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News and Information about Dogs, Cats, and Pet Products

Hello and happy Summer! We all hope that the new season brings you sunshine and long walks with your dog! Speaking of walks, we have our weekly walks at Downtown Naperville and Burr Ridge stores. Just meet us with your dog on a standard leash at 6:30 pm every Thursday for a walk with fellow dog lovers.

Whether it’s a Two Bostons weekly walk with other pups or just a stroll with me, after I get back from a walk with my Maple, she immediately leads me to her treat tin for some Bocce’s Belly Aid treats, Bare Bites, or Honest Kitchen Proper Toppers (all of which she highly recommends!). Then, since she’s a senior citizen, she typically goes right to her bed for some rest.

A dog’s bed is a special place for her. It’s a sanctuary, a safe place, and a relaxing retreat. And one thing that makes a dog feel extra secure is a reminder that her pack (or family) is nearby. Cue the Molly Mutt pet bed!

This fun new product at Two Bostons combines style with earth-friendliness! Here’s how the Molly Mutt bed works. It comes in two parts, the stuff sack and the duvet. You dig out some old clothes, towels, pillows, or blankets, and pack them into the stuff sack. Then just zip the duvet around the stuff sack and your dog has a cute bed that smells like one of their favorite things: YOU!

Molly Mutt duvets are machine washable. There’s an optional moisture barrier that keeps the contents of the stuff sack dry in case your dog has an accident or something gets spilled on the duvet. The duvet comes in several cute patterns that you can change with the seasons or whenever you feel like redecorating. Another bonus: when you fill the stuff sack, you’re re-purposing old clothing AND you get to decide how firm or squishy you want your dog’s bed to be! You get a lot of control with the Molly Mutt bed, and the best part is you can always change your mind! No one knows your dog better than you do, so make the bed as personal as you’d like. If we don’t have the duvet style in the size you’re looking for, we’d be happy to special order it for you. That’s what we do here at Two Bostons, we make pets happy!

Watch this cute video of the Molly Mutt bed being assembled, then come see us at any Two Bostons store and we can talk about beds! Or we can talk about grooming products, treats, chews, toys, or our new Free Food Faster program! Have a wonderful week.

 

 

Top Tips and Products for a Clean Start this Spring

We love this time of year. The days are longer, our walks with our pets are longer (and warmer) and for whatever reason, Spring makes us want to clean!

As you plan your Spring Cleaning projects, include your best friend in your planning.

Here are some great tips and great products to freshen up your pet’s life – and yours as well!

 

Wash it!

Your pet’s “stuff” could use a good cleaning. All of it. Toys, beds, dishes, collars, winter clothes, carriers, you name it.  Most of your pet’s products should be washed frequently, and Spring is a perfect time to start fresh.

Toys –  Clean ‘em off, spruce ‘em up. Wash most soft, plush toys in your laundry with a mild, unscented detergent, and hard toys in either the dishwasher or sink (try a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water or water and a mild dish soap).

Too many toys? Time for a few new ones? Consider donating your used-but-nice toys to pets who aren’t lucky enough to have a Two Bostons pet parent. Your pet probably deserves a new toy or two, anyway, right? (Bring your clean, used toys to any Two Boston store and we’ll make sure they find a good home.)

Collars and Leashes – Clean nylon web and cloth collars and leashes by soaking in a bowl with warm water and a tablespoon of your dog’s shampoo for 15-20 minutes. Rub the collar against itself to remove ground-in dirt. (Need a new look? We have a rainbow of fun colors and styles to match your pet’s personality. Stop in and see what’s new for Spring).

While you’re at it, be sure to check your pet’s tags as well to make sure they’re secure and readable.

Beds & Clothes – Wash removable bed covers and clothes in the washing machine with an unscented detergent (and much more frequently than once a year). Bed still looking or smelling a little suspect after washing? It’s time for a new one. She’d love a comfy new crib from Two Bostons.

 

Out with the old, in with the new

Check your pet’s wellness and grooming products to make sure they’re there and you’re ready when the time calls. Out of date medications and wellness products? Toss them and get new. Set with shampoos, wipes, and conditioners? Stock up – Spring means rain and rain means mud.

Our customers love our line of Bobbi Panter shampoos  Good selection of delicious scents, tear free, gentle, and made with natural ingredients for clean, thick, soft coats.

Want a quick, easy way to keep your pet clean and smelling great between baths? Our Earthbath Dog Grooming Wipes provide a convenient waterless touch-up solution for muddy paws, removing dander, pollen, and dirt, and leaving your pet smelling fresh and clean. Great for cats as well. Be prepared – have them on hand for when you need them.

Do a quick check of your other grooming products – toenail clippers, ear and dental wipes, brushes and whatever else you use – even occasionally. You should also take a gander at your treat drawer and toss any old treats.

Keep your space clean

Dog Gone Smart Brown Dirty Dog Doormat

 

Our versatile Dirty Dog Doormat isn’t just for inside or outside the door anymore (although you’ll want one there for muddy paws). Our customers tell us they love them under water/food bowls, in crates, in their cars, or even just to lay on (well, not the customers, but their dogs love to lay on them). The plush, velvety-soft microfiber is super absorbent, sucking up 7x its weight in water, mud, and mess, and its non-skid backing keeps it where you want it. It’s a great product, is available in five colors, and it’s even machine washable.

 

Spring is the perfect time of year to do a comprehensive clean of your pet’s stuff and make a list of what you need for the summer ahead. You’ll feel great for being a good pet owner and your best friend will certainly appreciate having everything looking and feeling and smelling clean and fresh.

When you’re done with your Spring cleaning and summer prep, celebrate the season! Take your best friend out for a long walk, and feel free walk in to any Two Boston store so you can treat your buddy to a new toy, natural chew, or a yummy Spring-themed cookie from our gourmet bakery.

And we’d love to see you again, both of you.

Preppy Puppy Bakery Tulip

During the dog days of summer, it can sometimes be hard to make our dogs cool and comfortable, inside and outside.  We recently got two new products that are sure to help your dog stay cool and comfortable this summer!

Dog Cot from 4Legs4Pets

These cots come in several different colors, patterns and sizes.  Your dog can lay outside and be cool…it is perfect for pool lounging, hot decks, at the beach or even napping in the house.  Here are just some of the other benefits to these cots:

  • Indoor/Outdoor
  • Wipes clean
  • Open mesh, lace-up style cover, allowing easy re-tightening
  • Resists mold, mildew, fleas and other pests
  • Gray color powder-coated steel frame has unique square-end for longer frame life
  • Wide, high-impact plastic legs

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Outlast® Dog Bed Sleep System by Snoozer

When you come into the store to look at these beds, you need to unzip them and put your hand it…you will find that it is amazingly cool!  This is great for older dogs or dogs who get a bit too warm in the summer, or anytime of year.  So, if your dog walks around the house looking for a cool spot to relax, this is the perfect and comfy choice!

The Snoozer Dog Bed with Outlast® technology combines three special features:

  1. Outlast® Heat management technology
  2. Snoozer Odor Adios, Odor eliminating proprietary fabric insert
  3. High-density, convoluted foam available in three or five-inch thickness

The Snoozer Dog Bed with Outlast® technology is designed to manage heat and moisture.  This space-age material was developed for NASA to help manage the buildup of heat by mitigating temperature swings to balance temperature, keeping pets Not too Hot, Not too Cold®.

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Stop in and ask any of our Team Members to check out these amazing beds and they can help you find the perfect size and color!

Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift for your new puppy or maybe your dog has all of the latest and greatest toys and chews (they can never have too many!)…we have the perfect thing for you.

A Bowser Bed!Piazza_THUMB

This will become your dogs new favorite place to curl up and relax (besides next to you, of course!)  They look so comfy I think that I would like to take a nap in one! It is really a great gift for you and your pet…we all love to cuddle and snuggle but we all also like to have a good nights rest!  Here are just three reasons why you should get one for your pup today:

  1. You get to choose the Style, Comfort and Design!  Choose from over 25 stylesDONUTBED_THUMB and over 100 designer fabrics.  Unique, practical styles that your dog will love.  Designed to suit any home and space, gone are the days when you have to hideaway your dog bed when guests arrive!
  2. Machine washable!  All Bowser Beds are made with zippered covers that makes them easy to keep clean by just putting it in the wash machine.
  3. 7 – 8 times more durable than a regular cotton fabric.  They are made with the highest quality materials, such as YKK zippers that are used in the luggage industry, high memory virgin polyester fiber and Eco-Tex Certified upholstery grade fabrics.

DOUBLEDONUT_THUMBWe hope that you will try one today…your pets need their beauty sleep too.  If you do want to get one for Christmas this year, don’t delay, you will want to get your custom order in by Sunday (12/6) to guarantee delivery by Christmas.

I’m one of those people who loves her dog. I would do anything for him.

I feed him the best diet.

I groom him.

I walk him.

I really want him to be super comfortable…

HOWEVER

I do have issues with the look of a nasty dog bed messing up the decor of my home. AND, I don’t like him on the furniture at all. (Apparently, that’s my line…sorry, folks.)

So, that being said, I was walking through Two Bostons the other day and what did I see?

This bed. It’s the Confetti Lounge Dog Bed by Jax and Bones.

Which, in and of itself is a beautiful thing. But, it’s even more beautiful because I have this at home:

Yes, that is Diesel pretending that I didn’t just catch him trying to curl up on my nice chair…

I can’t tell you how excited I was to find a bed that looks as beautiful as this one! I can leave it out in my living room and it matches.

That’s because Jax and Bones makes their beds using the highest quality upholstery fabric on the market. And they have an amazing amount of choices for you…so there is one that will fit into your decor.

Plus, has a cover along with the bolster panels that zip off and are 100% machine washable. The dog bed is filled with Sustainafill™, an allergy free and eco friendly fiber…making it a really great choice for your dog’s bed.

Jax and Bones beds come in four sizes and will fit a dog up to 110 pounds.

So, if you are in the market for a new dog bed, head over to either of the Two Bostons locations and check out the fabric samples…pick one out, and let your pooch sleep the day away in comfort AND style with a Jax and Bones bed.