Valentine’s Day Dog Cranberry Cookies

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Well, it seemed January blew by and here now Valentine’s Day is now on our doorstep.

Why not celebrate with that special love of your life, your pup. Making your own dog treats can be fun and what could be better than knowing you are feeding them good, nutritious ingrediants.

This cookie recipe is low in fat. Cranberries are very healthy for your dog, as they are for us. Cranberries are full of vitamins, minerals, and  nutrients. They can support the pup’s immune system. Keep in mind, as with all things, to feed them to your dog in moderation.

Here is a dog tested and approved recipe for you to try.


Valentines Day Cranberry Dog Treats


1 1/2 cup Wheat Flour

1/2 cup Corn Meal ( You can also use a 1/2 cup of Wheat Flour instead)

2/3 cup Unsweetened Applesauce

1 Egg

1/4 cup Oats

1/4 cup Dried Cranberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the wheat flour, corn meal and oats together. Add the egg and applesauce and stir into the dry ingredients. Add in the dried cranberries. I rolled out the dough on a floured surface and used my heart cookie cutter, but you can use any type of cookie cutter. Place on a pan. Spray with coconut oil or another baking spray. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.


Ten Winter Tips for your Dog

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Many dogs enjoy playing in the snow and it certainly is fun watching them enjoy themselves, but wintertime brings with it certain dangers and discomforts for your dog. We have just suffered through a number of days of dangerous temperatures. Here are ten things to think about this winter, ensuring the saftey of your dog.

  1. Limit your dog’s time outside. Hypothermia and frostbite are real dangers to your dog, just as they are for you. Be aware of the signs of a cold dog, such as shivering, lifting their paws or whining. Here is a handy chart created by Tufts that can help determine if it’s too cold for your dog.
  2. Keep them warm. In winter, a jacket or coat for your dog is not just a fashion statement or trendy, but in some cases necessary for short haired dogs. A coat can keep their core temperature warm. Even a long haired dog can sometimes benefit.
  3. Be aware of your dog’s paws. Keep the fur between trimmed to prevent snow and ice build up. Be aware of cracked pads. You can use a paw salve, such as Burts Bees Paw and Nose Lotion.
  4. Chemical ice melt can burn your dog’s feet. Also salt is toxic for your dog. Be aware of what they are walking on. Wipe their paws immediately. Use a pet safe ice melter and also consider booties.
  5. Never let your dog on ice. There could be areas of thin ice and a tragic end could occur for both your dog and perhaps yourself trying to rescue your dog. Also be aware of any type of ice, as your dog could slip, fall and sustain an injury.
  6. While it’s always important to keep your senior dog on a good exercise routine, age plays a factor in how long your dog should be exposed to the cold. Those old bones and arthritis can make being outside very uncomfortable for them.
  7. Small dogs are more at risk in the cold. They are closer to the cold ground and cool down quicker.
  8. Just as you never leave your dog in the car on a hot day, never leave your dog in a cold car for any length of time. A car can act as a refrigerator in much the same way it does as an oven in the heat.
  9. Dogs are most often lost in winter. Your dog can lose the scent in the snow, especially during a snowstorm. It is best to keep your dog on leash and always have them wear some form of identification.
  10. Just remember if it is too cold for you, it’s too cold for your dog.

Gifts Ideas from Pawsmopolitan

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Great Woofs offers the convenience of dog boutique shopping at Pawsmopolitan. We feature a variety of fun and unique gift ideas for your dog.

We stock entertaining seasonal toys, such as Santa hedgehogs, cute, plush reindeers and sturdy candy canes. Pawsmopolitan, of course, also offers other options, such as Orbee-tough balls, interactive puzzle games and tug toys.

Dog treats are a must have gift item on your list. Your pup will be thanking Santa on Christmas morning to find bright, yummy Christmas cookies under the tree. Treat your dog to Bocce’s Reindeer Fuel or holiday cupcakes. We also carry a variety of high end treats and chewies from the most trusted of brands.

Friends and relations will appreciate your thoughtfulness in thinking of their canine friend, when presenting them with the perfect hostess gift, a  dog gift basket, filled with high quality items, conveniently all wrapped and ready for purchase at our store. Surprise a loved one in their stocking with a gift certificate from Pawsmopolitan.

Holiday leashes are now on sale, so can bring your pup for a visit with Santa in style.

So if you forgot to add the pooch to your holiday list, don’t despair, there’s plenty of time to stop in at Pawsmopolitan to reward your faithful four legged friend.




Welcome to GREAT WOOFS first blog!

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Welcome to GREAT WOOFS first blog! Our commitment is towards the care and well-being of your dog. Our expertly trained handlers are always on hand, supervising your dog.

Our commitment is towards the care and well being of your dog. Our expertly trained handlers are always on hand, supervising your dog. We only use pawsitive reinforcement and each dog receives individualized care. Our intake process is through, taking into account behavioral and medical issues, as well as, if any, meal re-quirements. We are dedicated in providing an eco-friendly environment, from the non toxic flooring to natural cleaners. You can always be assured your dog is treated as a member of our family.

Located in Norton MA, we offer a number of services, including daycare, overnight stays, grooming and training.

Our expertly trained handlers, include Renee, our groomer and handler, Meghan, our trainer and handler and Victoria, also a handler. Our handlers are dedicated dog lovers and carefully watch over each dog to provide a safe, fun experience, including games and participating in social skills.

Here at Great Woofs, we offer 10,000 square feet of indoor play space and 14,000 square feet of outdoor space. Our large outdoor yard is turfed and there are pools for summer fun. We offer three separate indoor play areas to accommodate different sizes and personalities. We have installed eco-friendly rubber flooring in each play area, for the comfort of your dog, reducing injuries because of its excellent traction. We use a reverse osmosis water filtration system so dogs can enjoy fresh, filtered drinking water.

During overnight stays, your dog will be supervised with a handler on the premises throughout the night. Dietary needs and special requests are taken care of. Your dog is treated like royalty, with a treat on their pillow. Their bedding is lightly misted with lavender essential oils, which is also diffused throughout the air for a calming, relaxing environment. Canine lullabies play in the background as your dog drifts off to sleep in one of our spacious suites, dreaming of all the fun they had that day and of more to come tomorrow!

All baths and grooming include a nail trim, ear cleaning, anal glands, blueberry facial scrub and brush out. We use Special FX by Envirogroom. These products are made with natural, biodegradable, non-toxic ingredients. Our Mud treatments are by Madra Mor. Madra Mór Muds are formulated using the strict Ecocert guidelines, ensuring an all-natural, eco-friendly product free of the harsh detergents.

We offer a number of training options for all ages, puppies to seniors. We offer puppy kindergarten, a basic manners class, a Canine Good Citizen prep class to prepare your dog to take the AKC CGC test, structured daycare only for our daycare dogs, and private lessons either at home or on site. On Saturdays, we offer a drop in puppy playgroup.

We encourage you to make an appointment so you and your pup can meet with us to check out our facilities. We look forward to seeing you both!