Poo Pourri, Poo spray for human Doo

Posted by sitstaydogs

Dec 12, 2013 10:28:32 AM


Here at SitStay we are very concerned about the oddest of things. One of them is dog doo. Is it healthy? Digestion going okay? Does everyone have lavender scented, eco-friendly poo bags? The list goes on and on.

For as obsessed as we are with our doggie doo, we absolutely could NOT look past offering this product for you and YOUR poo. Poo Pourri. It’s ingenious, looking back this could have made our most innovative product of the year (although disqualification for human use, not for dogs).

Poo Pourri is a “before you go” toilet spray. The pleasantly smelling poo spritz creates a film over the top of the water to trap and lock foul smells. The bottles are also adorable and hilarious! These make the perfect stocking stuffer for all ages! Also, great to leave in guest bathrooms for visitors to use and get a laugh out of!!

Additionally, there is a spray scent for everyone! So nobody feels left out in the bathroom: for those that are more regal (drop a deuce like a King with Royal Flush), for the wild child in the family Call to the Wild will enhance your primal urges, for the festive spirits-Santa Poo or a Poo-Ville Gift Set! And many more scents HERE!



This product has been tried and tested, and overwhelmingly LOVED by all who have tested. CEO, Sara Dreamer, mother of two teenage boys, can attest that with three boys in the house Poo Pourri DOES in fact work wonders!


keeping a slim figure for you and your pup through the holidays

Posted by sitstaydogs

Dec 12, 2013 10:20:56 AM


We all pack on a little winter weight during the holiday season--I’d like to blame it on genetics, and when people actually had to put weight on when, well, they lived in caves. Clearly not the case anymore, we should all really stop making the excuses for the extra lbs during the holidays! Not only for ourselves, but the lifestyles we lead trickles down to other members of our family! It is especially important to be wary of the furry, four-legged family members because even small changes in weight have a larger impact on them.

Tips to keeping you and your furry-four legged best friends waistline trim:

1) Keep mealtimes at the same time:
It is difficult for the body’s metabolism when changing up meal time too frequently. Try to always have breakfast, lunch, and supper at the same time. Or pooch’s meal time(s) at the same time.

2) Limiting snacking/or changing to a healthier snack
I live by the “want a cookie, have a cookie” principle - year round. Although, I make sure my diet is full of lean proteins, colorful fruits and vegetables, and whole grains before the cookie craving sets in!! And if you are already full of healthy choices, then you may not want that cookie or piece of fruit cake anyways.

And when you or your pup ARE craving that yummy snack--go for it. The more you limit yourself or Fido, the more you’ll end up craving it. So don’t go cold turkey on treats during the holidays, when tension can run high with sales, shopping lines out the mall doors, and those in-laws--just kidding, no stress there ;)--you don’t want to start any drastic changes in lifestyle. OR start exploring healthier treat options!!

  • For the savory lover: my VICE is chips and queso, or salsa, AND sour cream. SO instead, chop up some carrot “chips”, cucumber slices and baked kale (i think they are better than tortilla chips) and serve with fresh homemade salsa, hummus and low fat plain greek yogurt!

  • For the sweet lover: Opt for baked or sauteed fruits and top with low fat vanilla yogurt and cinnamon. It gives you the satisfaction of the sweet, warm, ooey-gooey you’re craving without the crazy fat and calories of chocolate explosion cake!

  • For the pups: (who we are actually most concerned about anyways)

Pecks by The Honest Kitchen A sweet hand-made, all-natural treat that is low calorie and high nutrient! Featuring barley flour, molasses, buffalo, and blueberries

Sam’s Yams Sweet Potato Cookies "Cookies" made from sweet potato and other organic ingredients, these will satisfy any pup, and you can rest easy knowing these are GREAT for your pup! 

Nutrisca Raw Freeze Dried Treats Freeze dried treats lock in all of the nutrients and flavor. These have a low glycemic index, and are FREE of gluten, corn, wheat and soy

Polka Dog Wonder Nuggets Moist bites that are all-natural and hand baked! Two different flavors offering limited great ingredients!

3) Account for travel and time differences:
This is something I am ALWAYS the worst offender for during the holidays. When in an airplane or car it can sometimes be a time warp - especially if it is a literally timezone change! This can be especially stressful for dogs, traveling in general, so we suggest Earth Heart Mists this season to alleviate some tension and stress. So, make sure to keep mealtimes as regular as possible, and don’t forget about eating, or on the other hand, gorge yourself with fast food (I know it’s the easiest thing sometimes at the airport with 10 suitcases and a lollygagging family and scared pooch!) at the airport or right once you get to the hotel.

Overall, have a very happy, healthy holiday season from the SitStay family to you and yours!



Holi-Paw Party

Posted by sitstaydogs

Dec 12, 2013 10:17:52 AM


This holiday season, make sure to share the love with your 4-legged friends! We've assembled some ideas and goodies for you so that you can host your own "Holi-Paw Party"! Yes - a dog party, a HOLIDAY dog party! (Okay, it may just be more fun for you, but how cute will it be to get all the 'fur-babies' on the block together?)

First, start off with a game of "Hide the Cookie", followed by some good ole' fashioned "Tug Of War" , and by now, the crew will be ready for a chewin' snack, so open up a Brown Beggers Chew Sampler to satisfy everyone's craving. Just incase anyone gets too excited, it would be a good idea to keep some clean-up supplies on hand.

It wouldn't be a legit party if there weren't party favors - so, everyone at your party with 4 legs should walk away with their own SitStay stocking and holiday tag!

dreamstime_s_29609262Food & Drink for Humans:
1) Holiday Martinis 
2) Red Velvet Santa Hat Mix 

Food for Dogs
1) Christmas Day Dinner
2) Merry Chewmas Bully Sticks
3) Meaty Holiday Feast Puppy Chow


We've even put together an invitation you can print out, and also a header for a Facebook event.
Download Printable Invitation >
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Topics: Holiday

Spiked Christmas cheer (martini recipes)

Posted by sitstaydogs

Dec 12, 2013 10:14:47 AM


We would also like to offer our two-legged friends some special drinks to share with family and friends round the fire during the chilly holiday season! There are three different varieties (feel free to mix it up with your own favorite beverages, or add your own flare).

Wet Nose
This easy-peasy quick recipe is simple but delicious. Take a few minutes out of the hustle and bustle, and enjoy this yumminess!!


  • 1 oz. amaretto

  • 1 oz. heavy cream (OR low calorie: vanilla soy/almond milk)

  • 1 oz. vodka

Directions: Mix all ingredients with ice in a shaker. Strain and serve in chilled glasses. Sprinkle a little nutmeg on top for garnish, flavor, and aroma. Drink up!

Twisted Bone

(for the semi-homemade types, takes a little extra time and a few more ingredients)


  • 1 ounce peppermint schnapps

  • 3 ounces of vanilla vodka

  • Crushed candy cane for garnish

Directions: Use a rolling pin or a skillet and hammer the candy cane into rough pieces and add a pinch to each glass. Pulverize some even further to use as a rimmer for your cocktail glasses. (tip: don’t use water to rim, use lemon or lime juice for margaritas for instance, in this case I would use some yummy chocolate or vanilla flavored vodka--to round out the peppermint schnapps of course). Next, add the remaining ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously before straining the contents into the martini glass. Enjoy!

Yellow Snow

(for you all-out Martha Stewart-ers, or those that want to take a little extra time for in-laws or party-goers)


  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1/4 cup cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin-pie spice, plus more for garnish

  • 8 cups whole milk

  • 6 large egg yolks

  • 3 cups brandy


1. Set a large fine-mesh strainer over a bowl. Place the bottom of the bowl in an ice bath and set aside. Off heat, in a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg, and pumpkin pie spice. Slowly mix in four cups of milk. Whisk in the egg yolks.

2. Whisking constantly, cook over medium heat until the first large bubble sputters, 10 to 12 minutes. Reduce heat to low; cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute more. Remove from heat; immediately pour through sieve into bowl. Stir in remaining 4 cups milk. Let cool completely in bowl still set in ice bath.

3. Just before serving, stir in brandy, and ladle into glasses; garnish with pumpkin-pie spice.


Happy Pawlidays,





Holiday party mix--for dogs and humans

Posted by sitstaydogs

Dec 12, 2013 10:12:21 AM


Holidays are sometimes about throwing a little bit of what you have together. Whether it is your wacky in-laws, second cousins, and your sister and her 5 kids all in the same house, or the ingredients in the pantry for a last minute dinner party, you have to be quick on your toes.

When you are throwing the PERFECT Holiday Party you absolutely need the perfect recipes--for two & four legged guests alike. At SitStay we are ALL about the healthy & nutritional benefits, but also just winging it sometimes. So add your own flare to the recipes, & don’t forget to put in a lot of love and holiday cheer.

Puppy Holiday Mix Recipe: (this is a trial and error recipe, so add a little, take a little away, put YOUR flare on it, you know your pooch best)

Meaty Holiday Feast Puppy Chow

  1. In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients (treats and chews listed..or those of your choice)

  2. Add the Pumpkin Seed Oil (this stuff is unbelievable! Read more about it)

  3. Garnish with the Bacon Roll (or your pup’s favorite chew)

  4. Make sure to only serve minimal amounts to furry friends everywhere--this mix is packed with a lot!

Human Holiday Mix Recipe: original recipe found at CHEX

Red Velvet Santa Hat Christmas Party Mix

  • 6 cups Chocolate Chex Cereal

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ⅓ cup butter

  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup

  • 1 drop red gel food coloring

  • 1 cup Devil’s Food Cake Mix (use the leftovers to make a mini batch up cupcakes..cut the recipes on the box in half)

  • ½ cup cream cheese frosting (or make your own, SUPER easy)

  1. In large microwavable bowl, place cereal; set aside. In medium microwavable bowl, microwave brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, food color and cake mix uncovered on High 2 to 2 1/2 minutes or until mixture is boiling. Immediately pour over cereal; toss until well coated.

  2. Spread on waxed paper. Cool 5 minutes.

  3. In small microwavable bowl, place frosting; microwave uncovered on High 20 seconds. Drizzle over cereal mixture. Store loosely covered.


Topics: Treats, Holiday

Holiday Feast for Fido - Brown Beggers Chew Sampler

Posted by sitstaydogs

Dec 6, 2013 9:32:00 AM


There’s nothing like sitting down to an amazing Holiday Dinner with the family. Dad is carving the beautifully roasted turkey while the side dishes are being passed around the table. It smells like home, Christmas, & food that needs to get in your belly.

You glance down, NO, you shouldn’t have. Those puppy dog eyes so innocently staring back up at you. Your normally rambunctious dog is acting strangely angelic, you tell him to go sit down. He has his own meal to eat (and sharing scraps is a NO NO). At that moment you realize you didn’t shop for anything special for the most loyal member of your family!

Don’t let this scenario happen to you this holiday season, instead give Fido his OWN holiday feast. Brown Beggers™ Chew Sampler has gone to the dogs this season and includes limited edition chews selected specifically for Fido’s Christmas Feast!

Brown Beggers™ Chew Sampler was inspired by CEO, Sara Dreamer’s, nostalgia of picking out the perfect meat selections at the local butcher with her grandmother. Just as those hand-picked delicacies were picked years ago, the Brown Beggers™ tradition lives on with USA select, high-quality, hand-picked natural chews for your dog. Each is packaged to order and especially for dogs ranging from small to large breeds.

Healthy Holidays to You & Yours!



2013 Annual Product & Brand Awards Winners Announced

Posted by Sara Dreamer, CEO

Nov 26, 2013 11:17:00 AM


SitStay's 2013 Annual Product & Brand Awards Winners

The votes are in and we are excited to share this year’s Annual Product & Brand Awards winners - just in time for the holidays.

We can honestly say the SitStay.com team didn’t see any surprises with this year’s winners but we did have a few “firsts”. One brand won two awards, we had one award with a tie and we introduced a new award this year – “Paws Down Good Product Award”, which represents that well-rounded product that no dog owner can live without.

THE 2013 WINNERS ARE (drum roll … dog howl…):

  1. Most Innovative Dog Toy of the Year Kong On/Off Squeaker Toy

  2. Favorite Dog Treat of the YearPolka Dog Bakery Cod Skin Twists

  3. #1 Best Selling Dog Product of 2013 - Elinora’s Fish Skin Chews

  4. Best Dog Chew of the YearJones Natural Chews Curly Q Bully Sticks

  5. Favorite Finds of 2013Max & Ruffy’s Organic Vegan TreatsDistinctive Dog Functional Treats

  6. Most Cuddled Dog Toy of the YearAli the Plush Alligator

  7. Highest Brand Integrity of the YearScout & Zoe’sFront Porch Pets

  8. Favorite Brand Story of 2013Brown Beggers™ Deli-Style Chews

  9. Paws Down Good Product AwardEarth Rated Poopbags Dispenser 

  10. Most Unique Treat of 2013Polkadog Bakery's Sfizi’s

Kudos to all winners. And thank you to our loyal and voicetress, barking good dog customers who keep us in line and most importantly keep us kindhearted and thankful. 

Thank You 2013. We are looking forward to a wonderful year ahead! 


Topics: What's New, Holiday

Most Innovative Dog Toy of The Year

Posted by sitstaydogs

Nov 26, 2013 11:15:03 AM



The Most Innovative Dog Toy of the Year is the most revolutionary, exciting toy of the year. SitStay loves to recognize creative ideas and designs, especially if they satisfy our favorite furry friends and above anything else make them happy & active. Here at SitStay we strive for innovation everyday, and we feel it is necessary in all aspects of life (especially our dog’s) to give them the the toy they won’t be able to put down.

This years Most Innovative Toy of the Year goes to: the Kong On/Off Squeaker Toy.

The Kong On/Off Squeaker Toy is one of those palm-to-forehead, “why didn’t I think of that” favorites! This innovative toy can function as a normal squeaker toy for the pup that loves his noises, but mom or dad can switch the squeak to OFF for instant quiet time! Ahhhhhhhh...

It’s simply brilliant! This is the perfect gift for that dog that already has it all! 

Two cute designs: whale & pooch

See the full list of 2013 Annual Product & Brand Award Winners


Topics: What's New, Holiday

Most Unique Treat of 2013

Posted by sitstaydogs

Nov 26, 2013 11:14:19 AM



The SitStay dog treat category is our favorite category by far, it is also our largest.

That means the winner of the Most Unique Treat of 2013 is up against steep competition. This year’s winner came to us late in the year and almost snuck by the final ballot count of this years Annual Product & Brand Awards.  Polkadog Bakery's Sfizis have the potential to get overlooked in the crowd (they’re so darn little) but once you meet these little guys you will fall in love with their versatility and your dog will fall in love with their flavor! 

“Sfizio” is an Italian word that means "to satisfy a whim" and was the inspiration for these protein-packed, unique morsels.

These all-natural treats are baked in a Boston bakery using organic ingredients that are all sourced in their backyard; made in the USA. The healthy dog treats are packaged in a convenient container that is dainty enough to fit in your purse, pocket, treat pouch, glove box or fanny pack during a morning dog run - perfect for the active dog lifestyle. The ingredients are minimal but the conveniences are tremendous. Sfizis are low-calorie and ideal for training rewards. And, with a little shake, these treats serve as an attention grabber to create teaching opportunities for your dog or new puppy. Sit. Stay. Shake! 

Sfizis satisfied our whim and quest to find the Most Unique Treat of 2013.

Evviva!  Find your whim! 



Topics: What's New, Holiday

Favorite Dog Treat of the Year Award Winner

Posted by sitstaydogs

Nov 26, 2013 11:14:00 AM



The Favorite Dog Treat of the Year is given to the tastiest, most nutritious, drool & bark provoking treat of the year. Probably one of the most difficult awards to recognize--as SitStay is your treat headquarters for all things delicious and nutritious--we tried our best to hit all categories that the perfect treat entails:

  • Satisfaction (Spot is begging for more, after every morsel is licked up)

  • Eco-friendly (Green, minimally harmful to the environment)

  • Health Beneficial (added nutritional benefits, gives Spot MORE than satisfaction--ranging from digestion, heart health, vitamins, supplements, etc)

  • Sourced Well (Aim for organic, pasture raised, locally grown and harvested, USA if possible)

  • Wholesome (preservative/antibiotic/color/filler/additive FREE)

The Favorite Dog Treat of the Year goes to: Polkadog Bakery's Cod Skin Twists

Polkadog Bakery Cod Skin Twists foot-long wonders were hands down the favorite treat of the year, not only with their added health benefits, but the flavor & crunch dogs beg for! This treat favorite also made it into SitStay’s favorite TEN under $10 Holiday Gifts. We highly encourage pup’s that love flavor, crunch, and fun to try these treats (and parent’s that want to offer heart health benefits from the omega-3s).

Whatcha waiting for!? 

Take a peek at this year's full list of product award winners!


Topics: What's New, Holiday

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