You may think you're excited about today's St. Patrick's Day festivities, but you have nothing on these furry guys. Everyone loves an adorable animal in costume, and these dogs and cats dressed up for St. Patrick's Day effortlessly embody all there is to celebrate on March 17. Frankly, they just can’t wait to partake (er, bark-take?) in all of the tail-chasing, pawesome party-throwing and purrfect parade-watching. And who can really blame them? It’s the one time of year when you can break out the obnoxious green suits, Shamrock-studded accessories, and top hats, and wreak havoc around the block. (OK, who am I kidding? It’s the only time of year we, as pet owners, get to put our animals through the adorable transformation they hate: turning them into little green men.)
I especially love to dress my cuddly cockapoo Chewbacca up to match me (which lasts a total of five minutes) before he shimmies out of his pink and green “Kiss Me! I’m a Cockapoo,”shirt. See image below for the perfect example. See how his fellow co-wagger, little Lulu the toy Schnauzer, loves her green sweater? What am I doing wrong as a puppy parent?!?
One important thing to note: no animals were harmed during the making of this article; though they do wish you’d take the hat and/or Shamrock shades off of them now. It’s nothing personal. They just can’t see and/or walk straight. “Wuv you!”
1. Bodhi, Bro
Something tells us this labrador will be that guy wearing shades in a dim pub. Chyeah, dog.
2. Call me McLabradoodle
“Me beard is me lucky charm.”
3. Mason the German (er, Irish?) Shepherd
On St. Paddy’s, this pup won’t be a German Irish Shepherd.
4. Kiss me! I'm a cute kitty
Here, St. Kitty, Kitty, Kitty!
5. Hella Bella
Don’t you wish you could be this pumped about wearing green bows in your hair again? Oh wait, you can — on March 17.
6. Classic Sophie
This feline is like that one female friend we all have. It was her idea to go on the pub crawl, and she’s the first one ready to leave.
Raise the woof.
8. Wee Ivan
Oh, lookie! It’s a frenchie leprechaun.
9. Glamour Shot Gone Shamrock
Better than a selfie. It’s a shelfie.
10. Love in the Club
These pitts are an inspiration for all of those romantic hopefuls out there looking for the one on St. Patrick’s Day.
11. Top (Hat) of the Mornin' to Ya
“What? Don’t I look excited?”
12. King Charles, the Party Animal
First one out, last one passed out.
13. Banjo the Yorkie
Hat tip for live music and dancing in the streets for this little guy.
14. Green Champagne for This Chihuahua
I don’t drink beer, dahling.
15. Pug Love
That’s no dog collar; that’s a green chain. Representin’.
16. Smitten Kitten
We have a feeling she’s not going to make it to the after-party.
17. Izzy for St. Shizzy
Green spectacles… better to see you and the St. Patrick’s Day parade with, my dear.
18. Pommy Wants a Patty
Beer goes well with St. Paddy’s and burger patties.
19. Bulldog Days of March
March on. Rock on. Whatever. Just don’t wake him up.
20. Lady and the Shamrock Shades
This cocker spaniel doesn’t need a tramp to buy her a bowl of spaghetti. But, she’ll take a beer though….