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Halloween Tricks & Treats

Treats for Tricks!

Treat the pets in our care to a treat

The pets in our care are enthusiastically waiting for their Halloween Tricks & Treats goody bags, full of delicious treats and toys. These scary good rewards will be used to help train our animals a new trick before they find their forever home!  

Whether it’s a catbeingclickertrained, a dog learning how to give a high five, or ahamster tackling an obstacle course, the pets in our care can’t wait to learn something new with the treats they receive from YOU.   

Plus, Ren’s Pets wants to double the fun! Ren’s Pets will be matching every single dollar for the first $2000 raised. That means double the treats and toys for the pets in our care! 

Fun Activities to Get You into the Halloween Spirit

Colouring Pages

Turn your fright-filled night into a colouring site with these ghoulishly great, animal-themed Halloween colouring pages.  

Print out as many colouring pages as you want to ensure that all your little ghosts and goblins have a fun Halloween memento they can proudly display.  Even if you’re just a kid-at-heart, all ages are sure to enjoy bringing Halloween into a new colourful light with our adorable animal-themed Halloween coloring pages. 

Fill in the Blank Animal Adventure Stories

Monsters, ghosts, and pumpkin patches – oh my! The pets in our care are off on an adventure but they need your help to complete their stories. 

 

Print, fill in the blanks, and enjoy a spooky good story that the entire family can enjoy.   

DIY Pumpkin Treats for Your Pets

You’ll need: 

  • 1 cup of all-natural Pumpkin Puree (please make sure to use pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling) 
  • 1/2 cup All Natural Peanut Butter (please make sure it does not contain xylitol) 
  • 1 3/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour 
  • Parchment Paper 

Instructions: 

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. 
  • Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix until it’s clumpy and not sticky. 
  • Lay down a sheet of parchment paper on your work surface and place the dough on the parchment sheet. 
  • Lay another sheet of parchment paper over the dough and use a rolling pin to roll dough to 1/4 inch thick. Once it is to your thickness liking, peel off the top parchment paper. 
  • Use your desired cookie cutter to start cutting out the treats. Place on your lined baking sheet. 
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 F. 
  • Let cool completely. Before serving. 

You’ll need: 

  • 1 4oz can of salmon, no salt or oil added 
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats 
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree (please make sure to use pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling) 
  • 1 egg 
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil 

Instructions: 

  • Preheat the oven to 325 F. 
  • Add the oats to a blender and blend into a fine flour. 
  • Open the can of salmon and drain the excess liquid. 
  • Combine the oat flour, salmon, pumpkin, egg, and avocado oil and mix well. 
  • Form into small “cookies” (or use a silicone mold) and place on a baking sheet. 
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until firm. 
  • Allow to cool before serving to your cat. Serve will supervised, and break into smaller pieces if needed. Store in the fridge for 3-4 days. 

You’ll need: 

  • 3 Tbsp Pumpkin puree (you can use canned pumpkin but not pumpkin pie filling) 
  • 1/3 Cup Rolled Oats 
  • 4 Tbsp Dried Apples (without pips and stems) 
  • 3 Tbsp Water 
  • 1/2 Cup Flour 

Instructions: 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 
  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl. You want the mixture to have the same consistency as cookie dough, so you can adjust the amount of ingredients as needed. Remember that rabbits should have a limited amount of pumpkin, oats and dried fruit. 
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and scoop 1 teaspoon of mix and roll it into a ball (or whatever shape you’d like your treats to be). Make sure to put at least an inch or two between it rolled ball of mix. 
  • Bake your pumpkin treats for 15 minutes at 425 degrees.  
These treats are only meant to be a treat, not a staple in your pet’s diet. While pumpkin is a food that your pet can digest, these pumpkin treats should only be given to your pet on special occasions, and no more than one treat a day to keep sugar and starch levels down. 

The scariest thing for pets during Halloween

It’s not witches and zombies. A seemingly innocuous bag of candy can be one of the scariest things that enters a pet parent’s home on Halloween!  

Chocolate can be deadly to dogs, and other ingredients in candy, such as high amounts of sugar and fat. If a candy is sugar-free, it may contain a sugar substitute called xylitol, which is extremely toxic to dogs, even in small amounts.  

Prevention is key! Keep the candy bowl up high, away from the reach of your pets. Be sure to give your dog tons of exercise and a good meal so that they’re not sniffing around for treats. 

If you suspect that your pet took a nibble, be sure to contact your vet immediately.  

Cuties in Costumes

What’s the best part of Halloween? Dressing up, of course!   

Thank you Ren’s Pets for generously donating costumes and bringing the Halloween spirit to the animals in our care. They were so excited to dress up and show off their not-so-spooky (but totally adorable) looks.  

Head over to Ren’s Pets to get your pets ready for Halloween too!