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Rogz – the cool and hip lifestyle brand for pets

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

With summer spreading its lovely warmth everywhere there’s a very strong urge to get out and about with your pet and enjoy the outdoors.

One of the brands we sell bases its entire personality around that urge. And the Rogz brand of collars, leads, toys, ID tags and bowls are walking out the door so fast, you’d think they had legs!

Their popularity is, according to the two South Africans who started the business 7 years ago, a lot to do with the brand’s personality. They based it on their own lifestyle – surfing, outdoors, sport and fun – and it struck a chord.

All their products boast few frills, no fuss, great looks and great quality. Check out their Utility range of collars, leads and harnesses and you’ll see exactly what Rogz is all about. Funky colours and reflective webbing (for the outdoors) is the mainstay of this range.

Rogz Utility collar in turquoise

Originally making surf-style sunglass cords and watch straps, Paul Fuller and Irene Raubenheimer started making pet accessories under the Rogz name when they saw an opportunity to create hip looking pet gear with personality. They also thought it offered an opportunity to kick back and enjoy more time surfing but its worldwide popularity has probably put an end to that!!

They’ve just launched a new range of gorgeous ‘Luna‘ bowls which are also proving very popular. Available in 5 different colours and 3 sizes, they start at $18.95.

Rogz 'Luna' bowl in orange

It’s a great story and one that’s sure to continue along its active, hip way for a long time to come. To check out the entire Rogz range available at Pookinuk, click here.

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Just in: NEW Catit toys will delight!

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Cat senses are unique; they see and hear sights and sounds that we can’t begin to understand and with their sense of taste, touch and smell they experience the world in ways we can only imagine!

Toys for cats are therefore designed to challenge a cat’s senses – keep them entertained, active and amused until they’re utterly exhausted!

This new range we’ve just added will do just that. It’s called the Catit Design Senses range and there’s 7 different toys to choose from.

Catit Play Circuit

The Play Circuit features include:
- Peek-a-boo track design allows cats to see, chase and swat the ball
- Swirl patterned ball’s special colour combination specifically designed to catch and attract cat’s attention
- Multiple layout possibilities to change the circuit around.

The rest of the range includes the Catit Design Senses Massage Centre, Scratch Pad Centre, Speed Circuit, Food Maze, Comfort Zone and Super Roller Circuit to entertain your cat.

Catit Scratch Pad

Starting at $24.95, we’re pretty confident your cat will love these Catit Design Senses toys.

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Never run out of pet food again!

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Sound the trumpets and fanfare! With much excitement, we are pleased to announce the launch of our Auto Delivery service which we hope will make your life a little easier because it means you will never run out of pet food again!

Take the hassle out of remembering to order the dog’s food. Take the hassle out of driving to the pet shop. Take the hassle out of lugging the pet food to and from the car.

 

With our Auto Delivery service, you choose how often you need a replenishment of your pet’s food, healthcare, kitty litter or any pet stuff and we’ll make sure it’s delivered to your door SO YOU ARE NEVER CAUGHT OUT EVER AGAIN!

Here’s some more reasons why our Auto Delivery service could work for you:

  • You’ll save up to $20 off your first order of food
  • You can change, add to or modify your order at any time
  • You stipulate the regularity of your order (eg. choose every week up to every 6 months – whatever suits you!)
  • You won’t be signing any contract so you’re free to cancel at any time
  • You will still enjoy whatever specials may apply at the time of despatch (what does that mean? Let’s say that Artemis Fresh Mix Adult is your pet food of choice and you get a 13.6kg bag delivered every 6 weeks. If your scheduled delivery occurs during a period when Artemis Fresh Mix Adult is on special, then you will automatically enjoy the special price).
  • Your pet’s food & other requirements will be delivered automatically when you need it.

It’s easy to set-up: just click on the ‘Subscription Type’ heading after you’ve added some pet food to your cart to tell us how often you want to receive a regular delivery. That’s it, you’re done! You’ll never run out of pet food again! We’ll send you an email a few days before your scheduled delivery so you can double-check you’ve got everything you need and then ….. VOILA, you and your pet will never, ever be left high & dry again!

Receive regular shipments of all your pet’s needs? You gotta love that!

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KONG’s new Wobbler hits the streets …..

Monday, November 15th, 2010

KONG’s new Wobbler has hit the streets and when it does ….. the treats go all over the place!!  If you want to keep your dog occupied when you’re not around to play, this is the toy for you…. um, I mean, your dog!

Dogs will LOVE the new Wobbler

Made from KONG’s trademark hard-wearing polymer, the Wobbler sits upright until pushed with a dog’s paw or nose, then wobbles, spins and rolls, dispensing treats through a KONG-shaped hole near the top.  Dogs quickly learn that the motion causes treats to fall out, but the unpredictable movement keepts the toy challenging. To see it in action, click here.

Fill the Wobbler with your dog’s favourite little dry biscuits and watch him or her be entertained and rewarded for hours! It’s a fantastic toy for playtime, as well as presenting a brilliant alternative to the traditional food bowl, extending the joy of meal times and preventing unhealthy gulping.

It unscrews for quick filling and easy clean-up, and safely washes up in the dishwasher (top drawer). One sizes fits all dogs!

Now at Pookinuk and priced at $39.95, the Wobbler will provide a new way to entertain and challenge your dog.

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Planet Dog toys hit Pookinuk

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

The latest toys to hit our shelves are from the fantastic Planet Dog range out of the U.S.

Makers of “the world’s best dog ball”, Planet Dog regard themselves as the industry’s leading socially responsible, values-based design house, bringing people and dogs together for fun and mutual support.  They reckon that the fire in their belly is to concept, innovate and develop premium products “made for dogs, by dog lovers”.  Pookinuk loves this! 

According to Planet Dog, their mission is to “amuse, explore, support, innovate, create, educate, celebrate and philanthropate… all in the name of the dog. We romp the romp by providing financial resources to those in need, educating consumers about canine-related issues, creating an array of non-toxic and recyclable products, and keeping the tails of our pack wagging.“  Need we say more?
 
Take these Orbee balls for instance. Rated the “World’s Best Dog Ball” by industry experts, it’s the ball that put Planet Dog on the map. It’s a durable, buoyant, bouncy non-toxic product with a minty scent that drives dogs wild!
Voted "world's best dog ball" by industry experts in the U.S.A.

Voted "world's best dog ball" by industry experts in the U.S.A.

It’s been rated 5 out of 5 chompers (for the most aggressive chewers) on Planet Dog’s Orbee-Tuff** Chew-o-meter while also being non-toxic, recyclable and rinses clean.
But that’s not their only product – check out the range we’re stocking by clicking on the following links:- squeak toys, eco-friendly hemp leads & collars and zip leads.

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Is your pet suffering back to work blues?

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

My two dogs have just spent a few weeks at my sister’s house where they had the run of the house, spent most of the day inside with her, slept on her bed, and were treated like royalty! Needless to say, they’re not treated like that at my house. With two kids, a rabbit and a husband to look after as well, the dogs live outside, sleep outside in a kennel and, well ok, they’re still treated like royalty! However, we’ve all returned from holidays to the normal routine of school and work so the dogs are trying to cope with being back at home and left alone for most of the day.

‘Where’s everybody gone?’ I can hear them woofing!  And subsequently, we’re experiencing some pet separation anxiety issues.

Jumping fences, barking, howling, chewing and uncharacteristic ‘accidents’ are all signs of what Animal Behaviourists call ‘symptoms of separation anxiety’.

Jumping the fence is what’s happening in our house. Mind you it’s only one of the dogs and he’s not fully escaping because there’s two fences between the back yard and the road. But once Crumble’s jumped the fence he’s stuck in a barren zone of no plants, no shade and no water!

What do I do about it?  According to an Australian Veterinary Association Animal Behaviourist (Dr Kersti Seksel), “the most effective way to treat the underlying anxiety is to prepare your pet for absences and think about providing stimulating activities in your absence”.  Keeping departures and arrivals more low key is another tip.

So, I’ve been stuffing kongs with delicious doggie fillings, giving him different dog chew treats (f.y.i. I’ve discovered that dried bull’s penises are a really great chew item because they thoroughly clean the teeth! Who would’ve thought?), leaving him with a variety of dog toys AND providing him with yummy shank bones. We’ve also been taking him on long walks & runs before we all leave for the day. 

It seems to be working and I guess as time passes, he’ll get used to the longer moments of being alone (even though he lives with another dog). Of course, lots of cuddles and “good dog!” pats help too!

Lou @ Pookinuk.

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Hamish McBeth range just landed at Pookinuk

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Just quickly wanted to tell all that we’re now stocking the Hamish McBeth range of accessories – jumpers, pjs, beds, toys, raincoats, shampoo & perfume, collars and leads for dogs. To see the whole range, go to our home page and key in ‘Hamish McBeth’ into the Search products window.

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