Monday, November 30, 2009

Holiday Pet Photo Contest


Tis The Season!!!

Join in on our Special Holiday Pet Contest! It's Free! Send your friends & family to vote!

Any pet in the "Holiday Theme"! Surprise Gift to the Winner!



Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hand Warmer Pocket Scarf


Hand Made, Hand Warmer Pocket Scarf!

Forget your gloves when you walk the dog? No place to keep house keys, cell phone, dog treats or "Poop bags"?

Try these warm & cozy Hand Warmer Pocket scarves from http://www.handmadeintheusa.ecrater.com/. Not only will it keep you warm, you hands stay warm & they have nice big pockets to keep all those "extras" in.


We have several patterns that match any personality.

So get one for everyone in the family ... Especially as a great Handmade Christmas Gift!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Colorado Holiday Gifts for Pets & Their People Craft fair

PetsAdored joined in on this years Pets & People Craft fair in Centennial Colorado. We had a great time & part of all proceeds went to various Rescue organizations.
Our booth was in between the Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue & Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue.
So we had enormous dogs on 1 side & tiny little pooches on the other. We represented the Colorado Dachshund Rescue since I have a Long hair Dox.

So below are the participants in the show. We hope you visit some of these great animal rescue sites & the companies that support them!

Chris Collins/Chris’
Creations Licks and Snuggles Pet Sitting/HGPP
Founder and Coordinator

working for All Setter Rescue
.
Items will include handbags, pet totes.
www.holidaygifts4pets.com

Snuggle SnacksTM
(gourmet treats for pets), pet magnets, dog and cat toys, kitty greens, men’s boxers, ornaments, and misc. crafts.

Tagawa Gardens
No Holiday table is complete without a little greenery! Consider adding a potted mum, poinsettia, plush houseplant and more to your festivities. Tagawa Gardens will be brimming with fall
and holiday foliage for purchase.
www.TagawaGardens.com

The Wright Group Event Services
has provided a generous discount on the draping for the event this year.
www.thewrightgroupnow.com


Small Business Web Design Solutions
Janet James is our web site wonder. I can’t say enough about how wonderful she is to work with! She does a phenomenal job for which we are all very grateful and is an incredibly
reasonable option for non-profit organizations. Give her a call with all your web site needs. You rock Janet!
www.smallbusinesswebdesignsolutions.com


All Breed Rescue Network

is the rescue beneficiary of Cindee Van Buskirk / StoneFree Glassworks.
www.allbreedrescuenetwork.com


All Setter Rescue

is the rescue beneficiary of Chris Collins / Chris’ Creations / Licks and Snuggles pet
sitting and Kevin Cortdz / Cortdz Studios this year.
http://allsetterrescue.blogspot.com/


Almost Home Cat Adoptions

is the rescue beneficiary of Paulene Janes this year.
www.almosthomeadoptions.com


Animal House Rescue

is the rescue beneficiary of Brandy Searcy / Return to Eden Cosmetics, LLC.
www.animalhousehelp.org


Animal Rescue and Adoption (ARAS)

will take a shift at a Bake Sale booth this year.
http://arascolorado.org


Applewood Rescue, Inc.

This small animal rescue specializing in exotic mammals like Chinchillas, Rats, Hamsters, Mice, and Degus is the rescue beneficiary of Wiley Sherer / Antieuclid’s Random Emporium this
year.
www.applewoodrescue.org


The Bagel Store

working for Rocky Mountain Yorkie Rescue will provide bagels and all the trimmings at
this year’s event.


Nancy Baker
working for Good Samaritan Pet Center. Items will include pet scarves, blankets and hand crocheted tea towels.


Herma Beelman / Timeless

working for Colorado Dachshund Rescue. Items will include dried floral wreaths, baskets,
swags and sprays.


Big Dogs, Huge Paws Rescue

is the rescue beneficiary of Rachel Vincun & Steven DiAnnie / Mission Impawsible, LLC.
www.bigdogshugepaws.com


Colette Brooks / Artisan Accents

working for
Peak to Peak Keeshond Fanciers. Items will include hand-painted and fired ceramic tiles.
www.artisanaccents.com


Bulldog Rescue
.
is the rescue beneficiary of Joshua & Cyndy Burd / Burdhouse Studios this year.
www.thebca.org


Joshua & Cyndy Burd / Burdhouse Studios

working for Bulldog Rescue. Items will include artist designed and crafted bird houses.
www.TheBCA.org


Jacky Canton / Textures

working for Wolf Santuary. Items will include fine hand-fabricated jewelry in precious metals and natural gemstones made with innovative metal-working and lapidary techniques.


Donna Carr / Donna’s Designs

working for Maxfund. Items will include photo note cards, jewelry and scarves.


Beth Casselman / JB’s Legacy

working for Colorado Dachshund Rescue. Items will include pet beds and blankets.
www.jbslegacy.com


Cat Care Society

is the rescue beneficiary of Bob Schmitt / Thermapet.
www.catcaresociety.org


Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue

working for
Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue. Items will include doggie blankets, Christmas ornaments, Deco boxes and more.
www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org


Colorado Basenji Rescue

is the rescue beneficiary of Peggy Shifflet, Groomer this year.
www.coloradobasenjirescue.org


Colorado Dachshund Rescue
is the rescue beneficiary of Herma Beelman, Beth Casselman / JB’s Legacy and Pets Adored
this year.

www.ColoradoDachshundRescue.org


Colorado Greyhound Adoption, Inc.

is the rescue beneficiary of Jody Laughlin this year.
www.coloradogreyhoundadoption.org


Colorado Horsecare Foodbank / Horsecare Program

is the rescue beneficiary of Dr. Debbie O’Reilly, chiropractor this year.
www.horsefoodbank.org


Colorado Horse Rescue

is the rescue beneficiary of Rosemary Laughlin this year.
www.chr.org

Colorado House Rabbit Society

will provide Santa photos for the weekend and will have a vendor booth. Items at their booth will include toys and treats for bunnies and gifts with a bunny theme. They are also the rescue beneficiary of Becky Hawley / Becky’s Designs and Cyndi Gass / Delilah’s Bug Delights this year.
www.coloradohrs.com


Colorado Llama Rescue

is the rescue beneficiary of J. Christin Jones / Cielo Grande Alpacas this year.

Colorado Peke and Pom Rescue

working for Colorado Peke and Pom Rescue. Items will include dog beds and blankets.
www.pekesandpoms.com


Colorado Pug Rescue

working for Colorado Pug Rescue will take shifts at a bake sale booth and at the gift-wrapping booth.
www.copugrescue.org


Colorado Saint Bernard Rescue, Inc.

will take a shift at a Bake Sale booth this year.
www.gotdrool.org


Kevin Cordtz / Cordtz Studios, Inc.

working for All Setter Rescue will be doing caricatures of pets and their people for the weekend.
www.cordtzstudio.com


Char Davis

working for
Edwards Foundation for Rescued Animals. Items will include fine art paintings, prints and note cards.
www.CharDavisfineart.com


Denver Dumb Friends League
will provide some of the Caroling entertainment.
www.ddfl.org


Divine Feline

working for Devine Feline. Items will include jewelry, catnip treats, knit cat toys and fleece sleepers for cats. They will also take a shift manning a bake sale booth and are the rescue beneficiary of Fred Eyer, Lin Sweitzer / Whiskers and Shari Wagner this year.
www.devinefeline.org


Dog-gonit Bonnets

working for Rocky Mountain Yorkie Rescue. Items will include custom dog bonnets.


Deb Donley / Deb’s Custom Critters

working for Misha May Foundation. Items will include acrylic paintings of animals on stone, wood and other findings.

www.debscustomcritters.com


Janice Earhart / iZoar

working for
Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR). Items will include original artist matted prints and greeting cards.
www.izoar.com


Deedee Eckles / Just Crafty

working for Wild Animal Sanctuary. Items will include assorted holiday ornaments, stockings and more.


Edwards Foundation for Rescued Animals

working for
Edwards Foundation for Rescued Animals. Items will include personalized Christmas stocking for pets. Edwards Foundation is also the rescue beneficiary of Char Davis this year.
www.edwardsanimals.com


Kathleen Eldredge / Enchanted Creations

working for Misha May Foundation. Items will include hand-knit, custom designed dog coats made of synthetic and wool fibers. Sizes will range from X-small to XX-large.
www.ssifire.com


Cindy Evans / The Collar Connection

working for
Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue. Items will include quick release and martingale dog collars, bandanas and harnesses.


Every Creature Counts

working for Every Creature Counts will be manning the Wish List Raffle and also have a vendor booth. Items at their vendor booth will include silk flower wreaths, hand-painted birdhouses, pottery and note cards. They are the rescue beneficiary of Toni Raffa as well this year.
www.everycreaturecounts.org


Fred Eyer / Caricatures by Eyer

working for Divine Feline will be doing caricatures of pets and their people for the weekend.
www.fredeyer.net


Freedom Service Dogs

is the rescue beneficiary of Katrina Boldry / Bold Lead Designs and Lisa Padgett this year.
www.freedomservicedogs.org


Front Range German Shepherd Rescue

working for
Front Range German Shepherd Rescue will take shifts at a bake sale booth and at the gift-wrapping booth.
www.FRGSR.org


Galgo Rescue International Network (GRIN)

working for
Galgo Rescue International Network (GRIN). Items will include embroidered towels, blankets and clothing, decorated linen tea towels, and hand-knit dog sweaters.
www.galgorescue.org


Cyndi Gass / Delilah’s Bug Delights

working for Colorado House Rabbit Society. Items will include glass art, wind chimes,
pendants, stardust bottles and crystal charms.


Ginger’s Legacy / The Cartwright Foundation For the Care and Treatment of Sick or Injured Animals

is Pine Grove Animal Hospital’s rescue beneficiary this year.
www.gingerslegacy.com


Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue

working for Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue will take a shift at a bake sale booth and
provide some of the caroling entertainment.

www.goldenretrieverfreedom.org


Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR)
working for Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR) will take a shift at a bake sale booth and is the rescue beneficiary of Janice Earhart / iZoar and Kristine Hughes / Kristines Creations this year.
www.goldenrescue.com


Good Samaritan Pet Center

is the rescue beneficiary of Nancy Baker this year.
www.goodsamaritanpetcenter.org

Grind Coffee House

working for Wild Animal Sanctuary will provide coffee at this year’s event.


Becky Hawley / Becky’s Designs

working for Colorado House Rabbit Society. Items will include upcycled journals, mixed
media art and jewelry.
www.beckydesigns.etsy.com


High Country Basset Hound Rescue and Adoption Service
is the rescue beneficiary of Ruth Mog this year.
www.coloradobassetrescue.com


Ho Bo Care Boxer Rescue

will take a shift at a Bake Sale booth and is the rescue beneficiary of Rose Warner / Fetching Fashions this year.
www.hobocare.com


Hope House Inc. / Arising Hope Int’l

working for
Hope House Inc. / Arising Hope Int’l. Denver’s only domestic violence shelter that welcomes family pets with their guests will sell items including fleece-tie blankets, natural perfume oils, scarves, jewelry, pet toys and more.
www.hopehousedv.org


Horse Protection League

working for Horse Protection League. Items will include jewelry, note cards, clothes, their signature cookbook and more.
www.cohpl.org


Kristine Hughes / Kristines Creations

working for
Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR). Items will include baby sheets and blankets and embroidered towels.


Paulene Janes

working for Almost Home Cat Adoptions. Items will include refrigerator towels, animal and children’s pillowcases, pet beds, toys, and misc. crafts.


J. Christin Jones / Cielo Grande Alpacas

working for Colorado Llama Rescue. Items will include felted scarves, hats, vests, jewelry, handspun yarn and more.

www.alpacanation.com/cielograndealpacas.asp


Jody Laughlin / A Tranquil Paws, LLC

working for
Colorado Greyhound Adoption, Inc.. Jody will provide pet massage on
Sunday.


Rosemary Laughlin

working for Colorado Horse Rescue. Items will include custom watercolor portraits and greeting cards.

www.rosemarylaughlin.com


Ashley Lofties / Barkley’s Bandanas

working for
Miniature Schnauzer/Vintage Dog Rescue. Items will include
bandanas, beds, toys and towels.
www.barkleysbandanas.com


Elaine Marlier / DNJ Books

working for Maxfund. This local author will present a series of inspiring and heartfelt tales of animal adoptions.

www.DNJbooks.com


Maxfund Animal Shelter

will provide the engraved pet I.D. tag booth this year. They are also the rescue beneficiary of Donna Carr / Donna’s Designs and Elaine Marlier / DNJ Books.
www.maxfund.org


Miniature Schnauzer / Vintage Dog Rescue

is the rescue beneficiary of Ashley Lofties / Barkley’s Bandanas this year.


Misha May Foundation

working for Misha May Foundation will provide animal communication for the public as well
as crafts including dog sweaters, scrapbooks, jewelry and more. They are also the rescue beneficiary of Deb Donley / Deb’s Custom Critters and Kathleen Eldredge / Enchanted Creations this year.
www.mishamayfoundation.org


Ruth Mog
working for High Country Basset Hound Rescue and Adoption Service. Items will
include hot & cold therapy bags.


Dr. Debbie O’Reilly, DC Dipl. Ac. / Vibrant Energy Healing Center

working for
Colorado Horsecare Foodbank. Dr. O’Reilly will provide chiropractic sessions for patron’s pets at this year’s event.
www.vibrantenergy.com


Lisa Padgett

working for Freedom Service Dogs. Items will include key chains, jewelry, wine bags, dog toys and more.


Peak to Peak Keeshond Fanciers & Rescue, Inc.

is Colette Brooks / Artisan Accents rescue beneficiary this year.
http://www.ppkf.org


Pets Adored

working for Colorado Dachshund Rescue. Items will include button earrings, tiles, light switch plates, pet collars, glamour kitty cleaner gloves and more.
www.petsadored.com


Pine Grove Animal Hospital

working for Ginger’s Legacy will provide low-cost micro-chipping this year.

Pueblo Collie Sheltie Rescue

working for Pueblo Collie Sheltie Rescue.Items will include various handcrafted
items. They will also take a shift manning a bake sale booth.
www.pueblocolliesheltie.org


Toni Raffa

working for Every Creature Counts. Items will include high fire stoneware and porcelain hand-thrown pottery.


Retriever Rescue of Colorado

working for Retriever Rescue of Colorado. Items will include pet themed craft items.RROC will also take a shift manning a bake sale booth.
www.retrieverrescue.org


Rocky Mountain Alley Cat Alliance

working for
Rocky Mountain Alley Cat Alliance will take shifts at the gift-wrapping booth and at a bake sale booth this year.
www.rmaca.org


Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue

working for
Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue. Items will include snoods, toys, doggie
Christmas trees and water bottle cozies. They will also take shifts at the gift-wrapping booth and at a bake sale booth this year.
www.rmaca.org


Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue, Inc.

working for
Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue, Inc. Items will include various pet crafts and they will provide some of this year’s caroling entertainment. They are also Cindy Evans / The Collar Connection and Wild Women Truffles’ rescue beneficiary this year.
www.rmgreatdane.org


Rocky Mountain Yorkie Rescue

is The Bagel Store and Dog-gonit Bonnet’s rescue beneficiary this year.


Safe Harbor Lab Rescue

is Myra Shanklin’s rescue beneficiary this year.

www.safeharborlabrescue.org


Bob Schmitt / ThermaPet

working for Cat Care Society. Items will include luxurious heated pet beds.
www.Thermapets.com


Brandy Searcy / Return to Eden Cosmetics, LLC

working for Animal House Rescue. Items will include hand-made creams,
lotions, bars, bath products and more.

www.returntoedencosmetics.com


Myra Shanklin / “Lttl Ones”

working for Safe Harbor Lab Rescue. Items will include clay ornaments.


Wiley Sherer / Antieuclid’s Random Emporium

working for Applewood Recscue, Inc. Items will include quilts, wall hangings,
purses, hand-dyed fabric, hand-spun yarn and more.
www.antieuclid.etsy.com


Peggy Shifflet, Groomer

working for Colorado Basenji Rescue. Peggy will provide on the spot nail trims
for patrons’ pets this year.


Lin Sweitzer / Whiskers

working for Divine Feline. Partnering with Shari Wagner, items will include catnip mice, jewelry, note cards and more.


Cindee Van Buskirk / StoneFree Glassworks

working for All Breed Rescue Network. Items will include glass pendants, nightlights, chimes, and more.


Rachel Vincun & Steven DiAnnie / Mission Impawsible, LLC

working for
Big Dogs, Huge Paws Rescue Items will include pet toys, pet lavender sachets, jewelry, charms and more.
www.mission-impawsible.com


Shari Wagner / It’s A Shari

working for Divine Feline. Partnering with Lin Sweitzer, items will include jewelry made from semi-precious stones, swarovski crystals, sterling silver and hand-cut wood.
www.itsashari.etsy.com


Rose Warner / Fetching Fashions

working for Ho Bo Care Boxer Rescue. Items will include designer dog collars and leashes.
www.fetchingfashionsonline.com


Westie Rescue Network

working for Westie Rescue Network. Items will include bandanas, note cards and organization calendars.
www.westierescuenetwork.org


Wild Animal Sanctuary

is the rescue beneficiary of Deedee Eckles / Just Crafty and Grind Coffee House.
www.WildAnimalSanctuary.org


Meg Wittenmyer / Peaceful Paws for Dogs

working for
Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue. Meg will provide therapeutic pet massage and acupressure on Saturday.

Wolf Sanctuary
is the rescue beneficiary of Jacky Canton / Textures this year.

www.WolfSanctuary.net

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ultimate Dog Houses


Here are some Unique Dog Houses. Looks like they need a General Contractor for some of them! And, YES... these are all for "Fido"!




























Sunday, October 25, 2009

Unusual Pet Products - FUNNY Chew Toy

This Humunga Stache Fetch Toy for Dogs is Hilarious!

The Humunga Stache is a ball attached to a giant cartoon mustache. When your dog picks up the ball, he/she will be wearing a silly handlebar mustache. This toy will definitely crack up everyone who sees your dog. Great gift for pets and pet owners!

Take a picture of your pet & submit it to
one of our Pet Photo Contests!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Unusual Pet Products - Dog Drying Robe

Drying your dog with a towel can often turn into a wrestling match.

Wrap your pup up in warmth and comfort with this dog robe after a bath or a walk in the rain. This soft, microfiber Dog Drying Robe fits over your dog's head and attaches around his/her body with Velcro fasteners.

Also... make sure you put down a bath mat in the bottom of the tub. Keep your Dog safe from slipping & sliding while trying to bath him or her. Custom Bath mats are a great addition to your bathroom decor AND your pet will be much calmer while bathing!

Unusual Pet Products - Croc Shaped Doggie Bed

Cozy Toes Pet Bed

Just ran across this & my Dachshund (Baxter) would LOVE this great bed! Heck... it's so cool, I would like it! LOL

The perfect pet bed for kids' rooms. Modeled after a popular style of outdoor footwear, this fun pet bed is lightweight, nontoxic, antimicrobial, and odor resistant. It also won't mark up your floors. The built-in bumper doubles as bolster and a headrest. In blue, fuschia, midnight. 14"H x 31"L x 14"W, for dogs and cats up to 20 lbs. The faux-fleece liner removes for machine washing and the base unit simply wipes clean.

Remember to take a picture of your pet & put it on a cozy fleece blanket from www.petsadored.com

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Puppie Parties. Day 3 The Birthday "Cake"


The "Cake" is the most exciting part of the "Paw-ty"!
Whether you make a whole "Cake" or individual "pupcakes",

These recipes will surely please all the Pups! You may want to add another cake or some dessert for the Human guests".
Serve in paper bowls, decorated in your pawty theme.

This recipe makes a real layer cake! Chicken, bacon and yogurt provide aromas that drive dogs crazy for this cake.
Bacon Chicken Layer Cake
3 cups flour
1 T. baking powder
1/2 cup margarine, softened
6 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup corn oil
2 jars strained chicken baby food
2 cups finely shredded carrots
plain or vanilla yogurt
2 or 3 strips of bacon, fried crisp, then crumbled, or use bacon-flavored jerky strips, cut into bits.

Generously grease and flour two 8" round cake pans; set aside. Combine flour and baking powder; set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat softened margarine until smooth. Add eggs and corn oil; mix well. Add strained chicken, and shredded carrots and mix until smooth. Add flour mixture and mix thoroughly. Pour batter into the 2 prepared 8" cake pans.

Bake at 325° for 60 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes before removing from pans. Cool completely on wire racks. Place one layer on a serving plate and spread yogurt over top. Place second layer on top, then spread yogurt on top and sides of entire cake. Sprinkle crumbled bacon or bits of jerky strips over top. Use "Pupperoni" sticks for candles.

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Naturally sweet, colorful and flavorful, this cake is simple and easy to make. Great for Fall.

Peanut Butter Carrot Cake
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup shredded carrots
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup honey
1 egg
Cottage Cheese as "frosting"

Mix flour and baking soda. Add remaining ingredients. Pour into greased 8" round cake pan and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Let cool. Puree cottage cheese in blender for icing. Decorate with more peanut butter and carrots.
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Pupcakes
Individual cakes for all the guests

1 large apple
1½ cups whole wheat flour
¼ cup oatmeal
2 teaspoons of baking powder
½ teaspoon of baking soda
½ cup plain yogurt
½ cup water
¼ cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons of honey
2 eggs
1 cup grated cheese

FROSTING:
18oz lowfat cream cheese
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
2 tablespoons of honey

Preheat oven at 375 degrees Grease muffin tins.
Core, slice and mince the apple. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix flour, oatmeal, baking powder and baking soda together.
In a medium bowl, blend the yogurt, water, oil, honey and eggs together. Then stir in the apple and cheese. Add to the flour mixture and stir until mixed. Spoon into the muffin tins, filling each cup about three quarters full.
Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Let rest in the muffin tins for a few minutes, then remove and set aside.
For the frosting, combine the cream cheese (at room temperature), honey and yogurt until smooth. Spread on the pupcakes. Can add Pupperonies cut in half as "candles"
Makes about 16 pupcakes.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Puppie Parties. Day 2 Games and more

Think of your "Pawty" as you would any other birthday party.

After you get a location (see yesterday's post) You need invitations. Get special
PAW-TY party invitations for your Dog's big day.

Decorations, Pawty Favor bags, Games....

Here are some ideas to really Jazz up your Puppy Party!
To decorate outside, make a paw print trail leading to your front door, for your doggie guests to follow. When the door opens, continue the paw print trail all the way to the party room.

If the dog party theme is going to take place outside, have the paw print trail wherever you'd like them to go.

Lots of streamers and colorful balloons everywhere will add to your decor.

Follow the doggie theme party onto the table with paper plates, cups and napkins.
Remember the party hats for your "guests". Line them all up... take pictures & add the photo to some great keepsakes like watches, necklaces, belt buckles, blankets & more!

Make up some doggie party favor bags for each doggie guest to take home, including a small squeaky toy, homemade treats, dog chocs, etc.

Don't know how to make a doggie party favor bag? Let's see... How about using a large plain white or brown paper bag. Draw pictures of bones and paw prints randomly over the bag to complete your creations! Or get inexpensive dog dishes from the dollar store or Walmart & fill them with treats & small toys or balls.

GAMES:

Scavenger hunt: stuff Marrow Beef bones that you get at a pet store or your Grocery store, with cooked chicken liver & hide around the yard for the "guests" to sniff out & enjoy.

Ice cube toss: On a hot day, the dogs will appreciate this game!
Make ice cubes ahead of time by boiling down a chicken carcaus or leftover beef roast ... add little bits of the chicken or beef meat. cool broth & pour in ice cube trays. Freeze.
On party day.... toss them in the air for the dogs to jump & catch.

Hot Dog Dunk: Slice some hotdogs into a cleaned out kiddie pool filled with water. See which dog is the fastest at gobbling them down... he is the winner.


Now come back tomorrow & we will have some "pupcake" & Bowser Birthday cake recipes!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

This Week is Puppie Parties! Dog Parks for Day 1


Let's all "PAW-TY"!
Brought to you by Pets Adored

Birthday parties for your pooch is "all the rage" & why not? He or She IS a part of the family! They greet you every day with a waging tail & a sloppy kiss, they snuggle up when you are feeling down. They ARE a best friend!

So celebrate their Birthday OR just as a "thank you" for being there.

This week I will be posting some great ideas & links to make your next Pawty a success!


First decide on when & WHERE you want to have your Puppy Party! If you live in the country & have alot of running space.... you could have your party at home. Just be sure you have the area fenced in. Even though YOUR dog may not be a "runner", your guests might.

The best place to have a Pawty are Dog Parks. Check out this Nationwide list of dog parks in your area... http://www.usadogparks.com/

The term "dog park" generally is used where the design of the park, and its amenities make it clear that dogs are invited, not just permitted. Most people, however, use "dog park" to mean a place dogs can play off leash.

When Choosing a Dog park for your Party.... Consider the following:

Is the park enclosed?
Some are, some are not. Some are as small as a quarter acre; some are 50 acres or much more.

Is there an entrance fee?
Sometimes. In many states "recreational use immunity" protects landowners from liability only if no fee is charged. It pays to check this out. Sometimes fees are assessed on an annual instead of a per use basis. Fees are most common with privately owned parks.

How are dog fights avoided?
Dog fights can and do occur. The most successful dog parks are the ones with an active user group. An active users group can reduce the risk of dog fights significantly. They step in and encourage or demand (as the case requires) leashes or removal of aggressive dogs.
Most dogs are not aggressive because they are not on their own territory. The dogs that use it most successfully are dogs that were socialized very young and had good experiences as they visited. Depend upon and learn from the dog savvy people to see indications of an impending squabble. Redirecting the dog's attention at exactly the right moment can make all the difference. Your tone of voice and your body language will also make a big difference. Keep calm, don't praise fearful or aggressive behavior by "soothing" the dog with petting and cooing sounds.

Are the parks privately owned or public property?
Some are public, some are private. Insurance can be a problem for private parks. Public resistance to spending taxpayer money is a problem for public parks.

What Amenities are included at the park?
Water fountains, Feces disposal stations, tables or benches for the Owners. All of these are important to check out.

Come back tomorrow & for the next few days for more ideas & recipes for your PUPPY PAWTY!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Great Gadgets for pets! Custom Bath or Doormat

Great Gadgets for pets!

Get YOUR pet's photo put on these mats. Place in front of the doggie door so they get some of the mud or water off their paws OR put in the bathtub when bathing so they don't slip around & get scared. These really calm your pet during bath time!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Great Gadgets for pets! Weasel Ball Pet Toy

Great Gadgets for pets!

You HAVE to have this in your Pet's Holiday Stocking! My 2 dogs, Baxter & Oliver, chase & play with this for Hours! Owners spend hours laughing at them! This is a terrific Toy for CATS too!

It flips, rolls, twists & more!


So if you buy any toy this year for your pets.... make it the Weasel Ball !!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Great Gadgets for pets! Hanging Pet Food Container

Great Gadgets for pets!
brought to you by www.petsadored.com

There are alot of pet food containers out there, but this alot better because it is "up & out of the way". Sealed well so if you hang this on the wall in the garage... other critters don't get into it and the food stays fresh.

Fashionable enough to hang on any wall IN your home too. (just hang it low enough for the kids to reach because they "PROMISED" to always feed the dog!) LOLOLOL


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Great Gadgets for pets! Burrow Pet Bed


This is our #3 Pick for Great Pet Gadgets
brought to you by http://www.petsadored.com/
Burrow Pet Bed
This pet bed is Great! Oliver (my long hair Chi) loves to Burrow under the blankets to sleep. This "Burrow Dog Bed" is perfect for him & we never accidently lay on him in the bed! Pets stay Warm & comfy!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Custom T-shirts for pets!



Custom t-shirt for your dog... how cool is that?


If you have a short hair dog, this will keep him from over heating in the summer & warmer on cool days.



Advertise your business... add photos... anything you like. My Dox, Baxter, loves getting his t-shirt put on!


Perfect to add to your Pet's Christmas Stocking!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Great Gadgets for pets! Portable Pet water dish

This is my #1 "Must have" gadget for your pet!
Take this Portable Water Dish with you ANYWHERE! We took a road trip last summer with our dogs, Baxter & Oliver, and this was the best pet gadget we ever bought!

During the hot drive... we could make sure the dogs were refreshed & we only had to squeeze out just what they wanted. No bowls or cups of water spilling everywhere.

Taking this Portable Water dish with you on a nice long walk is also handy because both the OWNER & The dog has water. The Bottle stays clean for humans to drink from the same bottle.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Remember Your PETS at Christmas time

Remember Your PETS at Christmas time

With the Holiday's looming & our schedules getting hectic, we tend to forget about our pets. We have our gift list for friends, family, the kids, but our dogs & cats are sometimes forgotten.

So for the next few days.... I will be listing some great "Pet Gadgets" & Ideas for including our pets in our holiday celebrations.


Everyone has a Christmas Stocking.... but does "Fido" have one? Well he will now.... Get his/her own Pet Paw Christmas Stocking to add to the mantle!


Add to your pet's stocking, some great little gifts. Treats,

a new pet jacket , a new pet toy & more.

You can even make homemade treats & get the kids involved.

Check back here for the next few days for some great Pet Gadgets & perfect gifts for your "best friend"!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Wild Critters vs. Your pet





This is the time of year that alot of wild animals are "fattening up" for the winter.


Whether you live in the city or the country... keep your pets safe.



** Before letting pets out in the back yard at nite for that last "constitutional"... turn on the light to scare any critters that may be around.

** Take a "wiff" out the door to make sure your pooch doesn't scare those little "kitties" with a white stripe down the back.

** Bring in any bowls of dog food... bears LOVE dog food!

** When feeding birds or squirrels... remember ... other critters like eating THEM. So if you are attracting squirrels, you may be attracting coyotes or foxes as well.

by: http://www.petsadored.com/

Sunday, August 2, 2009

How to Get Out Mats in Your Dog's Fur


You don't have to shave your dog just to get out those ugly mats in their fur. This is a quick and easy trick to keep dog's fur smooth and silky.
A dog brush & box of Cornstarch is all you need.
After grooming... take a photo of your beautiful pet & put his / her picture on necklaces, clocks, watches & more!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cool treats for Pets on a hot summer day

Dogs & cats like a cool treat in the hot summer too!

#1: When I clean a chicken for dinner... I simmer the neck, liver & gizzards in plain water for about an hr. Let cool, reserve the broth, chop up the liver & gizzards, remove the neck bone... & pour broth & chopped meats in ice cube trays & freeze. Store cubes in a ziploc & MARK IT with a sharpie.

#2: plain yogurt (no sugar & organic if possible) is good for your dogs digestive system. So pour some yogurt into ice cube trays.... freeze. Store in ziplocks. Serve 1 every few days.

You pets will enjoy these cool treats on the hottest of days.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Rabbit Food Recipe


Rabbit Food Recipe
A simple recipe for your rabbit.

1/2 Carrot
1/4 Bread
1/2 C Milk
Squash carot then tear bread in to peaces. After that add milk and mix all together!

Brought to you by http://www.petsadored.com/

Colorful Pups .. would you do this?







A woman walks with a bichon frise and a poodle both coloured with various dyes on a street in Wuhan, Hubei province July 11, 2009. Amid China's current pet boom, dog owners are flocking to pet beauticians to pamper their pets with everything from shampooing to hair trimming, and nail care to hair-dye, local media reported.







Picture taken July 11, 2009. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA SOCIETY ANIMALS IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Pampering your pooch on a budget


Got this from a tweet by @petmd they have great info for your pets!

Budgeting? How to Spoil Your Dog Without Breaking the Bank...




http://www.petsadored.com/ Get YOUR pet's photo on some great products! Perfect "Pet Lover's" Gift.

Monday, June 15, 2009



To protect your pet on the Fourth of July, take these precautions:



#1... Resist the urge to take your pet to fireworks displays.

2... Do not leave your pet in the car. With only hot air to breathe inside a car, your pet can suffer serious health effects, even death, in a few short minutes. Partially opened windows do not provide sufficient air, but do provide an opportunity for your pet to be stolen.

3... Keep your pets indoors at home in a sheltered, quiet area. Some animals can become destructive when frightened, so be sure that you've removed any items that your pet could destroy or that would be harmful to your pet if chewed. Leave a television or radio playing at normal volume to keep him company while you're attending Fourth of July picnics, parades, and other celebrations.

4... If you know that your pet is seriously distressed by loud noises like thunder, consult with your veterinarian before July 4th for ways to help alleviate the fear and anxiety he or she will experience during fireworks displays.

5... Never leave pets outside unattended, even in a fenced yard or on a chain. In their fear, pets who normally wouldn't leave the yard may escape and become lost, or become entangled in their chain, risking injury or death.

6... Make sure your pets are wearing identification tags so that if they do become lost, they can be returned promptly. Animals found running at-large should be taken to the local animal shelter, where they will have the best chance of being reunited with their owners.

7... Have a special pillow or lap blanket in a quiet place...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Pampering your Cat





Is it okay to spoil your cat? Well, that depends on how you define “spoiling.” I call it "Pampering"

The biggest "pamper item" is their own lap size fleece blanket with their picture on it from www.petsadored.com





Examples of pampering tips include:

1. Bathing Wipes A Great product called OUT. They are cat-bathing wipes that have allergen reducers in them. They have a calming chamomile fragrance in them that calms excited cats. We all know that cats don't like water!!! You can warm them in your microwave for 10 seconds, prior to wiping your kitty down. The kitties don't seem to mind them very much, and kitty smells wonderful after. Sold by OUTinternational inc.# 1-800-448-8552 if you want to call.

2. A Big Comfy Chair Cats usually are the prince or princess of the house. A big comfy chair that is theirs, in front of a window. Right outside a tree with a bird bell.

3. Sing them a Song Sing your cat a song. Spoil your cats by giving them a song with each regular activity.
4. Open Windows For cats that are indoor cats .. open up a few windows (with screens of course) so that they can enjoy the fresh air. They love it.

5. Keeping their Mouths Healthy Try to keep them healthy with a little tooth brushing. They like this bedtime routine, and their dental checkups will be excellent. Use dog toothpaste (they like the poultry flavor).

6. A Little Grass Have a small back garden built for them to be taken out into every morning and evening. They like to eat grass, (good for their digestion and help them throw up hair balls, which could be dangerous if they have to pass them thru the intestines). Also plant a small tub with grass and bring it inside if they won't be going out that day. It's more difficult to maintain grass in a tub, but worth it. Rye grass grows quickly and is apparently tasty.

7. Make Do Toys Make cats toys by using boxes with holes cut out, yard bags (either uncut, or with the bottom cut open and the sack supported by a small box to make a tunnel.
Long feathers. Baby floor environment things (those little quilts with a structure and soft toy hanging down), covered with a little sheet or something, to make a hiding place, and a place to pull feathers by. A string pulled under a rug.
8. A Chance to Go Out Confining a cat indoors is like baring a kid from Anaheim the chance to see Disneyland. Yeah, the vets all say your cat will live longer if he or she is confined to indoors. There is much more to life than living long . . . for you AND your cat. The quality of life ought to matter more, don't you think? Let your kitty out to hunt and explore. Cats absolutely love it and it does wonders for their dispositions. Even if in a fenced area. Fresh air ... grass & something new will keep your cat happy. You can also leash train them & take them on a walk or park outing. This all keeps them stimulated.

9. A Little Nature on TV Set the TV to Nature channel where symphonies of natural sounds orchestrate throughout the night. They love it.

10. Hide their Favorite Treats When you have to leave the cats alone for a substantial amount of time, hide their favorite treats around the house (under chairs, on ledges, etc.) This way they will keep finding surprises while you're gone, keeping them happy and preventing boredom!
For those hot summer days, make beef or chicken stock ice cubes! Even fruit juice ice cubes are a favorite with them. (Note: Put these in a bowl, or feed outside, as they can be messy!)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Top Dog Names

For the past number of years, the world has seen a resurgence of "human" names rating as the most popular dog names. More people consider their pooches a member of the family and their choices reflect that. In certain circles, a puppy is like a child. Have your pet's pic put on any number of products & add YOUR pet's name! see http://www.petsadored.com/ for a bunch of great gift ideas.

Boy Dog Names Girl Dog Names

Max Molly
Buddy Maggie
Jake Daisy
Rocky Lucy
Bailey Sadie
Buster Ginger
Cody Chloe
Charlie Bailey
Bear Sophie
Jack Zoe
Toby Princess
Duke Bella
Lucky Angel
Sam Lady
Harley Sasha
Shadow Abby
Rusty Roxy
Murphy Missy
Sammy Brandy
Zeus Coco
Riley Annie
Oscar Katie
Winston Samantha
Casey Casey
Tucker Gracie
Teddy Rosie
Gizmo Misty
Samson Emma
Oliver Sandy
Bandit Heidi