National Dog Day


national dog day

Today is National Dog Day. 3 bum swings & 3 more!

National Dog Day is celebrated every August 26th. It was founded in 2004 by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert & Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige, who is also the founder of National Puppy Day, National Mutt Day & National Cat Day to bring attention to the plight of animals & encourage adoption. The date of August 26th is significant, as it’s the date that Colleen’s family adopted her first dog “Sheltie” when Colleen was 10 years old.

National Dog Day celebrates all good dogs. It serves to help  humans be aware of the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, or rescues. National Dog Day also honors family dogs as well as dogs that work selflessly such as service dogs for the blind or disabled.

To celebrate National Dog Day I’m going to share a heart warming video of one good dog named Zuzi who was rescued from a lonely & dangerous life in Romania. Near the end of the video you can click a link to see another video of Zuzi’s new life in Canada. Be warned, you may want to grab a box of tissues.

So remember folks, adopt don’t shop. When you rescue a dog you enrich three lives, yours, the dog you rescued & the one you just made space for.

CEO Olivia

Ice Cream & Cold Beer – for good dogs



It’s been a very hot summer here. While I was sniffing about the internet searching for cool treats  I discovered two items that you wouldn’t immediately think are for dogs. Ice cream & “beer”.

Golp is an ice cream for dogs from Australia. It’s specially formulated for dog tummies. They also make delicious , meaty chews & carob chocolate treats. They have two ice cream flavors, Vanilla / green tea & vanilla / berry.  They sound delicious.

Next I uncovered beer for dogs. It’s not beer in the traditional sense, there are no hops because they are toxic to dogs & there is no alcohol. I discovered two brands of dog beers. Snuffle Beer is made in Europe & Bowser Beer is made in the U.S.A.. Both contain broth from chicken and/or beef. Dog beer should be served at room temperature as cold drinks aren’t really good for dogs.

This all sounds very tasty. 3 bum swings! Next heat wave I’m asking my HuMom for ice cream & beer.

CEO Olivia

What’s Happening at Knotty Toys for Good Dogs



Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. As many of you know we have had our online shop closed since April. This is due to a fire that destroyed our home. Knotty Toys for Good Dogs is a rural, home run business & all of our product & raw materials were lost.

It has taken longer than we expected to recover from this but we aren’t done. Not nearly. We are on course to having our pure hemp rope toys ready for the holiday season.

New rope is finally available from our supplier & is being ordered this week. We will be relocating to our new “world headquarters” in early October at which time we will begin making Knotty Toys like it’s Santa’s workshop. Our mailing address will remain the same.

As always, we will donate $1.00 from each toy sold to the Wally Foundation who’s purpose is to help those who live with canine epilepsy cover the cost of medications &  treatment.

In closing I would like to once again thank all the wonderful humans & good dogs who have shown us overwhelming love & support through these challenging past few months. Thank you everyone.

CEO Olivia

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