Christmas Countdown Videos

Christmas Countdown Day 9- Video- Dog Saves Christmas- Santa’s Little Helper


Here’s a cute Christmas video from BlogPaws Community member CJ and everyone’s favorite pup Jasmine!

Blog Hop Christmas Countdown

Christmas Countdown Day 8- All Pets Want for Christmas Blog Hop


Did you get all excited as a kid when the catalogs would start coming and you could make your list for Santa? I always went overboard. Hey, if you’re going to make a list it might as well have everything on it because you never know….


What if your pets made a list for Santa?


Here’s what I think my guys might add to their lists-


The Dogs- Ricochet, Havoc, Malarky and Mellie





The Cats- Omar, Bitsa, Pyro, Charm, Minuit and Poughkeepsie



The Ferrets- Amblin and Hijinx



The Rabbit- Glee



The Birds- Suerto, Roca, Eco and Kijivu



A mix of food and fun. That definitely sounds like my crew.


What would your pets put on their list?



All Pets Want for Christmas Blog Hop - 8 December
This post is part of the All Pets Want for Christmas Blog Hop sponsored by Vickie Johnstone (author of The Kiwi Series and 3 Heads and A Tail) and David M. Brown (author of Man vs. Cat).

See what other pets want for Christmas by visiting the blogs below.


Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Christmas Countdown

Christmas Countdown Day 7- Santa Paws 2 Coloring Page


Have you had a chance to sit down and watch Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups yet?  If you’re looking for something to keep the kids busy for a bit, this is a great movie to get. And once they’re done, you can print out some of these activity sheets to keep them busy.




SantaPups Activity Sheets

(These pages are pdf files. You can get the free Adobe Reader at Adobe.)


And for the pup owners- You can enter their dog dressed in their holiday finest into the Santa Paws TwitterSweepstakes for chance to win a $1000 Disney Store gift card. The Contest ends on December 10th so you have just a few days left to enter!

Christmas Countdown Pet Health

Christmas Countdown Day 6- Holiday Hazards


This time of year gets hectic and crazy with decorating, shopping, parties and family visiting. It can be easy to overlook something that might be harmful to your pet.


Here are some things to keep an eye out for:







Christmas cactus




ornament hooks

Tree – falling danger, water in tree stand

Glass ornaments

Tree lights


Liquid potpourri


Electrical cords

Snow Globes




Yeast dough

Macadamia nuts


The holidays are pretty low key around here. We don’t put many decorations up and spend Christmas day at my sister’s so there isn’t too much to watch. What holiday hazards do you have to keep out of your pet’s way?

Christmas Countdown Helping

Christmas Countdown Day 4- Tis the Season for Giving


After Hurricane Sandy many people in New Jersey and New York will be spending this holiday season cleaning up, probably spending Christmas somewhere else besides their home. Many of them have pets that they are taking care of at the same time.

Modified k9 is collecting dog and cat food, cat litter and dog toys to help those pet owners in Staten Island, NY.

You can help make someone”s holiday a little easier. To donate, you can drop them off at locations in either Scranton or the Wilkes-Barre area. (see Facebook post for locations). You can also send donations to Valley Dog. They’ll be collecting items until December 14th.

Christmas Countdown Pet Parent Upcoming Events

Christmas Countdown Day 3- You Know You’re a Pet Parent When…


Looking for where to get your pet’s picture with Santa? Here are some upcoming events in NEPA.

Luzerne County Pit Bull Owners Group- December 8th

Blue Chip Animal Refuge- December 8th

SPCA of Luzerne County- December 8 & 9 and 15 & 16

Wyoming Valley Mall- December 3, 10, 17

Griffon Pond Animal Shelter- December 8th, 15th & 16th

Check back as I’ll be adding more Pictures with Santa as I find them.

Christmas Countdown Videos

Christmas Countdown Day 2- Bugs and Bunny Rock Around The Christmas Tree


Some music to help you start getting into the holiday mood!

Blog Hop Christmas Countdown Helping

Christmas Countdown Day 1- Santa Paws Drive


As I sit here surrounded by my critters, I wonder if they know how lucky they are. Sure with my budget they won’t have piles of gifts to open, but they have a home where they are loved and they have me.

Some animals aren’t so lucky.

This Christmas many dogs and cats will wake up without a home, without a present and without someone to love them.

In 2008, someone was thinking of them. Dorian Wagner, founder of came up with the idea of doing an online toy drive to make Christmas just a little bit better for dogs and cats who have to spend their Christmas in a shelter or rescue. The Santa Paws Drive was born.

In the last 3 years Santa Paws Drive has raised over $30,000 and been able to donate toys to 18 shelters around the world. Each year they hold nominations for people to nominate their favorite shelter. 6 shelters are chosen to benefit from the drive. This year’s shelters include Bobbi and the Strays, Inc., Castaway Critters Pet Rescue, Inc., Forever Home Feline Ranch, KAR- Kyrenia Animal Rescue, the Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) of Maine, and the Foundation of Animal Protection in Füzesabony.

Helping is easy. Just visit the Santa Paws Drive webpage and you can purchase toys or donate to help them reach their goal.

Then on Christmas morning as you watch your own dog or cat enjoying their gift, you can picture the joy another pet is feeling because of your help.