Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Upcoming Events


Wednesday, February 28th: It's National Spay Day!! Check out www.ddaf.org for up to date local event information. Make an appointment at your local spay and neuter clinic and get your pet spayed today!

Saturday, March 3rd: Pet Helpers Oyster Roast at Irvin House Vineyards on Wadmalaw Island from noon-6PM. Tickets will be on sale at Pet Helpers in advance or available on the day of the event.

Saturday and Sunday, March 3rd and 4th: 8Am-4PM, the Low Country Dog Agility Club Spring Competition at Palmetto Island Country Park. Admission to the park is $1/person. Visit http://lcda.bravepages.com/ for more information.

Monday, February 26, 2007

A Book You and Your Dog Can Live By

In my search to find information that could help me with my new puppy I came across what seems to me to be a dog owner's best friend. It is called The Dog Bible. It is a book written by Tracie Hotchner (a life-long dog owner) to help you and your dog live a happy healthy life.

It has the necessary helpful tips from house training to doggie safety. It also includes a chapter written just for kids to help a child understand the responsibilities and safety measures that go along with owning a dog. The Dog Bible also includes interesting topics such as dog psychology and administering CPR to your pup.

So, if you're like me and have a new puppy or if you have a dog that you think could even slightly benefit from this book I would definitely recommend it! :) The Dog Bible can be purchased from amazon.com

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

It's a Boy!

We have a new addition to the Lowcountry Dog family! His name is Bryson. He is a ten week old black lab. I will be posting more updates and pictures of him soon!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Upcoming Events

February 28: National Spay Day
Since Spay Day USA's inception in 1995, event participants have spayed or neutered over 1,225,000 cats, dogs and other animals, saving millions of animal lives and taxpayer dollars! Check out www.ddaf.org for up to date local event information and make an appointment at your local spay and neuter clinic.
Hiking Boots, check. Parka, check. Emergency beacon, check. Dog, check.

Click here to read about how Velvet, a lab mix, saved her owner and three other hikers on Mt. Hood. Despite using their emergency beacon once in danger, it was Velvet's warmth that kept the hikers alive until they could be rescued.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

A Must See for all Dog Lovers

Need a laugh? This video clip of hilarious hounds is an instant day brightener. I came across it when I was browsing youtube.com. It is guaranteed to put a smile on any dog lover's face! Click here to view the clip and enjoy!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Protect Your Puppy in the Rain

Charleston is known for its rain year-round and a raincoat is a necessity living in this city. Humans are not the only ones who get wet! I found this adorable and stylish raincoat for your puppy on puppys-place.com. This durable and sensible coat offers warmth, dryness for your Charleston K9. Plus, it's extremely fashionable!
Off to SEWE

I'll be taking a hiatus from blogging while I get everything prepared for SEWE this weekend. I'll be back next Tuesday. Cheers!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Looking for a Pet Friendly Family Sized Rental Home?

Trish Carothers has two acres on the marsh along the Intracoastal Waterway on Johns Island with a lovely family sized home available for rent. The yard has an invisible dog fence and they welcome tenants with well behaved dogs. If you know of anyone looking for a nice home with a yard and view, please pass this information on.

The Carothers family is moving to PA, but hopes to move back to the lowcountry in a few years. So this would be a great option for someone looking for a relatively long term rental.

Contact Trish Carothers at 843-813-5438.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Upcoming Events This Weekend:

February 16-18, SEWE Retriever demonstration at 10:30AM and 3:00Pm, at Brittlebank Park. Purina Dog Chow Incredible Dog Team, 10:30Am and 3:30PM at Marion Square. Lowcountry Dog will have a booth at Brittlebank Park. Register to win a luxurious Flex Gel pet bed, watch pet tooth brushing demonstrations and let us know what you think about LCD! Leashed dogs are welcome at all outdoor venues. $15/day or $35/3-day pass. Children 10 and under are FREE! Advance tickets available at www.sewe.com or by calling (843)723-1748.

February 16-18, Dog Days at Palmetto Bluff near Bluffton, SC. Back by popular demand, man's best friends and their human counterparts are invited to enjoy a weekend getaway filled with fun outdoor activities, luxe accomodations and vendor village with the latest dog oriented goods. Contact 866-706-6565 for reservations.

February 18, Pet Helpers sponsors The Dog Days of Winter at Stingrays Hockey. Gametime is at 4:00PM.

February 20, 6:30PM, Low Country Golden Retriever Rescue monthly volunteer meeting. St. Timothy Church. You can go to www.lcgrr.org for directions. Have a little spare time and would like to help save a life? You will be rewarded with licks and tail wags!

For Readers:

Lovers of English Literature will love these beds available at Tail-Waggers of Hilton Head. They are lovely to look at, comfy for your dog, and inscribed with this wonderful turn of phrase by novelist Edith Wharton: "My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet."
1 N. Forest Beach Dr. Hilton Head Island, 29928 843.686.3707
For the Pet Lover

Looking for a last minute Valentine for that pet lover in your life? Kreature Comforts will give you 10% off your giftware purchase if you mention their website. Visit www.kreaturecomforts.cm and go by the shop today for that perfect gift.

Shoppes at Seaside 1960 Riviera Drive Mt.Pleasant 843-388-2515.

Ah, Nostalgia!
Looks like this old dog and classic trick have been revived.

I couldn't believe it when I saw this... I was handed down a bank just like this one from my mom's childhood. I remember playing with it and thinking it was such a fun way to save my pennies. Now you too can empty your pockets of spare change, and watch the trick dog take your coin in his mouth, jump through the hoop, and deposit it in the barrel. Click here to purchase.
Now I wonder what happened to my Mom's original?

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Puppy Love

Still need a valentine to share your Valentine's Day with? How about your dog? petstyle.com has the perfect Valentine's gift for your K9 companion. The website has a video showing tasty treats that you can buy online or make yourself for your dog. To buy these Valentine's Day desserts and other pet treats you can go to buttercupspaw.com

Or better yet, check out The Good Dog Bakery here in the Lowcountry. She makes custom treats and also gives baking classes so you can make dog treats of your own!

Friday, February 09, 2007

Mommie and Me

Check out these coordinated accessories for you and your dog available at onleash.com. Coordinating your outfits with your human children is SOOOO last year.

Good Idea!
Decorate your home with super cool art from stock image websites such as CSA, shutterstock.com and istockphotos.com. Most sites offer their images in a variety of sizes so you can create a designer look for less!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Don't you love the English?

Here's a lovely English company found via Design* Sponge. Whippet Grey, (fantastic name, huh?) has a variety of unique products for the dog lover, including this great lead greyhound. And they'll ship to the US too. Even if the greyhound is a bit pricey for you (it is 950 pounds) their pop up book style online catalog is such a visual joy it's worth a look.