Monthly Archives: July 2017

Adorable Dog Breed Sculptures

What are your favorite aspects of your dog? Is it his fiercely loyal personality, his energetic tail wag, his textured coat, or his gentle eyes? A dog breed sculpture is the perfect home accent for proud dog owners and canine aficionados—and it also makes a sweet remembrance of a former pet.

Click here to view a variety of dog breed sculptures and figurines, including the ones mentioned below.

The Morning Walk Dachshund Sculpture looks like it could follow you anywhere—and, indeed, this dog sculpture can be displayed indoors or outdoors. Dachshund owners will love its characteristic squat build, short legs, and doleful eyes.

The “I Want a Treat” West Highland Terrier Sculpture has plenty of personality. With his realistic off-white coat, perky ears, and happy expression, this Westie will win your heart. While you might be tempted to give him a treat, all he needs is a cozy spot in your home to call his own.

Morning Walk Dachshund Dog Sculpture West Highland White Terrier Dog Sculpture

Did you ever wonder just what thoughts are rolling around in your dog’s mind? The Jenner Pup Chinese Shar-Pei Sculpture depicts a dog deep in concentration. This dog sculpture has the typical wrinkled appearance of a Chinese Shar-Pei, along with folded ears and a serious, reserved expression.

The Schnauzer Dog Sculpture seems to be waiting for you to come home! This canine cutie has the Schnauzer’s trademark arched eyebrows and bearded snout on his alert face.

Chinese Shar-Pei Dog Sculpture Schnauzer Dog Sculpture

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Pet Safety Tips for Fourth of July Fireworks

Can you guess the busiest day of the year for many animal shelters in the United States? According to the American Humane Association, it is July 5th—that’s right; the day after the Fourth of July. This year, make a “pledge” that your pet will not be among the many that flee their homes in a panic after unsettling firework celebrations begin. Here are just a few tips, including some from the AVMA and the Humane Society, to keep your pet safe this Independence Day.

1. Make sure that your pet has a properly fitting collar with an attached ID tag and that all the information is up to date; likewise, check that all microchip information is current.

2. Take a picture of your pet so that you have a current photo just in case.

3. Earlier in the day, take your dog for a walk or run (but be vigilant about the summer’s heat and don’t overdo it). Exercise will help calm him and tire him out before the fireworks start.

4. Don’t take your pet to firework festivities or set off fireworks around your pet. Keep your pet indoors where he is safe; if possible, bring your outdoor pet indoors.

5. Keep exterior doors, pet doors, and windows shut to prevent a terrified pet from escaping outdoors and running away from the fireworks.

6. Lower blinds and cover windows so the bright lights of the fireworks don’t distress your pet.

7. Make sure your pet has a safe place in an interior room where he can retreat. Your pet may prefer a small, enclosed area to “hide” when he’s scared.

8. Place your pet’s favorite toys or familiar blankets nearby for comfort.

9. Turn on a calming television show, soothing music, or even a fan to help block out some of the firework noise.

10. Provide your dog with a safe chew toy to distract him and ease anxiety (and make sure cords are out of the way so they don’t become chew toys).

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