Are you a dog snuggler? If so, you are among the millions of people in the U.S. that enjoy the benefits of snoozing with their best furry friends. I like to think of us as a club of animal lovers that truly appreciate and seek the company dogs. In addition to being fantastic bed warmers in the colder temperatures, don't you agree that just watching your dog or cat sleep provides a sense of peace and comfort? We know it's been proven that spending time with companion animals can lower blood pressure and reduce stress, so we're proud to celebrate our dog relationships!
As a member of the 'Sleeps with Dogs Club' I enjoy seeking and sharing unique goods that celebrate my love for dogs. Here are a few of my favorite things...
Sleeps with Dogs baseball hats in blue or red are perfect for walking your dog and meeting others that are in our 'Sleeps with Dogs Club'.
For a little comfort, add a neutral colored pillow sharing our motto "I sleep with dogs" to any spot in your home. You may just find your best friend curled up by it!
The ultimate dog-lover gift is a pair of True Love Dog Pillow Cases with the saying "True Love means nothing comes between us except the dog". Almost too perfect to cover with a bedspread.
So if you enjoy sharing some zzzzs and dreaming about good things with your faithful companion by your side, rest assured you are not alone. You are a proud member of our 'Sleeps with Dogs' Club that requires no registration except sharing some quality time with your best friend. They don't ask for much, but they sure give us a tremendous amount back.
Whether you reside in Maryland or simply enjoy visiting the state and it's dog-friendly towns, sharing this spirit through your dog is something you can enjoy every day. "What's that 'Hon" you say? Let us suggest a fetching Maryland Flag dog collar for your best friend that even has a Maryland Flag leash to match for your dog walks. Too stately for you? Consider a Maryland Flag Crab collar that incorporates the flag into the crab. Classic, don't you think? The navy blue ribbon makes the look a little more subtle but still spicy. With Maryland flags and crabs you can't go wrong.
Baltimore, Maryland is known for many things, but the uncrowned king and treasured icon of the community is definitely Mr. Boh. This little one-eyed, mustache-clad smiling face has quite a following and has represented this beer brand since 1933. This fun spirit is shared on USA made Natty Boh dog collars, leashes and even key fobs for your dog walking key. Available in 3/4" and 1 1/4" widths in red, purple or pink dog collars.
Why be bland when you and your dog can proudly stand out of the pack? Wherever you live you can add a twist of style and have some fun by selecting unique dog collars and leashes that make a statement. Your dog is your best furry friend so share what you love with him or her. Plus you have the benefit of enjoying what your pup is wearing every day! It's the simple things in life that make it rich...
animal-lover and founder of PawsPetBoutique.com located in Annapolis, Maryland since 1999
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."
This touching quote by Anatole France shares the deep and tender impact animals can have in our lives. More than likely a companion animal is with you day and night and you have been responsible for their well being. Celebrating the animal and honoring their life can be a positive way to bring forward good memories that one can always hold close once they are gone. Each life is meaningful and has impact.
From my own experience I have learned it takes time to mourn the loss of a dog or cat before you can reach a place where the happy memories are stronger than the sadness. The time this takes is different for everyone. Receiving support from others is always helpful even if it means no words are spoken. Giving a unique pet sympathy gift is a heatfelt way to show someone you care and realize the importance an animal has in life.
You'll find a special selection of pet sympathy gifts at Paws pet boutique. Dogs and cats do leave pawprints on your heart, so the simple block signs that share this sentiment are a perfect way to celebrate the memories. Both a cat sign and dog sign are available and will let someone know you are thinking of them.
"Heaven's the place where all the dogs you have ever met come to greet you" is captured on a white wood sign that is proudly made in USA. A wire makes it easy to hang in a special place. These signs have helped to heal many a broken heart.
Anyone who wears a handmade pure silver charms offered from Paws pet boutique will feel the love used to make it. Maryland artisan Tracy Menz makes each of these animal-inspired charms from recycled pure fine silver. Her charms include hand-stamped letter charms that can be paired with an angel wing, paw printed heart, bone or guardian angel charm. Each charm is unique just like our companion animals. Paw printed heart earrings can also help to mend a broken heart. These special animal-inspirted jewelry pieces are offered exclusively through Paws pet boutique.
We are so grateful for the unconditional love given so freely by animals. One of these gifts may help to keep the love and memories alive. A quote by Lacie Petitto says it all,
"A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered."
May you cherish and keep those memories close to your heart.
founder of Paws pet boutique
Those of us who thoroughly enjoy life with our furry companions appreciate giving and receiving unique gifts that celebrate dogs. It doesn't have to be something big or expensive, just that the gesture is heartfelt. To make it easy, here are 10 unique inexpensive dog gifts for people to give you some ideas:
"I Sleep with Dogs" Pillow for $16.95
"Agenda for the Day, Let the Dog In, Let the Dog out..." USA Made Sign for $15
Bright 3-Bulb Safety Beacon Light for Dog Walks priced at $17.50
Pure Silver Handmade Heart and Paw Print Charm made in USA for only $22
Red "Sit, Stay, Drink" Dog Corkscrew and Bottle Opener for $9.50
Can Huggie or Koozie featuring Your Best Friend for $4.75
Stemless Swimming Dog Beverage Glasses for Wine, Beer, Juice priced at $16.95
Pilsner Dog Glass with a Paddling Pup around the Rim for $15.95
Wag Photo Frame made in USA to Remember Your Best Friend for only $17.50
For more unique inexpensive gift ideas visit PawsPetBoutique.com online or in Annapolis, Maryland. You'll find special gifts for dogs, cats and the people who love them!
The shop is an established (opened in 1999) cat and dog boutique operated by local Annapolitans who always are giving back to the community and animal welfare charities. You'll love the exceptional personal service and gift wrapping is always complimentary too!
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A dog's collar makes a statement, don't you think? It adds to the first impression. Plus, YOU, the dog's person, has the opportunity to enjoy it every day!
We search high and low for the most unique dog collars made in USA. They need to be stylish yet functional (yes, this includes washable) with patterns to match different personalities. The holiday season is no different. It's a wonderful time to add a little spirit to your pup's neck attire!
From candy cane dog bones to seasonal holiday dots, we have brought together a nice selection of holiday dog collars made in USA. Some dog collars are lined in hemp, while others are covered completely in a colorful holiday fabric or feature a unique seasonal ribbon or even a bowtie. Whatever your taste, our dog boutique has a special holiday dog collar for your best friend.
Life is short. Take time to enjoy those you love.
Paws pet boutique founder
Isn't it amazing how dogs sense the excitement in the air around the holidays? They know it is a time of celebration and a time to be with those who are important in life. I have learned never to under estimate the intelligence and intuition of a dog. In fact, you can learn a lot from them!
Dogs are amzing at sharing unconditional so don't forget to show your appreciation. Adding an extra dog walk with a unique dogs leash, special toy to play with our treat to savor during the holiday season is sure to be appreciated by your faithful companion. You'll find many unique dog collars (including holiday dog collars), special all natural USA baked dog treats and holiday dog toys at our dog boutique in Annapolis and online.
We have enjoyed seeking out unique dog gifts for people and pups since 1999 and feel we have a little something different for everyone! Gift wrapping is complimentary too. When shopping our online dog boutique, simply add a note with the items you'd like gift wrapped in the comment section and consider it done. We love helping our customers find unique holiday dog gifts.
Thanks for sharing your life with a dog. Our sign "Life without dogs, I don't think so" says it all.
Enjoy your time with your dog.
- founder of Paws pet boutique
Add a splash of spirit to your next gathering with dog-themed glasses, cocktails napkins, dog can koozies and even dog corkscrews. Swimming Dog Wine Glasses, Paddling Pup Pilsner Beer Glasses, Stemless Dog Beverage Glasses, Swimming Dog Champagne Glasses and Merry Martini Dog Glasses will cover serving all beverage bases! It's a great way to get the conversation started at your next dinner party. Add "Sit, Stay, Drink" dog cocktail napkins and happy dog corkscrews to the mix and you are ready to entertain! Make it a party to remember.
If you are looking for hostess gifts for dog-lovers, a pair of dog beverage glasses or party animals dog coasters will leave a memorable "thank you" with your host or hostess. Wrap a pack or two of the dog cocktail napkins with a dog corkscrew for a unique hostess gift that will go with the bottles of wine that will be left behind when the party is over. Pick up some unique dog gifts for people this season and share the spirit of unconditional love. Cheers! -Michelle, Founder of PawsPetBoutique.com
In the 90's I started a pet boutique in Annapolis, Maryland for the love of dogs and cats. My dog Jonah and cat B.J. at the time inspired me to seek out unique gifts for them and also for me - and others like me! We love the unique collars and goods we offer for dogs and cats, but we're equally excited about the collection of dog and cat specialty items we offer for YOU that celebrate life with them.
Our dog shirts that share the sniff test philosophy "If my dog doesn't like you, I probably won't either" or our dog baseball hats embroidered with "Sleeps with Dogs" get right to the point. For many people companion animals are a vital part of their life and a loving part of their family. I proudly put myself in that category and enjoy seeking and sharing goods that celebrate that special relationship.
My home is warmed with many of our unique pet goods. As I write this blog wearing my "Where I go, Dog Follows..." cozy dog sweatshirt and pet intial silver necklace, I have one of our waterdog stemless glasses on my desk and am looking at a cat sign "Life without a Cat, I don't think so". I think it's fair to say I am in this business truly for the love of dogs, cats and animals for that matter.
So if you are looking for unique pet gifts for dogs, cats or people I believe you will find them at Paws pet boutique. From hand-painted cat and dog mugs, carved wooden dogs and hand-painted dog holiday balls to dog hooked pillows, cat and dog signs and nautical dog hats you will discover something carefully selected for its uniqueness and fairly priced. We're are proud to offer a generous selection of USA made products for dogs, cats and people.
As a small business owner, we sincerely appreciate your business and look forward to serving animal lovers for many more years. Life is better because of the love of dogs and cats. Thank you for taking the time to make their lives special. It's time for me to sign off and take my dogs for walk now. As our sign reads "Agenda for the day, let the dog in, let the dog out, let the dog in..."
- Michelle, Paws pet boutique founder
p.s. Paws pet boutique has partnered with Loews Annapolis Hotel for many years to host a Friday night dog-friendly charity series called "Canines & Cocktails for a Cause". We love to give back through our many dog-friendly events. If you too enjoy the combination of a good dog dog, wine or beer, don't miss our swimming dog wine glasses, dog pilsner glasses, party animal dog coasters and dog "sit, stay and drink" cocktail napkins. They'll certainly add spirit to your next gathering.
To thrive as a small business it is super important to exceed customer expectations as well as make a difference. Paws pet boutique's business philosophy embraces giving back to make the world a better place. Creating and hosting events that support animal welfare charities has always been a priority for our boutique business. When we opened our door to the community in Annapolis, Maryland back in 1999 we celebrated with a "Happy Tails" Hour that supported the local SPCA. Over ther years we have executed all kinds of fun dog-friendly events in our store, other stores, hotels, a Marina Club House and yes, even rented a boat for Ben's Cruise for 5 years. Thousands of dollars have been raised and donated, and progress has been made.
Raising funds for charity and having fun with our best friends just seems to go together. We love to celebrate the relationships we are so fortunate to have with our companion animals, so making our events dog-friendly is important. Over the years we have supported all kinds of groups from Golden Retriever Rescue, Lab Rescue, Best Friends Sanctuary, Lucky Dog Rescue, Cats R Us, SPCAs and many more. Our big focus for the last 8 years or so has been Animal Legal Defense Fund that rescued a Jack Russell we named gentle Ben. He and 300+ other dogs needed some legal assistance to escape a hoarder, which is just what ALDF provided. Ben now happily and proudly holds the position of Store Mascot and fighting animal cruelty with ALDF is a priority.
This year (2013) we are hosting Ben's Online Auction with dog-friendly Kick-off and Tail-End Parties - of course! All proceeds are donated to ALDF. If you catch this between August 22 and September 7, 2013 check our Ben's Dazzling Auction at http://ALDF.dojiggy.com. We received great support from businesses who donated items like Southwest Airline Tickets, 'Dancing with the Stars' VIP Performance Tickets, Orioles Tickets, Queenstown Harbour Golf, Sapphire and Diamond ring from Niland & Company, Tracy Menz Jewelry and of course lots of fabulous items from Paws pet boutique.
We encourage everyone to get involved with an area for which you are passionate. You are sure to feel good and do good when you're involved with a charity cause. If you are in the Annapolis area on the last Friday of the month, don't miss our 'Canines & Cocktails for a Cause' dog-friendly evenings we sponsor at Loews Annapolis Hotel in season. The series features and supports a different group each month. Check our website's Events page for the lastest spirited happenings that support animal welfare. We also post animal rescue events and fun-draising parties on Paws pet boutique's Facebook Page.
Living with 3 rescued Jack Russells and a tuxedo cat, who was adopted from the local SPCA, I am reminded just how enjoyable life is with animals. Make a tail wag and make your day wonderful!
Founder of Paws pet boutique Inc
We all need to pause and refresh! If you are travelling with your pet, or even just planning a long walk, make sure you have available water for them. Knowing a regular water bottle may pose a problem as well as a human cup, consider picking up an inexpensive and very handy pet travel bowl.
One of the favorite goods at Paws pet boutique is our on-the-go water bowl/bottles. They hold 10 oz or 20 oz. of water depending on the style you select and only release water when squeezed. Featured as our PawsPick in August of 2013, it was recommended by our customer who shares from the perspective of her 2 yellow Labs Baylee and Sadie: "We love when mom brings us home goodies from Paws. One of her best gifts to us is our pink On the Go Water Bottle. We use it all the time on our walks and travels. Mom just flips it and squeezes the water out, it's super easy. I share the bowl with my sister of course and she's thankful as you can see. This summer has been a hot one and there's nothing better than a nice cool lick of water to cool ya off!"
Straight from the dogs mouth! Keep in mind when walking with your dog that he or she is closer to the ground that reflects the sun's heat. Additionally, there is less air circulation at ground level. So your pet can overheat faster than you.
Do your pet a favor and check out these clever travel bottle-bowls and be ready when your best friend needs some refreshment. Sadie and Baylee demonstrate how it's done!
Paws pet boutique founder