Archive for April, 2013

Mother’s Day Gift from the Dog

April 29th, 2013 at 9:21 am

Here’s a great way for Fido to show his love for “Mom” on Mother’s Day!
I Love My Mom Dog Tank Top
I (Heart) My Mom Dog Tank design is screen printed on your choice of colored tank tops. 100% Cotton. Available in sizes XS to XXXL on Funny!


Summertime Safety

April 25th, 2013 at 9:30 am

Summer is right around the corner! Now is the time to gear up and prepare for those exciting outdoor excursions you love to take with your pet. The wonderful outdoors, while fun, can be dangerous too. Dogs are easily succeptible to dehydration, heat stroke, sunburn and insect bites during the summer. Funny Fur has some great products to prevent and protect your pet from these summertime woes.

Whether it’s a trip to the park, a hiking excursion or a camping trip, the summer heat can get to your dog more quickly than you think. Keep your dog hydrated with a portable water bowl or water bottle. The Handi-Drink Portable Water Bottles are a great choice because it’s a water bottle and a bowl all in one compact product. It even comes with a clip for easy portability.

Another great way to keep dogs cool is with a cooling vest. These lightweight vests are made from a special material that absorbs and retains water while keeping your dog dry. As the water slowly evaporates, it takes the heat around it and keeps your dog’s core temperature regulated. These are especially great for dogs with dark fur. Try the Dog Cooling Vest for smaller dogs and the Ruff Wear Swamp Cooler Cooling Vest for larger dogs.

Another great way to beat the heat is with a delicious and healthy frozen treat. Made with USDA Organic ingredients, Freezy Pups Frozen Treats are an easy to make, refreshing treat. Buy the kit and you’ll get a bone-shaped ice cube tray and one of each flavor mix: Juicy Apple, White Cheddar Cheese, Sweet Potato n’ Maple and Chicken Soup. This is one of our best sellers!

With heat, comes sun damage. Owners with light colored dogs know all too well that dogs can get sunburned too. Our non-toxic SPF 15 Pet Sunscreen is easy to apply, non-irratating and non-oily. Simply spritz and go! A must have for dogs with light colored skin and noses. We must not also forget our pet’s sensitive eyes. A dog hat with a brim is a comfortable way to keep the sun out of their faces. Doggles sunglasses are another option to keep out bright rays, dust, bugs and other eye irritants.

And last, but not least, we have those pesky insects that can make both your life and your dog’s life miserable. Not only are bug bites irritating, itchy and/or painful, but they can transmit deadly diseases too. There are quite a few options out there to keep your dog comfortable. The Dirty & Hairy Outdoor Shampoo and Spray are all natural products infused with citronella to repel bugs. Happy Tails’ Flea the Scene Skin Soothing Insect Spray alleviates itchy and irritated skin; repels fleas, ticks and mosquitoes; and protects against the sun’s harmful rays with a natural sunscreen. Both products are pesticide free and perfectly safe if licked off.

A newer technology called Insect Shield is also great for both you and your dog. These products have a non-toxic and safe insect repellent bound tightly to fabric fibers, resulting in an effective, odorless insect protection. Insect Shield is available in the following products: dog crate, dog pen, dog bed, dog hoodie, dog shirt, bandana and outdoor blanket. As a bonus, you can also use the bandana and blanket for yourself!

It’s important to be prepared when venturing outdoors with your pet. Before heading out, make sure to make a check list for both you and your dog. Keeping your dog safe from heat, sun and insects will be a little easier with these cool pet products from Funny Fur.


Hugh Jackman & Dali

April 16th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Hugh Jackman’s french bulldog, Dali, gets to enjoy a nice walk and neighborhood stroll in New York City, April 10, 2013. (Splash News)

Hugh Jackman's Dog
We can’t get over Dali’s face! How adorable!


Chico’s Funny Fur Visit

April 15th, 2013 at 10:22 am

This is Chico. He was adopted from Lucky Dog Rescue at our last meet and greet adoption day at the Funny Fur River Oaks store. He came back with his new owners to get a Buddy Belt dog harness and leash!

Funny Fur River Oaks, Adopted, Buddy Belt dog harnessThank you for shopping with us! We’re so happy you found a great home Chico! We wish you all the best!


Meet & Greet with Pawsitive Focus Dog Trainer

April 4th, 2013 at 5:26 am

Do you need help with establishing the ultimate bond with your dog? Visit the Funny Fur River Oaks store on Saturday, April 6 for a meet and greet with dog trainer Stacy Ramsdell of Pawsitive Focus. Questions are encouraged, so bring a list! Also, enter for a chance to win a personal meet and greet consultation ($100 value).
Dog Training, Funny Fur

About Positive Focus LLC:

Pawsitive Focus LLC is passionately dedicated to provide each pet and owner with the utmost effective, and dependable 1:1 obedience dog training in your home. Pawsitive Focus LLC helps you train obedience and non-aggressive behavioral issues. We have great programs to prepare your dog to pass both the Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog tests. We also provide Assistance/Service dog training.


The Fantasy Flower Collection by Susan Lanci

April 3rd, 2013 at 4:59 am

Introducing the Fantasy Flower Collection from Susan Lanci Designs. Just in time for spring, these brightly colored flowers are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. The Fantasy Flower Collection is available in these styles: Tinkie Harness, Step-In Harness, Collar, Leash, and Bow.

Susan Lanci, Dog harness, Ultrasuede dog harness, Fantasy Flower

Susan Lanci Designs are handmade in the USA with luxurious Ultrasuede fabric imported from Japan and then embellished with premium Swarovski crystals. This exquisite line features comfortable, stylish and high-quality accessories for small dogs. For discriminating pet parents who want luxury, elegance, and bling without sacrificing function. Every detail is made with your dog in mind.