Archive for 2009

New Social Networking Site for Dog Lovers!

Ever find yourself searching for a new way to meet dog lovers like yourself? Check out LoveMeLoveMyDog! Here is what they have to say about themselves…LoveMeLoveMyDog is a site dedicated and designed specifically for Dog Lovers to meet online, form friendships either local or online, find park partners, set up doggy sitter exchanges, arrange adoptions, or quite possibly find love and romance with another Dog Lover. We, as Dog Lovers, are a special breed ourselves, and we need a specific Community to gather and interact.

Dog Days of Downtown Silver Spring – Sept 13th!

Dog-Days-Flyer-Final In case the DC VegFest leaves you yearning for another day with Max & Ruffy’s folks – never fear! You can visit us at the Dog Days of Downtown Silver Spring event the very next day – that’s right, you can see us and support a great cause with all proceeds going to area animal rescues. The Dog Days of Downtown Silver Spring is a fun dog/family event with raffles, contests, giveaways, and more! There will even be rescue groups promoting dog adoptions for all of you contemplating an adddition to your life! So, come out and join us for a fun filled day…..Sunday, Sept 13th from 1pm – 5pm!

Max & Ruffy’s will be at DC VegFest

dcveg_120x160_goingIf you’re looking for something fun to do on the 12th of September – look no further! Come out to DC VegFest! Us folks from Max & Ruffy’s will be there promoting our yummy dog treats – so be sure to stop by our booth and say hey!
Here is a little info about the fest – The DC VegFest is a FREE outdoor festival celebrating the very best of everything vegetarian in and around the nation’s capital. There are so many reasons to choose a vegetarian diet—for our health, the planet, and animals—and Washington, D.C. offers so many wonderful opportunities to explore meatless cuisine. The DC VegFest has something for everyone to enjoy, so be sure to bring along your friends and family!
Hope to see you there!

Taking Action For the Animals Conference & Trade Show July 24 – 27th

We’ve registered to exhibit at TAFA 2009!
If you are attending, please stop by our booth to say hi and pick up some Max & Ruffy’s.

Max & Ruffy’s came out for DC Capital Pride June 15, 2009

Thanks again to Ballston Animal Hospital for inviting Max & Ruffy’s to give out samples of our natural organic treats for dogs during the DC Capital Pride event. The entire Max & Ruffy’s team came out for the event including our little one Augustus and our favorite DC artist, Elese Clarke (website for Elese’s art coming soon).

Here’s some highlights of the festivities.

Vegetarian Flavor Fest Saturday June 13, 2009

Roots Market invited Max & Ruffy’s to participate in the Vegetarian Flavor Fest this Saturday and we wouldn’t miss it! We’ll be enjoying the tasty vegan treats and giving out samples of tasty Max & Ruffy’s vegan dog treats! Come to the Roots Market in Olney, MD and taste the many flavors of vegetarian and vegan foods that will tantalize your palate. Learn the health and environmental benefits of vegetarian and vegan options. We’d love to see your smiling faces.

For a map & more info visit NBC Washington Around Town.

Sandy Springs Museum Strawberry Festival

Saturday June 6, 2009
The Conscious Corner was kind enough to invite us to table at the Sandy Springs Museum Strawberry Festival today.

In addition to meeting lots of great people & their companions, we also met the kind folks, and their friendly farm animals, from Star Gazing Farm. Star Gazing Farm is a small farm animal sanctuary that provides safe haven to abused, stray, and neglected farm animals. We appreciate the great work you’re doing Star Gazing Farm!

Hope you enjoy these pictures of some of the visitors at the Max & Ruffy’s table today.

  • Max & Ruffy’s fully supports the effort to help ban horse-drawn carriages in NYC!

    Raven & Crow Studio and MooShoes have teamed up with the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages in an effort to get New Yorkers involved in the proposed ban in the city. If you own a business in NYC, or know someone who does, and would like a poster or two, email Raven & Crow at

    Send out the Nematodes!

    Flea and tick season has arrived and we are once again preparing to overcome these guys with an all natural approach. Yesterday I came home to find my recent order of Beneficial Nematodes at my front door. I quickly got my Nematode soaked sponge into the fridge to await their weekend decent upon our yard. If you haven’t heard of Nematodes before, or their benefits, I strongly encourage you to read up on them. They are an inexpensive way in aiding in the natural prevention against fleas or any other “pests” that spend any part of their life cycle in the soil. All this while avoiding toxic chemicals and promoting a little cycle of life in your own backyard!
    Beth and I applied them to our yard last year and, now that the package has arrived, we are ready to do it again. Last year we went the whole season without any fleas and we avoided the dreaded monthly application of toxic chemicals on our loved companions. We’re hoping for similar success this year!

    Several rainy days later…our yard is thoroughly saturated and the nematodes have a new home in our backyard. Welcome home little todes.

    We spotted Max & Ruffy’s at….


    Conscious Corner

  • The Conscious Corner is a group of “conscious” stores, and organic market, and one awesome veg restaurant. It’s worth making an afternoon of, and while you’re out, pick up some Max & Ruffy’s at Bark!
    Bark! provides pet products that are healthy, ecologically sustainable, and socially responsible.

    All About Alice
    Alice is a cute little puggle that we met at the fundraiser for the AWLA.

    Topix Olney Events & Entertainment

    Vegan Action

    Thanks Tim for including us on DC Vegan

    Caring Consumer, a guide to kind living.

    At Vegan Dog Nutrition Association, which serves as an information resource and a community of people that share an interest in advocating for vegan diets for domestic dogs.

    PETA’s page tells the truth behind Iams pet products and list brands (such as Max & Ruffy’s) that do not test on animals!

    The Discerning Brute with pics of Enzo the super, vegan Chihuahua! thanks for listing us!

    Rosie’s Remedies . Thanks Chris for spreading the word about Max & Ruffy’s. We appreciate it.

    Virginia Green Businesses

    a.k.a. spot newsletter

    Boston Vegetarian Festival

    Washington DC Express

    ABC News Entertainment

    Lansing State Journal

    Charleston Daily Mail

    The Bulletin, Bend OR

    Lubbock online, LA

    The Salem News online

    The Oakland Press Pet Connections

    The Seattle Times LAX to LA harbor

    The Daily News


    Netscape Celebrity

    Elephant Journal