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STYLISH DOG BEDS: CLOUD 7 DOG SLEEPING BAG

Pawsh-Magazine-dog-sleeping-bag-1 CLOUD7 Pawsh-Magazine-dog-sleeping-bag-3 Pawsh-Magazine-dog-sleeping-bag-5Pawsh-Magazine-dg-sleeping-bag-3If your dog loves to burrow, cuddle and snuggle, they need to get their paws on the new Dog Sleeping Bag from our friends at Cloud 7. It folds easily and has straps for easy carrying (making it ideal for taking to sleepovers and nights away from home!) It’s available in two different sizes and the wool-blend interior makes it extra warm — ideal for chilly winter nights.

Today I am thrilled to say that we are giving away ONE of these beautiful beds valued at $222! As you know, I adore all things Cloud 7 (this is Rory’s favourite bed here). The quality is exceptional, the design beautiful and the style timeless!

HOW TO ENTER
1.  Leave a comment on today’s blog post telling us why your dog would LOVE their very own sleeping bag! Be sure to include your email in the comment field — it will not be published — so we can get in touch with you if you win!

2.  Share THIS FACEBOOK POST by clicking the little ‘share’ word under the image. Be sure to share this way so we can see your entry.

Contest closes Saturday, January 25th 2014 at midnight and the winner will be contacted by email.

This bed is truly exceptional; high quality, beautiful design and timeless style. It is perfect for short-haired breeds in particular, like greyhounds, whippets and doxies who love to borrow and dig.

Good luck everyone! Love this bed? Be sure to check out the rest of Cloud 7’s amazing website!

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THE BEST DOG MUGS: FINE BONE CHINA DOG MUGS FROM TRICKII

dog-mugs-1 dog-mugs-2 dog-mugs-3 dog-mugs-4 dog-mugs-5Who doesn’t love coffee or a nice piping hot cup of tea? Well for all of you busy dog-lovers out there have I found the mug for you!

Trickii is a boutique homeware brand that offers chic designs to spruce up everyday objects. Owned and operated by Rachel who branded her company based upon a childhood nickname, Trickii creates exquisite pieces that vamp up the everyday and leave you feeling inspired.

Rachel’s fine bone china dog mugs are breathtaking. From the moment I unwrapped by lovely little Schnauzer mug, I couldn’t stop smiling and now he greets me every morning for a cup of tea — and if any of you are into tea as well, you’ll understand what I mean when I say that tea just isn’t tea if it’s not served in bone china.

I cannot recommend these pretty mugs enough. They are a must have for the desk of any dog-lover or design enthusiast!

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: 5 UNIQUE HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR DOG LOVERS

Pawsh-Magazine-dog-lovers-gift-guideWant to surprise the dog lover on your holiday shopping list with a gift that they would never have thought of? Then we’ve got you covered! For that extra special someone who dotes upon their dog, this is the gift guide for you! Presenting 5 unique holiday gifts for dog lovers…

1)  A dog walking service
Ask pet parents what their least favourite furry related chore is and I bet they would say taking their dog for walk in the chilly winter (at least, in our Canadian winters). So why not treat your friend to a month’s worth of dog walking services? It needn’t be every day — maybe even just or twice a week for a month — to make a big difference. It would also help get a dog out and about during the old 9-5 routine when they would otherwise be at home.

COST: Here in Toronto, dog walkers average at about $18/hour. I love Unleashed in the City personally — they pick your dog up for a walk, take them all around the neighbourhood with a little pack so your dog can make friends, stop off at the dog park for some running around and then bring them right back home again.

2)  A professional photo session
I’m not just saying this because Pawsh Studio opened this year (did you see the Studio page is all finished now?) Professional photographs of a pet are truly priceless, especially photographs that capture your little one’s genuine personality. A professional photo session is something a lot of pet parents save up for, so beat them to it and treat them to their very own photoshoot! They will love this gift forever!

COST: Cost varies from photographer to photographer. For example, Pawsh Studio has packages that start as low as $150 and is more than happy to provide chic printed gift certificates so you have something to hang on the Christmas tree.

But of course, choosing a pet photographer is a very personal decision, so here are just a handful of other pet photographers whom I love and admire if you are shopping around for some options in your area: Elizabeth&Jane, Posh Pets Photography, Tonya Pet Photography and Dana Cubbage Photography.

Pawsh-Magazine-dog-lovers-gift-guide-23)  A Paw Couture monthly gift subscription
What dog doesn’t love getting new toys? Well, with a Paw Couture subscription you can treat a pup to a box full of new toys and goodies each month! What I love about this subscription program is that it is completely customizable. You fill out a form about your dog’s play habits (do they like tough toys? Plush toys? Are they huge chewers? Are balls their favourite thing ever? etc), select your desired subscription or teaser — that’s right, you can test it out before committing — and voila! It’s like Santa Paws visits all year round!

COST: Teaser packages start at just $34.99 and subscriptions start at just $100! Plus, you can talk directly to the Paw Couture team to develop a custom package if you wish. Take a peek here for a taste of some of the goodies they offer!

4)  A dog-friendly class
I don’t know about you, but personally, sometimes the greatest gifts are those that are experience related instead of a trinket. The same can be true for our canine chums! Why not treat your dog-loving friend and their pooch to a sample agility, training or dock-diving class? You can make a date of it together and collect fun stories along the way. Plus, it’s a chance for your dog to try something new!

5)  An animal charity donation
For the dog-lover who has everything, give a gift that gives back by making a donation to their favourite animal rescue or charity. Not sure which rescue or group to donate to? Visit our Rescues page — nothing but amazing organizations there who do so much to help pets in need.

Whatever you end up gifting this year, may your holidays be fluffy and bright! xo

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STYLISH DOG BEDS: WATERPROOF DOG BED FROM CLOUD 7

waterprood-dog-bed-Cloud-7waterproof-dog-bed-Cloud-7-3waterproof-dog-bed-Cloud-7-2When I learned about Berlin dog lifestyle brand Cloud 7’s newest addition to their beautiful collection — a waterproof dog bed — I thought it was brilliant. How many times does your dog come charging into the house with mucky paws (case and point), roll around in their bed and then refuse to stay in it because it is now…mucky.

Save yourself some time and hassle with a waterproof dog bed. Cloud 7 has revamped its classic SLEEPY design — a dog bed Pawsh reviewed here and absolutely adored — so that a bit of water is no big deal. I can’t wait to get by paws on one of these this winter. For those of you who aren’t familiar with a Canadian winter there is lots of snow, sludge and mucky paws to contend with!

This waterproof dog bed will be launched the first week of September 2013 and premiere at the Maison & Objet Interior Fair in Paris. I’d suggest keeping an eye on Cloud 7’s website too!

PAWSH PERK: Which shape of dog bed do you prefer?

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STYLISH DOG HARNESS: THE EZ-X DOG HARNESS

pawsh-magazine-modern-dog-harness-ex-z-1A popular debate here on Pawsh is collar versus harness for walking the pupster. Personally, I prefer harnesses for Miss Rory, because she walks more politely on them and I find it easier to keep her out of harm’s way when trotting around the city (case and point, just this morning I had to prevent her lunging excitedly for a chicken bone on the street).

Today I am delighted to share a review of what I have found to be one of the best dog harnesses I’ve ever used. Presenting the EZ-X Harness — an innovative, single strap sports harness.
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