Fish & Bone News

What’s Hot in Dog Sweaters

Wool dog sweaters are perfect for days when it’s not quite hot enough for full-on winter gear. In dog sweaters, the paws-down customer favorite is the Chilly Dog Cowichan Squirrel Sweater.  It’s beautifully designed in rich shades of cream, tan and chocolate wool, and the squirrels are of course pretty irresistible. Here on the coast of Maine & […]

Finding Homes for All Shelter Dogs

Boston and Portland’s own Amy Sutherland has a new book out, and if you love dogs, please buy it and read it…you will be glad you did.   In writing Rescuing ‘Penny Jane: One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs, and the Quest to Find Them All Homes, Sutherland spent a year ‘doggedly’ researching homeless animal shelters across […]

Grandma Lucy’s Affordable Freeze-dried Pet Food

Making Freeze-dried Pet Food Accessible Grandma Lucy’s makes accessibly-priced freeze-dried pet food. It costs about the same per day (about $3.50-$4.25 for an average 50lb dog) as our most popular kibble, Acana.  So should you consider switching or adding it to your food rotation?  Comparing kibble and freeze-dried foods is like comparing apples to oranges. But […]

Stockings for Shelter Animals

Want to bring purrs & woofs of joy to our local shelter animals? Team up with us & together we’ll deliver 90 Christmas stockings stuffed with toys, treats & chews to our local shelter kitties & pups.  For just $5, you can donate a stuffed kitty stocking, and for $10, you can donate a stuffed stocking for […]

RED Saturday Dec. 12/12 for Animals in Need

Black Friday is a kind of empty-feeling holiday for us.  We get the idea as retailers, but our inspiration to become a business was out of a desire to have an impact on animals & our communities.  So this year, as a response, we are throwing a RED Saturday on Dec. 12, when 20% of all […]

Merry Madness: Portland & Now Boston

Portland’s been lubricating the local small business Christmas shopping experience for 13 years with Merry Madness, the one-night-a-year mass shopping and sipping party that keeps the shops open & serving tastes of wine or cocoa till 10pm.  It’s a great idea that for some indiscernible reason the Newbury Street League has passed on, but it’s a natural […]

Bravo Issues Recall on Specific Batches of Frozen Raw Diets

Bravo issued a voluntary recall today for select lots of their Frozen Raw Diets due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, a strain of bacteria that can cause very serious illness in young children, elderly and others with weakened immune systems.  It is however rarely harmful to animals.  For full details, including batch dates and Consumer Return Form, […]

“My Dog (or Cat) Eats Better Than I Do”

We hear that all the time.  It’s not so far-fetched.  Especially if you feed a home-prepared or commercial raw diet, or a commercial freezed-dried or dehydrated diet, or canned supplemented with fresh vegetables. So how good is top-shelf, premium, all-natural, human grade ‘people food for pets’ anyway?  Is it as good as it looks?  And […]