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 perfect place to hang leashes, the Occasions Dog Wall Hook Rack can be personalized with your favorite pet-friendly words. Designed by JasonW Studios®, this precision-cut metal rack is available in various finishes.
The Paws and Bones Aqua Shield 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.
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.
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.
You get to be “Santa Paws” this year! Whether you don the red suit is up to you, but you will need some special treats for your furry pals this holiday—and some stockings to hold those treats!
The Merry Pet Christmas Stockings are just meant for the “good list” with green cuffs, light cream cotton bodies, and cute embroidered sayings. Put Whiskers’ treats in the stocking reading “Have Yourself a Meowy Little Christmas,” and leave Fido’s goodies in the stocking reading “We Woof You a Merry Little Christmas.” Each also has an embroidered paw print or prints.
These pet stockings can be ordered now from the Touch of Class® web site; simply click here to shop.
When ordered through the Touch of Class® site, each stocking can be personalized with your pet’s name for free!
September is National Service Dog Month! Have you seen a service dog team lately? Were you unsure of the proper etiquette? Service dogs provide valuable, sometimes life-saving assistance to their handlers, so “paws” before you’re tempted to interrupt them! Brush up with these helpful tips and reminders from PetMD and Canine Companions for Independence.
1. Always speak to the owner first.
Address the owner first, rather than the dog. Treat him or her with respect and sensitivity, and avoid asking personal questions about the nature of his or her disability.
2. Do not pet or touch the service dog without permission.
Refrain from whistling or making other sounds too. Keep in mind that the dog is working on behalf of the handler; confusing or distracting the dog may prevent it from carrying out commands or devoting its full attention to its handler and surroundings.
3. Don’t be insulted if you cannot pet the service dog.
The handler may choose not to “release” the dog from work mode so that you can pet it. Be sensitive to the fact that the dog is performing critical tasks, and it may not be a good time.
4. Do not feed the service dog.
The service dog is performing an honorable task, but don’t be tempted to intervene with a treat or snack as a reward. Food can distract even the most well-trained dog. In addition, the service dog may be on a particular diet or eating schedule.
5. Keep your dog away from the service dog.
To be on the safe side, keep your dog away from the service dog so that it can work without extra distractions. If you must approach them for some reason, speak to the handler first to make sure it’s okay.
6. Ask before offering help or assistance.
The service dog team is quite capable, but if you think they need help, be sure to ask first. Don’t attempt to grab the leash or harness away from the handler. If the owner rejects an offer of help, respect his or her wishes.
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You celebrate holidays with your pets, so why not decorate with your pets in mind? The Gobblers Decorative Pillow might become your favorite fall accessory with its adorable depiction of friendly dogs in turkey attire.
This indoor/outdoor pillow is weather-, fade-, and mildew-resistant, so you can use it to perk up your entryway chair, living room sofa, or outdoor bench. From an original by artist ©Sherri Buck Baldwin, this accent pillow features canine pals with turkey tail feathers and beaks. The words “gobble gobble” embellish the top of this 18” square pillow.
Click here to shop this cute decorative pillow on the Touch of Class® site.
Perhaps just as important as Love Your Pet Day, Check the Chip Day is a reminder to make sure that your pet’s microchip information is up to date.
This pet “holiday” was created by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). These two organizations encourage you to take time to verify that all of your pet’s microchip details (especially phone number and address) are correct.
You can read more about Check the Chip Day by clicking here.
If you’re interested in learning more about microchipping, the AVMA has an FAQ page here.
Do you find that your entryway area needs an organizer for all members of the family—including the one with four legs? The His Hers and Pup Wall Hook Rack is the delightful answer!
Use the “His” and “Hers” hooks for jackets and scarves, and put the dimensional “tail” to good use by hanging your pet’s dog leash. You’ll always be ready for a quick walk around the block or a leisurely stroll. This hook rack also makes a unique gift for a couple with a furry friend of their own.
Finished in white, the distressed wood wall plaque has cast iron hooks and measures 11”Wx2.5”Dx6.5”H. The back has two keyholes for hanging.
Click here to view and order the His Hers and Pup Dog Leash Wall Hook Rack from Touch of Class®.
If you have a plan in place in case of a fire, give yourself a pat on the back—but make sure that plan includes your pet too! Today is National Pet Fire Safety Day, and it’s great time to make sure you’re doing everything you can to protect your pet.
Here are a few tips from the American Red Cross and American Kennel Club.
- Include your pet in your family plan.
- When you practice your escape plan, include your pet.
- Prepare a disaster supply kit for your pet.
- Never leave pets unattended around open flames.
- Use flameless candles instead of ones lit with real flames.
- Remove stove knobs or protect them with covers before you leave.
- Use pet notification clings noting the number of pets in the house.