Pawsitive Tales

Sharing heartwarming tales of animals and their humans.

Rinsa, Casper and Romeo — November 18, 2022

Rinsa, Casper and Romeo

~ Rinsa, Casper and Romeo ~

Several years ago, Rinsa adopted Samoyed pup, Casper. Then, a few years later, adopted Himalayan Persian, Romeo. Since then, they have formed a unique and special bond and now share their lives with people – and animals – all over the world. 

About seven years ago, Rinsa and her partner met Casper, a beautiful Samoyed pup. They instantly fell in love with his sweet face and decided to adopt him. Four years later, they welcomed Romeo into their lives. While unsure at first whether Casper and Romeo would get on, Rinsa’s concerns about them soon melted away and she has been amazed by how close they have become. 

Having Casper and Romeo has been life changing for Rinsa. Each day, they bring her and her partner endless joy and unconditional love. They help their humans through the tough times and make the good times better. As well as this, Casper and Romeo have helped give their humans more of a sense of responsibility and encourage them to live more active lives. 

Since adopting Casper and Romeo, Rinsa has discovered a love of exploring New Zealand. Together, they find new places to enjoy and to appreciate. Not only this, but Rinsa is a talented photographer and enjoys being able to capture these moments to share with others. Closer to home, Casper and Romeo are very loved by the community. When out and about, people often go to greet them. 

Seeing the bond that Casper and Romeo have created has been so special to Rinsa. They’ve become like brothers and make their humans smile every day, no matter what. At the end of each day, they all look forward to cuddling up together on the couch. 

The bond that Rinsa, Casper and Romeo share is truly special. They have helped each other hugely and bring love and happiness into every single day. 

Summer Hound — December 8, 2021

Summer Hound

~ Summer Hound ~

In 2021, Summer Hound was launched. Summer Hound is a New Zealand based business who make and sell a range of cooling accessories for dogs. From cooling bandanas to summer bands to wrap around your dog’s neck to help them stay safe during the warmer months. 

Founder, Janina, wanted to create something for her Greyhound, Romeo. Greyhounds don’t tolerate heat very well and Romeo is no exception. He would often pant for long periods of time and when out, would find shaded spots. 

Janina hated seeing Romeo suffer every year with the heat. He has helped her through many tough times and has brought her immense happiness. She wanted to help him as a thank you for everything he has done for her. 

After a while, Janina remembers waking up one night with a business idea. That idea soon flourished. She wanted to create some products for Romeo and other dogs to stay cool in the summer. With some encouragement from her partner, Janina decided to pursue this idea and so, Summer Hound was born. 

Having only launched recently, Summer Hound already has a variety of designs and two different styles of cooling accessories. They are easy to use and help to cool your doggo – and even cats – down. Not only does Janina sell great products, but she uses her platform to educate pet parents on summer safety for animals. 

Animals can feel the heat a lot more than humans. While humans can sweat, animals’ bodies are different and express heat differently, such as panting in dogs. It can even be dangerous for some as it can lead to some serious health conditions. This is why Janina shares so much awareness around summer safety, to help others understand the dangers of summer and prepare for it and prevent any issues. 

One of Janina’s favourite things is seeing dogs wearing and using Summer Hound accessories. In New Zealand, many enjoy a summery day and being with friends – furry friends included, of course! So with these accessories, it allows pet parents to spend that time together without having to worry about the heat impacting their furbabies. 

Summer Hound is an awesome business. They create amazing products to help your canine companions, as well as spread awareness about summer safety. It is obvious how much passion Janina has for what she does and how much love goes into it. If you want some cooling accessories, then make sure you check out Summer Hound!