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!


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!


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!

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!"


Monday, June 1, 2015

9th Annual Super Pet Adoption Event


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