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

© – @ashleyelliott82, © – @sirbarney

© – @babyjschatz, © – customer anonymous

© – @clarkestudio, © – @pupchips

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

“Just a Dog”

October 19, 2012

We came across this excerpt and loved it so we had to share! Very cute and very true!

“From time to time, people tell me, “Lighten up, it’s just a dog,” or, “That’s a lot of money for just a dog.”
They don’t understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for “just a dog.”
Some of my proudest moments have come about with “just a dog.”
Many hours have passed and my only company was “just a dog, but I did not once feel slighted.
Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by “just a dog,” and in those days of darkness,
the gentle touch of “just a dog” gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.

If you, too, think it’s “just a dog,” then you will probably understand phrases like “just a friend,”
“just a sunrise,” or “just a promise.”
“Just a dog” brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy.
“Just a dog” brings out the compassion and patience that makes me a better person.
Because of “just a dog,” I will rise early, take long walks, and look longingly to the future.
So for me and folks like me, it’s not “just a dog,” but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future,
the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.
“Just a dog” brings out what’s good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.

I hope that someday they can understand that it’s not “just a dog,”
but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being “just a human.”
So the next time you hear the phrase “just a dog,” just smile…because they “just don’t understand.”" – Unknown

The 13 Project

October 2, 2012

The 13 Project - KISS MY MUTT

One of our favorite blogs, Pretty Fluffy, is currently running a wonderful initiative called The 13 Project and asked us to get involved. Serena, of Pretty Fluffy, is always thinking of great ways to help animals in need, and this is something we can all join in on. The project is simple. Make and act on a list of 13 acts of kindness towards animals in the remaining 13 weeks of 2012.

To join, all you need is a desire to make a difference. Whether you can open your home to a foster dog, adopt a homeless pet, or can offer a few hours of your weekend to help walk the dogs at your local shelter, you can make a difference in your community today. Why wait for the new year to create new goals? Start your own list today! And, please feel free to share!

 

Here are the present and future goals of the KISS MY MUTT® team and how we are getting involved:

1. Organize some of our friends together and attend a volunteer information session at a local dog rescue to see how we can all be more involved. Getting together with friends makes these activities fun and brings in additional help to the shelter.

2. Find a few hours of the weekend and bring our children to spend time with the homeless dogs at our local dog shelter.

3. Donate sample KISS MY MUTT® dog beds to our local dog shelter.

4. Donate sample KISS MY MUTT® dog collars and leashes to our local dog shelter.

5. Join community activities like the PuppyUp! Walk in November where 50% of proceeds are donated to the 2 Million Dogs Foundation and the other 50% of proceeds are donated to a local non-profit called C.A.R.E.4Paws.

6. Continue to foster our newest member to the KISS MY MUTT® team, Riley.

7. Educate friends and family considering a new pet for their home about adopting or fostering. We know from experience, it can be the best decision ever made! :)

8. Say ‘thank you’ to the amazing animal organizations in our area. Drop off goodies like cold waters, snacks, and a ‘Thank You’ card on Saturday morning before their big day of walking the pups, cleaning the kennels, and doing the laundry. They are truly heroes who deserve recognition for the care and compassion they give to these homeless animals.

9. Sign this petition to help save greyhounds from cruel export trade.

10. Gather any gently used towels and blankets from friends and neighbors to bring in to our local shelter.

11. Sign up for more animal advocacy events in 2013.

12. Give a rescue dog or cat a kiss today! <3

13. Share and promote The 13 Project through our blog, Facebook, and Twitter!

A big thank you to Pretty Fluffy for putting together The 13 Project. We hope this will inspire you too to help animals in need.

Kiss My Mutt + Celebrity Pups

August 10, 2011

Last week, we were pleased to announce Kiss My Mutt™ products were delivered to some of Hollywood’s most famous pups in a gift bag catered specifically to celebrities’ dogs and cats. The bag is so cleverly called the ‘HollyWOOF’ gift bag, and was delivered to celeb pups, like Blake Lively’s maltipoo named Penny, Drew Barrymore’s rescued mutt named Douglas Fairbanks Barrymore, Justin Timberlake’s two boxers named Brennane and Buckley, Denise Richard’s clan of pups, Betty White’s golden retriever named Pontiac, Oprah’s five precious pups, Sunny, Luke, Layla, Lauren, and Sadie, and many more!

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All the celeb pups received a 2011 Limited Edition Kiss My Mutt™ Tote Box that included swag like Kiss My Mutt™ braided collars and leashes, our adorable little tees and our reversible bandanas. We were so pleased to be included in this swag bag because the style, durability, and quality of our products is being noticed and appreciated by people who have “seen it all,” but also because a lot of the celebrities included in this list are those that are very much involved in philanthropic work across the world for both animals and people…and we can say we appreciate that a lot!

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2nd Annual Charity Dog Wash!

August 4, 2011

On July 24th, 2011, we held our 2nd Annual Charity Dog Wash + Photo Booth fundraiser to raise money for the food and medical bills for the dogs at the Santa Barbara Animal Shelter and non-profit group, K-9 PALS. The dog wash was a blast again this year, with the help of the Kiss My Mutt team, the volunteers at K-9 PALSKristen Beinke Photography, and the Monarch Pet Spa group.

©Kristen Beinke Photography in association with Kiss My Mutt™

The dog wash was such a success last year, we set up the event for the second year in a row in the hopes that more dirty pups and their owners would swing by after their day at the beach for a warm bath, a perfect pup photo booth session, and a donation to the cause! Well, a lot of dogs and their families showed up to support the cause again and we raised much needed funds for the dogs at the shelter.

After the pups were washed by the Kiss My Mutt team and the K-9 PALS volunteers, they had the option to have their photos taken by professional photographer, Kristen Beinke!

©Kristen Beinke Photography in association with Kiss My Mutt™

The Kiss My Mutt booth at the event was a great success too! We raised money for the shelter with 50% of proceeds from the day going to K-9 PALS and the cause!

©Kristen Beinke Photography in association with Kiss My Mutt™

We hope we can inspire other dog lovers around the country to set up events to help out their local animal welfare groups so we can all be the change we are looking for!