Dogster's July Woof


July 10, 2007
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Dear Dogster Member,

What's cookin', hot dog?

Summer's officially official now that fireworks have dazzled, and sizzling BBQs and picnics have been enjoyed by pooch and human alike. Dogster HQ is panting with festivities, fun and lots of excitement. Get the scoop on our latest tricks and treats here.

Time's Running Out For You To Get Your
FREE Shutterfly Photo Book

Have you created your free Shutterfly photo book yet? This special introductory offer for Dogster members runs out in one week. (You must have joined Dogster prior to June 13th.) So don't delay and get your free limited time $30 value gift today. Here are some tips for getting most out of your photobook: Gather about 20 of your favorite, high-resolution photos before you begin, set aside about 45 minutes to create your masterpiece, and don't forget to play around with the custom backgrounds and colors! What's best? The final product is shipped in less than a week to your home. Woof! Find your Shutterfly code here.

FURminator deShedding™ Tool
Love your pet, hate the shedding? Reduce shedding up to 90% on your long & short-haired dogs & cats with the patented FURminator deShedding Tool. It removes the undercoat & loose hair without damaging the topcoat, promoting healthier skin and a shiny topcoat. The tool is guaranteed to reduce shedding better than any brush, comb or rake, as well as help to eliminate hairballs in cats. FURminator has an entire line of deShedding products including shampoo, solution, dog treats, dog food supplement and waterless shampoo & conditioner. Check them all out at www.FURminator.com.

Dog Walking: Dogster And Traineo Team Up
To Encourage Canine Fitness

In a perfectly synergistic partnership, the alpha dog of pet-focused communities and traineo, the web's fastest-growing fitness community, have launched a "Fitness With Dogs" initiative. Designed to encourage exercise with poochie-poos via social networking, both Dogster and traineo members can share their love of Fido and fitness by exchanging exercise routines, workout tips and fitness success stories, and even arrange pup dates. All this is done at an exclusive group at traineo.com. Just do it.

Buy Zealies: Make A Doggie's Day

U.S. Flag Rosette!
One of the most furtastic things about Dogster is sharing the love with your fellow pooches. Zealies allow you to gift Rosettes and Stars to your favorite Dogster pals, so buy some today. Remember, they're good on Catster, too. There are lots of packages--from 40 Zealies for $10 to 100 Zealies for $25 (plus 20 bonus Zealies). Talk about a pupalicious deal. This month's special: US Flag, Canadian Flag and Watermelon Rosettes! Buy your Zealies now!

Doggone Good Dog Tip #108
Q: It's heating up outside. What kind of precautions should you take to ensure your furry friend doesn't succumb to the high temps?
A: With summer upon us, your babies do need special care. As usual, the breed, age and general health of your pet will come into play. But here's a general roundup of things to keep in mind for a fabulously cool summer. First, never leave your pet in the car--it takes just a matter of minutes for a vehicle to heat up to unbearable temps. Before letting your pals hit the sand or asphalt, do a touch test yourself to make sure your dog won't burn the pads of his/her feet. Also, make sure to provide lots of cold and fresh water and shade breaks throughout the day, too. Kiddie pools and hoses are fun ways to keep refreshed--and get in some playtime.

For more advice on a wide range of topics, head to Dogster Forums.

Dogster Community: For Love of Griffin
We recently received this heartfelt p-mail from Dogster member Jacki and thought we'd share her inspiring story.
I love my dogs. (And my cats, of course.) My dogs all have personalized leashes with their names on them. When I lost my beloved Griffin to illness earlier this year, I was devastated. As I was doing my spring cleaning, I came across his personalized leash, and sadness washed over me. Griffin was a rescued Rat Terrier with severe epilepsy. He lived such a short life, and I couldn't bear to let his leash just be a spare leash somewhere.

I turned to Dogster. I used the search feature to find dogs with the name Griffin who had been rescued. I wrote to them and told them our story and that I had a leash to give. A cute little terrier in Rhode Island wrote back, or at least his person did. We made some sniff-sniff introductions and our pack sent the leash up north from New Jersey.
We love to hear how Dogster has changed/improved/bettered your life. Keep barking those tales to dogsters@dogster.com. If we use your note in an upcoming newsletter, we'll credit your account 10 Zealies!

Share the Dogster Love
How do you flaunt your love of Dogster? We have two hot-diggity-dog ideas. Make a badge for your pooch to put on your other web pages. (Learn how at: (www.dogster.com/badge/). Or, send in a self-addressed stamped envelope and score some Dogster stickers. They dress up any car bumper and woof up notebooks, too. Your friends will bark with envy. Mail to Dogster Stickers, 555 DeHaro Street, Suite 350, San Francisco, CA 94107.

Paws out!

May all animals be happy and safe,
Dogster HQ
Dogster, for the love of dog!
http://www.dogster.com

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