Boo, Y’all!  What’s all the hocus-pocus about? It’s Atlanta GirlZ Club’s favorite time of year, Fall and HOWL-O-Ween!


Howdy, Pardners! Since Lucy and Holly love all things western, Halloween is the pawfect time for them to celebrate by creating their own FrankenSnack Monster at their “Chuck Wagon Round Up!”.

The GirlZ began their festivities by dressing in fun western-themed costumes: a cowgirl outfit and tiny no-gallon hat for Lucy and American Indian girl outfit (complete with pigtails and dream catcher) for Holly. Then, they hitched up their Big Chuck Wagon, not to a star, but to one filled with their favorite Vital Essentials® entrees and treats purchased from one of their favorite stores, Top Dogs Boutique (Roswell, GA).

As lots of their furfriends and cowpokes moseyed on over for monstrous fun, Lucy and Holly prepared a rootin tootin pup buffet loaded with an assortment of western chow. Furfriend guests created their own FrankenSnack Monster using Vital Essentials grain free freeze-dried entrees, treats and VE Raw Bar snacks. Then, in true HOWL-O-Ween spirit, all the edible monsters were eaten quicker than you can say “Get along little doggies!” or “Freeze-dried FrankenSnack!”

Then, we moseyed on out for some trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. These days, doggies look just as cute in HOWL-O-Ween costumes as the human kids do. Lucy and Holly have some suggestions before you dress up your pets and go trick-or-treating they are comfortable in their costumes.

  1. Don’t wait until Halloween night to try on their costume. Select a costume a few weeks before and try it on your pooch several times before the big night, or costume event.
  2. Dress rehearsals should be short and sweet and involve lots of praise, rewards and treats.
  3. Place the costume on your pet, making sure you pay attention to your pet’s response and keeping the process short, one to two minutes.
  4. Praise your pet, then remove the costume.

If your pet shows signs of irritation, stress or discomfort, it is always best to remove the costume. You can try it again another time, keeping in mind that your pet just might not be comfortable dressing up or wearing outfits. And, that’s pawfectly okay. Perhaps a fun, festive bandanna or spooktacular collar would be best. Lucy and Holly wish everyone a happy, fun and safe HOWL-O-Ween.

HOWL-O-Ween is a PAWfect occasion to share photos of your pets in costumes with us. Be sure to follow us and tag @vitalessentials and @lucyandholly_atlgirlzclub.

Contest rules for Franken Snack Contest

Atlanta GirlZ Club®
“We’re all about Fashion, Fun & Fundraising”

Kathi Welch owns Atlanta GirlZ Club® an influential pet Fashion, Fun & Fundraising brand featuring her fashionable doggie models, Lucy and Holly. As writers and contributors for several outlets and with their significant high profile and social media following, these GirlZ are well known pet influencers and public figures. They host and emcee events, are brand ambassadors and couture fashion models, as well as fashion print and runway models. Kathi and Lucy also have experience and backgrounds working in television. Lucy and Holly are professionally trained. They are trendy influencers in the pet community and have been featured on CNN, appeared on The Weather Channel and in YouTube videos and two books. Atlanta GirlZ Club® burst onto the Atlanta Pet Lifestyle Scene over a decade ago and use their celebrity to shine a light on animal welfare, animal rescues and fundraising efforts. Their brand motto is “We’re all about Fashion, Fun & Fundraising.” Their commitment and core mission is fundraising for animals in need.