Ever wonder what you can make out of those cool wooden pallets you see laying behind the dumpster at a commercial building or grocery store? ETSY designer PROJECTrodrigo has the answer. Upcycle a found wooden pallet and build a dog bed out of it-viola!
You can order a pallet bed with a cushion made to order cushion with or without casters for $ 225.00 . This is a great price considering each bed is made-to order and build by hand.
Style Tip: Take this one step further and stencil your dogs name in industrial font on the front or sides of the bed for a personalized look Have fun changing up the cushion for the different seasons. Think light breathable fabrics or jewel tones for holiday.
Celebrity Pet Fashion Stylist and Pet Style Blogger, Dara Foster just signed a new deal with Scholastic Books to continue the popular Now You See It! PupStyle children’s book series. The 5th book title in the series, PupStyle When I Grow Up will be published in the fall of 2017 and available through Scholastic Book Fairs, Clubs and major book retailers
Dara Foster is working her pet fashion styling magic dressing up dogs to show kids what they can be “when they grow up”! From Fashion Designer to Firefighter, this book will inspire kids to think about the endless possible career paths they can follow when they grow up.
Dogs and children’s alike love the PupStyle series! Regular clients at Jo-Mar Grooming on Long Island, NY are hugs fans of the books and love being read to as part of their pampering.
Luxury watch maker Shinola Detroit is known for its strong passion for community and the human spirit. Their zelus commitment to community and quality is common cocktail party chatter around Detroit suburbs and metro cities nationwide. Shinola is bringing the glory of manufacturing back to D-town with new hope, jobs, pride and extremely high-quality luxury pet products designed in collaboration with famed fashion photographer Bruce Weber.
BRUCE WEBER COLLECTION
Bruce Weber famous for his All-American sexy Abercrombie and Fitch ads incorporating pets with American lifestyles, collaborated with Shinola Pet to create a new line of high quality, luxury dog beds and collars. The overall feel of the collection is timeless luxury with clean, contemporary lines, neutral colors and soft textures. Their pet collection is a fun brand extension so you can now add a little Shinola luxury to the whole family including the dog.
The Large Dog Bed in Briquette is classic, sturdy, soft and luxurious. A water resistant cotton cover (great for any accidents or puppies in training) is filled with goose feathers for a soft, cozy slumber. They were smart to design this with a water-resistant, breathable and bacteria resistant inner liner that protects the feathers and down at a retail price of $230.00.
Shinola’s Signature Foot Ball Collar screams Detroit with classy quality you expect from a luxury brand. The design has a unisex feeling yet leans a little more on masculine side. The brown color is ideal for every day wear and can easily be paired with any color of clothing for easy fashion styling. It’s made from Wickett & Craig’s vegetable-tanned bridle leather and topped off with solid brass hardware for longevity and style. It features a leather keeper and includes a stylish Shinola branded dog tag on the collar. Available in sizes from XS-XL and retails for $80.00.
The Signature Foot Ball Leash is almost mandatory to pair up with the Signature Foot Ball Collar. It’s made from the same Wickett & Craig’s vegetable-tanned bridle leather and brass hardware as the leash to create a cohesive and timeless look. Like all of Shinola’s products they are designed with intelligence and timeless creativity. The leash also includes an elegant “When Nature Calls Pouch” to carry your pick-up bags while on a walk with your dog and retails for $130.00.
PupStyle parents demand the best for their dog from premium food to fashion and rarely do I stumble upon a luxury brand like TruPet that serves up both!!!
TruePet was founded by the passionate social media maven, Lauri R. Taylor after losing a Great Dane named Truman from cancer at too young of an age. On a quest to develop the most natural, healthiest dog food possible, she created TruDog made from freeze dried real meat. No veggies or fillers, just solid meat and manufactured in the USA (mega bonus!). TruDog brand has been so successful making dogs healthy they’ve expanded into pet fashion and even oral care for fresh kisses!
Check out some of their cool products below and use promo code DARA 15 to for %15 off the entire store.
Doggy Lux dog collars by TruDog are true pet luxury. The leather is imported from Milan and crafted into dog collars dawned with 18k gold hardware and Swarvoski Crystals. They have a great selection of colors ranging from jewel tones beautiful blues to complement any dogs coat $149.00-209.00.
Orapup Starter Kit is a fun way to care for your dogs breath and oral care over all. The Starter kit also comes with a 2oz bottle of Lickies which is loaded with natural enzymes with anti-plaque benefits to keep teeth white and shiny for the camera $19.99.
TruDog Boost Me meal enhancer is a great way to introduce the raw meat diet to your dog by sprinkling it on just about anything as a meal enhancer or training treat. I love the idea of using this a healthy reward for teaching your dog to wear clothes or pose for the camera $12.99.
The Urban Lumber Jack fashion trend started by Brooklyn hipsters has now spread to dogs. Yes, your dog can match your favorite plaid flannel shirt so you both can look cool without going cheesy. What’s next dog Kombucha tea and no shave November for dogs?
Inspired by the simplicity and utility of the classic shirt jacket, Rover Boutique has designed the ideal coat to match your urban lumber jack cravings. Made from super warm mammoth flannel and faux shearling lining for extra comfort and warmth, this coat will keep your pooch hip and stylish.
This comes in sizes XS to XL so the big boys can hip and cool. All that’s needed is a beard and some nerd glasses and the look is complete $70.00.
If you are a crafter, sewer, knitter you have heard of Columbia Minerva as you roam through the yarn and thread isles at a craft store. They were early PupStylers and didn’t even know it!
Minerva understood the value of incorporating dogs in advertising and marketing to sell fashion. If a pretty model is holding a cute Maltese near here face, the dog just makes the model even more beautiful and harder to forget the brand. Right on Minerva!
Why not give your fur baby and yourself a lasting holiday goodie? A stylish dog/cat bed is an investment in your dogs comfort and happiness as well as your viewing pleasure.
The PupStyle method of pet home decor is to coordinate your pet’s home furnishing to match your current interior home design taste. No need to settle for dog bone printed dog beds if that’s not your style.
Naps Design on Easy.com makes these really cool modern yet timeless dog beds from felt. They are handmade and for an additional $20.64 they will build your pets name into the bed. The cushion inserts are come in neutral and contrasting colors and look quite snugly. Dog/Cat beds start at $85.81.
Nothing barks PupStyle louder than chic winter gloves with dog in the palms of your hands. Walking your dog in style just got warmer thanks to TalkingGloves in Istanbul, Turkey. They hand craft these sassy accessories from a soft lambswool blend making them soft and toasty.
Most of the designs are unisex in style and color and both kids and adults love them. They make a great holiday gift and fashion piece. The minimalist dog shapes keep them looking clean and modern.
Pair these with a plaid or checked scarf and your favorite torn jeans and leather boots for a perfect fall/winter look! They also offer cat versions for the feline lovers out there so it’s easy one stop gift shopping.
The fingerless gloves are ideal for the multi tasking dog walker. You can keep a tight grip on the leash, easily pull out pick-up bags from your pocket and answer texts all while flawlessly drinking a latte.
A really special gift at $36 plus shipping and handling.
The holiday’s are quickly approaching and I am always on the look out for unique, gifty ideas that also give back to animal charities. I tracked down the ideal adult holiday gift just about any dog dog lover would appreciate. Hand over a bottle of Chateau La Paws Chardonnay to a dog rescue advocate/party hostess and the conversation will start flowing like wine!
This brand is dedicated to funding no-kill shelters and spreading the adoption message through their cash donations and packaging. The labels feature a rotating cast of 28 different shelter dogs with stories of a few also on their web site.
“In 2015 Chateau La Paws™ & Diageo Chateau & Estates are donating $100,000 to North Shore Animal League America to help fund the great work that they do to rescue, nurture, and adopt as many dogs as possible.” says their “Our Cause” page.
North Shore Animal League is extra special to the PupStyle crew because our current CEO, Mr. Oliver was for former resident. North Shore Animal League rescued Oliver from a puppy mill down south and gave him amazing medical care until I adopted him.
Of course, I can’t fully recommend a fine wine without sampling it myself, so I paired a bottle of their Sauvignon Blanc with brie, sough dough crusty bread and red organic grapes. It was delicious! It has gentle fruit flavors of pineapple, kumquat and peach blossom creating a nice balance between sweet and savory.
A 750 ML bottle will only set you back $12.99 and you’ll feel extra good as you toast to the new year while helping shelter pets. Cheers PupStylers!!
The Handicapped Pets Foundation is and amazing organization dedicated to extending the life of Handicapped Pets by helping them move; getting the exercise they need to live long, happy, healthy lives!
Handscappedpets.com recently ran a dog model calendar contest with over 37,000 votes! I bet you didn’t know there were so many active special need pet parents out there did ya? We are overjoyed that special needs pets are finally getting the attention they deserve and are being rescued in higher number than ever before.
This touches a special place in our hearts at PupStyle because PupStyle Sticker Book model “Oscar Madison” and is sister “Tiki” are winners! CONGRATULATIONS OSCAR!!!
Oscar was a death row doggie and saved just in the neck of time. He went from death row to poster dog for wheelchair dogs gaining nationwide attention and fame! Check out his story here on Buzzed.com by his mana, C. Merry Ceres.
You can sign up to pre-order the beautiful 2016 HandicappedPets.com calendar today which will begin shipping soon! These make a great holiday gifts! Who doesn’t need a new calendar each year anyway?
Oscar’s parents created a very heartwarming behind the scenes video of my Sticker Book photo shoot with Oscar. This little guy is so special and faster than a Greyhound on wheels! It was a fun challenge to style him and keep the breaks on so the little dude wouldn’t go flying off the set.
If you would like to order the PupStyle Sticker Book featuring the inspiring “Oscar Madison” as “Astro Rocket Dog” click here at Amazon.com
I hope this calendar and story about Oscar will inspire you to help spread the word about how handicapped dog can live fabulous, fulfilling lives! Next time you are thinking about adopting a rescue pet, consider earning your angel wings by giving hope and a bright future to a special need pet.