Handcrafted Good Stuff for Your Dog's Bliss

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Announcement    Handcrafted All Natural Good Stuff for Your Dog's Dry Nose, Rough Paws, Elbow Calluses, Emotional Well-Being and Cleanliness


Last updated on Jul 27, 2018

Handcrafted All Natural Good Stuff for Your Dog's Dry Nose, Rough Paws, Elbow Calluses, Emotional Well-Being and Cleanliness



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Kathy Dannel Vitcak

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Kathy Dannel Vitcak


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About TheBlissfulDog

Sales 19,714
On Etsy since 2009

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

    Far northern MN is my home (from Mississippi-I married a Minnesotan and here I am). We share our lives with Dude & Tiara (French Bulldogs), Gio (English Toy Spaniel), Pagel, two ¾ Leonberger ¼ Great Pyrenees girls and a chocolate Lab names Linus.

  • Ashley Hoffman

    COO Chief Operating Officer, Customer Service, Curator

    Ashley is our Chief Operating Officer and resident organized person extraordinaire. She brings her passion for animals and farming work ethic to The Blissful Dog. Ashley spends her spare time riding horses and at TJ Maxx.

  • Amanda Hoffman


    Amanda aka Goat Girl was our first employee here at The Blissful Dog. Amanda is our official Nature Gal as she not only has dogs and goats, but she also raises butterflies to help save the Monarch!

  • Teri Hoffman

    Customer Service, Production Manager

    Teri keeps the blissful product pipeline flowing properly. She is FAST FAST FAST! Yeah, she is Ashley's mom, which makes for one big, happy Blissful Family!

  • Larkan

    Tiny Tyrant

    Larkan rules with a velvet paw. What more can I say...

  • Cinnabar


    Cinnabar is Larccan's 1/2 sister and resident ray of sunshine! She is practicing her shredding and chewing skills and gets better every day.

  • Ska∂i

    Guardian, Floofer

    Ska∂i and her sister Tili are ¾ Leonberger & ¼ Great Pyrenees sisters. The girls have brought so much love, life and sparkles to our lives. We just love watching them grow and grow and grow!

  • Tili

    Guardian, Floofer 2

    Tili is the red-head of the two sisters. She and Ska∂i make every day even more fun with their florin g antics and canine shenanigans!

  • Nick Kelzer

    CFO & Sales Director

    Nick Kelzer is our CFO (Chief Financial Officer) and Sales Director. He brings great management skills, a business and accounting degree and he's Ashley's husband.

  • Tami Weber


    Tami helps keep the shelves stocked for shipping and production. An official Crazy Dog Lady, she regals us with tales of her growing dog pack.

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.

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

Our products come in a lot of sizes because dogs come in a lot of sizes. Please ensure the size you select is appropriate for your dog's needs.

Wholesale availability

Yes, we will gladly work with stores, boutiques, grooming shops, rescue groups, breeders + Contact us via convo, email or call 855.DOG.BLISS for more info.

Care instructions

If you have ordered one of our Butters and temperatures are over 80 degrees F, pop the whole package into the refrigerator to bring it to a solid state. The efficacy of the product is not affected, but we don't want you to waste any of your dog's good stuff.