Yes, it's true. There are a handful of Jewish dog owners that extend the observance of the Bar Mitzvah to their four legged friends. Silly, though it may seem, the Bark Mitzvah is on the rise. When, you might ask, is it appropriate to hold such an occasion? According to those in the know, a Bark Mitzvah can be held when a dog reaches 13 month or 13 years.
It might seem odd, but in truth, many religions make special considerations for pet owners. Many churches will bless your pets. St. Francis of Assisi was the patron saint of animals.
Still, some rabbis find the practice of Bark Mitzvahs distasteful and believe they are a "desecration of a cherished Jewish tradition." Me? I just think it's silly, but mainly because I have a hard and fast "no pet costume" rule.
In the event you don't that believe this is real, have a look at the video below...