Jack Skellington Bandana and Matching Owner Scrunchie
If you've ever wanted to match with your best friend, this set includes a Jack Skellington-print bandana for your dog to sport and a scrunchie for you to wear in your hair or on your wrist. The bandana comes in a variety of size options, ranging from small to extra-large. The bandanas are handmade in Southern California, and the shop owner is happy to make customized smaller or larger bandanas if none of the listed sizes will work for your dog. Instead of needing to be tied on, these bandanas are made to slip over your dog's collar, making them very comfortable for most dogs to wear. You can also opt to purchase the bandana by itself for just $9.
8. "The Nightmare Before Christmas" Resin Pet ID Tag
This handmade dog tag is a wearable piece of art for your best friend. The resin ID tag is partially clear and features Jack's ghost dog, Zero, orange pumpkins, and a spooky graveyard scene. The resin is hand-poured by the shop owner from San Diego, California, and then customized with your dog's name in black glitter. The size is relatively large (dimensions are not listed), so it's best suited for bigger breeds. There isn't any space for adding contact information, so it's best to buy a second ID tag in the event that your pet ever goes missing.
9. "The Nightmare Before Christmas"-Inspired Catnip Toys
These incredibly detailed catnip toys come in nine different "Nightmare Before Christmas" character options including Oogie Boogie, the trick-or-treaters (Lock, Shock, and Barrel), and the Mayor. The handmade toys are sold separately (prices vary) and are approximately 4 inches tall. They're made with high-quality felt and stuffed with Oregon-grown catnip and fiber fill. You can even message the shop owner if your favorite character isn't listed and they'll whip up something custom for you!
10. "The Nightmare Before Christmas" Pet Bandana
If you just can't get enough of "The Nightmare Before Christmas" trick-or-treaters, Lock, Shock, and Barrel, order one of these handmade pet bandanas. Made with 100% cotton fabric that's easy to wash and care for, the bandana features a tie-on design. It's available in sizes extra-small (17 inches) to large (29 inches), however, the bandana can be made smaller by rolling it before tying a knot. The bandanas are made to order—they're hand-cut and sewn in Arizona—and a portion of each sale goes toward supporting pets in need.
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- Quick-Tag Disney Skellington Circle Personalized Dog & Cat ID Tag
- Buckle-Down Nightmare Before Christmas Polyester Standard Dog Leash, Small: 4-ft long, 1-in wide
- Buckle-Down Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Dress Patchwork Polyester Dog Collar
- Buckle-Down Disney Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Expressions/Ghosts in Cemetery Personalized Breakaway Cat Collar with Bell
- Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Stretched Leg Dog Squeak Toy
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