Photo gallery: 2022 National Dress Up Your Pet Day

Whether they’re wearing black and gold or have Tiger blood in their veins — some of the goodest boys and girls are celebrating National Dress Up Your Pet Day.

Jan. 14, 2022
Contact: Deidra Ashley,

From dogs and cats to rabbits and geckos — Tigers know how to celebrate with flair. In honor of National Dress Up Your Pet Day, the Show Me Mizzou team asked for photos of your pets dressed in their best, and you understood the assignment. Here are some of our favorite fan-submitted pics.

Want a chance to have your pet featured? DM Mizzou on Instagram with the name of your pet, a photo of him or her dressed up and any fun facts we should know about. Horizontal photos preferred.

a white rabbit in mizzou gear


Peppermint is a 3½ year-old French lop who loves to sit outside. Her favorite snacks are timothy hay and parsley. Her neighbors will sometimes see her go for walks when her mom takes her out in a big blue stroller.

a black and white dog in a rocket costume


Dobby has left the wizarding world and is on his way to outer space! The 1-year-old Miniature Schnauzer is owned by 2003 alumna (and Director of Alumni and Donor Communication and Marketing) Ashley Burden.

two golden retrievers in mizzou scarves

Maia and Ella

These lovely ladies are Instagram-famous with more than 27,000 followers! They love showing off new looks and costumes on their social media platform. Ella, right, is a certified therapy dog.

a black dog dressed as a tiger


Tommy is a 12-year-old former stray who chose his adoptive family by returning to their yard each day. He loves going for rides in the truck and he even let his mom dress him as a tiger Webkinz for Halloween last year.

four dogs in tiger scarves

Bella, Sophie, Chloe and Ruby

These black and gold Cockapoos are certified therapy dogs and love to snack on carrots and ice cubes in their spare time. They always know it’s time to go to work when their scarves and frilly collars come out.

photo of a lab as a puppy and adult, always wearing mizzou gear


Gunner is a 2-year-old lab who has been sporting Mizzou gear since he was a puppy. He loves eating pup cups and being chased, and his favorite spot on campus is the Columns.

two horses in mizzou gear. a woman poses for a picture with them

Teddy and Weston

Teddy and Weston were adopted by student Brittney Patton to be therapy horses. They sure look snazzy in black and gold!

a corgi in a mizzou scarf


Penny is a 2-year-old Corgi who loves to chase cats and snuggle. She loves to take walks around the Quad.

a black and white dog in a mizzou hoodie


Izzy is a 5-year-old rescue who started as a foster when she was just three weeks old. She loves treats of all sorts and sitting on laps.

a cute cat in a mizzou scarf


Holly is a four-year-old Scottish Fold who enjoys sneaking into bedrooms at 5 a.m. to meow at the top of her lungs when her food bowl is empty

two crested geckos in mizzou outfits

Bob and Chez

Bob and Chez are the beloved crested geckos of Dawn Brown’s fifth-grade class at Columbia Independent School. The students custom designed their Mizzou gear during recess today.

a black rabbit on a mizzou blanket


BunBun is a rescue rabbit who loves carrots and playtime.

a dog dressed as a tiger with a crown on


Brady is a 13-year-old rescue who likes to think he is king of the castle. He loves his little human brother (and the snacks he drops), going for walks on the trail and barking at delivery drivers.

a bulldog in a mizzou shirt


Edna is a 3-year-old English Bulldog who loves eating vegetables — especially broccoli. Her favorite place on campus is Peace Park.

a cat with a mizzou tie on


Sebastian, an 18-pound floof, is almost 5 years old. He is a certified therapy cat and loves to wear black and gold on his visits.

a german shepard with a mizzou scar


Koda, seen here as a puppy, is a 3-year-old German Shepherd. His favorite toy is a football.

a dog in mizzou gear on the quad


Flynn is a 1½-year-old rescue who spends a lot of time out on the Quad with his owner, student Haley Haring.

a cat in a mizzou jersey


Zeus is a rescue who loves nothing more than taunting his four-footed siblings. On football Saturdays, you’ll find him tailgating at the Zou!

a goldendoodle with a mizzou scarf


Kaner, named after Chicago ice hockey player Patrick Kane, is an 8-year-old Goldendoodle. His owner, student Caroline Heneghan, said he’s a good boy with lots of energy!

a black lab in mizzou gear


Yoshi is a 3-year-old black lab who loves warm weather gear — especially when it’s Mizzou-branded! Despite his age, Yoshi’s owner, student Madalynn Owens, says he still has a lot of puppy energy.

a cat in a mizzou scarf

Little Kitty

Little Kitty is a Domestic Shorthair rescued as a kitten during an early morning run on Stadium Blvd. She likes to climb the walls (literally).

a brown lab in a mizzou scarf


Misty is a 7-year-old silver lab with a quirky personality. She’s a huge Tigers fan, and when she isn’t watching the game, she’s hanging around the lake catching a cool breeze. Misty belongs to student Hattie Bartlett.

a black lab in a mizzou scarf with a tiger toy


Katie the black lab just turned four last week. Her favorite snack is chicken nuggets and she loves to play fetch and go on car rides.

dog in a mizzou scarf


Smokey is a 1-year-old Blue Heeler. He loves green beans, car rides and playing in leaf piles. Fun fact: He is terrified of plastic bags.

a dog in a sweater playing in the snow

Walker is an 11-year-old English Springer Spaniel who loves playing in the snow (he’s got his paws crossed for some this weekend!). He loves playing with his blue bone toy and keeping tabs on the neighbor kids as they go to and from school. 

a corgi in a mizzou scarf


George is a 5-year-old Corgi whose favorite pastimes include protecting his humans’ yard from squirrels and soaking up attention. His favorite place on campus is the Mizzou Marketing office. 

a black dog in a mizzou scarf


Tito is the 1-year-old pup of Missouri Orthopaedic Institute employee Lauren Dahm. He likes to dig holes and visit the dog park. 

two dogs in mizzou gear

Brewski and Trixie

Brewski, left, is a 9-year-old red fox lab. Trixie, right, is a 2-year-old mixed breed. They’re best friends and belong to mother-and-daughter Mizzou employees. 

a dog in a mizzou jersey

Koda is a 1-year-old Australian Shepherd who loves to be chased. His favorite place on campus is the Columns.

a puppy in a mizzou scarf


Gryffindor is a baby Blue Heeler/Australian Shepherd mix who loves Mizzou as much as his all-Mizzou alumni family! His favorite hobbies are playing fetch and playing with his sister, Patti Mahomes.


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