Every pet parent knows that their fur-babies deserve the best. From healthy snacks to clean parks and the finest interactive toys, we all have our preferred collection of pet products. As we prepare to ring in the New Year (in our pet hair-covered pajamas, snuggled up with our pup until about 9:45 p.m.) let’s reflect on our favorite things:


Leawoof Dog Park

Leawoof Dog Park

A dog’s park essentials are probably pretty reasonable: grass, smells, room to roam. Leawoof Dog Park meets all of those requirements in addition to two large fenced areas, a well-kempt terrain, a spacey agility course, benches and a water fountain to help maintain playful pups. Leawoof offers a pleasant experience for both dogs and their owners alike! This has become a frequent favorite for us, rain or shine.


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Wild Heart Dog Paw Wash   After your romp at the dog park, ensure a clean home by using the  Wild Heart Paw Wash ! We all know Kansas/Missouri weather can be a bit unpredictable, and I’m not one to complain about 60 degrees in January, but muddy pawprints can be a nightmare. Have you ever tried to wipe Frenchie feet? It’s a hassle – times three, for me. The Paw Wash is a patented brushless process (created by KC native, Katie Petty) that removes mud, bacteria, allergens and dirt in seconds. It’s easy to tote around too, so whether you’re traveling or headed out for a hike, you can keep your dogs’ paws clean and healthy.

Wild Heart Dog Paw Wash

After your romp at the dog park, ensure a clean home by using the Wild Heart Paw Wash! We all know Kansas/Missouri weather can be a bit unpredictable, and I’m not one to complain about 60 degrees in January, but muddy pawprints can be a nightmare. Have you ever tried to wipe Frenchie feet? It’s a hassle – times three, for me. The Paw Wash is a patented brushless process (created by KC native, Katie Petty) that removes mud, bacteria, allergens and dirt in seconds. It’s easy to tote around too, so whether you’re traveling or headed out for a hike, you can keep your dogs’ paws clean and healthy.


Elly May Moments   Let me walk you through a photoshoot at the Dieter household; line up the trio, attempt to get their attention with a treat. Lou eats the treat while I’m trying to adjust Maggie’s positioning. Goose barks uncontrollably at a leaf that flies by the window. I take 47 shots, 1 is okay, despite Maggie’s terrified expression and Lou’s blinking eye. Now – let me show you a few photos by  Elly May Moments :  Elly May Moments captures your pet in their calm, natural, happy state. Receive quality photographs of your babies that go far beyond the camera roll of your iPhone. Birthdays, holidays, simply for being a good boy – all good reasons to get professional pics of your pets!

Elly May Moments

Let me walk you through a photoshoot at the Dieter household; line up the trio, attempt to get their attention with a treat. Lou eats the treat while I’m trying to adjust Maggie’s positioning. Goose barks uncontrollably at a leaf that flies by the window. I take 47 shots, 1 is okay, despite Maggie’s terrified expression and Lou’s blinking eye. Now – let me show you a few photos by Elly May Moments:

Elly May Moments captures your pet in their calm, natural, happy state. Receive quality photographs of your babies that go far beyond the camera roll of your iPhone. Birthdays, holidays, simply for being a good boy – all good reasons to get professional pics of your pets!


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Beer Paws Beer Biscuits   When we moved to Kansas City, I remember delighting in some of the iconic attributes that make it what it is: so many restaurants, breweries and dog friendly venues.  Beer Paws  encompasses the city with their handmade craft beer dog treats. Made from spent brewers’ grain, these high-protein treats are a tasty, intriguing snack for your pup. Beer Paws also offers Catnibas treats and craft beer for dogs to really get the party started!

Beer Paws Beer Biscuits

When we moved to Kansas City, I remember delighting in some of the iconic attributes that make it what it is: so many restaurants, breweries and dog friendly venues. Beer Paws encompasses the city with their handmade craft beer dog treats. Made from spent brewers’ grain, these high-protein treats are a tasty, intriguing snack for your pup. Beer Paws also offers Catnibas treats and craft beer for dogs to really get the party started!


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Treats Unleashed

On the topic of treats, have you been to Treats Unleashed? This is one of my favorite local pet boutiques for so many reasons. First, it actually carries our preferred natural dog food. The variety of grain-free and raw foods guarantees that you’ll find the perfect meals for your pets.

The customer service is always top notch and I’ve purchased many products suggested by knowledgeable store associates. It’s also a one stop shop for toys, treats, accessories and services! Grooming includes baths, ear cleaning, nail trimming, brushing and haircuts. You can also scrub your pup yourself using the self-wash


Mission Driven Goods   This one is for you, pet parents! Like many of you, my favorite things in life include animals, comfy clothes and shopping.  Mission Driven Goods  sells merchandise for pet lovers while helping overcrowded, underfunded animal shelters! Local animal hero, Scott Poore, created the iconic KC pawprint t-shirt design and so many other incredibly comfy, throw and go styles. “Plays Well With Dogs” and “Driven By Caffeine and Canines” are just a few of the wholesome slogans emblazoned on super soft, pre-shrunk tees. You’ll find the perfect gift for any pet lover (and don’t forget to treat yo self!)

Mission Driven Goods

This one is for you, pet parents! Like many of you, my favorite things in life include animals, comfy clothes and shopping. Mission Driven Goods sells merchandise for pet lovers while helping overcrowded, underfunded animal shelters! Local animal hero, Scott Poore, created the iconic KC pawprint t-shirt design and so many other incredibly comfy, throw and go styles. “Plays Well With Dogs” and “Driven By Caffeine and Canines” are just a few of the wholesome slogans emblazoned on super soft, pre-shrunk tees. You’ll find the perfect gift for any pet lover (and don’t forget to treat yo self!)


PETEY’S Playhouse Pet Services, LLC   Of course, I had to include the reason behind this blog! PETEY’S made a huge impact on my little fur-family’s year. As a self-proclaimed OCDM (obsessive compulsive dog mom) I have had a really hard time trying to find reliable, trustworthy people to care for my Frenchies (and meet my high standards of care.) When I came across PETEY’S, the five-star reviews spoke for themselves. Lisa and our sitters were incredibly kind, informative and realistic – they explained their processes, even the scary stuff, so I was properly informed of how they would handle my dogs while I was away. The awesome app made it super easy to communicate with my sitters and reassure my worries.  I received so many photos of my smiling pups, I knew they were in good hands and having a blast. From potty and playtime to emergencies, the PETEY’S policies have you and your fur-babies covered.  I trust Lisa and the PETEY’S gang with my dogs’ lives. They have become extended family members, which is why we’re SO thrilled to have them (and our dogs) as a part of our May 2019 wedding (thanks to PETEY’S CELEBRATE services!)  Did we miss anything? What are your favorite things to bark about? Let us know!   Paws & Love, Meg


PETEY’S Playhouse Pet Services, LLC

Of course, I had to include the reason behind this blog! PETEY’S made a huge impact on my little fur-family’s year. As a self-proclaimed OCDM (obsessive compulsive dog mom) I have had a really hard time trying to find reliable, trustworthy people to care for my Frenchies (and meet my high standards of care.) When I came across PETEY’S, the five-star reviews spoke for themselves. Lisa and our sitters were incredibly kind, informative and realistic – they explained their processes, even the scary stuff, so I was properly informed of how they would handle my dogs while I was away. The awesome app made it super easy to communicate with my sitters and reassure my worries.

I received so many photos of my smiling pups, I knew they were in good hands and having a blast. From potty and playtime to emergencies, the PETEY’S policies have you and your fur-babies covered.

I trust Lisa and the PETEY’S gang with my dogs’ lives. They have become extended family members, which is why we’re SO thrilled to have them (and our dogs) as a part of our May 2019 wedding (thanks to PETEY’S CELEBRATE services!)

Did we miss anything? What are your favorite things to bark about? Let us know!

Paws & Love, Meg


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