Top 10 Cutest, Best, Funniest Dog Halloween Costumes

Since its Halloween, enough with the serious posts on health concerns and spooky things to make you feel more paranoid than you may already feel. Today is one of those days that we enjoy life to the fullest! 
The following displays could be considered animal abuse or perhaps our pets know how much joy they bring us….
AND ONE FOR GOOD LUCK!
HAVE A HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

We appreciate your readership and interest in improving the quality of life of you and your pet’s, which is exactly our mission at dealwagger.com. Please feel free to follow/”like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dealwagger  and sign-up for our newsletter where we share worthwhile resources, contest freebies, and epic daily pet deals on quality pet products and services both locally and nationally shipped to your door. Our launch date to be announced shortly.

About the author: Kevin Opos is a co-founder of dealwagger.com, having graduated with a B.A. in Communication from UC Santa Barbara with an emphasis in Media, as well as Human Relations. Residing in West Hollywood, CA, he has shared-custody of 2 dogs and is dedicated to supporting animal rescue organizations & the prevention of animal abuse by giving those who cannot speak a voice.

Top 10 Cutest, Best, Funniest Dog Halloween Costumes

Since its Halloween, enough with the serious posts on health concerns and spooky things to make you feel more paranoid than you may already feel. Today is one of those days that we enjoy life to the fullest! 
The following displays could be considered animal abuse or perhaps our pets know how much joy they bring us….
AND ONE FOR GOOD LUCK!
HAVE A HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

We appreciate your readership and interest in improving the quality of life of you and your pet’s, which is exactly our mission at dealwagger.com. Please feel free to follow/”like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dealwagger  and sign-up for our newsletter where we share worthwhile resources, contest freebies, and epic daily pet deals on quality pet products and services both locally and nationally shipped to your door. Our launch date to be announced shortly.

About the author: Kevin Opos is a co-founder of dealwagger.com, having graduated with a B.A. in Communication from UC Santa Barbara with an emphasis in Media, as well as Human Relations. Residing in West Hollywood, CA, he has shared-custody of 2 dogs and is dedicated to supporting animal rescue organizations & the prevention of animal abuse by giving those who cannot speak a voice.

Top 5 Dog Halloween Safety Tips

Here are your Top 5 Halloween Safety tips, as simple as their title suggests. Follow these tips and have a mishap-free weekend/Halloween night.

1. Don’t walk your dog after dark if you live in an active neighborhood: your dog will become confused and overwhelmed with the noise and antics from surrounding trick-or-treaters. Best to exercise with your dog earlier to get some energy out for the night.

2. Keep your pets inside. Are you superstitious? Well some people are…..so if you have a black cat that typically goes outside, experts warn to keep them in. According to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) black cats are

Top 5 Dog Halloween Safety Tips

Here are your Top 5 Halloween Safety tips, as simple as their title suggests. Follow these tips and have a mishap-free weekend/Halloween night.

1. Don’t walk your dog after dark if you live in an active neighborhood: your dog will become confused and overwhelmed with the noise and antics from surrounding trick-or-treaters. Best to exercise with your dog earlier to get some energy out for the night.

2. Keep your pets inside. Are you superstitious? Well some people are…..so if you have a black cat that typically goes outside, experts warn to keep them in. According to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) black cats are

Halloween Game-Day: Chocolate vs. Dogs

There are many natural, loving marriages of elements in this world– to name a few: Wine and Cheese, Pancakes and Maple Syrup, Ricky and Lucy, Hummus and Pita, Pretzels and Mustard, Thanksgiving and Turkey, etc… The list goes on. However, we are left with the mind-boggling question of what went sour between the marriage of Halloween and Dogs???
One would think the marriage had been going well. After all, I’ve seen many advertisements and plugs, locally and nationally, for dog-friendly Halloween events and it warms my heart to see all of the effort and goodwill being put into action by our pro-active community. I don’t know what could be cuter than dressing your dog up as a former major league baseball player (Manny Ramirez) who still holds an extremely controversial reputation with continued run-ins with law enforcement. But doesn’t Frankie look darling in his dread-lock get-up?
So what’s the big issue here? Well, the problem seems to lie in the cocoa. To put it more simply and straightforward, chocolate CAN kill dogs and cats, though it usually doesn’t if you get quick veterinary intervention. According to Dr. Ahna Brutlag, the assistant director of veterinary services at Pet Poison Helpline

Halloween Game-Day: Chocolate vs. Dogs

There are many natural, loving marriages of elements in this world– to name a few: Wine and Cheese, Pancakes and Maple Syrup, Ricky and Lucy, Hummus and Pita, Pretzels and Mustard, Thanksgiving and Turkey, etc… The list goes on. However, we are left with the mind-boggling question of what went sour between the marriage of Halloween and Dogs???
One would think the marriage had been going well. After all, I’ve seen many advertisements and plugs, locally and nationally, for dog-friendly Halloween events and it warms my heart to see all of the effort and goodwill being put into action by our pro-active community. I don’t know what could be cuter than dressing your dog up as a former major league baseball player (Manny Ramirez) who still holds an extremely controversial reputation with continued run-ins with law enforcement. But doesn’t Frankie look darling in his dread-lock get-up?
So what’s the big issue here? Well, the problem seems to lie in the cocoa. To put it more simply and straightforward, chocolate CAN kill dogs and cats, though it usually doesn’t if you get quick veterinary intervention. According to Dr. Ahna Brutlag, the assistant director of veterinary services at Pet Poison Helpline

What is a QR Code and Why Should I Care?

I keep hearing a buzz and a bark about a new trend of people using QR codes (abbreviated from Quick Response code); mostly when it comes to serving a purpose in their business or personal lives. QR code is a type of matrix barcode first designed for the automotive industry in 1994 to track cars during manufacturing. More recently, the system has become popular outside of the auto industry due to its fast readability and comparatively large storage capacity. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be made up of any kind of data (e.g., binary, alphanumeric) and many are using these codes to link back to a specific web URL address or let’s just call it a specific website.


Business Tooligans, a Social Media Manager magazine featured a piece on QR codes and gained insight about them from an accomplished Marketing and PR book author/blogger named David Meerman Scott. Here are a few examples that he presents to us; so come explore some real-life uses of QR code to see how we can benefit:

1) Doctors, dentists, and vets could hand out a QR code on a card that corresponds to different medical conditions so patients can independently learn more about illnesses.

2) Physical therapists, personal trainers, and chiropractors can create videos on how to properly do exercises at home and pass them along to customers so they can safely get in shape.

3) Rock bands can offer free music downloads to fans at gigs. Mickey Hart does this. At a Rhythm Devils gig this summer, he passed out music download cards (a bit larger than a business card) with a QR code for free tunes.

4) Businesspeople could have a QR code on your business card that links to your blog.

 Now, considering we are dealwagger.com, we need a way to tie this whole QR code hysteria into our pets’ lives or else you would think that this blog was created to teach marketing strategies. Well, how about marketing our pets? Just bare with us!

Let’s switch gears and think pet collars. A Seattle-based startup named Dynotag launched recently that allows users to create QR codes for free and link those codes to a personal Web page. The QR code can be printed out in the form of a tag and attached to something that may potentially become lost. It could work well for lost luggage, but we are foremost considering attaching a tag to the collar of a dog or another pet. The webpage could list personal information about the dog including name, address, favorite treats, vaccines and other important details. In addition, Dynotag can send the user an email or text notification when the tag is scanned as well as showing visitor locations on a map assuming the scanning device has GPS capabilities. Standard tags are free for anyone to create through the site! Premium tags are offered as well.

Another Seattle startup called PetHub is also using QR codes to keep track of pets. Pet owners can build out a pet’s profile on the site to contain photos and personal information about the animal. The tag that connects to the collar not only lists the QR code, but also a web address on the opposite side in case the person that finds the lost animal doesn’t understand what to do with the QR code. Pet owners can purchase the tag for $12.95 or purchase a collar with the QR code on the band for about $30.

So now, all you need to do is download a QR Reader on your iPhone, other smartphone or tablet, and let the scanning and information travel adventures begin! Although QR codes may still seem alien to you, even after offered several realistic examples of use for you, have no fear. As QR codes become more popular, the public will catch on and a new trend will be born. Time to get your personalized QR code and now you can even get one with style!

Here is our QR code- your fun homework of the day is scanning our code and seeing where it takes you!

We appreciate your readership and interest in improving the quality of life of you and your pet’s, which is exactly our mission at dealwagger.com. Please feel free to follow/”like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dealwagger  and sign-up for our newsletter where we share worthwhile resources, contest freebies, and epic daily pet deals on quality pet products and services both locally and nationally shipped to your door. Our launch date to be announced shortly.

About the author: Kevin Opos is a co-founder of dealwagger.com, having graduated with a B.A. in Communication from UC Santa Barbara with an emphasis in Media, as well as Human Relations. Residing in West Hollywood, CA, he has shared-custody of 2 dogs from a past relationship and is dedicated to supporting animal rescue organizations & the prevention of animal abuse by giving those who cannot speak a voice.

What is a QR Code and Why Should I Care?

I keep hearing a buzz and a bark about a new trend of people using QR codes (abbreviated from Quick Response code); mostly when it comes to serving a purpose in their business or personal lives. QR code is a type of matrix barcode first designed for the automotive industry in 1994 to track cars during manufacturing. More recently, the system has become popular outside of the auto industry due to its fast readability and comparatively large storage capacity. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be made up of any kind of data (e.g., binary, alphanumeric) and many are using these codes to link back to a specific web URL address or let’s just call it a specific website.


Business Tooligans, a Social Media Manager magazine featured a piece on QR codes and gained insight about them from an accomplished Marketing and PR book author/blogger named David Meerman Scott. Here are a few examples that he presents to us; so come explore some real-life uses of QR code to see how we can benefit:

1) Doctors, dentists, and vets could hand out a QR code on a card that corresponds to different medical conditions so patients can independently learn more about illnesses.

2) Physical therapists, personal trainers, and chiropractors can create videos on how to properly do exercises at home and pass them along to customers so they can safely get in shape.

3) Rock bands can offer free music downloads to fans at gigs. Mickey Hart does this. At a Rhythm Devils gig this summer, he passed out music download cards (a bit larger than a business card) with a QR code for free tunes.

4) Businesspeople could have a QR code on your business card that links to your blog.

 Now, considering we are dealwagger.com, we need a way to tie this whole QR code hysteria into our pets’ lives or else you would think that this blog was created to teach marketing strategies. Well, how about marketing our pets? Just bare with us!

Let’s switch gears and think pet collars. A Seattle-based startup named Dynotag launched recently that allows users to create QR codes for free and link those codes to a personal Web page. The QR code can be printed out in the form of a tag and attached to something that may potentially become lost. It could work well for lost luggage, but we are foremost considering attaching a tag to the collar of a dog or another pet. The webpage could list personal information about the dog including name, address, favorite treats, vaccines and other important details. In addition, Dynotag can send the user an email or text notification when the tag is scanned as well as showing visitor locations on a map assuming the scanning device has GPS capabilities. Standard tags are free for anyone to create through the site! Premium tags are offered as well.

Another Seattle startup called PetHub is also using QR codes to keep track of pets. Pet owners can build out a pet’s profile on the site to contain photos and personal information about the animal. The tag that connects to the collar not only lists the QR code, but also a web address on the opposite side in case the person that finds the lost animal doesn’t understand what to do with the QR code. Pet owners can purchase the tag for $12.95 or purchase a collar with the QR code on the band for about $30.

So now, all you need to do is download a QR Reader on your iPhone, other smartphone or tablet, and let the scanning and information travel adventures begin! Although QR codes may still seem alien to you, even after offered several realistic examples of use for you, have no fear. As QR codes become more popular, the public will catch on and a new trend will be born. Time to get your personalized QR code and now you can even get one with style!

Here is our QR code- your fun homework of the day is scanning our code and seeing where it takes you!

We appreciate your readership and interest in improving the quality of life of you and your pet’s, which is exactly our mission at dealwagger.com. Please feel free to follow/”like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dealwagger  and sign-up for our newsletter where we share worthwhile resources, contest freebies, and epic daily pet deals on quality pet products and services both locally and nationally shipped to your door. Our launch date to be announced shortly.

About the author: Kevin Opos is a co-founder of dealwagger.com, having graduated with a B.A. in Communication from UC Santa Barbara with an emphasis in Media, as well as Human Relations. Residing in West Hollywood, CA, he has shared-custody of 2 dogs from a past relationship and is dedicated to supporting animal rescue organizations & the prevention of animal abuse by giving those who cannot speak a voice.

Morality Lost – Gun Leash for Dogs

When an individual or company racks their brains in order to come up with a new design concept when it comes to pet products, one would assume they would consider functionality, attractiveness, and a product that appeals to as many pet owners as possible in order to increase sales and consider your new concept a success.

Today, we ask ourselves and the greater community of pet owners, “What went wrong?” We have come across a new dog leash design concept that comes in the form of a realistic-type handgun as the handle, which naturally points down at your dog as you take them for a walk.

We find ourselves racking our own brains wondering who were the bright minds to consider this a moral and potentially successful design concept. What would children think and conceptualize as they hold onto a gun-handle as they walked their pets? There are so many different levels or wrong taking place here and anyone that considers themselves part of the pet community and industry has no place introducing icons of violence into the same arena where unconditional love and affection for our pets exists.

Would anyone in the child or infant care industry design a concept involving a gun whatsoever? Why should this be any different. After the creators of this gun-leash design, Art Lebedev Studios, got whip-lashed by negative feedback on Dog-Milk.com, they decided to change the hand-gun to a water-gun design. So now we are squirting our dog with a water gun pointed at their heads instead, unfortunately, as the original design remains immortalized in the true pet-lover’s psyche.

What is your opinion of this dog leash gun-design concept? Do you think we are taking this too personally and hard over at dealwagger.com? Feel free to leave a comment or feedback sharing your opinion and let’s work together as a community to make sure to prevent this concept’s lifespan and is put out of its misery before it affects our society in a real negative way.

We appreciate your readership and interest in improving the quality of life of you and your pet’s, which is exactly our mission at dealwagger.com. Please feel free to follow/”like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dealwagger  and sign-up for our newsletter where we share worthwhile resources, contest freebies, and epic daily pet deals on quality pet products and services both locally and nationally shipped to your door. Our launch date to be announced shortly.

About the author: Kevin Opos is a co-founder of dealwagger.com, having graduated with a B.A. in Communication from UC Santa Barbara with an emphasis in Media, as well as Human Relations. Residing in Hollywood, CA, he has shared-custody of 2 dogs from a past relationship and is dedicated to supporting animal rescue organizations & the prevention of animal abuse by giving those who cannot speak a voice.

Morality Lost – Gun Leash for Dogs

When an individual or company racks their brains in order to come up with a new design concept when it comes to pet products, one would assume they would consider functionality, attractiveness, and a product that appeals to as many pet owners as possible in order to increase sales and consider your new concept a success.

Today, we ask ourselves and the greater community of pet owners, “What went wrong?” We have come across a new dog leash design concept that comes in the form of a realistic-type handgun as the handle, which naturally points down at your dog as you take them for a walk.

We find ourselves racking our own brains wondering who were the bright minds to consider this a moral and potentially successful design concept. What would children think and conceptualize as they hold onto a gun-handle as they walked their pets? There are so many different levels or wrong taking place here and anyone that considers themselves part of the pet community and industry has no place introducing icons of violence into the same arena where unconditional love and affection for our pets exists.

Would anyone in the child or infant care industry design a concept involving a gun whatsoever? Why should this be any different. After the creators of this gun-leash design, Art Lebedev Studios, got whip-lashed by negative feedback on Dog-Milk.com, they decided to change the hand-gun to a water-gun design. So now we are squirting our dog with a water gun pointed at their heads instead, unfortunately, as the original design remains immortalized in the true pet-lover’s psyche.

What is your opinion of this dog leash gun-design concept? Do you think we are taking this too personally and hard over at dealwagger.com? Feel free to leave a comment or feedback sharing your opinion and let’s work together as a community to make sure to prevent this concept’s lifespan and is put out of its misery before it affects our society in a real negative way.

We appreciate your readership and interest in improving the quality of life of you and your pet’s, which is exactly our mission at dealwagger.com. Please feel free to follow/”like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dealwagger  and sign-up for our newsletter where we share worthwhile resources, contest freebies, and epic daily pet deals on quality pet products and services both locally and nationally shipped to your door. Our launch date to be announced shortly.

About the author: Kevin Opos is a co-founder of dealwagger.com, having graduated with a B.A. in Communication from UC Santa Barbara with an emphasis in Media, as well as Human Relations. Residing in Hollywood, CA, he has shared-custody of 2 dogs from a past relationship and is dedicated to supporting animal rescue organizations & the prevention of animal abuse by giving those who cannot speak a voice.