Something For The Animal Lovers...

Asbury Park is one of the most dog-friendly communities around, with its very own dog beach, Doggie Happy Hour "Yappy Hour" at the Wonder Bar, and plenty of pet-friendly hotels. This weekend, the Asbury Park Fall Bazaar will take place in the Grand Arcade of Convention Hall, right on the bustling Asbury Park Boardwalk, where thousands of people stroll with their pets most of year (with the exception of the busy summer months, sadly!).

This year, the Asbury Park Bazaar is excited to feature several pet-friendly vendors and also participate in Clean Ocean Action's Sandy Paws Walk Fur Clean Water, a beach dog walk in Asbury Park on Saturday, September 24th.

 Spoiled Paws Bowtique features handmade detachable flowers and collars.

Spoiled Paws Bowtique features handmade detachable flowers and collars.

Spoiled Paws Bowtique handmakes adorable collars with bow ties and leashes. Owner Jill Wetzel started making collars after adopting her dog Oliver. 

"Oliver was a present for my daughter’s eighth birthday and I wanted to surprise her with him in a bow tie. Oliver was so tiny that a special collar was not available in his size. From that moment on I began making fancy collars to spoil dogs and cats of all sizes!  I named it Spoiled Paws Bowtique because I started making collars with bow ties and have since added, neck ties and flowers that can be attached to any collar."

 Spoiled Paws Bowtique accessories come in all shapes and sizes.

Spoiled Paws Bowtique accessories come in all shapes and sizes.

Jill has been hand making collar for almost 3 years now. She loves to search for new fabrics and sketch up new ideas.  

"I have always had a love for animals and now I am able to use my love of sewing to create beautiful collars for both dogs and cats. When I get new prints I can’t wait to get sewing."

 Jill's home work space for Spoiled Paws Bowtique

Jill's home work space for Spoiled Paws Bowtique

You can purchase Spoiled Paws goods on her online store spoiledpawsnj.com and ETSY shop, as well as find her at various markets in the area. 

"My favorite place to vend is definitely Asbury Park. Asbury has a wonderful community of pet lovers who live locally and vacation in town. I hope to soon be selling my collars in a store in Asbury Park."

 Spoiled Paws Bowtique selling at the Asbury Park Bazaar in Convention Hall

Spoiled Paws Bowtique selling at the Asbury Park Bazaar in Convention Hall

Be sure to stop by the Asbury Park Fall Bazaar this Saturday, September 24th to say hi to Jill and pick up a gift for your favorite furry pal!

Paws Pet Boutique, located in Sea Girt, features handmade pet accessories, as well as handmade dog and cat treats that are free of wheat, corn and soy, so that pets with food allergies can enjoy! 

Owner, Ruth Kiser, is dedicated to her vision of creating healthy all-natural dog treats through K9 Confections, which specializes in premium and all-natural dog and cat treats that contain no added salt or sugar, artificial flavorings, fillers or preservatives. 

 K9 Confections Features Healthy All-Natural Dog Treats

K9 Confections Features Healthy All-Natural Dog Treats

"K9 Confections is dedicated to offering products that nourish and enrich the lives of pets. Each treat is handcrafted, baked fresh and hand-packed."

Paws Pet Bowtique will be at the Asbury Park Fall Bazaar this Sunday, September 25th. Be sure to stop by and pick up a special treat for your pup!

 Clean Ocean Action's Sandy Paws 2015. Photo by Clean Ocean Action.

Clean Ocean Action's Sandy Paws 2015. Photo by Clean Ocean Action.

On Saturday, September 24th, join Sandy Paws "Walk Fur Clean Water" from 10 am - noon at Asbury Park Convention Hall. The event, which benefits Clean Ocean Action, will feature a beach dog walk, a costume contest, and after party at the Wonder Bar.

 Sandy Paws at Convention Hall 2015. Photo by Clean Ocean Action.

Sandy Paws at Convention Hall 2015. Photo by Clean Ocean Action.

The Asbury Park dog walk will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10am-12pm. The walk will kick off at on the North Beach at Convention Hall. Throughout the morning there will be vendors, free giveways, and live music. There will also be a pet costume contest...categories include Like Pet, Like Owner, Most Sea Worthy, Diva Dog and Most Creative. For more info, visit www.coasandypaws.org

So, be sure to head on down to Convention Hall this weekend for all the pet-friendly fun, and be sure to stop by our favorite pet-friendly vendors at the Asbury Park Bazaar to pick up a handmade and healthy gift for your pet. They deserve only the best!