Dogs And Their People: New BarkPost Book Release + Giveaway!

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There’s a new dog book being released today and it’s sure to make the top of the wish list for all the dog lovers you know, because it’s not just any dog book. It’s THE #BarkBook from the humans over at BarkPost! They’re the same creative, dog-crazy folks who bring us BarkBox and BarkShop, so you KNOW it’s going to be humorous, cute, quirky and an all-around good time.

Daisy, Woof Woof Papa and I were super excited to receive an advance copy, and we’ve been howling with laughter, and more than a little bit in awe, over the amazing photos and stories. We’ve gotten our paws on more than a few dog-related books in our day, but Dogs and Their People might just be the most perfect dog book yet!

Dogs and Their People spotlights over 200 unique and remarkable dogs. Some are celebrity dogs while others are just making their debut. All bring to life and celebrate the crazy, consuming, insatiable love we feel for the World’s Ultimate Best Friend in a book that is sure to win the hearts of dog lovers everywhere.

Available in hardcover starting today, at (currently $14.70), (currently $16.51),, and your favorite local bookseller. Get a copy for yourself, and be sure to snag one for each and every dog lover on your holiday gift list!


Book Giveaway for Dogs and Their People: 10 WINNERS

Thanks to the publisher, we’re giving away 10 copies of Dogs and Their People! Enter to win using the Rafflecopter contest widget below. Giveaway is open to US residents age 18+ and ends at 11:59pm ET on 10/24/16. Good luck everybody!

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Dog and Puppy Themed Bookends for Dog Lovers

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dogs bookends

Bookends can be a great way to add some style and personality to your bookshelves, and they come in all shapes and sizes. Even though I love my Kindle, there’s nothing quite like having “real” books…favorite books I like to display, and usually a big TBR (to be read) stack as well. If you are a book hound who is also a dog lover, then this list of dog-themed bookends is especially for you!

pug dog bookends

White Pug Bookends How CUTE is this little guy?!? A great hostess, birthday or house warming gift for your favorite pug enthusiast. Full of personality from head to tail, he’s handcrafted from polished resin and measures 9″W x 5″D x 8.25″H.

westie dog bookends

Westie Puppy Dog High Bookends The only thing cuter than one westie pup is two! Shhh…this pair of westies are busy reading and do not want to be disturbed. These adorable dog bookends are 7″ high and can also be used individually as home decor accent pieces.

retriever dog bookends

Retriever Dog Bookends This pair of retriever bookends have a faux bronze finish and would look great on any table or shelf.Each bookend is 6-3/4-inch long by 3-3/4-inch wide and 6-1/2-inch tall. This pair of pups would be right at home in any office, den or reading nook.

Snoopy bookends

“Happiness is a Warm Puppy” Snoopy Bookend Every list for dog lovers should include Snoopy and this adorable Snoopy Bookend is perfect for kids and adults alike! Colorful and whimsical, it measures 5.75″ W x 6.75″ H x 5″ D. You can complete the pair with this additional Snoopy bookend.

dachshund dog bookends

Dachshund Dog Bookends This little hot dog is almost too cool for school…but I think he’d make a great gift for your favorite teacher, librarian or other book lover. He comes complete with a little metal dog tag shaped like a bone and measures 8″ long x 5-3/4″ tall when put together front to back.

dog themed bookends

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11 Rainy Day Activity Ideas for Pet-Loving Kids

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Rainy Day Crafts Kids

Summer is a super FUN time of year for kids, but rainy days can have everyone stuck indoors and looking for something to do. We’ve put together a new list with lots of rainy day activity ideas for pet-loving kids. Some involve a little supervision, or some planning ahead, so take a look and pin this list for later so you’ll always be prepared to help your kids entertain themselves on the next rainy day!

Printable PAW Patrol Dance Game

PAW Patrol Pup Pup Boogie Dance Game: Nothing beats the rainy day blues like an indoor dance party! Use this free printable from PAW Patrol and get your tails wagging! Get the Free Printable Game Template and Instructions here.


DIY dog house

Kid’s DIY Cardboard Box Dog House: Every dog should have a super fun indoor dog house, and it’s easy to make one. Help your kids with this tutorial for parents on how to make an indoor dog house from cardboard boxes.

DIY Catnip Toy Kids Craft

Make DIY Catnip Toys for Cats:  Check out this simple and fun kid’s activity to make some sock fish catnip toys for your cat and all their neighborhood pals, too. It’s a great way to use some of those solo socks that are missing their partner!

How To Draw Dog for Kids

Draw a Portrait of your Dog or Cat: Search youtube for loads of helpful instructional videos on how to draw pets, like this one.  Also visit Crayola for a free printable How to Draw Dogs Coloring Page for Kids.

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Book Giveaway: WIN a Copy of Vet Set Go! for Animal-Loving Teens and Tweens (10 Winners)

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VetSetGo Book Giveaway

Earlier this week, we told you all about a super cool website and online community for young people interested in a career in veterinary medicine. It’s called Vet Set Go and you can read all about it HERE.

In addition to fun free games, videos, a Vet Camp finder and more resources for animal loving kiddos, they’ve also got a book. It’s called Vet Set Go! A Quick Start Guide to Becoming a Veterinarian. It’s the ONLY book available that shows young people how get animal experience, volunteer, learn animal science, meet veterinarians, and connect with other aspiring veterinarians. Each chapter presents activities you can try, shares one or two “case studies” or examples, and finishes by giving step-by-step action plans and check-lists to help teens and tweens work toward their dream job.

It’s a Moms Choice Award Winner and you can preview the book here to get a look inside and see what it’s all about.

WIN a copy of Vet Set Go! for your animal-loving kid or grandkid!

Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below to claim your entries. All entries are optional, so only choose the ones you want to complete. Giveaway is open to US residents age 18+ and is void where prohibited. Ends 11:59pm ET on 3/14/16. 10 lucky winners will be randomly selected from all valid entries. Good luck everybody!

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Adult Coloring Books for Pet Lovers: Doodling for Dog People and Cat People

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Doodling Books for Pet Lovers

Just spotted these two really cute gift book ideas for dog lovers and cat people.

Doodling for Dog People: 50 inspiring doodle prompts and creative exercises for dog lovers

Doodling for Dog People is designed to appeal to seasoned artists and doodle enthusiasts alike. Packed with fun and inspirational prompts, doodling exercises, and canine-related factoids, professional illustrator Gemma Correll sparks the imagination and spurs canine lovers to explore, experiment, and brainstorm ways to draw and doodle their favorite furry friends with her cute and clever art style. [Get it here.]

Doodling for Cat People: 50 inspiring doodle prompts and creative exercises for cat lovers

Doodling for Cat People demonstrates how to draw whimsical kitty doodles, while encouraging artists and doodle enthusiasts to develop their own style and techniques. With its portable format and plenty of open doodling pages, this quirky doodle book is perfect for on-the-go creative types. [Get it here.]

Want more great gift ideas for the creative pet lovers on your holiday shopping list? Check out this list of 12 Adult Coloring Books for Animal Lovers!