Saving Jax and Riley, part 2

March 12, 2014

As all of you probably agree, adopting your dog(s) is one of the best decisions you have ever made. You may also agree that your dogs have taught you a thing or two over the years, and rescuing our boy Riley has taught us how resilient dogs can be.

Here’s Riley’s rescue story…

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Riley was found wandering the streets of a not so nice part of town, with ears that had been cut by a person that had no business doing so. His ears were infected, he was in serious pain, and had clearly been in the wrong hands. With Riley weighing in at 90 pounds and a muscular physique, all we can assume is that somebody decided to take advantage of him. Luckily there are more good people in this world than there are bad, and a wonderful rescue helped bring Riley back to good health. He had some healing to do, but was ready to find his forever home. We were aware of Riley’s story and were ready to bring this handsome boy home to our family. We fell in love with Riley pretty quickly. Why, you ask?
1. As Riley would probably agree, it was love and kiss at first site. The moment we brought Riley out of the shelter he planted a big smooch right across my face and we knew we were friends for life.
2. This 90 pound sqeezealicious dog (yes, I said sqeezealicious!) doesn’t really know he’s 90 pounds. Riley believes he’s 5 pounds, 10 pounds, at most. So, naturally, we nicknamed him “Tiny”. He leaps onto your lap like he’s light as a feather, he climbs onto your lap while you’re sitting at your desk, and he thinks he can fit into small spaces, like your pillow, while you’re sleeping.
3. Don’t be fooled by his macho exterior, Riley is a love bug. He just wants to cuddle. And kiss. If anyone needs a hug, Riley is your man.


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4. Riley loves everyone. He finds a friend in anyone, any person, any dog, any cat.
5. Through the heart ache, pain and difficulty this dog has faced in his short life, he is trusting, loving, and kind to all living beings. Even though he may not have been shown the same kindness, he has been able find compassion and forgiveness in his own heart. And for this, I will forever admire Riley. How could this dog be so kind, so gentle, and so loving after all he’s been through? I’m so proud of him and proud to call him a member of our family.
Riley is the reason our family rescues dogs. Even though he may have a past that is unknown or difficult to understand, he is not broken, he is just misunderstood. Riley’s story represents the countless number of homeless animals across the world, and we hope his cute little self will inspire others to adopt.


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Now Riley has a family of people and dogs, and has accepted a new puppy and best friend into his life, our little Jax. Learn about Jax and his rescue story in part 3 of this series coming this week! You can see the inspiration for this 3 part series in Saving Jax and Riley, part 1 by clicking here!

-Jennifer

Saving Jax and Riley, part 1

March 3, 2014

This is a personal post by owner, Jennifer Beinke.

Hello! For those of you who don’t know me personally, I have some incredibly exciting news to share; my family has rescued a new puppy named Jax. It’s time to tell the story of Jax and his new best friend, Riley, another one of our recent rescues. It’s a story about two dogs, coming from different backgrounds, with two things in common; they were both looking for love (and found it!) and a place to finally call home (they found this too!).

Kiss My Mutt® began with a dream to combine two passions, dogs and design. Dogs make life happy and fun, and I couldn’t imagine a life without one, or a few! Rescue is very important to me and helping innocent animals in need is a gratifying cause our family is committed to. Rescue dogs are animals just looking for love, and when given the opportunity, they can teach us a few things about friendship and family.

Jax and Riley have not only found a place to call home, but have also found a best friend in each other. While they have connected with our other rescue pups, they have decided the sun rises and sets with one another. They look out for one another, love one another, and live for play time together. And, as you can see, they love to snuggle! We never expected the bond Jax and Riley would form in just a few short months, but we’re so happy they’ve found each other. We’re so proud to have these two dogs a part of our family and will share both Jax and Riley’s individual rescue stories in part 2, ‘Saving Riley’ and part 3, ‘Saving Jax’ next week!

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-Jennifer

Happy 2014!

January 1, 2014

Happy New Year from Kiss My Mutt!

Wishing you and yours (including your pups) lots of love, many dreams to fill, and moments to cherish in 2014!

Customer Appreciation!

October 4, 2013

We love our customers, the dogs and their people!

KISS MY MUTT® has become a reflection of who our customers are, and their dogs too! We understand the love our customers have for their dogs because we’re crazy about our own.

“I feel incredibly proud when I see someone, or some dog, sporting KISS MY MUTT gear. It’s really neat to know that someone else is sharing in my passion for dogs and design.” Jennifer Beinke, Owner of Kiss My Mutt.

Check out some of our awesome customers loving their KISS MY MUTT products! Thanks for sharing! Keep ‘em coming on Instagram @kissmymutt #kissmymutt

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Thank you for a wonderful year!

December 31, 2012

As 2012 comes to a close, we’d like to share our genuine appreciation for our customers, colleagues, fans, and friends. You have made 2012 an awesome year! Because of you, we strive to be the best we can be, and we thank you for that.

We have big plans in the works for 2013 and look forward to providing you and your pups with quality products and excellent customer service.

From all of us at KISS MY MUTT® to you and yours, we hope you have a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!

In the Press – ‘Follow Your Passion’

December 5, 2012

It is an honor to be posting here today! I am a huge supporter of Modern Dog Magazine. I LOVE their beautiful photo shoots, awesome product reviews, wonderful articles, and their desire to help dogs and other pets in need is awe-inspiring. So, naturally, I’m very happy to not only have our Kiss My Mutt® ‘Nautical Striped’ collar featured in their article and photo shoot, ‘Mutts, Glorious Mutts!’, but to have also been interviewed for their article titled, ‘Follow Your Passion’ written by Corey Van’t Haaff. You can see snippets of both articles below! <3

 

Rocky and Cody – “The Boys”

October 27, 2012

It is with a heavy heart that I write to you today. We recently lost one of the original members of our team, our family, and a huge part of our lives. We lost our sweet Cody, our 14-year-old Golden Retriever, to cancer. It took a while to actually write this down and to get used to the fact that Cody is no longer here with us. Cody loved his family. He was so sweet, caring, and full of life. He loved to go for walks, explore his backyard, and loved his sweet brother, Rocky.

We lost Cody’s brother, Rocky, another one of our sweet Goldens, almost 3 years ago. Rocky and Cody were inseparable. They were brothers, litter mates, and the best of friends. We called them “the boys” and they knew very well this was one of their many nicknames. Cody was also known as the, “Code-man,” and Rocky as, “Rocky-Doodle”.

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Rocky (left) and Cody (right)

We hope the two of them are running around together, eating lots of cookies, and watching over the rest of our clan. Rocky and Cody taught all of us how to smile through adversity, play and run like nobody is watching, and enjoy the compassion and love animals bring to a home everyday. We love you both and will miss you forever.

- Love, your “Sister” and “Triplet”, Jennifer and the rest of our family and team

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