National Puppy Day

National Puppy Day


Get ready to swoon -- March 23rd is National Puppy Day. Adding a furry friend to your family isn't something you should undertake without thought and preparation, but when you're ready, there are a few things that will make the transition from a fur-free home to a furry one as easy as possible.


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To make your new puppy feel welcome, you'll want to make sure you have a cute collar and leash to keep her safe when you're out walking. A buckle collar is the best bet for puppies because the size is easily adjustable as your puppy grows and because they're less likely to come undone, inadvertently setting your puppy free. This sparkle paw collar is perfect because it's cute, inexpensive and has some subtle sparkle. Leather leashes are both strong and durable, and the oil from your hands softens the leather as you use them, making them easier to grip and more comfortable to use. Pair this crystal fun dots leash, bedecked with not so subtle sparkle, with the paw print collar above, and your pup will be ready to strut her stuff.


Food and water dishes are essential; growing puppies need to stay hydrated and, like all pets, should have access to plenty of fresh water. Stainless steel and ceramic bowls are popular because they're durable and easy to clean. Plastic can be risky with puppies who like to chew on everything and are likely to destroy their dishes. These Pet Studio dishes are cute, colorful and dishwasher safe -- the perfect combination of features.


Finally, don't forget a dog bed so your puppy has a place to call her own. Look for one with a removable cover so you have an easy way to clean up inevitable puppy accidents. This DreamyPet dog bed, which features a memory foam top layer and supportive bottom layer, will give your puppy a comfortable place to sleep for years to come.



Posted by Jessica Gezon

Puppies are nicer than cupcakes!



Mar. 24, 2011 at 10:31 AM

With the sparkly collars, you can coordinate your puppy's bling with your own.

Mar. 24, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Puppies! I think those dog dishes are awfully cute, and the puppy at the top makes me want to carve out space in my house for a little dog to join the family. :)

Mar. 24, 2011 at 10:32 AM

I want a puppy RIGHT THIS MINUTE! This is also a great checklist for puppy supplies. I'd hate to leave my new puppy alone while I go to the store to stock up on supplies! Better to have it all ready and waiting for when we get home.

Mar. 24, 2011 at 10:42 AM


Mar. 24, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Bah!! I want a puppy!!! Unfortunately my apartment is too small and my schedule is too busy for a dog at the moment. Hopefully I can get one before too long. I like the idea od adopting a mut, but I'd really like a pug named Gnocci.

Mar. 24, 2011 at 12:09 PM

PPPUUUUPY! I love this post. Keep it up, Jessica!

Mar. 24, 2011 at 1:54 PM

Counting down the days until I get a house so I can have an adorable little puppy that runs around in the yard. It's going to be many, many days but I'm pretty determined to get a pet that reciprocates love better than my bratty cat.

Mar. 25, 2011 at 10:29 AM

That puppy is absolutely adorable! I want one just like him. I wonder if, in the meantime, I can force my cat to wear a sparkle collar and walk her around on a bedazzled leash.

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