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Millie’s Paws are moving!

Millie’s Paws are moving!

It’s been so hard keeping it from you all, but we can finally reveal that Millie’s Paws are moving to bigger premises. Don’t worry though as we aren’t moving far, our new store is located right around the corner from our current one, at 9 Fraser Court.

We’ve had a fantastic 2 years in our current store, but we are excited to move to our new, bigger store to ensure we can offer our wonderful Millie’s Paws family even more. We have such great plans and we can’t wait to share it all with you soon. Along with the new store we will also be offering an even better harness fitting service with a dedicated room to ensure we keep your pooch calm during the experience, as well as a free doggy weight check which will help us to offer an even better service when it comes to harness fittings and choosing the correct food for your growing furbaby. We have so much more planned so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more amazing announcements.

We are currently still operating from the present store as we have a lot of work to do to ensure you receive the perfect Millie’s Paws experience. Don’t forget to come visit us for all your doggy needs.

 

Finding the Perfect Fitting Harness for your Dog!

Finding the Perfect Fitting Harness for your Dog!

Choosing the perfect harness for your dog can be a daunting task, but at Millie’s Paws we’re here to make it easy.

There are so many reasons why you should choose a harness over a collar, the main one being to prevent choking for your dog. If your dog is prone to pulling, then you definitely need to consider a harness. Traditional collars tend to choke when your dog pulls on it whereas a harness will distribute the weight evenly across the chest.

When buying a harness for your dog, you need to ensure it fits correctly. If you put an ill-fitting harness onto a dog, you run the risk of the animal slipping out of the harness if it’s too big. If too small, it may put pressure on the dog’s neck instead of distributing it over their chest area, ultimately resulting in injury.

 

How to find the perfect fitting harness

To ensure you get the best fitting harness you need to measure different areas of your dog.

  • Chest: Measure around the body of the dog with a tape measure. You should be starting at the bottom and widest part of the rib cage and going up and over the back, and then back down to where you started.
  • Neck: Wrap the tape around the thickest part of your dog’s neck and take that measurement. It should be the part right on top of the shoulders, not where the collar would usually be worn, which is narrower.
  • Weight: While chest and neck measurements are the most accurate ways to fit a dog, many harness companies use weight to guide sizing.

*Tip: If you’re having trouble getting your furbaby on the scale, weigh yourself first, then pick up your pooch and weigh the two of you together. The difference will be the weight of your dog.

As size guides may change from brand to brand, for virtually any harness, the sizing instructions will be situated on the back of the box or in the online product description. The size ranges will usually overlap, therefore if your dog’s measurements fit two sizes for both the neck and chest it is usually better to opt for the larger size.

 

Choosing the right harness

As well as ensuring you pick the correct fitting harness you need to make sure you pick the right type of harness, over-head or step-in.

Over-Head Harnesses

The over-head harness usually contains a variety of adjustable straps, including the ones that fit around the dog’s neck. Simply pull the harness over your dog’s head and fasten the belly straps to the shoulder straps.

 

Step-in Harnesses

As stated in the name, your dog just simply steps into this harness and straps fit around the top and bottom of the front legs. The clips are then pulled up and over the shoulders and usually fasten with a clasp.

Once the harness is on, whichever type, tighten the straps to ensure it fits snugly. To ensure the harness fits correctly it can be checked by placing two fingers between the dog and the harness. If more than two fit here, it’s too loose. If you can’t fit them, it’s too tight. This is a rule to follow on all harness types.

 

Signs of a poor fitting harness

If you’re still unsure whether your dog’s harness fits correctly there are some signs to look out for;

  • Dog can wiggle free
  • Chafing around the harness area
  • Losing fur around harness area
  • Dog strongly resisting walking
  • Back piece of harness rotating to sides

 

If you’re still unsure about measuring your dog and picking the right harness yourself, visit us in-store with your dog and our wonderful team at Millie’s Paws will be delighted to carry out the harness fitting for you.

Millie’s Paws Show Schedule

Millie’s Paws Show Schedule

At Millie’s Paws we are always out and about attending shows, to ensure you never miss a show we have put together our schedule from now until September. Come visit us for all your Millie’s Paws goodies.

July

  • Saturday 14thof July – Echt Show
  • Saturday 21st& Sunday 22nd of July – New Deer Show

August

  • Saturday 4th August – ASCO Family Fun Day
  • Sunday 12th& Monday 13th of August – Keith Show

September

  • Saturday 8th& Sunday 9th of September – Milton of Crathes Flyball Event
  • Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd& Monday 24th of September – PATS Telford (trade show)
Best Pet Care Business at Scotland’s Business Awards

Best Pet Care Business at Scotland’s Business Awards

Here at Millie’s Paws HQ we are extremely proud and grateful to all our loyal customers for voting and helping us to win the award for Best Pet Care Business in Scotland.

With so many great businesses in this category we couldn’t be happier to have won. We are still in shock and trying to process everything, we really didn’t think our little store in Rothienorman could get this far in such a short period of time. We couldn’t have achieved what we have if it wasn’t for our amazingly loyal customers; our Millie’s Paws family.

At Millie’s Paws our aim is, and will always be, for the health and wellbeing of your furry family members. We will continue to provide you with the best service and products that we can offer. We have a huge passion for animals, dogs in particular of course, and will continue to work hard for both you and your furbabies.

In just over two and a half years Millie’s Paws has come a long way with our latest adventure happening very soon. Keep your eyes peeled for our exciting announcement.

For all you amazing customers who are a little far from our store, don’t forget that our online shop is now available for both click & collect and delivery.

Woofmas 2017 Delivery and Opening Hours Information

Woofmas 2017 Delivery and Opening Hours Information

Not long now until Santa Paws arrives!! Hope you have all been good doggies this year! Please note our Woofmas final delivery dates and opening hours for the upcoming holiday period.

Woofmas 2017 Delivery Schedule:

Royal Mail Recommended Signed For Service (Parcels under 2kg)

Wednesday 20th December – 2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For®

Thursday 21st December – 1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For®

Hermes Courier (Parcels over 2kg)

Thursday 14th December

Festive Period Opening Hours and Ordering:

Open until 17:00 on 24th December, reopening at 09:00 on 27th December.

Online orders placed after 12pm 24 December – Processed on 27th December

Open until 17:00 on 31st December, reopening at 09:00 on 2nd January.

Online orders placed after 12pm 30 December – Processed on 4th January

We would like to wish all of our customers, family and friends a very Merry Woofmas and a Happy New Year.

Thank you for your support during this busy and successful year and we look forward to helping you and your furbabies in 2018.

Shop Refurbishments and New Store Unit

Shop Refurbishments and New Store Unit

Exciting times ahead for us here at Millie’s Paws.  We have managed to secure a second retail unit (46 Fraser Ct) to use for stock holding.  We are currently fitting this out since it was just a shell.

Main shop refurbishment will start on Monday 20th February which will provide us with a better layout for displaying lots more stock! Unfortunately we will be unable to take card payments during the main shop refurbishment however we can still take cash payments or you can order and collect via our website.

Here are some photos to show the progress of the stock unit.

                          

Woofmas 2016 Delivery and Opening Hours

Woofmas 2016 Delivery and Opening Hours

Not long now until Santa Paws arrives!! Hope you have all been good doggies this year! Please note our Woofmas final delivery dates and opening hours for the upcoming holiday period.

Woofmas 2016 

Delivery Schedule:

Royal Mail Recommended Signed For Service (Parcels under 2kg)

Tuesday 20th December – 2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For®

Wednesday 21st December – 1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For®

Hermes Courier (Parcels over 2kg)

Thursday 15th December

Festive Period Opening Hours and Ordering:

Open until 17:00 on 24th December, reopening at 09:00 on 27th December.

Online orders placed after 12pm 24 December – Processed on 27th December

Open until 17:00 on 31st December, reopening at 09:00 on 2nd January.

Online orders placed after 12pm 30 December – Processed on 4th January

We would like to wish all of our customers, family and friends a very Merry Woofmas and a Happy New Year.

Thank you for your support during this busy and successful first year and we look forward to helping you and your furbabies in 2017.

New Opening Hours

New Opening Hours

CUSTOMER NOTICE

From Saturday 9th July we will be open each Saturday 09:00 – 17:00 (no lunch break).

From Sunday 10th July we will be open each Sunday 11:00 – 16:00.

Ruffwear Competition

Ruffwear Competition

 

 

 

Win Ruffwear goodies worth over £60!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a chance to win a Front Range Harness (RRP £39.95) and a Flat Out Leash (RRP £29.95) as per our images above. (Note there will be 3 colours to choose from).

Simply visit our Facebook page (@milliespawsltd), find our competition post and then add a comment including a photograph of your furbaby with the Ruffwear logo and complete the sentence “My dog is my……..” explaining why you feel this way. The post with the most likes will be chosen as our winner.

Terms & Conditions Competition runs until Saturday 6th August 2015 and the winner confirmed on Sunday 7th. Entries from the UK only please (due to postage). Winner will be contacted to arrange size and colours of products required.

Farm Food Rawhide

Farm Food Rawhide

We have recently been approached by some of our customers to stock rawhide dog chews however following various reports

regarding products from China we were somewhat concerned about doing so.  Therefore we have managed to find products which are sourced and packaged in the EU from a company called Anco in Fife.  We have decided to add some information about the chews which we will be stocking.  As with any chew or treat we would strongly recommend supervision of your dog and they should be given these chews in moderation.

 Further information can be found on the product page for Farm Food Rawhide Rolls.

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