How Do Dog Tear Stain Removers Work?

by Upscale Pup on June 24, 2012

If you’ve ever had to deal with unsightly tear stains on your dog’s face, then you’ve likely wondered what you can do about those yucky brown marks to make them go away. After all, these recurring stains make your adorable dog’s face look, well, not so cuddly. You’ve heard of ways to get rid of dog tear stains, but you’re probably not quite sure they even work. After all, you’ve never been able to completely rid your poor dog of tear stains before on your own. How do dog tear stain removers work?

In order to rid your dog of tear stains, you need to know what causes tear stains to begin with. Believe it or not, those dark brown, yucky stains are not just true tears, but an actual bacterial infection. The bacteria present in the tear ducts and eye area of your small dog creates that staining liquid that becomes a near daily annoyance for you and irritation for your dog. In order to truly rid your dog of tear stains, you need to use products that are actually designed to kill the bacteria and keep it from coming back, while keeping your dog’s face and eyes protected at the same time. Tear stain removers are designed to both rid your dog of tear stains while killing the bacteria at the same time.

So, how do dog tear stain removers work? They work by drying out the affected areas, removing the stains themselves, and providing an antibacterial solution to kill the bacteria and keep it from coming back. Most often provided in a kit, tear stain removers will both kill the bacteria that causes the dark stains and remove the stains at the same time. Even the lightest of dog breeds will benefit from tear stain removers to both relieve their symptoms and in creating a more attractive appearance.

There are several different types of dog tear stain removers on the market, so choose wisely. Your best option is typically to go for a tear stain solution that is safe to use on sensitive skin and puppies. This is a great way to rid your dog of unsightly tear stains, and most dog tear stain remover kits contain a solution, application powder, a jar of soft pads for cleaning, and a stylish bag to carry all the contents in for easy traveling and daily application. You’re best friend will surely thank you for it.


Gourmet Dog Treats

by Upscale Pup on June 18, 2012

TrufflesEveryone loves dog treats. We may not all like to eat them, but we like to shop for them, peruse the varieties, and finally watch the glee with which our dogs beg for them. However, when in the market for dog treats, there are dog treats and there are gourmet dog treats. The society hound is only going to dine on gourmet treats, nothing over the counter will do. Luckily for dog owners and breeders, gourmet dog treats are available for the pampered pooch.

When shopping for dog treats, whether it be gourmet or regular, there are two considerations. First we need to select treats which are healthy and which our dogs will eat. Second, we need to find a way to store the treats. No one wants to see the dog treats sitting in the middle of the kitchen table or next to the coffee maker in the bag they came in.

Let’s start with the obvious, the treat itself. Nothing is more entertaining than seeing a tea cup poodle with a big bone. Why not make it a gourmet rawhide dog bone? These dog bones are six inches in length and made of 100% Natural Beefhide. When you purchase gourmet dog bones, they last five times longer than the grocery store variety. Maybe your Great Dane has a sweet tooth just like his owner. Who could not resist a gourmet dog truffle or a treat made with peanut butter? After all, is not everything better with peanut butter on it? Your companion is about to have a birthday; along with the gifts should he not get a cake? Personalized cakes are available for the doggie birthday party for up to two guests. Of course, you can choose the frosting color and pick the inscription.

Finding the right container for dog treats is as important as finding the right canister set for the kitchen. The container needs to be secure, durable, and aesthetically pleasing. Depending upon your décor, a stoneware jar might be the right choice. These jars are not dishwasher safe, but are FDA compliant. If cylindrical stoneware is not appropriate, possibly a 6”x6” square container will fit your uptown style. These containers have a coordinating bowl for those needing all dog accessories to match.

No matter what gourmet treats your dog craves, they can be found and shipped directly to your dog house. Whether it is a Christmas stocking filled with treats or frozen treats, the options are endless. There are gourmet treats to satisfy the pickiest of canine palates.


Oscar Newman, offers the best of the best

by Upscale Pup on June 8, 2012

With summer here, it is so much fun to dress up my pups in some of the most beautiful dog outfits available, the Oscar Newman selections! My 3.5 pound Yorkie is a picture of “adorable” in the Prima Ballerina Oscar Newman Hand Smocked Dog Dress . Its exquisite smocking offers total glamor and is a real head turner. prima-ballerina-oscar-newman1 Besides that, it is comfortable for the pups to wear. Rather elegant, not for the every day outing.
The Craving Cotton Candy is a more “everyday” outfit Scarlet enjoys. It’s also comfortable and ruffles and crochet along the top. Stunning! cotton-candy2
Dressing your dog for summer can be lots of fun, look adorable and adds a spark to every outing! Whatever you choose, have fun, enjoy your furry friend and have the best summer ever!


Step ‘N Go! Is Really That Easy!

by Upscale Pup on April 12, 2011

My 3.8 pound Yorkie rules the roost, and that includes walking on a leash. She is horrible, totally. I have been a bit afraid to fight the issue, knowing the danger for a Yorkie with pressure on the throat area. Well, I found the solution. I finally decided the try the amazing Stop ‘N Go! Harness step-in-harness1that I added to my boutique last Fall. I love it, Scarlet loves it and our walks are now joyful times. It is really that simple; simply step into the harness and go for your walk. The pressure is low on the chest with no problem for the throat area whatsoever. The colors are charming…pink, black and gold/brown. The harness is adorned with a silver rhinestone paw print. Really cute.

Summer is almost here and evening walks are on the horizon. Whether you are on a beach, in the mountains or walking along a busy city street, give it try. I bet you won’t be disappointed.

Happy walking!


Labor Day With Your Dog

by Upscale Pup on August 28, 2010

Grab your bicycle, pop on your Tagalong™ Wicker Bicycle Basket and Sunshade
and get ready for a memorable Labor Day. You can get some relaxing exercise and your pooch can enjoy the fresh air and socialization as you pedal around the park, the neighborhood, or even the beach. Your little pup can be adorned in a unique dog dress like the Kara Tube Top Designer Dog Dress.
All items at are on 10% sale through Sept. 30 by using the coupon code LaborDay.
Have a happy healthy Labor Day and enjoy your family, friends and canine pal.


Dog Clothes, Dog Toys and Spring Time!

by Upscale Pup on April 29, 2010

Spring is the perfect time to gather some of your favorite things and head out to the park. Before you go, make sure your pooch is ready to accompany you on the adventure. Spring dog clothes have such variety and style, from a Bling Bling Sparkle Tee to a Watermelon Hand-Smocked Sun Dress or a Betty Boop Marilyn Style Denim Dress, the fashions are waiting. Pick out your favorite fashion and dress up your darling.

Meanwhile, don’t forget the dog toys! Your pooch will have such fun chasing a tennis ball (and maybe even bringing it back to you!), tugging a Pastel Rope
Bone Toy
or racing you to be the first to get a Forget-Me-Knot Rope Toy. It’s such a memorable time together and will give you both great exercise.

When it’s time to settle down for some chow, your dog, after the play time, will be ready for some relaxation. Both of you can enjoy a hearty lunch and maybe even a sun-drenched nap!

Wherever you go, or whatever you decide to do, be sure you take time to “Seize the Moment” and what fun to seize it with your favorite pet!

Upscale Pup carries some of the most gorgeous hand smocked dog dresses I have ever seen.  For those of you unfamiliar with the art of hand smocking, it is an old needle art sewing craft that creates a treasured heirloom keepsake garment.  It takes time, patience, know-how, and lots of practice to create one of these elegant designs, which is why it is considered to be an heirloom treasure, once complete. mariposadress

The Mariposa Hand Smocked Dress is truly special, as the hand smocking detail also features beautiful embroidery, sequins, and beading.  I love this dress so much that my little Maltese, Daisy, wore the pink version of this dress at our church wedding.  She looked so exquisite that she almost stole the show from the bride (she was our tiny ring bearer)! The pink of the Mariposa Dress matched the delicate pink colors of the roses in the bridal bouquet and were absolutely beautiful together. 

Speaking of weddings, the Peppermint Pixie Hand-Smocked Dress is also special enough for a wedding.  This mint-striped cotton seersucker hand-smocked dress is so luscious and luxurious; you are likely to get a toothache from how sweet it will make your pup look! The compliments will truly be overflowing when wearing this prized possession.  

The Lucy Hand Smocked Haute Couture Dress is also a real head-turner, showcasing hand-embroidered pin-tuck sparkles with hand-sewn sequins.  Plaid is always in style and this dress is no exception. 

The Duckie Hand-Smocked Bishop Dress offers a cute, whimsical touch with darling ducks embroidered into the neck area of the dress and touched off with hand-sewn sequins for extra special sparkle.  

Last and certainly not least, I must tell you about the Watermelon Hand-Smocked Sun Dress, watermelondresswhich has to be one of the most delightful designs we have seen in a long time.  This precious little number showcases hand-embroidered red watermelons with hand-sewn beaded “seeds.”  Think about how eye-catching your little pup will look when wearing this charming creation to your next party or picnic.  

The level of handwork (both time and skill) required to create each one of these special dresses is unheard of, especially in the world of canine fashion.  Because the dresses are all of limited availability, be sure to get your fur angel one before they are sold out forever.  You and all of your pup’s admirers will swoon over the unprecedented quality of this rare, yet extraordinary art of hand smocking.

Hippity Hop! The Easter Pup Is On Her Way

by Upscale Pup on March 29, 2009


This year Easter will be celebrated on Sunday, April 12, 2009. Many cities will have traditional Easter parades and this calls for dressing up both you and your furry best friend in fancy Easter attire.

Hats are always in fashion for welcoming springtime and Upscale Pup has the most darling hats for this occasion. The Pretty Pink Spring Flowers Hat and the Hand Knitted Teacup Hat are both just perfect for Easter Sunday.

The Pretty Pink Spring Flowers Hat features three festive flowers and is super soft to the touch. Your pup will love all the attention she gets when sporting this hat. The Hand Knitted Teacup Hat will fit a little toy size dog and features pale pink hand knitted top, with pretty white eyelash trim around the brim.

For photos with the Easter Bunny, you will surely need a cute bunny costume and the Pink Bunny Rabbit Dog Costume will definitely turn heads. This unbelievably adorable costume features white and baby pink colors with pink bunny ears, hoodie and the prefect pink satin bow ties around the neck. Darling little white pom-poms down the back and the sweetest little pom-pom tail. Upscale Pup is offering this costume at an unbelievably low price this season.

Be sure to hop on over to Upscale Pup and get your fur angel their cutest Easter attire ever. Oh, and please tell them that the Easter Pup sent you!

Celebrate and even save some green for St. Patrick’s Day this year with adorable, yet affordable fashions from Upscale Pup. stpatsdoggiesmall

The Lucky Girl Dress is just precious, offering a comfy tee style bodice featuring three shamrocks and declaring your pup “Lucky.”  The dress offers a beautiful finishing touch, with festive green and white polka dot ruffle trim around the hem. 

Have a boy dog, but still want to go green this St. Paddy’s Day? The Lucky Dog Tee Shirt is the perfect solution. This cool tee declares your pup “Lucky” and who wouldn’t be when wearing such a cute top?

Love to party with your Pup on St. Pat’s Day? You’ll adore the St. Patrick’s Day Irish Pooch Dog Party Collar! This charming collar features green chiffon, topped with sparkling dark green clovers for your little leprechaun pup.

Have a long-hair dog and want to top off their festive Irish look? The Marvelous Multi-Flower Sparkling Barrette in green is the perfect choice. This jeweled sparkler is a real show-stopper. 

St. Patrick’s Day will be observed this year on Tuesday, March 17, 2009. Be sure to visit Upscale Pup today for best selection. They have everything under the rainbow to pamper your pup and proclaim your Irish heritage.

ChiWOWWOW! It’s Beverly Hills Chihuahua Movie Time

by Upscale Pup on February 28, 2009


Beverly Hills Chihuahua movie on DVD will be released on March 3, 2009 and I’ve already got mine on order! 

I didn’t get a chance to see this funny little flick on the big screen (I was out of the country when the movie was playing here in Colorado), but I sure won’t miss the opportunity to own it on DVD.  

Friends and family just loved this movie and told me all about it.  Basically, it is a well-told story about discovering your family roots, relying on your true friends, showing loyalty, and helping others. Also, it teaches us that no matter what your life story looks like, there is a special place where you will be accepted and loved. 

Also, Upscale Pup carries several of the adorable dog dresses and dog shoes seen in this movie and I’m excited to pick them out on screen!  In short, I know that this movie will be a real dog treat for my whole family to treasure.