Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Giving Back


Giving back is part of what Little Paws Pet Boutique is all about. In honor of my dog Mia who lost her battle with stage 4 lymphoma in 2009 at the age of 5 yrs. we made a donation to the National Canine Cancer Foundation. http://www.wearethecure.org/

Here is a photo of Mia at the cancer vet all smiles. She really loved the people who took care of her at the Veterinary Cancer Group of Orange County.http://vetcancergroup.com/

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Ninth Annual Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair

http://www.cityofirvine.org/animal-care-center/home-holidays
We hope you can join us at the Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair at the Irvine Animal Care Center. Little Paws Pet Boutique will have a booth there with dog, cat, rabbit and pet parent products at Special Event Prices. Leashed and vaccinated dogs are welcome to the event.

Quick tip: If you do not bring your dog and want to purchase collars or clothing for you dog make sure to measure and bring your dog(s) neck, chest and length measurements and approx weight. 

Come by our booth and say "Hello" to Little Paws Pet Boutique model and Chief Dog Officer Gidget. Hope to see you soon!


www.littlepawspetboutique.com

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Lesson In Joyful Living Radio


Gidget and I were guests on "Into The The Best of... Internet Radio with Kimberly Rinaldi" Wednesday, November 25 at 10 AM PST.
www.LiJLNetwork.com


Not able to listen LIVE? You can listen on iTunes ANYTIME – The Best of... Internet Radio. Here is the link.


 http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.lijlnetwork.com/podcasts/lessonsinjoyfulliving/LessonsInJoyfulLivingLIVE_2015-11-25.mp3?type=podpage

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Thanksgiving Sale and Pet Safety Tips


Happy Thanksgiving!

All of us at Little Paws Pet Boutique wish you, your family and friends a wonderful Thanksgiving. We have a lot to be thankful for and we are especially thankful for all of our "Pawsome" customers. Because of you we have been able to follow our dreams and we have been able to give back to our local animal shelters and rescues. 


We want to express our gratitude by giving you 15% off your next online purchase until 11/30/15 and a Free Gift with online Purchase until 12/31/15. 

Happy Shopping and Thank You. www.littlepawspetboutique.com

Here are some Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

1. No pets in the kitchen. Pets can get into the trash can. Make sure you pick up food that you accidentally drop while cooking or eating. Pets in the kitchen may also cause you to trip. There is a chance that pets underfoot could be burned by hot liquids or cut by shattered glass.

2. Food Safety: Do not feed your pets turkey bones, chocolate, grapes, fatty trimmings, bread dough, mushroom, onions and garlic or alcohol.

3. Make sure your pet has a collar id tag. Holiday stress and people coming in and out of your home is one way your pet might escape the home. 

4. Keep lighted candles and glass decorations out of your pets way. 

5. Make sure to educate your friends and relatives not to feed Fido or Fifi table scrapes. 

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween

Little Paws Pet Boutique wishes you and your little paw a 
Safe & Fun Halloween! 

Just a quick reminder to keep Halloween Candy out of your pets reach.
  • Chocolate and Xylitol which is a sweetener found in many candies (ex: gum/hard candies), can be extremely toxic to pets.
  • Lollipops and their sticks can be choking hazards and cause a painful obstruction in your pet.
  • Make sure to dispose of candy wrappers and Halloween treat bags immediately. 
 For more Halloween Pet Safety Tips see our Oct 2nd blog. 

 www.littlepawspetboutique.com

Friday, October 16, 2015

Woofstock People and Paws for our State Parks


Little Paws Pet Boutique will have a vendor booth at the 2015 Woofstock People and Paws for our State Parks. The first year Gidget (Little Paws Pet Boutique Chief Dog Officer/Model) attended as a participant in the costume contest & parade. Last year we had so much fun as a vendor we signed up for it again. Gidget is in the upper left of the poster as "bumble bee fairy dog". We hope to see you there! Here is the information and link to the event:

As park advocates, the San Onofre Parks Foundation invites enthusiastic dog lovers to take part in connecting with the State Parks. Proceeds from the event will go to the Pet Project Foundation for animal welfare and to the San Onofre Parks Foundation for annual pet waste stations costs as well as providing new station upgrades within the parks.

Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 12 noon - 4 pm

San Clemente State Beach Campground

Community fun, family extravaganza for dogs and their owners

FREE PARKING at adjacent Concordia Elementary School*
Dog & Owner Costume Contests - Dog Parade - Photo Spot
Live Entertainment - Pet Related Vendors - Raffle
Animal Rescue Groups - FREE Face Painting - Children’s Activities

Ticket Price: $20/ per Pet Family pre-paid online or $25/at the door

Each full price ticket includes:
(1) Woofstock Goody Bag canvas tote with artwork by Kathryn
Stovall-Dennis, stuffed with pet giveaways and discounts;
(1) Woofstock Punch Card required to receive vendor samples or gifts;
(1) Hot Dog Voucher good for one Wienerschnitzel hot dog


www.littlepawspetboutique.com 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Halloween Pet Safety Tips and Halloween Savings

Happy Halloween From Little Paws Pet Boutique!

Wishing you and your pet(s) a fun and safe Halloween. 
Here are some useful Halloween safety tips: 

1. No tricks, no treats do not feed your pet candy! If you do suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please call your veterinarian or Animal Poison Control Center. 

2. Wires and cords from electric lights and other decorations should be kept out of reach of your pets. 

3. A carved pumpkin certainly is festive, but do exercise caution if you choose to add a candle. 

4. If you do dress up your pet, make sure the costume does not constrict the animal's movement or hearing, or impede his ability to breathe, bark or meow. Also, be sure to try on costumes before the big night. 

5. Keep nervous dogs and cats in a separate room away from the front door during peak trick-or-treating hours. Too many strangers can be scary and stressful for pets. 

6. When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take care that your cat or dog doesn't dart outside. 

7. Always make sure your dog or cat has proper identification and a reflective collar.   


For Spooky Savings on Selected Halloween costumes, accessories and toys shop at www.littlepawspetboutique.com

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Celebrate Little Paws Pet Boutiques 2nd Anniversary!


We are happy to announce that Little Paws Pet Boutique is celebrating its 2nd Anniversary on 09/09/2015. Gidget (Chief Dog Officer) and I have had so much fun in the past year meeting and also receiving many photos of our "Pawsome" Customers.  

For the whole month of September we are offering you Free Shipping and a Free Gift with your online purchase. We are looking forward to the upcoming holidays and we are busy ordering new products, applying for new holiday vendor events and will be announcing a Facebook giveaway contest soon.

If you are not on our Facebook Social Media Page please "like" our Facebook page by going to our website and clicking on the social media pop up (pop up shows only on desktop/tablet). This way you can enter into the free giveaway contest and also immediately get a social media coupon for your next order. Once the contest is up all you have to do is "like" the post and write in the follow the directions of the contest. A random generator will pick the winner and the prize will be mailed to the winner.

Little Paws Pet Boutique was started by a dream of always having a passion for animals and the mindset to make a difference and give back. We continue this dream and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Nancy Matsushita (owner) & Gidget (Chief Dog Officer/Model)
 

http://www.littlepawspetboutique.com/


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

National Dog Day


National Dog Day was founded in 2004 and is celebrated August 26th annually. "NDD is an annual pet holiday to celebrate dogs + encourage adoption on AUGUST 26TH. NDD is about DOG "everything".....across the globe! NationalDogDay.com"

Here are some ways to celebrate National Dog Day. 

1. Adopt a dog from your local shelter or dog rescue.

2. Volunteer and/or donate blankets, food and toys to your local animal shelter.

3. Have a National Dog Day party and invite all your friends and their dogs! 

4. Buy your dog a fun new dog toy or a fashionable leash/collar.

5. Teach your dog a new trick or two.

6. Go for a nice walk, take your dog to the beach or to a nice dog park. 

7. Hire a professional pet photographer for a fun photo shoot.

8. Pamper your pooch with a grooming session, spa treatment and dog treats.

How will you and your best friend celebrate National Dog Day? Feel free to share your favorite pic or video of your dog enjoying the day!

www.littlepawspetboutique.com 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Summer Sale!


The Dog Days of Summer are behind us and kids are heading back to school. Now until August 31st you can get $5 dollars off your next purchase of $25 dollars or more. You can also sign up for our social media coupon on our website and save more with a coupon code. Also, by customer request our "free gift" with purchase is back for a limited time. Happy Shopping! 
www.littlepawspetboutique.com 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Your Dog and Heatstroke. Hot Weather Safety Tips.



Temperatures are rising. As pet owners we should be aware of dangerous to deadly summertime dangers such as: Not overexerting your pets on hot/muggy days, Making sure they have plenty of water, Not walking your pet on hot pavement and not leaving your pet in a parked car. 

Heatstroke can occur very easily when the normal cooling mechanisms of a dog such as panting, sweating through their feet pads and nose can't keep their body temperature in a safe range. If you suspect your dog is suffering from heatstroke you should contact your vet immediately. 

Symptoms of heatstroke include: 
  • Excessive or exaggerated panting 
  • Excessive thirst 
  • Lethargy and weakness 
  • Warm/dry skin 
  • Excessive drooling 
  • High fever 
  • Dark red gums 
  • Rapid heartbeat 
  • Unresponsiveness to commands and surroundings 
  • Vomiting/diarrhea 
  • Collapse /seizure 
  • Staring/anxious expression 
  • Shock/coma 

Cooling your pet in case of heatstroke: 

  • Move your dog to a shaded/cool area.
  • Cool your dog by applying towels soaked in cool water (Not ice water) over his neck, stomach, back, and feet. 
  • If possible put your dog in front of a fan, or begin fanning them down. Ask for help if needed.
  • Take your pet to the nearest vet immediately. 
  • Keep the number to the nearest emergency vet stored in your phone so you can call ahead to alert the staff that you are bringing in a dog in heat distress. 

How to prevent your dog from overheating: 

  • Provide shade: If you do take your pet outside for exercise, play or a walk, make sure he or she has plenty of access to cool water, shaded areas and rest. 
  • Choose to walk your pet earlier or later in the day to avoid the heat. 
  • Risks for short nosed dog breeds: During hot weather, it is important to be cautious with short-nosed (brachycephalic) breeds, such as Pugs, Shitzu, Pekingese, Bulldogs and Boxers, which have shorter faces or noses. These breeds have a harder time panting out body heat so may be at higher risk. 
  • Consider pets (including cats and rabbits) with particular risks for heat stroke: Very old/very young, sick or debilitated pets, pets with heart or respiratory disease are a greater risk for heatstroke.  
  • Never leave your pets in a parked car: The temperature in a parked car can reach oven like temperatures in a few minutes even with the windows cracked open and may have fatal results. 
  • Watch out for your dogs paws: Pets can burn their pads on hot asphalt, rock or sand easily during very hot weather. Also, never leave a muzzle on a dog during hot weather as the pet may not be able to pant freely.  
  • Keep cool indoors: If your pets will be indoors on a hot day, make sure to give them access to water and a cool area. Keep an air conditioner or fan on. 

Here are some of Little Paws Pet Boutiques best selling products that can help keep your pets cool or protected during the summer months. 1. Bolo Logo Pet Water Bottle with Roller Ball 2. Playa Pup Sun Protective Dog Visor 3. Red Gingham and Bows Cool Mesh Harness and Leash 4. PawZ Dog Boots 5. Collapsible Silicone Dog Bowl 6. Skull Cool Mesh Dog Harness and Leash

 



How do you keep your pet cool during hot summer months? If you have any helpful tips to keep your pet cool please write them in the comments below. Thank you! www.littlepawspetboutique.com

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Your Dog and Firework Safety Tips



Fourth of July celebration can be fun for people, but for some dogs fireworks can be a source of fear. The fear of the sights and sounds can cause anxiety and stress in the dog. Symptoms to look for include: 

  • Shaking, trembling 
  • Excessive drooling 
  • Barking, howling 
  • Trying to hide or get into or out of the house, fenced in area, or other enclosure 
  • Refusing to eat food/drink water 
  • Loosing bladder or bowel control  

Here are some helpful tips you can follow to make the firework celebration less frightening for your dogs. 

  • Exercise your dog early in the day before festivities begin. Keep your dog indoors and create a safe place. 
  • Close all curtains, blinds to minimize the noise and light effects of the fireworks. 
  • Never leave your dog unattended even in a secure yard. 
  • Close all doors and windows. 
  • Playing calming music or turning on the television can help to drown out the firework sounds. 
  • Provide a special treat for your dog. 
  • Try playing games or exercising to distract your dog. 
  • Most importantly make sure your dog is wearing a current I.D. Tag at all times. Also, make sure you have a current photo of your dog available...since more pets get lost on July 4th than any day of the year. 
All of us at Little Paws Pet Boutique 
wish you and your pets a Happy & Safe Fourth of July! 
 
Gidget in the Patriotic Handcrafted Dog Mesh Ribbon Tutu

Friday, June 26, 2015

Take Your Dog To Work Day 2015


Take Your Dog To Work Day was first celebrated in 1999 and was created to celebrate the great companions dogs make and encourage their adoptions. Here is Gidget working on Little Paws Pet Boutiques social media with her i Paw'd. Have a great Friday everyone!


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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Foster Rabbits Casper & Heidi Adopted...meet our new Foster Rabbits Harley & Joey

  

Our sweet foster bunnies Casper & Heidi have found their forever home! Today they were adopted to a wonderful family. Gidget is still adjusting to this by moping around for the feeling is bittersweet since it is our first time fostering. We will miss Casper & Heidi but, so happy they have a loving family and home.

Here are our newest foster rabbits...


Harley and Joey

Joey and his cute white nose




Gidget giving Harley a kiss
..."Harley & Joey"! Both bunnies are Dwarf breeds and are about 6 years old. Harley is the tan and multi colored female. Harley is the dark chocolate colored bunny with the cute white nose. Spayed/neutered and litter box trained.






They have only been here for a couple of hours and they both are very active running and jumping in their pen. They also let me hold and pet them. They are happily bonded and are looking for their forever home. If you have any questions or would like to adopt Harley & Joey please go to this link http://sweetpeafoundation.net/adoptable_bunnies and click on "contact us". Thank you!

 www.littlepawspetboutique.com

Sunday, June 14, 2015

21th Annual Dawg Walk & Pet Faire


Saturday, June 20th 2015 8am to 12pm Little Paws Pet Boutique will have a booth at the  Dawg Walk & Pet Faire Event in the Village Green at the Norman P. Murray Community Center! We will have new and best selling dog, cat, rabbit and pet parent products at Special Event Prices. Come by our booth and say "Hi" to Little Paws Pet Boutique Model and Chief Dog Officer Gidget. Hope you can join in on the fun!
www.littlepawspetboutique.com


Gidget wearing PawZ Dog Boots

Here are the details for the event:

"Join animal lovers at the 20th Annual DAWG Walk & Pet Faire on Saturday, June 20th, along the Village Green at Oso Viejo Community Park!

The Dedicated Animal Welfare Group (DAWG) and the City of Mission Viejo Animal Services Center are hosting the fun-filled family event that includes an impressive display of animal performances, pet contests, pet and wildlife exhibits, silent auctions and more!

The event includes a pristine walk along the Oso Creek Trail, and the Pet Faire features local businesses, animal rescues, booths, entertainment, music, raffle prizes, refreshments and much more.

Dogs needing loving, new homes will be available for adoption.Bring your dog to walk the beautiful Oso Trail! Early registration is open through June

Schedule of Events:

7:00am DAWG Walk Registration Opens ($30 day of event, $25 before June 16th). T-shirt and goody bag included.

8:00am Opening Ceremony with Sheriff's Horses; Faire Opens to Pubic

8:15am DAWG Walk Begins

9:15am Pet Contests Begin

10:00am Dash Dog Performance; DAWG Walk Grand Prize & Pledge Winners Announced; Raffle Winners announced

Rain or Shine! Sorry, no refunds.

Go to www.dawg.org to download Pledge Forms! All donations go to help the animals of the Mission Viejo Shelter!"

http://www.dawg.org/#!dawg-walk--pet-faire/cej

Monday, June 1, 2015

9th Annual Super Pet Adoption Event

http://www.cityofirvine.org/cityhall/cs/animalcare/events/super_pet_adoption.asp

Come join us at the Super Pet Adoption Event at the Irvine Animal Care Center! Little Paws Pet Boutique will have a booth there with dog, cat, rabbit and pet parent products at Special Event Prices. Come by our booth and say "Hello" to Little Paws Pet Boutique model and Chief Dog Officer Gidget. 


"The City of Irvine Animal Care Center will host its ninth annual Super Pet Adoption event on Sunday, June 7 from 10 a.m. -4 p.m. at 6443 Oak Canyon Road, Irvine.

More than 50 pet rescue groups and animal shelters will bring more than 800 homeless dogs, cats, rabbits and small animals for adoption. The event will also feature vendors, refreshments, free veterinarian and trainer advice, low-cost microchips and a silent auction of more than 40 items. Admission is $1 per person and parking is free. Leashed and vaccinated dogs are welcome."

Event highlights include:

800+ adoptable dogs, cats and rabbits
Vendors and services for pets and people
Silent auction and opportunity drawing
Low-cost microchips
FREE Ask the Vet advice
Food and refreshments
FREE parking


www.littlepawspetboutique.com 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

T-Shirts & Hats For Dog Lovers





We love carrying a selection of products from Dog is Good on our online store Little Paws Pet Boutique. The Pet Water Bottle with Roller Ball and the various car magnets have become some of our best selling products. 


We just added a new category "Pet Parents Apparel" and we are now carrying the Dog is Good Signature Hat, Flag Dog Women's T-shirt and Freedom Dog Unisex T-shirt. A portion of the proceeds of the sale of Flag Dog T-Shirt and Freedom Dog T-Shirt will benefit Freedom Dog Services Of America. 








"The Freedom Dog Unisex T-Shirt design is inspired by the mission of Freedom Service Dogs of America and is a cornerstone of the Dog is Good for Patriots program - a year-long effort to provide them support. Freedom Service Dogs of America rescues dogs from shelters and custom-trains them to support our veterans in need."

www.littlepawspetboutique.com
http://freedomservicedogs.org/

Monday, April 27, 2015

Saddleback College Dog Fair 2015

Come join in on the fun at the Saddleback College Dog Fair on Thurs April 30th 2015. Stop by our booth to buy new and best selling products at special event prices and to say "Hello" to Gidget (Little Paws Pet Boutique Chief Dog Officer and model)

7:30-Noon - Registration (follow signs to Dog Fair On The Quad)

7:30-8:00 am - Arrive for dog walk

8:00-9:00 am - Dog Walk

9:00-2:00 pm - All Day Events, Activities & Booths

Proceeds to benefit South Orange County No-Kill Shelters & Rescues.Participate! - Bring your dog or just yourself! For a $10 donation participants will receive admission, as well as two tickets for an opportunity to win a door prize.

http://www.saddleback.edu/dogfair
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Saddleback-College-Dog-Fair-2015/804244996321968?fref=ts


www.littlepawspetboutique.com 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lessons in Joyful Living Radio

I am going to be  a guest on Lessons in Joyful Living Radio with Kimberly RinaldiWednesday, April 29 at 10 AM PST www.LIJLradio.com

Log in to Live Chat and ask questions on the show http://lijlnetwork.com/chat

Not able to listen LIVE? You can listen on iTunes ANYTIME http://bit.ly/LIJLiTunes
 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Meet Casper & Heidi our new Foster Rabbits


Casper & Heidi are our new Foster Rabbits. Casper the white bunny weighs around 8lbs and Heidi the black bunny weighs around 6lb. Casper is friendly, mellow and plays with a ball! Heidi is very sweet and shy. Together they make the cutest couple...bunny love. 
 
If you have any questions or would like to adopt Casper & Heidi please go to this link http://www.sweetpeafoundation.net and click on "contact us". Also check out  the tab "Adoptable bunnies" to see more information about Casper & Heidi and the other bunnies waiting for their forever home. 

Thank you!


Saturday, April 11, 2015

National Pet Day 2015!

Gidget & Kuma

National Pet Day was founded in 2005 “to celebrate the joy pets bring to our lives and to create public awareness about the plight of many different kinds of animals awaiting a forever home in shelters and rescues all across the nation.”

What are you doing for National Pet Day? Here are some ways to celebrate.

1. Adopt a pet from your local shelter or rescue organization.
2. Volunteer or donate blankets, food and toys to a local rescue or shelter.  
3. Have a National Pet Day outing or party for your pets.
4. Have a portrait painted or photo taken professionally of your pets.
5. Buy a new fun toy or yummy treat for your pets.


www.littlepawspetboutique.com

Monday, April 6, 2015

As Requested...Our sale has been extended


Enjoy savings off your entire order including new and sale products. 
Take 15% off your entire purchase from 04/06/15 to 4/19/15. 
Discount will show automatically at checkout.
 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hippity Hoppity Easter Sale


Hippity Hoppity Happy Easter from Little Paws Pet Boutique
Take 15% off your entire purchase from 3/29/15 to 4/3/15.
Discount will show automatically at checkout.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Just Food For Dogs Grand Opening and Adoption Event



We are so excited that Just Food For Dogs is opening their 5th location in Capistrano Beach! Partnering with Estrella Veterinary Hospital, Just Food For Dog will bring their healthy products to South Orange County. 

Little Paws Pet Boutique will have a booth at their grand opening and adoption event on Saturday March 28th 10am to 5pm.  We will have new, seasonal and best selling dog and pet parent products at event prices. 
Stop by our booth say "Hi" to Gidget (LPPB Chief Dog Officer/model).

 
Gidget's favorite Just Food For Dogs daily meals are: 
Chicken & Rice and Beef & Russet Potato
Gidget's favorite Just Food For Dogs treats are: 
Chicken Breast Treat and Chicken Apple Bark Treat

What are your dogs favorite Just Food For Dogs meals or treats? 


www.littlepawspetboutique.com

Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy First Day of Spring!




Today, is the last day of the 15% off Spring Sale! Also, we will be at the Dana Point Farmers Market Sat 03/21/15 from 9am to 1pm. More pet events and new products coming soon. Keep checking our website for updates.

www.littlepawspetboutique.com

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Puppy Proofing Your Home



Bringing home a new puppy is such an exciting time. Not only are they cute, but they also have a lot of curiosity and energy. Your new puppy is likely to get into things while exploring their new home and surroundings. Prior to bringing a puppy into your home, make sure to examine your home for potential hazards and try to eliminate them. Here are some puppy proofing tips below. 
 
Pretend you are a Puppy

  • Get down to puppy's eye level and look at your house from your puppy's point of view. 
  • Any objects on the floor small enough for your puppy to swallow will need to be picked up and removed such as: plastic bags, string, pencils, pens, pins and buttons.
  • Anything that can be climbed on to or pulled down needs to be secured.  

In the Kitchen 

  • Move food out of reach. Especially, foods that are toxic to dogs such as: chocolate, raisins, grapes, onions, garlic.
  • Use childproof locks on low cabinets that may contain chemicals such as cleaning products.
  • Keep appliance cords out of reach.
  • Keep your vitamins out of reach.
  • Use a covered trash can or keep your trash in a closed cabinet.
 
In the Bedroom

  • Secure lamps, bookshelves and decorations that can be knocked or pulled down.
  • Put your clothes and shoes away so your new puppy won't use them as chew toys.
  • Make sure to keep your purse out of reach from your curious puppy. Your puppy can get into coins, makeup or sugarless gum which contains Xylitol and is poisonous to your puppy.
  • Keep all cosmetics, hair accessories, jewelry and other small items on a high shelf or secured.
  • Make sure electrical wiring is hidden or out of reach.
 
In the Bathroom

  • Keep the toilet lid closed when not in use.
  • Shut the bathroom door when not in use.
  • Make sure to use a bathroom trash can with a lid and/or store in cabinet.
  • Store all prescription and over the counter medication and toiletries in the bathroom cabinet.

In the Living Room/Family Room

  • Keep light and extension cords out of sight and out of reach.
  • Make sure your remote control or other tech devices are out of reach.
  • Check and remove house plants that are toxic to dogs out of reach.
  • Be careful of your puppy around a rocking chair, an open recliner or sofa bed.

Outside in the Backyard and Exterior

 
  • Check, identify and remove any plants, flowers or fruit trees that are toxic to your dog.
  • Secure areas with open water, such as a swimming pool, spa or fish ponds.
  • Check your fencing and gate to ensure that there are no holes through which your dog can get out. 
  • Make sure your dog cannot jump over or dig under your fence to escape.
  • Make sure to close off balconies or outside decks.
  • Keep your dog inside if your lawn is sprayed with chemicals.
 
In the Garage

  • Make it a dog free area.
  • Secure all heavy tools. Make sure screws and nails are stored out of reach.
  • Make sure that your puppy can't get into any garbage, chemicals, bug or rat bait other hazardous materials such as antifreeze stored outside or in the garage.
  • Be aware that puppies can run though a closing garage door or go and hide under parked cars.  
 
These are a few puppy proofing tips that can help you keep your new puppy safe. If you have any more helpful tips please add them to the comments below.
www.littlepawspetboutique.com

Friday, March 13, 2015

Little Paws Pet Boutique Spring Sale!


Spring is almost here! 
Take 15% off your entire purchase from 3/13/15 to 3/20/15. 
Discount will show automatically at checkout. 
Thanks for being "Pawsome Customers"


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Why we love the Buddy Belt 2 Dog Harness


As the owner of a dog who loves to twist and back out of collars I have learned to always put on a harness on my dog when taking her on walks. With a collar and leash my dog pulls more and the collar tends to put more pressure on the throat causing her to reverse sneeze. 

My sisters dog has always worn a leather Buddy Belt Harness and when I found that Buddy Belt was also making a synthetic leather harness called the Buddy Belt 2 I was happy to try them out on my dog. Comfortable, stylish and easy to put on it's become one of Little Paws Pet Boutiques best selling products. 

The Buddy Belt concept was started in 1997 by Roxanne Pettipas and designed for her miniature Dachshund Buddy who was gaging and coughing while walking. The harness called the Buddy Belt was launched at the PET Expo in Toronto Canada in 2001 and since then thousands of Buddy Belts have been handcrafted. 


Why do we and many of our customers love the BB2?
  • The unique design reduces strain on your dog's spine and neck to prevent damage to the throat.
  •  It fits small to medium size dogs: Buddy Belt Size 2-Size 6
  • The harness is light weight, conforms to the body and comes in 5 eye catching colors (Caramel, Red, Back, Blue and Pink).
  • Its easy to use, your dog steps in and it quickly fastens with one buckle.
  • BB2 is made from synthetic leather using the same Buddy Belt design and hardware. Without compromising quality, it’s priced to work with any budget.

Easy...step in and buckle on

Gidget give BB2 "Two Paws Up"
Gidget is shown modeling the BB2 blue in size 6. I could have probably fitted her with a size 5 although we choose size 6 because she is barrel chested and we love that we can put the BB2 over her clothes. Gidgets chest size is 20” Length is 18” Weight approx 18 lbs.
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