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

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.


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.

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

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.


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...

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!