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5 Ways Your Dog Can Help You Get a Date

If you have a dog companion, you may know owning a pet helps ward off loneliness. But, you may not have considered how your pup can help you find a human mate, too.

In a British study by the National Institute of Health, they found that 5% of dog owners had dated someone they met while walking their furry friends. And, according to sources that cite the study, 1.5% of those people are still together with that same partner.

Walking the dog is a healthy way for both of you to get exercise and have fun.

But, before you hit the pavement or the park with your pup, we want you to be prepared when you spot your dream date.

So, read on for advice and star-worthy pickup lines that’ll make the cuties swoon!

Walking The Dog Helps To Connect Over Puppy Love

When one puppy lover meets another, it’s natural to feel a common connection.

With your four-legged family member in tow, you’re apt to get more attention than if you were solo.

If you cross paths with someone who wouldn’t normally take notice, there’s a greater chance that they might look twice simply due to the company you keep when you’re out walking the dog.

Who hasn’t caught praise for their pet when out for a stroll, or paused to let an admirer pet your pup?

But walking the dog might not be enough to score you a date. That’s why we’ve included a few extra pointers.

How to Get a Date With the Help of Your Dog

With your dog working as your “wingman”, you’re more likely to get a date with other dog devotees, especially if you go to the right places and have a few good conversation starters in mind.

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Where to Find Dates With a Dog

It helps to pick locations where you’ll be apt to run into others walking the dog. Or at least choose a dog-friendly place that attracts the same breed of people as yourself.

To find a date with someone who digs you and your dog you might want to check out some of the top spots for pet-lovers.

  • Dog Parks
  • Humane Society Volunteer Days and Special Events
  • Pet Stores
  • Dog Training Classes
  • Breed Meetup Groups
  • Vet Sponsored Activities
  • Dog Rescue Groups
  • Doggy Fun Days at State or Local Parks
  • Dog-friendly Trails

And don’t discount the power of social media. You may strike up an online conversation with a member of a dog-centered group that you want to continue in person.

Following some of those cute dogs on Instagram may lead to meeting their cute owner. After all, the internet’s well known for bringing couples together these days.

5 All-Star Pick Up Lines to Use When Walking the Dog

You may not feel at ease flirting with girls at the dog park right off the bat. But, with practice, you’ll become a pro magnet for attracting the cutest pet lovers at the park.

To make sure you don’t have to worry about getting cold feet while thinking of something clever say, let these pick-up lines break the ice for you.

  1. “I see our dogs really like each other. How about a double date?”
  2. “I should have known that a dog as cute as yours would have such a cute owner!”
  3. “My dog seems to really like you, and his intuition is never wrong. It’s a sure sign that I should ask you out!”
  4. “What a beautiful dog! I can see she takes after her owner.”
  5. “Want to meet up again with us here later this week? I’ll bring the dog treats.”

Obviously, you don’t want to use a pickup line about their dog if they are walking alone. Make sure that you choose one that’s appropriate for your situation.

Ready To Make The Next Move?

Once you get your crush’s attention, don’t stop there.

These pickup lines are great starters, but you’ll need more than these one-liners to keep the momentum going.

Check out our blog to stock up on conversation material that’ll give you plenty to gab about on your first date with a dog-lover!

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Hollywood-Inspired Dog Costumes for Halloween

Halloween can be fun for everyone, not just the humans. Check out these Hollywood-inspired dog costumes. Who will your pooch be for Halloween?

Summer is still in full swing, so it may seem a bit premature to start thinking about Halloween costumes. But everyone’s favorite dress-up holiday is only a few months away! If you have both yourself and your pampered pooch to outfit, it’s time to start your research. Here are some of the best Hollywood-inspired dog costumes around.

Glamorous Dog Costumes

Have you ever caught your little chihuahua or poodle looking at the cat water fountain as though she wished it was spouting champagne? Then these dog costumes may be particularly fitting for your little diva:

Marilyn Monroe

There is arguably no actress who exemplified old-school Hollywood glamor quite like this blond bombshell. Now your pup can capture her iconic “Seven Year Itch” look with a white halter dress and platinum-blond wig. (Gust of air blowing up out of the subway grate not included.)

Lady Gaga 

Fast-forward some 70 years, and there’s another blond star who’s captivated America, this one because of her outlandish outfits. If you choose to dress your dog as Lady Gaga, you’ll probably want to skip the pop singer’s infamous meat dress (sorry, Rover). Instead try a costume with a hair-bow wig, a spangly, ruffled bodysuit, and matching shades.

funny hollywood dog costume

Photo credit: Mike McCune

Dorothy or Glinda

Deck your canine out in a blue-checkered dress and pinafore and some ruby red slippers. You’ve got yourself a doggy version of Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz! If your pooch is particularly good at making dreams come true, there’s also a beautiful pink gown-and-crown costume so she can be Glinda the Good Witch.

“Ruff” and Tumble Dog Costumes

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Photo credit: Adorabull Bulldogs

Let’s say you have a boxer, pit, or french bulldog. A glamorous girl costume might be funny, but why not outfit your dog in something slighter more butch, to suit his personality?

Indiana Jones

Does your pup love to explore, and sometimes get into trouble doing so? Then this Indiana Jones costume, complete with a brown leather jacket, Jones’s signature fedora, and a whip, is ideal.

Mr. T

Even if you never watched the classic 1980s drama “The A Team,” you’re probably familiar with its most beloved celebrity, Mr. T. (and if not, well, we pity the fool.) This is one of the most instantly recognizable dog costumes around, with a mohawk wig and gold chains.

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The Incredible Hulk

If you are short on time or cash, and you have a short, stocky, muscular dog, here’s a DIY dog costume idea that will make your pooch the talk of the party. All you need is to get a pair of jeans that will fit your dog’s haunches, then cut them into shorts with ragged, torn edges. Then use some non-toxic body paint to color your dog’s fur that perfect shade of Hulk green.

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Photo credit: Brit+Co

Last, but Not Least — A Latte Dog Costume

What does everyone in Hollywood have in common? Their love for take out coffee, whether it’s a pumpkin spice latte, an iced mochaccino, or a venti house blend with stevia and soy milk. You can purchase ready made coffee costumes for your pup, but they’d also be fun and easy to make yourself.

Dress your dog up like a Starbucks cup and who knows, you might even get a free frap!

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The Dogs of Instagram That Are Too Cute Not to Follow

Can’t stand one more political post from your siblings?

Why not take to Instagram to enjoy something everyone can agree on — dogs! In this post, we’re sharing with you the top dogs of Instagram that you have to follow.

If you’re looking to get away from the constant divisive opinions (and incessant selfies), these awesome pups will do the trick!


Doug The Pug

doug pugThere is such a thing as cute wrinkles — and @itsdougthepug proves it. This pug is already a New York Times bestseller and has over 5 million Facebook likes.

Clearly, he’s doing something right!

He’s also been featured on Good Morning America, performed alongside Justin Bieber, and has his own calendar. If you’re a fan of celebrity dog culture, you have to follow Doug.


Marnie The Dog

marnie dogAre you a fan of individuality? Do you love imperfection? If so, then you have to follow f@marniethedog, one of the most famous dogs of Instagram!

Known for her permanently stuck-out tongue (Miley Cyrus would be jealous!) Marine loves a themed photo shoot. At 15 years old, this lovable Shih Tzu certainly looks fabulous — and full of life — for her age.

The perfect way to get through your mid-week slump! She’s just as much of a celebrity of the countless A-listers who follow her.


Buddy Boo Boo

buddy boo boo dogThree dogs are certainly better than one! If you love seeing dogs interact, then you simply must follow @BuddyBooBooWaggyTails.

Follow the adventurous and always fun-filled lives of Buddy, Blue, and Boo. They enjoy stealing food from their owner’s plates, napping, and supporting animal-friendly causes like the ASPCA.

They’re especially known for their elaborate costumes. These pets have dressed up as an ice cream truck driver, a bumblebee, and even jailbirds.

Keep in mind that if you’re going to take pictures of your animal, you need to make sure they’re safe. Look for items like a dog car seat or dog life jacket.

This is a great account for fashionistas to follow. You may just get some inspiration from the fabulous frocks of these four-legged friends!


Tuna Melt

tuna melt dog instagramLike Marnie, the incomparable (and meme-famous!) @tunameltsmyheart is all about embracing your flaws.

Known for an uneven jawline that makes it look like Tuna is always grinning, this account is sure to put a smile on your face!

Tuna is quite a world traveler, with Parisian-themed photo shoots and lots of other globe-trotting. She also seems to love a good doughnut!

Tuna is another dog that seems to want to use her Instagram celebrity for good. Many of her pictures point out important animal right’s issues, like opposing animal testing.

Of course, Tuna can’t be on all the time! Judging from her account, she loves to relax and sleep on her favorite sofa!


Follow These Beloved Dogs Of Instagram

Thanks to this post, your Instagram feed will no longer be full of your friend’s vacation pictures or the “amazing” accomplishments of their children.

Sometimes, you just need to get away from all the social media drama and follow a few cute dogs.

Be warned, though! If you start to follow even one of these dogs, it might not be long before you have an urge to create an Instagram account for your own adorable pooch!

Oh, also check out Lin Manuel Miranda’s Dog, Tobillo!

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Dogs Stung By Bees: Go Ahead & Laugh (But, You’re Going to Hell!)

dachshund stung by bee

Mmm… bees! (DOH!)

Did you ever laugh at something that made you feel like you’re going to hell? That’s how I feel right now. These poor dogs snapped at bees and got stung. (And now look like sock monkeys)

As far as I know, they all seemed to recover well after a trip to the vet, and their owners were calm enough to snap priceless photos.

dog stung by bee chihuahua

What to do if your dog gets stung by a bee

If it’s possible to get the stinger out, that will help your dog a lot. Use a tweezers to grab it, or a credit card to scrape it out, but try not to break the stinger, and make things worse.

For a mild sting, you can make a paste out of baking soda and water, and apply it to the area that was stung. Applying ice can also help sooth your dog’s pain.

puppy stung by bee

Your dog may need to visit the vet!

Most of the time, your best bet is to get to the vet ASAP, as you may not be able to just pluck the stinger out, and it’s probably an operation better handled by the professionals.

Dog reactions to bee stings can differ

Also, if there is excessive swelling, your veterinarian will want to prescribe an over the counter antihistamine, which can help with allergic reactions.

Some dogs may have more severe reactions, including vomiting, pale gums, diarrhea, or behavioral changes. If any of these occur, get to your vet asap! (But remain calm in front of your dog)

dog stung by bee husky

In the meantime, I’m going to take a deep breath, and try not to smile at the pain of these poor dogs! 🙁


Photo credits: Mogul.ws

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Fun “Hello My Name Is” Custom Dog Tags: Shutterfly

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hello my name is sticker

actually very helpful!

Fun “Hello My Name Is” Dog Tags: (available from Shutterfly) It was just a few nights ago that I was filling out my “Hello My Name Is” sticker at my son’s “back to school” night. At first it seems silly to be filling out one of these and sticking it to my shirt, but they are so useful!

How else am I going to remember the names of parents that I see twice a year? Not to mention, these were probably a god-send to the poor teacher who had to mingle with 50 parents that night!

Origin of the “Hello My Name Is” Stickers

The thought occurred to me that these handy little stickers have been around for a long time, so I took to Googling them. Turns out they’ve been around since first being introduced by the “C-Line” company in 1959, and are now apparently popular with graffiti artists who use them as tags. (who knew?)

Hello My Name Is for Dogs (and cats)

shutterfly dog tag hello name

dog_tag_funny_customWhile investigating the “Hello My Name Is” stickers, I also came across dog tags with the same iconic design; pretty cool! Not only are these tags highly functional (also has your phone # on the back) but also a great ice-breaker at a dog park. (Especially if you’re single!)

Tip: If you get one at shutterfly.com, definitely choose one of the marker fonts like “Andy, Felt Tip Roman, or Kidprint Bold,”  for the best hand-written effect.

If you use a coupon for Shutterfly, these are only about $6 each, and are easy to add to any photo order if you don’t want to pay for shipping.

Anyway, I’m terrible with both human and dog names, so anything fun that helps me out is always welcome!


Speaking of dog parks, if you are single, you can get a free 7-day trial for match.com from the same site!

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Stupid Alabama Fan Dyes Their Smart Dog

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Dying to be cool? I realize that people get really excited about college football, but this recent photo of a dog that has been dyed in the colors and logo of Alabama’s Crimson Tide is awful.

I think the irony here is that poodles are ranked as one of the smartest dog breeds in the world, so I’m sure that this dog isn’t pleased with what their stupid owner did to them. The dog probably won’t appreciate being laughed at wherever it goes, and I’m sure it will turn pink in a week or two when that color fades.

Roll Tide? How about just putting an Alabama t-shirt on your dog next time… Jeez.

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