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Lawsuit Waylays British Actress, Lisa Vanderpump

Lawsuit Waylays British Actress, Lisa Vanderpump

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Lisa Vanderpump (Photo source: http://www.vanderpumpdogs.org)

Being sued is always a daunting wake up call. Being sued by someone you once trusted can feel like an ambush. Having just been served with one lawsuit by an animal rescue organization siting alleged physical abuse, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Lisa Vanderpump, along with her husband Ken Todd, is faced with a second lawsuit alleging fraud and breach of contract by Fifi & Romeo, a luxury pet outfitter.

The suit claims they were asked to create custom apparel for Giggy, Lisa’s Pomeranian, to wear and display at the American Humane Association’s 2012 fashion show. Fifi & Romeo expected to receive brand promotion and recognition via traditional media, social media, and print outlets in exchange for the custom outfit. Additionally, the luxury pet brand alleges that in 2015, Lisa executed a partnership agreement that involved her personally designing exclusive pet clothing with Fifi & Romeo as the manufacturer and seller of the designs under the label, ‘Fifi Romeo for Vanderpump Pets’.

According to court documents, the two parties entered into an oral agreement which was honored from May 2013 through October 2015. The company now contends the reality TV couple went back on their agreement once a written contract was signed. Their main points of contention are that Vanderpump and Todd:

  • failed to properly credit them in photos, television appearances, and other media channels
  • Intentionally misspelled the brand’s name, preventing them from receiving due recognition
  • did not share manufacturing expenses per their oral agreement

Finally, Fifi & Romeo discovered that Vanderpump and Todd have created a pet clothing line of their own, a move they believe indicates the couple had no intention of honoring their mutual agreement, but instead used their brand recognition and customer base to build a luxury pet apparel line and brand of their own.

Lisa is reportedly hurt and confused over the filing of this lawsuit and claims that she lived up to their agreement and was enjoying a healthy, mutually beneficial relationship. She also states that she has promoted the brand on her reality show, and via social media. Want to stay in the know on upcoming developments in the court process? Check back with our blog for updates.

 

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Stylish Pet Apparel That Doesn’t Break The Bank

Stylish Pet Apparel That Doesn’t Break The Bank

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Moncler x Poldo Dog Apparel

The pet fashion industry is growing by leaps and bounds. Humans love dressing their pets in apparel that’s stylish contemporary, fun and functional. Italian clothier, Moncler recently joined the pet apparel industry, by banding together with pet fashion brand, Poldo Dog Couture to make Moncler x Poldo Dog Apparel, a high-end, fashion conscious pet apparel company. Known for its high-end canine clothing, Poldo brings pet fashion, while Moncler, known for its pricey fashion apparel for men, brings luxury couture to the pet apparel market.

This new collaboration brings lavish Italian styling and striking visual appeal to pet wardrobes. Moncler x Poldo Dog Apparel’s initial collection includes knit sweaters, nylon jackets and vests. One of its featured items is their down-inspired, nylon coat. It’s a high fashion piece of pet apparel – with a high price tag to match, coming in at nearly $400. Dressing the puppy or dog you love in smart, eye-catching outerwear doesn’t have to break the bank, though, or overwhelm your budget.

DOGO Pet has a full line of affordable, well-designed, pet apparel. In fact, our Runner Coat – one of our best sellers – is designed for comfort and ease of wear. It has unbeatable features like, warm, durable, insulation, a zipper closure on top, and marl sweater trim. It’s step-in design makes is easy to put on and take off, and its 360 coverage protects your dog from snow and rain from back to underbelly. That means your dog won’t fight you to get into or out of this coat. Instead, he’ll appreciate the D-ring design that lets you easily attach a leash and the water-resistant shell that keeps him safe and dry.

The popular DOGO Pet Runner Coat comes in a variety of color options including, navy, red, black, yellow, and more. When you want the best in cold weather gear for your pooch without the nearly $400 price tag? DOGO pet offers the same quality coats at a fraction of the cost. Check out our complete collection today and dress your pet without hurting your pocket.

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Fashion or Function – Do Dogs Need Cold Weather Gear?

Fashion or Function – Do Dogs Need Cold Weather Gear?

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Dogopet Furry Runner Coat.

From sweaters to coats to vests, outerwear for dogs comes in a wide variety of options. We all know how cute dog sweaters and coats are, but are the necessary for the pet – or only for the owner? Think of it this way – just like the chilly temperatures of winter take their toll on humans, the pets we love feel the chill as well. Unless your dog is a double-coated one – like a Siberian Husky or Australian Shepherd – he’s likely to appreciate an extra layer of protection a coat or sweater has to offer, just as much as you are.

Pet outwear is particularly suitable for puppies, senior dogs, and short-haired breeds, but almost any dog can benefit from it’s added warmth. Your dog enjoys the warmth of your home and experiences the same drop in body temp when they venture outside that you do. That change in temps can make your pet hesitant to romp, play, or relieve himself outside. His natural coat may not provide all the cold weather protection he needs.

The key to finding the right sweater for your dog is knowing what to look for. Rather than choosing a bulky sweater, you’ll want to look for one that offers lightweight, comfortable, reliable warmth. Additionally, you want a sweater or coat that’s easy to put on your pet and just as easy to take off, because it won’t matter how fashionable or functional the sweater is if your dog fights you every time he needs to wear it. Finally, you want one that offers superior quality at an affordable price.

DOGO Pet’s collection of outerwear for your dog fits the bill. Our coats and sweaters also come with a leash attachment, step-in leg design, and full belly coverage that provides all around protection from rain and snow. With the right outerwear, your dog can be stylish, trendy, and fashionable while they’re also warm, safe, and protected from harsh weather.

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Christmas Sweaters Your Dog Will Love

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Dogopet Santa Sweater

 

The halls aren’t the only thing you can deck with Christmas cheer. With DOGO Pet’s line of Christmas-themed apparel, your pet can get in the holiday spirit with you. Check out these awesome ways to dress your pet for the fun and frivolity of the Christmas season.

This simple, easy-to-wear, turtleneck sweater features a pompom nose – in red, of course – on its reindeer design. Its merry and whimsical and will elicit oohs and aahs from everyone who sees it. The cozy, comfortable sweater is a holiday hit!

This adorable Christmas pullover sweater features Santa’s iconic buttons and black belt with its shiny gold buckle. It’s not only jolly and joyful, it’s functional, too, with a convenient leash hole located right around the collar.

The weather outside might be frightful, but your pup will be absolutely delightful in this fuzzy, snowman inspired sweater. Bedecked with snowflakes and a snowman patch design, its functionally adorable with a leash hole and added protection from the snow.

The step-in legs and candy cane detail on this black fleece sweater make the holiday season fun and festive for your pet. The shimmer of the classic red and white candy cane stripes add to the fun and visual appeal, while the sturdy knits keeps your fur baby warm.

‘Tis the season for family fun – and that includes the furry members of your family, too. Want your dog to get in on the magic and fun of Christmas? DOGO Pet’s Christmas-themed sweaters are just what you need. In addition to letting them join in the holiday fun, our Christmas sweaters do double duty by keeping your beloved pet warm, cozy, and comfy. You don’t have to stop at sweaters, though. You can check out our entire holiday collection of sweaters, bows, hats, and scarves.

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Does Your Dog Share Your Love of Art?

Does Your Dog Share Your Love of Art?

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Humans have a variety of tastes when it comes to the art that graces the walls of their homes and favorite museums. Some people love abstracts, some love oil paintings, some love modern art, and some love art deco. But, do the dogs you love have an understanding and appreciation of art and other beautiful things? Many people erroneously assume that because dogs see the world differently than we do, they can’t recognize or appreciate works of art.

While it’s true that dogs see the world in two dimensions and we see it in three, that doesn’t automatically exclude them from finding beauty in a variety of art forms. Similarly, while dogs do not possess the full color spectrum like people do, they do see, recognize, and understand colors like, yellows, blues, and a wide range of shades of gray. Additionally, dogs have much better peripheral vision than we do. How does all that affect the way they see art?

Dogs have been shown to react positively to photos and images of their owners. That, alone, indicates their ability to cognitively process images and react to them, so keep an open mind when it comes to exposing your favorite pooch to the world of art. Think of it this way – you probably enjoy watching your favorite television show on a wide screen, high-definition, full color TV screen. Your dog sees the exact same show on a curved screen (because of his enhanced peripheral vision) and with slightly fewer colors. Even though he might not see all the colors accurately, he still sees all the images and action.

Just like people appreciate different artworks and art forms, your dog appreciates beauty and art in slightly different ways than you. Dogs are intelligent animals. They have the ability to learn their name, respond to commands, and look totally innocent after tearing up your favorite shoes or sneaking food off your countertops. They can, in fact, see art and images, and appreciate them from their own point of view.

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Tips For Trick or Treating With Pets

Tips For Trick or Treating With Pets

If you think trick or treating with your kids is fun, wait till you trick or treat with your dog. It’s a unique, fun experience you and your pet will enjoy. Start out by getting your dog in the spirit of Halloween with his own adorable dog costume or hat. Choose from a variety of costumes and hats in all sizes like our Panda Hat or Bat Hat. Both hats are stylish, comfortable, and sure to get admiring looks along your trick or treat route.

Want a costume versus a hat? Our Dragon Sweater features scales all the way down the back and eyes on the hoodie and is so cute, you won’t be able to stop admiring your pet. Our reversible Lady Bug/Bumblebee costume does double duty by providing two costume options in one affordable dog garment. You can check out our entire Halloween collection right here.

As much fun as it is to take your pet along, it’s also important to keep your dog and all the other trick or treaters safe. These tips will help you do exactly that:

  • If you’ll be out for a long time, bring along a few doggie treats and water. Dogs – especially puppies – have short attention spans, so be prepared to take him home if he gets bored, overtired, or overanxious.

  • Don’t let your dog eat chocolate or sugar-laden treats. Instead, bring a few of their normal treats along and remind your kids not to let the dog eat their candy.

  • The rush of children in festival costumes might be too much stimulation for your pet. Keep your dog on a short leash because he may be wary of, or frightened by, unfamiliar children and well-meaning adults who might want to pet him.

  • Not all kids have a pet in their home and your dog may unintentionally scare them. A short leash will solve the problem and you may want to hang back from house doors until they’re almost clear.

Our costumes will help your dog look great, and these tips will keep your dog safe and make sure the whole family has a great Halloween.

 

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Do Big Dogs Need Clothes?

Do Big Dogs Need Clothes?

Many pet owners love to dress their precious pooches in stylish apparel. Do dogs – especially bigger dogs – really need clothes, though? Depending on the climate you live in, the answer is probably, yes. If you’ve ever seen your pet shake and shiver from the cold or situate himself in front of your fireplace or stove to get warm, you know they need protection from the weather as much as we do.

If you have a big dog with a heavy coat like an Akita, a Burmese Mountain Dog, or a Chow Chow, she might provide enough body heat to keep herself warm on short walks and during outdoor play. A big-bodied, short haired breed like a Labrador, Boxer, Bulldog, Pitbull, or Rottweiler might need a little extra padding to withstand cold temperatures and romps in the snow.

In those cases, you’ll find a sweater or coat beneficial for you and your dog. If you’re concerned about your dog being cold in the winter, we have a line of dog coats that are stylish and warm at the same time because dogs who eschew cold weather might be hesitant to venture outdoors even to relieve themselves. Check out our line of coats, sweaters, and wet weather gear available in sizes all the way up to 4XL. That means even the biggest breed of dog can find warmth and protection in our stylish clothes.

Choose a cold weather coat like our DOGO Runner Coat. It’s available in a variety of colors, patterns, and sizes. It’s fashionable and stylish, and also has an easy, step-in design so your dog won’t fight when you’re putting it on. It also zips easily across the top and completely covers your pet’s belly to protect it from snow. It’s double fleece, marl sweater trim provides unbeatable warmth and protection.

Make sure you also check out our raincoats and sweaters. Your dog will love wearing our gear, you’ll appreciate how easy they are to put on and take off, and you’ll both appreciate the peace of mind you get from knowing he’s warm and protected.