Handcrafted Good Stuff for Your Dog's Discomforts

Clearbrook, Minnesota · 14526 Sales


Handcrafted Good Stuff for Your Dog's Discomforts

Clearbrook, Minnesota 14526 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Handcrafted All Natural Good Stuff for Your Dog's Discomforts; Dry Noses, Rough Paws, Elbow Calluses & Emotional Well-Being (Stress, Aging, Focus)


Last updated on Feb 15, 2017

Handcrafted All Natural Good Stuff for Your Dog's Discomforts; Dry Noses, Rough Paws, Elbow Calluses & Emotional Well-Being (Stress, Aging, Focus)

Kathy Dannel Vitcak

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Kathy Dannel Vitcak

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The Blissful Dog Tale...Tail (Stop Me, Please)

For almost 30 years I bred and showed Top Ranked, Top Winning, Fancy Schmancy #1 French Bulldogs. Yep, just like the movie Best in Show, I WAS the crazy woman screeching about her dog having to have a certain treat. Of course, my dogs had to look and feel their best and unfortunately, some of my Frenchies had some gnarly, crusty, cracked noses.

Then one day, back in 2003, I was slathering shea butter on my legs and without thinking dabbed some on my Frenchie's noses. The next day their noses looked much better and so it began! The rest of this tale (tail) is farther down in my story.

The Blissful Dog offers all natural and organic, handcrafted solutions for your dog's problems. NOSE BUTTER® for dry or crusty. cracked noses, PAW BUTTER for rough paws, ELBOW BUTTER for elbow calluses and BOO BOO BUTTER for discomforts that need some extra attention. Plus, our Dog Aromatherapy line of RELAX, AGE WELL, and FOCUS to support your dog's mental health.

Every single tube, tin and batch of Nose, Paw, Elbow and Boo Boo Butter is handcrafted individually by my team and I, for your dog, from the finest human quality organic ingredients.

With each batch of butters made, we send all the love in our hearts to you and your dogs. Each order that comes in I say thank you, individually, and each product is sent on its way to you with the intention that you and your dog be thrilled with the results. We are honored that you have trusted us with your dog's health and well-being.

Back to the HOW IT ALL STARTED STORY...The idea popped into my head that the Frenchies LIKED the shea butter, so why not make something healthy to moisturize their noses with! My EUREKA moment…not quite like discovering the Earth was round or whatever Archimedes did…but what the heck NOSE BUTTER® was born!

After sharing my NOSE BUTTER® with dog show Frenchie friends on a limited basis for years, it occurred to me there are other types of dogs besides French Bulldogs (duh) that had dry noses. So I began creating more labels with more breeds depicted. As online shopping became more popular and great places like ETSY popped up, The Blissful Dog grew and grew!

Then Boo Boo Butter™ (for owies), Paw Butter™ (do I have to say it? for paws) and Elbow Butter™ were born. Aren't you proud I did not name that one Elbow Grease?

Now The Blissful Dog is in hundreds of shops, boutiques, rescue organization shops, grooming shops and tattoo parlors (really) all over the world! Join us in our mission to help every dog have a blissful life.

OFFICIAL NOTICE: NOSE BUTTER® and The Blissful Dog® are Trademarked Names that I own the legal Registered Trademarks to. I will passionately enforce the Trademark for both names and request that my creativity and hard work be respected by my fellow ETSY vendors. Thank you.

Shop members

  • Kathy Dannel Vitcak

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, CBO ~ Chief Bliss Officer

    Far northern MN is my home (from Mississippi-I married a Minnesotan and here I am in the frozen north). We share our lives with Dude and Tiara (French Bulldogs), Gio (English Toy Spaniel) a mixed breed boy and a hard working Great Pyrenees, Zoe.

  • Steve Vitcak

    Curator, Director Of Transportation

    Steve, my husband, takes The Blissful Dog packages to the post office. His dog Pagel drives with him, always riding shotgun, and they protect each package from marauders and bears. Or so they say.

  • GIO


    GIO is an English Toy Spaniel. He resembles his jaunty cousins, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. GIO has an important job. He sits behind me on my office chair and supervises all I do. Unless there is a squirrel at the window. SQUIRREL!

  • Dude


    Dude, aka CH. Jackpot! The Dude Abides StandBayou, is well, THE DUDE. He stays in my office and makes sure the rug is never, ever stolen, because it really ties the whole room together.

  • Ashley Hoffman


    Ashley is our resident organized person extraordinaire. She lives on the farm right down the road and brings her passion for animals and farming work ethic to The Blissful Dog. Ashley spends her spare time riding horses and at TJ Maxx.

  • ZOE


    Zoe, our Great Pyrenees, is a benevolent guardian and ruler. She chases bears (really), skunks, raccoons, and anything that displeases her or messes with her nap away with ease. Yes, she is The Boss.

  • Zeus

    Gratitude Curator

    Zeus wandered up one day this winter in 40 below weather, he was literally at death's door when we found him. Vet said he was 20-25 pounds underweight and totally blind. Now he is at full weight and sass. Zues is our inspiration for NO SELF PITY.

  • Teri Hoffman


    Teri has carved time out of her busy day to dash in and help us get orders out FAST FAST FAST! Yeah, she is Ashley's mom, which makes for one big, happy Blissful Family!

Production partners

  • Our Shampoo Partners

    Frankfort, KY

    Our partners in our Blissfully Clean Dogs line have 30 years of experience working with dog show professionals to make shampoos that work and are still considered a natural product. They created the products to my specs. We worked very closely together every step.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 23, 2016
No dry noses, rough paws and callused elbows allowed on our Blissful Dogs! Organic and all natural good stuff is used to handcraft NOSE BUTTER® (smooths and moisturizes dry or crusty noses-great for that crusty build-up you often see), PAW BUTTER™ (supports and protects rough, weather-beaten paws) and ELBOW BUTTER™ (helps soften elbow calluses). And BOO BOO BUTTER for your dog's discomforts.

We have been sharing our original NOSE BUTTER® since 2003. Some of the most wonderful friends and relationships, ones that I cherish, were made through my dogs. I hope to include you in that group.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
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You send us payment and we send you what you ordered. PLEASE make sure your correct mailing address is supplied!
We use the USPS. USA orders are sent a Tracking Number via ETSY or PAYPAL. International customers - tracking stops in Chicago, IL. This does not mean your order is stuck there, that is just where the USPS tracking usually stops.

Orders are usually outta here within 1-3 days. If we have a blizzard, zombie apocalypse or some other event...I will advise you of any delay.

NOTE Once a package is out of our hands and into that of the Post Office we HAVE NO CONTROL over it. We get no extra tracking info, we have ZERO recourse with the USPS.

IF A PACKAGE IS RETURNED DUE TO AN INCORRECT ADRESS THE BUYER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ADDITIONAL POSTAGE TO RESHIP! Please, double check your mailing address before making a purchase, it just leads to frustration on everyone's part when I am given an incorrect address.

During summer FREE freezer pack with Priority Mail within the USA. USA only. Added at our discretion based on temperatures here and at destination.

Additional International Shipping Info

I charge as close to actual shipping as possible. Please be advised that is costs as much to ship you a .15 ounce lip balm sized tube of NOSE BUTTER® as it does the 4 ounce tin. Consider a larger purchase to maximize your shipping fees (Not trying to be a pushy salesperson), it just makes sense.

Here is the corporate sounding info on customs - we go by the rules!

The buyer/recipient is responsible for all fees imposed, including import taxes, customs duties, and fees levied by the buyer's country. Additional charges for customs clearance are your responsibility. We have no control over these charges, of course. If you are concerned about possible charges please check with your Customs office and/or Postal Service.

Please be aware that when customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays that are out of my control. All international orders will have full value declared on customs forms.

I have enough to explain to St. Peter for the 80s without adding lying on Customs forms - yikes! All items are marked as Dog Grooming, as we do not want to imply medicinal purposes (or dog miracles). I have very very rarely (twice in ten years) had customs issues and I think it was one customs employee having a crappy day. Hundreds and hundreds of packages sail through customs every year from The Blissful Dog. Let's hold the positive intention that your package is one of those!
Refunds and Exchanges
Of course we stand behind our items 100%, just convo or call or email me and we will make it right!

If an item does not arrive, please contact me and your post office or carrier. The tracking number will allow us to track it and see where it is.

If an incorrect address was supplied to us and your purchase was returned, you will be responsible for postage charges to reship. If the error is on our part, we reship at no additional charge. If in doubt, double check the address you have on file with ETSY and PayPal (if applicable).

Official Disclaimer: Also, if your dog is ill or needs veterinarian attention...get off the internet and go to the vet! These products are offered as an adjunct to regular, quality vet care.
Additional policies and FAQs
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