Now You See It! PupStyle When I Grow Up His Shelves

As a follow up to my successful book series Now You See It! PupStyle and Now You See It! t PupStyle: Red Carpet Pups the dogs are back and dressed to impressed as various career professionals you can be when you grow up. Learn about what it means to be a fashion designer, doctor, soft wear developer and other important jobs.

Watch our for my latest  book, Now You See It! PupStyle When I Grow Up at your Scholastic Book Fairs and Club order forms (the nostalgic old school order form kids get from school).


 

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Dara Foster’s 2016 Holiday Gift Ideas For Your Dog

Did you know that 63% of American house holds have pets? Dog gifts this holiday season are all about personalization, customization and keeping them safe and healthy.

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From human-grade dog food tailored for your specific dog delivered right to your door, to dog DNA test kits that not only give you the fluffy breed reveal, but teach you about potential genetic diseases for your dog. It’s all about caring for your dog as an unique individual not just as generic breed or dog.

Check out my latest TV appearance on the Morning Blend and holiday gift pet gift ideas below. Happy shopping PupStylers!

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Nature’s Art Turned Into Elegant Personalized Dog Chews

I doubt most of us look at animal bones or Elk antler as as chewable art for dogs, but Heather Crowe the Founder of Charlie Bax does! She walks through the woods and stumbles upon a naturally shed Elk Antler found on the ground and sees a canvas for engraving.

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PupStyle CEO Oliver is excited dig into his personalized antler, but it’s almost to pretty to destroy. I am choosing to keep mine on a decorative shelf as an art pice and memorial for my dog that I can keep forever.

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Most deer and elk shed their antlers during March and April, a time when their testosterone levels are generally at the lowest. The shedding process takes about 2-3 weeks leaving sculptural antlers for artists to turn into personalized dog chews and candles.

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Charlie Bax is a artisan collection of bone ware for the home and family dog that makes for an elegant holiday gift for both pets and parents.

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Choose your own size and one of of their available fonts (custom fonts available for additional cost – and your chewable art will be shipped directly to your doorstep.

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The antlers are very good for dental hygiene and are great at removing plaque from your dogs teeth too! A truly unique gift that will make your loved one go “woof” or “WOW”.

Prices range from $32.00 for a small to $48 for an X-Large.

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Become The Dog – 5 Artful Animal Halloween Masks

Looking like a dog never looked so good thanks to the artistic work of Miesmesa Berni! If you’ve ever researched the web under the search terms “adult Halloween dog masks” what you likely find are tons of pictures of Clifford The Big Red Dog and cartoonish rubber dog head masks that will creep out children. That is a big “No, No”. Instead, spend a little time searching around on ETSY.com and Pinterest.com for unique, handmade animal masks that no one else will be wearing.

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Check out 5 artful animal Halloween masks hand sculpted out of paper mache by the ETSY.com artist Miesmesa Berni. Each mask ships from Latvia  with prices ranging from $58-158 plus shipping. Hit up a local vintage or second hand clothing store for clothing and accessories to wear with the mask. After Halloween, display your beautiful mask on a shelf or hang it on a wall hook.

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Pet Perfect Home – Discussion With Dara Foster in Pittsburgh Magazine

PupStyle.com Founder, Dara Foster chats with Pittsburg Magazine about the growing nationwide trend of home owners & pet parents custom designing and remodeling their homes to be pet friendly. Check out the article below!

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“The Johnsons and their home are part of a larger trend emerging nationwide, says Dara Foster, pet stylist, contributor to NBC’s “Today” and other TV shows and founder of PupStyle.com. The move toward more pet-friendly home design is linked to a cultural shift occurring over the last few years, she says. “We used to call ourselves ‘pet owners.’ Now, it’s ‘pet parents,’” Foster says. “It’s a full-on lifestyle. We treat them like children.”

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“As the trend of catering to pets through home design continues to grow, Foster expects even more creative options to emerge.
“This is just the tip of the iceberg,” she says. “It’s just getting bigger and more lavish by the minute.”

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See more at: http://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/Pittsburgh-Magazine/October-2016/Pet-Perfect-Homes-Its-All-in-the-De-Tails/#sthash.sasXQws4.dpuf

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Pet Tech Wearable Market Will Soar to 2.5 billion in the Next 10 Years – Hello LINK AKC

Stylish, tech loving pet parents can finally breath a sigh relief thanks to brilliant fashion designers at LINK AKC™ who combined smart home, wearable and mobile technologies together to create a leather collar even Vogue’s Anna Wintour  can’t hate on. A new report released by Transparency Market Research is estimating the pet tech wearable market will be worth 2.5 billion in the next 10 years and overall pet spending is forecasted to increase 50% by 2020. 

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The LINK AKC™ smart collar and app represents the new movement in the quickly growing pet tech wearables category to capture the fashion conscious consumer who will spare no expense to monitor their dogs lifestyle while looking stylish and classy at the same time.  Both the collar and app were designed by Link AKC’s dog-loving team of fashion, tech, mobile and canine experts. What makes PupStyle.com editors giddy, is that it’s the first smart collar we’ve seen made of beautiful, high quality, durable latigo leather.

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The LINK AKC smart collar is the only convex-shaped  smart device designed to fit the natural shape of a dog’s neck. It’s endorsed by American Kennel Club which will give them a huge leg up in the pet space.
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The collar has some neat innovative features including a remote-controlled light that you can turn on to help you see your dog at night. This is extremely handy for tracking down your dog in the dark if you loose track of him/her or just keeping safe while on your night and early morning walks. This collar does just about everything you need including a feature that allows you to post pics from the collar to your dogs personal FaceBook and social media pages.

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Features include:

  • GPS and location tracking: The LINK AKC smart collar gives dog owners peace of mind with the ability to track the dog’s location with the push of a button and to set custom notification alerts if the dog becomes loose.
  • Activity monitoring and insights: The LINK AKC smart collar provides insightful activity recommendations to help owners take a more informed role in managing their dogs’ wellness. Owners can monitor and track their dogs’ daily activity levels to help ensure their dogs are getting the right level of activity for the dog’s breed, age, and size.
  • Remote-controlled light:  The LINK AKC smart collar is the only smart collar with a remote- controlled light to help an owner find their dog in the dark.
  • Adventures: Owners can create a scrapbook with the touch of a button to easily capture special adventures and save precious memories. Owners can easily share these adventures with friends on social media.
  • Temperature:  Dog owners have the option to set up notifications in the LINK AKC app to be alerted when the dog is in an environment that may be too hot or cold.

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The LINK AKC smart collar can be reserved for $199, via www.linkakc.com, and is expected to ship by December 28, 2016. Each LINK AKC smart collar requires the owner to sign up for a monthly membership, which includes the owner’s choice of service plan, in order to activate the device and access the features. That will cost you $6.95 per month with a two-year commitment.

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Nothing Says Halloween Like a Hedgehog in a Sheep’s Costume

Once upon a time, dressing up your cat or dog in a Halloween costume was considered “wacky” and you were automatically put in the crazy pet lady/guy category by your family. Fast forward to Halloween season 2016 and it’s not only considered normal, but actually acceptable and eagerly anticipated by pet parents and retailers. In 2015, American’s spent $350 million on pet Halloween costumes. That’s $1 for every $3 spent on a kids costume according to the National Retail Federation. So what’s next? A sweater on a fish?

The small pet costume trend has been steadily growing over the past 3 years. Major pet retailer PetSmart has been expanding their small pet costume selection catering to the demands of guinea pig parents who want to put a tutu on their rodent. Etsy.com is a treasure trove of creative small pet costume designers offering everything from hand-made Yoda costumes for your bearded dragon to sweaters for chickens.

Chicken sweater by PaulFarm

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Check out some of our favorite small pet Halloween costumes found on Etsy.com. These are great DIY pet costume ideas for you to experiment with or buy directly from the designers.

Sheep’s costume for a hedgehog by Crafted4Pets

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Hedgehog or hamster birthday hat by Crafted4Pets

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Guinea pig newsboy hat by Pinkismart

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X-mas guinea pig costume by Crafted4Pets

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Pizza slize rat costume by Custommadebybethany

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Yoda Halloween costume for bearded dragons by Pampered Beardies

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Bearded dragon Princess Leia costume by PamperedBeardies

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