Saturday, December 31, 2016

Pet Safety Tips-New Years Eve


With New Year's Eve right around the corner, don't forget to keep your pets in mind! Here are 5 Pet Safety Tips so that both you and your pets can safely ring in the new year!


1. Collar, ID Tag and a Up-to-Date Microchip

Many dogs and cats escape their homes during New Years Eve celebrations because they are scared of fireworks and other loud noises.

Should your dog or cat become scared and bolt out the door, please be sure that he or she is wearing a collar, ID tag and has an up-to-date microchip.

A combination of all three (collar, tag and microchip) will increase the chances of your pet being returned to you quickly if he or she gets away.

2. Keep Toxic Food and Drinks Out of Reach

Alcoholic beverages are very toxic to pets. Some guests will not know this and may leave a cup in a place where your pet can get to it.

Be sure to let all guests know that alcoholic beverages, hot beverages and foods should be kept out of your pets reach at all times.

3. Secure your Pets in a Private Room

Dogs, cats and even some pet rabbits may be overwhelmed and become anxious by a house full of guests, loud music and fireworks going off.

Consider setting up a pet safe room where your pets can escape from holiday festivities. Create a safe place where they can retreat if they become to anxious. Supply your pets with soft music, a cozy bed, fresh water, and food or favorite dog/cat treat.

4. Use Non-Toxic Decorations

Keep all of types of decorations up high and away from your pet. They can be toxic if eaten and can also get caught in the digestive track.

5. Make Sure Gates and Fences are Closed and Secure

Some pets may prefer to be outside, however, it’s really best if you do not allow your pet to be outdoors on New Year’s Eve. It is very common for fireworks, noise makers and other loud sounds to occur during this night which often scare pets and may result in them looking for a way to escape.

Have a Happy & Safe New Year! 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

All of us at Little Paws Pet Boutique want to say "Thank You" for your business this year. We look forward to next year and seeing more Happy Paws and Wagging Tails. 

Keep checking our website for New Products, Upcoming Events and Sales. Thanks for being "Pawsome" Customers! 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Upcoming December Events

Tanaka Farms Holiday Boutique
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tanaka Farms in Irvine. We will be bringing our Best selling and holiday products for dogs, cats and pet parents.

Due to the nature of the venue, we ask that no pets be brought to this event.

Helpful Tip: If you are planning to buy a dog collar, dog apparel for your dog please make sure to have your dogs neck/chest/length measurements and know the approx weight of your dog.

Home For the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair
Sunday Dec 4, 2016 10 am to 3 pm

We will be bringing our Best selling and holiday products for dogs, cats, rabbits and pet parents. We will be in booth #68 come by and say to our Chief Dog Officer/model Gidget.

Helpful Tip: If you are planning to buy a dog collar, dog apparel for your dog please make sure to have your dogs neck/chest/length measurements and know the approx weight of your dog.Thank you!

"Sponsored by the Irvine Animal Care Center, Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair features more than 600 dogs, cats and rabbits available for adoption, along with pet-related vendors, a silent auction, raffle prizes, Ask-A-Vet and Ask-A-Trainer booths plus much more. We will be there supporting these adoptable pets by donating 25% of our sales to this incredible shelter!" 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Woofstock Pet Event is CANCELED :(

We have been participating in this event for years and this is the first time it has been canceled. We are so sad. Please check our website for other upcoming pet events. Thank you.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Spooky Savings

It's that time of year again. Fall is in the air and Halloween is just around the corner. Don't miss out on our Spooky Savings. Take 15% off your next online purchase from 10/12/16 to 10/31/16. 

Check out or "New" Miso Cute or Miso Cool Dog Tee and our "New" Zack & Zoey Auberdeen Dog Sweater. Cute, stylish and comfortable. 
Gidget Modeling "Miso Cute Dog Tee"
"Miso Cool Dog Tee"

"Aberdeen Dog Sweater"
 Have a Fun & Safe Halloween!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Celebrate with Us!

We are happy to announce that Little Paws Pet Boutique is celebrating its 3rd Anniversary on 09/09/2016.

For the whole month of September we are offering you 15% off your entire online purchase and a Free Gift (while supplies last). 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. 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)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Pet Emergency/Disaster Kit Checklist

Pet Emergency/Disaster Kit Checklist

Just this month we witnessed deadly flooding in Louisiana and major fires burning in California. Sadly, people and their pets were caught up in both the flooding and the fires and our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by the horrible disasters.

I thought that this might be a good time to remind everyone (including myself) to make sure we all have a pet emergency/disaster kit in place. Do you have an emergency/disaster kit set up for your "Little Paws"? If not, here is a list of some items your kit should contain:

1. 2 weeks of food (food bowl/can opener)
2. 2 weeks of water (water bowl)
3. First aid kit for pets (including your pet(s) medications)
4. A copy of your pets medical records, ID, microchip #
5. Extra collar/leash/harness/muzzle
6. Recent photo of your pet in case you get separated
7. Litter and tray for cats/rabbits
8. Poop bags and wipes
9. Pet crate/carrier
10. Blanket/favorite toy/treats 
11. Paper towel, newspaper and trash bags
12. Flashlight and radio

Hopefully, we won't have to use these kits but, it is reassuring to have one put together and ready to go. Please let me know in the comments below if there is anything you would add to the list. Stay safe everyone!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Hot Summer....Cool Pup

It's summertime and the all across the United States temperatures are rising. At Little Paws Pet Boutique we have products to help your dog stay cool, have fun and be fashionable at the same time. Check out our New line of Cool Pup Cooling Dog Toys and Cool Pup Mats, Cool Mesh Dog Harnesses and On the go Food and Water Bowls.

Here are some Summer Pet Safety Tips
  • 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. We love and recommend the Playa Pup Sun Protective Visors
  • 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.We love and recommend the Pawz Dog Boots
  • 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. 
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!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Giving Back

We want you to know that Little Paws Pet Boutique is not only about pet fashion and toys it's also about trying to make a positive difference in this world of ours by donating a portion of every purchase you make to our local animal shelters, rescue groups and pet related fundraisers/foundations. We can Pawsitivly make a difference one small paw step at a time.

We recently donated to #22in22 which helps to save the lives of twenty two dogs in twenty two days to raise awareness of the overwhelming problem of Veteran suicide. To read more  about this click on the link below. Thank you! 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

"Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year"

At Little Paws Pet Boutique we believe all of us should all try to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Restore and Replenish for a Happier Earth not only on this day but all year around. We are always on the search for eco-friendly, reusable, recyclable and made in the U.S.A. pet products. 

To celebrate Earth Day we are offering you a special discount of $5 off your next online purchase of $25 or more on all of our products. Discount starts April 21, 2016 until April 25, 2016. 

Thanks for being "Pawsome" customers 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Happy National Pet Day!

National Pet Day is April 11,2016. Enjoy Free Shipping + Free Gift on all online purchases from April 11th to April 17, 2016. 

"April 11 is National Pet Day.  While loving our pets is something we do every day, National Pet Day encourages us to pay special attention to pets who may not get that extra attention.  Take supplies to those pets in shelters.  Help a friend with pets who is recovering from an illness.  Adopt a pet." 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Crazy Weather

Didn't the groundhog predict an early Spring this year? On the west coast we are experiencing unusual 80 degree Summer like weather while other states are experiencing Winter like temperatures with rain and snow. 

No matter what the weather we have your dog covered.  

Winter: Warm fleece jackets, raincoats, boots, sweaters, cozy pajamas and indoor puzzle dog toys. 
Spring: New Spring harness dresses, bows, bandanas, grooming and spa products. 
Summer: New Summer Hawaiian Breeze dog dresses and camp shirts, New Summer Toys, sun protected apparel, sun protected dog visors and New "Cool Pup" Portable dog water bowls. 

Juneau Dog Coat-Teal
Turquoise Gingham Flower Harness Dress Set

Hawaiian Breeze Dog Camp Shirt

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Lucky you...

....instead of having a one day St. Patrick's Day Sale we are having our annual "15% Off Spring Sale"! Enjoy 15% off your entire online purchase from 03/17/2016 to 03/31/2016. 
Discount will show automatically at checkout. 
Also, we still have our "Free Gift with checkout" while supplies last.
Thanks for being "Pawsome Customers".

Gidget & Kuma modeling Lucky/Kiss Me Reversible Scarf
"May you have all the happiness and luck that life can hold and at the end of all your rainbows may you find a pot of gold~ Happy St. Patrick's Day!"