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Founder PupStyle.com & Pet Fashion Stylist

Wine to the Pet Rescue!

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!

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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.

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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.

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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!!

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37,000 People Vote to Pick Handicapped Dog Models for Calendar

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!

Coke (Michael Baines)

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.

Hayden (Tracey Fowler)

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 (Rich Van Banschoten)

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.

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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?

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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

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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.

Lulis (Jhan Lampkin)

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Uncap It Corgi! 3D Printed Dog Bottle Opener and Key Chain

Let’s be honest, Corgi’s are famous for their cute butts and I think 3D designer Eric Ho agrees. He’s taken the Corgi butt fetish to a whole new level with his genius bottle opener design. This cool 3D printed Corgi shaped bottle opener is coated in 24K gold and hangs on a key chain for stylish unlocking too.

This is is the ultimate unique gift for a Corgi lover or design junkie. Great price at $29!

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It’s Time to Show Off YOUR Dog’s Natural Character!

This is a sponsored post by PUPSTYLE.COM and these opinions are 100% my own.

As dog owners, we know dogs are one-of-a-kind natural characters whether they ride a skateboard, practice Yoga or strut around in a dapper bowtie. They make us smile, laugh and even feel better when we are sick. Regardless of what makes your dog a unique character, it’s worth sharing with the rest of the world to put a smile on someone’s face today.

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Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance® Pet Foods is traveling across the continent to meet as many dogs with character as possible. You can join the fun by sharing your pet’s pic at NaturalCharacters.com. If you let your friends and family know, they can like the pic or share it on social, helping your furry pal become a featured pet in your region!

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uploaded a photo of Oliver, wrote his character description, and voila! The campaign has begun! It’s extremely quick and simple to get started.

You start by going to NaturalCharacters.com and clicking on the region you live in in the United States or in Canada and upload your pet photo. You can even add a short description explaining why your fur-baby is a natural character, which can really help land you likes! Once uploaded, it’s time to start spreading the news on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter using #NaturalCharacters.

Have fun and don’t forget to LIKE Oliver!

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Crossword Junkies Rejoice-Scrabble Letter Dog Tags

Nerd dogs, bust out your black rimmed hipster eye glasses and pop on a Scrabble letter I.D. tag for the intelligent way to be returned home.

It’s not clear if these Scrabble letter dog tags will turn your dog a brilliant puzzle master, but they are a guaranteed conversation piece, lightweight and make you look super eco-friendly.

ScarletteandCo has upcycled gaming and created these customized dog tags from authentic scrabble tiles  you can order with your dogs name and phone number printed on one side.

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You get to pick out fav design then the designers at ScarlettandCo go to town designing your cool tag on a letter you choose. Quite a bargain  and great STYLE at $8.95

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Independence Day DOG Fashion!

It’s FLICKER Friday!!!

Happy 4th of July weekend PupStylers!  We thought we would put a smile on your face and give you a little Independence Day dog fashion inspiration from our friends at Flicker.  Please remember to think of your dogs health and safety first and foremost when dressing your pet. Have a wonderful holiday America!

The Spirit of Independence

Patriotic Hound

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Funny Doggie Doo Decal-It’s All About Where You Stick It!

Esty.com is always a treasure trove of creativity and humor. Decaliciouscom based in Sacramento, CA has created a a funny vinyl decal of a dog doing what all dogs naturally do but they cleverly placed it smack on the back of Apple’s iPad. Given the drop in the quality of Apple products since Steve’s death, I am sure a lot of disgruntled Apple users will find this sticker intelligently placed.

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However, this decal can be placed on your car, computer, window or any other place you want to stick it. This decal is also a nice reminder to “pick-it-up”! This slice of humor can be yours for $2.25

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Embrace Your Dogs Wild Side-Even When He Wears A Wig

This is a sponsored post by PupStyle and these opinions are 100% my own.

Contrary to outer appearances, the smallest toy dog breeds – even the ones who might on occasion wear bowties and top hats – are still related to the mighty wolf.

So despite the style choices, these dogs still require a diet resembling what their ancestors ate in the wild. PupStyle.com CEO, Mr. Oliver is no exception and became super WILD and frisky after his recent protein packed Natural Balance® Wild Pursuit™ lunch.

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The high-protein kibble, with 20 grams of protein, means Oliver can maintain his healthy waistline for all of the summer fashion photo shoots and still have the energy to scope out other dogs to boss around.

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Oliver is so wild after his tasty  lunch that he’s attempting to hack the nutrition code of Natural Balance® Wild Pursuit™.

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Natural Balance® Wild Pursuit™ makes Oliver so happy he forgets he having a bad hair day and eating out of a can instead of a plate-GASP!

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Natural Balance® Wild Pursuit™ puts Oliver so in touch with his wild side that he completely forgets his manners and mistakes tires for trees…OOPS!

Natural Balance® Wild Pursuit™ is formulated to satisfy your dog’s wild side and even the most pampered pet’s ancestral cravings.

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