Archive for the 'Treasures for your Pets' Category

Check us Out in Anthology Magazine’s Summer Issue…

Anthology mag

We are SO excited to be featured in Anthology Magazine’s Summer Issue!! Find us on page 8 as part of their “Shopkeepers’ Picks” feature. As quoted in the feature: “We were drawn to these dog collars even before we learned the great story behind them. They were created to help bring awareness to pet adoption. Make no mistake, though – these collars would look sharp on any, from your prized pooch to the rescue you just adopted.” – Annie Lo. Be sure to treat yourself to the beautiful magazine and your pup to this snazzy collar. orange rope collar

Take Your Dog to Work Day…

Did anyone take their dog to work today? It is, after all, TAKE YOUR DOG TO WORK DAY! Did you know there was such a thing? I saw it on the news (along with several pics of pooches in police cars, hmmm…) and googled it & (sadly) it came up before Take Your Daughter to Work Day. Anyway- it’s still hilarious and completely cracks me up. I wish we had a dog to hang with us at the shop, in the meantime, it’s Friday, you survived the week- time for a Doggie Stoggie!!Doggie Cigar– $9.95. p.s. Do cats have a day too? they’d probably prefer to just stay at home & collect the paycheck…

Humunga Lips featured in the New York Post!

We’re sending a big shout out to the New York Post for featuring our Humunga Lips in their “Puppy (and cat and tortoise) love” story for Valentine’s Day. We crack up seeing dogs play with these dog toys that are part ball/part lips. Catch it, Fetch it, Pose for Photos in it!! Humunga Lips– $13.50.

Pawz in Real Simple- wahooo!!!

We are thrilled that Pawz are featured in the January 2012 edition of Real Simple magazine! Perfect timing for this great item!  Pawz are the perfect way to protect your puppy’s feet on rainy and snowy days. They come in Tiny, XX-Small, X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large – see size chart below for details.  We are currently offering a special price for Real Simple readers.  Pawz – $12.76 to $15.16 so get them while you can!!

HILARIOUS! Humunga Lips are here!!

A fan of the Humunga Stache?? Laugh even harder with the new & fabulously fun HUMUNGA- LIPS! A ball & lips in one! Catch it, Fetch it, Pose for Photos in it!! For Medium Dogs (with big mouths and a good sense of humor), and large/xl dogs. Humunga Lips– $13.50.

The Dog Days of Summer are here!!!

Jack

This is our buddy Jack. His human, Ann lives in the neighborhood and often comes by with Jack on their weekend outings. On days like this, I can’t help but feel for poor Jack in that thick fur coat (and this is after a trim, no less!).

The weather here in New York, and across most of the Midwest and Northeast has reached record-breaking temps in the past few days (104 at Central Park on Friday!!). While the weather reports are full of advice on how to keep cool in the dangerous heat, we don’t want to forget about our four-legged friends in fur coats! We’ve got some great products in the shop for taking care of your dog on those days at the park or beach. The Pooch Sport Water Bottle will keep you, and your best friend hydrated with it’s ingenious design. You drink from the straw, and your dog from the attached cup–with no backwash between the two water sources!

Pooch Sport Water Bottle, $8.50

And how about the Slurp Bowls? They’re recyclable and reusable fold-up bowls that you can throw in you bag, pocket, or even attached to your leash!

Slurp Bowls, $13.50

We want to know how you and your pets are surviving (and hopefully enjoying) the summer! Send us a picture to ann@blueribbongeneralstore.com and we’ll send you a special treat!!!

getting some love from iVillage!!!

We got some major love from iVillage and are honored to be a part of their Under $30 Gift Guide for the home, as well as their Pet Gift Guide! Check out what they featured from us– (THANKS iVILLAGE!!!)

Babushkups!! set of 3 for $18.95

Maple Syrup Candle- $13.00

One of my favorite new items (arriving 11/15)- Furniture Origami!! $12.

In Flight Bags- 3 colors, $6.95 each.

And our famous Humunga Stache Ball!! $14.

Happy Shopping!!

 

NEW, FUN Stuff at the shop…

We have been patiently waiting for this new product for months… CHARM BRACELET SHRINKY DINKS fun pack!! Remember Shrinky Dinks? Those plastic sheets you draw/color on, then put in the oven and they shrink to 1/3 of their original size and nine times thicker?! I spent hours making these when I was a kid, but none were ever as cool as this Nature Doodle Charm Bracelet Fun pack– with four 8″x10″ sheets for tracing charms (enough to make 80 bracelet size charms), 200+ translucent beads in fun colors, 36 jump rings, 5 feet of elastic string, etc. and so forth to make fun charm bracelets! $16.99 for the pack.

Dino (and Robot!) Hands- temporary tattoos for your hands of cool Dinos and Robots! $6.95 each.

And aren’t these Dog Toys fun? We got them in the BLUE RIBBON color of course. They squeak too! $7.50 and $9.50, small & large.

And this cute little book  on the Markets of New York City. It covers antique and flea markets, artisan markets, farmers’ markets, seasonal markets, and more- recently released, $16.95. We have LOTS more new stuff at the shop in too (new shipments every day!) so come in and see us soon! ONLINE TOO!!!

Need some Good Karma? Check out these cute Dog Toys-

Introducing Good Karma Rope Toys for Dogs— the toys that give back. Not only are these cute Rope toys 100% Eco Friendly and made from chemical-free natural dyed cotton thread, but part of the proceeds are donated to www.therescuetrain.org, a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to saving animal lives. They were voted Best Pet Toy by Pet Product News and are hand-tied and naturally fray to act like doggie dental floss. They are recommended for puppies who are teething or for dogs who like to CHEW, PLAY, TUG or FETCH. The manufacturer suggests dipping the ends in water and putting them in the freezer: H20+ Freezer= Happy Gums. Plus they are Machine Washable, Durable and Safe. Check out all the fun styles- including Ted the Turtle, above.  Prices range from $13- $16.

Elton the Octopus

Danny the Dolphin

Louie the Lobster

Larry the Lion

Magic the Cat

Mojo the Monkey

Kramer the Crab

Daisy the Duck

Coco the Elephant


Macy, Sugar Mutts Rescue and SCOOPIES

Macy, above, is a new addition to the neighborhood. She joined a wonderful family that lives down the street from the shop and have been faithful customers since we opened. Macy is a rescue dog through Sugar Mutts Rescue, which is a “foster-based rescue group founded upon the core belief that all dogs are created equal.” Here’s a little excerpt from their website:

Our dogs are rescued directly from the Animal Care & Control of New York City, where thousands are euthanized every year due to lack of resources and lack of space. Although we have a particular soft spot for the dogs that are most discriminated against, we rescue all different breeds of all different ages. The majority of them are saved just in the nick of time, so choosing to adopt undoubtedly saves lives!

Macy joined her family permanently, but they also need short term Foster homes, so if you are an animal lover step up and get in touch. Sugar Mutts Rescue is based in Brooklyn, NY and was started by Amy Marciano, although I have heard about groups like this across the country, so check your own neighborhood’s resources if you are feeling inspired to help save a life like sweet Macy.

We were lucky enough to see Macy yesterday when her owner came by to pick up some more Scoopies, which are a big hit in their family! $4.75 for a box of 30. Check them out and spread the Pet-Adoption-Love too!


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