Category Archives: Dogs

Mason Ultimate Bed Cover for Pets

Your bed is perhaps the softest, comfiest area of the home—why wouldn’t your pet want to hang out there and get his prime cuddle time in? With the Mason Ultimate Bed Protector, you won’t have to banish your furry pal from the bed in order to spare your favorite comforter. Let your pet think that he’s “won” this battle as he surveys the room from atop the bed; after all, he looks so cute there in his special spot.

This bed protector for pets has a polyester microfiber, faux suede face that is double diamond-quilted. This cover is water-repellent and soil- and snag-resistant, so you don’t have to hold your breath every time your pet hops up on the bed. Available in multiple sizes and solid colors, this bed cover can also be monogrammed with your pet’s name for an adorable touch. Simply machine wash it when needed; then line dry it.

The Mason Ultimate Bed Cover for Pets is a Touch of Class® exclusive design, so you won’t find it anywhere else. Click here to view measurement information and to order this cover.

Mason Ultimate Quilted Faux Suede Bed Protector for Pets

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Most Popular Dog Names of 2017

What will 2018 bring for you and your family? If it’s a new dog, you might be curious to see the names that canine lovers chose most for their forever friends in 2017. According to rover.com, these were the most popular dog names in America last year. Scamper on over to their site if you want to see the full list—the top 100 names for male and female dogs.

Top 10 Male Dog Names:

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

Top 10 Female Dog Names:

1. Bella
2. Lucy
3. Daisy
4. Luna
5. Lola
6. Sadie
7. Molly
8. Maggie
9. Bailey
10. Sophie

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Holiday Etiquette for Pet Owners and Guests

There’s plenty of merriment swirling about the holidays, but sometimes the Stress Grinch pokes his nose in too. And with pets in the mix, anything can happen! Whether you’re the holiday host or a visiting guest, common-sense consideration goes a long way. With some careful planning, you can reduce the chance of hurt feelings, uh-ohs, and (let’s hope not) holiday squabbles.

1. If you’re welcoming friends and family for the holidays, be sure to let them know ahead of time that you have a pet. Be considerate if guests have allergies. PetMD suggests the following: Bathe your dog or brush your cat to reduce allergens. Clean your house, and pay special attention to upholstered furniture, carpets, and rugs. Consider making your guest room a pet-free zone where animals are not allowed. Keep over-the-counter allergy medications on hand.

2. Be honest. Your pet might be the family darling, but how does he react around strangers? Is your pet well-behaved or likely to get excited or aggressive amid the holiday hubbub? Vetstreet suggests introducing your pet to guests one-by-one, or simply allowing your pet to observe for a while rather than overwhelming him with a large chatty group. Brush up on obedience training before guests arrive.

3. As tempted as you might be to let your pet join in the holiday meal, keep in mind that certain “people foods” can upset pets’ stomachs and might even be toxic. Ask guests not to feed your pet table scraps, and consider keeping your pet away from the holiday table if the temptation is too great. Review the ASPCA’s list of foods to avoid feeding your pet.

4. Just as you need respite from all the commotion from time to time, your pet can benefit from breaks away from the stress. Vetstreet recommends a walk or other exercise to help him to burn off energy or frustration. A puzzle toy is another option to distract him and relieve holiday tension. Consider creating a little hideaway meant for your pet only (no guests) where he can unwind or get his bearings.

5. If you’re the guest, never assume that you can bring your pet, even if the host has pets or is a pet lover. If it’s okay with the host and other guests that you bring your pet, remember to bring all the accessories you need. Consider the possible extra stress on your host and on your pet, if your pet doesn’t travel well or has trouble adjusting to new situations. Hiring a pet sitter, preferably one who’s watched your pet before, might be the way to go to keep the seasonal harmony.

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Just Retired! Pet-Themed Clothtique Santa Figurines

Special Santa bulletin: These adorable, pet-themed Clothtique™ figurines have just been retired! Whether you’re an avid collector of these detailed decorations or you’re just starting your collection, you’ll want to “fetch” these figurines before they’re gone!

From Possible Dreams®, these Clothtique™ figurines depict Santa making fast friends with some darling four-legged creatures. These Clothtique™ Santa figurines are designed by Ann Dezendorf, and each has unique details: handpainted resin features and a hand-sewn stiffened cloth costume.

Santa has quite a surprise in his little red wagon. These Waggin’ tails belong to three pups who just can’t wait to meet their new owners on Christmas morning. Tiny Santa hats and a paw print ribbon around Kris Kringle’s gift bag make this one of the cutest Clothtiques™ ever.

Santa would hate for these frisky Three Little Kittens to undo all the elves’ nice wrapping work, so he’s happy to entertain them and distract them for a moment. A dangling red ornament should keep them off the naughty list and out of those festively wrapped presents.

Click here to view more retired Clothtique figurines, including the ones featured below.

Waggin Clothtique Three Little Kittens Clothtique

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Get Winter-Ready with Snowflake Holiday Pet Furniture Covers

The holidays are fast approaching, and if you’re a pet owner, this usually means two things: one, you’re waging a constant war with pet hair to keep your home looking presentable for guests. And two, a willful cat or sad-eyed pup can never truly be kept off the couch. It just isn’t going to happen.

But all is not lost! Quilted furniture covers are stylish and make tidying up a breeze. With sizes available for your recliner, loveseat, or sofa, the Snowflake Furniture Protector features cushy box-quilting. So your pet may be more inclined to lounge around on your furniture, but that’s okay. The microfiber polyester material is water-repellent as well as soil- and snag-resistant. Just toss your furniture cover in the wash (cold on the gentle cycle!) when your living room could use some freshening up. No more last-minute lint rolling!

As a bonus, the elegant snowflake print on medium blue is perfect for low-key winter decorating. For once, you can find recliner and couch protectors for dogs and cats that actually fit your holiday aesthetic. A few Swedish paper stars all hung in the window, a fluffy throw for some cuddling with your animal friend, and you’re all set!

Click here to view measurement information and to order this holiday furniture cover.

Blue Snowflake Holiday Furniture Covers
Blue Snowflake Holiday Furniture Protectors

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New Pet-Themed Clothtique Santa Figurines for 2017

When he’s not supervising the toy-making efforts at the North Pole or delivering presents to the names on his “good list,” Santa loves to spend time with furry creatures! Santa has a definite soft spot for pets, from the gentle giants of the dog world to the tiniest kittens. These new Clothtique™ collectibles for 2017 depict Santa and his animal friends in sweet, sometimes playful scenes. Each Possible Dreams® Clothtique™ figurine is crafted with attention to detail; handpainted resin features and hand-sewn, stiffened cloth attire make these decorations stand out among your collectibles.

Click here to view a variety of pet-themed Clothtique™ figurines, including the new introductions shown below.

The Special Handling Required Clothtique™ captures a heartwarming moment as Santa and his four-legged pals mail holiday greetings to veterinarians and pet adoption centers.

You’ll agree that this patient pup is certainly a “Good Dog.” This Clothtique™ figurine depicts Santa and his canine helper decorating a little Christmas tree with glittery bone-shaped ornaments.

 Special Handling Required Clothtique Figurine Good Dog Clothtique

This frisky black kitten just can’t wait to find out if he “Got Catnip” for Christmas! This lighthearted Clothtique™ features Santa with an embroidered knit stocking and a curious cat nearby.

It looks like these animal buddies dozed off Waiting for Santa, but at least they remembered to leave him a treat! This Clothtique™ figurine has adorable details, including paw print stockings, a note for Santa, and treats in the bag for the slumbering mouse and dog.

Got Catnip Clothtique Waiting for Santa Clothtique

 

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All About Halloween Pet Safety!

Halloween is creeping ever-closer… If you’ve been running around, buying bags of candy, finding just the right costumes for the little goblins in your house, or simply ushering your home decor into the autumn season, you might have overlooked something. Your four-legged friend! Is he ready for the spookiest night of the year? Never fear! We have a Halloween pet safety recap all ready for you. Click on the links below to read our pet safety tips to make this holiday the best (and safest) one yet!

🎃 General Halloween pet safety tips

🎃 Pet Halloween costume safety

🎃 Halloween decorating hazards for pets

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