Monday, March 18, 2013

Yappy Hour - Food for the Party PEOPLE

My past Yappy Hour posts gave inspiration for the perfect invitation as well as what drinks to serve. Today's post will cover a couple easy ideas of what to serve the party people at your next Yappy Hour. Next week we'll lay out snacks for the party pups.

Keebler® Scooby-Doo!™ Graham Cracker Sticks Honey can be found at almost any local grocery store.  Put them in a dog bowl along with a fun cheese ball or cream cheese dip.  



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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Plaid Pups...and cats.

St Patrick's day is right around the corner.  I put the search words "dogs and St Patrick's day" into Etsy and the results were... well, cheesy and so not my style. Then I put the search words "dog and green plaid" into Etsy and the results were nothing short of adorable.

Brown and Green Tartan Plaid Flannel and Fleece Dog Cape Coat Jacket $35.00 from PlayFulPup 



Plaid Dog Bow Tie Collar: Patchwork Plaid... Nautical, Blue, Red, Green, Bowtie, Pet Collar $28.00 from  AccessoriesByLG 



Extra small dog/cat gray and green plaid necktie collar $10.00 from BlueBeagleBoutique


  Pistachio Green Plaid Dog Bow Tie Collar $43.00 from SillyBuddy 


Check out all the great pet items you can find on Etsy.  

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Yappy Hour Drinks

Last week we discussed the concept of Yappy Hours and how to get the party started on the right paw with a chic invitation.  See that blog post HERE.

This week we're continuing the idea of Yappy Hour and moving onto a VERY IMPORTANT ingredient.... the drinks! 

Every good Yappy Hour needs something to sip (and by sip I mean slam) while mingling with the peeps and pups.  Why not take this opportunity to have some unique themed drinks (alcoholic or non alcoholic). Many of the options listed below even give back to a good animal cause.  I for one am all about drinking but drinking AND benefiting that is what I call the ultimate win/win scenario.

 Dog Lovers Wine Club (above) offers a variety of dog themed wines. They also give you the option of creating your own custom label.  A percentage of each sale helps support their affiliate animal shelters.
Dog House Wines are great wines at a reasonable price. A percentage of the cost of each bottle is donated to Guide Dogs for the Blind, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for the visually impaired through the human-animal bond.

The Salty Chihuahua

Even if you serve alcohol, there should always be a non alcoholic option for those who choose to stay alcohol free.  Staying with the dog theme, consider Margo's Bark Root Beer . Not only is it delicious but 100% of it's profits go to rescuing dogs.

 Bottled water. Obviously you can get botteled water at any grocery store, but why not dress it up with some fun labels that match the overall look of your Yappy Hour? I've included a collage of a few dog themed water bottle labels from Etsy. The great thing about Etsy is 99.9% of the sellers are willing to create exactly what you want if you message them.  One message and you will be able to with directly with the designer to create something specific for your party (depending on the shop, you may have to pay a little extra for altering the design).
1. Memorable Moments St 
2. print your party 
3. Beyond diaper cakes  
4. stickerville  

Keep in mind Etsy has many fantastic sellers who will create a concept for your water bottle, invites and whatever else you need.  


Bark Vineyards Canine wine is a combination of gravy and meat juice packaged in a green wine bottle.

The absolute necessity for any Yappy Hour... Water! Make sure you provide many water bowls for the dogs to drink at their leisure.

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Sources: Most sources are listed below the picture and/or linked to the picture.
Other sources: eHow

Monday, March 4, 2013

Find or Become a Pet Sitter

I stumbled upon the DogVacay website via Twitter.  This would be a great part time job for a college student or a stay at home mom. On the flip side, DogVacay is a great resource for boarding your pet.


 How it works:

 or.... Become a Host: 

Click HERE to find out the many benefits of becoming a host though this website.

Example of Host Profile from website:

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Beneful Dog Park Makeover

I LOVE taking Murphy to the dog park. I could watch dogs interact with each other for hours.  There is something so fascinating about the way dogs read each other and establish rank within seconds of meeting.  After the dog park I always have a feeling of relaxation, positive energy and optimism.  I think Murphy feels the same way.

Beneful obviously sees the numerous benefits of having a great dog park and that's why they are giving away a $500,000 Dog Park makeover.

Check out the official rules and entry form here: BENEFUL DOG PARK MAKEOVER

Here's a quick collage of the 2011 Beneful Dog Park Makeover. Check out the rest of the pictures HERE

If you want to better your dog park or even create a dog park check out Beneful and place your entry. Good Luck!

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Source: Beneful website

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Yappy Hour Invites

The concept of getting together with friends for drinks is one I'm very familiar with... in fact I would venture to say I'm a little too familiar. The idea of Yappy Hour takes the idea of chatting, relaxing, drinking with friends to a whole new awesome level.

Every fabulous Yappy Hour starts with a chic invite.  I've included some of my favorites.


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Sources: Click on picture to find source

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

15 Ways to feed your pet with style

Click on the picture or description below picture (if there is one) to find the source of the picture.

 From Better Homes and Gardens: Turn antique kids' chairs into food-and-water stations that stand at just the right height for your four-legged friends. Simply cut bowl-size holes in the chair seats, lining the edges with rubber weather strips to prevent slipping.

Houzz: A special way to keep dog dishes out from underfoot. Dogbone drawers hold treats, leashes and other supplies. Pullout cabinet on left of island holds bulk dogfood.

 Oh Gizmo: The ceramic toilet themed dog bowl is available from Collections Etc. for $14.99.

Phuket Luxury Pet Dining Collection

 68.00 from Modern Mews on Etsy

K9 Scrub Club:  Green Interactive Dog Feeder $48.00: Designed to slow your dog down when eating, this feeder also doubles as an interactive, reward-based game.

Source: Sault Dog Blog

Pet Collapsible Travel Cup

Wetnoz Ultra Dog Bowl $52.00

Spill-Less Bowl $13.99

Indipets Stainless Steel Spill Proff Dog Bowl 

 Source: Apartment Therapy

Last but not least, My personal favorite.... Take your family to the local ceramic shop and paint your own dog bowls.  Not only is it inexpensive but also a great way to get the entire family involved in pride of pet ownership. This picture was taken from my local shop, Manic Ceramic in Lakeville, MN