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COVID-19 Relief Found Through DOGS

Professional artists from around the world unite through a stunning collaborative mural celebrating the dog which has never been seen before like this.

As society struggles to cope with the physical, emotional and financial challenges of COVID-19 over 100 artists from around the world have united to raise spirits, support each other and celebrate one of the great comforters during these challenging times- THE DOG.

DOG- Wolf to Best Friend Mural (Detail) 100 Artists, 1 unified mural
DOG- Wolf to Best Friend Mural (Detail) 100 Artists, 1 unified mural
Full mural setup, Designer inspects the mural for the first time
Full mural setup, Designer inspects the mural for the first time

As doctors and researchers struggle to find a solution to COVID-19, the value of dogs has become immeasurable. The dog is a source of unconditional love and comfort.

Artists globally have united to support one another and celebrate the dog in a time where festivals, art shows and exhibitions have all been forced to shut down. The Dog Mural Mosaic unites 216 Individual art pieces together to form one unified masterpiece image standing 12 feet high!

The mural overall image features “The Wolf” the source of all canines, a mother wolf protecting her baby cub as it couches into the safety of her bosom.

Dogs of interest found within the mural include Hero Dogs in service, social media celebrities with hundreds of thousands of followers such as Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund, Watson and Kiko and Pluto Living combined with Hollywood stars such as Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, Benji and Old Yeller bring to life a mural full of dozens of breeds and stories highlighting the significance of the dog and its value to society now and throughout history.

This awe-inspiring mural is set to be unveiled November 17 2020 as artists around the world finish creating their art pieces remotely and unite them all as one.

Each of the artworks created will have a life of its own but together will form the greater image and at the conclusion of the project the mural will be auctioned off piece by piece in support of the artists.

This stunning art piece can be explored as one full mural or individually through all 216 paintings here

See mural here!

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PR Newswire Association LLC Boss Dog® Brand Unveils “Ultra-Premium” Collars And Leashes In New Boss Tactical™ Line

Boss Dog® Brand has a new line of  Boss Tactical™ collars and leashes designed to help you get active with your dog.  The new pet accessories will take the industry by storm and pave a new path in the chapter of Boss Dog® Brand, with this innovative high quality hard goods entry.

Having always had medium to large size dogs, I wanted a durable and functional collar and leash system for my pets.

Boss Dog® believes any pet can be a boss not only by what they fuel their body with, but also with how they fuel their style. Boss Tactical™ collars and leashes have premium quality materials constructed to last with a stylish tactical look.

Boss Tactical™ collars are made from heavy duty materials. With a zinc alloy clip and stainless-steel D-ring, pets remain secure. Having a two trigger anti-rust safety clip provides additional support while the fitted comfort makes Boss Tactical™ collars the perfect choice for your dog.

Boss Tactical™ leashes are made with durable light weight materials, featuring a two-trigger anti rust safety clips made with aviation aluminum. It will keep even the strongest of dogs secure. The convenient traffic handle and the military nylon webbing and neoprene lining, add to its quality.

The accessories are available now and can be found at independent pet stores and online across the United States and Canada. They come in tactical inspired camouflage patterns as well as solid color options.

Vasili Nassar, founder and brainchild of Boss Dog® Brand, takes his three dogs on a daily walk, and always wanted to branch out into quality pet accessories. “I designed these products based on my own experiences.  Having always had medium to large size dogs, I wanted a durable and functional collar and leash system for my pets.  Adding traffic handles, and nylon for comfort, gave me the look and feel that I wanted for myself and my dogs.”

Boss Tactical™ is the seventh product the company has launched since its inception in the fall of 2018. The Seattle based company is growing and adding more and more independent retailers every month despite the challenges of the pandemic.

The company wants to help consumers raise a healthy and happy pet, whether that’s through diet and/or exercise. Nassar hopes the leashes and collars will be particularly beneficial to dog owners, as they have more time to spend outdoors with their furry family members due to everyone’s new “stay-at-home” lifestyle.

Nassar started the line of pet products with Raw Goat Milk and Greek Frozen Yogurt for his dog Kelby, who refused to eat most pet food products on the market, thanks to gut issues. Frustrated, the Seattle entrepreneur created his own products with the help of his background in manufacturing people yogurt.  His innovations solved Kelby’s nutritional issues and taught the entrepreneur to “treat your pet like a boss.” Learn more at


Bonne et Filou: high quality treats for high quality dogs

Bonne et Filou was created in inspiration from French King Louis XIV. He is said to have the most loyal of the royal dogs, and they deserved the best. Bonne et Filou feels the exact same way about your furry friends. They have curated their company to be a luxurious, royal, dog treat company.

With their trio of dog treat macaroons, it doesn’t get any more indulgent for your pet. They come in lavender, mint, and strawberry so there is always a flavor for your dogs particular taste. They are adorable, and perfectly Instagrammable, which is evident in all of the posts sent in by celebrities (human and dog)!

The 90’s epitome of high-quality and affluent lifestyle herself, Elaine Hendrix starred as Meredith Blake in Parent Trap – and she loves these treats for her dog. While being a role model for the rich and luxurious, in her personal life she is very well known for being an animal rights activist. She knows what her pet deserves and she knows it’s Bonne et Filou.

American Pie actress Tara Reid has shared her love of Bonne et Filou treats many times with her adorable pet Yorkie, too! Other celebrities showing their love for these treats include Broadway’s latest star as “Maria” in West Side Story, Shereen Pimentel, and American-French actor Gilles Marini.

Not all fans of the brand are human, in fact, many dogs show their love for Bonne et Filou every day! They are constantly tagged in “pupfluencers” posts and love to share the feedback on their social media. Pet Instagram pages are the untapped market of social media advertising, because they are trusted. If they are promoting a product, like Bonne et Filou superfan, Geordi LaFluff, then you know the product is fantastic. No one wants anything less than the absolute best for their pets.

Bonne et Filou’s dog treats are handmade with the highest quality, premium ingredients available. “Our 100% natural recipe is handmade in the USA and is free of artificial coloring or any preservatives. Our ingredients are all healthy for dogs, corn-free, and wheat-free, and sourced from local suppliers – only the best for our four-legged royals.” they are picture-perfect, luxurious, and undoubtedly good for your pets.
To give your pet the gift of luxury visit and learn more about their products.


Pet Costume Ideas with Shed Defender

I wish I knew about this product when Cami had her knee surgeries 2 years ago. I also wish I knew about Shed Defender body suits when I had a rental car with Jacob and his fur was everywhere.  These funny body suits for dogs are useful and better than a cone. Even though it looks like they are about to do an aerobics class, it is really one of the best items for pet owners that’s available on the market right now. It is very easy to put on, machine washable and incredibly fun.

One of Niko’s favorite shows on Youtube is Pinkfong and Hogi and I searched high and low for Pinkfong costumes for dress up and Halloween but with no luck. When I came across Shed Defender. I knew it was the obvious answer! So with some felt piece and props, I present to you, Pinkfong Cami and Hogi Niko!

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Do you have any plans for pet Halloween costumes this year?

Put your precious pup’s hair in its place with the Shed Defender Shedding Dog Bodysuit. This patent-pending onesie is made from a recycled, environmentally-friendly, polyester spandex material that’s durable enough to withstand canine wear-and-tear, while still being lightweight and breathable. Shed Defender is intended to be worn in the house, car and anywhere you don’t want dog hair, dirt, dander or allergens. In addition to trapping the shedding hair inside the suit for fast and easy clean up, it also helps protect sensitive skin from exposure and reduce anxiety by applying gentle full-body pressure to help him feel safe and calm. It can even be used to replace a bulky, uncomfortable e-collar by covering injuries, wounds and other sensitive areas to prevent your pooch from licking or chewing.

Key Benefits

  • Contains the shedding by trapping loose dog hair within the suit; keeps dog hair, dirt, dander and allergens out of your car and house.
  • Made of premium, eco-friendly polyester spandex RecoTex fabric that’s lightweight, durable and breathable to keep your pup safe, comfortable and cool.
  • Also helps reduce anxiety, protect against cold weather, shield sensitive skin from exposure, and even replace an e-collar by covering wounds and surgical sites.
  • Easy to put on and take off; can even be worn on walks and potty breaks–just partially open the zipper along his belly so he can do his business.
  • Machine washable and dryer friendly; available in four colors and a wide variety of sizes to fit almost every size pooch.

Dog Mom: A Love Story

New from author and illustrator Isabel Serna comes Dog Mom: A Love Story (September 1, 2020; $12.95), a celebration of the unique bond between dog parent and pup with charming text and vibrant artwork. From sweet mottos: “The snuggle is real,” to silly puppy puns: “Pardon my Frenchie.” There are fun facts—did you know that just like human fingerprints, no two dogs’ noseprints are the same? And obvious signs that may indicate dog mom status, like planning out your pup’s Halloween outfit months in advance. Plus, it includes a colorful sheet of dog-themed stickers!


Dog Mom is the perfect gift for the proud, self-proclaimed dog moms of the world! And here to help keep busy schedules filled with both human and dog events and obligations on track are Isabel’s beautifully illustrated calendars for 2021: Dog Mom Personal 17-Month 2021 Wall Calendar and Dog Mom Mini Wall Calendar 2021.



Isabel Serna is the author of Crazy Plant Lady and the founder of Black Lamb Studio, a Miami-based design studio with a focus on colorful patterns, illustration, and product design. She is formally trained as an industrial designer and her work can be found on textiles, home goods, wallpaper, stationery, and various printed media. She has collaborated with brands such as Kate Spade, Hallmark, Huggies, Travelpro, Mixbook, West Elm, and Figo Fabrics. She lives with her husband, Juan, and her beloved French bulldog, Charlie, in Miami, Florida.


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New Broad Spectrum Elixir CBD Oil Offers Relief to Pets and Owners Alike

CANBY, Ore., Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today LIX, the Oregon-based startup focused on improving pets’ lives with organically sourced cannabidiol, or CBD, formally announced a new line of broad spectrum, odorless and flavorless CBD tinctures for all pets. CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in hemp.

“The Elixir” tincture is a sustainability harvested CBD oil complete with a signature cannabinoid profile. This is the first product under the LIX brand for founders Erin Hills and Kirstan Sanders. With a combined 25 years of experience in the pet wellness, food, pharmaceutical, cannabis, and technology worlds, Hills and Sanders combined their complementary skills – and their years nurturing animals in and out of rescue – to launch LIX in May 2020.

Animals can take the product straight from the dropper, resulting in immediate absorption to the system. Alternatively, pet owners can add the tincture to food. All LIX products are made with broad spectrum CBD oil and contain no THC. “The Elixir” is available in 250, 500, and 1,000 mg sizes with dosing and guidance on every package.

LIX pet wellness products are designed for animals, and are human grade, organic, flavorless, odorless and always free of pesticides and additives. CBD used in LIX products is organically sourced and sustainably harvested in Colorado, Washington, California, and Oregon.

Shipping is available domestically and internationally dependent on regulations. All foreign regulatory information is available at and LIX tinctures are ISO/GMP (International Standards Organization & Good Manufacturing Practices) certified.

According to Brightfield Group, the leading consumer insights and market intelligence firm for the CBD and cannabis industries, “48% of pet CBD buyers stop using prescriptions for their pets once they try CBD, indicating significant potential for this growing market. The industry grew 946% in 2019.”

“The Elixir has a signature cannabinoid profile that we created in order to improve the health and happiness of our own animals struggling with pain, anxiety, and mobility issues. We have always searched for the best quality holistic wellness solutions for our own pets or those in our rescue organization. My background in operations and sales combined with Kirstan’s background in sustainable, organic pet wellness products made us the perfect team. The more we learned about the efficacy of hemp-derived CBD for animals, it was a natural extension of our philosophy, business experience, and passion for animals to launch the company,” said Hills.

“Through running a pet rescue organization together and caring for our own animals, we have always been obsessed with overall pet happiness. Quality is critical to the mission of LIX and we’ll stay committed to pets, their people, and improving sustainability practices for our cherished Earth,” said Sanders.

“We brought this product into our pet store and it immediately became our best-selling CBD product. The milligrams are clearly labeled and the instructions make it very simple to dose your pet. Customers have been telling us it’s great because their pets truly can’t taste it so administering it is easy,” said Sadie K., store manager at The Healthy Pet, Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Each batch of product is tested at a third-party independent lab to ensure the highest quality and potency. All LIX products use the highest quality hemp CBD combined with natural and organic ingredients.

LIX products are available online at, and in several independent pet stores in the Portland area. Due to increasing demand, in addition to the tinctures and a freshly launched topical salve, LIX has more ingestibles and topicals in pre-production. To find a LIX distributor near you, please visit To inquire about becoming a LIX retailer, please contact

About LIX
LIX was created to calm ache, ease pain, and support mobility for all animals (and their people). Steeped in the pet, cannabis and technology worlds, founders Kirstan Sanders and Erin Hills combined their long friendship, their complementary skills in finance, operations and sales, and their years spent helping animals in and out of rescue to launch LIX in May 2020. LIX offers broad spectrum, flavorless and odorless tinctures with a signature cannabinoid profile. Each batch of product is tested at a third-party independent lab to ensure the highest quality and potency. All LIX products use the highest quality hemp CBD combined with natural and organic ingredients. Kirstan and Erin’s passion is to create the highest quality human grade wellness products for pets that are safe for people, too.

LIX is people tested, animal approved.