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Bad to the Bone pattern on cornflower blue (pattern will vary) - Patrick was found at the SPCA in Texas, scheduled to be euthanized. He was rescued by one of our faves and always our September giveback,House of Hope Animal Rescue based in Maryland. No one knew much about his history, but  it wasn’t great. The Byrne family knew he was a perfect fit the first time they much so, they took him home that day. Read the rest of Patrick's happy ever after in the "Meet Patrick" section below.


  • Patrick is a Black Lab who found his forever home in Wilmington, Delaware in April 2017. Patrick was found at the SPCA in Texas, scheduled to be euthanized before being rescued and landing at the House of Hope Animal Rescue based in Maryland. We don’t know much about his history, but we know it wasn’t great. The Byrne family knew he was a perfect fit the first time they met...they took him home that day. Patrick is a mellow guy – enjoying long walks around his neighborhood and relaxing in his yard. His one major passion: chewing on any bones and sticks he can sink his teeth into. At around 1o years old, Patrick’s blue and white ‘Bad to the Bone’ tie reflects his Black Lab personality and his bone and stick chewing hobby. Don’t let the tie fool you, he’s a sweetheart and steals hearts wherever he goes.

  • Bow Ties are hand-made and should not subjected to harsh pulling or other rough handling. We do not recommend daily wear. Bow Ties are for outer wear only and should not be ingested. In case of ingestion notify proper health authority as soon as possible if you suspect life threatening issues. Purchaser releases Bow Tie Atticus from any legal action and does not hold Bow Tie Atticus responsible should a bow tie become ingested. Non-toxic hot melt adhesives used and defined as not hazardous by code 29 CFR1910.1200/Conforms to ASTM D-4236-88. Bow Ties can be gently cleaned with damp cloth.Bear was one of our foster dogs in March of 2018. He was estimated to be 6 months of age and was found as a stray. Except for a child’s bite mark/scar on his ear, he was healthy. No tags, no microchip, and no owner ever came for him. We only had him for 2.5 weeks before he was adopted out. He was the hardest goodbye. It’s always bittersweet when our fosters get adopted out, however, Bear’s departure was a bit more dramatic. He was being transported to Las Vegas, a 4hr trip from us. The experienced transport volunteer had the hardest time getting Bear to leave. He didn’t want to leave our house and fought her to come back inside. Fearing I was making things worse, I had to walk away so he’d hopefully go easier with her. To make it worse, our dog, Edna, was depressed when he left. He made it to his new family. I asked for updates and received one or two. He seemed to be doing well, and he and one of the owners had moved to Oregon. Then in May of last year, the rescue founder notified me that Bear was found in a southern CA shelter. Our heart sank. His microchip info was never changed so the rescue was notified. We immediately agreed to foster again. Thankfully, a volunteer made the trek 3hrs away to break him out of the shelter for us. He arrived in horrible shape. We were heartbroken seeing him. He had numerous ticks, scars, cut up paws, and was walking badly. He’d lean into us and cry. We knew we were about to become foster failures for the very first time. With the help of our rescue, we got him fixed up and back to living the pampered life. We came to find out, he cries all the time anyway. So, he probably partly conned us but we couldn’t imagine life without our Bear.

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