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Adopted Game: ​Help Local Developer Make a Game Where You Play As Dog

Posted by sitstaydogs

Mar 26, 2015 1:35:00 PM

Help Local Developer Make a Game Where You Play As Dog

We don’t normally cover video games on the blog, but this time, we thought we’d make an exception. If you love dogs, computer games, or just wacky ways to use technology, Lincoln-based game developer Clockwork Demon is raising money to help support Adopted, a 3D, single-player exploration game where you play as Luchador, a recently rescued Boston Terrier. 

Players will sniff to discover important clues and then bark, chew, and fetch to manipulate their humans to make smart choices, or not. The game takes place on an eventful night in the lives of your three owners, Marisa, Wyatt, and Laurel, where the decisions they make may change their lives with each other forever.

The team behind the game, Lincoln-based developer Clockwork Demon, was inspired to make Adopted after one of the three co-founders, Caleb Moore, lost his beloved Boston Jackson after returning home from his honeymoon. The game is in large part both a tribute to Jackson and an emotional exploration through the not-so-secret impact dogs can have on human relationships and the unconditional love they show us every day. The team has even built in Oculus Rift compatibility with the project, so you can already play as a dog in full virtual reality!

Clockwork Demon is in the middle of transitioning their Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign over to their own site, and would love your support. You can donate to the project at www.adoptedgame.com/donate or learn more at www.adoptedgame.com.

If you’d like to play a very early vertical slice prototype of Adopted, it can be found here for Windows and Mac.

Please help Adopted become a reality!

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Topics: Uncategorized

Why Biodegradable Dog Poop Bags?

Posted by sitstaydogs

Jan 28, 2015 1:33:00 PM

Do you own biodegradable dog poop bags? 

Let's go over a few reasons why you should consider it. 

The problem of dog waste is nothing new. In fact, in many towns and cities have recently passed local ordinances making it mandatory to clean up after your pet. It is for this reason that biodegradable dog poop bags have become important for pet owners, property owners and municipalities alike. 

If you are like us, you assumed ALL poop bags were biodegradable in landfills, but surprise, they aren't. You can help improve your support of mother earth by converting to these bags ASAP.

There are many advantages to using these types of bags, and the following are a few of them.

 

They are simple for pet owners to use / carry

They’re easy to carry and support a large "load" so any dog can them. If you have more than one pet or anticipate needing more than one bag for a single dog they come in a convenient roll with perforated edges, so they can be torn off the roll in a similar manner to trash bags. For pet owners with a large yard, these bags are perfect for cleaning up after your pets on your own property.

They even have a carrying case available too.

 

They are convenient for business and government use

Dispensers for biodegradable dog poop bags are perfect for municipalities and businesses. If you maintain a public park where dogs are allowed on leashes, you can mount one or more bag dispensers in strategic locations. Pet owners can simply take a bag when they enter the park and clean up after their dog. This keeps the park clean and hygienic for everyone.

 

They help keep the environment clean

By using biodegradable dog poop bags, the environment is protected from the nitrogen content in your dog’s waste that depletes the oxygen in the water system. By using dog poop bags, you are protecting the water supply, and therefore the entire ecosystem. Your dog’s waste also contains harmful bacteria that can cause serious sickness in people. Immediate and proper disposal using poop bags helps to prevent the transmission of disease. In addition, because these bags are biodegradable, you are not harming the landfill. Plain, plastic bags do not degrade for hundreds of years.

Whether you are an individual, business or government department, you will find that biodegradable dog poop bags are both useful and valuable to you and your community. They are easy to buy and are available on the Internet. One example of high quality dog poop bags are those the GreenLine  biodegradable dog poop bags in a 9" x 14" size. This is large enough for any size dog. Dispensers are available for these bags as well.

The great thing about GreenLine biodegradable dog poop bags is that they are the very first biodegradable poop bags designed to biodegrade in landfills. This bag is proven to be biodegradable using ASTM D5511, the industry standard for determining biodegradability of plastic in an anaerobic waste disposal environment (aka landfill).

Try some today! We have them for a low affordable price! CLICK HERE FOR PRODUCT INFO 

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Topics: Uncategorized

Dog Thanksgiving: The Good, The Bad and The Dangerous Foods for Your Pet

Posted by sitstaydogs

Nov 26, 2014 1:19:00 PM

 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving from SitStay

Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday. The family coming together, the football...ok who are we kidding, the food!! And at SitStay, we and our amazing customers treat our dogs like part of the family, because they are. So we want to make sure our dogs have a delicious and more importantly a safe Thanksgiving.

Every year all over America, hopeful dogs are hoping to get some of those yummy Thanksgiving table scraps or handouts. From turkey to cranberries and everything in between it's important to know what you can and cannot give your dog.

We've put together a list of the most popular items that make up the good, the bad and the dangerous items for your dog at Thanksgiving. We've also added healthy alternatives that we recommend more than these items. 

You want to make sure a great day isn't turned into a visit to an emergency vet clinic.

 
The Bad and Dangerous Dog Foods and Hazards at Thanksgiving:

 

ALL FATTY FOODS: Bad

A good rule of thumb is to not give the dog anything from the table. It's important to be careful because anything out of their ordinary diet can trigger dangerous gastrointestinal infections (GI) or pancreatitis. Fatty foods, the heart of any of traditional Thanksgiving meal can specifically trigger pancreatitis. Be aware of your dog. If they are vomiting, acting lethargic and / or experiencing abdominal pain could signal that there may be a problem.

Try Merrick Thanksgiving Day Dinner instead

 

TURKEY SKIN: Bad

Turkey skin is a high fatty food, and as previously stated could cause problems. But turkey skin is also dangerous because it can absorb spices, marinade, butter and oils that can also lead to pancreatitis. Keep turkey skin out of your dog's Thanksgiving diet.

Try Love Bird's Chicken and Turkey Jerky instead

 

BONES: Bad

Cooked or Uncooked, all poultry bones (chicken and turkey) are especially dangerous to dogs. Poultry bones can splinter and cause all sorts of extremely dangerous problems. Not only can they splinter and puncture the intestines or stomach, but they also can cause obstructions in the intestine which will mean that your dog will need emergency surgery. Surgery is a best case, a bone can splinter and block the airway causing death. It's imperative to dispose of your bones safely and appropriately.

Try Jones Natural Bones instead

 

NUTS: Bad

Ever heard of "Macadamia Nut Toxosis"? Its a condition dogs can get when they eat macadamia nuts or walnuts, causing them to be unable to stand and inducing vomiting, tremors, fever, weakness and an elevated heart rate. This condition usually goes away but can lead to shock and even death. Keep dogs away from all nuts.

Try Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Buddy Biscuits instead

 

NUTMEG: Bad

You'll hear that sweet potatoes or pumpkin are OK to serve your dog. But, stay far away if they are spiced with nutmeg. Nutmeg can cause a dog central nervous problems, seizures and in some cases can even cause death. If you're using this spice don't let your dog near the foods that contain nutmeg.

Try Pumpkin Patch Vegan Treats instead

 

DOUGH: Bad

Dough can actually rise in your dogs stomach! Yikes. This can obviously cause abdominal pain. But dough can also contain raw eggs, which can contain harmful Salmonella. This is the same reason why you should not egg raw dough either.

Try Holiday Soft and Chewy Buddy Biscuits instead

 

BEWARE OF TURKEY NETS: Bad

While white turkey meat can be ok, the net that turkeys come wrapped in can cause trouble to your dog. Obviously you're not going to serve your dog a turkey net but if a dog gets into the trash they can ingest the netting which can cause an obstruction or blockage which can lead to surgery.

Try the Buster Cube to keep them busy

 

HIDE THE TRASHCAN: Bad

As we just described, the trashcan can be a real danger. Full of good smells (to a dog) they can explore the trash can and get in it. If they get into the trash we will have no idea what he or she may have consumed while we're busy cooking or entertaining.

Use the IQ Treat Ball to keep them busy

 

KEEP THEM OUT OF THE KITCHEN: Bad

It's best just to keep your dog out of the kitchen. While we're running around trying to cook a million dishes, the dog may accidently get tangled in our feet and trip up the cook. A little stumble can spill hot grease or other hot dishes and leave a nasty burn on the dog and on us. Even if the food doesn't land on the pet directly, the dog is able to quickly scarf up the piping hot food and burn his mouth. If possible, keep the dog out of the kitchen.

Use the Orbee-Tuff Mazee Ball to keep them busy

 

WATCH THE COMMOTION: Bad

Family in and out of the house all day long can create quite a commotion, something different that what the dogs may be used to. If your dog has the kind of personality that they can get agitated with such craziness, do them a favor and find her a quiet place for her to be, so she doesn't get too scared.

Try the Thundershirt to keep your dog calm

Ok, enough of bad news...let's move on to the good fun stuff for your dog's Thanksgiving. 

 

The Good Dog Thanksgiving: 

SWEET POTATOES: Good

Don't let the “sweet” label fool you. Sweet potatoes are full of fiber, vitamins and carotenoids and are actually healthier than regular potatoes. If you want to share sweet potatoes with your dog, set some aside without any salt or butter on them. Sweet potatoes are good as long as they ARE PLAIN. We already reported that nutmeg is bad, but do not serve sweet potatoes with sugar and butter either. Plain sweet potatoes should be the only option for your dog. You can share a small can of sweet potatoes with your pup and give them their own version of Thanksgiving.

Try Plato EOS Turkey and Sweet Potato Treats

 

WHITE TURKEY MEAT: Good 

Turkey has always been the main event of the Thanksgiving meal. Your dog can eat some lean, cooked white meat, just try not to go overboard. Keep them away from the fattier dark meat which can cause dangerous pancreatitis. 

Try Nature Variety's Turkey Stew

 

RAW CARROTS: Good 

Fresh, raw carrots have always been an ideal snack for dogs. Dogs love the sweet taste and carrots are loaded with vitamins, fiber and potassium. Carrots can even be good for your dog’s dental health. They aid in removing plaque from teeth and help keep your pooch's breath fresh. Offer them served raw, before you add any butter or salt. 

Try Sam's Yams Hoppin Good Carrot Cruchies

 

RAW GREEN BEANS: Good

Low in calories, raw green beans make another great healthy snack for your dog. Green beans are loaded with nutritious vitamins, minerals and fiber. Like carrots, offer them raw before they find their way into a green-bean casserole. 

Try Wet Noses Peas and Carrots Dog Treats

 

FRESH CRANBERRIES: Good

Full of vitamins A, B1, B2 and C, cranberries are great for dogs. In addition, they’re well-known for helping maintain healthy urinary tracts. On Thanksgiving, if you’re making cranberry sauce from scratch with fresh fruit, feel free to share. But Note: Do not give the canned cranberry sauce and jellied cranberry sauce to your dog, they are full of sugar and should not be given to pets.

Try Turkey and Cranberry Dog Treats

FRESH PUMPKIN: Good

Pumpkin is good for dogs to eat not only because it’s low in calories and bursting with vitamins, beta carotene and fiber, but also because it helps with a dog’s digestion. Pumpkin is great if your dog is suffering from an upset stomach, diarrhea or constipation. If you’re using canned pumpkin for your pie, though, it’s better not to share it with your family dog. The processed stuff isn’t healthy for dogs like fresh pumpkin is.

Try Plato EOS Turkey and Pumpkin Dog Treats

 

BRUSSELS SPROUTS: Good

Brussels sprouts are rich in fiber and vitamins, and they also boast cancer-fighting properties that can benefit your dog. You can feed brussels sprouts to your pet as a snack raw or cooked, but make sure it does not contain salt, butter or any other dressing. Also Note: Offer them in moderation, too many brussels sprouts can lead to diarrhea.

Try Dynamo Dog Pumpkin and Ginger Dog Treats

 

That should be a big enough list to keep your dog both happy and safe at Thanksgiving. Be sure to sign up for our Good Dog Newsletter and get an instant discount! 

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our amazing customers and their dogs!

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Topics: Mealtime

Salmon Oil for Dogs - The Ultimate Guide

Posted by sitstaydogs

Nov 13, 2014 1:17:00 PM

Salmon Oil For Dogs

People have been extremely responsive to our coconut oil for dogs post. It's gotten lots and lots of shares and comments on Facebook as well as a lot of views. And we couldn't be happier. We love giving our amazing pet owner customers the important information that can help ensure that their dog stays healthy.

But coconut oil isn't the only oil on the block to help dogs stay healthy; salmon oil for dogs is extremely beneficial as well. Salmon oil has shown benefits in both older dogs and puppies alike. Younger dogs can benefit from better brains and bones and salmon oil can be helpful as an anti-inflammatory supplement for older dogs suffering from arthritis. It may also help keep brain functioning sharp in aging dogs.

Our top sellers are Kronch Salmon Oil and Grizzly Salmon Oil.

They are two of the best products on the market.

Regardless of what type of diet you feed your dog, fish oil is one of the most important supplements that you can add. It is recommended for dogs with skin allergies and to help various skin conditions heal faster. Salmon oil as a cancer fighter has also been studied by Dr. Oglivie, DVM, at the Colorado State School of Veterinary Medicine.

 

 

Why Is Salmon Oil Good For Dogs

Salmon oil is very high in both EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), which are omega-3 fatty acids.

There are the two main types of omega-3 fatty acids:

  • Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids are EPA and DHA. These are plentiful in fish and shellfish. Algae often provides only DHA.
  • Short-chain omega-3 fatty acids are ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). These are found in plants, such as flaxseed. Though beneficial, ALA omega-3 fatty acids have less potent health benefits than EPA and DHA. You'd have to eat a lot to gain the same benefits as you do from fish.

Salmon Oil for Dogs Benefits

EPA and DHA are helpful for your dog because if you have insufficient amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, you can develop deficiency based diseases, including:

Gout, Allergies, Poor immune system, Eczema, Poor coat: cracked hairs, Increased shedding, Poor wound healing, Poor growth, Poor renal function, Liver disorders, Dermatitis and other health problems.

Proven benefits from EPA and DHA include:

  • Improves the coat and skin, making it soft and shiny.
  • Reducing inflammation that can lead to conditions such as arthritis.
  • Helps to prevent skin allergies.
  • Helps with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
  • Regulates the immune system.
  • Calming overactive immune systems for dogs with allergies or autoimmune diseases.
  • Aiding in mental development of fetuses and puppies.
  • Improves cognitive function in older dogs.
  • Lowers blood pressure and triglycerides.
  • Provides support for dogs with kidney disease.
  • Fights heart disease.
  • Is preventative against cancer.
  • Helps promote weight loss in overweight dogs.
  • Helps in producing more collagen.
  • Useful in the treatment of kidney problems (frequent urination, loss of appetite)
  • Appearance of joint problems is lessened.
  • Can help to slow cancer cell growth.
  • Helps cachexic (the muscle wasting associated with some cancers).

Salmon Oil for Puppies

Research has shown that the fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in salmon oils helps to promote better brain development in fetuses and in puppies. Because of this, several dog food companies are now adding it to their puppy formulas.

Salmon Oil for Dogs Side effects

While we've certainly listed the overwhelming benefits of salmon oil, not every dog takes well to it. You must be aware that some dogs do have some side effects.

Salmon Oil Side Effects Can Include:

  • Weight gain: this can be managed with a healthy diet and regular exercise
  • Bad breath (it is salmon oil); this can be resolved by regularly cleaning their teeth
  • Stomach ache and pain
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Loose stool and diarrhea

Please note, that not all dogs will have this reaction but you should watch your dog to be sure that they are compatible with salmon oil. If your dog is having some of these side effects it is not clear if this is lasting condidtion, but it could be a sign that your dog isn’t taking to the salmon oil and you should take your dog off the supplement.

Make Sure It's The Highest Quality Salmon Oil

The molecular structure and stability of the salmon is fragile and it is unlikely to survive storage in bags of kibble. That's why we carry Kronch and Grizzly Salmon Oil.

These are extracted by cold pressing fresh salmon at low temperatures. Cold pressing is a very gentle extraction technique, that ensures that the fatty acids do not decompose and lose their positive effects.

Cold pressing also produces very concentrated salmon oil, making it more economical to use. Fish oils are commonly extracted by boiling many different types of fish. However, fish oils extracted by boiling contain many more saturated acids, and therefore do not have the same positive effects.

Please make sure that if you do not use these brands, you use equally high quality products.

Salmon Oil Doses for Dogs

You may find that you are seeing that the recommended dose is different depending on where you check.

We recommend:

  • 4 ml for 0-26lbs dogs
  • 8ml for 26-53lbs dogs
  • 12ml for 53-106lbs dogs
  • 16ml for dog 106lbs and over

Note: If you are using salmon oil to help treat a specific condition with your dog, work with your veterinarian or an animal nutritionist. Also, as with all supplements, tell your vet what you are giving your dog if you are prescribed medication.

Salmon oil can go bad and you want to pay attention to a use by the recommended date on the bottle to make sure that you’re not feeding your dog expired salmon oil.

Real Salmon Oil Customer Reviews

If you're still on the fence about salom oil for your dog, check out some of our customers reviews.

"I seek out this particular brand of salmon oil, because it is simply the best quality available, and freshness is carefully monitored. Also, the oil comes with a great pump that doesn't drip (who wants salmon oil all over their hand?!). The Kronch salmon treats are great too."

"My dogs are each around 60 lbs., and they each get 6-7 full squirts of this oil each day. Really helps their coats too, but the real difference is in their joints."

"My orthopedic surgeon vet said to start giving dogs a HUMAN SIZED dose of salmon oil every day to help joints. My dog went from limping (she has bad hips and knees) to playing like a puppy again! Highly recommend."

Start receiving the many benefits of salmon oil for dogs today. Pick up a bottle from Kronch Salmon Oil or Grizzly Salmon Oil today. Your dog will thank you later.

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Topics: Wellness

Coconut Oil For Dogs: The Ultimate Guide

Posted by sitstaydogs

Nov 5, 2014 1:16:00 PM

Because SitStay is all about good healthy dogs, we have many people ask us all the time about a variety of supplements for their dogs. One of the most common that comes up is coconut oil for dogs. Many of our customers want to know if coconut oil is good for dogs

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To help, we've decided to put together the best guide out there to answer all of your questions about coconut oil for dogs. After reading our guide and learning more, we hope you'll be excited to get some for your pup.

Is Coconut Oil Good For Dogs:

Can dogs have coconut oil? The short answer is Yes. Coconut oil is good for dogs and can help aid your pets' digestion, improve their coats, help prevent infection and more. But please note, it is important to follow the proper guidelines. As with most things, too much of even a good thing can end up having negative effects. 

Why Is Coconut Oil Healthy For Pets:

The big benefits of coconut oil comes from the type of fats it is made of. Coconut oil is almost exclusively (more than 90%) saturated fat and is one of the few foods that can be classified as a "superfood". I know what you're thinking, "Isn't fat bad for you?". In this case no. There are two groups of fats: saturated fats and unsaturated and within each group are several more types of fats. It can get a little confusing, for solid information all about fats, WEBMD has some good information

MCT's are coconut oils secret weapon. Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) is good fat, the kind that provides an array of benefits which include digestion improvement, immune system support, metabolic function that assists with weight loss, skin and coat health and thyroid health.

MCT is made up of Lauric Acid, Capric Acid, Caprylic Acid, Myristic Acid and Palmitic. Coconut oil also contains about 2% linoleic acid (polyunsaturated fatty acids) and about 6% oleic acid (monounsaturated fatty acids).

Lauric acid has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties. Capric and caprylic acid also have similar properties as lauric acid and are best known for their anti-fungal effects

In addition, MCTs are efficiently metabolized to provide an immediate source of fuel and energy, enhancing athletic performance and aiding weight loss. In dogs, the MCTs in coconut oil balance the thyroid, helping overweight dogs lose weight and helping sedentary dogs feel energetic.

Ok enough of the science, now on to the fun stuff. 

Benefits of Coconut Oil for Dogs

As we've stated, coconut oil has several benefits for your dog. Let's go over a few of them. Coconut oil gently elevates the metabolism, provides a higher level of energy and vitality, protects your dog from illness, and speeds healing. As a bonus, coconut oil can improve dog’s skin and coat, improves digestion, and reduces allergic reactions.

HEALTHY SKIN & COAT:

 

    • Clears up eczema

 

    • Aids flea allergies, contact dermatitis and itchy skin

 

    • Minimizes doggy odor

 

    • Reduces allergic reactions

 

    • Creates sleek and glossy coats

 

    • Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections

 

  • When applied topically coconut oil promotes wound healing
  • Also can help with hot spots, dry skin and hair, bites and stings

 

IMPROVES DIGESTION:

 

    • Improves digestion

 

    • Increases nutrient absorption

 

    • Helps with colitis and inflammatory bowl syndrome

 

  • Reduces or eliminates bad breath
  • Helps with coughing

 

"SUPERFOOD" BENEFITS:

 

    • Assists with weight loss

 

    • Powerful antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal agents

 

    • Balances insulin and promotes normal thyroid function

 

    • Helps prevent or control diabetes

 

  • Aids arthritis and ligament problems
  • Helps prevent infection and disease
  • Aids in increasing energy

How Much Coconut Oil for Dogs

How much coconut oil should you give your dog? When starting your dog on coconut oil, it is absolutely vital that you start slow. Begin slow, start with a tiny amount. Your dog needs to take time for their body to adjusts to the addition to their diet. If you start with larger amount of coconut oil, your dog could react poorly. Side effects can include diarrhea or greasy stools.

Start with Small Amounts:

  • ¼ teaspoon per day for small dogs and puppies.
  • 1 teaspoon for large dogs, or even just a dab if your dog's constitution is sensitive.

After you've let their body adjust, a general guideline for the optimal dose of coconut oil for dogs is: 

  • About 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight daily
  • Or about 1 tablespoon per 30 pounds

Again, DO NOT start with these amounts in the beginning!

 

Coconut Oil On Dog's Skin

In addition to giving your dog orally, coconut oil can be applied directly to your dogs coat and skin. As we stated earlier, because coconut oil contains lauric acid, it is a fabulous immune builder, both orally and topically.

A coconut oil treatment will leave your dog's skin incredibly soft, but it will also make it healthier. A coconut oil skin treatment about once a week can make a big difference in the health of your dog's skin and nails.

For good results, apply to the skin and let the oil absorb for about five minutes. After the five minutes, you can apply and a very light rinse. If you feel you haven't removed the excess oil, finish up with a light application of shampoo and another quick rinse.

Coconut Oil For Dogs Side Effects

Your dog may experience some side effects from coconut oil. Generally this happens if you give too much coconut oil to your dog too quickly. We recomend that you start slowly and see how your pet reacts. The most common side effects for your dog can include diarrhea or greasy stools.

Coconut Oil Dog Products

While you can give your dog straight coconut oil, what we REALLY love, are treats that have nutritional benefits for our four-legged family members. Here are some fantastic healthy products that your dog will love, with the benefits of nutritious coconut oil.

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Distinctive Dog All Natural Treats - treats built on the benefits of coconut oil.

Max & Ruffy's Organic Banana & Coconut Treat

Max & Ruffy's Tree of Life Organic Treats

Max & Ruffy's 24 Carob Gold Strawberry & Carob

Wow. There really isn't much more we can say about that, besides ... what are you waiting for!? 

If you've learned anything from this guide, be sure to share it with your friends!

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Topics: Wellness

Feel Good News: 1100 Miles and Six Years Later, Missing Yorkie is Found

Posted by sitstaydogs

Oct 22, 2014 1:14:00 PM

With all of the negative news that gets reported on, we're happy to share a wonderful story that's guarenteed to tug at the heart strings. Get your Kleenex ready.  

Meet adorable little Bailey, 10-year-old Yorkie who went missing over six years ago.

Well guess what, Bailey has turned up in Indianapolis SIX YEARS after he went missing from his home in Austin, Texas. 


For those who don’t have a map handy…that is 1,100 miles away from his home!

A kind and attentive do-gooder noticed the raggedy Yorkie on an Indianapolis sidewalk and took pity on the poor pup. 

Bailey was hungry, matted and flea-bitten so she was immediately taken to the Post Road Vet Clinic, hoping that someone would claim him.

One of the first things clinicians look for in a found animal is an identification microchip.

“Looking at him when he came in, we were like, ‘He is not going to be chipped,’ because he was covered in fleas, looked terrible, his teeth were terrible,” vet tech Diana Redmond told WTHR news.

When the clinicians scanned for the chip, they were shocked to learn that he was not only registered, but that he had disappeared six years earlier from Austin, Texas. How in the world did he make that journey?

They called the phone number attached to the identification chip not expecting an answer but to their surprise the dog’s owners answered and were completely stunned that he was found after so many years. 

Soon, he will be reunited with his family.“We actually have someone who is traveling to Austin Thursday night, so she will take him with her,” Danielle Beck of Indy Lost Pet Alert told WTHR. 

The microchip was the key to this reunion, and the love and care from the stranger who found Bailey.“It is rare for a dog to be missing for six years and be secured with a microchip,” Beck told the television station. 

Great story and we’re looking forward to the follow up. 

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Top 10 Adorable Star Wars Dog Costumes...Number 2 Cracks Me Up

Posted by sitstaydogs

Oct 17, 2014 1:11:00 PM

Well it's that time of year again. Halloween!!

That means carving pumpkins, eating more candy than I can hand out and of course...deciding what our pup is going to be. Maybe we're a product of growing up in the 80's or just still a nerd at heart but I can't get enough of the Star Wars dogs. When you're done freaking out over the pure cuteness that is Star Wars Dogs, be sure to check out our Fall and Pumpkin dog products

Here are our top 10 Star Wars Dogs:

10. Lil Han Solo and His Sidekick Chewy

While lower points for creativity in the dog costume department, this scored near the top for just plain cuteness.

 

9. Bulldog Jedi

Proof you don't need to spend a boatload of money on a costume, this simple bath towel transforms a lovable bulldog into a fierce Jedi knight. Or an thoughtful Jedi. And an eager Jedi and mysterious Jedi and casual Jedi. 

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8. The Ewoks are Here

Ok, call me crazy but I'm a sucker for all things Ewoks. Toss in dog Ewoks and my heart melts faster than a light saber to ice. 

 

7. Princess Leia is Here and Looking Fabulous 

Who knew that buns on a collie would be this cute. Help us Obi-wan Kenobi, you're our only hope!

 

 

6. Join Me To The Dark Side

Unfortunately not every pooch uses their powers for good. I can picture this Darth Vador using the force to levitate treats over to himself. 

5. The Empire is Striking Back, Or At Least Going For A Walk

Man all battle stations, the AT-AT Walker is here and the rebels could be in some serious trouble.

 

4. Wicket of Endor to the Rescue

Wicket is here to protect the chew toys. I mean protect the Princess, yeah the Princess.   

 

3. Yoda Pug...Cute He Is

Wise Yoda has arrived in our countdown to bestow his wisdom and help show us the way of the force. Or at least show us the way to the treats. 

 

2. Chewies

Ok, he's my personal favorite but I was outvoted. Can anyone honestly tell me if he looks more like the doll or if the doll looks more like him? 

  

 

1. Obi Wan Ken-Corgi

I mean...Come. On. A corgi in an Obi Wan costume. It's not even fair. 

  

So those are our 10 favorite Star Wars Dog Costumes. But we want to know which one made your top of the list?? Be sure to check out all of our Fall and Pumpkin dog products.    sign up for our email list for 10% and free shipping offers.

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Topics: Playtime

Learn about the commands that are important for every dog to know from your trusted dog training equipment store.

Posted by sitstaydogs

Sep 29, 2014 1:08:00 PM

In our last blog, our dog training equipment store discussed a few of the most important commands for every dog to know. The commands that we discussed in our previous blog include sit, stay, lie down, and come. If you have been dying to know about the rest of these commands, then you are in luck! The following is a list of the last few commands that all dogs need to be familiar with:

  • Leave it- No one wants to have to worry about their dog stealing food off of their plate while they leave the table for a second. Teaching your dog how to "leave it" will not only keep your dog from stealing your perfectly cooked t-bone steak, but it will also keep your dog from eating things that are dangerous to him/her, like chocolate.
  • Heel- Have you ever walked a dog that doesn't know how to heel? It can feel a lot more like the dog is walking you. Walking your dog is important for their health, and teaching your dog how to heel will make the experience a lot more enjoyable for both you and your dog.
  • Focus- Teaching your dog how to focus on you (rather than the barking dog next door or anything else that is distracting) will help your dog to stay out of trouble.
  • Drop it- Do you feel like your dog eats anything and everything that he or she finds? Teaching your dog how to "drop it" can help your dog to drop foods and other things that could hurt them. 
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Commands Every Dog Should Know from Your Dog Training Equipment Store

Posted by sitstaydogs

Sep 19, 2014 1:07:00 PM

Dogs like to know their place within the pack. One of the best ways to reinforce your place as the pack leader is by teaching your dog commands. Some commands or tricks can seem frivolous, while others are important for their safety and well-being. You may or may not see the value in teaching your dog to play dead, but there are several commands that every dog should be familiar with. The following is a list from our dog training equipment store of the top commands that all dogs should know:

  • Sit- This is one of the most basic commands that we teach our dog. It can prevent your dog from jumping up at you to get treats and so much more.
  • Stay- Although a dog that is sitting is supposed to stay, actually saying the word "stay" will make both owner and dog a lot more comfortable.
  • Come- Your dog needs to know when you expect them to come back to you. A dog that won't come to you when you call can be incredibly frustrating. A good way to train your dog to always come is by giving them a delicious treat when they get to you!
  • Lie Down- This command is a must for every dog because of two reasons. The first being that it keeps your dog in one place, out of trouble. The second being that lying down is a more vulnerable position, and it reinforces the fact that you are in charge. 

The above is just a few of the many tricks that every dog needs to know. To learn about the rest of these tricks, please stay tuned for our next blog. 

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How to Get the Best Fit for Your Service Dog Vest

Posted by sitstaydogs

Sep 9, 2014 1:03:00 PM

Every service dog owner knows that anytime that you leave the house, your dog should have a service dog vest on. This vest prevents people from asking awkward questions, and it helps others to understand that they shouldn't pet your dog while they are hard at work. Because it is so important that your dog wears its service dog vest all of the time, that vest needs to fit perfectly. That is why SitStay has come up with this guide on how to get the best fit for your service dog vest:

  • Grab a cloth measuring tape.
  • Measure your dog's girth. You will need to measure all the way about your dog's center in a circle, keep in mind that you will want to start right behind your dog's legs.
  • For a more in-depth look at how to properly measure your dog for their new vest please check our our helpful video

Now that you have measured your dog, you can pick the best size:

  • Tiny- 13-16 inches
  • Extra Small- 16-23 inches
  • Small- 23-29 inches
  • Medium- 29-35 inches
  • Large- 35-39 inches
  • Extra Large- 39-45 inches

Your dog needs to be comfortable in order to do their job to the best of their ability! The best way to ensure that your dog is comfortable is by getting the very best size of service dog vest. You will be glad to know that your dog is wearing only the highest quality vest that fits them to perfection. Our vests come in a wide variety of colors, and you have the ability to completely customize yours with one of our service dog patches. Don't wait, ensure that your dog is in the right hands by shopping with SitStay today!

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