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Written by Lisa Pallardy   
Saturday, 21 July 2007 05:08

Dog birthday parties are the latest trend in pet ownership. It was recently reported that over 70,000 pets in the United States have had a birthday party thrown for them by their owners, and this “pet party trend” has taken off in other countries as well, including China, Japan, and England.

According to the American Veterinarian Medical Association, there are 73 million dogs owned in the United States, and 74% of dog owners consider their pet as a child and/or family member, so this trend of dog birthday parties is expected to grow.

ImageCentral Illinois business owner Lisa Pallardy, president of BarkTalk ( has recently created a distinctive line of pet greetings geared toward the sophisticated pet owner.  Her line of "Pet Greetings with Panache" is now being sold at upscale pet boutiques across the country. "There's no doubt our pets have become important members of the family unit," states Pallardy.  "Just look at the recent news regarding the increased interest in doggy day care centers, and the sad stories of pet custody battles among couples who are divorcing." “A dog birthday party is the ideal way to say ‘Happy Birthday’ to your four-legged best friend, and a puppy shower -- where friends and family are invited to come meet the furry new arrival and celebrate with games and "kibble" --gives everyone the opportunity to meet your new pet,” states Pallardy. “It’s a fun and unique way to celebrate your pet, and enjoy an afternoon or evening of camaraderie with your dog-loving friends.” Pallardy’s new line of fresh and sophisticated dog birthday party invitations and puppy shower invitations are the perfect way to invite the 2-legged and 4-legged guest list. Her line of “pet greetings with panache” includes dog birthday party invitations, puppy shower invitations, new puppy announcements, dog thank you cards, and holiday cards.  They are available online at, and are also being sold in upscale pet boutiques across the country.
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