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Let’s get the Pawrty Started

2 May

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Throwing a party on your dog’s birthday can be a great way to make your pooch feel special and express gratitude for all that your four-legged friend has done to make your life wonderful.  It’s that one day where you can pamper your pet with limitless treats, toys and other gifts. For all those who have never celebrated their dog’s birthday before, it’s time that you give your furry buddy a big surprise by throwing a gala party on his/her next birthday. Here are some tips to help you organize the dog birthday party and make it a memorable event for everyone.

Deciding the Date

Even if you are unaware of your dog’s actual date of birth, you can celebrate the birthday on the day you brought him/her home. Just decide on a date and celebrate your pooch’s birthday on that particular date every year.

Crafting the Birthday Invitation

Crafting a dog birthday invitation card can be great fun. You can use computer tools to design it or make it manually with your hand. Consider including a paw print or bone pattern in the background or make the card in the shape of a dog or a big bone. Personalize the card with your dog’s name, picture and don’t forget to include your contact number and the time and venue of the event in the invitation.

Preparing the Guest List

Include your friends, family members and your doggie’s furry pals and their parents in the guest list. Don’t invite too many pets; else it would get difficult for you to manage the crowd. For every dog you invite, make sure there is atleast one person to manage and look after that pooch during the event. It’s also important to ensure that all the invited dogs are spayed or neutered and do not have any aggression and socialization issues.

Choosing a Venue

When choosing the location for your dog’s birthday, it’s best to opt for a wide open area like your garden or backyard. If you plan to host the party in your backyard, make sure it’s fenced so the dogs won’t be able to escape out. You can also conduct the event in other dog-friendly places like a dog park, a doggie daycare facility or a pet resort.

Here are some Pet Party Venues in Bangalore:

Petspace

Pet Stepin

Paw & Claw

Arranging for the Party Food

Order a personalized birthday cake for your pooch and other canine treats from a good dog bakery in your city.

Here are some dog bakeries that you can order the canine cakes and treats from:

Dog Bakeries in Bangalore: Pupcake, Bone Appetite

Dog Bakeries in Mumbai: The Spoilt brat Barkery, Waggy Bags Gourmet Dog Bakery

Dog Bakery near Delhi: DoggieDabbas

Don’t have any dog bakery or canine food stores in your city? Do a quick search online for dog birthday cake recipes and bake one for your pooch at home. It’s always better to speak to the dog owners who plan to attend the party, regarding their dog’s dietary restrictions, before you order food or prepare a meal for the party. While you are busy making food arrangements for the canine guests, don’t forget to order cakes, snacks and drinks for the humans attending the party. They too deserve to have a drool-worthy time at the event.

Decorating the Venue

Ideas for decorating the venue are limitless. You can cover the tables with paw-printed fabrics; paint bones or paws on balloons and tie them to chairs and other objects around the room/yard. You could further decorate the hall/yard by displaying your dog’s photos or some funky dog paintings and art pieces. Don’t forget to purchase some cute doggie bowls that you could use for serving food. You can shop for pet bowls here.

Getting your Pooch Party Ready

A birthday party is one such event where your dog gets a chance to show off his/her personal style and get decked up in cute clothes and funky accessories. Get your pooch party ready by dressing him/her up in pretty dresses( for birthday gals) or smart tees( for birthday boys). Even if your pooch is not comfortable wearing clothes, you could make him/her look like a rockstar with stylish accessories like party collars, bandanas, bowties, hats and hair clips.

Party Games and Entertainment

Purchase a variety of dog toys to keep the canine guests entertained. You can also organize Pet Fashion/Talent Show and other interactive games(Read this post for some dog game ideas) to engage both the dogs and their owners. Load up with some dog gifts that you can present the game winners and other canine guests at the party. Toys, Collar Charms, Leashes, Grooming Products and Dogs Treats make great return gifts for dog parties.

Have any other dog birthday party ideas? Feel free to share them in the comments.

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Like Dressing up your Dog? Here are few things to keep in mind

22 Feb

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Dressing up dogs can be a fun experience for dog owners. We dress up our dogs to shower them with some extra love and attention, and to make them part of our life’s special events and celebrations. As responsible pet parents, it’s important that we keep certain things in mind while dressing up our four-legged kids, in order to ensure their safety, and avoid any untoward experiences.

So, before you shop for some clothes, shoes and accessories for your dog, take note of these important things:

Comfort before Style

It’s good to be stylish, but not at the expense of being comfortable. Make sure your dog’s clothes and shoes are well-fitted and not too tight or loose. Keep your dog’s size and height under consideration while purchasing new stuff. See not just how your dog looks in his new clothes, but also how he feels in it. If your pooch is acting irritated or finding it difficult to move around freely in a new dress, then it’s perhaps not quite comfortable for him.

Never ignore Safety

You might like those long dresses and big cowboy hats worn by dogs while walking the ramp in fashion shows, but before you consider the idea of getting your pooch a similar dress or hat on his next birthday, make sure that it’s a good fit for him and does not hinder  his ability to see, hear, walk or breathe, in any way.

Dress up for the Season

Agreed, your dog looks super-cute in his new coat, but you can’t expect him to be comfortable in that thick jacket, when it’s sunny and sweaty outside. It’s important to dress up your dog according to the season, and opt for tees and dresses, instead of jackets and sweaters, when the weather is on the warmer side.

Looking for some cool summer clothes  for your pooch ? Take a look at Woofilicious’s collection of tees and dresses.

Let the clothes do the barking

“What you wear says a lot about you”- the statement is true for our dogs as much as it is for us. Is your dog a sporty, outgoing kind or  a naughty, life of the party type? Choose clothes that reflect your pooch’s personality and let him just be himself 🙂

Don’t Overdo

Do not overdo on the dressing. Keep it simple. A pretty collar or a cute tee can go a long way in making your pooch look smart and stylish.

Respect your dog’s preferences

Lastly, don’t force anything on your dog. If he does not like wearing clothes and expresses discomfort by chewing on them and wiggling out of them, then try opting for collars, shoes or other accessories to dress him up. You can check out our collection of collars and accessories, if you looking to buy some for your dog.

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