Jul 31, 2014

Happy Dogust!

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Join us in celebrating Dogust—the official birthday month for shelter dogs! Throughout the month of August, every dog adopted from Animal Haven and Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland will receive a free gift compliments of waggo.com. You can also download an adorable birth certificate for your shelter dog here.

Don’t forget to share photos of your shelter dog with us! #dogust #waggo

Jul 30, 2014

BLOG: THE WORLD’S SMALLEST AND LARGEST DOGS

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People have always been interested in finding the extreme limits of characteristics, both in ourselves and in our four-legged friends. We want to know who was the fastest, smartest, oldest — and yes, smallest and largest.

 Check out these pups who represent the two ends of the size spectrum and see which dogs are considered our largest and smallest.

 A Trio of Chihuahuas: Boo Boo, Miracle Milly, and Heaven Sent Brandy

 Both these pooches are known for being the smallest dogs in the world — and they’re both currently living.

 They’re also both Chihuahuas, though Boo Boo is a longhaired variety while Milly is shorthaired.

Up until late 2013, Boo Boo held the title of the world’s smallest dog by height. She stood at 4 inches. Milly took the title recently; she stands at 3.8 inches when measured from paw to backbone.

As for the shortest dog by length? In 2007, the Guinness Book of World Records recognized another Chihuahua named Heaven Sent Brandy as the smallest in this category. From nose to tail, she measures 6 inches.

 One Big Dog: Giant George

George was a Great Dane who was known and recorded as the tallest dog ever. He weighed in at an astonishing 275 pounds.

George was 43 inches tall when measured from paw to shoulders. He was over 7 feet tall when he stood on his hind legs.

The Great Dane passed away in 2013 one month before his 8th birthday. No one has yet to claim his title of World’s Tallest Dog. The two previous record holders before George included two other Great Danes, Titan and Gibson.

Heavyweight Contender: Zorba

Giant George may have been tall, but his even his 275 pounds is put to shame by the world’s heaviest dog.

Zorba, an English Mastiff, was 8 feet 3 inches long and weighed a whopping 343 pounds.

For more record-breaking dogs, check out this BuzzFeed post that was created in honor of National Dog Day back in 2011. Then let us know if your four-legged friends come anywhere close to matching these extremes in height, weight, or length!

 
Jul 29, 2014

 

Jul 28, 2014

Waggo’s New York City Dog Lover’s Guide: Lower Manhattan Edition

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  1. Have a Pug? NYC Pugs hosts pug meet-ups & events in SoHo. Check their site for schedules.
  2. South Street Seaport is dog friendly & hosts free concerts, fitness classes and kid’s entertainers weekly.
  3. The Salty Paw, 38 Peck Slip, is a boutique and groom spa that stocks your Waggo favorites.
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  4. Water 4 Dogs, 77 Worth Street, offers water therapy and underwater treadmills for dogs.
  5. The Growler, 55 Stone Street, is for people only, but has unique dog themed décor.
  6. Beasty Feast, 630 Hudson Street is a great place to find a new Waggo toy.
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  7. Zoomies, 434 Hudson Street, is the place to stop for fashion-focused dogs.
  8. Sprinkles Cupcakes, 225 Liberty Street, has sugar-free yogurt topped Doggie Cupcakes.
  9. The Soho Grand Hotel, 310 West Broadway has a private dog park for it’s furry guests. 
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Photo Credits: 1. meetup.com, 2. southstreetseaport.com, 3. thesaltypaw.com, 4. instagram.com/water4dogs, 5. thegrowlernyc.com, 6. Yelp.com, 7. nycgo.com, 8. nypost.com,  9. sohogrand.com

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Jul 25, 2014

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Contest Alert! In honor of #nationalmuttday on 7/31 we want to see a pic of you and your mutt! Use #muttloveweek to enter a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to waggo.com. Winner announced 7/31 🐶 #waggo #contest #mutts #instagram
Jul 24, 2014

Contest Alert! In honor of #nationalmuttday on 7/31 we want to see a pic of you and your mutt! Use #muttloveweek to enter a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to waggo.com. Winner announced 7/31 🐶 #waggo #contest #mutts #instagram

Jul 21, 2014

Waggo’s New York City Dog Lover’s Guide: Upper Manhattan Edition

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  1. Central Park’s Off Leash Hours are from park opening to 9am. Check Central Park Conservancy’s Dog Friendly Map of Central Park so you know where all the doggy drinking fountains are.
  2. West 72nd Street Dog Park has wonderful views of the Hudson River.
  3. The New York City Parks Department hosts tours of the city’s notable parks, including several free tours of Central Park that are dog friendly! Check weekly listing for tour locations, schedules and ticking information.
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  4. Barking Dog Luncheonette, 1453 York Ave, has a dog bar water fountain to keep your dog cool. Sit at a sidewalk table to enjoy a meal with your dog.
  5. Fetch Restaurant, 1649 3rd Ave, features shelter dogs from Animal Haven and ASPCA on their Adopt-A-Dog wall.
  6. The Shops at Columbus Circle welcomes you to shop with your dog. Stop into Bouchon Bakery for Foie Gras Dog Biscuits.
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  7. Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave, has a chic pet boutique featuring Waggo on the 6th floor.
  8. Shake Shack Madison Square Park has Pooch-ini dog treats, a blend of custard, dog biscuits and peanut butter sauce!
  9. Madison Square Park Dog Run was recently named a top dog park by CBS New York!
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  10. HBO’s Bryant Park Summer Film Festival shows free movies in the park on Monday nights from June to August. Bring a blanket and grab a seat on the concrete where dogs are welcome.
  11. 11. Grey Dog Café, 242 West 16th Street, is named for the owner’s dogs and has great takeout. Take a seat at an outdoor table for canine friendly alfresco dining.
  12. 12. The Benjamin Hotel, 125 E 50th St, features Good Dog Four Paw Service, which offers guests in room pet amenities and a doggy mini bar.
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Photo Credits: 1. centralpark.com, 2. timeout.com, 3. nycgovparks.org, 4. barkingdog94.com, 5. Warwickvalleyliving.com, 6. theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com, 7. hellohappinessblog.com, 8. foodandwine.com, 9. theepoochtimes.com, 10. blog.bryantpark.org, 11. greydogcafe.com, 12. thebenjamin.com

Every pup needs a leash for walks, why not save 30% and order a set of 3!
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Jul 18, 2014

Every pup needs a leash for walks, why not save 30% and order a set of 3!

Check them out here

Lars looking cute on his new bed! Thank you for this great pic Daniel! Want 10% off your next order? Send us a picture of your pet to customerservice@waggo.com.
Jul 18, 2014

Lars looking cute on his new bed! Thank you for this great pic Daniel! 

Want 10% off your next order? Send us a picture of your pet to customerservice@waggo.com.

Coco lovin’ her new bowls! Thanks for the pic Sue!
Jul 16, 2014

Coco lovin’ her new bowls! Thanks for the pic Sue!