A Dog Holiday Party – Deck the Balls

Deck the balls with rows-of-pup-pies, fa la la la la-lalalalaaa!   We’re so happy our holiday party was a hit!

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Biscuit and Dakota pose with three ladies that can’t get enough of them. We asked for their autographs, too.

Last Saturday, Waggit and our pals from School for the Dogs held a jolly get-together at their training spot in the East Village neighborhood of New York.  Serving up some mini hotdog pastry puffs, sparkling apple cider, and a slew of dog friendly giveaways, humans with pinkies and dogs with paws had a great time hanging out, chatting about our dogs, and taking in some holiday cheer.  Dressed up in his festive red hoodie, Amos, the resident pup at School for the Dogs was a very gracious host.  Thanks for sharing your dog house with us, Amos!

Some of the many prizes were a Waggit t-shirt, a bottle of Hudson Valley Whiskey, a 3-month Barkbox subscription, and free dog-training lessons by Anna Grossman, lead trainer at School for the Dogs.  Not too shabby, if you ask us!  We also gave out bags of Old Mother Hubbard Dog treats.  Did you know that over 80 years ago, Old Mother Hubbard was originally made for sailors, but ended up being more popular as a treat for dogs?  I guess that means the treats really ARE good enough to eat!  If you don’t believe us, read more about the Old Mother Hubbard story here.

Old Mother Hubbard, BarkBox and Waggit sharing some holiday joy.  Oh, don't forget the poop bags.

Old Mother Hubbard, BarkBox and Waggit sharing some holiday joy. Oh, don’t forget the poop bags.

One of the highlights of the party was when Anna shared her dog training expertise in positive reinforcement.  The combination of treats and repetition taught Amos how to use an iPAD!

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Amos using an iPad to answer some “Yes” or “No” questions.  “Hey Amos, am I the prettiest girl in the entire world?” Despite his sometimes brutal answers, we know they were 100% honest.

For more pictures from the Deck the Balls Party, come like our Waggit facebook page. We promise to brighten up your day with cute and uplifting dog photos.  It’s also a great way to keep up with all that’s going on in the world of Waggit.

Anyone interested in another party around Valentines Day?  Craving some puppy luv?  Let us know and we’ll make it happen.

Happy Holidays!

Fundraiser for Animal Haven – Our Rufftop BBQ was a hit!

As the season of flip flops and slurpees come to and end, we couldn’t think of a better send-off than a second “Ruff”top Party to benefit a good cause.

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Shout-outs to our Waggit greeters, Linda and Alice!

Teaming up with our pals at Barkbox, the fundraiser was to raise money for for Animal Haven. Animal Haven is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue of abandoned cats and dogs throughout the tri-state area. Their adoption center/boutique pet store is located in Soho which makes a great hub for finding great pets who need forever homes while shopping for some great pet products.

Burgers, kimchi hot dogs and beer were enjoyed while we raffled off a 3 month subscription to Barkbox and a basket of Burt’s Bees and L’Occitane to our awesome supporters. Barkbox is a monthly subscription of curated dog goodies delivered right to your door. 10% of their earnings go to a local animal shelter and rescue. We couldn’t ask for a better partner to help sponsor this event.

Everyone capped off their week with good food, great company, and a fantastic view of the Manhattan skyline.

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Congratulations to our lucky winner!  He’s got 3 months of Barkbox goodies coming his way!

If you are interested in donating to Animal Haven, please checkout their website at animalhavensheter.org. In the meantime, don’t forget to sign up for waggit.com to mingle with awesome dogs in your New York area.