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We are very pleased to announce that we have won the Angie's List Super Service Award for the 3rd year in a row!  This prestigious award is bestowed to only  about 5% of all companies on Angie's List, so we must be doing something right;0)!  If you are a current customer and a member of Angie's List, we welcome you to give us a review - it's never to early to start working on next year's award, right?

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Some may find this blog article totally outrageous, but you know you've been in this situation.  You are sitting around your family or friend's Christmas exchange and someone gives the family dog a gift.  You feel like an idiot because the thought didn't even cross your  mind.  I know I've been guilty of it and I love our little pup and all the family pups for that matter.

So we thought we could outline a few possibilities of when it might be appropriate, even expected to, well, "give the dog a bone" if you will.

  • A newly adopted dog is a new and exciting addition to the family.  Support their adoption choice by bringing a gift.
  • If the dog will be in attendance, it's nice to know you thought of the pup and bring a toy or treat for them too.
  • If your guests consider their pets their "fur-children", if you will, most definitely bring a gift.
  • If your guests have gone to trouble NOT to bring their dog to the festivities, it's also a nice time to remember the poor pup left behind.

And there are other times that it is definitely okay not to bring a gift for the four-legged family members

  • If the dog is not in attendance.
  • If the owners do not expect, in the least, a gift for their pup.
  • If it has been discussed in advance that pooch presents will not be exchanged (my sister and I had this conversation today).
  • If doggy gifts have never been exchanged before.

And if you do decide to wrap up a special something for Fido, here are a few ideas (some of which may also double as a gfit for their owner) besides the standard bag of treats or a toy:

If you need more ideas, just give us a call as we're happy to help!

Please also keep in mind that it's never a good idea to give a dog as a gift.  Getting a dog is a very personal decision and commitment - it's a choice that should be made only by the potential owner and no one else.

Family tradition may dictate your answer here as well.  Although this post may seem silly to some, others may find it helpful for the dog lovers in their life.  Think of the two-legged owners and that may also dictate the correct answer.  And if in doubt, grab a bag of treats, a toy, or a butcher's bone as you leave the grocery store.  It's an awkward feeling showing up to a party without a gift, even if the expected recipient would only drool on it anyway.  At the very least, give your dog an extra bit of snuggle time and be thankful for the love and support your fur-kids give you.

We hope you a safe and enjoyable Holiday season.

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On the twelfth day of Christmas Dogwatch gave to me $25 off my next event booked with Erica Carlson Children's Entertainment, specializing in balloon sculpting, face painting, magic shows, storytelling shows, princess visits, and Easter Bunny visits. Okay, we know she isn't specifically related to dogs, but she's very family and kid oriented and we are all about that too here at DogWatch of Columbus.  Plus she happens to be a valued customer and we just love her in general.  She helped with our daughter's birthday party and was simply fabulous.

Our point is, you should definitely call her for your next event that has many children in definitely won't regret it!  All you have to do is fan her page on Facebook at and write "DogWatch of Columbus gave us family time" on her wall or give her a call at 937-430-1093 (don't worry, she is local to Columbus) and mention our offer.  You need to book your event by February 28, 2012 to receive this deal.

Since this is technically the "last day of Christmas", we wish you and your four- and two-legged families a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years!

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On the Eleventh Day of Christmas DogWatch gave to me buy 6 get 1 free petsitting visits from Cindy Waltenbaugh at Pets Are Us Sitting Service.  First time customers only and limited to one use per household.  Cindy has been in business for 17 years, is Angie's List recommended and is fully insured.

If you are in need of a pet sitter and you live in the Dublin, Powell or Delaware area I would definitely give Cindy a call to help take care of you pets.  Give her a call at 614-581-2000 to set up your appointments today.

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Today is the busiest shipping day of the year, so it seems appropriate to post about our favorite stamps.

One of the attendants at the post office who knows us and what we do well (as we're in there all the time) was insistent that I had to purchase a certain type of stamp.  He ran to the back and came back with sheets of "Owney".  I fell in love and wanted to share his story that is on the back of the sheet of 20 FOREVER stamps:

"During the late 1880's, a dog, likely a terrier mix, appeared in the Post Office in Albany, New York, where clerks took a liking to him and named him Owney.  Fond of riding in postal wagons, Owney followed mailbags onto trains, where Railway Mail Service employees considered him their good-luck charm.  As Owney traveled the country, clerks affixed medals and tags to his collar to document his travels, and Postmaster General John Wanamaker gave him a special dog-sized jacket to help him display them all.  Owney later toured the world by steamer and became an icon of American postal lore.  His adventures highligh the historical importance of the Railway Mail Service, and today he enjoys a place of honor at the Smithsonian Institution's National Postal Museum in Washington D.C."

Support your local post office this holiday season and don't forget to pick up your own "Owney" stamps.

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