New Year, New You With Help from Your Furry Friends!

new yearsIf you’re like the folks here at BaxterBoo, you’ve had a few too many treats over the holidays, but looking at the New Year, you’re thinking about getting back on track to a healthier lifestyle and making this year the best year yet! Being the pet lovers that we are, we know that the healthier living can be even more fun when including your pets.

The are several things people consider when trying to live healthier lifestyles: eating better, getting exercise, making new friends, and making smart money choices. Read on to discover how your critters can contribute to living the healthy life you’ve always wanted. Continue reading

Top 10 Holiday Sweaters for Your Pet!

electric-knit-dog-sweater-stripes-7358What are the holidays without the classic, slightly silly sweaters? Actually, my teenage daughter specifically goes to thrift stores for “ugly” sweaters to complete her holiday look. The tackier the better! I wouldn’t go so far as to say ours are tacky, but putting a dog or even a cat in a sweater is sure to make a statement and the season toasty and bright!

Read on to see our Top 10 Sweaters for the Holidays!

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Preparing for Winter Weather with Your Pets

hurtta-dog-outdoor-overalls-black-1We’ve been having unseasonably warm weather this year. In fact, we’ve even had a couple of flies bothering us in the warehouse, which is just not normal for Colorado in the winter. Today, however, it actually got cold! And it’s a good thing, because it’s finally starting to feel a bit more like Christmas!

But getting pets ready for winter is actually serious business. Very young and elderly pets are particularly susceptible to the cold and need extra protection. Hairless cats will also appreciate a layer of warmth. Smaller breeds like Chihuahuas and Yorkshire Terriers especially need insulation from the cold. This may include indoor clothing as well. Continue reading

Dressing Up Pets is Nothing New

We are having way too much fun here at BaxterBoo orchestrating daily sales with goofy themes in our 12 Days of Dogtober campaign! Apparently, upping the fun factor is a good thing as pet costumes are the largest growing market in the Halloween industry. This may be due to the fact that, while some of us may not feel comfortable dressing ourselves in ridiculous fashions, there is just something intrinsically funnier about an annoyed-looking cat or a silly dog dressed in costumes.

This got me wondering about the history of dressing pets since we’re not so self absorbed as to believe we are the first or the only ones to do so (though I must say we do have a really fun time with it, especially with all the modern tools and materials available to us.) Continue reading

BaxterBoo Loves Fall to Bring the New to You!

Don’t you just love the cool, crisp air and the gilded leaves this time of year? It’s fun to pull out the boots, scarves, and sweaters. I even start getting a little more domestic and start using my crock pot, lighting candles, and baking more.

Here at BaxterBoo.com, we also enjoy the change in the season. Of course the pet costumes are always a treat, but we also love an excuse to send our buyers out to find the latest and greatest products for our wonderful customers! Cozy beds, sweaters, and coats will make your pet’s transition into the cooler months more comfortable. Continue reading

Animal Advocates, Part 4: DogTeezers by Nova New York

Have you ever felt overwhelmed about the needs of this world, and wondered how you could make a difference? Many of us have learned to cope by sealing our hearts up against the hurts we see, believing that we are unable to make much of a difference as just one person. Continue reading

Fun in the Sun: Aquatic Safety for Dogs

It’s a little intimidating to blog now that so many of you folks have recently subscribed and are expecting deep, profound nuggets to chew on! I’m having performance anxiety! So I thought if I couldn’t be thought provoking, I could at least go for heroic. And nothing is more heroic than saving lives, right? With the warmer weather approaching, we often head for bodies of water to stay cool. And of course you will take your best friend, but there are things to consider before your outing on the boat, to the pool, or other aquatic playground. Continue reading

What Precautions Can Prevent Predators from Taking Your Pet?

Shanna Moakler, a reality TV star from California, is warning fellow small dog owners about the risks of losing pets to wildlife after one of her dogs was seriously injured and another disappeared after a hawk flew off with it.She had installed coyote-proof fences, knowing that predators were problematic in her area, but it wasn’t enough to protect them from an aerial attack. Continue reading