Monthly Archives: June 2012

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Show

With just over a month until Go-Go Dog Pals makes it debut at the Outdoor Retailer’s summer trade-show, we are getting so excited preparing everything. It’s a huge privilege to attend a show with such a variety of accomplished and successful Outdoor Retailers.  From small shops and regional chains, to the largest national and international retailers, this is going to be such a great and fun event for us!

So, if you’ll be attending or if you’re in the Salt Lake City area around August 2nd – 4th, please stop by our booth and say hi! Dogs are welcome to the event, we’ll have special treats on hand for them :)

 

Fourth of July Safety Tips for our Pups

Keeping dogs healthy and happy while toasting the founders

Other than a cloud-and-drizzle-loving barista friend of mine, nearly everyone I know delights in summer. And what’s not to love about long days, blooming gardens, barbecues and picnics? But like so many good things, summer, and especially the Fourth of July, aren’t without their risky aspects—especially for pets.

To help keep the holidays joy-filled and injury-free, the ASPCA* has provided a few sensible, easy-to-follow suggestions for the season.

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1. Be sure to keep people food and drinks at barbeques away from your animals. There is something about dining outside off paper plates that results in an abundance of low-hanging fruit for poaching dogs—look out! People food and drink, especially alcohol, can be dangerous to pets and should always be kept out of reach.

2. Do not apply any sunscreen or insect repellent product to animals that is not labeled specifically for their use. From what I read, there are plenty of these products that are none too good for us humans either.

3. Always keep matches and lighter fluid out of your pets’ reach. Certain types of matches contain chlorates, which could potentially damage blood cells and result in difficulty breathing—or even kidney disease in severe cases. Lighter fluid can be irritating to skin, and if ingested can produce gastrointestinal irritation and central nervous system depression.

4. Never use fireworks around pets! Do we really need to say this? While exposure to lit fireworks can potentially result in severe burns and/or trauma to the face and paws of curious pets, even unused fireworks can pose a danger. Many types contain potentially toxic substances, including potassium nitrate, arsenic and other heavy metals.

5. Confirm the contact info on your dog’s tags are up-to-date, and attached to a properly fitted collar. A dog frightened by fireworks might bolt from a yard or through an open door. Proper identification and micro-chipping improve the chances an escaped pet will be returned home safely and promptly.

6. Loud, crowded fireworks displays are no fun for pets, so please resist the urge to take them to Independence Day festivities. Instead, keep your dogs and cats safe from the noise in a quiet, sheltered and escape-proof area at home. (If you’re dog struggles with loud noices, talk to your vet about a sedative.)

7. Keep your pups hydrated. It’s coming on heat-wave season, and dehydration is a serious risk. Be sure you always have a generous amount of fresh water on hand to quench your dog’s thirst.

**Article Courtesy of The Bark**

Father’s Day E-Cards

Below you will find our selection of dog Father’s Day ecards. When you find the dog Father’s Day ecard you would like to customize just click “Select”. Next choose from over 100 dogs to star in your Father’s Day ecard, including: Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, Bichon Frise, Shih Tzu, Pug, German Shepherd, Beagle, Chihuahua, Dachshund, Jack Russell Terrier, Greyhound, Yorkie, Poodle, Rottweiler, Border Collie, and many more!

Father’s Day Wishes
Father’s Day Wishes
Dad, You Rock!
Dad, You Rock
Father’s Day Breakfast
Father’s Day Breakfast
Keep Out! Except Dad
Keep Out! Except Dad
Cheers: Father’s Day Edition
Father’s Day Edition
You Love Me Even If…
You Love Me Even If
Father’s Day Firsts
Father’s Day Firsts
You Changed My Life
You Changed My Life
Happy Father’s Day
Happy Father’s Day
Happy Father’s Day
Happy Father’s Day
Sloppy Kisses
Sloppy Kisses
My Father, My Friend
My Father, My Friend
Father’s Day Masterpiece
Father’s Day Masterpiece
Father’s Day Masterpiece
Father’s Day Masterpiece
Warm and Fuzzy Love
Warm and Fuzzy Love
Furbulous
Furbulous
I Love You
I Love You
I Love You
I Love You
You’re Out Of This World
You’re Out Of This World
XOXO
XOXO
Love Poem
Love Poem
Especially For You
Especially For You
Father’s Day ArtFather’s Day Art Traveled The WorldTraveled The World
Just Dropped In: Father’s DayJust Dropped In: Father’s Day You’re A TreasureYou’re A Treasure
A Picture For YouA Picture For You

**Image Courtesy of SloppyKissCards.com**