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DIY Dog Caves
Another great home design idea from Bark readers
From dog dishes in logs to storm-resistant potty zones, we received lots of brilliant suggestions from readers for pet-smart homemaking (which you’ll find in our September issue). But an email from Melissa A. Schnabel and Michael Keleman arrived after we went to press, and so didn’t make it into the magazine. We're sneaking it into the blog because we didn’t want to miss a chance to show you how...
Pet Trek
Join the Irvine Animal Care Center for the 9th annual Pet Trek dog walk and health fair. 8am-12pm, Sat., Sept. 25 at Woodbridge Community Park in Irvine. Come solo or form a "pack" to raise money for Irvine's homeless pets. Plus: vendors, adoptions, food, silent auction, demos, health fair, contests and more! Pre-register for only $25 and receive an event goody bag. Great prizes for top pledge...
Waggers and Wine
Come out to Russian River Vineyards on Sunday, August 15 for Waggers and Wine. An event to benefit the Sonoma County Animal Shelter.
Cardiff Dog Days of Summer
Cardiff Dog Days of Summer is the biggest dog event in southern California drawing people from all over the county. We have many rescue groups attend as well as dog related businesses. There is a kids zone as well as various dog contests and agility courses.
Pawed at the Park
3K/5K dog walk/run - El Dorado Hills Community Park 1021 Harvard Way Dog product vendors Food vendors Dog demonstrations and contests Fenced dog park play area Fabulous raffle prizes Proceeds benefit Pawed's Mobile Spay/Neuter Disaster Clinic
Blog: Guest Posts
Home Is Where the Bark Is
Enter your DIY doghouse into a competition
There are a lot of elegant, strange and quirky doghouses out there. From straightforward shade providers to structures so tricked out they’d blend in on the Vegas Strip. Maybe because the scale is manageable and the perspective tenants are usually agreeable—especially on aesthetic issues—doghouses draw out the inner architect in us. For too long your design-and-build efforts have gone unsung. But...
Blog: JoAnna Lou
Getting the Perfect Shot
Tips for taking a holiday photo of the furry kids
With the holidays quickly approaching, I decided that it was time to take our annual portrait of the dogs to send out with the Christmas cards. Not only is it fun to give our friends a cute photo, but it's nice to look back at the dogs over the years. This time we were inspired by an old childhood picture of a friend and her trusty pup dressed up for the ski slopes.  To get a good shot, it...
Dog's Life: DIY
Crocheted Dog Bed
Use up your yarn scraps or color coordinate with your dog
The interior is stuffed to about 1 1/2" thick, while the trim is about 2 1/2" thick. Made with a tight single crochet (sc) stitch, it’s built to last, and—depending on the yarn you use—is machine wash- and dryable (gentle cycle). Materials • About 20 ounces of worsted-weight yarn* • About 32 ounces of polyester fiberfill • Size I or 9 mm crochet hook • Yarn needle *Adjust amount of yarn to...
Dog's Life: DIY
Doggie Leash Bag
Carry your pickup bags in style
When nature calls and your dog answers—this leash bag will hold four or five grocerystore-size plastic pick-up bags (and even more of the smaller versions) for quick access. Never fumble through your pockets again! Materials • Fabric • Elastic (3/8" wide) • Plastic Snap Hook • Thread Beginning Cut two rectangles of fabric: one 11 1/2" by 9” for the bag itself and another 3" by 4 1/2" for...
Dog's Life: DIY
Felted Dog Ball
Just the thing for a spirited game of fetch!
DIY Positively fun, absolutely useful DIY. There’s something for every skill level, from super-easy felted wool balls and a bag-holder that attaches to a leash to a cozy crocheted bed and a folding feeding stand—little comforts that make life more pleasant for both you and your dog. (We’ll let you in on a secret: You can also purchase the ball kit, leash bag and bed from the craftswomen who...

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