Head north of the Golden Gate Bridge and you are in beautiful Marin County. Chock full of scenery, open space and plenty of things to do outdoors. Marin is also where San Franciscans go to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city with their dogs to experience a more countryside feel, but still stay close to home. It was also natural choice for us when looking for our 2nd location, opening in Fairfax.
It’s no secret that we are always on the lookout for new & interesting items for pets and Growler Goods is no secret. We set out to find some great items that fit with the Marin lifestyle, but didn’t compromise on quality. Growler Goods is a company based out of Southern California, which features great casual products for dogs. Their design embraces the California lifestyle – Fun, free, Bohemian and casual. What makes them truly exceptional is the quality of their products and their American made commitment. From Tipis to Ponchos, you’ll find a unique selection of eco-conscious goods for your pet.
You can see the full selection of items we carry at K9 Scrub Club and Find Fergus. Happy Shopping!
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We didn’t have Halloween in mind when we added these new toys, but they sure do look the part! We chose these toys because of their obvious cool factor, but also because of Dublin Dog’s commitment to quality.
Rip Van Fetcher is a fun, new treat dispensing dog toy with a crazy design that begs to be thrown, caught and played with. USA made from durable, recyclable material, this toy floats and bounces in unpredictable ways! Comes in two sizes and three colors. Orange, Red and Blue.
These frightfully fun toys make a great Halloween gift, so check them out in store or online today!
OK, we are not ashamed to admit that we dress up our dogs every year for Halloween. Don’t judge us – you wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t do the same!
So, how can you make sure that your pup has a happy Halloween, while trying not to embarrass them too much? Here are a few tips:
- Make it fun! Dog’s are smarter than you think. They know our body language, tone of voice and how we introduce things makes a huge difference on whether or not they accept their new duds as something good, bad or fun! Focus on the fun by keeping your voice high, excited and giving them treats. Make sure they know that when they put on their costume, it is the same fun experience as when they get their food, go out for a walk or play with their favorite toy. Focus on FUN, EXCITING, AMAZING! Sweet, now move on to the next step.
- Get the right fit. It’s no fun getting all dressed up in that stuffy tuxedo or wearing the ridiculously high heels for a long evening walk, right? Well keep that in mind when you select a costume for your pup – Choose a costume that allows your dog to move freely with minimal to no restriction. They don’t understand why they have to wear that get up, so make it as comfortable as possible for them! Roomy legs, high middle (so they can pee easily), no covering on their paws, and minimal to no covering on their heads.
- Keep it Simple. Yes, it is possible to have a really fun costume, while keeping it simple. Material should be super-light, breathable and one-piece (two-pieces, max). If your dog is comfortable with a head-piece, make it simple, light and not full of crazy extending pieces.
Remember, every dog is different. Make sure your dog is having fun by checking in with them often. Don’t push it and start simple – You’ll be able to build up to more complex costumes each year, but the most important rule is to make sure your dog has a great experience, each and every time.
Halloween is a blast for most of us, but if not approached properly, can be a very scary time for pets! Costumes are the topic of the day and here are a few tips to keep your pup safe when dealing with both human costumes:
- Introduce your costume in stages. Let your dog explore your costume from the moment you bring it home and take it out of the bag. Let your dog smell it, look at it and touch it BEFORE you put it on. Make sure that you give them a treat at every stage of the process to let them know that it is a good thing and not something to be afraid of.
- Once your pup has had a chance to interact with the costume before you put it on, slowly add pieces of your costume and make sure that your dog is with you the entire time. Make it a fun time to spend with them, again, giving them treats as you go.
- The last step of the process should be any mask or part of your costume that covers all or a part of your face. Caution should be taken to put on the mask and take it off, as you provide treats to your pup. This will get them used to the idea that you are putting something on (just as you do clothing, each day) and it is still you underneath it.
If you’re having a party and inviting guests over, make sure that they take their costume off as much as they can when entering your house and/or interacting with your pet. Costumes take the unfamiliar out and put your dog (or cat) on edge and bringing familiar sights (as well as smells) into your home will help ease the transition.
You are the best judge and should know if your pet is stressed. If you see signs of fear, anxiety, or stress, it may be best to isolate your pet to a quiet, safe place during the Halloween holiday to ensure their safety and well-being.
We’re kicking off our Halloween festivities with an Instant Dog Photo Booth by Jesse Freidin, Fine Art Pet Photographer. Jesse will be at K9 Scrub Club in Noe Valley on Saturday, October 12, to take a picture of your pup with a classic Polaroid Instamatic (Not the kind we had!) Each professional photo will be signed by Jesse and will be provided at the event.
Photos cost $25 each and spaces are limited, so contact the Noe Valley store at 415 648-2582 or email at email@example.com to reserve your spot.
Make sure you bring your best costume for a fun, memorable photo of your pup for the spooky Halloween season! Sorry, no people in the photographs, this one is for your pup only.
You can check out more about Jesse Freidin at jessefreidin.com.
It’s no secret, we’re crazy about this holiday! There’s something fun about being silly, while exploring the spooky side of things. And why should we have all the fun? Our pets are such an important part of our lives, they should absolutely be included in the festivities.
That’s why we have a frighteningly fun arsenal of products, tips and fun advice for the rest of the month. So hang on to your witches hat and check back every day for fun-filled treats (no tricks) to make sure that you and your pup has the best Halloween season ever!