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Here are some tell-tale signs you love your pets as much as you love any human on earth!

1. You talk to your pet like he/she is a real person.


2. Your dog goes on vacation with you.


3. Your friends are sick of hearing about how adorable they are.


4. Your throw birthday parties for your dog and his furry friends. 


5. No other dog will EVER be as cute as your dog.


6. Your pet has his own Facebook page.


7. Nicknames such as "baby", "princess", and "darling" are regularly spoken to your dog.


8. Your significant other is jealous of him/her.


9. They sleep in bed with you.


10. Your dog's wardrobe could rival your own.



Who is your favorite famous fictional dog? There are literally hundreds and hundreds to choose from, but somehow we've managed to narrow our list down to our Top 11 Paw-some Pooches. We didn't have the heart to give one dog the boot to make it an even Top 10, so we included them all! Enjoy the trip through memory lane. Some of these will take you straight back to your childhood!

1. Comet 

The friendly, lovable golden retriever from Full House stole our hearts from the beginning. Right before our eyes, we watched him grow from a puppy to a full-grown dog… right along with the Olsen twins! 


2. Lassie

Lassie was the most well-trained and loyal dog around! He was always just a whistle away for his best friend, Timmy. 


3. Snoopy

Charlie Brown's beloved sidekick is one of the most popular comic characters in the world. We find his sassy attitude to be both contagious and heartwarming as he dances his way across the page or screen. 


4. Clifford

Everyone (or at least every child) knows who the big red dog is! Clifford captures the hearts and minds of children everywhere through his popular educational books and television show. 


5. Beethoven

This cuddly St. Bernard was the perfect addition to his family. He may look huge and scary, but everyone knows St. Bernards are as huggable as they come. 


6. Benji

There is a common theme with the dogs we've chosen for our list and Benji is no exception. Since his original film in 1974, Benji was always there for anyone who needed him. 


7. Old Yeller

We can't think of Old Yeller without getting a little bit teary-eyed. The film is a Walt Disney favorite and the dog is an American staple. 


8. Astro

The family dog for the Jetsons, this futuristic great dane is always down for a good laugh session when his owner, George Jetson, gets himself in yet another unfortunate situation. 


9. Scooby Doo

Also among the most well-known cartoon dogs is Scooby Doo. Don't rely on Scooby to help you out when a ghost is around (he's a bit of a 'fraidy cat), but he'll always be there when you need a good laugh!


10. Toto

He's a tiny dog, but a big character in The Wizard of Oz. We could never forget his name with it being part of the famous line "We're not in Kansas anymore, Toto" by Dorothy. 


11. 101 Dalmatians

We're counting this spotted family as one big, happy unit. How can you choose one over the other? Nope, when you pick one, you pick them all! 



Here's a recap of what we've been up to this year… A Year in Ruffview! 

In 2013, Blue Dog Bakery donated over 1,500 cases (that's 6,000 boxes) of treats to 395 organizations throughout the US and Canada. These treats were sent to shelters, breeders, and organizations to use in fundraisers such as auctions, raffles, and even specialty shows. We have a "Say Yes" policy to all donation requests for all pet-related fundraising events. Reach out to to get your event on the schedule!

January 2013

There was not a lot to report on in the new year. Other than adorable Guinevere, our first Blue Dog of the Month in 2013, we didn't have much going on. But we had oodles of things planned for the upcoming months. Don't you worry! Read on…..



February 2013

Our Blue Dog of the Month in February was Cotton, an Albino Hound mix who is deaf and blind. He certainly deserved those treats!



March 2013

March brought some exciting new products to the light of day! New this month were our Pumpkin Treats and Assorted Paws. These two items are exclusive to pet specialty stores, so head over to your local PetSmart to pick yours up today! 

This month we also wrapped up our first year of Pet Treat Pantry, a partnership between Blue Dog Bakery, food banks across the country, and you. This program allows our consumers to register codes found on specialty marked bags of Blue Dog Bakery in order to donate a box of treats to one of five food banks. By the end of the program in March, we had donated 2.5 TONS of treats. 

March also brought us Harley, a white Engligh Bulldog, Mastiff mix.




April 2013

This month, we got our treats in one of the biggest retailers in the country - Target. Not only was this great for us, it's also great for you. While some consumers might not be near a grocery store that carries our treats, most of us are a fairly short distance away from a Target. It's now easier than ever for you to buy our treats. Just look for the giant, red bullseye!

Our Blue Dog(s) of the Month were Lance, Gabby, Owen, and Chloe, an undeniable quartet!

Also in April, Blue Dog hired a new Order Processing & Commission Analyst, Shannon Schiernbeck.


May 2013

As of May 2013, we finally (finally!) have an upgraded, revamped website and, with that came our relaunched web store! You can now purchase single boxes or full cases of each one of our products, read nutritional information, and even take advantage of some pretty amazing promotions each month. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter at the top of our shop page to be the first to hear about sales on certain items. 

Our Blue Dog of the Month in May was adorable Sammy, who was adopted from her local shelter.




June 2013

Our only news in June is Blue Dog of the Month, Stanley. This boy was a rescue dog who now loves to go hikiing in Seattle!







July 2013

InJuly, Blue Dog Bakery welcomed a new Sales & Marketing Specialist, Maleah Coats.

Our Blue Dog of the Month in July was the festive, Chance Cletus!






August 2013

Our Blue Dog of the Month in August is wate-loving, Abby. Abby was rescued when she was 1-year old.




September 2013

Blue Dog Bakery launched Pet Treat Pantry for the 2nd year in September! We're off to a good start, with 107 pounds of treats donated to food banks so far. Be sure to check out our Pet Treat Pantry page to learn more about this amazing program and how you can contribute. 

Our Blue Dog of the Month in September was sweet Toby.

We also welcomed Belen Hart, our newest Order Processing Specialist. 





October 2013

October was an exciting month, both for us and for small pet shop owners nationwide, when we launched our online wholesale shop. Independently owned pet specialty stores now have the ability to make orders directly from us at a fraction of the cost and resell the items to their own customers. The process is super simple: create a login, choose your products, and save 10% on your first order. Be sure to check out our Wholesale Shop today. 

Our Blue Dog of the Month in October was Charlie, a Rott-Hound from the sunny state of Florida!






November 2013

In November we said hello to our Blue Dog of the Month, Libby. Isn't that face too sweet??




December 2013

We ended the year with some another quartet of Blue Dogs! Sydney, Penny, Sheldyn, and Kaley ended our year on the cutest note possible!




There you have it! Our Blue Dog Year in Ruffview. Keep coming back for more in 2014 - we've got lots in store. From new products (yes!) to new Blue Dogs and more.

Happy New Year, Blue Dog Fans!