Blanket pet brand recently launched a new line of luxury “Lounge Collars” created from beautiful metallic gold or silver braided leather and embellished with Czech Preciosa Rhinestones in a Silver settings.

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Screen Shot 2014-12-17 at 9.44.12 AMThey are thin yet sturdy and make a beautiful fashion accessory for any holiday outfit.  Think of them like a necklace or choker you would accessorize with your own wardrobe.

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These beautiful gems will only set you back $60 so go ahead, and gift your  fur baby with a special holiday treat!

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Every dog truly deserves to be treated like royalty. A PupStylish dog starts with good grooming and high-quality grooming products make a HUGE difference.

I’ve tested out countless grooming products over the years and I can promise you, the quality of the ingredients makes a world of difference not only to your dogs appearance, but their health.

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My new rescue Mr. Oliver, was saved from a puppy mill and suffers from itchy skin. I’ve tested out many different brands of grooming products on him and found Prince Lorenzo’s Royal Treatment  line of shampoos and conditioners to be top-notch! Oliver’s coat is soft, shiny and I’ve noticed A LOT less scratching since I tested them out.

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His products are made from %100 hand-picked organic ingredients which I love. They are also manufactured in a human cosmetics facility in Italy where zero harmful chemicals are used. YAY!!!!

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What really grabbed my attention is that they are tearless. Like baby shampoos, you don’t have to freak out if you get shampoo in your dogs eyes, so go ahead and wash that kissable face!.

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Not only are you giving your dog Royal Treatment (literally) but a portion of the net proceeds are donated to Animal Aid USA  which offers FREE spay and neuter services to low income areas and saves an average of 150 dogs monthly. Their story will soon appear on the Meredith Vieria show.

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The shampoos cost $29.95, conditioners $27.95 and instant bath spritzers for a quick coat shine and fresh smelling pooch are $24.95. Prince Lorenzo Borghese is offering PupStyle.com readers a special %30 discount on regularly priced shampoo, conditioner, and spritz using the discount at Royal Pet Club code PUPSTYLE from now until April 1, 2015.

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If you are looking for a way to add a little extra holiday sparkle to your dogs leash collection you have to check out Hartman & Rose’s crystal retractable leash collection.

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They offer 3 versatile colors that can really be used year long with a 10 feet of length for your dog to stroll with.   Each color matches up with their beautiful collar collection and easy to mix and match like a pair of your fav stilettos.

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Just remember to keep the leash on a short length when walking your dog on crowded sidewalks and in crowds of other people and pooches to avoid any incidents where your dog could be tangled up with another dogs or people.  Safety first!  These leashes are priced right at $39.99

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When ever a national TV talk show calls me or a client wants ultra luxury for their fur-baby, Kelly Owens Couture is one of the fist designers I contact.  My loyal readers and fans know I am EXTREMELY picky when it come to pet fashion and I am constantly WOWed by her creative designs.  Your dog deserves nothing but the best!

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Recently, Kelly has started to design one-of-a-kind, customs dresses made from up-cycled  high-fashion runway designers known for ultra luxury!  This gorgeous dress was created for Sophia, a beautiful Pom tailored to her measurements.

You can send her an old scarf or any thing made from fabric you find in your closet or even buy off the runways, and she will create a masterpiece custom to your needs.  If you are looking for that something really special for a New Year’s eve or holiday party, here you go!

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If you need a fashion stylist to ensure that every thing is taken care of for you seamlessly from start to finish, so you can focus on your busy schedule. Please contact me at Dara@pupStyle.com.  Yes, even if you are looking for something for a Guinea Pig!

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If you are looking for something truly unique to immortalize your dog or give a STELLAR holiday gift to a loved one, check out these cool custom dog sculptures by BenMcFuzzyLungs at Etsy.com.

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Each sculpture is hand crafted to look exactly like your dog and takes up to two weeks to create and stands 3″ tall.  You get to be involved through the process and see images of the sculpture before it’s shipped to ensure it looks like YOUR dog. Truly and heirloom quality gift and a great deal at $42!

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If your dog is like most, he might be overly “talkative” when the door bell rings or when the UPS delivery person shows up to bring you holiday packages. You can attempt shaming your dog with pics on Instagram, but that really won’t cut the mustard.

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With the press of a button, you can safely and politely silence your pooch with the Bark Genie. This cool gadget is your  secret  dog silencer that you can  uses a high frequency sound that only dogs can hear which has been proven to stop barking.

Created by the famous safety company First Alert, the Bark Geni looks and feels like a remote control that you can keep in your purse, pocket or dangle around your wrist for quick corrections.

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This gadget will last far beyond the holiday and is really handy when on walks for fending off other barking dogs who might want to start a brawl with your fur baby. The Bark Genie is a great deal on-sale for $17.99!

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It’s holiday travel and party time.  Most of us are away from home more than usual and we want to be sure our fur babies are OK. Technology make this very simple and possible like never before!

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Do you wonder, if your dog is slacking off on the job, stealing the left over turkey from the trash, suffering from separation anxiety or has medical issues?

The  Motorola Wi-Fi Pet Video Camera is your solution. You can even watch your pet sitter come and go to be sure you are getting the services you paid for this holiday!!!

 

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The Motorola Wi-Fi Pet Video Camera Scout 66 allows you to  bark orders like “get off the couch” or “stop chewing my shoes” and even have fun annoying your kids with with a simple FREE Hubble App for remote viewing and two-way communication from your smart phone or tablet.

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The Motorola Pet Video Camera is compatible with both IOS and Android platforms and uses a  simple App which easily downloads from the App Store for Apple users or Google Play for Android.

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This was so easy to set-up it honestly shocked me. Printers and monitors cost me more set-up time, so no need to stress over technical complications with this product.

Some of cool features include two way communication, so you can hear and speak to your pet, motion detection & alert and night vision.  I haven’t found any problems using the app no matter where I am.  It’s very user friendly and honestly a TON OF FUN!!!! $99.99

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It’s said that it’s always better to stand out in a crowd then to just blend into it. So can’t the same thing be said for your dog? The answer is yes and your dog will for sure be the “dog” of the town while wearing a Holly & Lil handmade collar.

UnionRose All eyes will be on your pooch when they are strutting down the streets or in the dog park wearing this Union Rose Flower dog collar! Not only is it adorable and fashionable at the same time, but it is made of calf leather so its durability can allow your dog to just be a dog.

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I also can’t fail mention Holly & Lil’s handmade harnesses for dogs too! This particular harness is their UK Flag Leather harness which perfectly represents the home where Holly & Lil is located.  All harnesses come in sizes small, medium and large. Harnesses are perfect for taking a stroll with your beloved dog.

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American Eagle Outfitters discovered through their April Fool’s dog fashion campaign that dog fashion = increased brand awareness and SALES!

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Something we’ve been  preaching at PupStyle for 12 years and overjoyed to see the mass brands catching on.

AE created a funny April Fools ad campaign in conjunction with the ASPCA to raise funds for the charity and in doing so learned the power of our dog fashion community.

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The campaign was such a huge success that they decided to roll out a REAL collection of dog fashion apparel to coordinate with their human apparel line. You can dress your dog to complement your fav AE looks.  I LOOOOVE IT!  The hats are genius. Bravo American Eagle Outfitters!!

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Luxury women’s fashion designer Tory Burch recently launched her own line of luxury dog fashion featuring a PupStyle friend and model Nobu!!  Nobu is a former puppy mill rescue turned super-dog model and should be popping his collar with this beautiful coat!!  Ultra lux, soft,  felted wool idea for chilly fall and winter days.  $95 ToryBurch.com

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Every dog fashion look should be coordinated with a matching collar and leash and we LOVE Tory’s felted, wool, bow-tie collar to match.  It’s no secret that we are OBSESSED with bow-ties at PupStyle so we give Tory huge props for this beautiful, complete look. $65 ToryBurch.com

 

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Add a matching Tory Burch Leash and you have a classic, lux look to wear for years ahead $95 ToryBurch.com

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At PupStyle.com we get hundreds of product submissions a week from innovate and some not so innovative pet product companies from around the world.  I am often asked what is our criteria for reviewing a product?  It’s simple, I look for 3 key factors:

1. Stylish, stylish, stylish (must look like time and thought was put into the visual elements of the design).

2. Obsessively innovative (like Thomas Edison innovative)

3. Honest functionality (no gimmicky products-they MUST do what they claim and have high-design elements)

As an avid dog road tripper, I JUMPED at the opportunity when Highwave.com offered to send me 1 of only 10 samples of their newly invented AutoDogMug to put to the test!

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The design alone had me totally giddy  and I was also  impressed with their company back story.  This products is designed by the INVENTOR of the world’s first travel mug!   Check out the quick video demo which really shows how cool this is.

Yes, the same man who changed the way we carry our coffee on the go, has created the most brilliant dog water travel mug I’ve ever seen.

This simple yet extremely handy product deserved a video to demo how it works.  They even included a velcro strap to you can attach the bottle to a back pack, or bicycle $20.

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This is a whole new twist on a Cone-tini! Love it!

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Halloween is by far one our favorite holidays at PupStyle.com.  In my family we have a yearly tradition of carving pumpkins.  Every year I like to change it up so this year,  I was inspired by my Chiweenie Sophie!

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I can’t resist her adorable face and hey why not put her face on a pumpkin? Here are the steps I took to create my Sophie Pumpkin!

Simply go to google and type in the breed of dog you have along with free pumpkin printable. For example I typed: weenie dog free pumpkin printable.

After looking into some different websites, I then found a printable weenie dog pumpkin carving that also came with directions! http://www.ilovedachshunds.org/free-dachshund-pumpkin-carving-stencil-pattern/

I then followed the directions and wala! My Sophie pumpkin is complete!

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Happy Halloween! CLICK below to Watch Dara Foster PupStyling rescue pups Halloween Fashion show on The Better Show!

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Where to snag these snazzy costumes and accessories??? Check out Petsmart for all the exclusive costumes and DoggieCoutureShop.com for the elegant beaded leashes and other fun Halloween goodies for your pet.

If you LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the green LED collar and Leash set featured as much as we do,  go to MhuGhu.com.

Special Thank you to all of our Celebri-Dog rescue models for joining in on the fun today!

We love you Oliver, Miyuki, Nobu and Princess Gracie and their wonderful mamas  for showing America how perfect rescue dogs can be!  Thank you for helping spread the message!

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The  National Retail Federation estimates that American’s will spend a whopping $350 million this year on pet Halloween costumes.  Finally the days are winding down when the neighbors call you the “crazy dog person” who dresses up their dog.

I am often asked this question “Dara, I can’t decide on what to dress my dog up as for Halloween. What is your advice?”

Tune into the Better Show October 28,2014 for my Halloween dog costume trends fashion show and tips for choosing the right costume. Check local listings for time, but in the mean time you can read my tips below to help you get started.

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1. Age–older dogs are less likely to chew on a costume unlike a teething puppy who might turn it chew toy and possibly choke on materials.

2. Size & Shape-think about the size and shape of your dog.  A large Yellow Lab or Bulldog might make a better Hamburger than a poodle.

 

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3. Measure your dog carefully-Take careful measurements of your dogs chest, length of his body from base of neck to base of tail, weight, neck and waist.  Be sure to compare your dogs measurements to the size chart on the costume. You would be surprised at how being one once off on your measurements and blow your entire costume idea.

4. Brush and groom your dog-Give your dog a through brushing before putting the costume on.  It will reduce loose pet hair on the costume and your pooch will look extra spiffy!

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