Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Holiday Gift Guide from Pets Jubilee

Check out these wonderful artisans when shopping for that special furbaby this holiday season:

Pet Lovers - Bath and Beauty
2 Virgos Designs
Paw print bath soap for humans
Black Friday/Cyber Monday Extravaganza Sale November 27 - 30, 15% off orders of $15 or more, just write "Black Friday" in notes to Seller and you will receive a refund via Paypal!

Pet Treats

Antler Pantry
X-Large Whole Antler Dog Chew -Sized for Dogs 80 -110 lbs.

Pet Lovers - Greyhounds & Whippets
Happy Hound
Large Greyhound, Whippet Treat or Dog Kibble Canister Jar
Holiday Sale on Christmas Gift Tags

Pet Lovers - All Breeds - Travel Bags and Towels

West highland White no2 Dog Walking Mess Bag, Leash Bag or Small Travel Bag
Free Shipping all weekend from Nov 26 to Nov 30

Cat Toys
Creative Fly Designz
Aromigurumis for Kitties - Handmade Crocheted Kitty Toy
Black Friday - Cyber Monday - Free "snowball" Aromigurumi mini with ANY purchase! You pick the scent, I'll pick the eye color! (see shop banner for details!)

Clothing/Apparel For Small Dogs
GIFT CERTIFICATES NOW AVAILABLE - for hand made outfits for dogs 2 to 20 lbs

Pet Lovers - Pillows
Ciao Hound
HUGS - Pillows for your Pup
Introductory pricing for grand reopening. Gift certificates on sale for 20% off of Face Value now through midnight EST, November 30th, 2009.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Winners of the Turkey Hunt

Redwagonwieners won a $5 Gift Certificate to PawshCompanions
Sassysashadoxie won a kitty toy or bandana from PolyCritters
Cococreamcrochet won a gift from RachelsPetDesigns
Bovinebubbles won 2 origami bird ornaments from DogsRule
PolyCritters won a toy or hat from StylinDogsBoutique
Incoloration won a free mini sampler box from PetsJubilee


Game Night - Turkey Hunt

Join us tonight, Saturday, November 21st at 8pm EST in Etsy chat for a chance to win great prizes!

The game starts tonight. If you begin early, you may have trouble locating all of the turkeys :)

Search these shops for the Doxie Turkey picture you see here ------------->


The picture should be within the first 2 pages of each store.

Copy the link to the item and when you've collected all of them, convo them to Petsjubilee, or email to

Winners will be drawn from everyone who submits their answers for a chance at one of these great prizes:

PawshCompanions $5 Gift Certificate to PawshCompanions
PolyCritters Kitty toy or Bandana
RachelsPetDesigns To be announced
DogsRule 2 origami bird ornaments
StylinDogsBoutique Any toy or hat
PetsJubilee A free mini sampler box

We also have some sales going on tonight:
Free Shipping on Select Items in store.

Buy One Charm, Get One Free (Equal Value Tonight Only, 11/21/09)

$3 off any Mini, Full or Bonus box all weekend (Nov. 21-22)
Coupon code: Turkey - Discount will be refunded through PayPal

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rescued - By CharmingK9Designs

This is my Bridgette. Out of all of the animals that I’ve brought home to foster she was the worse case I had ever seen. First, my friends who do the rescue day in and day out are the real heroes in my book. And, every once in a while I will get a call with a special case. I’m a little embarrassed to share this part but its part of the story – some of my friends call me the Poodle Whisperer – don’t know why I’ve just always had this special affinity with poodles. But I look for that special something in their eyes. Something that tells me the light is still on…

When I met Bridgette, she had been badly beaten and abused and very under-nourished. We guessed her age to be around 2 but she was already loosing teeth because of the bad diet or just sheer lack of food that she had been getting. She was skin and bones and her hips were both completely dislocated because of the abuse. She was fear-biting. No one could touch her. Several experts said she could not be rehabilitated and she was on “last call.”

The vet who helps this particular rescue group could only wrap her hips up after popping them back in place. She was in so much pain and they put her on medication and tried to get her to eat. I decided not to touch her or try to reach in for her but instead sat beside her kennel at the shelter every chance I got – most of my Saturdays were spent reading a book out loud to her and eating a chicken sandwich that I would try to tempt her with – my whole family made a huge project out of this and would come up and sit with me – finally one Saturday this little girl came out of her kennel on her own and curled up in my lap.

I looked down at her and said “ok we can go home now.” And, yes she stayed with me. Today after two hip surgeries, lots of love, good food, she’s as right as rain. We (all 3 of my poodles now) go to the local nursing homes to visit and we attend as many shelter events as we possibly can to help raise awareness for adoptions. This message is about hope and love and we are all very thankful because these gals have been such a blessing to me. They teach me every day how to laugh and love unconditionally at a time when I’ve needed it.

We’re not asking for your vote. We just wanted to share one of our stories.

Written by Victoria of CharmingK9Designs

Sunday, November 8, 2009

And The Winner Is ....


Congratulations, PolyCritters for winning our little blog giveaway! You've won a free Mini Pet Sampler Box from PetsJubilee.

Thank you for participating.


We'll be giving away one PetsJubilee Mini Sampler box.

For a chance to win, visit each of these team members blogs and become a follower between now and Sunday, November 8th at 8 pm EST. When you're finished, convo Petsjubilee with the name you used to follow. (If there's not a means to follow, please visit the site.) I'll post the winner here on Sunday night and on our forum.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Come Chat With Us

Join us tonight, Saturday, November 7th at 8pm EST in Etsy chat. Talk about your pets, share flickr photos, promote your shop or just hang out. We always have a great time! We'll be giving away one PetsJubilee Mini Sampler box.

For a chance to win, visit each of these team members blogs and become a follower between now and Sunday, November 8th at 8 pm EST. When you're finished, convo Petsjubilee with the name you used to follow. (If there's not a means to follow, please visit the site.) I'll post the winner here on Sunday night and on our forum.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

In The Box

I would like to introduce Janice from DogsRule:

Introduce yourself:
Hi! I am Janice...and I live in Sussex County, Vernon, New Jersey...with my husband, 6 + dogs and yellow canaries! I have 2 awesome grown kids~ Jason and Danielle, and 2 granddaughters Cecilia Grace and Natalie Pearl from my daughter Dannie and her husband!

What pets do you have and their names?
Well, I have "6" that are always with me...and then one that is usually here visiting/, sometimes 7 ...and a Co Own that lives with the Breeder!

Pin Oak's Calista...Callie Ann...Beagle Driftwood's Raising a Ruckus...Mikey...Beagle AM Champion Farfalle's Fleder Maus...Spider...Papillon AM Champion Forevr's Belly Dancer...Jasmine...Papillon Farfalle's Volpe Nella Neve...Blaze...Papillon Medlee's Movie Star Kisses...Toot...Papillon

Medlee's Just Press Play...Press..."BEST PUPPY" Patriot Papillon Specialty Co Own with the Breeder, Sue Austin...Batavia, NY

What is the name/location of your Etsy shop?

How did you happen to start selling on Etsy?
I went into etsy to make a purchase! And looked around and decided to open a shop as I was currently selling on ebay!

What's your favorite item in your store?
Well, from what I have listed now, there are a lot of things that I am very happy with, but, if I had to pick one, I guess it would be a 'special' set of my butterflies:

What's your most popular line of products?
Probably my Origami Butterflies...when I opened my shop that is what I started with! My crocheted doilies came next, and then my Origami Cards/Tags etc. which I also do very well with, and lastly my dog crate pads and blankies.

Where do you get your inspiration/ideas for new items?
I think my inspiration comes from all the things I love! My dogs, birds, and all my hobbies that I love doing! Origami is just the greatest thing for me to sit and fold! I love my dogs to have nice crate pads and blankies so, they have inspired me to do them! I have been crocheting and sewing since I was young~ and I found it a fun way to be creative...most of my doilies are one of a kind, seldom do I make the same doily twice! I love working with unusual, hand dyed yarns and fine threads.

What do you want us to know about you as a person?
I love, love, love, my dogs...they are my life now that my kids have left to work on their own lives! One of my 'most-est' favorite things to do is go to dog shows! I love my breeds...papillons and beagles! I love the quiet and beauty of the county where I live, the seasons of Spring and Fall...and oh, the Ocean!!!! We want to retire there in a little house on or as close to the beach as we can get! We love Maine and Massachusetts and lobster tails with drawn butter! I love to read...I treated myself to a KINDLE last Christmas, and I adore it...I don't think I have done so much reading since I was younger! It is such a cool device! My favorite colors are blue, purple and green! And, I am addicted pasta and bread lover!

What do you want us to know about you as a crafter/artist?
I think that I am a perfectionist! I take very much pride in my work! I am not happy until I have perfected whatever I am working on! I made those butterflies for years before I felt I had created them in perfect like-ness to their originator/designer. Most of my idea's come to me in bed at night when I should be sleeping! LOL One thing leads to another, and then I am wide awake and can't get back to sleep afraid I might forget the list of things I want to do!

What do you want us to know about your shop?
I love my shop! I look at it and say to myself ..."Oh, it is so ME"! I wish I had more time to do all the things I want to do with it, but, well, there is always tomorrow!

What would you be doing/making/selling if you weren't doing what you're doing now?
I am a retired Montessori Teacher, and enjoyed my 20 years in school with the little ones~ now, I am doing just what I want to be doing...enjoying my grandchildren, spending time with my son and daughter, and totally 'sharing my life' with 'my dogs' and dog friends!

Where else can we follow you (twitter, flickr, facebook, blog, other online stores, etc.)?
I am on facebook....Janice Lagard...pop on in and say hello!

What do you have in the Pet Sampler boxes?
I make different things for the pet sampler boxes...tags, cards, butterflies, bookmarks...whatever little creative thing I can come up with! I am hoping to do more with some fun 'origami' pieces!

Monday, November 2, 2009

"What Furbabies are Thankful For"

Giupetto and Gianna

Giupetto and Gianna, the winners of our July Pet Photo contest, are thankful for each other.

"I've got your back"
"And I've got yours".

Send in your photos now to be entered in our November contest. Click on the Furbabies link at the top for more information.