One of our favorite animal advocate, friend and neighbor, Andrea Grane, is attempting to raise funds for pets in need. We will tell you all about the campaign later. In the meantime, the Jumping Bulldog has come up with an idea to support Andrea and the needy pups of Heavenly Angels Animal Rescue.

We are pleased to share with you “PRETTY for PETS”.

Our groomers make doggie accessories with materials they pay for themselves, and each dollar donated will be rewarded with a free accessory 

Check it out, and please let us know what you think about this idea.


FDA to vets: Watch out for jerky pet treats; some linked to illness, death

By CNN Staff

updated 9:53 PM EDT, Tue October 22, 2013
  • The FDA says it’s received reports of thousands of pets getting sick
  • Official: “This is one of the most elusive and mysterious outbreaks we’ve encountered”
  • The agency asks veterinarians to report illnesses tied to jerky pet treats
  • The FDA says most of the treats involved were made in China

(CNN) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a message for veterinarians and pet owners: If dogs or cats get sick after eating jerky pet treats, let us know.

The agency says it’s received reports of more than 3,600 dogs and 10 cats that got sick after eating jerky pet treats since 2007. Of those cases, the FDA says, more than 580 pets have died.

“This is one of the most elusive and mysterious outbreaks we’ve encountered,” said Bernadette Dunham, director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine.

“Most of the jerky treats implicated have been made in China,” the FDA said. Investigators have tested more than 1,200 samples but haven’t uncovered what could be causing the illnesses.

On Tuesday, the FDA issued a letter to veterinarians asking for helptracking the illnesses. The agency also released a fact sheet for pet owners warning of possible symptoms, including decreased appetite, decreased activity, vomiting, diarrhea, increased water consumption and increased urination.

“FDA recommends that pet owners whose pet becomes sick after eating jerky pet treats should hold on to any unused portion of the product in its original container for at least 60 days, in case FDA calls to request samples for testing,” the fact sheet says. “Owners should place the container inside a sealable plastic bag, if possible.”

The FDA says there isn’t a particular brand for which consumers should watch.

“The illnesses have been linked to many brands of jerky treats,” the FDA says. “The one common factor the cases share is consumption of a chicken or duck jerky treat or jerky-wrapped treat, mostly imported from China.”



NEW website launched!


The Jumping Bulldog is pleased to announce the release of its newly designed website!

The website is more engaging with its modern client-centric and eye-catching layout. The site’s homepage welcomes visitors with:

  • a truly “jumping bulldog”,
  • bold colors,
  • a modern design,
  • a section for donations to your favorite pet charities,
  • a section with feature and special sale products,
  • an integrated blog,
  • enhanced shopping capability, and
  • online appointment booking.

You will also experience improved probe search functionality, adding to the user-friendly design.

We look forward to using our blog to provide you with even more information about our latest products and tips and tricks, and on how to have happy and healthy pets.

Keeping in touch with social media, the Jumping Bulldog is embracing Facebook and Twitter as a form of communication with our customers. Join the conversation by adding us to your favorite social media network, and to stay ahead on our latest products and pet related information.

The website will be updated on a regular basis, with news of events, product launches and new content.  So, please visit often; and if you experience any problems using the new website or if you have any suggestions, please contact us at

We hope that you will enjoy browsing our new site, finding more options and information each time, and that it will be yet another way for enhancing your pet’s life.

And don’t forget, you can always book your grooming appointment online!

For the Luv’ of Pawz Charity Event @ the Jumping Bulldog

With great delay, but with no less joy, I’d like to share the PETS ALIVE “For the Luv’ of Pawz” event results.


$4,707 in cash donations and over $2000 in goods and food donations, and two dogs found loving new homes!

The organizers from PETS ALIVE have assured us that the Jumping Bulldog’s charity event on September 21, was BY FAR their most successful event this year.

Here is a huge YAY and THANK YOU to all the wonderful ladies from PETS ALIVE, for coming to Astoria, and for trusting the Jumping Bulldog with your lovable charges!!!

We must say a most heartfelt THANK YOU to all of the WONDERFUL FRIENDS, CUSTOMERS and SUPPORTERS of the Jumping Bulldog –it is amazing what our community can do when help is needed!  YOU GUYS ABSOLUTELY ROCK and I LOVE YOU ALL!!! 

Huge thanks are due also to Damian Jackson, who very generously DONATED a HOTDOG STAND, a POPCORN MAKER, a SLUSHY MACHINE, ALL the fixings AND HIS STAFF to ensure a successful event!  Damian, we are humbled by your generosity!!

Monica, our ever so patient and talented tattoo artist, who sat through countless crazy ideas and fulfilled everyone’s wishes.

And then there was Abigail Hammer, our 9–year old volunteer, who racked up a whooping $240 by yelling “a dollar for a life, please. Just one dollar!” and her 7-year old brother Dante.

We cannot forget our wonderful volunteers Gloria, Jesse, Carol, Amy, and Zoe and her two friends Brandon and Jacob, who walked our pups tirelessly throughout the day, and gave them a hefty dose of TLC –thank you so very much, guys!!

We would also like to express our thanks to our resident photographers Basia Avgostidis from “My Dog Needs a Walk”, and Patrick Barrigan, and Ian, our videographer, for sharing their time and talent with us to document the event.

And lets not forget the amazing JB staff for holding the fort all day, and for lending a hand wherever they could –you guys are the BEST ever!!

Last, but must certainly not least, thank you ever so much to my amazing and wonderfully caring friend Olga Vlachos.

Olga, your tenacity to help pets in need is inspiring, and PETS ALIVE and I are blessed to count you among our closest supporters and friends. Without you, none of this would have happened, and the entire pet population of PETS ALIVE thanks you –as do we! We love you, Olga!!!!

And all the goodies you stayed up baking for 24 hours straight weren’t bad either

With much love,

Tania & the JB Team