Information and unique products for Dogs, Cats, Rabbits and Backyard Chickens

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Lotus Cat Tower

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Lotus Cat Tower

Cat Furniture Image1A sleek, organic design, the Lotus cat tower is a modern take on cat furniture. 

Its Zen-like design blends symmetry, functionality, and minimalism into a beautiful, “flowering” tower. This design accents decors with modern flair or those eclectic homes that have incorporated the minimalist movement.

- Manufactured in Ply with Oak veneer for strength.
- Stained to resist scratches.
- Brown Berber carpet attached with Velcro.
- Replacement Carpet available in multiple colors.
- Sisal pad is perfect for scratching.
- Soft cushions with washable faux suede covers above and inside hide-a-way cubby.
- Floor levelers included.
- Includes support bar for stability.
- Assembly Required. Tools are included.

20” x 20" x 69” Assembled 

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Price: $399.99  with free shipping

To order: email  for a secure PayPal invoice.
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The Kitty Ball Bed

Kitty Ball Cat Bed™

Kitty Ball Cat Bed

Let your cat lounge in style. The Kitty Ball Bed gives your cat a large comfortable bed that's off the ground but easy to get into.

Includes soft machine washable cushion inside the 17" dome.

Espresso model
- Hand woven with durable non toxic faux rattan. Will not break if clawed
 Kitty Ball Bed - Faux Rattan

Bamboo model
- Made of beautiful spun bamboo
Kitty Ball Bed - Bamboo
Kitty Ball Bed in Home  kitty ball bed dimensions 
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For more information or to purchase see:  The Refined Feline's Kitty Ball Bed, Espresso

Monday, July 30, 2012

Outdoor Dog Chaise Lounger

Outdoor dog bed chaise lounger

Enjoy your time in the sun while your dog relaxes in the shade. The Outdoor Dog Chaise Lounger is a stylish dog bed that perfect for any deck or poolside patio.

The Outdoor Dog Chaise Lounger is made of waterproof plastic rattan material and includes a comfortable, 6" thick, outdoor cushion.
 bullet Constructed in plastic rattan
 bullet Outdoor cushion machine washable
 bullet 6" cushion with pillow top
Cushion raised off ground
 bullet Minimal assembly, tool included

Outdoor dog chaise lounger specs

Outdoor Dog Bed Chaise Lounger

Outdoor Dog Chaise Lounger   $315.00  with free shipping

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The Igloo Indoor/Outdoor Dog or Cat Bed

Outdoor dog bed igloo

    The Indoor/Outdoor Igloo Dog or Cat Bed with Wood or Wicker Top & Bottom - 
    Wood Top & Bottom on left          Wicker Top & Bottom on Right  

The Indoor/Outdoor Igloo Pet Bed

OUTDOOR --  Give your dog their own enclosed space while on your open deck. gives your dog or Cat a hide-a-way you can place in or outside your home.

INDOOR -- End table or bed side table for you. - and - a Bed for your dog or cat.  The Igloo Pet Bed gives your pet a hide-a-way that you are happy to display within your home.

The Igloo is 25" in diameter, 20" high and contains a soft machine washable cushion perfect for a comfortable doggie or cat nap.

Deluxe model includes a beautiful wood composite top and bottom.

Hand woven in realistic and durable faux rattan.
 bullet Hand woven faux rattan
 bullet Cushion machine washable
 bullet Durable, will last for years and easy to clean

 bullet Floor levelers included

Igloo dog bed dimensions

Deluxe Wood & Wicker    $225.00 with free shipping

Wicker Igloo                      $185.00 with free shipping

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Indoor/Outdoor Dog Day Bed

 Indoor/Outdoor Dog Day Bed 
  ( Indoor only bed is shown toward end of post )
Indoor outdoor dog day bed

Comfortable, Durable, Stylish. The Indoor/Outdoor Dog Day Bed is the perfect place for a doggie nap whether it be on a patio or a living room.

This dog bed is made of waterproof plastic rattan material and includes a comfortable, tufted outdoor cushion. It's raised platform prevents the cushion from getting water logged on rainy days.

 bullet Constructed in plastic rattan
 bullet Outdoor cushion machine washable
Cushion raised off ground

Offered in multiple sizes:
  xSmall- Yorkie, Toy poodle, Chihuahua
  Small-   Westie, Jack Russel, Cocker Spaniel


xSmall     17.5"   $110,00
Small       24.5"  $145.00 with free shipping
Medium  n/a
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Indoor Dog Day Bed

This beautiful faux rattan dog bed will complement both traditional or modern home decor. Not only elegant, this luxury dog bed is also a comfortable place for your favorite canine to sleep away the day.  

Color = Espresso Bed with Brown Cushion

- Hand woven realistic faux rattan
- Durable, will last for years
- Waterproof faux rattan easy to clean
- Includes brown indoor machine washable cushion

Great for dogs in similar size to a Westie, Jack Russell, or Cocker Spaniel.

 Wicker Dog Bed Sizes

Small   24.5"  $145.00 with free shipping
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dog Adoption and Cat Adoption

Dog Adoption and
Cat Adoption

"Get the info & get in the know" 

Did you know that approximately 4 million adoptable dogs & cats are killed each year due mainly to overpopulation? Did you know that 25-30% of dogs for adoption in animal shelters are purebred? The other 70-75%, of course, are lovable, wonderful mixed-breed pets, just waiting for a chance to be your perfect new friend.
In an effort to help people make good choices when they adopt a dog or cat, many humane societies, SPCAs and pet rescues provide adoption counseling to help match you up with a pet for adoption.
If you have your heart set on a specific breed, before you check out a dog breeder or pet store, why not adopt a pet from a breed rescue organization? Breed rescues are groups that specialize in a particular breed of dog or cat.
Don't be fooled into thinking that animal shelters and pet rescues are filled with dog or cats that were discarded because they're "bad". Shelter pets for adoption are wonderful companions who became the victims of family tragedy, unlucky circumstances or irresponsible owners.
Did you know that many backyard dog breeders and pet stores who supply the majority of purebreds simply are selling inbred pets without care for preventing genetic problems? Mixed breed pets have less inbreeding, generally less inherited genetic disease, and therefore overall lower vet bills and happier pets! And the best place to find a mixed breed dog or cat is at an SPCA, a humane society or an animal shelter.

Cat & Dog Adoption
Fast Facts

25% of pet dogs put to sleep in animal shelters are purebred.
Approximately 4 million pet dogs and cats are put to sleep each year due to overpopulation.
Adopting a dog or cat from a humane society, an animal shelter, an SPCA, or a dog rescue or cat rescue group saves a life!

Rescuers, and Humane Society & Animal Shelter Volunteers: The Unsung Heroes of Dog Rescue and Cat Rescue!

By's Pia Salk
Thank goodness for the humane society, SPCA, rescue organizations and hardworking, dedicated animal shelter volunteers! Without them, there is no telling how many more dogs and cats would die each year.

Dog rescuers and cat rescuers scan animal shelters constantly, looking for puppies and kittens of all ages whose time at the animal shelter has almost run out due to overcrowding, and giving them a second chance before they are euthanized. They all rely on volunteers and donations to keep their efforts going. Many rescues use a network of foster families, who keep pets for adoption in their own homes while they assess their personalities and often provide any necessary training.

Rescues are very careful to make sure their adoptable dogs and cats go to the right homes. Each organization has its own application and screening process for potential adopters. In addition to protecting the pets, this process is designed to make sure you end up with the right pet for your family.
Since pet rescues really get to know their dogs and cats for adoption, they are able to match you up with the perfect companion for you. Volunteers also follow up with you after the adoption to make sure everything's going well. They can help you get through any rough spots by offering training tips and other advice.

Adopting from a pet rescue group has another benefit: if, for some reason, things don't work out with your new friend, most rescues will take the pet back, saving you a lot of heartache and headache.
Rescue groups come in all shapes and sizes. Like a humane society or SPCA, some rescue groups have a physical animal shelter facility, where adoptable dogs and cats are kept until they are get homes.

Other pet rescue organizations use a network of dedicated foster families, volunteers who care for the dogs and cats in their own homes. Some rescue groups only take dogs and cats from public animal shelters; others take in strays and accept pets relinquished by their owners. There are even groups that specialize in senior or disabled dogs and cats. Some specialize in small dogs, some rescue only giant breeds.

There are thousands of rescue groups devoted to a particular breed of dog or cat, too! At the heart of the rescue world, however, are the all-breed pet rescues. These are rescues that take in all kinds of pets of various breeds and ages, and concentrate on saving as many lives as possible.

All rescue groups have a few things in common. They are made up of extremely caring, passionate volunteers who work tirelessly to save pets' lives. Unfortunately, they all spend their days cleaning up the messes of irresponsible dog and cat owners, and trying to prevent new messes by educating the public about the responsibility of dog and cat ownership and the importance of spay and neuter.
Even purebred dogs and cats end up in animal shelters because they were purchased at a pet store or from a dog breeder, and then they were no longer able to be cared for. Perhaps someone moved or died, or the pet grew too large. There are many reasons a pet ends up in need of a home.
All rescue groups, SPCAs and humane societies deserve our most sincere gratitude for making this world a better place for dogs and cats!

Pet Adoption is the loving option!

So, you want to adopt a pet, huh? Great idea! Here are a few reasons why pet adoption is the loving option:

Saving Lives: Whether you adopt a pet from a local animal shelter or a rescue organization, humane society or SPCA, you're saving lives. That's right: lives, as in more than one. I know, I know…you only want to adopt one dog or cat, right?

Adoption saves more than just the life of the pet you adopt. If you adopt from an animal shelter, you're making room for another dog or cat, or you're allowing other dogs or cats at the shelter to be kept for a longer period of time, giving them a better shot at being adopted.

If you adopt from a humane society, an SPCA or a rescue organization, you're allowing that organization to rescue another dog or cat for adoption at a public shelter, which, of course, saves the life of that little guy plus the lives of others at that shelter by creating space so new pets can be kept longer. As you can see, adoption is truly a continuous cycle of saving lives and it's the right thing to do!
You know what you're getting (especially if you adopt an adult): There are a lot of things to consider when you're deciding what kind of personality your new family member should have. When you adopt an adult dog or cat from a pet rescue, humane society or animal shelter instead of buying a puppy or kitten at a dog breeder or a pet store, what you see is what you get. Their personality is already developed, and you'll be able to spot the characteristics you're looking for much more easily than with a puppy or kitten.

Pet rescue organizations, as well as many animal shelter SPCAs and humane societies provide adoption counseling, and are able to assess the personality of each dog or cat for adoption and carefully match you up with the right one for your lifestyle. With a puppy or kitten, there is a lot more guesswork involved. Sure, you can train your puppy or kitten on certain behaviors, but other traits (like activity level) seem to be inherent in each individual.

Want to adopt a dog or cat who will instantly fit in with your family? That's easy when you adopt an adult from a humane society or SPCA, or from a rescue organization or animal shelter!

Pet adoption = an instant friend for life: Ask anybody who has adopted a pet, and they'll swear their bond with their rescued pal is as deep as they come. When you open your heart and your home to a pet who needs help, they really do show their appreciation for the rest of their life!

Dogs or cats who have been uprooted from their homes, or have had difficult beginnings are likely to bond completely and deeply with their new human caretakers, whom they regard as heroes.

Pups and kitties who find themselves in the shelter or at a rescue because of a death or other tragedy in their former human family usually go through a mourning period. Once they are adopted, however, they usually want nothing more than to please their new hero---YOU! No matter what circumstances brought them to the rescue, most cats and dogs for adoption are exceptionally affectionate and attentive, and make extremely loyal companions.

Training and Socialization: Many rescue organizations use foster homes, where puppies and kittens for adoption are socialized with children and other dogs and cats, and given basic obedience training before they go to their new homes.

Many dogs and cats in animal shelters and humane societies are already housebroken, trained and ready to go! As an added bonus, many organizations offer post-adoption workshops and training classes. When you adopt from these animal shelters, you'll have their continued support to help you through any rough spots you face during your dog or and cat's transition.

A smarter option than buying a puppy or kitten from a backyard dog breeder or pet store: No matter how "reputable" you think your local pet store is, they are almost surely getting their puppies and kittens from one of two sources: 1) a "backyard" cat or dog breeder, or 2) a puppy mill.

The majority of purebred dogs and cats are the product of irresponsible "backyard" kitten and puppy breeders. These are people who make some easy cash by breeding their purebred dogs and cats and they often also sell puppies and kittens through the newspaper classified ads.

Remember if you buy a dog or buy a cat that most of these backyard dog breeders and cat breeders don't know about breeding for favorable health and temperament qualities, and they don't know how to raise a properly socialized litter. Many of these little dogs and cats are weaned from their mothers way too soon.

Sometimes, a backyard dog breeder turns into small-time puppy mill to increase their supply so you can buy a dog from a pet store and they can make a higher profit. What are puppy mills? A puppy mill is basically a purebred puppy factory farm where the puppies are just churned out as fast as they can and then sold to pet stores. The dogs are kept in small cages and forced to breed at unhealthy rates… it's all about the money. Female dogs in puppy mills are made to have several litters per year, which is extremely dangerous and cruel. Each purebred puppy mill produces several different breeds for pet stores, and pays little attention to the specific health and genetic diseases due to inbreeding. Genetic health testing is almost unheard of and mass-producing pets for profit is the bottom line. In the worst puppy mills, horrifying conditions are the norm.

How can you stop puppy mills? There is only one way. Take away their profits. Remember before you buy a dog or cat that adoption is the most humane option!


Monday, July 23, 2012

Dogs on Pintrest

Gotta love Shih Tzus!!  where is my face???   team work! LOL

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