National Dog Day

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National Dog Day celebrates all breeds, pure and mixed and helps the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, rescues and pure breed rescues. National Dog Day honors family dogs and dogs that work selflessly to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort…. Read more »

National Train Your Dog Month – Teach Your Dog To Stay

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Teach Your Dog To Stay – Beginner The command “stay” requires that the dog remain in the designated place and position, with no resistance such as moving, whining, or barking, until you either release him or give another command.  This can be used in correlation with a command such as “sit”  to help the dog know what… Read more »

Jolly Pets Brand Ambassador Giveaway Winners!

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Congratulations to all of our giveaway winners!!! @thewhitestspupsyouknow Individual Winners – @arbird13 @archerpibble@dirtroadrescues @myroxy_milo@beaker_bunny @phunphabphineas @evas_dogo_cooper @pebbles_the_pitbull2016@thatroxydog @daisybuggie @lunam5 Rescue/Shelter Winners – @cdtrescue @indyanimalcareservices     @changothehandsomepittie Individual Winners – @prettyininkjewelry @mezcalbully @k473is @almost_smart @frank_n_ophelias_mom @mlf2750 Rescue/Shelter Winner –@chicagopitbulls       @hellokingston Individual Winners – @gameofdanes @pandorable_n_co @apittieday @chloe_the_pibble @kaiya_n_casino @adventuringk9s Rescue/Shelter Winner –@sdhumanesociety    … Read more »

Jolly Pets Brand Ambassador Giveaway

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We’ve teamed up with @changothehandsomepittie @thewhitestpupsyouknow @hellokingston @thevelvetburritos to bring you a massive #jollypets giveaway!  Beginning on Monday 10/17, you’ll have a chance to be one of 30 winners to receive a #jollypets prize pack as well as help our ambassadors win donations to their favorite rescue shelters!     HOW TO WIN:   1.)… Read more »

Newest Dog Breeds

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For breeds to become AKC-registered, they must first be recorded with an accepted registry. The AKC Foundation Stock Service® (FSS®) is the AKC’s recording service for purebred breeds that are not yet eligible for AKC registration. After a breed is entered into FSS the recognition process begins with a written request to compete in the… Read more »

Limited Edition Jolly Ball to Honor Champ Waring

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SPECIAL EDITION JOLLY BALL TO HONOR BULLDOG AMBASSADOR Jolly Pets Responds to Requests from Bullies Against Bullying Community   Streetsboro, Ohio, July 2015 – Jolly Pets announced today that they will release a limited edition of their best selling Jolly Ball in honor of the recently deceased bulldog and mascot for Bullies Against Bullying, Champ…. Read more »

If Dogs Could Apologize

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Dogs are man’s best friend. But would it kill them to say sorry for some of this stuff?  You know, like that time your dog ate your favorite pair of shoes. Or that time your dog let out a silent (but deadly) stinky in front of your date, inevitably making it look like YOU were… Read more »

Talking Shop with Jolly Pets Owner

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Robert Miavitz, president and owner of Jolly Pets, was recently interviewed by Pet Business Magazine for their July Issue on trends in the dog toy category and how the company can help retailers increase sales.      

#Pittie2020 – Changing The Way We View Pit Bulls

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We are beyond thrilled to announce our partnership with Project Blue Collar & Fetch Eyewear on the launch of Pittie2020, a campaign to change the way the world views pit bulls one lens at a time. #Pittie2020 is a social media photo campaign collecting and featuring pictures of pit bulls wearing glasses. Using the term… Read more »

Saving Your Pet With CPR

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With pets increasingly being treated like a member of the family, many owners are learning emergency techniques like CPR. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, or CPR, is a combination of chest compression and artificial respiration. It is normally used when you cannot feel or hear the pet’s heart beat. Once the pet stops breathing the heart will go… Read more »

600 Pets Are Waiting For Their FUR-EVER Home

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  NYC Pet Super Adoption Event New Yorkers are sometime scrappy, often brave and undeniably loyal.  So here’s your chance to meet for than 600 if the city’s most adorable pets at this month’s Best Friends Pet Super Adoption.  It all happens April 24-26 at the Altman Building in Manhattan.  Adoptions start at just $25,… Read more »

World’s Cutest Lost & Found Service

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Sherlock on the case: KLM pooch solves mysteries, wins hearts at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.  Using his keen beagle sense of smell, Sherlock is able to help track down the rightful owners of lost items on the plane and in the airport.  KLM’s dedicated Lost & Found team at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is on a mission… Read more »

15 Hilarious Questions “Dog People” Ask Google

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We all know that dogs are complicated creatures with their own distinctive and sometimes confusing behaviors.  Why they do the things they do is something all “dog people” ponder from time to time. Thankfully, we have Google searches to help us understand…..     Maybe your dog is just superstitious…..   Break up with him… Read more »

Dear Jolly – Andy is Jolly Ball’s Biggest Fan!

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Hello,   I would feel very comfortable saying that my dog, Andy, is Jolly Ball’s biggest fan! The ball he has in this picture is (at least) the 15th he’s had in his life.  He LOVES these balls.  This particular ball is special  because of the way in which he obtained it:  we were visiting… Read more »

National Puppy Day

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National Puppy Day is to celebrate puppies and encourage adoption rather than buying from pet stores supplied by puppy mills. Founded by Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige. The goal for the day is to save 10,000 homeless puppies nationwide! Shelters across America are filled with puppies looking for FUREVER homes. Please don’t… Read more »

TTPM Review of the Tug-n-Toss® Mini

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What It Is The Jolly Pet Tug-N-Toss Mini can be used as a fetch toy, tugger or treat dispenser. Is It Fun? The clever design of this toy has the shape of the wildly popular Jolly Ball, but in a miniature treat dispensing form. Whether you stuff it, fetch it, chase it or catch it,… Read more »

Most Popular Puppy Names of 2014

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VetStreet.com, a site dedicated to linking pet owners to veterinarians, combed through their database of 969,517 names of puppies born since January 1, 2014 to determine what the top 10 male and female puppy name of the year are.   The results?  Bella and Max topped the lists once again!   Each of the top three… Read more »

Dogs in the USA – Stats, Behavior & More

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It’s the time of the year when Christmas lists are written and many children put a puppy on their wish list. According to the ASPCA, of the 3.9 million dogs entering shelters each year, approximately 35% are adopted, 31% are euthanized and 26% of dogs are returned to their owner. According to the American Humane Association,… Read more »

Reasons You Should Adopt a Senior Dog

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At animal shelters and rescue groups everywhere, there are loving, healthy senior pets looking for that one special home to cherish them for the rest of their life, and they don’t ask for much: just a warm place to sleep, good meals and plenty of love.  Here are a few no brainer reasons that you… Read more »

Holiday Travel With Your Dog

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Can you believe it…the holidays are right around the corner!  For many people, holiday travel simply isn’t enjoyable without their best pal. If this is you, take a few simple steps to make your trip safe and enjoyable. Just because you have a pet doesn’t mean that you can’t take him with you. To make… Read more »

Faces Every Dog Owner Will Recognize

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1. When they learn a new trick. imgur.com 2. When they don’t understand why you dressed them like this… imgur.com 3. …and when they’re kind of thrilled you did. imgur.com 4. When you fart… imgur.com 5. …and when they fart. imgur.com 6. That poop face. uproxx.com 7. When you’re enjoying some popcorn on the couch…. Read more »

The Best Costumes from the 2014 Halloween Dog Parade

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Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev This past weekend brought a very important New York City tradition: the annual Halloween Dog Parade and Costume Contest in Tompkins Square Park. This year’s best in show went to Giupetto, Giana, and Baxter, who sailed in on a terrier-size version of the Titanic (above). Other highlights included an adorable Robin Williams tribute,… Read more »

JOLLY PETS, INC. ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH PROJECT BLUE COLLAR AND BAR[K] NATION

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    For Immediate Release Contact: Louisa Marvin Marketing Manager 330.626.5039   Streetsboro, Ohio, October 2014 – Jolly Pets®, Inc. announced the launch of their new partnership with Project Blue Collar – Support the Underdog® and Bar[k] Nation to provide enrichment to shelter dogs.   Project Blue Collar (PBC) is a global grassroots movement to… Read more »

The FBI Finally Makes Animal Cruelty A Class-A Felony

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  BARKS OF CELEBRATION!!   Early last week, the crime-busting dogs at the FBI announced that they were re-categorizing animal cruelty as a Class-A felony for data information purposes. Now animal abusers could potentially face jail-time in order to set a deterrent against future like offenses. Previously, animal cruelty was classified as “other,” making it… Read more »

31 Dogs Proving They’re Good Peeps

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Sometimes it takes a pup to remind us how to be a good person   1. This firefighter. gifbay.com 2. This dog who leaned in REALLY close to make sure she knew what her little sister was saying. imgur.com 3. This mother of the century. imbourbon.com 4. These two very hard office workers. imgur.com 5…. Read more »

October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

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Two big animal welfare organizations are encouraging people to adopt, not shop, for their next family dog with a special month-long celebration commemorating all the shelter and rescue dogs out there who are still looking for a home. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the American Humane Association (AHA)… Read more »

Dogs Who Have No Idea Where This Mess Came From

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I mean, innocent until proven guilty… right?     1. “I swear, it just EXPLODED… Reddit: KiteTales     2. “I saw nothing. I know nothing.” Reddit: tslout     3. “Psh. I have no idea who ripped up that toilet paper. I’ve been laying here with my bone this WHOLE time.” Reddit: NickVo  … Read more »

Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Pit Bulls

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The Obama administration came out against specific breed legislation, which is a triumph to many dogs and their loving owners. Here are some pictures that will make you think differently about pit bulls. Remember: “Judge the deed, not the breed!”   1. Pit bulls are stereotyped as a vicious, untrustworthy breed. Via Flickr: 81065540@N00 2…. Read more »

Reasons Why Pit Bulls Rule

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The National Pit Bull Awareness campaign is a nationwide effort to bring positive awareness and attention to the American Pit Bull Terrier and their responsible owners.  To anyone who shares their life with a “pit bull”, the national month of awareness for these misunderstood dogs is clear.  Constant negative media attention and sensationalized hype that… Read more »

Becoming a Therapy Dog

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Most people think of the work of therapy dogs as visits to a nursing home or hospital, spending time with those who need companionship or a little fun. This is the job of many therapy dogs, but they can also provide additional services. Two additional types of therapy work have been defined: animal-assisted activities and… Read more »

Teething Tips that Will Save Your Stuff

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Puppy teething can be a difficult time for both you and your puppy. However, there are certain things you can do to alleviate the issue and protect your household from puppy accident like this.   What is Puppy Teething?     Designate Teeth-Free Zones     Use Dog Chew Toys     Incorporate Healthy Eating… Read more »

2014 NAPWDA Ohio K-9 Workshop

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The North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA)  was organized on October 22, 1977. The goal of this organization is stated as, “Dedicated to assisting police work dog teams throughout the world”. The objectives are to: Unite and assist all law enforcement agencies in the training and continued improvement of all police work dogs. Establish… Read more »

Dear Jolly….From Duke

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Hi guys! My name is Duke.  I’m a 2 year old black mouth cur.  My mommy rescued me as a 6 month old puppy when I got abandoned on a back country road.  She’s awesome!  She feeds me, plays with me, and made me a really nice dog house and kennel.  But, best of all………she… Read more »

How To Teach Your Dog To Play With Toys

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Who else has been here…After picking up one of pretty much every single toy at the pet store, you get home to find that Buddy wants nothing to do with them. He gives you a blank stare, runs off  and grabs one of your shoes instead. With a little training and encouragement, your pup will… Read more »

Pet Parent of the Year Awards

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Have you entered the Modern Dog & Petplan Pet Parent of the Year Awards yet?  Click here to enter! “We are looking for great stories about foster parents, pet parents whose pet in turn saved them, touching stories of care, courage and love in times of crisis or just paying it forward and taking care… Read more »

Bath Time Is Fun Time For This Pup

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Natalie Westgate says her Border Collie and Australian Cattle mix dog named Jasper has always loved water, and in this video we see how much Jasper enjoys his time in the bathtub. CLICK HERE for an awesome bath-time toy for your pup!    

How To Celebrate National Dog Day

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National Dog Day serves to help stimulate the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day – for their law… Read more »

The Top 10 Most Headstrong Dog Breeds

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Many breeds were developed to do work that required them to act independently. Those dogs tend to be smart, but as family pets, they may need more leadership and training than others. Ultimately, though, they’re worth it. Here are 10 dog breeds that tend to have independent personalities.   #1 – Beagle Lovingly independent, the… Read more »

The Top 10 Best Guard Dog Breeds

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When it comes to protecting your home, there are several types of dogs. Some are alert barkers, meaning they will let you know anytime anything moves outside your home that is “not supposed to be there,” or when someone knocks at the door, rings your bell, etc.  Then there are guardian dogs. These breeds will… Read more »

Doggie Yogurt Pop

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED: 16 ounces plain nonfat yogurt 3/4 cup water 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules Your favorite JP treat toy (Critter, Hedge Hog, Monster)   DIRECTIONS: 1. Dissolve bouillon in water 2. In s separate bowl add desired amount of dog biscuits 3. Combine water and yogurt in blender 4. Blend thoroughly 5. Fill… Read more »

This is the Cutest Puppy You’ll Ever See!

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Shih Tzu dogs can be very friendly, smart, and outgoing, and this little puppy certainly exhibits all that behavior! Even though they can be a bit needy and even a little wild when they’re puppies, Shih Tzus are usually personable dogs that are very loyal to their owners.     CLICK HERE to find the… Read more »

30 Dogs Who Had A RUFFF Week…TGIF

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1. “I HAD ONE GOAL THIS WEEK.”  buzzfeed.com 2. “I just wanted to party.”  reddit.com 3. “What? I didn’t fall asleep on the job, I don’t know what you’re talking about.”  whenincambridge.tumblr.com 4. “I ALMOST HAD IT THIS WEEK.”  reddit.com 5. “This entire week has been one surprise hole after another.”  tumblr.forgifs.com 6. “Not even… Read more »

20 Reasons Why Animals Should Not Be Trusted

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1. Because of this dog who waited for his “friend” to tire, and then swooped in for the goods.  imgur.com 2. Because of this bird who “didn’t see” what happened. 3. And this dog that seized the moment.  animalsbeingdicks.com 4. Because of this cat, who is a food hog. 5. And this rabbit who learned… Read more »

Controlling Your Dogs Eating Behavior

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Some pets eat like they are never going to see food again, gulping it down so fast they barely have time to chew it, let alone taste it. If it seems that your dog is eating meals faster than necessary, and is behaving in an obsessive manner towards the food, there are some methods you… Read more »

Babies And Their 4 Legged Best Friends

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Is there anything cuter than these little ones and their besties?! 1.   1funny.com 2. www.vkmag.com 3. www.vkmag.com 4. www.rallhaus.com 5. newdogowners.com 6. staging_bestmomstv.whats4family.com 7. 8. www.babble.com 9. www.facebook.com 10. www.pejskoviste.cz 11. www.prudentpantry.org 12. www.webpulp.org 13. 1funny.com 14. 1funny.com 15. leerburg.com   CLICK HERE to find the right toy for your dog  

31 Dogs Who Are WINNING at Life

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1. Jenny. Facebook: JennyTheStrollerPug 2. This dog who’s the champion of the dogs for the day. reddit.com 3. This dog who is miraculously pulling off a Hawaiian shirt. reddit.com 4. This dog who doesn’t have any time for lifting anything. digitalhoneypot.tumblr.com 5. I mean… imgur.com 6. This lady who sees a challenge, accepts, and conquers… Read more »

30 Dogs You Wish You Knew

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1. This dog who shares your feelings for pizza:  imgur.com 2. This dog that just triumphantly peed at the dog park: reddit.com 3. This dog who can’t EVEN handle this butterfly: bonerdik.tumblr.com 4. This dog who will sleep through the rain just to make sure you have a dry spot: reddit.com 5. This dog who… Read more »

OMG! Dog Takes Puppy on an Epic Adventure

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Maymo the lemon beagle dog takes his cute puppy sister Penny on an epic trip in a shopping cart. These cuties  travel across various landscapes and terrains until they end up at their favorite summer vacation spot CLICK HERE to find the right toy for your dog

Dear Jolly….From Elizabeth – Casper, WY

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Hi there, I just wanted to share how much my sister’s little corgi, Chesney, loves her Jolly ball! It is nearly as big as her, yet she will drag it around and chase it down all day! Thank you for making such a fantastic product! Have a great day! Elizabeth Heerdt       We… Read more »

8 Dogs who are Coo-Coo for their balls :)

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1.  These are MINE and I will NOT share Source 2.  Hoard much? Source 3.  He bends metal for his ball! Source 4.  That’s just not right lol Source 5.  Got air?! Source 6.  This must be what Heaven is like Source 7.  Imma get you! Source 8.  I almost got it! Source

Dear Jolly….From Kate – Philadelphia, PA

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        We often receive letters & emails from dog parents telling us how much their dog loves our toys.  These letters are the highlight of our day and we hope they bring a little joy to yours!  If you’d like to submit a letter, please email dearjolly@jollypets.com or mail to 10008 State… Read more »