Category Archives: Dogs

Live, Love, and Bark with New Farmhouse Dogs Bath Accents

Let your faithful companion guide you through a way of simple living with the lovely Farmhouse Dogs Bath Accents. With classic motifs and neutral hues, these accessories will bring delightful charm to your bathroom while your “fur-ever friend” reminds you to “live, love, bark.”

The Shower Curtain features a classic off-white and black buffalo plaid coupled with embroidered dogs perched on a velvet applique ribbon. We recommend the use of a waterproof shower curtain liner, not included.

Farmhouse Dogs Plaid Shower Curtain

The 5-Piece Bath Set includes a lotion/soap dispenser, a brush holder, one bath towel, and two hand towels. The white ceramic bath accessories have handpainted black accents. The lotion/soap dispenser is shaped like an adorable dog, and the brush holder resembles an openwork doghouse with a pup lounging inside. The off-white towels feature embroidered dogs, cute sayings, and dashed hems in charcoal, silver, and black.

Farmhouse Dogs 5 pc Bath Set

These delightful and classic bath accents are the perfect update for any dog lover’s powder room. Shop the Farmhouse Dogs Bath Collection on the Touch of Class® web site now!

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March Is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month

Are you starting to get the “spring cleaning itch” but feeling a little overwhelmed at the prospect? Why not start by making sure that potentially harmful foods, medicines, and household chemicals are out of the reach of your pet? After all, spring with your pet should be a happy time!

Recommended by PetMD and the ASPCA, here are just a few steps you can take to protect your pet:

1. Keep pet medications and human medications stored separately so there’s little chance of a mix-up.

2. Take the time to read the label carefully before giving your pet medicine.

3. Keep medications locked in cabinets, rather than on the counter or table.

4. Review the ASPCA’s list of “people foods” that can be toxic to pets. Make sure these items are kept away from your pet.

5. Make sure household cleaners, paint, automotive fluids, and even cosmetic items like nail polish remover are not accessible to your pet.

6. Be aware of which plants can be dangerous to your pet, including household plants, seasonal decorations, and lawn and garden greenery.

7. Research safer insecticide alternatives. Read the labels of lawn and garden products to determine if they are toxic to pets, and follow instructions carefully. Store these products out of the reach of pets.

8. Keep pets out of garbage cans and compost bins. Ensure that your garbage can is tamper-proof and that your pet can’t open it.

9. If you must use a rodenticide, follow instructions carefully and make sure your pet cannot reach the treated area. Properly dispose of dead rodents before your pet can get to them.

10. Know the symptoms of pet poisoning. Have a plan in case of accidental poisoning, and be ready to act fast. Keep your veterinarian’s information and other emergency numbers, like a pet poison hotline, readily accessible.

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Snuggle Away! Reduce Pet Allergens with Pet Agree Bedding

Never miss another opportunity for snuggles with your pet again! The Pet Agree Bedding adds comfort to your bed while reducing pet allergens—allowing you to sleep beside your pet with a greater peace of mind.

Filled with garnetted polyester, this soft white cotton bedding features Purissimo™ technology that utilizes natural probiotics. Due to friction, the microcapsules burst open, and the probiotics germinate and multiply, using the allergens as a food source. Bedding is machine washable on the gentle cycle.

Click here to shop the Pet Agree Bedding on the Touch of Class® site.

The Pet Agree Down Alternative Comforter is available in Twin, Full/Queen, and King sizes. Independent testing showed a 66.7% reduction in dog allergens and a 92.8% reduction in cat allergens.

Pet Agree Down Alternative Comforter

The Pet Agree Mattress Pad has a waterproof laminated polyester barrier that provides assurance against accidents. The polyester knit 16” deep skirt stretches to fit mattresses up to 18”. Available in Twin, Full, Queen, King, and Cal King sizes.

Pet Agree Mattress Pad

 

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Happy Golden Retriever Day!

Brighten up your day with an enthusiastic and golden wagging tail. Approaching people and other dogs with general friendliness, the Golden Retriever lives up to dog lore as a loyal pet. With an abundance of energy, this pup loves to play, run, and learn new things. Pair that with the lovely golden hues of this breed’s coat, and how can you resist a smile?

Tribute this beautiful and devoted dog with the Golden Retriever Dog Sculpture found on the Touch of Class® web site!

Golden Retriever Dog Sculpture

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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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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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