Must Have Gifts For Pit Bull Lovers


If you are a Pit Bull Lover or know someone who is then this list will be your number one go to for all things Pit Bull. You may be tempted to buy EVERYTHING on this list and no one will shame you for being a die hard fan of one of the most popular dog breeds, the amazing American Pit Bull Terrier.

Here is your one stop shop for Must Have Gifts For Pit Bull Lovers !


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1.  "Pit Bull Hair is My Glitter" Mug

First up on the list is this awesome mug that many of you can relate to when it comes to dog hair sticking to your clothes. We wear our dog hair proudly, like we would glitter. (I personally own and love this mug!)




2. A Book About a Misunderstood Breed

"I'm a Good Dog" : Pit Bulls, America's Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pets is a book filled with heartwarming stories and photos about beloved Pit Bulls. Readers have said : “A beautiful book about some of the most beautiful and big-hearted dogs in the world—dogs who've been misunderstood and discriminated against for far too long. Ken Foster and his rescue work are a gift to animals and people alike. Everyone should read I'm a Good Dog to learn the truth about pit bulls, and celebrate them.”
—Rebecca Skloot, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks





3. Colorful Pit Bull Watercolor Illustration

Add a wonderful pop of color to your home with this colorful watercolor illustration of a Pit Bull. Hang it up where you most want to showcase your love of the breed or wherever you need to add a touch of color to make a bold statement.




4. Dean Russo Pit Bull Shirt

This unisex shirt is artistic, groovy, colorful, and awesome all wrapped into one. Get it for the special man in your life or the woman who likes comfy tshirts. This is sure to be a well loved shirt!




5. Colorful Pit Bull Top

This super cute top comes in a ton of different colors so you can make sure to chose the best color for the special lady in your life or yourself. This top will definitely be a go to on a casual day with some jeans and make sure to keep scrolling down because we have the perfect pair of shoes to go with this top!




6. Sugar Skull Throw Pillow

If you love Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls then you will love this adorable Sugar Skull Pit Bull Throw Pillow. It is the perfect throw pillow to add to your couch, bed, chair or anywhere!




7. A Funny Pit Bull Mug

Because who doesn't want to start off their day with a mug of a Pit Bull drinking out of a mug? Am I right?! This is sure to please the coffee or tea drinker who shares a love of Pit Bull and likes to laugh. 




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8. BOBS by Sketchers Pit Bull Shoes

These are not only comfortable and cute, but they help out Best Friend's Animal Society. The best part is that they don't just have 1 Pit Bull print but 4 different Pit Bull styles to choose from. Run on over and grab a pair, or all of them!




9. Pit Bull Pouch

You can use this pretty pouch to hold anything from your cell phone, makeup, pens and pencils, first aid kit, or even dog treats if you wish. This would make a thoughtful gift that can be put to great use. 




10. Watercolor Pit Bull Top

Here is another beautiful top for the ladies featuring a watercolored Pit Bull and a nice flowy high-low style for a comfortable and stylish casual look. Pair it with jeans or shorts and you're set. Make a statement wherever you go!




11. Day Of The Dead Pit Bull Shirt

This is an other unisex top that would be great for a man or woman who loves Pit Bulls and the Day of The Dead style. This happy pup is sure to put a smile on everyone's face. 




12. Pit Bull Wine Holder

Last but certainly not least is this unique and awesome wine holder for the wine lover in your life. Enjoy seeing this Cute Pit Bull everytime you go for a bottle. Your guests will surely get a laugh out of this one and it is a great conversation starter.









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Valentine's Day Gifts For Dog Lovers


Are you looking for a gift for the Dog Lover in your life or are you a Dog Lover looking to gift yourself? Either way this list has some great gifts ideas for you to choose from. The only problem is picking only one but who says you have too? Enjoy!



1. Polaroid Snap Touch

This fun Digital Camera features a touch screen display and a built in printer so that you can print your favorite shots right on the spot. It is compatible with your smartphone and has neat editing features such as adding filters, emojis, borders, and more. This camera uses zero ink technology and comes in an array of fun colors. This is sure to please the dog lover that adores snapping photos of their pooch!



2. Love Paw Print Sweater

This sweater is simple yet the perfect way to make a statement about your Love of Dogs. Wear it on chilly days while walking your dog or simply to hang around your home while snuggling up with your pup. You can't go wrong with a comfy sweater that emphasizes your love of four legged friends.



3. Underwater Dogs

This Book features photos of you guessed it, Dogs Underwater. This artistic take on dogs swimming features a splashing good time that will make you smile and giggle. The doggy paddle never looked so good.



4. FitBit Alta

This sleek, sweat resistant Fitness Tracker is great for the monitoring your activity levels, completing workouts, and setting new goals. This is a thoughtful gift for anyone that wishes to stay on track with their fitness goals. This can motivate you to go out and walk or run with your pup more often and reach milestones together.



5. Statement Mug

Ah, two things that can brighten up someone's day, Coffee and Dogs! Know someone who Loves both? Then this is THE gift for them. Think of the joy they will receive while sipping coffee from this mug and petting their dog. Pure Bliss!



6. Messenger Bag

A Messenger Bag is not only unisex but the perfect bag to take with you on dog walks. It features plenty of pockets to store everything from treats to poop bags to your own electronic devices and even an extra jacket in case it gets chilly.



7. Bookend

This gorgeous Scottie Bookend set is fantastic for holding all your favorite dog books together. Gift this to a Dog Loving avid reader and make their day!



8. Tea Infuser

This nifty silicone loose tea infuser comes in the form of a cute Pug. Now this is a nice touch to the dog loving, tea drinker. This little guy will keep you company while you work or relax and sip on your nice cup of tea.


9. Paw Print Keepsake

This Frame features one slot for a photo of your precious pup and the other slot for a keepsake paw print that you can do yourself. Keep it on your desk or hang it up next to your family photos.



10. Best Dog Mom Ever Tank

Do you know The Best Dog Mom Ever? Then gift her with this awesome tank so she can let the world know. It comes in different colors so you can choose her favorite.



Want more gift ideas? Check out The Amazon Gift Guide For Dogs 2017 !



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Stylish Dog Walking Outfits Inspired By Celebrities

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Dogs and Fashion, can a girl really ask for more? These Celebrities show us how they strut their stuff while walking their pooches in stylish clothing. Because walking the dog shouldn't be a chore but more of an "all eyes on me" outing!




1. Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel looks casual and cool walking her Pit Bull Tina and her husband, Justin Timberlake's Boxer, while wearing some comfy Nike high top sneakers, a black and white stripped skirt, an also stripped sweatshirt, and a leather jacket.



2. Miranda Kerr

Australian model Miranda Kerr makes the most of the sunny weather by pairing a black ribbed crop top, exposing her flat midrift, with airy floral pants, black sandals, a hat and shades, and a roomy black bucket bag while walking her fluffy pooch pal.



3. Dakota Johnson

Star of Fifty Shades of Grey, Dakota Johnson, walks her dog in New York while wearing a perfect "Chilly Weather" ensemble consisting of smart black cardigan paired over a light beige long sleeve top, cuffed jeans, military boots, and a red flannel to tie in some color around her waist.



4. Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen and husband, John Legend, take stroll with their Frenchie and Bulldog buddies while looking sharp. Chrissy wears some distressed jeans paired with beautiful and strappy nude heels, a large nude handbag, a long grey coat, and a hat with sunnies.



5. Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn shows us how to look perfectly feminine while juggling a leash and drinks while wearing heels. She dons a gorgeous high waisted skirt with a stripped see-through overlay, a sheer polka dot blouse that is tied to give it the crop top look, white and nude combo sky high heels, and keeps it fresh with dainty gold jewelry.


6. Kimberley Garner

English swimwear designer and actress, Kimberley Garner struts her stuff while walking her fabulous furry friend while wearing an Aztec style romper with a flowy tail, studded "gladiatoresque" block strappy heels that match her dog's leash, and a western looking belt for an effortless chic look that screams Summertime.



7. Kate Moss

The Blonde model took out her dog Archie for a stroll on the street while looking effortlessly edgy and cool while wearing some fringed black suede booties, distressed blue jeans, a lose black tee under a black and red leather jacket, and a black cap.



8. Ashley Tisdale

High School Musical actress, Ashley Tisdale, takes her adorable pup, Maui, for a stroll while looking fabulous with a bit of bohemian flare while wearing a gorgeous blush pink maxi skirt, a grey fishnet type tank, and nude wedges.



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9. Laura Vandervoort

The Smallville star, Laura Vandervoort, stuns as she walks her cutie of a dog while wearing grey thigh high boots over blue skinny jeans, a loose white long sleeve blouse, and a modern grey leather backpack.



10. Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried poses for a picture with her happy rescued dog Finn while wearing a cream textured dress with cram colored stilettos and a huge smile that matches Finn's.



11. Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne rocks a stripped mini dress paired with motorcycle boots and a hat while walking her pup who dons a stylish red bandana adding some flare to complement Bella's more edgy look.



12. Eva Mendes

The actress, Eva Mendes, walks her boyfriend, Ryan Gosling's dog, George while donning a bright orange statement dress with nude heels and a nude studded crossbody bag. The look screams effortless yet totally styling.




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10 Cruelty Free Makeup Brands


Ah makeup, the wonderful land of makeup where you can spend about an hour at your local Sephora swatching and testing different products or look like  a crazy woman going to your 24 hour drugstore in the middle of the night because you can't get your mind off that must have new lipstick shade. Yes I've been there and it's ok but do you ever wonder if your makeup has been tested on animals? This is a topic I recently became interested in as my love for makeup has grown exponentially.

I started doing some research and compiled a list of 10 makeup brands that most of you may be familiar with that do not test their products on animals and this brought me joy because I own a lot of products from these brands. So if you would like to know if your makeup stash is ethical or not take a peak at these well known brands that are considered cruelty free!



1. Too Faced 

First on the list is Too Faced and who doesn't love their gorgeous eyeshadow palettes that smell this chocolate? Umm yes please! While this may be on the higher end of the makeup spectrum and one that isn't sold in drugstores, you can still snag some good deals via their website where you get a free gift with every purchase. Now that's SWEET!


2. Elf 

ELF is a highly affordable brand that I have been loving since I first saw their products hanging in my local Target and with such affordability it is awesome to know that they too are cruelty free so now you can look great on a budget and know that you are not supporting animal cruelty.


3. Wet n Wild 

Wet n Wild has been a favorite of mine since childhood in the 90s where I would beg my mom to buy me nail polish or an absurd color of lipstick (metallic silver anyone?). It's great to see that my childhood favorite has made the list.


4. Kat Von D 

Kat Von D is known for her vegan lifestyle so it's no surprise to see that her cosmetics line follows suit. With gorgeous palettes and edgy lipstick shades, this line is edgy, modern, and the packaging is cute too!


5. Becca 


Becca has recently become well known for their gorgeous highlighters which give you the most amazing glow and have you looking like a goddess. While it is a more expensive brand it is worth the splurge once in awhile especially when it's cruelty free!


6. Anastasia Beverly Hills

Once known as the queen of eyebrows, Anastasia has truly become a star in the cosmetic world with gorgeous products from the perfect eyebrow pencil to beautiful lipsticks, and contour kits. This is one brand you must have if you support ethical makeup.


7. Hard Candy

This is another childhood fav that can be found in Walmarts and is super affordable. They have a nice selection or products but my favorite has to be their beautiful blushes. 


8. Milani

Ok seriously, Milani has great products and can be easily found at drugstores. Their lipsticks and blushes are amazing, literally, and they are affordable. Thinking of Miliani makes me want to go to the drugstore right now! 


9. Physician's Formula

If you have not tried out Physician's Formula you don't know what you're missing and if you have then you know all about their awesome bronzers and highlighters. Go to your local drugstore or Target/Walmart and check out their ethical selections.


10. Sonia Kashuk

If you ever browse the Target beauty aisle then you are familiar with this brand and their beautiful makeup brushes but they do make some affordable makeup that is cruelty free so they made the list and seriously those holiday makeup brush sets are amazing and you need to pick one up when the holidays roll around!



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Questions to ask yourself before adding a dog to your life!

by Barbara Rivers from



Did you know that February is “Responsible Pet Owner's Month”? What a great opportunity to outline the responsibilities of dog ownership one needs to be aware of PRIOR to welcoming a new furry family member!


Let’s review the most important aspects needing to be considered:



1. Which Breed Is The Right One For You & Your Lifestyle?


You probably have a more or less vague idea of what you want your ideal canine companion to look like. While the color of his coat & his overall size may be somewhat important to you, the more pressing question is: “Which dog breed is the right one for me / my family / my lifestyle?”

Be sure to research the breeds you are considering, in order to find out about their respective exercise & grooming requirements. Then ask yourself if a high-energy dog such as an Australian Shepherd or Weimaraner truly fits your lifestyle.

Unless you are a very active person who loves the outdoors, you would probably be better off with a more laid back breed, such as a Bulldog or a Shih Tzu. Energy levels differ between dogs of one breed, of course, but you’ll get a good general idea of what to expect when adopting a certain breed.

I have a friend who owns two Australian Shepherds of different energy levels. Her male pup Shade is incredibly energetic and very hard to tire out, while her female Solea still fits into the active Aussie picture, but is a little more mellow than her “brother” (from a different litter). Mind you, my friend does an excellent job with her Aussies: She does competitive agility with them, takes them swimming, roller blading, and backpack hiking. I probably forgot to mention a few other activities, but you get the picture.

Unless you’re ready for some intense sporting adventures, please don’t get an overly active dog breed. Without meeting their need for high-level activities, they will find outlets for their pent-up energy, such as destroying your favorite Manolo Blahniks, digging through your backyard, or harassing the neighbors with frustrated barking sessions.

A different friend of mine, Dawn, used to own two Bulldogs who also had different energy levels. Her male pup Atticus (who unfortunately lives on the other side of the rainbow bridge now) fit the general picture of a laid back, a bit on the lazier side, Bulldog. As a matter of fact, he hated going for a walk, while her female pup Ada has a surprising amount of energy for her breed! She loves to walk, and run!



2. Do You Have Time For A Dog?


The next equally important step is to ask yourself if you have the necessary time for a dog. Regardless of breed, each and every dog needs to go for at least one daily walk (their need to migrate is engraved in their genes).

Dogs are social creatures and pack-oriented, which means they don’t do well if left by themselves for too long, let alone all day. If you work from home and welcome several breaks throughout the day in which you can go for a walk with your pup, or have some training or playtime sessions, you sound like a great candidate for dog ownership.

If you’re a stay-at-home mom or dad, and your respective better half works 40 + hours: Congratulations, you sound like you’ll be able to manage a pup.

If you’re a full-time working couple however, then you’ll have to ask yourselves how you would be able to integrate a dog in your busy schedule.

I’ll break it down for you. Say you usually get up around 5:45 am in order to being able to leave the house by 6:30 am. You live 30 mins away from work, which means you’d spend your lunch break at work, and won’t get home until 5:30 – 6:00 pm.

Now let’s add a dog to that picture. Say you adopted a two year old, house broken pug, whose energy level is fairly low. You’d still have to take him for about a 30 minute walk each morning, then feed him, and spend a little quality time with him.

You just added about 90 minutes to your morning routine, meaning you are now looking at getting up at 4:15 am. Unless you are able to extend your lunchtime and come home in order to give your pug some time for relief as well as socialization time, you would have to come up with a solution for having this need met.

Let’s fast-forward to your evening routine. You’ve had a long, hard day at work, and all you want to do when coming home is lie down on your couch and watch some TV.

Simply put, you won’t be able to indulge in this habit once you own a dog. He will be wagging his tail in a greeting manner when you walk through your front door, and then you’ll have to take him outside for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Add playtime and dinner, and before you know it you won’t be able to say hi to your couch until 7:45 pm.

Now, you may have the luxury of working for one of those “pawsome” companies which allow you to bring your dog to work. In that case, you hit the dog owner jackpot. Or you may be the boss at work, which means you’ll be able to make the decision that bringing your dog to work is allowed. However, if both scenarios aren’t realistic, and you also don’t have the luxury of being able to drop off your pooch at a family member’s or friends’ house for the day, you’ll have to come up with a plan B.

You could, of course, hire a professional dog walker to drop by your house and take Mr. Pug out for a walk, a potty break, and some playtime. If you live in a somewhat urban setting, a doggie day camp may be another option. However, both options don’t come free, and will run you anywhere between $100 – $200 per week, depending on rates.


3. Can You Afford A Dog?


Which brings us to the next question. Do you have the financial means for a dog? Besides the extra cost of having your pooch taken care of by a professional, you will be facing costs for regular vet visits, and I don’t mean the ones that arise out of a medical emergency.

Once your dog has had his initial puppy vaccines, he will have to come back for one to two Wellness Check-ups per year, as well as more or less frequent vaccination boosters (the question of how many of those are indeed necessary is a different topic altogether). While we of course hope that you will never be faced with the stress and costs of a canine emergency, it is wise to financially plan for one.

It’s a good idea to invest in medical dog insurance or to open an emergency savings account which is strictly to be used on Fido. Also check with your human liability insurance provider if they include doggie liability insurance (USAA does, by the way).

In case they don’t, look into purchasing one.

The more obvious costs will be for a high quality dog food (the higher the quality, the less frequent vet visits will be!), monthly pest preventatives, accessories such as a dog bed, food & water dishes, collar & leash, and toys. All breeds also benefit from professional obedience training, so pencil that expense in (6 weeks of obedience training usually run around $150).

In general, the larger a dog breed, the higher the monthly expenses. Obviously they will multiply if you have more than one dog!

I will use our monthly costs for Buzz & Missy as an example of what to expect from a financial point of view.

The pups are grown Boxer mixes and get fed a mixture of kibble and some wet food, with occasional toppings of pumpkin puree and veggies such as carrots or green beens. The monthly cost for those items is about $170. Add a few treats here and there and we’re looking at a whopping $200 just for food for two medium-large size dogs.

The pups are on monthly pest preventatives: Heartguard against heartworms, and K9Advantix against fleas, lice, ticks, and mosquitoes. We usually buy a six month supply of each, lasting us a total of three months for both dogs. A six month box of Heartguard costs about $45 (prices vary with each retailer, so comparing them pays off, literally!), while the same amount of K9Advantix is about $65 (again, comparing prices is worth it!). So we’re looking at roughly $110 for three months and $37 per month in preventive meds.

Missy & Buzz are enrolled in medical doggie insurance with PetsBest, which runs at $74 every month.

Those three basic needs alone add up to about $300 every month. We are also faced with the cost of two yearly Wellness exams at their vet’s, which are about $40 per dog per exam, adding $160 of basic vet care to the equation each year (essentially another $13 per month). Again, we’re talking about necessary vet appointments ~ those do not include any unforeseen medical emergencies.

Granted, we have our dog insurance which kicks in at that point, but still have to contribute to emergencies with our annual co-pay of $200 per dog, and 10 % of each medical bill.

So all in all we’re looking at about $300 of basic doggie related expenses each month. There are always potential $$$ add-ons for toys, bedding, pet care, and other accessories such as collars, leashes, backpacks, poop-bags (we do indulge in the luxury of purchasing poop bags now that we live in an area where poop stations are non-existant)…the sky is the limit, really, as far as pet accessories go!

Unless you are a home owner, you’ll likely also be faced with dog security deposits and/or monthly pet rent. We had to pay a non-refundable pet fee of $ 400.00 prior to moving into our last rental home in NC, before making the step towards homeownership.

Thankfully, there was no additional monthly pet fee. We did, however, have to use a professional carpet cleaning service to steam clean our carpets throughout the house before moving out, as well as use a professional exterminator, per our lease agreement.

The apartments we lived at in Northern Virginia always charged a monthly pet rent between $35-45 per pet, meaning the pups had their own monthly rent between $70-90, as well as a non-refundable pet security deposit between $300.00-400.00.

The bottom line of listing all these doggie related expenses is that dog ownership does not come cheap! I encourage you to take a piece of paper and a pen in order to figure out your potential doggie costs.



4. Are You Able To Care For A Dog For Life?


Now, after having covered those questions, please ask yourself the following one, and please answer honestly: Do you realize that a dog is for life? If you are planning on adding a puppy to your family, please keep in mind that a puppy outgrows its cute initial size, and rather quickly, too!

Are you willing to share your life with your dog for the next decade, and possibly longer? How will a dog affect your vacation planning? If you can take him along: Great! But what if you can’t bring him? Who will watch him? Are you able to afford a week’s or longer worth of pet care?

If you are planning on having kids, will your dog still fit into that picture? Are you willing to put in the extra work necessary to prepare your pup for the arrival of the human baby?

And what happens should you move? Be aware of the fact that certain States and Cities enforce BSL (Breed Specific Legislation), meaning ownership of certain breeds deemed vicious is prohibited or restricted (its effectiveness remains doubtful and is yet another topic for discussion).



Bottom line: Thousands of pets end up at shelters every year due to owners who are overwhelmed with their care. Please think wisely before adding a fur kid to your life, and spread the word!





Barbara is a professional dog walker & pet sitter who began blogging about her canine passion in August of 2014. Her focus lies on responsible dog ownership, training, and healthy nutrition. You can connect with her at!