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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IT'S NATIONAL DOG WEEK!

Posted by Jill Liliedahl

Sep 21, 2014 2:43:00 PM

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Today SitStay.com kicked off 7 Days, 7 Ways to Save and Celebrate National Dog Week. 

I'll be honest, every week is a dog's week at SitStay. We have dogs in the office nearly everyday including long-time four-legged friends like Rambo the 120-pound Lab and Fenway the Boston Terrier, and new rescues including Cameron the Pug and as of this weekend, Ringo the Amazing Mystery Mutt. 

Most holidays remind us to do more of the things we love. Whether you are a dog owner or not, we encourage you to pause and do good in honor of man's best friend. Here are 7 ways to participate in National Dog Week.

1. SHARE
Share your time and a dime by volunteering, donating or adopting from your local animal shelter. Your helping hands and loving heart is always needed. 

2. PAW IT FORWARD
This is our favorite; when you see pet parents out and about with their dogs, pay them a complement, say hello or even share one of your favorite treats. 

3. SPOIL! SPOIL! SPOIL!
Let's face it, the best way to celebrate is with a little pampering ... endulge your dog with an unexpected trip to the groomer, new treat or stylish new collar.

4. GET READY
Ntaional Dog Week is the last week of September which also happens to be about 80 days until Christmas. HOLY COW! I mean HOLY DAWG!

5. GATHER
Host a only pets allowed party this week with an assortment of fun goodies such as Brown Beggers Chew Sampler, serve fresh water in plastic martini glasses and organize lots of backyard playtime. Don't forget the poop bags (these also make great gifts for your guests).

6. GET MOVING!
Most of us are enjoying outdoor-friendly weather this week. Get on those sneakers, DOOG walking belt and quality harness and get moving. Perhaps an evening walk after a long days work - how about packing a picinic basket. Nothing is better than an interactive game of fetch - we just got these new toys at Sitstay.com and LOVE them!

7. LAST BUT NOT LEAST ... PLAY, PLAY, PLAY!
There are very few moments that can compete with the joyful feeling we share when playing with our dogs. They are happy, tails are wagging, slobber is flying and at that moment ... life is good. Life with a dog is indeed the GOODLIFE! Amidst your busy schedule, be sure to take the time and play, play, play!
Happy National Dog Week!
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Dog Chew Toys for Every Pup

Posted by sitstaydogs

Jun 2, 2014 12:48:00 PM

Dogs of all ages love to chew on toys, but it is important to find the right one for your dog. Some dogs absolutely love to gnaw on a cherished Kong, while other dogs prefer to rip the stuffing out of a treasured stuffed animal. Whatever type of dog chew toys your dog prefers, we have them all and more here at SitStay. We are your main source for anything and everything that your furry friend may need or want. 

Dog chew toys are more than just about entertainment, they can help to keep your favorite companion happy and healthy. That is exactly why it is a great idea to find out which kind of toy your dog likes best. If your dog is a new addition to your household then we suggest finding a good mix of chew toys, at least initially. That will help you determine which toys your dog will enjoy so you know what to purchase in the future. If you only have the budget for one or two toys, a good option is the Kong Wubba. This toy is great for playing tug of war, fetch or even just chewing. It is covered in super-durable nylon, so that endless fun can be had. 

Finding the right dog chew toy will keep your dog healthy and happy, as well as distract your dog from chewing on your shoes or furniture. Ensure that your pup is satisfied by finding the toy that he or she will love. At SitStay we offer a wide variety of high quality products for the dog in your life. Enjoy great deals and free shipping on every order of $75 or more when you shop with us today. 

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Enrich Your Dog's Life with Dog Chew Toys

Posted by sitstaydogs

Mar 31, 2014 12:30:00 PM

Did you know that dogs that are not properly stimulated are more likely to develop behavioral issues and even health issues? This is a difficult issue for many dog owners because, unless you are lucky enough to work from home, your dog is probably left alone for many hours a day. When a dog is bored they will do what they can to entertain themselves, whether it be chewing on your shoes or barking at the mailman. At SitStay we specialize in all things dog, and we can help you to enrich your dog's life with the best dog chew toys around.

Having a wide variety of toys around is a great way to keep your dog from getting too bored. You need dog chew toys that can occupy their mind like the Kong Genius Toy. This toy can stimulate your dog both mentally and physically. All you have to do is hide a dry treat inside, hook the pieces together, and let your dog search away. Another great toy for your dog might be the Knotted Teddy Bear Dog Toy. Variety is important, and most pups love to play with a fuzzy teddy. This is perfect because, instead of messy stuffing, this teddy has a durable rope inside which makes it a great toy for even aggressive chewers. 

If your dog is chewing on things that he or she shouldn't or barking excessively, then it is time to make their environment a little more entertaining. Our dog chew toys are high quality and affordable. We even offer free shipping on every order of $75 or more. Shop our site today.

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Spring Into Outdoor Play

Posted by sitstaydogs

Mar 20, 2014 8:00:00 AM

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We’ve been stuck inside all winter. Trying to play fetch in the living room, braving the cold for a quick, freezing walk, and longing for those dog days of summer again. Well no more! As of TODAY, March 20th, it is officially spring, and we're excited! 

Exercise and play, which involve anything from fetch to a walk, provide many benefits for your pooch. Regular exercise helps keep dogs healthy and limber, reduces digestive problems, aids in weight control, and can put an end to bad behavior problems that a dog who doesn’t get enough play and exercise time might have.  

As you head outdoors to enjoy the warmer (and sometimes bipolar) weather of spring, don’t forget Fido’s toys. At SitStay, we love Twiggy the Stick, a member of The Sticks, a loveable family of totally terrified fetch toys. Made from recycled rubber, these fun toys are both dog friendly and eco-friendly. Twiggy’s slobber resistant rope means easier throwing and less slobber for you. Thanks to eyes that glow in the dark and Twiggy’s ability to float in water, you won’t have any trouble finding this member of the Sticks family.

Another great toy for that member of your family who loves to run and play fetch is the Hyperflite Jawz Disc. This tough, puncture resistant disc is perfect for big dogs. All Jawz discs feature Hyperflite's patent pending X-Flash™ Anti-Glare Technology. The Hyperflite Jawz Disc is a great flying disc for competition or playtime at the park. Still, while both of these toys are tough, neither are intended to be chew toys.

As you grab your tennis shoes and Fido’s leash, don’t forget to grab his toys. Head out and enjoy some backyard or park play in the beautiful spring sunshine with your favorite four legged friend!

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Your Dog: The Perfect Exercise Partner

Posted by sitstaydogs

Mar 18, 2014 10:32:00 AM

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At the end of a long work day, we often come home to dinner that needs to be made, children that want to play, or a lengthy to-do list. When it’s cold outside, the couch and a blanket sound far more appealing than working out (trust me, been there!). Exercising is easy to push down the list. Thank goodness spring is just around the corner (March 20!). And thank goodness for that brown-eyed, heavy breather at your feet right now.

According to the World Health Organization, adults 18 to 65 years old need 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise five days per week, along with strengthening exercises two days a week. A study conducted at the University of Western Australia found that 7 in 10 adult dog owners achieved 150 minutes of physical exercise per week, compared to only 7 in 10 non-owners. Your dog is the perfect exercise partner. Buddy won’t cancel on your workout plans because of cold weather or a long to-do list. Hitting the pavement or trail with him is beneficial for the both of you.

We know that walking burns calories and wards off heart disease, but did you know that it’s also a great stress reliever? Getting outside, breathing in some fresh air, taking in your surroundings, and savoring a break before you dive into your evening activities, is a great idea for you and your dog, especially after a long day at the office.

If Buddy is getting himself into trouble at home or barking and whining a lot, he’s probably trying to tell you that he needs more exercise to help him burn off some energy and feel less restless at home. But your nightly walks won’t just benefit him. Walking, like any other cardiovascular exercise, produces stress-busting endorphins and boosts energy. Just being outside and spending time in nature, studies have found, can reduce stress. Walking your dog is also a fantastic way to meet other people in your neighborhood.

If you’re an avid runner, walker, or hiker, or simply need your hands free to deal with the kids, the Buddy System is a great leash system. With your hands free, your movement isn’t restricted and you can focus on the trail ahead. Or maybe your hands or pockets are often full when you leave for a walk. The DOOG Walkie Utility Belt comes complete with built-in pick up bags, anti-bacterial handwipes, a clip, pocket for valuables, and even a velcro patch for Buddy’s tennis ball, so you don’t have to juggle everything.

If you're looking for a bright, new collar or leash this spring, SitStay has plenty of colors and sizes to choose from so you can find Buddy the perfect gear. If Buddy's a puller, consider an Easy Walk Harness, which gently discourages him from pulling while walking.

If Buddy’s big brown eyes don’t always send you running to grab the leash, consider making a walking schedule to hang on your fridge. It doesn’t matter how or when you walk, whether you take three 10-minute walks or walk for 30 minutes straight, just be sure to get out and enjoy the spring weather.

See you out there!

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Which Dog Chew Toys Do You Choose?

Posted by sitstaydogs

Mar 5, 2014 12:15:00 PM

As many dog owners know, chewing is essential for your dog’s physical and mental health. It helps to encourage good chewing behaviors, keeps their teeth clean, and occupies their mind. The problem is that there are so many options out there! How do you choose which dog chew toys are right for your dog? At Sit Stay we offer a wide variety of dog chew toys for you to choose from, and when you shop with us you can rest assured that you are getting great quality for a great price.

We have several exceptional chew toys, but a couple of notable options really stick out to us. If you are looking for a natural chew that won’t stain your carpet, you will love the SitStay Bully Stick. This is made of pure beef, and it contains absolutely no hormones, additives, or artificial flavors. The best part about our bully sticks is that they don’t have an odor. If you are looking for a long lasting, rubber chew toy, one of the best is the Kong Goodie Bone. This durable toy has what it takes to occupy your dog for hours on end.


Although these are great suggestions, every dog is different, and there is not one chew toy that every dog will love. It really takes time and a trial and error approach to find the chew toy that your dog will love, but we are certain that you will find the perfect option with us. We offer great deals on the best products, so shop with us today!

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The Best Dog Chew Toys for Your New Pup

Posted by sitstaydogs

Feb 4, 2014 12:10:00 PM

Have you just adopted a new puppy? There are about 17 million pets adopted in the United States every single year, and in order to keep these dogs healthy and happy, it is important to train them properly in how to do everything from walking on a leash to chewing. At Sit Stay we are passionate about giving you everything you need to train your dog. There is not much in life that is more rewarding than being the parent of a dog, and we can help you to take the best care of your dog. A great place to start training is by providing your dog with the best dog chew toys.

Babies use their mouths to learn about the world around them, and so do puppies, but unlike babies puppies have sharp, needlelike teeth that can do some serious damage. It is essential to train your dog on how to chew properly. Chewing can help your puppy to soothe their sore gums as they are teething, and it can keep their teeth clean when they are grown. Every dog is different and they all have specific preferences when it comes to chewing, which is why we offer such a wide variety of chew toys.

Chewing is an important part of development, and it is so important to teach your dog what is appropriate for them to chew and what is not. Having a wide variety of chew toys available is one of the best ways to teach your dog what to chew. We offer a big selection and competitive prices, shop with us today.

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Safe and Healthy Dog Chew Toys

Posted by sitstaydogs

Jan 3, 2014 12:04:00 PM

Chewing is such an important part of your dog’s life. As a puppy, your dog discovers the world through chewing, much like a baby. As an adult, your dog keeps his or her teeth and gums healthy by chewing. Developing good chewing habits can be difficult, but they are a very essential key to being a successful dog owner. Luckily for you, we have so many amazing dog chew toys for you to pick from.

When you are picking the perfect chew toy for your dog, you need to find something that is too big to for them to accidentally swallow, indestructible, and something that will keep your dog interested. No two dogs are exactly the same, and it can be difficult to find the perfect toy for your dog. We have a huge variety of high quality chew toys at great prices. It may take a few tries, but you will find your dogs next favorite chew toy in no time.

Finding the perfect toy may be daunting, but it is incredibly important. When combined with training, a good chew toy may keep your dog from wanting to chew things that he or she isn’t supposed to, such as your furniture or your shoes. Let us help you find the best solution for your dog. For the best toys at the best prices, shop our site today.

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Dogs like MTV not PBS

Posted by sitstaydogs

Jul 23, 2013 1:44:00 PM

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Honestly, I have to admit I blatantly stole this saying. . . I just wish I remember where it came from. Nevertheless, the meaning is exquisite: Be engaging and exciting.

Dogs love motion and excitement. Have you noticed the difference in your dog when you walk by him or when you run? Running is very exciting and most dogs will either run with your or chase you. Have you ever noticed that dogs are very attune to motion…they find anything that’s moving?
When training, you need to be fun and exciting to your dog. Talking to him like Alistair Cooke hosting Masterpiece Theater just won’t cut it. (I don’t know if I would listen to you for long if you spoke like that).

Think of MTV, fast motion, excitement, interaction. That’s what you want to be to your dog, EXCITING! Give them a reason to pay attention to you. Give them something fun to look at and listen to.

And remember, if fun isn’t happening for both of you, neither is learning.

Joann Neve, CPDT-KA, M. Ed
Packleader Behavior & Training


www.packleaderbehavior.com

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Join our mission to raise the most spoiled-rotten dogs on the planet … somebody’s got to!

Cheers from Nebraska!