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A Jorge dog makeover – from Funky to Spunky!

One of my favorite superstar groomers – Jorge Bendersky (the one and only “Jorge”) takes this little shelter pup Lhasa Apso “Spunky” from a matted mess to an honored guest! We love that he not only takes the time to give the dog a makeover but also stresses that you hug the dog throughout the process. I don’t know about you – but if my hairstylist hugged me and told me I was good – their tips would reflect that fact! Continue reading

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Dara Foster’s Pupstylish Holiday Gift List

Naughty or Nice your pup needs stylish presents this Holiday season!

‘Tis the season to stock up on gifts for your favorite furry friend. And Dara Foster has made a list and checked it twice fully of stylish gifts for both naughty and nice. Dara Foster’s Pupstylish Holiday Gift list was originally published in the National Enquirer this week and in the spirit of the season we are sharing it with you for all your holiday gift giving needs. Happy Holidays from the whole team at PupStyle!

Mascot Scarves for Dogs
1. MASCOT SCARF-$24

  • This is a great, affordable holiday gift for all sizes of dogs-especially the big guys!
  • It easily slips on over the head and can be worn all winter long for years to come and layered with coats and sweaters
  • It’s a great alternative for dogs who prefer not to wear clothes.

Izzy YumYum Haus
2. IZZY HAUS-$14

  • This beautiful dog treat looks so delicious you’ll want to eat it yourself!
  • Made of all natural ingredients and does double duty as a x-mas ornament.
  • Perfect for hanging on a tree or by the fireplace then served up as a snack on x-mas

Turkey Drum Stick Toy
3. TURKEY BONE DRUM STICK CHEW TOY $9.95

  • By famed Vermont Artist Stephen Huneck
  • If your dog is prone to hijacking the holiday turkey from the counter, try keeping him busy with this
    chewable work of art by artist Stephen Huneck
  • Stephen Huneck not only famous for his iconic dog art paintings, but is also the founder of the Dog
    Chapel in St. Johnsbury, Vermont
  • This yummy toy has a hole for stuffing snackies to keep him entertained while you dine on the real deal

Molly Mutt Duvet
4. MOLLY MUTT DOG DUVET & STUFF SACK-$38

  • Don’t worry about hiding this dog bed during holiday parties, it’s high-style and affordable
  • This doggie duvet cover can revitalize an old dog bed or you can “stuff it” with old clothes, blankets,
    towels or what ever soft fabrics you have laying around.
  • Friendly to the environment since you can recycle old fabrics that you might otherwise throw away

Pepper & Tanky Perfume
5. PEPPER & TANKY DOG PERFUME-$44

  • When someone says “gosh, you smell like your dog” take it as a compliment!
  • This dog perfume smells like a yummy combo of flowers and fruit and is the ultimate holiday gift for your beloved
  • Perfect for eliminating doggie odor in between baths or spa appointments and smells so good you’ll
    want to give it a try-no joke!

Daisy Couture Collar Wallets

6. DAISY COUTURE DOG COLLAR WALLETS-$8.95

  • Finally, a wallet designed for your dog that they can wear
  • These stylish little wallets attach to any dog collar and are designed to hold your pets I.D tag, house key or cash
  • Great alternative to the tacky fanny packs for treat stashing while on your daily walks

Fou Fou Parkas
7. FOUFOU DOG SKI PARKA-$30

  • Keep your chilly-dog warm and cozy this winter with a quilted and fleece lined winter parka
  • These pupstylish coats are designed to dogs of all sizes from Chihuahuas to Greyhounds

Wet Noz bowls
8. WET NOZ STUDIO BOWLS-$4-9

  • Pet feeders so cool they’ve been known to be used by humans as salad bowls!
  • These hip, plastic bowls have a handle for easy in-the-bag scooping and non-skid feet to prevent dish traveling while your pet chows down
  • Unbeatable style and price

Bullyware Evil Elf
9. BULLYWARE EVIL ELF SOCIETY T-SHIRT-$36

  • Harness your dogs inner “Evil Elf” this holiday by joining the “Evil Elf Society”
  • These tees are guaranteed to turn heads and get a laugh from anyone who sees them
  • All cotton with a flash of silver
  • A fun, unique way to dress up your dog for the holidays without going with the traditional santa hat

Shabby Dog Cuff Collar
10. THE SHABBY DOG HANDS FREE WALKING WRIST CUFF-$40 , COLLAR-$36-56 & LEASH-$88

  • Patent leather wrist cuff designed for hands-free walking for small dogs
  • So sassy you’ll use it as an accessory for yourself
  • Can use with any basic leash
  • Wouldn’t recommend for using on big dogs who might pull hard and take you down to the ground
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Dara Foster’s Pupstylish Valentine’s Gift Guide

Pet Style expert Dara Foster unleashes a pack of great Valentine’s gift ideas for your pet

Dara Foster\'s PupStylish Valentines Day Gift Guide

For this Valentine’s day, PupStyle your pooch to show them some extra lovin’!

Don’t leave the dogs out when it comes to Valentine’s celebrations. Get ready to spoil your pooch with some stylish heart-themed FASHION & COLLARS, HARNESSES & TAGS, HOME INTERIOR, TREATS & EATS, GROOMING & TOYS that won’t go stale after Valentine’s Day is over.

Join Pet Style Expert and PupStyle.com Co-Founder, Dara Foster for a look at some fun and creative ways to celebrate your unconditional love for your dog.

FASHION & COLLARS

Dogo Design- Endless Love sweatshirt $25
Snugly and sweet never goes out of style and you’re guaranteed both with this Pup-Stylish heart sweatshirt from Dogo. Affordable fashion & warmth during winter’s frigid temperatures. This detailed sweatshirt is designed with quality at a very sweet price and has nice roomy arms holes for total comfort.
Available at: Trixie and Peanut

26 Bars And A Band Avant Garde™ Heart Print Retractable Leash $39
Stay connected with your sweetheart by attaching them to this heart print retractable leash. A fresh take on the traditional retractable leashes and a must-have for active city dogs who need extra range during their walks. Available in two sizes and holds up to 29 lbs… making this a great leash choice for small dogs.
Available at: 26BarsAndABand.com

Fetchers & Fighters Pink Sparkling Collar $35
Add a splash of highlight color to your beloved with this eye-catching sparkly pink collar. These “vegan” collars are available in a wide range of sizes and colors and look amazing on any dog. They are also water-proof and great for transitioning into wet Spring weather.

Available at: FetchersandFighters.com

HARNESSES & TAGS

Poochee Dog-Heart Beat step-in harness $58
Step-in and get ready to step-out in style! Ultra simple “step-in” design fits all sizes without needing to fuss with buckles. Made out of animal friendly materials this is a fantastic gift even if you don’t know the gift recipient’s size!
Available at: HauteDogBoutique.com

Cleopatra personalized Alpha Letters & Heart Of Gold I.D. Tags $15-29
Part of loving your dog is keeping him safe, so deck him out in a cool personalized tag by Cleopatra. These I.D. tags can be personalized with a name and emergency contact phone number on the back for total safety and style. Tags are something your dog wears every day, so make it something you enjoy looking at. Choose from collection of colorful enamel tags accented with 22K Gold or lead-free Pewter. Lasting style for a low price and a gift for all seasons.
Available at: trixieandpeanut.com

HOME INTERIOR

WetNoz Studio Bowl $4-9
The quickest path to your dogs heart is through their stomach – why not touch their heart with one of these contemporary and innovative Studio Bowls. A dish you won’t want to hide when guests arrive and might secretly want to share. It’s light weight, has an easy to grip handle, and non-skid feet to prevent dish scooting. Sizes range from 1 to 5 cup serving sizes for all appetites.
Available at WetNoz.com

Custom photo canvas artwork $59-$109

We treasure our dogs like priceless works of art, so why not turn them into one? You’ll become a total gift hero when you present your loved one with a blown-up photo of their pet printed on canvas and stretched over a wooden frame. Simply e-mail any digital photo, select a size and in a few days you’ll have your own personal masterpiece. A memorable gift for yourself or anyone who ever loved a pet.
Available at: CanvasOnDemand.com

TREATS & EATS

The Organic Dog Biscuit Cook Book by Jessica Talley $12.24
This makes a unique gift for any dog lover who loves to bake. Instead of giving out candy kisses, show your dog some love with home-made, organic treats. This can be a fun winter activity for the whole family and this book includes over 100 simple, healthy, organic recipes. You can turn the biscuits you make into gifts for other dogs. You’ll never fail to impress a dog owner with home-made dog treats as a gift!
Available at: Amazon.com

Bubba Rose Biscuit Company-Carob & Peanut butter treats $12.50
If you don’t have time to bake home-made dog biscuits check out the Bubba Rose Biscuit Company’s Pugs & Kisses Valentine’s gift sets. Created by the Organic Dog Biscuit Cook book author Jessica Talley . These all natural, %100 organic, carob and peanut butter cookies are so yummy you’ll want to take a bite yourself! Each gift set includes 5 cookies and a beautiful hand-printed and letter pressed cards.
Available at: BubbaRoseBiscuit Co.

DogToids breath fresheners by Bamboo $4.50
At last, an after dinner Valentine’s breath mint for Fido! Now, you’ll appreciate more “pleasant” licks from your pooch. DogToids breath fresheners are little treats that are meaty flavored for dogs yet loaded with fresh parsley to freshen your dogs breath. They come in a handy to carry tin can for easy travels.

For local retailers check: BambooPet.com

GROOMING & TOYS

Sexy Beast Fragrance- $50
Finally when someone says “you smell like your dog”, you’ll take it as a compliment! Sexy Beast has created a truly beautiful, uinsex, sophisticated-yet not stuffy, fragrance that you and your dog can share. The fragrance is carefully formulated for dog’s sensitive sense of smell and balanced just right for the human. Low alcohol, hypo-allergenic and paraben-free.
Available at: SexyBeastStyle.com


Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff-Strawberry Treat Spot $10.45
For some play time, share sweet strawberries that won’t leave a mess on your floor and will keep Rover entertained for hours. This activity toy is as beautiful as it is tough. It has a “spot” for stashing a special Valentine’s treat. If you can’t be together this will help ease the separation anxiety by entertaining your dog with independent play. It’s made in the USA by a great friendly eco-company in Maine. All materials are non-toxic and can be recycled with ordinary household materials when finished.
Available at: Planet Dog

Lani Dig Your Dog Spa Treatments $18.95
Before snuggling up together at the end of a long Valentine’s Day, give your dog an “at home” spa treatment with Lani Dig Your Dog shampoo & Conditioner. Loaded with tons of natural skin and coat softening ingredients, this shampoo and conditioner will leave your dog’s coat silky smooth and smelling great. Available in dog friendly scents like Park, Wood and Beach.
Available at LaniDigYourDog.com

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Banish puppy stink with Aroma Paws deodorant products

We don’t pretend to be grooming experts at Pupstyle, but we do know a good product when we smell one. The nice folks at Aroma Paws sent us a few products to try out which came in handy last week when our Jack Russell “Flo” decided to take her own “aroma bath” in a dead Mole. The horrible smell was so strong it made the paint on our walls bubble up. To start we lit up one of their All Natural Soy candles to cover up Flo’s very own All Natural Mole-Aroma while filling the tub. Once the bath was ready we grabbed some of the Mandarin Green Tea Luxury Dog Shampoo and Conditioner and gave Flo a good coat scrub. The smell was quite nice and subtle while definitely doing away with Flo’s funk. In fact, my kids liked the smell so much they asked if they could take a bath in it too!

Aroma Paws products are all natural, chemical-free, pH balanced and eco-friendly. All of their products can be ordered online thru the Aromapaws.com site.

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Juicy Crittoure makes a splash in the Dog Beauty Market

Within the past year Juicy Couture has been making significant inroads into the dog apparel marketplace – applying the same formula that brought them such fortune in womens wear. And now taking another cue from the womens division – they are releasing a Fragrance and Beauty line specifically for dogs – Juicy Crittoure. The launch line consists of Shampoo, Conditioner, Aromatic Spray, Paw Polish, Perfume and limited edition gift sets. The in-house writers at Juicy Headquarters must have worked triple overtime with puns ranging from Shampooch to Coif Fur to Pawfum and beyond! The line will be sold online exclusively by Neiman Marcus.

Check out the promo-video for the line introduction:

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Less mess dog towel from Soggy Dog

Don’t flog that soggy dog! No need to freak out any more when your puppy comes bursting through the door with muddy paws from a romp in the park. The Soggy Dog has the ultimate towel/mitt that can make clean up quick and easy. This handy dandy towel has a pocket for your hand to slip into so you can hold on to rover with one hand while the other wipes off dirty paws and bellies. The fabric is super absorbent and is easy to stash in your car or bag when you’re on the go. It also has a loop on one end that you should be able to use for hanging it near your door or on a hook, but unless you live in a house with door knobs the size of peas that feature is useless. Nonetheless messy paws are easily banished with this Chocolate and Blue mess catcher priced at $31.95 and available at A Bone to Pick.

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$3000/bottle perfume for your dog from VIP Les Poochs

Do the holidays have you stressing and guessing what to buy the dog who has everything? Well if you are running out of extravagant options consider your problem solved! Bridging a delicate gap; this gift says both “I love you” and “you stink” in one fell swoop. The extremely rare and expensive V.I.P. dog parfum from Les Poochs clocks in at $3000 for this 4oz bottle of exotic and beautiful fragrance. The parfum is derived from flower petals of the extremely rare Osmanthus flower. It takes up to two years to grow enough Osmanthus petals to obtain enough oil for 4 ounces of the fragrance. And as a cost cutting measure you can share the fragrance as well! People will be cuddling up close you and your pup to catch a whiff of your exclusive Osmanthus scents. Available by invitation only at Les Poochs.

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You & Your Dog Cleaning Kit from Aesop

Fancy Aussie botanicalist Aesop has been pumping out exotic cleansers and moisturizers for years. Now they take on inter-species hygiene with their You & Your Dog Cleansing Kit. A two bottle set finely tuned for delicate care of skin and fur. For the two-legged family members get spic-n-span with their Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser which comes packed with botanical extracts of Ylang Ylang, Wild Lime and Bergamot. While your four-legged family members can spruce up with exceptionally gentle Extracts of Lemon Rind, Tea Tree and Spearmint Leaf that will keep even the most sensitive hide iritation-free and stroke-ably soft. Priced at $64.50 this cleaning kit will make for a happier and more fragrant family pack.

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