Pet Friendly Valentine’s Day Gifts

1) This hot pink collar is cat friendly collar!
2) This zebra pattern collar is a great choice for a dog with a wild streak.
3) For the rockstar pup in your life.
4) This collar is purrfect for your favorite feline Valentine.
5) This “lovely” bag holder slips over the leash to make it handy AND stylish.
6) A pawsome choice!
7) This pink & lime collar is a twist on the traditional Valentine’s Day colors yet still classic enough to be suitable for year round use.
8) For the camo lover….

2017 Gift Guide: Charity & Rescue Gifts for The Animal Lover

  1. “Adopt” an African elephant calf and help support the conservation efforts of the World Wildlife Fund. The recipient of this gift will receive a plush elephant, an adoption gift certificate, a gift bag and more! All for just $55 USD.
  2. Give the gift of Rescue Chocolate and 100% of the net profits are donated to animals rescues. There are 10 different flavors, all are vegan and contain fair trade, organic ingredients. For 2017, the recipient of the net proceeds is Foster Dogs, Inc. Single bars are $6 USD.
  3. For the tea lover! At Design A Tea you can support a variety of animal rescues, while creating your own tasty tea blend. Choose from a variety of tea bases (oolong, black, green, roobios) and add up to 2 flavors. Prices start at $4.95 USD.
  4. Everyone needs a new calendar. Why not start the year off right, with a Sochi Dog Rescue Calendar, for $16.87 CAD. Each month features photos of adorable animals who have been helped by the rescue.
  5. The Toronto Human Society rescues thousands of animals each year and with a $25 CAD donation, you can give a rescue dog the gift of a cozy blanket, bed and toys. They have gifting options for cat and small animal lovers as well.
  6. The BC SPCA has a fun collection of clothing for animal lovers such as this collie themed long sleeve shirt. Only $31.25 CAD.
  7. For the avid reader, this virtual boxed set of 12 cozy mysteries is sure to please. Available in all e-reader formats, this collection features the work of Kathryn Dionne, Colleen Mooney, Nell Goddin, and more! 100% of the proceeds will be donated to rescue shelters. Just $.99 USD or $1.32 CAD.
  8. This holiday collection features a digital magazine subscription, ornament, travel mug, and 4 blank Robert Bateman cards. All of the proceeds support the Canadian Wildlife Federation, $39.95 CAD.

Puppy Month: Why does my puppy bark (and what to do about it)?

why does my puppy barkThis is the first post in our series about all things puppy related! Having a puppy is a fun and rewarding experience but can also be a frustrating and challenging phase. In these posts, we hope to shed some light on why puppies do the things they do and provide advice on how to deal with it.
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Slow Cooker Broth For Your Dog

Slow Cooker Broth For Your Dog

This recipe is perfect as a topper for your dog’s regular food or as a treat…best of all it’s easy to make.

  • 2 lbs of chicken bones
  • 8 cups of water
  • 1 -2 carrots, chopped
  • 3 potatoes, sliced
  • small bunch parsley
  • small bunch basil

Place chicken, water, carrots, potatoes and herbs in the slow cooker and turn on low for 8 hours. Remove the fat by skimming the top after 6 hours. Strain the entire mixture (discard all the bones and vegetables) before placing in an air tight container. Keeps for 3 days in the fridge.


Honey Coconut & Pumpkin Dog Treats

Honey Coconut Pumpkin Dog Treats

These yummy treats are a good source of fiber and vitamins (like beta carotene).

  • 1/2 cup pure pumpkin filling
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tblsp water or more
  • 1 3/4 cups of brown rice flour
  • 1/4 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tblsp pasturized honey
  • 1/2 tsp of canola or olive oil
  • 1 tblsp of unsweetened shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.Mix all dry ingredients and add wet ingredients. Add enough water to form ball. Roll out dough on floured surface and cut out ½ “ rounds. Place on cookie sheet and sprinkle a small amount of coconut on top. Bake for 10 minutes, or until edges are brown.

Makes 3 doz. cookies.