Ultimate Road Trip Guide for Traveling with Dogs – Guest Post by Woof & Whiskers

Hi, friends!

Spring Break is coming up for many, and if you’re like me, if you can take your dog, you will!

Kelly of Woof & Whiskers has a wonderful post about traveling with dogs. Check it out here.

To whet your appetite, her awesome infographic is below!

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Thanks to Kelly of Woof & Whiskers for sharing her blog!

Happy tails…

 

Friday Favorites from Etsy

Happy Friday!

You know how much I love Esty…and what I love even more than scouring pages and pages of products is sharing my favorite finds with you.

So, here are some of my latest favorites on a Friday!

Pink Case NY - German Shepherd

I love this and so many more of the iPhone case designs from Pink Case NY. (Check out the sloth with a donut.)

Rescue Mom Mug

If you know me, you know I love a good mug. 😉 Rescue Mom mug from Square Dog Pottery

Vintage Dog Poster

This vintage dog poster from Uniquely Gifted Art would be fun on the wall leading up a stairwell with other art and photos.

Tiny Chihuahua Earrings

Squeee! Tiny chihuahua earrings from Zooz Jewelry

Beagle iPad Case

Aroooooooooo! Beagle iPad case from Beagle n Thread

Donuts Dog Collar

Mmm. Donuts. Donuts dog collar from Dizzy Dog Collars

Dog Themed Candles

What a clever idea! Dog themed candles from Mod Country Home

Happy tails…

Christmas Gift Ideas For Dog Lovers

Christmas is right around the corner!

If you’re shopping for a dog lover, here are some of my favorite gift ideas for the holidays…

Custom Pet Necklace

Custom pet necklace from tru.che

Dog Walker Mug

Dog Walker Mug from BarkShop

Pet Dogs Tee

This wonderfully perfect shirt from  Culture Flock Clothing

The Black Dogs Project

The Black Dogs Project, available on Amazon

Donuts

THIS SHIRT (which is incredible) from Treat Dreams

Dog Bone Necklace

Bone necklace from Hello Charms

Watercolor Paw

Watercolor Paw tee, available in five colors, from I Heart Dogs

Joules Rain Boots

These adorable Joules rain boots from Target

P.J. Salvage

P.J. Salvage flannel pajamas, available on Zappos

Happy shopping and happy tails…

 

Her Dog Blog’s New Look

Her Dog Blog has a new look!

I’m so happy with the way my logo turned out so I want to share with you the experience I had getting it.

Have you heard of Fiverr?

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I had heard of it from a co-worker who used it last year but never seriously checked it out until I decided that I wanted a logo for Her Dog Blog.

Fiverr is a site where freelance artists, writers, and other creative people offer a variety of services ranging from graphic design to advertising to puppetry. Every service starts at just $5, hence the name Fiverr.

Once I decided I wanted a logo for HDB, I spent some time on the site’s Logo Design link. There are pages upon pages of graphic designers offering up their design services but somehow I narrowed it down to three. My take on the whole experience was that for $15 I’d be able to have options and if I ended up not liking any of the logos then I’d only be $15 in the hole.

I went with the following designers:

Smork

Neebsdesigns

Jesterr

I picked these three designers because I liked their portfolios and because they had good buyer reviews (and a fair amount of them).

All three of the designers I picked came up with fantastic designs, but I ended up really loving what Jesterr sent me.

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Even then, something didn’t feel right. I didn’t realize it at the time that I ordered the design work, but I really needed Teton to be in my logo.

Luckily for me, Fiverr offers cartoon and caricature services. It was very easy for me to select Binarygod for the drawing of Teton.

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I mean.

After receiving the drawing of Teton, I asked Jesterr if he could replace the original design’s dog with Teton, and voila!

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I couldn’t be happier with the result!

Thanks for following Her Dog Blog since (holy crap) 2010.

Happy tails…

Pups & PRs and Some Etsy Love

Hello, weekenders!

Fitness friends…have you heard of Pups & PRs?

Pups & PRs

Two of my favorite things combined! 🙂

Pups & PRs is all about celebrating fitness and your love for your dog. They have some pretty awesome shirt designs. Check out their shop by clicking here.

Here are some of my latest Etsy finds for your enjoyment!

LuckyDogArtPrints

Lucky Dog Art Prints (customization available)

Dachshund Shirt

This. Squeeeeeee! Also, that hat. (Aventyr Kids)

Dog Tee

“Love Me Love My Dog” tee from Episode Graphics

Custom Travel Mug

Custom travel mug from Vozarts Studios – what a great gift idea!

Seahawks Collar

It’s about that time…Seahawks collar from Mutts-n-Bones

Have a great rest of your weekend!

Happy tails…

Denali + Etsy Love

Whew. It’s been a hot minute.

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Teton says hello.

If you’re a dog parent (or dog lover) and you haven’t seen Denali yet, you need to. Yes, I cried. Like a baby. Yes, parts of it made me sad, but wow. What an awesome tribute. Check it out.

Denali from FELT SOUL MEDIA on Vimeo.

While you dry your eyes (and after you’ve smothered your dog with love for a few minutes), check out my latest Etsy finds. 🙂

Burlap Dog Pillow

How cute is this pillow from Joanie’s Favorite Thing?

Dog Shirt

Yep. That pretty much sums it up. “I just want to hang with my dog” shirt from The Daily Tay

Dog Wall Art

Such a cute little print from Lucy Darling Prints.

Address Stamp

Lots of breeds to choose from on this custom address stamp from My Stamp.

What’s been your most recent Etsy find?

Happy tails…

Life Lately + Dog CPR

Whaaaaaaaat? Yep. It’s me.

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And this guy. (He’s not as bored as he looks in that photo right now because he’s chewing on a raw bone.)

Teton just got a special delivery from his pals over at Chewy.com – a brush. Ok, so maybe he’s not as excited about it as I am (he doesn’t love being brushed) but once I’ve used it I’ll write up a full review in case any of you are in the market for a new brush for your pooch.

This post is entitled “Life Lately” but I don’t have many photos to share because I’ve been a real turd about taking pictures lately. Life has been busy lately (hence the lack of blog posts) but I have a lot to write about in regard to Teton’s diet. We have added a supplement to Teton’s diet, changed his food, and introduced raw bones as a meal alternative two times a week. Sounds chaotic…and it was at first. But, all is fab now and Teton is looking great and seems happy as a clam. (I’ll write more specifics soon!)

Today I wanted to share an infographic that I found about animal CPR. I recently took my CPR + First Aid training and asked the instructor about performing CPR on a dog. It’s invaluable to know how to perform CPR on an adult or child but I wanted to know how to perform it on an animal should I ever need to, as well!

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(Source)

Hopefully you’ll never have to perform CPR on a pet but look this infographic over and keep it handy in case of emergency. And look for CPR + First Aid classes in your community or through your work. Everyone should now how to perform CPR!

Happy tails…

Halo Liv-a-Littles + Early Friday Favorites

Hello, and welcome to Thursday evening.

Friday can never come soon enough, can it?

This week Teton has been enjoying some Halo Liv-a-Little treats from Chewy.com. He’s had them before and they didn’t last long so we jumped at the chance to try a new flavor!

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We selected the wild salmon variety to test but these treats also come in beef and chicken. They are freeze-dried and made up of 100% salmon. That’s it.

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I love one-ingredient treats.

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Salmon is fantastic for your dog because it is high in omega 3 fatty acids which have been shown to support the immune system, joints, skin and coat!

Teton seems to love freeze-dried treats more than your average biscuit. I have a theory that they smell more pungent (in a good way) and are more fun to chew so that’s why he likes them. Who knows if I’m right but if Teton has the option between a dry dog bone and a freeze-dried treat he’ll go with the freeze-dried every time.

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Thanks to Chewy for these treats! Don’t forget that they have a huge selection of freeze-dried food and treats if you’re in the market for some new munchies for your dog.

Now, for a few early Friday favorites…

Dogs in Sunglasses

I’m in love with this Dogs in Sunglasses print from Wonderflies. I must have it.

DentaTreat

This is my newest (and most amazing) find for Teton’s rank breath. Well, this and raw bones. More to come in a later post but I can’t recommend Wysong’s DentaTreat enough.

Doggie Tops

Loving the tees from Doggie Tops! This is the Finnish Lapphund which has the same fluff-factor as Teton. 🙂

Elena Shumilova

Check out photographer Elena Shumilova’s work here. I can’t get enough of it.

Dinosaur Collar

Gah! I love dinosaurs. If Teton didn’t have a thousand already I’d order him this one from Woof Couture.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Happy tails…

Cry Day Friday + Life Lately

Hello! Yes, I’m still here. 🙂 Every year around this time things just get insane in the membrane and I find myself not having enough hours in the day to get through all the things I want to do. Anyone feel me there?

I wanted to share this awesome article and video with you for Cry Day Friday. Don’t worry – Cry Day Friday is a good thing.

Paralyzed Dog Who Learns To Walk Reminds Us Why Everyone Deserves A Second Chance

And, since I haven’t posted in a while, here are a few photos of Teton (and one of his little buddy, Milo).

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Hangin’ with mom at work…

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…and in the truck (with the butt warmers on).

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Gussied up in his Silly Buddy collar…

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…and getting his snuggle on. Typical.

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My parent’s puppy, Milo. Yep. He’s wearin’ a sweater.

Coasters

And finally, because they’re so cute, my new coaster set from a friend at work!

Happy tails…

WoofTrax: A Post by Henley Pretzel (+ Giveaway Winner)

Hi Everyone,

Henley P. here. How was your weekend? Mine was good, except I had to go to the groomer because Teton’s mom said I looked homeless.

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Don’t worry – this is my before pic.

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Here’s my after pic. 🙂

Speaking of homeless, I was a homeless dog once. Yes, I am a rescue. I spent about 6 months on the mean streets of Stockton, CA., before I got rescued. Don’t ask my mom about it. She gets sad thinking about me all alone out there. I now live with a great family that gives me stuffed animals, treats, and daily morning half-mile walks.

So as a formerly homeless dog, I am always looking for ways to help other homeless dogs before they can be rescued. Enter Walk for a Dog by WoofTrax!

Walk for a Dog is an app that you have your human download to their smartphone (Apple or Android). They log in, set up their account and walking companion (that’s you!), and then select from any number of local animal shelters and rescue groups. My rescue group, People United for Pets Dog Rescue, is on the list.

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Then, every time you walk your human, they log into the app and it tracks your walk. For every time you walk your human, a donation is made to the animal shelter you choose! EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY.

Just dropping in to share this new and easy way to help out other homeless dogs!

Happy tails,

Henley P.

Thanks, Henley Pretzel. Now, about that Hot Dog Collars giveaway!

The winner of the $50 gift certificate to Hot Dog Collars is…

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Congratulations, Kayla! E-mail me at herdogblog@gmail.com and I’ll get you hooked up with your $50 gift certificate to Hot Dog Collars.

Happy tails…