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DOG FRIENDLY PERFUME: COLOGNE THAT SMELLS LIKE YOUR DOG?

prod_1 prod_2 prod_3How much do you love your dog? Enough to wish they were with you all the time, day or night? Enough to wear a cologne specifically crafted to smell like your furry friend?

Well, thanks to the fine folks at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine you can now have that option! Available through Domestic Beast in Lil Whiff, Standard Whiff and Big Stank sizes, Du Chien Cologne is a custom made fragrance crafted from — you guessed it — your dog’s scent!

While wearing such a fragrance may seem extreme, the theory behind Du Chien is that people who breathe in the scent of their pets have reduced stress levels and an overall happier demeanor.

So what do you say? Would you ever wear your dog’s scent as your own?

If you’re not sure, take a gander at this product video to learn more about this product.

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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 Be sure to include your email in the comment field — it will not be published — so we can get in touch with you if you win!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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