Few things bring a smile to your face like dogs and flowers. Receiving flowers or just keeping them in the house regularly to enjoy always brings a smile to our faces. Dogs are our best buddies that brighten our day just by looking up at us with those adoring eyes, which never fails to make us smile. What if you could combine the two like chocolate and peanut butter? Two words: dog bouquets. Not bouquets for dogs — well, I’m sure there are dogs that receive them, but I’m talking about floral arrangements designed to look like the most adorable puppies or small dogs you’ve ever seen.
If you love dogs and flowers there is no way this won’t brighten your day. The second I saw the baskets my face lit and the corners of my mouth shot up. I found them on 1800 flowers. They’re so cute. The dogs themselves are made from bright, white, fluffy carnations, and they’re perfect for the floral design of the animal. When arranged, they really do look like adorable fluffy puppies. Some of them wear ribbons, some of them wear hats, and there’s even a halo and a graduation cap. That’s because they theme them for things like babies, holidays, parties of different sorts, get wells, and others.
There’s even an arrangement called All Dogs Go to Heaven that looks like you might either send it to a friend or loved one that’s recently lost a dog, or you could send your sweet, lovable pet off with it yourself. As pet owners continue to spend more and more on their animals, there are more and more services and goods geared toward them that you didn’t see a decade or two back. Funeral flowers for pets aren’t really or shouldn’t be surprising. It’s super smart from a marketing perspective. The same goes for wedding flower arrangements. Pet owners have been known to have lavish weddings for their dogs and cats, spending more money than some couples.
Businesses Catering to Pets
If it’s tailored to pets, somebody somewhere wants it. Pet businesses are big business now. From haute couture fashion designers like Anthony Rubio of Bandit Rubio Designs and his over the top creations; more casual “athleisure” wear by Max-Bone; designer dog tags, collars and leashes; pet furniture, bedding and housing manufacturers; regularly scheduled treat boxes tailored to your dog delivered directly to your door, doggie day camp and spa services — the list goes on and on, but you get the point. There are a lot of choices out there for discerning pets and their owners and a lot of money in all of it.
If you’re familiar with how 1800 flowers works, then you know that they basically farm out their work to florists that are in their network around the world. This means that each individual florist might not always have some of the items needed to make the floral design you’re looking for and quality may vary. I’ve dealt with them many times over the years, and so far I’ve had pretty good luck, but I’ve never ordered anything from their a-DOG-able Collection. That’s what these doggy floral designs fall under. The word play is a bit nauseating, but the cuteness of the baskets more than make up for it.