Feeding your dog a high-quality well-balanced dog food is one of the best things that you, as a pet owner, can do to keep your dog healthy and nutritional needs will vary by age and breed. Dog food regulations are loose, so be careful not to fall for the marketing ploys of “all-natural” and “organic”… Read more »
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Like us, dogs love a little comfort. Therefore, when your pet gets the opportunity to hop onto your couch and snuggle up, the temptation is often too good to pass up. Let’s be clear, there is nothing wrong with you and your pet cuddling up on the couch, however, not every pet owner fancies that… Read more »
Dogs tend to take the personality and habits of their owners. If their human friend stays front of the television all day, that’s probably what they will want to do, too. However, owning a pet comes with certain responsibilities in spite of personal habits. One of those is to exercise your four-legged friend on a… Read more »
Dry skin on dogs is frustrating for dogs and owners alike. There are many potential causes for dry skin, which can make diagnosing skin conditions in dogs tricky. If dry, itchy, or flaky skin is making your dog uncomfortable, our friends over at The Absorber put together the below checklist on what you can do to keep your dog’s… Read more »
April is distracted driving awareness month and in almost every state, if your pet causes you to crash, it’s a violation covered under distracted driving laws. AAA says that driving with an unrestrained dog is equal to talking on a cell phone or texting while driving. Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April is a united… Read more »
That Dog Toys Are “One Size Fits All” Whether you have a large breed or a small dog. The wrong size dog toys could cause injury or lead to choking among other dangers. Keep in mind that if you have a puppy – you’ll need to adjust the size of his/her toys as he grows. For… Read more »
“A dog is man’s best friend” You must have heard or read that at least once in your life. The vast majority of pet parents will testify that this holds true and has basis in fact. Perhaps the best example to illustrate this would be to observe closely the relationship dogs share with kids. Your… Read more »
It can sometimes feel like you are always cleaning when you have pets in your home. The constant hoovering of fur, even emptying of litter trays is a never ending task. With this in mind we have devised some advice on how to keep house clean with pets to make it easier on you. Some… Read more »
Everyone has an animal that they treasure the most. For some it may be a cat, horse or fish, but for others it’s a dog. No matter what kind is your favorite, we can all agree that animals are the best companions! For us here at Jolly Pets, it’s dogs (duhh)! Here are the reasons why… Read more »
Valentines day is here and there is no one who loves you more than your puppy! They miss you when you’re gone, they’re always happy to see you and they would never judge the pint of Ben and Jerrys you ate by yourself! So be sure to give your pooch all the puppy love they… Read more »
From Stick Toss to Tricked Out In this day and age a pet owner can find a toy related to whatever their pups heart desires, from pop culture icons to specific scents and flavors the sky is the limit! How have our doggos come to be so spoiled with unlimited dog toy choices? How did a stick and a… Read more »
For many animal lovers, their pets are a part of the family—even like children in many instances. So it only makes perfect sense that as with any cherished family member, you would want to include your pet as a part of your wedding day. If you’re planning your wedding and want your beloved pet to… Read more »
The foundation for a healthy, active lifestyle is nutrition. Although we all want the best for our pets, there are so many options available on the market that it’s difficult for the average dog owner to figure out which dog food is the best for their pups. Below, we’ll discuss how to find the healthiest… Read more »
Now that all the paperwork is done and that adorable puppy is all yours, it is time to take up the task of being a pet parent as seriously as it is. Whether you are getting a puppy for the first time or are experienced in this task, there is one ground rule that you… Read more »
As dog parents, we all love spending time with our darling furballs. Whether your dog is a calm cuddle bug or a social party hound, there are a number of great ways to celebrate Halloween with your furry friend by your side. Dress Them Up for Halloween What better way to get your dog in… Read more »
October is Pit bull Awareness Month! Wondering what you can do to celebrate?! Jolly Pets has got you covered!! Post it! Dedicate one or all of your social media pages to positive pitty posts! Repost an informational blog or post a cutie pie pitty to your Instagram! Show your friends and followers that Pit bull’s are awesome!… Read more »
ICYMI Happy Checkers Day AKA Dogs in Politics Day! On September 23, 1952, Vice President candidate, Richard Nixon, gave a speech that was called the “Checkers Speech”. Accused of being reimbursed for his political expenses, Nixon needed to defend himself. He flew to Los Angeles and delivered a half-hour television address. It was in this speech… Read more »
What are the thoughts that come to mind when you see your dogs play with their toys? If you’re anything like the majority of people, you probably think it’s cute, adorable, or even funny. You’re probably not attributing their camera worthy behavior to a biological desire to hunt. That’s right. With as cute as your… Read more »
September is National Preparedness Month! Emergencies come in all shapes and sizes some may only require a short absence while other may result in a complete and permanent evacuation. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep your pet safe, so the best thing you can do for yourself and your pets is to… Read more »
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 »
Did you know on the fourth of July, more pets go missing than any other day of the year? Here are some tips to help keep you dog out of danger this Independence Day Weekend travel with pet? If traveling with your pet, make sure to bring vaccination records, dog license information and a photo… Read more »
Adopting an abused or neglected animal can be rewarding but it is also a huge time and patience commitment. Abused and neglected dogs may have all sorts of fears and behaviors that could take years to correct and could possibly never go away completely. It takes time to help an abused pet learn to look at… Read more »
Even though it is extremely important to prevent cruelty to animals all year long, April is a special month because it is the ASPCA’S official Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month! Every year, the ASPCA asks supporters to celebrate this month by helping raise awareness about important issues facing animals. One of the most important parts of combating… Read more »
Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated in many parts of the world, especially by Irish communities and organizations. Many people wear an item of green clothing, attend parties featuring Irish food and consume drinks that are dyed in green food color as part of this celebration. It is easy to include your Pup in all the festivities, whether it… Read more »
World Spay Day February 28th is World Spay Day, an international day of action to promote the sterilization of pets, and community cats and dogs as a way to save animals’ lives. Created as Spay Day USA by the Doris Day Animal League in 1995, World Spay Day takes place each year on the last Tuesday of… Read more »
Looking for someone to spend Valentines Day with? Well look no further! Valentines Day is a day dedicated to love and no one can show unconditional love like a dog! The connection between a dog and its owner is a two-way street, make sure to show your four legged pal lots of love this Valentines… Read more »
Every dog food is manufactured to allow your dog to live. however, some dog food makers add things to their food that may not be particularly good for your pet. Whether they are added to enhance the flavor, used as preservatives, or make the food look more appealing (for you, not for your dog), here… Read more »
Teach Your Dog to Lie down The most important thing to remember when you teach your dog to lie down is to make sure you are not forcing your dog into position. Putting your hands on him or her could cause them to become aggressive. Also, it encourages distrust and it may lead to resistance… Read more »
Teach Your Dog To Shake When you teach your dog to shake can have a bigger impact than simply learning a trick. When your dog understands how and when to sit, you help instill overall obedience, and deepen the bond between you and your dog. As a bonus knowing they have accomplished something is sure… Read more »
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 »
Teach Your Dog to Sit Teaching the sit cue is the first command many dog owners want to teach their new dog or puppy. Teaching your dog how to sit is one of the simplest behaviors you can teach, so it’s a good one to start with. You can teach your dog to sit quickly… Read more »
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The holidays are a great opportunity to have some fun with your #JollyPet. At first glance, it seems the cold weather would prohibit a lot of activities, but that’s not necessarily the case. Here are some suggestions on how to involve your dog in the holidays. Dogs make excellent companions when shopping for a natural Christmas… Read more »
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 »
Meet Mirage, Dorado, Xira, Xavier who are having a blast with their Jolly Soccer Balls!
The summer heat can be tough to bare for anyone, but especially for your dog. From the thick fur coat to the fact that their body temperature isn’t as easily regulated as ours, some pups can have a hard time staying cool. Be a great pet owner and take some simple measures to avoid overheating… Read more »
A bill that would make pet cruelty a felony — known as Goddard’s Law — passed the Ohio House and Senate. The bill is named after Cleveland’s own Dick Goddard and his effort to protect pets, the bill is sponsored by Democrat Bill Patmon and Republican David Hall. On Wednesday, House Bill 60 passed through the state… Read more »
Everyone knows that dogs love to chew (we’re sure you have some shoes that prove it!). Just like your favorite pair of shoes can be shredded by your dog’s harmless fun, so can dog toys that aren’t durable enough. It’s important that your dog has toys that can withstand even the most excited chewing,… Read more »
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year. It’s full of fun, family, and lots of great food! It’s a holiday that often leads to overindulgence and overeating, and dogs are just as guilty as people. What Thanksgiving foods are safe for your dog? Here is a list of common foods that will be around the house… Read more »
Jolly Pets is proud to announce a partnership with Project Blue Collar, an organization that spearheaded the movement to promote awareness of rescues and to help increase adoption rates. People often wear colored wristbands to identify their causes and to invite conversation, so this inspired the founders of Project Blue Collar who were searching for a novel… Read more »
With the holidays approaching, the temptation to wow somebody with the gift of a puppy is ever-present. After all, the idea of giving a dog as a gift is extremely attractive. The thought of a new puppy as a gift conjures up images of a Norman Rockwell painting, but it’s often not the reality. One of… Read more »
With the onset of a new season there are new opportunities to have fun with your #JollyPet. Here are some suggestions for fun fall activities for dogs that you will enjoy too! Outdoor Fun With the lower outside temperatures, fall is a great time to let your pooch run wild without the higher risk of… Read more »
Many pet owners suffer from seasonal allergies. Even if you don’t, you’re likely familiar with the typical symptoms: runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, wheezing, and congestion. Identifying seasonal allergies in dogs can be challenging because they are easily missed or confused with something else. Unlike human allergy symptoms, which are predominantly respiratory-based, the symptoms in dogs… Read more »
Fall has managed to sneak up on us again, so it’s time to start thinking about Halloween pet safety now that the holiday is right around the corner. We all know how adorable dogs can be in costumes, and how our four-legged friends can find the holiday just as exciting as we do. These tips will… Read more »
The big dogs aren’t as small as they believe they are
As August approaches and summer peaks, be aware that your #JollyPets needs to cool off. What better way to cool off you #JollyPets than with our Jolly Jumper? Fun, crazy, and durable, your JollyPets will be ready to cool off in the water with this floatable chew toy!
Playing with your #JollyPet has never been easier than with our Tug N’ Toss. You can fling it, throw it, swing it, or lob it with your Jolly Pet for some summer fun out in the sun.
Sometimes we have to let our #JollyPets cool off the only way we know how- in the water. And sometimes they only way to get our Jolly Pet in the water is to make sure we Tug N Toss them in. Our Tug N Toss is fun, durable, floatable, and ready for some real summer fun!
We all love our pets and treat them just like family, even buying them presents at Christmas and sometimes we dress them up for Halloween and other special occasions. So we always do our very best to keep them happy and healthy. For those of us on a budget, which is pretty much everyone nowadays,… Read more »
What’s more fun than a Romp-n-Roll? A Romp-n-Roll with friends! Not only is our #JollyToy fun, durable, and floatable, but it’s shareable! Playtime becomes more fun when you can share your Romp-n-Roll with your other #JollyPets!
Does your pooch have a birthday coming up? Show him that you care by entering him into the Jolly Pets Birthday Club! Every month, one lucky dog will receive an exclusive Jolly Pets Birthday Box, which includes a very special gift. All you have to do to enter is fill out the information here…. Read more »
Float it, stuff it, lob it, throw it- #JollyPets Teaser Ball will entertain your dog for hours. It’s tough, fun, and drives your #JollyPet crazy when you stuff treats inside. It’s even ideal for the summer heat when you throw it in the water!
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 »
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 »
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 »
Is your pet always rompin’ and rollin’ like these guys? Jolly Pets like these guys need a toy that can withstand anything anywhere. JollyPets Romp-N-Roll can survive the everyday wear and tear of active dogs- whether it be on land or in the water or some fun with friends, JollyPets Romp-N-Roll is the toy… Read more »
Romp-N-Rollin’ since they were puppies, our JollyDogs have always known that our products are super fun, super awesome, and super durable. Just like the guy above, who knows that the Romp-N-Roll is tough enough to withstand even him growing up some day.
Source – flickr Weekend travel with pet? If traveling with your pet, make sure to bring vaccination records, dog license information and a photo of the pet, Barber suggests. Owners of pets impounded in other counties or states will likely be required to show proof of Rabies vaccines and license before the dog can be… Read more »
Toys are twice as awesome, twice as fun, and twice as jolly when you can share them with friends. JollyPets Romp-N-Roll is just as durable as it is shareable!
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.
If you’re considering bringing a dog into your home, look no further than an animal shelter for your perfect companion. Even though many people have the idea that all shelter dogs were forced from their homes because of behavior problems or health issues, most dogs are brought to a shelter because of changes in… Read more »
If you’re currently living in an apartment or town-home and don’t have a lot of space, don’t you fret – there’s a dog for you! So, what makes a great indoor dog? Good training is especially important for safe and happy city living. The apartment living infographic below shows us some breeds that won’t mind living… Read more »
Has your #JollyDog been stressing out lately? Playtime too full of running, swimming, and catch? JollyPets Flathead toy is there for our Jolly Dogs in their times of need when the going gets too ruff- I mean, tough- for them to handle.
Whether our #JollyPets are rockin’ out to Journey or playing a game of catch, they are huge Jolly Football fans. Especially when they know this game could be anywhere — a backyard, pond, or even a lake.
Like the guy above, our #JollyDogs just can’t seem to get a grip on our Jolly Eggs. The fun never ends because they are constantly escaping our JollyPets’ clutches!
Our #JollyPets can’t fly, but our Jolly Flyer sure is a flight risk! Even if it does soar, it’s always ready for a good tug, pull, or chew with the most rambunctious of dogs.
Looking for some in the sun this summer with your pup? Turn the tide by trying out our Jolly Tug Alien. They aren’t only super cool and fun, but they like to play in the water as much as our JollyDogs do!
With the summer just starting, our #JollyPets have been beating the heat and cooling down in the water with their favorite toys. What better swimming companion than the Jolly Jumper? It’s tough enough, fun enough, and awesome enough to keep your dog on their paws!
In this video, we get a backstage pass into the world of military dogs and their handlers, and what difficulties they must face together. From overseas in Afghanistan to the streets of America’s biggest cities, these working dogs serve our country with all of their heart. It’s an extremely fascinating piece that covers individual… Read more »
We hear it all the time — stories about mistreated animals that can cause our blood to boil. These stories, unfortunately, are all too common. But why? Dogs are often misunderstood, which can lead to their mistreatment. We break down the top seven misunderstood dogs and why these perceptions need to be changed. Chow… Read more »
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 »
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 »
Thought you might enjoy this: Big brother, Astro showing little Derby how much fun the Jolly Egg is. The Jolly Egg is by far his favorite dog toy, if there were Jolly Egg Olympics I am sure he would get the gold Source – Catchlight Photography By Claudia CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT… Read more »
My dog LOVES his Jolly Ball and we take it on walks with us Another photo of Boozer and his big red jolly ball. Don’t tell him it’s a horse toy! Love snow! Source – Jenifer Fisher CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT BOOZER’S FAVORITE TOY! We often receive letters, emails &… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
I did not know these, how awesome! Dogs are the best! CLICK HERE TO FIND THE BEST TOY FOR YOUR DOG!
Drake is obsessed with the Jolly Egg, he has been smacking the purple one around the yard for over an hour. I cannot wait for him to swim this summer! – Beth (Canton, OH) CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE JOLLY EGG
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 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 »
Whether your trips take you on a doggie day trip or a dream vacation, here are five tips for making sure your spring adventure fetches plenty of good memories.
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 »
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#1 – Giardia Giardia is a Protozoal parasites often from contaminated drinking water. Infected dogs can serve as a source for humans, as can infected humans serve as a source for their dogs. Although very difficult to be sure that your dog never drinks from puddles that could contain the fecal matter of infected wildlife,… Read more »
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 »
#1 Labrador Retriever #2 German Shepherd #3 Golden Retriever #4 Beagle #5 Bulldog #6 Yorkshire Terrier #7 Boxer #8 Poodle #9 Rottweiler #10 Dachshund
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 »
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 »
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 »
With aisle after aisle of colorful balls, squeakers, ropes, and plush, it’s hard to figure out exactly which toys will make your dog go bonkers. But researchers at the University of Bristol’s Veterinary School seem to have figured out the formula for the perfect dog toy. The study, which is published in the distinguished animal… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »