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Pet Halloween costumes from EntirelyPets

If you love Halloween, chances are you like to include your pets in the fun! Luckily there are a lot of great costume options for pets at EntirelyPets. We had a lot of fun picking out some costumes for our review, as you can see below, there are some REALLY cute options! Quick note, although Baby loves wearing clothing, she hates wearing things on her head.

babybee

This bee costume is the cutest thing ever. The dress is adorable, easy to put on, and the costume comes with cute little antennas too. The dress has Velcro in the front (the belly part of the dog) so it doesn’t have to go over the head. Did you see the fun tulle skirt? And those wings? Adorable!

minionbaby

Or perhaps you would rather dress your pet as a little Minion?! Again, the costume came with a fun head piece, complete with goggles and Minion eyes. Oh I wish we could have gotten her to keep it on long enough for a photo, you will just have to see the Minion costume on the site to get the full effect.

butterfly-dog-costume-9And last, but not least, is the fun butterfly costume. This one would be great for dogs that don’t like putting things over their heads. The wings go under the front legs, it could not be easier! It also comes with a cute antenna hood.

Does your dog enjoy dressing up for Halloween or other holidays? Halloween is sure to be a treat with all the fun costume options for pets. Visit EntirelyPets to see their full selection of costumes and toys.

Trick or Treat!
Trick or Treat!

Disclosure: EntirelyPets provided costumes for our review. As always, our opinion is our own.

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Dogs Rule, Nonchalantly

Dogs Rule, NonchalantlyHappy National Dog Day friends! Although, if you have a dog you already know that everyday is national dog day!

Dogs Rule, Nonchalantly is a lovely book full of art and words that celebrate everything that is awesome about dogs. Indeed, dogs do rule!

The book was created by renown illustrator Mark Ulriksen, best known for his work for The New Yorker, where he has been a regular contributor since 1993, with more than 40 magazine covers to his credit.

Mark’s paintings of dogs doing what dogs do best will delight anyone who loves animals. The truths about dogs will also make you smile. One of my favorites was about how dogs are always happy, until you try to leave without them. Boy isn’t that the truth?

I also loved this one, because I have always lived by the belief that dogs do indeed deserve to be quiet spoiled.

Dogs should be spoiled

This is a truly charming book that any dog (or animal lover) will enjoy. Be sure to pre-order your copy of Dogs Rule Nonchalantly now, and maybe pick up a few extras for holiday gift giving too!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review. Truly I have fallen in love with it, regardless of getting it for free.

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Sophia Maxim Design for the discerning dog owner.

It’s always great to learn of new dog products, especially when they are made in the USA! We were introduced to Sophia Maxim Design recently and fell in love. Not only are the collars gorgeous, the tag is too! The tag is also pretty genius, as it goes onto the collar!

Sophia Maxim Design Collars

The owner, Dawn Grana, started Sophia Maxim Design about a year ago when her dog, Max (a rescue), snagged his dangling collar on her berber rug and couldn’t get loose. Luckily, she was at home and able to free him immediately but she obviously wondered what would have happened if she wasn’t home. Dawn, being the enthusiastic dog lover, decided that she wanted to help make a difference in the lives of furry friends. Not just her own, but the lives of all dogs.

SleepyBabyCollar

Unfortunately, Baby wasn’t feeling like a photo shoot this day. In fact, all she wanted to do was have a nap. The collar looked really cute on her. I did get a few shots before she konked out, but since she was a bit fluffy (and on the move), they just weren’t that great. I decided to show off the collar on a ceramic bunny instead.

CollarBunny copy

What I loved most aside from the quality and design of the collar was the huggable tag! No more clinking her tag on her water bowl or dish. No more worry about her tag getting stuck!

Huggable designs come in Silver, Bronze (the two Original Fine Jewelry Tags), Nickel, and Black Nickel (the two Everyday Collection Tags) and slide easily onto Sophia Maxim Design collars. All collars are ribbon based and backed onto durable nylon webbing that is tough and attractive.

They also offer an Everyday Style Set that includes a nickel or black nickel tag and a coordinating collar and leash! Be sure to see all the gorgeous designs for your dog by visiting the Sophia Maxim Design website.

Disclosure: I received a collar and huggable tag for review purposes. As always, opinions are my own.

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Etched In My Heart

Etched In My Heart offers pet lovers a wide variety of personalized gifts. They were nice enough to send us personalized frames for our dog and bird. Not only are they unique, but the frames are high quality too. We were also impressed at how quickly they arrived, and the packaging.

Etched In My Heart

Another thing we love about Etched In My Heart is that they donate part of their proceeds to The PetSave Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Bona Tucker in June 2000 as a rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption resource for domestic rabbits, cats and dogs. You can learn more (and see some adorable photos of the rescue at work) by clicking here.

Etched In My Heart was founded by Bob Tucker in 2007 based upon the need to provide pet lovers a custom gift or personalized frame that have beautiful designs specific to dogs, cats, rabbits, horses and birds. We loved that they included animals beyond just dogs and cats. As a bird owner we are always excited to find gifts that celebrate birds.

They offer a wide variety of pet lovers gifts and pet memorial gifts that you, many of which are one-of-a-kind designs that you will find nowhere else. Be sure to have a look around their website!

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