|Meet Yogi - One Marvelous
Yogi! Marsha Wheaton
story on how she adopted this blue-eyed Schipperke mix in our contest celebrating
National Mutt Day (July 31). She wins a $50 gift certificate from Muttropolis,
learn more at www.muttropolis.com
Click to Arden's blog on Four Legged Life
read Marsha's winning entry. Yogi is one lucky pup! Marsha runs a professional
pet sitting company called Dog Mom At Your Service
Share a Tail Tale and Win
$1,000 or an iPad
|Eager to get your paws on $1,000 or an iPad? Submit a
compelling story/photo about how pet insurance helped your pet in a contest
sponsored by North American Pet Health Insurance Association. Entries must be
received by Sept. 15. For more details, visit www.napia.org
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martha Stewart Dishes
Up A Winner!|
Wow! Martha Stewart
definitely has plenty of paw pals! Many of you emailed Arden in hopes of
winning a very stylish light blue, bone-handle treat jar with food scoop from
the new Martha Stewart pet collection now available in PetsMart stores. The
lucky winner: Marc Ross. Congrats
and bone appetite!
|Catnip and Frisky Felines|
Yeowwwwl! This word best
describes how cats go bonkers for organic catnip-filled toys made by Ducky World Products. Kudos to Kathy Brunner
(and her cool cat, Alice) for winning a Ducky World gift basket. Learn more
about catnip by tuning into Arden's Oh Behave Show on Pet Life Radio - Episode #115.
| Doing the Doggy Strut
Carla McBee was
the fifth person to email Arden and won a pair of Bark 'n Boots Grip Trex - the all-condition, all-terrain dog boots
from Ruffwear. These boots work year
round to keep paws safe from nasty weather, grass allergies and injuries. Learn
more by visiting www.ruffwear.com.
|Bo-WOW, Jen Faye!|
Take a (play) bow, Jen
Faye. She won an autographed copy of the newly revised book, How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves by Sophia Yin, DVM, renowned veterinarian and applied animal behaviorist from San
Francisco. Learn more about dogs, cats and Dr. Yin by visiting www.DrSophiaYin.com.
| Cat Confessions Book
emailed Arden to declare that
prolific author Allia Zobel
from Connecticut. Knowing this geographical fact earned Lucia (and her cat,
Georgina) a copy of Zobel's latest book, Cat
Confessions: A 'Kitty-Come-Clean' Tell All Book
." Congrats, Lucia! Learn
more about Allia by visiting www.alliawrites.com
|Help Will Bounce Back and Land a Loving Home|
sweet Shih Tzu is on the mend in a veterinary hospital after being brutally slammed
to the ground by a mentally ill woman declaring herself "the Queen of
Brooklyn." Officials from the Mayor's
Alliance for NYC's Animals
report that this pup named Will
is in stable condition. If you would like to make a tax
deductible donation to help pay for Will's care and other pets in need, do so
through the Mayor's Alliance Picasso Veterinary Fund at www.animalalliancenyc.org
recovering, Will sported a Trimline Veterinary Recovery Collar
soft, blue collar is easy to put on and keep on and lets your pet eat, sleep,
drink and play without a fuss. Watch this 4-minute Trimline Recovery Collar
video on YouTube!
to learn more.
|Let Arden 'Edu-tain' You!|
for a professional speaker, MC or workshop leader for your next event - one
guaranteed to "edu-tain" your audience? Arden
is America's Pet
Edu-Tainer™ She informs and delights audiences all over North America. Click HERE
to learn more.
what you see? Email Arden
about creating an email marketing and social media campaign for your business
or non-profit group!
app on iTunes, take a photo of your
dog, shake your phone and watch your Dog's Thoughts
The Fang Shui Way
Is your house drowning in pet fur, tattered toys and spilled kibble? Tired of guests whispering that your house has "gone to the dogs...or cats"? Help is here.
We salute these products that ensure a neat home for you and your furry roommates:
- Greener Pup Cuddle Bug Bed
100 percent of profits from each sale of these eco-friendly dog beds benefits Ace of Hearts Non-Profit Foundation
, a group dedicated to placing dogs in loving homes. The Greener Pup
beds are made from 100-percent recycled plastic, feature washable covers and are overstuffed to be extra cozy. Be the 10th to email Arden with the word "green" to win a bed for your dog. Click here to learn more: www.greenerpup.com
Cats dig high places to snooze and survey their surroundings. Feline Furniture
offers a wide array of well-crafted cat beds, trees, hammocks, furniture, trees and even "catios" - patio furnishings for felines. Learn more by visiting www.felinefurniture.com
- Wool and Kashmir Couture
Treat your pet to a cozy slumber inside a custom -knitted sleeping bag made of machine washable wool by Wool and Kashmir Couture.
Learn more at www.woolandkashmir.com
. These sleeping bags are made in the USA and are delivered inside organizational storage bags. Be the 8th person to email Arden with the word "Kashmir" to win a sleeping bag for your small pet.
- Neater Feeder pet bowls
are designed to be kick proof and spill proof to keep your kitchen floor clean and dry at chow time. Learn more by visiting www.neaterfeeder.com
Arden offers these pet-friendly home décor tips:
- Buddy up to your vacuum cleaner. Select a brand made for pet hair and zip it around twice a week.
Match furniture with your pet's fur color to keep "hairy evidence" not so obvious.
- Protect your sofa from pet slobber with washable pet throws and covers. Yank them off when guests arrive.
Replace carpet with tile or wood flooring - easier to clean and doesn't harbor pet odors.
- Treat your pet to regular grooming and nail trims. A clean pet is a happy pet.
Avoid "stinky" toys and treats like rawhides that can make your den smell like a dude ranch.
s-t-r-e-t-c-h those dog days of summer by enjoying the grrr-eat outdoors with your canine chum. If you need some ideas,
consider taking your dog to a major league baseball park. If you dress her up,
you give new meaning to "hot dog." We sniffed out about 14 ball parks that are
dog-friendly, including the aptly named, Petco Park, home of the San Diego
out that the Pittsburg Pirates can boast having the most "barks in the park"
with six this season. The San Francisco Giant get a paw's up for doing this
event the longest as they get ready to host their 14th annual Dog
Days of Summer on Aug. 29. Check with your local team to find dates/rules. Heed
these tips to make the outing a home run of fun:
well-mannered, socialized pups.
proof that your dog is up to date on vaccines.
the trimmings & condiments if you treat your dog to a piece of your hot dog.
your dog before the game so he won't be tempted to run the bases.
your dog on a six-foot leash and don't forget to pack your poop bags.
coastal canines, dog surfing is the latest "in" sport, especially in
California. Arden's dog, Cleo loves to "hang 20" and now surfs backwards! If
your dog digs water and waves, make sure he wears a life jacket before stepping
on to the board. Enroll him in a dog surf school - yes, they do exist. And
remember to reward him when he is ON the board with treats and praise - not
when he is OFF the board. Otherwise, he will learn to simply jump off the board
to try to score treats. Learn more by visiting www.surfdog.kintera.org. Catch Cleo and her new surfing
pal, Snow, in this video on Arden's Facebook page
your favorite "Dog Days of Summer" story/photo and win a $25 Petco gift card
and autographed copy of Arden's book, Dog
. Email Arden
. Deadline is Sept. 1.
|In the Spotlight: Monica Plumb Kid Pet Crusader
month, Arden salutes people and groups doing grr-eat work to benefits pets.
This month's pick: 12-year-old Monica
of Powhatan, Va. Dismayed
to discover that most fire departments lack pet oxygen masks, she created the www.petmask.com
website to raise money to buy
these life-saving devices. Thanks to her, about 300 fire stations from Maine to
Alaska - plus some in Canada -- now carry these masks. Each pet oxygen mask kit
costs about $70. If you would like to make a donation and/or become a sponsor
for a specific fire station, please contact Monica at email@example.com
. As Monica
says, "Every penny counts! I hope to provide pet oxygen masks to every fire
station that needs them."
Monica's efforts have earned her the 2009 ASPCA "Tommy
Monahan" Kid of the Year Award and 2009 United Animal Nations' Animal Choice
Award. She proves that you are never too young
to make a difference.
Howl-istic Pet Tips
Looking for an
all-encompassing way to keep your pet healthy? Your timing is great. Aug. 31 is
National Holistic Pet Day
. Learn about holistic medicine by tuning into Arden's
Oh Behave Show on Pet Life Radio
(Episode #61) that
features Jean Hofve, DVM
, one of the
nation's most respected holistic veterinarians. She has written many books,
including the latest, The Complete Guide
to Holistic Cat Care
(co-authored with Celeste Yarnall, PhD.) She also
conducts seminars, performs nutritional consultations and creates pet-safe
spirit essences. Click here
to learn more.