Dress your pet up Day!

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Dress your pet up Day!

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | January 11, 2022

It has come to our attention that January 14, this coming Friday, is National Dress Your Pet Up Day. This naturally led us to wonder what we might have to share along these lines; here is just one example.

This photo show an unidentified man holding a dog in a sweater. This forms part of the Rondo Neighborhood photograph collection. The photo taken by Marvin Anderson in 1964.

We encourage you to share photos of your fur friends here if you would like!