St. Patrick’s Day celebrations begin tomorrow in San Francisco! Momo is declaring herself an Irish Princess for the weekend and she shares her three favorite spots in San Francisco to “Erin-go-bragh” this St. Paddy’s Day!

#1. Momo’s weekend will kick-off at the 163rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade taking place at 11:30 AM located at Second and Market Streets. She will be donning her green and looking for her lucky charm along the parade route! Once the parade concludes at Civic Center she will head over to the Irish festival to shake her shamrocks to the live music and entertainment.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

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#2. It’s time for Momo to mingle with the lads and lassies outside of the local Irish Pub, Kate O’Brien’s Irish Pub located on Howard Street. Her mouth always waters at the sight of their Irish fayre from Fish & Chips to Shepherd's Pie. As Momo give kisses to her adoring fans in hopes of getting lucky with some tasty scraps, she recommends you trade her Fuji water in for an ice cold Guinness beer!

Kate O’Brien’s Irish Pub

 
#3. Sláinte! Momo’s humans will discover a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow as they stop by The Buena Vista Café for the perfect nightcap, one of its famous Irish Coffees. Momo herself knows that she will have had a long day of green shenanigans and plans to ditch her humans in order to relax...the hardest decision she will make all day will be choosing which of her P.L.A.Y. beds she wants to sleep in :)
 
The Buena Vista Cafe
 
Don't Be Green with Envy...Momo Shares her Favorite Green Products in Celebration of St. Patrick's Day!

Momo knows that your pup will be doing its best jig over these green beds: Greenery from the Original Collection & What Dogs Dream from the Artist Collection. No dogs will be pinched, but they will be entertained by these plush toys: Peapod from the Garden Fresh Collection & Turtle from the Under the Sea Collection. Your pup will be doing its best "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" face from the comfort  of this Chill Pad

Happy St. PUGrick’s Day from Momo

 Momo the Turtle Pug

Where will you be celebrating St. Patrick's Day? Momo wants to hear from you, so leave her a comment below.

By Natalie Gomez on Mar 14, 2014 at 10:24 am 0 Comments

For many pet owners, maintaining an environmentally conscious lifestyle can be difficult. Although humans have reached the point where green solutions to common problems are aplenty, there is still a considerable amount of progress to be made in the animal kingdom.

Green Dog

Unfortunately, many pet products lack biodegradability, can be hazardous to the environment and can even degrade the health of your furry friends.  If you’re concerned with the effect that these products have on the environment, never fear, there are green solutions for pet owners everywhere.

Containment

Keeping your pets contained and safe from harm is priority number one. To the dismay of many pet lovers, runaways, thefts and other related deaths are still rampant in the animal world and claim so many lives each year. Fortunately there are ways to extend the lifespan of your pets while still preserving Mother Nature. 

  • A wireless dog fence can save you money, reduce consumption of natural resources and allow for complete control of your pet’s environment. It’s also easy to install, an excellent space saver and entirely humane.
  • Constructing a dog house or scratching post from materials around the house isn’t as difficult as some people make it out to be. It may be a bit of a weekend project, but your pets will love you for it.
  • Dogs and cats are great at entertaining themselves. Whether it’s an empty plastic bottle, or a discarded paper bag, giving them something to play with will keep them happy and loyal.

Waste

If you’re like most people, stepping in dog doo can really ruin your day. As common as it is, what most people don’t realize is its effect on the environment. Even though it’s a dirty job, cleaning up after your pet is not only a service to your community, but also a quick and easy way to upkeep environmental conditions.

  • Using environmentally sound disposable bags to clean up fecal matter reduces overall waste and prevents harmful bacteria from seeping into the Earth.
  • Most kitty litter is made from clay obtained through strip mining. You can combat this by only buying biodegradable litter made from wheat, corn, reclaimed wood or old newspapers.
  • If your pets don’t “make it to the newspaper” in time, use environmentally friendly household cleaners to assess the mess.  

Treats

It should come as no surprise that the foods you consume have a direct effect on your wellbeing. The same is true for your pets, and although it may be easy to buy the same dog food every time, paying attention to ingredients can be beneficial to your pets. You may not be able to get your cat to go vegan, but supplementing her diet with healthier options is highly recommended.

  • Introducing pumpkin into your dog’s diet through homemade treats can soothe stomach pains and ease digestion.
  • Frozen cat treats made from blended sardines and krill are a healthy snack for the hottest of summer days.
  • Before adopting a vegan diet for your dog or cat, be sure you do your research. Dogs have an easier time adjusting, but cats have been known to develop urinary tract issues when not fed adequate amounts of meat. Consult a veterinarian before making any drastic changes to what your pets eat. 

Pupsicles - Gus Sits

Ensuring the health and safety of your pets doesn’t have to be harmful to the environment. In fact, many green solutions prove more advantageous to both the wellbeing of your pets and the ground they walk on. So, next time you’re at the pet store, be conscious of your purchases and reach for a greener alternative. After all, this world is as much theirs as it is ours.

When Adam Holmes isn’t scooping poo, he’s lost in the lines of his notebook, writing about pet care. He’s had dogs and cats all his life and does his best to stay up-to-date on how to keep them healthy.
By Lauren Colman on Aug 07, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 Comments