Tuesday, December 24, 2013

I want to say thank you to all of my clients who have shown how much they appreciated my business this year.  I have been supported, encouraged, and referenced by you more than I could have ever imagined.  I am truly blessed to have known and become close with you this year, and hope that I may continue to be a part of you and your pets lives.  May you all have a safe and wonderful holiday! 

Love always, 

~Amanda~

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Hi all! I hope that you have all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are getting all of your holiday shopping done.  It's been pretty busy around here lately, but I had a friend email this to me a couple days ago and wanted to share it.  Hopefully you get a good chuckle out of it!

10 Dog Breeds as I Pictured Them as a Kid


Monday, November 25, 2013

Hello all and happy Monday! I found this article last night about a new breed called a Cava-poo-chon.  Check it out to learn more! 

The World's Most Perfect Dog?

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

This story will melt your heart.  Lets hope that these two dogs find a loving home together.  

Blind Dog and His Brother Need a Home

Monday, November 4, 2013

Now that the winter weather is closing in, it's the time for couch potatoes to start practicing. And there is no one better to join you than your equally lazy pooch! Check out the article below to see the breeds that lounge the most. 

The Top 11 Couch Potato Dog Breeds

Thursday, October 31, 2013

I hope everyone is having a Happy Howl-ween! Here is another joke to go along with the celebrations of today. 

Q: What kind of dog does Frankenstein have? 

A: A Laboratory Retriever! 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Here is a joke to brighten up your Sunday afternoon. 

Q: How do a dog stop a VCR? 

A: It presses the "paws" button! 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hello all! I realize that it has been a long time since I have posted anything, and now that things have finally settled down, I hope to start blogging more regularly.  This morning, I found this article on Yahoo Shine, so pet owners, be aware of what you are feeding your pets.  

600 Pet Deaths Tied to Jerky Treats

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hello everyone, happy first day of Fall! I hope that everyone is having a nice, relaxing Sunday.  I found this article and thought I would share it.  Do any of you dog lovers have these dog breeds in your household? Click on the link and find out! 

The 3 Newest Recognized Dog Breeds

Monday, September 9, 2013

Hello pet lovers! I know it's been a few weeks since I posted anything, but as I was scanning the news today, I found this.  It's interesting, at least to me it was, so I thought it would share it. Are you in the average dog owner category? Take a look below to find out! 

Don't Let Your Dog Send You to The Poor House

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hello all, I realize it's been a while since I last posted anything. Luckily for you, I found this article a few days ago, and thought that I would share it with you.  Bravo to the police officer who did such a kind deed! 

Police Officer Hailed As A Hero

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Hello everyone! I have been meaning to post this video for a few days now, and I better do it before I forget again.  I don't know about you, but this sweet video made my day. 

Boxer Gets New Legs

Monday, August 5, 2013

Hello everyone! I know that it has been a few weeks since I posted anything but things have calmed down a bit finally.  Anyway, I found this article on Yahoo Shine and thought that, for those of you who are having problems with your pet, that it could maybe come in handy.  I have linked the article below, and hope it helps some of you out!

Surprising Fixes for 5 Common Pet Problems 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Hello everybody, I hope you are all staying cool through these nasty humid days we've had in Chicagoland lately! A good friend of mine forwarded this to me on Facebook, so I thought I would also share it with all of you.  Enjoy! 

BarkBox

Monday, July 8, 2013

Hello all! I hope you had a well deserved, long weekend.  If you happen to be surfing the net today in the office or out and about, I found this article and think that it deserves a posting about.  Let's all try to pitch in to spread the word to help these poor animals find their forever homes.  

Hoarded Dogs Await Rescue Groups

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Hello everyone, I hope that everybody's day is going well.  As I was reading the news today, I came across this article on Yahoo and thought I would share it with you all. Check it out! 

http://shine.yahoo.com/pets/study-finds-dogs-similar-children-133000267.html

Thursday, June 20, 2013

I found this cute story on yahoo today and thought it might brighten somebody's day, so read the story below if your interested. 

Cat Nurses Week Old Puppy

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Have any of you dog owners out there had this problem with your pet during bath time? My Yorkie is usually very good during his bath time, I need to not take that for granted! 

Dog Isn't Ready For Bath Time

Sunday, June 9, 2013

This story about Kabang, a hero to two young girls in the Philippines, will put a lump in your throat. Read it below: 

Kabang, The Hero Dog, Returns Home

Monday, June 3, 2013

Hello everyone, happy June! I know that it's been a while since my last post, but hopefully I can get back on track with them soon.  Anyway, I found this article on some dog breeds that have declined in popularity in the past few years.  Take a look to see if your best furry friend is among them! 

20 Dog Breeds That Have Fallen In Popularity

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Here's a joke for all of you enjoying...or not enjoying, this rainy day. 

Q: What happens when it rains cats and dogs? 

A: You can step in a poodle! 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

1300 Dogs Rescued By Police

Hello pet lovers, I hope you are all doing well on this beautiful sunny day.  I found this interesting article on PetMD today and thought that you might be intrigued.  Let's hope that these dogs get the loving homes that they deserve. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

I am happy to report that Tynee, the Rat Terrier that I was trying to find a home for, is quite cozy in his forever home! There is nothing like the feeling of knowing that you helped an animal in need find a loving home.  

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

If you haven't heard of him by now, read the article below to read about Naki'o.  Due to neglect, he lost all his paws and the tip of his tail.  But, the chance Naki'o has been given to live a full life is inspiring.   

Meet Naki'o

Monday, April 29, 2013

How many of you allow your dogs to sit on your lap and stick their heads out the window when you are out and about? Well, according to this article, it's not only a bad idea for you, but also a bad idea for the safety of your pet.  Take a look below . 

Do Your Pets Ride Loose in Your Car?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hello pet lovers, I am looking for a good home for a rat terrier, he is 4, neutered, and in good health. I'm a little desperate so please, please, PLEASE contact me if you are interested! Email is pittpattpaws@gmail.com.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Here is a joke for everyone on this gloomy Monday afternoon.

Q: What do you get if you take a large dog out for a walk?

A: A Great Dane out! 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Today's story is about a VERY lucky puppy named Banjo. This story will melt your heart, so I encourage you to read it. If you have a shelter or rescue dog, give them a big hug and an extra treat tonight. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Maybe this will brighten up somebody's Monday, because this is just plain awesome! I wish that we had something like this in the Midwest for all of the pets going to their forever homes. Check it out below to see what I'm talking about! 

Rescue Dogs Get Fast Rides to New Homes

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

How many of you pet owners out there have rescued a pet from a shelter? What kind of process did you have to go through to get your pet? It can definitely vary for pet owners, from going through an easy process, to where you felt like you were adopting a baby instead of a dog. If you are interested, take a look below at the article I have attached.

Are Rescue Groups Too Picky?

Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy April Fool's Day everyone! And in the spirit of the day, I have found a link about April Fool's Day pranks involving pets.  So take a look before going off and pulling all kinds of shenanigans of your own! 

Great April Fools Day Marketing Pranks Featuring Animals

Friday, March 29, 2013

What a beautiful day outside, I hope everyone is enjoying the great weather! Todays post is about June, an epileptic pit bull terrier mix, that resides at the Best Friend's Animal Sanctuary.  If anyone knows of a family or friend that is looking to give a pet a forever home, please read about June at the link I've posted below. 

Gentle June  

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

There are general foods and substances that pet owners know not to give their pets for the sake of their health, such as chocolate, coffee, and grapes.  But others are not well known, and can easily be accessible to our pets from handbags and drawers if we are not careful.  So take a look at the link below. 

Top 5 Pet Poisons In Your Purse

Monday, March 25, 2013

Well, hello fellow pet lovers! I apologize for the lack of posts for last week, but I'm finally back. I hope you all had a great weekend, even if the spring weather is still not here.  What is here, however, is March Madness.  And while I don't pay that much attention to basketball, plenty of people do.  So here is an article about the best NCAA mascots.  They range from dogs to rams to tigers.  

8 Best NCAA Mascots

Monday, March 18, 2013

Here is a joke for all of you who are suffering from the Monday blues.


Q:Where should you never take a dog?

A:The 'flea' market.

Friday, March 15, 2013

So I found this article a couple of days ago.  And while I maintain the position that no matter what, all dogs give unconditional love, you can't help but especially agree with #8 on the list.  Check it out below. 

8 Affectionate Dog Breeds 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Today's post is a heart warming story about Rosie, a Chihuahua that has inspired people to adopt older dogs, or dogs with special needs.  Click below to read Rosie's story.

Rosie the Chihuahua

Monday, March 11, 2013

“Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.” 

 Dean Koontz, False Memory 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

So, today's post is actually very important.  It's about pets and cancer.  If any of you have had to make the hard decision to put a pet down, you know the pain of losing a best friend.  My family and I have had two dogs that we loved very much be put down because we recognized the signs too late.  So whether your pet is sick, healthy, or just not themselves, I would still take a look at the article I have linked below.  And give your dog or cat an extra hug or treat tonight. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Hello everyone.  Now that you have all dug a way out of the snowstorm that came our way yesterday, hopefully you are letting your family pets romp in the snow for a bit and enjoy it.  I know that my two dogs are! I found this article today and thought that it might be helpful to some of you who are wondering exactly what is going on in your dogs heads. 

7 Common Dog Behavior Myths Decoded

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Here's a Sunday afternoon joke for all of you, and here's to hoping that everyone has an easy week ahead! 

Q: What did the hungry Dalmatian say after he was done eating?
A:  "That hit's the spot!" 

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Today's post is about a dog named Abayed, who has recently been given the gift of using his legs again, with the help of a walking aid.  Stories like this always warm my heart. 

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/paralyzed-dog-gets-second-chance-slideshow/?.tsrc=yahoo

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Good afternoon everyone, I hope those of you in the Midwest are staying safe by staying indoors, away from the snow.  Last night, I found this article on Yahoo News about food stamps for pets.  Even though the article mentions that this service is only available in New York, maybe this article will inspire others to help families and pets that are in need.  Take a look below!   

Sunday, February 24, 2013

I am happy to report that Otis, a Yorkie mix that my family has fostered for a little less than a week, has found his forever home! It is such a wonderful feeling knowing that he is not far away, and that his new family loves him very much already. There is nothing that compares to the feeling that you are helping an animal find a second chance.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

So, you have finished your obedience classes, your pet is acting perfectly, and you think you have no more work ahead of you? Wrong! What I've learned from my Yorkie is that you should never take good behaviors for granted.  Teddy always surprises me by doing a good behavior when I'm not expecting him to.  Also, if you want your pet to be relaxed and social, take a drive to the dog park for a little bit, or have family and friends come over to your home.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013



Hello everyone, I know that it has been a while, but I have good news! My family is fostering a new Yorkie.  His name is Otis and we have only had him for a few days.  He is definitely a people person, and is just waiting for someone to give him a loving home.  So if anyone in the Chicago land area is interested in meeting this lovable Yorkie, please contact me at pittpattpaws@gmail.com

Friday, February 15, 2013

Hello everyone.  If you have ever heard of the The Best Friends Animal Society, I highly suggest going on to the website and taking a look around.  The Best Friends Animal Society is the nations largest no kill animal sanctuary, and I had the good fortune to volunteer there for a couple days a few years ago.  The passion and dedication the volunteers and trainers have is inspiring, as they help find forever homes for the animals that reside there.  

Check it out here:  http://www.bestfriends.org



Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Westminster Kennel Club 137th Annual All Breed Dog Show is here!  This is a two day event, and the longest running sporting event in U.S. history besides the Kentucky Derby.  This year, there are two new breeds added to the mix of the competing 187 breeds.  The winning breed with be announced tonight at 8 p.m., on USA network, so tune in! From a Yahoo news article, check it out below. 

The Russell terrier, also referred to as the Jack Russell terrier, is different from the AKC and UKC Parson Russell terrier. What sets this breed apart is its physical features (such as its small size and compressible chest), which allow for underground hunting and for maneuvering around tight turns and through precarious tunnels.

The treeing Walker coonhound was also bred to track woodland animals -- treeing raccoons and opossums, in this case. With their tirelessness, top-notch sniffer, dedication to task, and treeing ability, these hounds are amazing at what they do. Not to mention that they're swift, courageous, and friendly. They also have a buglelike howl, which changes when they arrive at the tree they're seeking. Treeing Walkers are descendants of the Walker, Virginia, and English foxhounds, but they look most similar to the Walker in color and build.

See the whole article at: 
http://tv.yahoo.com/news/two-new-breeds-bring-excitement-to-the-westminster-kennel-club-s-137th-annual-dog-show-011601277.html?cache=clear

Friday, February 8, 2013

Hello fellow pet lovers! It's that time of the year again when we must be careful with ice and snow.  It is best that you salt your driveways and walkways with salt that does not hurt your pets paws, which can be found at any pet supplies store.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Found this on a website called Country Waggin' Resort and Grooming today. Anyone who has a big or over excited dog will agree! 

A Dog's Guide:

Leash: A strap that attaches to your collar, enabling you to lead your owner where you want him or her to go. Make sure that you are waiting patiently with leash in mouth when your owner comes home from work. This immediately makes your owner feel guilty and the walk is lengthened by a good 10 minutes.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Found this quote from Robert Caras today and thought it was worth posting.


“Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.” 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hello everyone and welcome to Pitter Patter Paws! We are up and live and can't wait to meet  some new friends and clients. Drive home safely today to your four legged family members, as snow flurries are forecast for the rest of the day.