On Sunday June 5th, The Doghouse turned 15 years old! We want to give a big thankyou to all of our customers for your continued support. To show our thanks, we started drawing names on Sunday to give away 15 items. These prizes include food, collars, leashes, toys, treats and beds! In order to be entered into the draw, you must either make a purchase in our store between now and Sunday and fill out a ballot, and/or you can like our facebook page and share it. Winners will be notified by phone or through private facebook message. Best of luck to everyone, and again, thank you so much for your contintued loyalty to our business!
Saturdays are perfect days to get out of the house, grab a coffee at a local coffee shop (Fixed coffee is one of our favourites), enjoy harbour side park with your four-legged friend and maybe even get some Christmas shopping in too. Drop by The Doghouse to pick up a little treat and something for their stocking.
Here is a view of the war memorial and the narrows on this beautiful December day.
Christmas is coming up and if your dog forgot to write a letter to Santa this year, then you may still be looking for that perfect present for under the tree. Christmas stock is flying off the shelves of Duckworth street, but we still have some great options available at The Doghouse!
Does your dog love squeaker toys? Do you hate them? If so, Hear Doggy stuffed toys are the perfect choice to satisfy your squeaker loving dog while still maintaining your own sanity. Hear Doggy toys have a squeaker that is inaudible to humans. Dogs can hear it, but human family members cannot, so no need to take the toy away for some peace and quiet. Hear Doggy toys come in a few different shapes and sizes. There are still some left in the shop and more will be available in 2015.
For the dog that craves destruction, try one of our Go Dog stuffed toys. Go Dog toys have an extra "chew guard" layer to help the toy survive for a little longer. We have Christmas themed Go Dog toys as well as regular toys. They also have only a small amount of stuffing, so if you dog does get through to the innards, there will be minimal mess.
Looking for a way to get your dog in on the holiday feast, but don't want to share your turkey dins? Northern biscuit treats are a great option to get your pup in the Christmas spirit. Northern is a great company that makes healthy dog treats that are wheat free and Canadian made. Coming in flavours like turkey cranberry, glazed duck, and pumpkin pie, Northern biscuits are the perfect treat for Christmas dinner. All flavours are free of wheat and some are also completely grain free.
F or the fashion conscious pooch, consider a dapper bow tie from Donnatello VerPoochie. These new products are extremely easy to attach to your dog's collar and can be worn for the holidays or all year round. The bows come with a button clasp to ensure a strong hold, and there are also some with an elastic for attachment. Custom sizes and colours are available by request as this new line is made by our very own Sara!
Boots are another great and practical gift for Christmas. Winter is upon us and the ice and salt on our city streets can really irritate the paws! Wellies are a new brand that we just got in last month, and so far they have gotten rave reviews from our customers and staff. Wellies are waterproof rubber boots and although they may not be the warmest, they can easily be put over socks to add warmth. The Wellies come in three colours (red, green and black) and they are suitable for smaller dogs under 30 pounds. We also have multiple other brands of boots including Muttlucks and Kong, which come in larger sizes for bigger dogs.
Christmas is right around the corner. If you are still looking for something for that special pet, the Doghouse has exactly what you need. Here are some great ideas for those hard to buy for dogs.
For the dog who loves squeakers, consider these Christmas themed rubber chickens. These unique sounding fowl are too cool for the North Pole in their red and green swim wear and sun attire. Dogs are intrigued by their strange sounds, and these toys are sure to provide countless hours of fun.
If your canine pal prefers toys of the stuffed variety, they will really love the Go Dog Christmas themed plush toys. These toys are not only cute to look at, but they also feature a tough chew-guard layer that makes them super tough! You can choose from the reindeer, the snowman, the gingerbread man and many more. Dog owners will like these toys too because they have limited stuffing, which means minimal mess.
For the party animal on the list, the Christmas party collar is the gift to choose. These collars come in several different styles including snowflakes and bells. They also come in many sizes, which are suitable for dogs of all sizes.
A For Your Paws Only collar is on the list of every fashion forward dog. Cute and Christmas themed, these collars are locally made and even include patterns such as mummers, NL tartan and jelly bean row houses. These collars are great for local dogs, as well as dogs living away. Matching leashes are also available from this Newfoundland company.
Still not sure what to get for that special pup? Why not try a Christmas treat? The Doghouse currently has a great selection of Christmas themed treats and biscuits, including some locally made cookies from the Row House Bakery. However, make sure you do not leave this purchase for the last minute, because these goodies are flying off the shelves!
Hope these ideas help you to make some final decisions! If you are still looking for that special something for a feline friend, please check back soon for some great kitty Christmas ideas.
After almost 12 years of providing quality products to the dogs and cats of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Doghouse finally has a website! This site will be used for sharing information on pet products and pet nutrition, updating customers about new sales and promotions, and also for informing the local community about upcoming pet related news and events.
We are hoping that the site will be used by customers to share their experiences and opinions as well. If you would like to inquire about a product or request a new product, please do not hesitate to email us or fill out this information form. We are also interested in hearing about local news and events, and we are more than happy to share relevant information with our customers on our website and facebook page. In the photo gallery section of the site, you will find pictures of our staff pets and our customer pets. If you would like to share a photo of your pet with us, just send us an email and we will add the photo to our gallery. In the future, we will also be holding photo contests for our Newfoundland and Labrador customers.
At the Doghouse, our staff is more than happy to provide advice and information on pet products, health and nutrition. We look forward to hearing from you and interacting with the public through our website from now on. We would like to thank our customers for their loyalty and their support over the last 12 years! There are some exciting developments in store for the Doghouse in the near future and we cannot wait to enjoy the next 12 years with you and your amazing pets!