Cat Decor


Wouldn’t your cat love to sit on a cat rug?

 

 

Images courtesy of Purrfidious via Etsy



Just in Time for Summer Vacation


 

Have you heard about Dog Vacay? Instead of leaving your pup at a kennel the next time you go on vacation, try finding a temporary caregiver on this new site.  Dog Vacay features dog owners and animal lovers from your community who offer to take care of your pet for a daily rate.  There are so many advantages to a service like this: it’s an affordable place for your dog to stay while you are out of town, but most importantly, you can ensure that your pet is being cared for and comfortable in an actual home.

 

If you are worried about trusting a stranger, you can always read the reviews from users on the site (most of the caregivers are approved by Dog Vacay) or you can propose a ‘meet and greet’ to become acquainted with the sitter before you leave your pup with him or her.  And here’s the cool part: while you are away, you can arrange for photo updates with your chosen caregiver so that you can check in every day.  Those check-ins are reassuring no matter how far away you are.

 

What do you think about this new website? Would you feel better leaving your pet at a fellow dog lover’s home rather than a kennel? And who normally takes care of your pets while you are out of town?

 

Photo courtesy of Dog Vacay



Helping US Military Pups Overseas


U.S. Navy MASN Duane Jones and his MWD Barry

 

Best Buddy Biscuits is so excited to announce that we were recently contacted by the United States War Dog Association, which supports military and police canines unit, to donate our biscuits for distribution to these hard-working dogs.  Our healthy, delicious treats will be sent overseas and will hopefully bring a taste of home to our military canines.   We are extremely honored to work with this great organization and donate to this extremely worthy cause.  It is such a wonderful opportunity to be able to help US soldiers and military dogs who all give so much for our country every day.

 

If you have a moment, please visit their site at http://chapter1.uswardogs.org, where you can find more information about these brave dogs, their amazing handlers and even information on how to adopted a Retired Military Working Dog after he/she has put in years of service.  Thanks so much to the United States War Dog Association for contacting us.  We look forward to working with the Association and to sending treats to our hard-working canines in the Armed Forces for a long time to come.

U.S. Navy MASN Duane Jones and his MWD Barry

Photos courtesy of the United States War Dog Association

 



Help Willy’s Friends: Sunday, May 20th


 

Come visit Best Buddy Biscuits at the Help Willy’s Friends Pet fair on Sunday, May 20th from 11:00am to 4:00pm!  Held at Coginchaug Regional High School at 135 Pickett Lane, Durham, Connecticut, Help Willy’s Friends is a gigantic pet fair with hundreds of dogs from over 40 shelters and agencies ready to be adopted!   In addition to a huge dog parade, there will be face painting (for humans), pet photos, nail clippings, food stands and almost 100 other vendors.  Admission is FREE!  The weather is supposed to be gorgeous so spend some time outside and visit the Help Willy’s Friends Pet Fair!  Almost 100 hundred dogs found new homes last year and we hope this year will be a great success as well.  Visit the Help Willy’s Friends site here for more information.  We hope to see you tomorrow!

 

Photo courtesy of Help Willy’s Friends website



Pets Making a Difference: Izzy the Beagle


 

At John F. Kennedy Airport, the busiest airport in America for international flights, Izzy the beagle spends her days in Terminal 4 sniffing out illegal edibles coming through customs.  As people enter the United States, many try to smuggle in some of their favorite delicacies whether they be mangoes or goat heads.  Izzy is trained to alert personnel of any food, including herbs and liquids, so that the items can be inspected by human customs employees.  An apple may seem harmless, but even this benign fruit can spread dangerous agricultural disease, according to the New York Times.

As a reward, Izzy is given pepperoni pieces.  For checking over 2,000 bags per hour and keeping out countless viruses, these are much deserved treats.

 

 

Photo via New York Times

 



Beagles Rescued, Mission Accomplished!


If you are looking for a heartwarming story, watch this video below which is from the Animal Rescue Media Education (ARME), who rescued 40 beagles who were raised in an animal-testing lab in Europe. These poor pups were kept in isolation from birth and have never even been outside.  The footage below shows the dogs learning to trust their rescuers and walking on grass for the first time.  Thank you to all of the wonderful organizations out there who work so hard to protect our animals!

 

 

Via Jezebel

 



New Haven Museum Holiday Fair: Saturday, December 3rd


 

Now that Thanksgiving is over, the Christmas season is in full-swing! Please join us at the Project Holiday! Fair at the New Haven Museum this Saturday, December 3rd from 10:00am to 3:00pm.  The museum is located at 114 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, and will feature tons of artisans and vendors selling great items for all.  For more information, click here.  We’re really looking forward to this event and hope to see you there!



Holiday Fair at Cook Hill School, Wallingford: Sunday, November 20th


 
 
On Sunday, November 20th, Best Buddy Biscuits will take part in the 2nd Annual Cook Hill School Holiday Marketplace at 44 Schoolhouse Road in Wallingford, Connecticut.  The fair will run from 10:00am to 2:00pm and there will be over 30 vendors selling crafts, holiday goods and food.  Last year’s event was an amazing success and this year promises to be a terific event as well.  If you are in the area, drop by the Cook Hill School for some pre-Thanksgiving holiday cheer!!


Holy Cross Mother’s Club Christmas Bazaar: Saturday, November 13th


 

This Saturday, November 13th, we’ll be at Holy Cross High School in Waterbury, Connecticut, from 9:00am to 3:00pm for the Annual Mother’s Club Christmas Bazaar.  Best Buddy Biscuits did this fair two years ago and we had a great time.  If you’re in the area, stop by and check out the 50+ craft vendors, as well as raffles, gift baskets, food stands and pictures with Santa.  We will be featuring our holiday gift packages along with our regular supply of dog biscuits, cat treats and pet gifts.  For more details, you can connect to their flyer here.

 

Click here for address/directions and additional information.  Feel free to email us or leave us a comment if you have any special requests.  We’re looking forward to seeing you this weekend for some pre-Thanksgiving holiday cheer!

 

 



Halloween!


Last week in New York City, dolled-up pups came out in droves to walk in the 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade.  Best Week Ever was there to cover the event and features  dozens of pictures as well as great commentary on their site.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Can anyone go for a baked potato?

 

Feeling sheepy…

 

Something’s keeping him down.

 

Bulldog Bride of Frankenstein!

 

My absolute favorite: puppy pincushion!

 

 

Did you dress up your pets this Halloween?  Remember, send us your photos and we’ll post them on the Best Buddy Biscuit blog!!

 

Via Best Week Ever