"Animal Fair" Rolls Out the Red Carpet for 8th Annual Halloween Pet Costume Bash
Dina and Ali Lohan of E!'s Living Lohan, fresh off a plane from L.A., donned cat gear but chose to leave their furry friends at home. "We have six pets at our house on Long Island," Ali told PEOPLE Pets. "But we're babysitting three of [older sister] Lindsay's dogs, as well."
Beth Ostrosky-Stern, who married radio shock-jock Howard Stern in early October, arrived dressed as a witch and dished on her hatred of Halloween – and love of bulldog, Bianca. In fact, the pup even participated in the couple's nuptials, wearing a "little pink bridesmaid dress" at a reception in the Hamptons. The model shared that she plans to adopt a cat from the North Shore Animal League once she gets the go-ahead from her hubby.
Bethenny Frankel from Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York City revealed that the upcoming season of the hit show will be even more dramatic than the last. Dressed as Rollergirl of Boogie Nights, she added that her adorable pooch Cookie, who came sans costume, will definitely be on-air again, as well.
"She's the star," said Frankel. "She actually doesn't like to be a star though, she doesn't like attention." That just means more time in the spotlight for Ginger, the rambunctious pooch of Housewives castmate Jill Zarin. A chronic mischief-maker in season one, Ginger has relaxed, according to Zarin. "I think it has to do with the fact that she's getting older," Zarin shared, herself dressed as Legally Blonde star Elle Woods with Ginger donning a matching outfit ala Chihuahua sidekick Bruiser. "As a puppy, she was rowdier. Now she's three so she's calmed down."
When asked if she's working with the notorious pet trainer she hired to tame Ginger in season one, Zarin said the two have parted ways. "There's no point because I don't listen! As long as I don't change my ways, nothing will change when it comes to Ginger having run of my house," she laughed.
With her new movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua reigning at the box office, a bewitching Piper Perabo told PEOPLE Pets that while she loved working with the pint-sized pups, they don't necessarily make the best pets. "They're very intense dogs, and can be a little precious," she said. "I don't think they're for little kids, since they can have a bit of a nervous quality. If you're a young single girl starting out, like my character in the film, they can be a great dog, but if you have young children, I don't think it's the right dog."
Perabo said Disney, which produced Beverly Hills Chihuahua, took steps to ensure people would think before purchasing a pup. "When 101 Dalmatians was released, a lot of people bought Dalmatians, then all of a sudden there were a lot of Dalmatians in shelters a year or two later," she said. "So we went out of our way with this movie to be sure that didn't happen again, with Chihuahuas. There's even a message at the end of the film that says if you adopt a pet, it's for a lifetime. You have to be very conscious about the commitment that comes with pet adoption."
Perabo revealed that the furry stars of Chihuahua were mainly rescue dogs, including the star, Poppy. And while they may not have earned salaries, Perabo said that all of the animals used in the flick found something even more important: homes. "The pet trainer that worked with us on the movie also made sure that all of the rescue dogs we used in the movie were adopted after filming was complete."