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Get Organized! Helpful Products for Tidier Living with Pets

You have organizers for your own belongings, so why not give your pet the same treatment? Maintain your home’s cleanliness while adding a personal pet touch with these solutions.

These items are available now on the Touch of Class® web site; simply click on each item to shop!

The Paws and Bones WaterHog® Pet Mat will catch spills and help preserve your spotless floors. This mat has a rubber backing to help prevent slippage, comes in multiple colors, and includes free customization.

Paws and Bones Personalized Pet Mat

Allow your pet to lounge with you while keeping your bed free of hair. Designed by Touch of Class®, the faux suede, double diamond-quilted Mason Ultimate Bed Protector can be monogrammed with your pet’s name.

Mason Bed Protector for Pets

Sustain the flow of your kitchen decor with the Pet Food Hideaway Storage Unit. With a hinged lid, two drawers, and two dishes, this wooden unit can hold your pet’s food, treats, and bowls—leaving your kitchen theme intact.

Pet Food Hideaway Storage Unit

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Most Popular Dog Names of 2021

It’s a new year! What will 2022 bring for you and your family? Perhaps it will bring a new four-legged friend into your home. If that’s the case, here are some of the most popular dog names from 2021, according to rover.com. You can find even more great name ideas—the top 100—if you amble over to their blog.

Top 10 Male Dog Names: 

  1. Max
  2. Charlie
  3. Cooper
  4. Buddy
  5. Milo
  6. Bear
  7. Rocky
  8. Duke
  9. Tucker
  10. Jack

Top 10 Female Dog Names:

  1. Bella
  2. Luna
  3. Lucy
  4. Daisy
  5. Zoe
  6. Lily
  7. Lola
  8. Bailey
  9. Stella
  10. Molly

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We Woof You Meowy Holidays!

Whether you’ve recently welcomed a new four-legged friend into your home or you’re spending quality time with your faithful furry companion, we wish you a very enjoyable holiday!

We hope you and your faithful pet have a purrfectly merry holiday—and a howling good 2022!

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Christmas Product Spotlight: Dog Nativity Set by Roman, Inc.

These adorable pups have gathered to recreate the nativity scene. Each dog sits obediently with an alert expression, as if putting on a Christmas pageant just for you! From Roman, Inc., the Dog Nativity Set is sure to become a cherished and unique part of your holiday decor. The set includes seven resin dog figurines of various breeds, as well as a box with a fold-down flap to create a stable display. Add this set to the mantel of your canine-loving home, or gift one to a fellow dog owner!

Click here to shop the Dog Nativity Set on the Touch of Class® site.

Dog Nativity Figurine Set

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Dogs and Cats Watching Santa Lighted Canvas Wall Art

Brighten up your holiday with enchanting furry friendship. The magic of Christmas abounds in the Dogs and Cats Watching Santa Canvas. Perfect for any pet lover, this seasonal wall art features a wintry scene of household pets watching Santa and his reindeer fly through a sky sparkling with stars.

Light up any room with the twinkling fiber optic and LED lights accentuating Santa’s sleigh, decorating the snowy pine trees, and illuminating the winter sky. Three cats and two dogs witness Santa’s arrival, wondering at the gifts he’s about to deliver. Designed by ©The MacNeil Studio, this canvas is gallery-wrapped over a wooden frame and measures 24”Wx1”Dx36”H. The lights work via an on/off switch and require three of your AA batteries.

The perfect art piece for the pet parent in your life, the Cats and Dogs Watching Santa Canvas Wall Art will captivate guests with holiday spirit. Shop our entire collection of Pet Christmas Canvases on the Touch of Class® web site!

Dogs and Cats Watching Santa Canvas Wall Art

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Pet-Themed Clothtique Santa Figurines for 2021

The holidays are an un-fur-gettable time for your pets. Full of vim and vigor, these dogs and cats look forward to their visit with Santa “Paws” along with the toys, treats, and all of the magic that he brings.

Sure to be a “howladay” favorite, these collectibles for 2021 depict Santa Claus with truly lovable characters that will paw at your heart. These resin Possible Dreams® Clothtique™ Santa figurines have signature brass tags and Clothtique™ stiffened fabric. Each is expertly handcrafted, hand-sewn, and handpainted with extraordinary attention to detail.

Click here to view the pet-themed Clothtique™ figurines on the Touch of Class® site, including our new introductions shown below.

🎄 Warning! Cuteness Overload! 🎄

Perfectly dressed in a red hat and antlers, these pups are beggin’ for Donuts for Doggies. Make sure these Christmas critters do not miss out on their favorite treat this holiday season.

Donuts for Doggies Clothtique Santa Figurine

A Basketful of Kittens is the “purr”fect Christmas gift. You gotta be “kitten” if you think you can decorate with a cuter Christmas trio.

Basketful of Kittens Clothtique Santa Figurine

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Run Wild and Free with Horse Home Decor

Loose your spirit on the winds of the open plains with Horse Home Decor. The strength and grace embodied by these beautiful pets are sure to enchant your guests and feature your love for all things equine.

Lovely palomino, chestnut, and bay horses add color to your décor with sculpted details and realistic coloring. Place a table sculpture on a table or mantle to draw guests’ eyes to man’s faithful companion. Or add that final touch to your walls with finely detailed and handpainted switchplates.

Wild at Heart Table Sculpture
Horses Dimensional Switchplates

Display the strength of these marvelous pets with minimal coloring and the illusion of flowing movement. Show your Kindred Spirit with unique and dimensional golden bronze wall art. Illustrate the deep feelings of our equine friends with an exclusive table sculpture of two horse busts nuzzling together and forming an intriguing heart shape.

Kindred Spirit Wall Art
Loving Horses Table Sculpture

For more lovely horse and pet décor, visit the Touch of Class® web site!

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Pet Safety: Avoiding Autumn Seasonal Hazards

Does it feel like languid summer where you live, or is there a cool fall nip in the air? Perhaps you and your pet are taking advantage of the break in the heat to get active outdoors, or maybe you’re curled up inside, indulging in a new season of television. Autumn poses its challenges to pets, like any season, but with a few precautions, you’ll still have plenty of fall fun. Take a look at these reminders from PetMD and the ASPCA.

Dwindling Daylight

If only fall didn’t come with fewer hours of daylight! Take care when walking your pet, keeping in mind that the reduced light makes it more difficult for drivers to see the two of you. Wear reflective gear and bring along a flashlight; you might even consider a light-up collar for your pet. Ensure that your pet’s tag and/or microchip information is up to date.

School Supplies

You might feel like your dog needs a refresher on what he learned in obedience school, but he certainly doesn’t need any school supplies! Keep glue sticks, markers, and other school supplies out of pets’ reach. Even an item with low toxicity can be harmful in other ways (as a choking hazard or the cause of a blockage).

Antifreeze

Don’t let your pet be lured by the taste of antifreeze. This temptation is extremely toxic to pets, even in small amounts. Check your car for leaks, clean up spills immediately, and keep your pet away from areas where antifreeze is stored. Seek veterinary attention if your pet ingests it.

Rodenticides

Likewise, rodenticides are toxic to pets and should be used with extreme caution. Place them in an area that is completely inaccessible to pets.

Mushrooms

Most mushrooms are not harmful to your pet, but a small percentage of them are toxic. It’s best to remove them from your yard and to keep your curious pet away from an area where mushrooms are growing. Consult your veterinarian immediately if your pet ingests a wild mushroom.

Fleas and Ticks

Just because temperatures dip doesn’t mean it’s safe to stop your pet’s preventative medication. In most areas, autumn is one of the worst seasons for fleas and ticks. Consult your veterinarian, who will probably suggest that you continue your pet’s flea and tick preventatives year round. Follow label instructions carefully, and use only the dosage that is appropriate for your pet.

Cold Weather

Be aware of cold snaps and drops in nighttime temperatures. Ensure outdoor pets have adequate food, water, and shelter. If you take your indoor pet outside, keep in mind that he may not be able to withstand cooler temperatures for long periods of time.

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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, 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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Cockatoo Tropical Bird Home Decor

Birds of a feather flit through your home with tropical flair. Display tributes to this fun-loving and energetic pet throughout the rooms of your house in a variety of designs and mediums.

Display these elegant birds perched among flowers inside your home or outdoors in a covered porch or patio with metal and wood wall art. Grant space for a cockatoo to alight on any table in your home with a glossy and detailed table sculpture.

Or choose exclusive accents you can only find at Touch of Class®! These white parrot-like birds perch among the tropical fronds of their native environment. Give any room a soft glow with bird-inspired candleholders and store your trinkets in a palm frond-shaped decorative tray.

Looking for more tropical cockatoo décor to fill your home? Check out the Touch of Class® web site!

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