Readers, I’ve become a dog person. After waiting a year and for our home renovations to be (mostly) done, we added a bouncy, sweet black lab mix (likely nose hound!) all the way from Indiana to our family. Sadie is around two years old and zooming around our newly finished hardwood floors, jumping on and off the brand new sofa, yanking me around the neighborhood, and snuggling up to me during our evening couch time after the kiddos go to bed. She’s a work in progress, and since she is our first dog, we’re learning too.
While out for an afternoon walk (and by walk, I mean she dragged me through the neighborhood), she managed to rip off her leash on a busy street near our house. Her tags went flying, and I landed hard on the pavement. My daughter stopped – on her balance bike in the middle of the road while crossing the street – to see what happened. She froze. I screamed. The damn dog was so startled that she didn’t run, and let me push her leash back on, while an elderly woman walking by guided my three year-old and her little bike safely to the sidewalk.
At the end of the day, she’s a good dog adjusting to a new neighborhood, home, and family. She’s warming up to us as much as we’re warming up to her, and that means there will be some dog lover decor on my shopping list!
Classy Dog Lover Decor Ideas
Dog lover decor doesn’t need to be kitschy. Here are eight classy ideas for celebrating your love of canines. Scroll to the bottom for sources. Note: Some affiliate links are used, which is at no extra cost to you but will help pay my web hosting fees if you choose to shop through the links.
- These foo dog lamps would look great on a buffet table. After all, what dog doesn’t want to sneak a treat from your buffet?
- Let passersby know there’s a pooch in your house with these personalized lawn stakes.
- These dachshund bookends keep books neat, unlike the real thing which may tear your books to shreds.
- I’m a little obsessed with this dog blueprint art. It would be a fun addition to the foyer.
- Keep leashes and harnesses all together with this adorable doggie bum hook rack.
- Can’t decide which breed to get? Get this pillow and contemplate your choices.
- Perk up your kitchen counter with this adorable utensil holder.
- Don’t forget to wipe your paws on this cute doormat.
Now, I’m off for a run around the block. Too bad I’m not a runner. Please send some good wishes my way that Miss Sadie-pie will start to calm down soon!
P.S. If you are interested in bringing a Labrador retriever into your family, I highly recommend Lucky Lab Rescue and Adoption. They operate out of Indiana and Texas, and transport dogs to new, loving homes throughout the Midwest, East Coast and Mid Atlantic. I may joke about Sadie, but the foster team at LLR really did a good job screening her and ensuring that we would be a good fit. We wanted a people-loving adult dog that was already spayed, vaccinated, crate-trained, and house-trained, and that’s what we got!