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 Admin 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.


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.

valentinedogValentine’s Day is so much more special when you AND your dog are dressed the part!  Upscale Pup has the perfect dog dresses for the special furry Valentine in your life.

The Valentine Heart Frill Dress is irresistibly cute for small dogs. It comes in four different sizes and is made with quality and care. The little details really stand out – timeless red hearts with lots of frilly, girly ruffles, tiny red bow, and three cheerful red buttons at the neck.

Don’t forget your faithful little friend on Valentine’s Day. What a wonderful gift this darling dress would be for your little diva girl. Sloppy kisses of thanks are sure to come your way!  XXOOXXOO

Celebrate Mardi Gras With Your Dog!

by Admin on January 21, 2009

mardigrasdogBring on the Mardi Gras beads, parades, feathers, masks, jazz, and yummy king cake! Upscale Pup’s festive dog costumes and accessories are perfect for all of your Fat Tuesday celebrations. Be sure to boogie on over to our special Mardi Gras Dog Department and…”Les es Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!”

Mardi Gras is February 24, 2009 and you and your pup will just love partying together with these adorable outfits and collar accessories…

Mardi Gras Party Vest & Hat Costume

Capture all of the beads and doubloons when sporting this lively costume.  It even includes the funny jester hat!

Mardi Gras Jester Dress & Hat Costume

This jazzy little dress gives girl pups a fun, festive look for Mardi Gras costume parties and parades.  With this adorable Jester Dress Costume and matching hat, your dog will surely be fetching all the beads on Fat Tuesday!

Mardi Gras Hand Knitted Dog Sweater

This beautiful hand-made, limited-edition sweater features a Gold Lame Mask adorned with a stitched feather pattern in vibrant jewel tones. It’s then polished off with super sparkly gold eyelash yarn at the neck and sleeves. Your pooch will be the belle of the Mardi Gras Ball in this snazzy little number.

Mardi Gras Pooch Party Collar Mardi Gras Pooch Party Collar

Show that your pooch really has the Mardi Gras Carnival Spirit with this fun and spirited Party Collar. This quick and easy-to-wear collar accessory makes your dog instantly ready for any party! With Mardi Gras dog apparel that is this adorable, be sure to have your camera ready. Now, let the Mardi Gras Mambo begin!

Pampered Pups Should Always Dine In Style

by Admin on January 18, 2009

dogdiningpoodleUgly dog bowls and unmatched dog dishes got you down? Upscale Pup has the cutest designer dog bowls, elevated dog feeders and treat jars that will match your décor and add a touch of fun and whimsy to your dog’s meal time.

Elevated feeders help to promote healthy eating and drinking by reducing back and neck strain. They are also helpful with keeping your dog’s ears from “dunking” inside their bowls. Another health benefit of raised feeders is that they are known to help aid in proper food digestion, thereby minimizing risks of choking.

With elevated pet feeders being this stylish, you’ll never have to hide your dog’s dining area from guests!  We love the fact that Upscale Pup offers raised feeders that are the perfect match for boy dogs too, since so many of the designs available from other Boutiques are only appropriate for girl dogs! Check out some of our fashionable favorites…

Perfect for Your Upscale Boy Dog:
Gus the Stud Elevated Dog Feeder
Hunter’s Fun Paws Elevated Dog Feeder

Perfect for Your Upscale Girl Dog:
Abby My Princess Elevated Dog Feeder
Toftee’s Paws Elevated Dog Feeder

Perfect for the Upscale, Elegant Home (Gender Neutral):
Old World Antique Scroll Elevated Dog Feeder
Antique Brown Iron Fleur De Lis Elevated Dog Feeder

Upscale Pup has a dog bowl that will suit any finicky fido. We offer everything from beautiful ceramic to durable melamine, in a wonderful variety of styles and colors. Remember that dog bowls also make a wonderful gift for new pup parents.

Compliment your already adorable bowls and raised feeders with an adorable treat jar or two. Remember that your best friend wants you to have their dog treats available in multiple places inside your home! We especially love the Bark-tini Dog Treat Jar.

Surprise your dog today with stylish bowls, elevated pet feeders and treat jars from Upscale Pup. They have the cuteness and style you will love and the functionality that your pup will appreciate. Steer clear of boring dog bowls and turn your dog’s dining into a VIP (Very Important Pup) affair.

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Why I Can’t Bring Myself To See Marley & Me

by Admin on January 15, 2009

redheartI know, I know, you’re asking yourself if I were such a major dog lover, why wouldn’t I want to see a sweet tale about a beloved family dog? Well, you do have a point.  I do enjoy all things dog, but I simply can’t go see the Marley & Me movie, even though a huge part of me still wants to.

I read the book and absolutely loved it, but I must tell you that I wouldn’t read the ending. I knew what was coming, so I just stopped reading, closed the book, and put it on my bookshelf. Of course, I told everyone I know how great the book was and how you’ll laugh so hard that you should read it alone or people around you will think you’re crazy from all the giggles. I mean, this book is truly laugh-out-loud funny! Towards the end, though, you can tell what is coming and that is where I had to stop reading.

My heart for dogs and the compassion I feel for them is so strong that I simply can’t bear to see a dog suffer in any way, much less die! I know that Marley lived a wonderful life and had an awesome family who loved him dearly, but I still can’t bear it.

I guess I think about my own dogs when it comes to that sad subject of death and I just won’t face the reality of mortality. Dogs simply aren’t here on earth long enough, even if they outlive the conventional “old age” standards of a dog. I personally have three dogs and one of them (my rescued Cockapoo, Fritz) is 16 years old! Plus, I can’t just “close the book” when I’m sitting at the movies and know what is coming. I would be forced to get up and leave and that just wouldn’t feel right to me.

So, I just won’t go to see this movie and I’ll save myself a box or two (or three) of tissues. I think I would rather see the movie, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, when it comes out on DVD, since I know that it is void of a sad ending and is supposed to be more funny and cute than sorrowful in any way. 

beverlyhillschihuahuaBeverly Hills Chihuahua focuses on subjects I can relate to, such as major spoilage of your pups!  In fact, a couple of the dog clothing designers that we carry on Upscale Pup, such as Oscar Newman and Pampet are seen in the movie!  Oscar Newman is a prominent dog clothing designer that we just love!  Now, these amazing fashions are showcased in the number one Chihuahua movie in the country.

Sorry Marley, but don’t worry, ‘cause I’m still one of your greatest fans!

Mickey Rourke Proclaims His Love For The Dogs

by Admin on January 15, 2009

Who knew that such a large, tough-looking “wrestler” man would have such a dear, tender heart for his dogs and give them the ultimate “shout-out” at one of the most televised award shows in the world?   Mickey Rourke won the Golden Globe award for Best Actor this past Saturday night for his performance in the acclaimed movie, The Wrestler.

At the end of his acceptance speech he thanked all of his dogs, the ones he currently has and his dogs who have passed away and as he put it, “Because when a man’s alone,” he added, “sometimes all you got is your dog, and they meant the world to me.”  

Wow!  I’m totally impressed and now The Wrestler movie is a must-see for all us here at Upscale Pup.  Anyone who loves his dogs this much and ain’t afraid to tell the world is definitely worth seeing in our book!

dogtoysetCall me silly, but I just love a theme! I thoroughly enjoy theme parties, theme home décor, and theme celebrations! Now that I have seen these cute new theme dog toy sets, available exclusively at, I’m having trouble deciding on which ones to purchase for my own little Pup (a rescued Yorkie, named Dottie), simply ’cause we love ’em all!  These fun toy sets are ready to give as gifts to your own pup or to your favorite dog lover’s dog.  I assure you that there’s a set available that is sure to please even the most discerning toy hound.  Here’s a few ideas for the enthusiasts in your life who also adore a theme…

Do you love movies? The awesome Movie Candy Favorites Designer Toy Set includes all your cinema munching favorites. 

Does your favorite Pup love cars? The Cool Rides Designer Toy Set makes a perfect present for dogs and their parents who love super cool, exotic automobiles.

Do people say that you and your pup are techno geeks? The Techno Pup Designer Toy Set is perfect for you! Sporting all the latest gadgets, including the iPaw, iBone, and the very popular (and hard to find) Pink iPaw.

Like to live life in the fast lane? Only the coolest of pups will swoon for the Wild Side Designer Toy Set, which has an ultra hip Barkly Muttson Motorcycle, a Hard Bark Guitar, and a super fast Furrari Car Dog Toy. The only problem I have with these fabulous toy sets is that they are just like potato chips- you simply can’t settle for just one!

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