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Trio of Labrador Puppies Dog Wall Accent

True buddies always stick together, just like these adorable Labrador friends. The Trio of Puppies Wall Accent depicts playful pals who have found themselves out on a limb. Made from resin, this dimensional piece features dogs with sweet eyes, golden yellow coats, and realistic details.

Measuring 11”Wx5.5”Dx6”H, this small wall accent is a fun addition to any dog lover’s decor. This exclusive item is only sold at Touch of Class.

Trio of Labrador Puppies Dog Wall Accent

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Trio of Kittens Cat Wall Accent

Little kittens have a big curiosity—and sometimes they find themselves in quite a pickle! Made from resin, the Trio of Kittens Wall Accent depicts three mischievous cats hanging from a branch. Their wide eyes, realistic detailing, and perplexed expressions will steal the heart of any cat lover. 

Measuring 11”Wx4”Dx7”H, this small wall accent adds the purr-fect dash of feline fun to your home decor. Available in gray, black, and orange, this exclusive item is only sold on the Touch of Class site.

Trio of Gray Kittens Cat Wall Accent

Trio of Black Kittens Cat Wall Accent

Trio of Orange Kittens Cat Wall Accent

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“Paws” for Warm Holiday Wishes

Take some time during this busy and festive season to “paws” and spend quality time with your furry family member. New pet or long-time companion, brighten up their holiday and yours with purrs, kneading, and tail-wagging.

We wish you and your four-legged friend a purrfectly merry holiday—and a howling good 2021!

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Playful Pet Canvas Wall Art for Christmas

These Christmas pet canvases capture our furry friends at their most playful! Gallery-wrapped over a wood frame, each canvas is 22”Wx28”H.

Click here to shop these and other Christmas pet canvases.

In the Dog Watching Robin Canvas, a darling Westie puppy keeps his eyes on the little bird outside. The window is surrounded by festive holiday greenery, while indoors a toasty fire and a decorated tree create a warm, cozy setting.

Dog Watching Robin Christmas Canvas Wall Art

It’s A Kitten Christmas when these three cats get into mischief! In this canvas, the kittens do their best to look angelic… but it’s clear their curiosity has gotten the better of them as they play with the ribbon and ornaments. A fully trimmed tree with ornaments and berries stands behind them.

A Kitten Christmas Cats Canvas Wall Art

 

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Pet-Safe Alternatives to Halloween Treats

Halloween might look a little different this year, but one thing’s for certain—there will still be treats! As tempting as it is to include Fluffy or Fido in the mix, remember that most human treats are best left to humans.

According to the Pet Poison Helpline, the top food-related hazards to pets at Halloween are chocolate, candy, grapes/raisins, and candy wrappers. Foods with the artificial sweetener xylitol can also be poisonous to dogs (and are not recommended for cats either) according to PetMD.

So, how can you treat your pet this Halloween? 🎃

1. Homemade dog “ice cream”

Mix up some canine-friendly ice cream using recipes from PetMD. Here’s one to try (as long as your dog isn’t lactose intolerant): one half can of your dog’s canned food with a quarter cup of plain yogurt and a quarter cup of plain applesauce. Blend using a mixer or a blender, then pour it into a Tupperware container and pop it in the freezer.

2. Wet cat food

If your cat typically receives dry food, consider treating her to her favorite canned food. The first ingredient should be meat, says PetMD, and the food should not contain fillers like rice or corn.

3. Quality time
Will Halloween be a low-key holiday this year? All the better for your pet! Set aside some time to brush your pet, play together, or show him affection.

4. New pet toy
Stimulate your pet’s mind and discourage boredom with a new toy. The Humane Society of the United States and Paws.org have compiled guidelines for choosing safe pet toys; read them here and here.

5. Activity/exercise
Have a game of tug of war, or play indoor fetch with your dog. Let your kitty explore a cat tree or empty cardboard boxes. Remember to keep pet activities in a separate room and away from the front door if you are expecting Halloween visitors this October.

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Protect Your Furnishings This Autumn with Quilted Furniture Covers

Fall is here, and it’s time to get comfy and cozy! Pull out those autumn sweaters for yourself, and drape your furniture in the Mason Ultimate Quilted Covers. You and your pet can snuggle up together, and you won’t have to worry about damage to your furniture.

This furniture protector covers more than 90% of your furnishing with its generous, double-diamond quilted design. Available sizes include recliner/wing chair, loveseat, sofa, and extra-long sofa. All sizes except the recliner cover have straps and D-rings; for additional slip-resistance, use a rug pad! Cut it into sections and place them beneath the seat, back, and arms.

Made from microfiber faux suede and backed in polypropylene, this quilted furniture cover is soil-resistant, snag-resistant, and water-repellent. Several colors are available, so you can easily find the right hue to suit your space. Machine wash and line dry the furniture cover when it needs freshening up.

An exclusive design, the Mason Ultimate Furniture Protector is only available at Touch of Class®. Click here to shop this cover.

Mason Ultimate Quilted Furniture Covers

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Early-Elf Gift Idea: Kitten Carols Clothtique Santa Figurine

All you early shoppers will love this Christmas gift idea for cat owners! The Kitten Carols Clothtique™ Figurine is sure to put a smile on the face of your favorite “cat person.” Who could resist this festive scene, which features Santa and his feline friends caroling for the holidays? Santa and the cat trio are dressed in their finest. Two cats are adorned with color-changing lights.

By artist Ann Dezendorf, the resin Possible Dreams® Clothtique™ figurine is finely detailed. Santa wears a hand-sewn polyester fabric costume that is specially stiffened to add realism. His handpainted face expresses the sincere emotion highly prized by collectors. This 12”H figurine is new for 2020!

Click here to shop the Kitten Carols Clothtique™ Figurine on the Touch of Class® site. View the video below!

Kitten Carols Santa and Cats Clothtique Figurine

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Tips and Tricks for a Great Game of Fetch

As summer shows hints of the cooler season to come, it’s the perfect time to play fetch with your dog! Fetch is great for exercise and for releasing your dog’s pent-up energy. Your dog might be a natural, or he might need some practice to grasp the game. Make fetch a part of your playtime repertoire with these tips from WebMD Pets and the American Kennel Club.

  • Start small, with quick indoor games of fetch. When you first take the game outside, choose a time when there aren’t other dogs or people around to minimize distractions.
  • Try modifying a tug-of-war game. After a short game of tug, toss the toy a few inches away so that your dog runs to it, then grab the toy and start another game. Throw it farther away each time. Tug on the toy when it’s in your dog’s mouth to encourage him to come back to you. This should eventually evolve into a fetch-like game. (Read more here.)
  • Or, try a treat-based approach for dogs reluctant to fetch. First, place the toy on the ground. When your dog looks at it, utilize clicker training and reward your dog with a treat. Continue to reward your dog with each interaction until he associates the two. Next, step up your game! Save rewards for when your dog sniffs the toy, puts his mouth on it, or picks it up. After your dog is reliably picking up the toy, encourage him to bring it back to you and reward him when he does. (Read more here.)
  • If your dog will chase a Frisbee, choose one specifically made for dogs so it won’t chip his chompers. Throw it lower to the ground so your dog isn’t jumping high into the air and risking injury.
  • End the fetch game while your dog still wants to play and isn’t bored.

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Celebrate Friendship with the Good Dog Table Sculpture

Dogs have always been known as “man’s best friend,” and the Good Dog Sculpture depicts the sentiment with a moment frozen in time.

The resin table sculpture stands on a gray base and shows a dog and woman leaning toward each other, offering support and companionship. In a bronze hue with gold highlights, the camaraderie of two friends warms the heart and stands as a beautiful reminder of the love between owner and pet.

Click here to shop the Good Dog Table Sculpture from Touch of Class®!

Good Dog Table Sculpture

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Catnap Sleeping Kitten Wall Accent

Tuckered out from playing and climbing, it’s time for a little Catnap. Upon finding the perfect branch, this slumbering feline is sure to bring a measure of cuteness to your decor.

Made of resin, this adorable wall accent features a completely relaxed kitty cat on a tree branch enjoying kitten dreams. This cat-tastic gift-worthy item measures 10.5”Wx4.5”Dx8”H. The kitten wall accent is perfect for cat lovers and is available in three colorations: a black and white kitten, a striped gray kitten, and a striped orange kitten.

Click here to shop the Catnap Wall Accent from the Touch of Class® web site!

Catnap Black and White Sleeping Kitten Wall AccentCatnap Striped Gray Sleeping Kitten Wall AccentCatnap Striped Orange Sleeping Kitten Wall Accent

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