Thursday, December 15, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Looking forward to Wingz to Fly Military Holiday Craft Fair at Antioch's Somersville Towne Center Mall, 9:30-4:30 Saturday. The event is a fundraiser for the East County Veterans. Come out, and support our troops.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
We'll be in Watsonville on Friday and Saturday for the Heritage Holiday Craft & Gift Fair. Should be very festive. If you're in Santa Cruz County, stop on by and spread some holiday cheer. View more information.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Big news! We were selected as Small Business of the Day for Thursday, Nov. 10, by the Fox Small Business Center! Check it out (Thursday only) at http://smallbusiness.foxbusine
Here's what they wrote about us (http://smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com/entrepreneurs/2011/11/10/small-business-day-happy-tails-dog-packs/):
We’re highlighting small businesses from around the country as nominated by you, our readers. If your favorite small business is using Twitter to communicate with customers, let us know about it @fbsmallbiz with the hashtag #mysbc, and it may be featured as an upcoming Small Business of the Day.
Small Business of the Day: Happy Tails Dog Packs
Who: Janet Vigallon, 47,@htdogpacks
What: Backpacks for dogs to wear when walking
When: January 2011
How: Vigallon was inspired to make her own pack for her family's rescue dog to wear when going for walks. She wanted a pack that allowed her dog Daisy to carry water vertically and still have for other toys and bags.
"I didn't like what I saw online or in stores," she said.
So, she took some fabric and created her own dog pack. After receiving compliments from people in the community, Vigallon, who also works as a physical therapist, decided to try her hand at selling them locally and online.
Where: Pleasanton, Calif.
In her own words: "I had her wearing it every day on her walk and got so many comments from the community and friends requesting I make them some. After using it regularly for a year, we decided to go for it."
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Join us at the Harvest Moon Classic Cluster dog show today through Oct. 24 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. The event is presented by the Del Valle Dog Club of Livermore and Skyline Dog Fanciers of San Mateo County. View more information.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
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Friday, September 30, 2011
On Sunday, we'll be at the Paws in the Park event, a fundraiser for the Valley Human Society. If you're near Pleasanton, bring your dog, and participate in a good cause. The event runs from 1-4 p.m., with registration for the dog walk at noon. More info.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
For all you wine and dog lovers, here's an event for you. The Pooches on the Patio wine-tasting event will occur Sunday, Sept. 18, at The Steven Kent Winery in Livermore. The event runs from 12-4:30 p.m. Bring your dog, and enjoy some wine. Stop by our booth, and say hello.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
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Thursday, September 8, 2011
The Marin Center Exhibit Hall and Fairgrounds in San Rafael should be a fun place Sept. 10 and 11 when it hosts the Bay Area Pet Fair & Adoptathon. We'll be there among 200 local vendors. Also present will be Tillman the world-famous skateboarding bulldog, along with a variety of other fun events. Visit the web site for more info.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
On Sunday, Aug. 28, we spent a fun-filled day at AT&T Park in San Francisco participating in the Giants' annual Dog Days of Summer game. Prior to the game, there was a costume contest for the dogs and a parade around the field. Here a few pictures from the event.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
If you're in the South Bay this weekend, come on out to the California Home, Garden & Design show at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. We'll be there selling our dog packs Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Check out the show's web site.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Since we began selling dog packs a few months ago, it has been pretty evident that most people -- including many dog owners -- had never heard of dog packs. Because of this, we've heard some pretty interesting comments. Here's a sampling of comments overheard last weekend when visitors stopped by our booth or noticed Oscar (pictured above) in front of our booth at the Fremont Festival of the Arts:
"That dog's really man's best friend.""That's what Rosco needs."
"Wow! That would be perfect. She can carry everything."
"That's very cool!"
"Oh my god!"
"Let's make Jackie carry her own stuff."
"The dog carries its own poop. Great idea!"
"He can carry my water bottles."
"That dog carries a Chuck-It Stick. We have to get it."
"My dog can carry my cell phone. Yes!"
"We can have Patty's name put on it."
Interpreted by us as compliments:
"Dogs like to be put to work.""That's tight!"
"Mommy, Mommy, can we get one?"
"Can the dog carry beer bottles?"
Not what we wanted to hear:
"I'd freak out if my dog was wearing one.""My dog would have that off in 2 seconds."
"I bet Sadie would just sit there and not move."
"My dog's not a pack mule."
We're still trying to figure these out:
"Do you make any that will fit me?""Am I supposed to drape that over the side of the couch to put my remote control in?"
"Can I put my tools in these?"
"I'm supposed to hang these on the wall inside my house, right?"
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Coming to the Pooch Parade on Wednesday, Aug. 3 in Pleasanton? If so, stop by our booth, and say hello. The Pooch Parade, which runs in conjunction with the 1st Wednesday Street Party, begins at 7 p.m., and all proceeds from it will benefit the Tri-Valley Guide Dog Puppy Raisers.