#OhMyDogXmas Photo Contest Runs Until 12/25

WE LOVE ALL OF THE PHOTOS POSTED SO FAR FOR #OhMyDogXmas !

Keep them coming! The giveaway contest runs until December 25th so keep posting your holiday inspired photos of your dogs to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag     #OhMyDogXmas. You can also email us your photos at alettertomydog@gmail.com

JOHN PAUL PET IS THE OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF THE #OHMYDOGXMAS CONTEST

John Paul Pet shampoos and conditioners are pH balanced so they don’t irritate sensitive pet skin and the entire line is “tested on humans first” to ensure effectiveness and safety for all pets. Check out their entire line at www.johnpaulpet.com.

Wagging Tail Portraits

It’s that time of the year again. Time to buy and wrap presents, hang stockings,  and of course, trim the tree. And we all know that every year, we pull out some of the same ornaments that have sentimental value and this year you can create one more of those fantastic ornaments. This time it’ll have your precious pooches face all over it!

Wagging Tail Portraits is a company that takes a picture of your four legged companion and turns it into an custom hand painted adorable ornament for your Christmas tree.  Now every year you can look at your favorite pets face as you decorate and get ready for the holidays. The founding artist, Sherry Kendall started out making ornaments and paintings as gifts for friends, but because of popular demand, launched this into a full time career. She has been delighting pet owners with her custom paintings for eight years now. And her ornaments even became one of Oprah’s favorite things!

What’s even better about all this is that Sherry donates a percentage of her proceeds to animal rescue groups and non-profits through her fun-raisers and requests from area volunteers. So not only will capturing the face of your beloved pet be a gift to you and your family, you’ll also be helping out other animals at the same time.  And after all, it is the season for giving. Happy Holidays!

National Walk Your Dog Week Oct 1st-7th

Now we know that not one of you pet owners out there have a lazy bone in your body, but just in case you’ve been skipping a couple of walks during the week because of work or just a busy schedule, National Walk Your Dog Week is here to remind you just how important walking your four legged companion is.

Founded by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Rescuer Colleen Paige to bring awareness to the ever increasing problem of canine behavior issues and canine obesity in America, National Walk Your Dog Week is from October 1st-7th. Sponsored by Animal Miracle Network, it aims to improve the health and well being of America’s dogs and sends the message to unchain your dogs!

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, more than 40 percent of dogs, a total of about 17 million in the United States, are overweight. Just think, if  you walk your dog for just 30 minutes a day, you’ll meet the national recommendations for heart health for your precious pooch. Plus walking your dog on a daily basis not only increases the endorphins in you but  also the brain of your canine companions and it improves the bond between you both. So let this holiday be the opportunity for you and your dog to get active and get walking!