There’s no better time of year  than spring to think about giving a shelter pet a second chance! PupStyle readers are champions of second chance pets and know how important it is to inspire others to adopt, donate or volunteer at their local shelters.

Nature’s Variety Instinct and Bet Friends Animal Society collaborated with thousands of rescue dog owners to create the Long Live Pets video. Over 25,000 photos were submitted to help create the final film. If you are a rescue pet owner, this film will tug at your heart strings and make you feel STELLAR about saving a life and spreading the word! To learn more about the featured dogs and other dog submitted check out longlivepets.com

 

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PupStyle readers know a dog bed is meant to be a home furnishings accessory, not just a eye sore in the corner of a room.

Vintage White Elephant is a new New Jersey based business making one of a kind handcrafted dog beds out of mostly vintage fabrics found from from elegant and exotic locations from Paris to Nepal.

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These are investment pieces meant to be an elegant conversation piece to accent your home interior.  Think about one design for your bedroom and another for your family and dining rooms.

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The unique fringe used in these designs really caught my eye.  I also appreciate the shabby-chic meets international vibe.  The use of various prints and colors keeps the eye moving and the design interesting.

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The bed covers have already been pre-washed so no worries about any shrinking next time you toss it in the wash and it also has a protective vinyl inside cover to protect the down or alternative insert from and liquid messes. sweet!

Given these are one-of-a-kind pieces, and each is made by hand (no factory line for these beauties) and the time it takes to select the fabrics, these are really special designed to be admired.  Great Job Vintage White Elephant! The “Cherry’s On Top” design above is $275. Not bad for so much TLC put into a dog bed.

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It’s that time of year again when pet industry players from around the world gather at the annual Global Pet Expo in Orlando Florida  from March 4-6, 2015 to scope out the latest and greatest products in the pet industry.

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Super business woman and model Kathy Ireland will     be returning to Global Pet Expo again this year as guest speaker at the AAPA’s PWN breakfast March, 6 2015 from 7:30-8:45 AM.

That’s one hour and fifteen minutes of full-on Kathy! Go girl!

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Last year, Kathy launched her own pet product line with a huge emphasis on style and design.

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Her beautiful patterns are modern yet also timeless at the same time.  I especially love her Chevron print bed and pink floral reversible travel mat.
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We are excited to find out what Kathy thinks about being part of the amazing pet world as she embarks on year two of her product launch.

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For total dog worship, check out the Goddess Collar by Kane and Couture.

This a collar for the ultimate pampered fur-baby who wears couture clothes, adorned by it’s pet-parent (s), has a calendar full of dog social events to attend or fashion shows. You get the picture!

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The golden colored beads hang from a faux leather, animal friendly collar and it priced right at only $39 so think of it as an accessory to complement a full look or a stand alone conversation piece.

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Style tip: Consider how long your dogs coat is with a collar like this. If your dog is ultra fluffy, the beads will get lost in the hair.

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Living the PupStylish life means that every aspect of your pets world has a style element incorporated.  If you are an interior design junkie or just appreciate a tidy organized home, check out Harry Barker’s line of Sweet Grass dog toys, hemp toy storage bins, food bins and modern leash hooks.

Organize your dogs toys in a durable hemp storage bin with an earth friendly coating on the inside for easy cleaning. The hight is ideal for small and big dogs to reach into to grab a toy and the basket is so pretty it acts as a home furnishing accessory. $36

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It’s a breeze to keep your dog toys stylist too.  One of my pet peeves are ugly dog toys laying around my house. If a toy is going to be out on the floor, I want it to be interesting or attractive for me to look at as well as fun and safe for my pet.

Harry Barker’s Sweet Grass bone toys are so pretty that you won’t mind seeing them all over the house $12.

 

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Dog food bags are not only space hogs, but down right ugly if you don’t have storage to hid the.  If you appreciate a softer, natural look as opposed to the usual metal storage cans, these are ideal for you. The canister is sturdy, recycled steel and the outside is covered in Sweet Grass.

Charity ALERT….Harry Barker will donate a portion of their Sweet Grass Baskets to the International African American Museum in Charleston, South Carolina. Always a love a “giving” brand!!  $52

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If you are a PupStyler, you own more than one dog leash and have a nice collection of collars to match.  Hang your dog leashes on stylish leash hook to display your collection and keep them organized. $22

 

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Etsy.com is one of my go-to treasure troves of new talent in all things design and dog.  CollageOrama store on Easy.com offers

a really cool selection of dog illustration art printed on upcycled dictionary pages. All things art on old book pages are a hot interior home design trend, but I almost had a cute-attack when I saw this Admiral Wheels the Steampunk Corgi dog print.

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Special needs dogs are beginning to get the attention they deserve and this is just another example of who the awareness trend continues to grow. YAY!!

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If you want the ULTIMATE conversation piece, pick this print up for your punk rock loving rat friends. These prints will only set you back $6.99!! The price is a bargain!

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After all the holiday decor is put aside and I start thinking about Spring, I always the get the itch to redecorate my home or change it up with accessories.  Let’s face it, if you are the typical PupStyle reader you are clearly as dog obsessed as we are. Why not broadcast it in a tasteful way?

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I always advise pet parents, that two of the easiest ways to update old decor are by buying a new dog bed and throw pillows to complement the dog bed. It visually ties in your collar pale and will have the eye moving around the room to follow color.

Romy + Jacob offer fun, colorful “I heart dogs” and breed specific throw pillows ideas for your couch, chairs and even bedroom.

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The fabric is a cotton linen blend and the covers can be zipped off for easy matching washing prices rage from about $43-45. These cheery colors are just what the stylist orders for curing winter decor blues!

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PupStyle readers understand style starts from the inside out.  A healthy dog leads to a beautiful coat and longevity of your fu-babies life.

Petco announced today that it will stop selling China-made dog and cat treats in 1,300 stores.  It no surprise to PupStyle readers that we care deeply about what we put into our pets bodies.  We are about giving our pets the the best of everything from food to fashion.  I am very proud of Petco for finally pulling China-made food products from the shelves and hope other mass retailers will soon follow in their tracks.  I spoke out about this topic on ABC Talk Back Live years ago and applaud their decision….it’s about time.

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The trend of feeding your pet premium packaged foods and even home cooked meals fit for a queen has been trending for years.

The trend keeps growing and it’s a huge move for a national retail store to pull china-made products from 1,300 stores. As pet parent awareness grows and are treated more like family members, the the fear of pet food contimation and safety of products is a key consideration for foods and products they buy.

Petsmart is planning to follow their lead and also stop selling china-made pet food product by March-WOOT! Hopefully this movement will catch on and lives will be saved and our pets will live longer.

CNBC is reports that %55 of dog owners agree that safety is a consideration when purchasing food and products. This is a welcome shift in how we think about what we feed our dogs.  They are family and deserve to be treated equally!!

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PupStyle.com Founder, Dara Foster gives a lively interview to the Wall Street Journal about the growing trend of dressing up small animals this holiday season—yup, as in Guinea Pigs.  The article begins on the front page of Saturday’s paper, December 20, 2014.

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 Click below to watch the video featured on WSJ.com

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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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