It’s National Dog Day!


This day is for the dogs! August 26th marks National Dog Day – a day to celebrate the furry, kind-hearted creatures we love and adore so much. We thought we would celebrate by featuring everything we love sharing, like quotes, poems, songs, but with a dog twist. And don’t forget; offers a Pet ecard collection! So don’t forget to give an extra treat of belly rub today…Enjoy!

Dog Quotes:

  • A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
    ― Josh Billings
  • Dogs never bite me. Just humans.
    ― Marilyn Monroe
  • If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
    ―  Woodrow Wilson
  • Everything I know, I learned from dogs.
    ―  Nora Roberts
  • I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.”
    ―   Doris Day

Dog Poems:

The wiggle of an ear
just as you near.
A tilt of the head
from something you said.
Tail wagging, making a breeze
a sure sign you really please.
Jump up – turn around,
happy signs without a sound.
_ Patricia Waltert


I like dogs.
Big dogs.
Little dogs.
Fat dogs.
Doggy dogs.
Old dogs.
Puppy dogs.
I like dogs.
A dog that is barking over the hill.
A dog that is dreaming very still.
A dog that is running wherever he will.
I like dogs.
_ Margaret Wise Brown

Dog Day Playlist:

Enjoy this fun little playlist we put together with some of our favorite doggone songs!





 “The smallest feline is a masterpiece.”

‑—Leonardo da Vinci

It’s National Hug Your Cat Day, and we know all you cat lovers out there will be showering your feline friends with lots of extra hugs and kisses (as if you needed an excuse!).  But what about those of you who have yet to experience the joy of owning
one of these little fur balls yourself?  kitty reducedWell, you’re in luck, too. Because June is Adopt-a-Cat Month!  Now…what better day to visit a local shelter and bring home your own little bundle of love.

Are You Ready?

If you’re considering adoption, you might want to start with this 10-point checklist from The American Humane Association:

and Animal Planet’s tips for bringing kitty home:

Both of these resources can help you decide if and when you’re ready to let the fun begin!

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Abraham Lincoln once said, “No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.”  Those of you who are already cat people know that you don’t always have to look very hard to find a cat – they have a way of finding you!  But thanks to the Spring “kitten season,” it’s likely there are plenty of kittens ready and waiting now at one of your local shelters.  By entering your zip code on either of these websites, you can view pictures of kittens (as well as adult cats) right in your own neighborhood.

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In addition to all the fun and love cats bring into our lives, there’s strong evidence that hugging your cat is actually healthy for you, reducing stress and depression and lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels.  Children who have had cats as pets seem to have a lower incidence of health issues such as respiratory problems and ear infections.  But we don’t need science to tell us that there’s nothing quite like coming home to our furry friends to make any day better!

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So now you’ve found the purr-fect cat and opened your home and your heart.

Neither one will ever be the same!  Your house is now an amusement park of kitty antics.  Your laundry basket, a kitty bed.  And your favorite spot on the sofa will always be warmed up and waiting for you when you need it.  Just make sure you hide the knickknacks.  And don’t expect to sit down at your computer without company at the keyboard.  Most of all, get ready to be entertained. Every single day.  And we can promise you this…you’ll be laughing a whole lot more from now on…and wondering what you ever did without them!

Pet eCards

At, we carry a large selection of pet ecards, featuring cats and other fun and lovable animals for lots of different occasions, from talking birthday ecards–for our human friends–to sympathy ecards for our beloved furry friends.



Great Pet Ideas for the Holidays!

Our wonderful furry friends warm our hearts all year…but even more so when Christmas lights twinkle, fireplaces crackle and the whole world feels like a Norman Rockwell painting. Somehow we’re reminded of bringing our pets home for the first time…the licks, snuggles, paw shakes and playful moments we enjoyed with them as they explored their new surroundings. We rewarded their good behavior, loved them and bonded with them. Now we’re rewarded as they wait patiently by the door to greet us or as they rest contentedly in our laps. The affection they give us never wanes and no matter how we spend the holidays, our pets provide us with the unconditional love and warmth we cherish, year after year.

Great Gifts for Pets and Pet Lovers

We can indulge that nostalgia this Christmas by treating our dogs or cats (or other pets as well!) to some yuletide delectables or special toys. The irresistble taste and aroma of the treats will keep them begging for more and the toys will bring them many more hours of happy playtime. Or why not treat them to a new collar, bowl or placemat, personalized just for them.

Decorating the tree always brings back fond memories, too. Garland, ornaments, and strands of brightly colored lights turn a plain tree into something truly magical. Hanging personalized pet ornaments is a great way to include the family pet in this celebration…just press Max’s paw into the clay, add his name, bake and hang!

Don’t forget family photos! What holiday photo is complete without the family pet? This year dress Fido or Fluffy with a sprig of holly on their collars or put them in a pet Santa hat to make the moment unforgettable.

Of course, there are so many wonderful pet eCards and gifts for pet owners as well…many that can be personalized with their pet’s photos and names!

For a truly memorable Christmas season…why not adopt or foster a shelter or rescue pet and give it the warm, loving home it longs for. There are so many of these animals that need help and the vast majority of them make wonderful companions. It might be the perfect way to start the new year.

Holidays are where the heart is, and having our pets with us during Christmastime makes it an especially joyful occasion. As we celebrate the season and get involved in the hustle and bustle, let’s remember to make some special time for those furry loved ones who calls our hearts their homes.



Endangered Species Day





If you’ve ever been lucky enough to see a wild animal in its natural habitat, you know it’s a beautiful sight. From Cougars, Bighorn Sheep, and Jaguars, to Green Sea Turtles, Gray Wolves and Steller Sea Lions, these animals and so many others all call the U.S. home. Unfortunately, these creatures, along with a variety of plants and other wildlife find themselves on the Endangered Species list and one step closer to extinction.

In order to build awareness on this issue, the U.S. Senate established the third Friday in May as Endangered Species Day, with the hope that everyone will take part in caring for the rich and diverse native species of our country. Every year, thousands of people throughout the country celebrate Endangered Species Day at parks, wildlife refuges, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, libraries, schools and community centers. Events such as festivals, field trips, park tours, community clean-ups, film showings, classroom presentations, and many other fun and educational activities.

Although we may not welcome wild animals into our homes, all animal lovers can understand the importance of keeping these endangered species around for as long as possible. At, we love all animals, and our new pets collection was designed with them in mind. Whether dealing with the loss of a pet, or celebrating your birthday along side your furry friends – this collection is celebration of animals!