Welcome to Furry Faces Designs, A Pet Friendly Marketplace, where pets are family, too!
Furry Faces Designs, LLC is a Fox Valley WI based pet related business dedicated to supporting local pet owners and area nonprofits and businesses with their pet related interests and endeavors. Within our website you can search for Pet Events, read Pet News stories, locate Pet Service providers, shop Pet Art and supplies and enjoy a motley assortment of Mug Shots. And please visit our Facebook page for more updates, LIKE us and tell your friends. Bow wow and meow!
LOCAL PET NEWS
OARS annual Purple Paw Parade at Neenah's Riverside Park is Saturday May 11. Register to walk and win prizes, see Events Calendar for information.
Attention all pet owners: Tag your pets with name/phone for peace of mind just in case they get loose. A listing of trendy and practical tagging options coming soon.
Even our pets leave a carbon pawprint. The April 2013 Nature's Pathway article discusses several things to consider including buying local, buying organic, feeding raw and fresh foods adnn adopting from a shelter.
Nature's Pathway is a local NE WI publication that promotes healthy living.
Post Crescent Pet News 4/27/12
Neenah considers pet restrictions. Read more:http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20120427/APC01/304270044/Neenah-considers-pet-restrictions-rules-would-prevent-dog-pony-show
Need to purchase a pet inspired gift? Search our Pet Services directory for a list of pet novelty gift retailers or other groomers who carry pet products. AND Look no further than our own pet canvas art, both custom and breed specific designs, within our gallery.
NATIONAL PET NEWS
See our list of national pet organizations with direct links to make it easy for you to keep current with the latest pet news of interest to you. Please search our pet services directory/national organizations.
Be Kind to Animals Week is May 5-11, sponsored by the American Humane Association.
Between 3-4 million animals are euthanized each year, hundreds of thousands find themselves victims of disasters like Superstorm Sandy, and far too many are victims of abuse, neglect and cruelty. American Humane Association teams work year-round to make a better world for animals.
Visit http://behumane.org/about-aha to learn more about the AHA cause, see the celebrity sponsors and read about HERO dogs and their amazing stories of helping humans in many ways.
HERO dogs, amazing tales of Dogs helping people in amazing ways!
CNN Heros has an article about man's best friend helping war vets with everyday life. http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/07/us/cnnheroes-cortani-veterans-dogs/index.html?hpt=hp_c2
April 26 is National Kids and Pets Day.
April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. The ASPCA celebrates Go Orange to Animals in honor of the 147 years the organization has been fighting to keep animals safe. Go to http://www.aspca.org/about-us/aspca-april/ to read more and learn about the ASPCA.
The week of March 3-9 is Professional Pet Sitters week. Please take a moment to thank your pet sitters for all their time and support with your pets. You can read more by searching our Pet Services directory for links to national organizations like PSI.
Best in Show! ...and the winner is an Affenpinscher, what the heck is an Affenpinscher? See more news on the Westminster Dog Show in New York this week at: http://www.today.com/id/16487590/
Forever in our hearts: Remembering Sandy Hook.
One of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting tragedy was six-year-old Catherine Violet Hubbard, a beautiful child who will be remembered for her love of all animals and her constant smile.
To honor their child, the Hubbard family requested that donations in memory of their daughter go directly to The Animal Center in Newtown, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to animal rescue and welfare.Today, the Hubbard family and The Animal Center are pleased to announce plans to build The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary, a place where all creatures, great and small, can know the touch of a kind hand and
and be safe from harm. Visit: http://www.theanimalcenter.org/sanctuary/
The memory of Olivia R Engel will live on through Olivia's Joy, a pet photo gallery within the Newtown Park & Bark organization, an off-leash dog park in Newtown, CT. Visit http://www.newtownparkandbark.org/
Have you started to notice that your best pal is showing signs of aging? What is the life expectancy of different breeds and how can you tell if your dog is dying of old age?
Visit Old Dog Care Guide at http://olddogcareguide.com/how-to-tell-if-your-dog-is-dying-of-old-age/ to learn some good tips for your senior friend.
As a pet ages, end of life decisions can be difficult. To help make pet owners aware of some of the important considerations regarding quality of life desicions, please refer to the attached checklist:
Making the right health care decisions for your pet can be confusing. Where can you start? Search our list of veterinarians and visit http://www.pethealthandcare.com/ for a wide range of useful pet care advice on dogs, cats, bunnies and horses, to name a few.
How much do humans and animals have in common? A new book titled "Zoobiquity" discusses what animals can teach us about the human mind and body and related health care concerns. Read more at:
Animals are here to do more than lick their paws or your face, they help their humans lick many emotional wounds, including stress. Therapy Dogs in high schools are helping students cope with stress:
"Dogs: A medicine for mental health problems"
Are we over-medicating our pets?
"Barking mad: Can office dogs reduce stress?"
"Living with pets may protect infants from allergies"
"Allergy anxiety. For some parents, new school year brings fear" and Video "Dogs sniff peanuts for allergic kids"
"Top 10 best hypoallergenic dog breeds"
"How to introduce a new baby to your dog"
Pet Sitting Vs Boarding (Kennels), which is best for your pet? Search our Pet Services directory for a listing of both types of services. Read more at
Just one person with a plan of action can make a huge difference. Read more about one woman who decided to pet sit and became the founder of PSI.
Visit http://www.petsit.com to learn more.
"Explaining an animal's death to kids"
Today Show's own Natalie tells us her story to how to help the childern with a loss of a beloved pet:
The Rainbow Bridge is a famous poem written for those grieving the loss of a pet.
The theme is of a mythological place to which a pet goes upon its death, eventually to be reunited with its owner. It has gained wide popularity amongst animal lovers who have lost a pet. Please search Pet Services/Memorials to read the poem and link to an online pet loss community.
Breeds, breeds and more breeds. Searching high and low for that rare dog breed design? Furry Faces Pet Shop has over 150 breed designs ready to embroider on canvas or something else of your choosing. See our Pet Shop gallery for the TOP10 and Contact Us to see more.
Meet the Top 10 AKA dog breeds in the US in 2012 compared with 2011. It may just surprise you! Which breed has been in the TOP 10 the longest?
Popular dogs and well, some of the not-as-popular these days. We are saddened to learn who is among those breeds listed....some of our very own.
From the Today Show, we loved this personal account of how a pet, an adpoted pet to be specific, can enrich our lives:
For more great pet stories from Today, please visit: http://www.today.com/id/16487590/
Animal shelters are the real winners of the Puppy Bowl.
PET INSPIRED FUN
Hope you and your pets enjoyed Super Bowl Sunday!
What? You say you pet is not a football fan? Check out Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl IX and several other of their online pet show videos as a fun alternative.
Visit http://animal.discovery.com to see some super cute pet action.
Share your enthusiasm of your favorite sports team with your pet.
How will your pet celebrate St. Patty's Day? With some green shamrocks and party hats like the ones we found here:
And will the real Irish pets please sit up!
Did you know that DOGS CAN DRIVE? Now this is an AWESOME video!!!!
Do you dress up your pets in sports costumes? We are looking to show off some great pet sports gear. Please send a photo to Contact Us.
Happy Howlin'ween!! Did you know that over $370 million dollars is spent annually on pet costumes? Yes, it is true. For more pet craziness and cheeky pet Halloween fun, check out the articles here and don't forget to visit our Events page for more ideas on what to do in the season.
"How to keep your pet safe and happy on Halloween?"
"Dog Halloween costume gallery."
"25 Creative Dog costumes"
"Pictures of Dogs wearing Halloween costumes"
"50 frightfully cute pet Halloween costumes"
and the list goes on.........
While pet inspired is our focus, we would be remiss if we did not include a human friendly aspect to our events and businesses. We have included a new business category "Family and Children" to our Services directory.
Our newest discovery is www.govalleykids.com which is the place to search for all things family.
MTV True Life is casting for exotic and strage pets that are wreaking havoc in your life. Visit www.mtv.com to search "pets casting call".
Cable TV for dogs? Yes, you heard it here first. This San Diego station provides contect for canines. Visit www.dailynews.com to learn more about this new fad with over 2 million paid subscribers.