Well, this morning on Ireland:am was an absolute whirlwind for me! My first TV appearance and it flew by in an instant. In case you missed any of the beautiful pieces featured on this mornings show, you can find the full curated list below, complete with links to each business. All businesses featured (excluding Dogs Trust and AirBNB) are small Irish businesses who truly deserve our support. They are a collection of women just as mad about dogs as I am.

Valentines Day 2019 – A curated list of gifts for mutt and man

FOR DOG LOVERS

WATSON DESIGNS BY GILLIAN POWELL


‘Watson Designs’ is a series of illustrations and art prints based on Gillian’s rescue dog, Watson. Adopted from the Cork Pound, Gillian describes him as a little ray of sunshine, and the inspiration behind her whimsical illustrations. The designs are created digitally using an iPad Pro and Procreate software. Watson Designs prints are produced by the Copper House Gallery on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Papers. Gillian also offers custom portraits of your pets in the “Watson” style.

Featured on Ireland:am:

“Courage” art print – €15.00
“I love the bones of you” art print – €18.00
“No place like home” art print – €20.00
Website: https://watsondesigns.ie/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/powell_art/

“100 DAYS OF DOG” BY TARSILA KRUSE


The 100 Days of Dogs Book is about the meaningful relationships between dogs and their humans. Award-winning children’s book illustrator Tarsila Krüse created 100 different dog portraits featuring pooches with charm and poise, capturing their personalities and special moments. Some of these stories are touching, others unbelievable but they all have something in common, they speak to the true nature of the wonderful creature that is a dog. The book is limited edition, with only 100 copies in the entire world. Each copy comes numbered and signed, with a certificate of authenticity. Tarsila is offering free shipping until February 14th on “100 Days of Dog”.

Featured on Ireland:am:

“100 Days of Dog” – €50.00
Website: http://www.tarsilakruse.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tarsilakruse/

“SPIRIT OF THE VALLEY” FROM SABA BY GERALDINE MURPHY


This Border Collie range, “Spirit of the Valley” is based on Geraldine’s own dog, Murf. Murf came from The Glen of Imaal in County Wicklow. A stunningly beautiful valley – and hidden too, like a land that time forgot. Geraldine describes it as the perfect place for the soul and spirit of a Sheepdog to roam. “Spirit of the Valley” is available is both a large and small pendant, earrings and cufflinks.

Featured on Ireland:am:

“Spirit of the Valley” large pendant – €165.00
“Spirit of the Valley” cufflinks – €110.00
Website: https://www.saba.ie/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sabajewelleryireland/

SPONSOR A DOG IN YOUR PARTNER’S NAME WITH DOGS TRUST


For as little as €15.00 you can choose to sponsor a dog in your partner’s name. Your sponsorship contributions are used to help your sponsor dog and all the dogs in care. Your money is used to cover the costs of running the Rehoming Centre, such as heating the kennels and washing the dogs’ bedding. The money also goes towards food for the dogs, training and medical care – all with the ultimate goal of finding each dog a loving home. Dogs Trust’s mission is to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.

Featured on Ireland:am:

“Sponsor a Dog” – From €15.00
Website: https://www.dogstrust.ie/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dogstrust_ire/

FOR DOGS

HAPPYTAILS TREATS VALENTINES BOX


Karen’s valentines treat box contains grain free homemade treats (one pack of 6 cranberry & apple hearts and one pack of puppy kisses treats made up of mini carob & banana and peanut butter hearts) as well as one valentine bandana. You can choose from three different designs for your bandana, all are handmade by happytails. There is also a no bandana option available or you can choose to add in one of their new wooden, laser cut dog tags if you really wan to spoil your pooch. Happytails bandanas have an opening at the top for your dogs collar to go through.
Bandana sizes: Small, 11 inchwide/8 inch depth, Medium, 13 inch wide /8 inch depth, Large 15 inch wide /10 inch depth

Featured on Ireland:am:

Valentines Box w. treats, medium bandana (13in) & rustic tag – €16.99
Website: https://www.happytails.ie/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happytailstreats/

DUO SHAMPOO GIFT SET FROM ECO MUTT


The perfect gift to pamper your pooch this Valentine’s Day! Available in either a Citronella or Rosemary blend, EcoMutt’s duo gift box contains 1 bottle of shea butter liquid shampoo and one shaker of dry powder shampoo. It also comes with a complimentary dog soap, worth €5.50, for a limited time.

Featured on Ireland:am:

Duo shampoo gift set, Citronella blend – €25.00
Duo shampoo gift set, Rosemary blend – €25.00
Website: https://www.ecomutt.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ecomuttnaturaldogshampoo/

CELTIC COLLARS BY KATY BURGESS


A beautiful collection of made to order martingale collars from Katy Burgess. The martingale collar is a good choice for a variety of dogs because it gives you a little more control than a regular collar. It has major safety benefits for dogs that are easily startled or who live in busy traffic environments. It is Katy’s go-to collar when she is fostering a dog because when the dog pulls, the collar tightens and will stay snug around the dog’s neck without choking. When the tension is released, the collar loosens again. Martingale collars are especially safe for dogs with narrower heads such as whippets, shelties and greyhounds, as these dogs often have an easier time slipping out of a regular collar but Katy has designed a range of widths to suit all breeds.

Featured on Ireland:am:

1in teal & purple collar – €16.00 – €18.00
1.5in Celtic Beastie collar – €18.00 – €20.00
2in Cuchulainn collar – €20.00 – €23.00
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celticcollarsdesigns/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/celticcollars/

PET FRIENDLY AIRBNB


Seriously spoil your pooch with a mini-break away. Simply go into “more filters” and under “house rules” and select “pets allowed” to find the perfect place to spend a holiday with your furry best friend.
Website: https://www.airbnb.ie/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/airbnb/

FOR BOTH

PET PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION WITH PAWTRAIT IRELAND

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A gift voucher for a personalised pet photography session with me. I offer both studio and outdoor locations to capture your dog’s one-of-a-kind personality or photograph the special bond and love, you share together. Your session will be completely tailored to your dog’s needs and for a limited time only includes a small matted print also.

Featured on Ireland:am:

Gift voucher with complimentary small matted print – €150.00
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pawtraitireland/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pawtraitireland/
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If you’ve ended up reading this blog, than chances are your already head over heels about your dog. If you would like to meet like-minded dog lovers who feel the same way about their dog as you do, then join The Pawtrait Pack over on Facebook. This is a private group and a safe place for dog nuts to talk dogs 24/7 without any judgment! Pawtrait Ireland also hosts a number of exclusive *dog-friendly* events for the Pack throughout the year. You’ll also always get first dibs on any offers or tickets if you are a group member.

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