Thursday, February 28, 2013

Doggone Good Smart Phone Apps

1. Dog Toy (free): Simple with a single function- shake your phone and it squeaks!  A great little tool to keep your dog entertained.

2. Pet First Aid ($3.99):  This app provides tips and offers an understanding of what is normal for your dog to be experiencing.  It covers topics like bleeding, breathing, poisoning and CPR, bundled with information about close veterinarian clinics.

3. Screen Cleaner (free): Keep your screen "clean" with these cute dogs licking your screen.  In the free version you have a selection of 8 dogs to lick your screen clean!

4. AdoptPets (free): Matchmaking for human/dogs!  Search through new potential BFF's across more that 13, 000 shelters.  This one is a personal favourite of mine : )

5. The Dog ($0.99): A handy little guide to over 450 dog breeds.  Great for refreshing breed knowledge!

Saturday, February 23, 2013


Dirty Dog Doormat 
Magically soaks up water, mud and dirt!

  • Super absorbent material
  • Soaks up to 7 times its weight in water and mud
  • Floors stay clean and dry
  • Dries 5X faster than ordinary door mats
  • Easy to wash  
  • What's the Trick????  Our Advanced Microfiber Technology traps water and mud instantly!
  •  Millions of microfiber strands create an extra large super-sponge. 
  • For use just about anywhere!

  • Large, 35" x 26"
  • Medium, 31"x20"

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2013

    Bulldog Bash!!!

    Bulldog Bash
    Wednesday, February 20th
    Join us Wednesday evening for an 
    exciting social gathering 
    of all breeds of bulldogs

    Saturday, February 16, 2013


    I have a confession to make.  I used to dislike pugs.  They never made sense to me.  They can’t breathe, their eyes point in different directions and they always look like they are about to tip over.  I just never understood how a dog that structurally unsound could be so popular.  This was until I began dogsitting Louis and Pablo, the loves of my life.  We met in late 2010 and ever since then I’ve been “all aboard” the pug bandwagon, ready and willing for the ride.  To prove that I am not a crazy pug lady ( …because that would be socially unacceptable), I have created a list of pros and cons to owning a pug that will shed some light on my obsession. 

    The Eyes: 

    The words used to describe a pug are as follows:
    ·      Loyal
    ·      Loveable
    ·      Playful
    ·      Outgoing
    ·      Friendly
    ·      Funny

    The lists of words NOT used to describe a pug are as follows:
    ·      Majestic
    ·      Graceful
    ·      Intelligent
    ·      Agile
    ·      Quick
    ·      Beautiful

    Many more words could be used to describe these magnificent beasts (flatulent, comes to mind)…but you get the idea. 


    Con: WINTER
    Pugs were not made to withstand the harsh Canadian winters (…and neither was I AMIRITE?).  For example:  a regular walk with Louis and Pablo consists of 3 stages.

    STAGE 1: Pug wrangling.  Before each walk we play a game of “capture the pug”.  They absolutely love it.  I don’t.Time: 3 minutes. 

    STAGE 2: Jackets and Boots.  Dressing a pug up for winter is akin to dressing up a 3 year old child who has no situational awareness.  They just flop around and are absolutely no help at all. Time: 15 minutes

    STAGE 3: The walk.  These guys are socially, physically and mentally challenged, so walks can get a bit out of hand.  The boots fall off. The jackets fall off.  My hair turns grey.  Time: 
     20 minutes

    I’m no mathematician, but even I can see that the amount of time spent walking the pugs is the almost the same as the amount of time it takes to winter-proof them.  

    The results of 20min of winterproofing: 

    Pro: SMILES
    Feeling down?  Feeling like you need a little love?  Maybe a hug?  You should probably go out and buy a pug.  These guys will make you smile.  Firstly, they are ridiculous.  Just looking at them makes me laugh.  Secondly, they love to cuddle any time of the day.  And lets be honest, snuggling is the best part of ANY relationship…sooo just skip all the hassle of having a boyfriend or girlfriend and get a pug to snuggle with you.  

     Smiles and Snuggles:

    I am confident that the next time you see a pug sauntering down the street you will think of me and know that, although I might be a little “pugsessed”, I have my reasons. 

    Thursday, February 14, 2013

    It's dog lover's night at WAG!

    This evening will offer dog lovers a night packed full of exciting, canine-centric, family-friendly, dog-gone fun. Treat yourself and your pooch to some love, treats and live tweed-folk, blues music by Ottawa's own, Salton Sea. Salton Sea is always a crowd pleaser, so be sure to arrive early to get a good seat! 


    There will be $50, $25, $15 gift card prize packs for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for the best poem a person could write to their dog, cat or any other pet. Winners will be announced and poems will be read on Dog Lovers Evening at WAG (Valentine's Day, February 14th). Oh my...we are sooooo excited. We are planning the BEST Valentine's day party any dog lover could have.

    Check out a preview of the jams Salton Sea has to offer by clicking on this link:

    Admission cost is $7.00 per person.

    See you tonight! 

    Monday, February 4, 2013

    Oodles of Poodles!

    Oodles of Poodles
    Wednesday, February 6th /// 7:00-8:30
    Come by for a fun and exciting social gathering of poodle dogs! All sizes welcome!