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Woofs at Midtown Halloween Festival and Pooch Parade

We participated in the Midtown Halloween Festival and Pooch Parade, in Sacramento, this past week-end. We had a lot of fun and made quite a few friends. Over one hundred dogs were registered for the parade. Here are some of the pictures we took of our new furry friends and their families. We hope we remembered everyone’s name right. 🙂

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Petoonsy® Premium Bucket Seat Cover Giveaway – CLOSED

Hooray! It’s giveaway time! Are you ready? Check this out: we are giving away a Petoonsy® Premium Bucket Seat Cover in Black to one lucky winner! This cover will help protect your car seat from dirt, muddy paws, claw marks, spills, scratches and other damage. Here are some features:

  • It’s easy to install and easy to clean!
  • Quilted and padded for a comfortable ride
  • Has fitted skirt, seat anchor, headrest straps and non-slip backing to prevent it from sliding
  • 2 pockets for convenient storage
  • comes with free pet seat belt.

Read more about our car seat cover for dogs here.

Enter now for the chance to win a Petoonsy® Premium Bucket Seat Cover for your dog! You may use any, some or all of the ways to enter listed at the end of this post. Good luck, everyone!

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Lola

At Petoonsy®, we are committed to helping animals and animal owners, either through our dog car seat covers or our blog posts. We always recommend the adoption of rescued pets and we love stories with a happy ending. So, today, we are featuring Lola’s story, a story that warmed our hearts. She is now an Instagram celebrity (@gsdlolabug) but this hasn’t always been the case. Here is her story, provided by her owner.

“Many people know about puppy mills and the horrors, how puppies are treated and sold. Many forget where they come from. The mom, who watches her puppies be taken away too young and can’t do anything about it without getting beaten. Well, this is the story of a puppy mill mom. Our Lola. Working in a rescue, you see a lot of animals mistreated and abused but never have I seen so much love in a dog who was punished for loving. Lola was rescued from a backyard breeder who ran a puppy mill. Not large, just enough to house a German shepherd litter. Sold and bred over and over. Bred at a young age, Lola was tied up in a yard left alone for hours a day. The only time she would be able to see her owners was when they went outside to feed her, take her puppies. She was beaten when trying to lick or show affection. No toys or anything to entertain her, she would chew on her paws or wood to keep her mind stimulated. With scars from rubbing her nose on concrete that still remain.

Lola somehow made an escape, no one knows how but she did it; a few weeks on the street and a kind person got her in a car and drove her to the Animal Shelter, well it wasn’t really an animal shelter. Let’s just say it’s the last stop. Ever. Lola had no signs of aggression but she was almost 3 years old and most people wanted puppies. She had one week out on the floor and then she was scheduled for euthanasia. I got a call during dinner time that a German shepherd was about to be euthanized due to lack of space, and this shelter only allowed a rescue to scoop her. When I heard the news I immediately told them to call and get her out of there.

We already had a lot of dogs in our rescue so I decided I would foster her for the time being. She was boarded for weeks. The vet said she needed surgery immediately because her uterus was enlarged due to a recent litter which led her to have a huge scar on her belly. Weeks later she was recovering and our transportation was on their way, along. I got the call that they were an hour away so I made my way over and waited as the van pulled up. The door opened and her crate stood. I opened the door. She hugged me as if she knew I was the one who rescued her. It took me 4 days to realize she belonged with me.

She didn’t get a chance to be a puppy in her past but now she is free to run and play with her new brother, Toby, who adores her and also was rescued. Lola didn’t even know what a toy was when we brought her home. Now she has a toy basket overflown with her favorites. I still see the pain in her eyes when we would accidentally raise our voice or raise our hand to reach something on the top shelf. She would cower and lick us because that’s all she knew to do.

Lola rescued me as much as I rescued her. Later on, she surprised us with her powerful nose and now she helps out at high schools making sure kids don’t bring unwanted items to school. Lola is the sweetest dog I’ve met and with all the pain she went through , you wouldn’t know she was the dog she is today. So that’s our story of our Lola, and it keeps growing with every day we spend more with her. Remember, rescuing a dog is saving their life and the only thing that dog wants to give you in return is love.”

*Images courtesy of Nicole P.

Dog-Friendly Destination: Austin, Texas

Welcome to the state capital of Texas, the city of Austin! Placed along the Colorado River, Austin is known as one of the top ten pet-friendly cities in the United States.

The love of art, culture, and music is what the area is popular for, along with the shopping and great food, there is always something to set your eyes on while enjoying the energetic atmosphere of downtown.

The city has a warm, inviting climate no matter what time of year it is, and exercise is a common practice in the healthy town.

Activities and Sites

  • Sten and Lex Mural: enjoy a walk with your furry pal along the large Sten and Lex mural wall that is located across from the historical Seaholm power plant.
  • Zilker Botanical Gardens: take a stroll through the Zilker Botanical Gardens, located at 2100 Barton Spring Road while enjoying some history from the past.
  • South Congress Avenue: if shopping is on your mind, then meander down to the shops on South Congress Avenue where they will welcome Fido to stay at your side in most of the stores.

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Visit Dog-Friendly Charleston, South Carolina

The next stop on our journey to the most dog friendly cities in the United States is the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina. Not only is Charleston full of history and haunted grave yards, but it is also one of the most dog friendly cities you could visit. There is never a day that goes by that there are not dogs roaming throughout the town with their leashes in the hands of their people.

If you want to experience beautiful scenery while enjoying a ghost story, or shopping at one of the numerous shops along the streets of downtown, look no further because you will be in for the experience of a lifetime. You must not worry either, because Fido will be welcomed in several places throughout the town.

The Charleston Shopping Experience

Providing your pooch is well behaved, and on a leash, you will be welcomed to shop together in most of the stores on Kings Street, or spend a day exploring all the unique shops throughout the Charleston City Market. Experience some one of a kind pieces of art displaying the views of the historical town, stop by and pick up a handmade, one of a kind sweetgrass basket to take home, or enjoy some of the tasty treats and snacks that are offered throughout the market. Your dog is welcome to enjoy all this excitement in the comfort of your arms.

Although your furry companion won’t be allowed in all the shops in the city, you won’t be surprised with the generosity of the water bowls that are provided throughout, and it is never unexpected to see a pooch tied to a provided pole watching through the windows as the people shop inside.

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Six Dog Friendly Destinations in New York

Do you enjoy traveling the world and exploring new places? Do you want to plan a trip for this winter season? Perhaps you want to take a vacation in the spring.

No matter when you are planning to go, you can’t leave your furry companion behind, because after all, dogs like a vacation, too.

Are you looking for a dog friendly destination so you can take Fido with you?

Join in this series of the best dog friendly destinations in the United States.

Here is a list of six dog friendly destinations in New York:

Lake George Beach State Park
Located in Lake George’s Southern basin, Lake George Beach State Park runs through the southeast base of the Adirondack Mountains. With a length of 32 miles, the lake is full of swimmers and boaters alike, and there is a dedicated spot that invites dogs to swim with their owners.

Wegmans Good Dog Park
Situated in the Cold Springs area of Onondaga Lake Park, this is the first park of its kind in Central New York. The large fenced in area permits your dog to run free without a leash, and plenty of dog friendly exercise equipment is provided, along with benches for the humans to rest on.

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The ASPCA® Makes a Difference in the Lives of Animals Every Day

From the day of its birth in the mid-1800’s, the ASPCA® has been saving the lives of millions of animals in need, all over the United States.

What is the ASPCA®?

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is the first humane society founded to prevent cruelty to animals.
This non-profit organization was originally developed with their sole focus on horses and livestock, the ASPCA® later turned its focus to small domestic animals such as dogs and cats.

The Birth of a Foundation

The ASPCA was founded by Henry Bergh on April 10, 1866. Housed in New York City, the ASPCA originally focused on horses and livestock since that was the central focus of that era. Mr. Bergh founded the organization with one goal in mind; to stop the injustices that animals faced throughout the United States.

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Should He Be Eating That?

Before sharing your meal with your pooch, you should consider the good and bad to each human tidbit you consume.

I’ve heard people say that a dog can eat anything, after all, they eat from the trash. Perhaps they do, when they have no other choice. Just like a homeless person will eat from the trash when they have no other choice, but it doesn’t make it right, and it certainly isn’t healthy.

Keep in mind that not everything you put into your body is good for you, and it is no different for a dog. Many packaged foods contain salt and preservatives that can cause complications for humans, which means that it can possibly be worse for a canine.

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Bugsy

At Petoonsy, we are all dog lovers and owners. Just so you get a glimpse of the lives of our Team Members, we decided to feature our dogs. Here is a short letter from Bugsy; he belongs to our very own Contributor, Lorylinn.

My name is  Bugsy! I’m a three-year old Maltipoo! I live in South Carolina with my mommy.

I like my toy bone and my ball, but my special blanket is my favorite of all. I like to lay on it to sleeps, but sometimes I like to crawl way under the covers and snuggle with mommy at nighttime.

Mommy says I’m a good boy most of the time, and when I’m especially good at potty time, I gets a treat!

This is just a little bit about me, but you can learn more from my journal that mommy helps me write when she isn’t too busy writing all her other stuffs!  https://bugsysjournal.wordpress.com/

This is a picture of my mommy and me…… I loves her so much!!

Petoonsy® Woof Fan Video

Today, we’d like to introduce some of our woof fans! Big thanks to our customers who sent us pictures of their dogs using our premium car seat cover! You can find our beautiful pet seat covers at www.Petoonsy.com.

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