Rebel Blog — holidays

Valentine's Day Treats for Sweet Pups

Valentine's Day is pretty much the perfect excuse to bake heart shaped dog treats, although our pack would argue that EVERY day is a perfect excuse to bake them treats. For today we baked dozens of bite size cookies and packaged them with ribbon and a Valentine note for Diesel and Dakoda to share with their friends at play school. Cupcake supervised the baking and helped taste test the final product. She approves.

These cheesy biscuits are the perfect size cookies for dogs of all sizes, and our three dogs will tell you, they are super delicious too.

Change a Pet's Life Day: Our Story

Today is the nationally deemed Change a Pet’s Life Day. We work on a daily basis to make all dog’s lives better, that’s why we started a dog company, but we love to make a difference by changing the life of one dog at a time as well. And that is why we foster dogs. We figure, we have three dogs already, so what’s another dog (or two, or eight).

Our local animal shelter, Animal Friends of the Valleys, works with it’s foster families (that's us!) to place pets that need a little extra love and care in an actual home environment until they find permanent owners. When we heard Animal Friends needed a foster family for a momma and her seven new puppies, we took one look at that sad pile of fur and instantly agreed to take them home.

It was fairly chaotic for a couple weeks, with ten dogs under one roof, but we successfully weaned Seven from her puppies and began to socialize all those little ones until they were old enough to be adopted. Seven became a part of the family. We gave her breaks from her litter and took her on walks with the rebel pack. After a little over a month living with us all eight dogs, including momma, went to a pet adoption event where to our excitement they all found forever homes.

Helping an animal, even if it's in a seemingly small way, fills the heart with so much joy and compassion. We only wish we could take in dozens more dogs all at once. For now we feel so privileged to be able to help one (or eight) dogs at a time. Aside from fostering, we like to think we change our three dog’s lives every day by giving them the best possible dog life, but who are we kidding it’s these dogs that continually change our lives with their unconditional love. 

We’d love to hear your story, how have you changed the life of a dog?

Those Rebels are so Hollywood!


Oh those Rebel pups! We never quite know what they'll be into next. This year for Halloween they got all dressed up and hit the star studded streets of Tinsel Town for a night of rebellious fun. 

There is nothing Cupcake loves more than to be the very center of attention, so the red carpet is right up her alley. Dressed to the nines in her glamourous getup she made sure her badass bodyguards, Dakoda and Diesel, were close by at all times. And they don't seem to mind looking out for their little big sister.