Visit us at the Newport International Boat Show this Weekend.

We’re thrilled to be back in beautiful Newport, RI this weekend for the 46th Annual Newport International Boat Show. You’ll find us in the same spot as always – Tent B / Booth 35. The show encompasses 13 acres of historic Newport Harbor. Enjoy everything our grand City-by-the-Sea has to offer while experiencing a full range of powerboats and sailboats from both domestic and international companies.


We’re excited to debut some brand new Spot original designs…lobsters, whales, repp stripes, holiday plaid…We wish we could give you a sneak preview of these fetching nautical and preppy dog collars here, but these are so fresh that haven’t even made it to photography yet! Stay tuned…they’ll be available on our website soon!

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We’re at the Newport Folk Festival in RI this Weekend.

Newport, Rhode Island

Newport folk festival

We’re excited to be at the Newport Folk Festival at scenic Fort Adams in Newport, RI this weekend. The festival runs all weekend long starting tomorrow, Friday, July 22nd, through Sunday, July 24th. It’s a sold-out event, so we hope you got your tickets early!

The lineup is incredible, including Alabama Shakes, Flight of the Conchords and Norah Jones, just a few of our faves. The gates open at 10:00, as well as the food and crafts, and the music starts at 11:00am. If you’re bringing little ones with you, there’ll be the Late July Family Tent that will feature many surprise performances by the 2016 lineup artists.

At the festival, we’ll be rolling out our new Scandinavian Bouquet in sumptuous spring hues, and you’ll see one of our bestsellers in some stunning, fresh new colors. We hope you’ll stop by!

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Visit us this Weekend at the Newport Flower Show at Rosecliff Mansion in Newport, RI

Graphic“During the Gilded Age, nearly every aspect of life was elevated to an art form.  Gardens became stages for nature’s most brilliant performances, women’s fashions were created for stylish parades, and houses became museums for a lifetime of treasures.  Join us as we celebrate all that is Gilded!”

We invite you to experience the magnificence of Gilded Age with us at the 2016 Newport Flower Show at Rosecliff  mansion this weekend. We’ll be debuting our sumptuous Floral Beauties Collection, including the Newport Blossom, which features Newport’s own breathtaking landmarks.


The hours of the Newport Flower Show will be:

Friday, June 24, 2016: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 25, 2016: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 26, 2016: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

You can view the Newport Flower Show Schedule Booklet here.

Show highlights throughout the weekend include:

  • Horticulture Exhibits and Floral Designs
  • Opening Night Cocktail Party
  • Garden Displays
  • Lectures and Demonstrations
  • Children’s Activities
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Champagne & Jazz Brunch
  • Unique shopping opportunities

You’ll find us in Booth #17 among the Oceanside Boutiques on the exquisite Back Lawn of Rosecliff. We hope you’ll come by and experience the beauty and elegance of Artful Living.



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“Catch” us this Weekend at the Providence Boat Show.


We’re excited to return to the 23rd Annual Providence Boat Show this Thursday through Sunday. Come and explore the world of boating at one of the largest indoor boat shows in New England. This four-day expo will showcase boats for every pocketbook – from powerboats to sailing dinghies and paddle-powered watercraft.

Visit us in Booth #12 and see all Spot’s original design nautical, preppy dog collars. We’ll be debuting our preppy, whimsical Gone Fishin’ Collection, and we guarantee, once you see our Deep Sea Fishing Dog Collars and our Trout Fly Fishing Dog Collars, you’ll surely be hooked!

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We’ll also be hosting raffles and giveaways for fabulous prizes like Spot original design dog collars and dog life jackets throughout the event. Follow us on instagram for details, and stop by Booth #12 for more daily raffles and giveaways.

The show also includes free seminars to give you the know-how on boat handling, navigation, and even how to get involved in the sport; an indoor pool for boat demos; a special appearance by the coauthor of The Finest Hours, the book on which the recent Disney film is based; sea-to-table demonstrations with local chefs, and so much more!

And don’t sweat coming on Superbowl Sunday. The show ends at 3:00 pm, so you’ll have plenty of time to settle in before the game!


Join us!

Providence Boat Show
February 4 – 7, 2016
Rhode Island Convention Center

Thursday 3:00 – 9:00
Friday     12:00 – 9:00
Saturday 10:00 – 8:00
Sunday    10:00 – 3:00

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United States Powerboat Show in Annapolis MD

Brokerage Cove

Next weekend we will be heading to Annapolis, Maryland to be exhibitors at the 44thUnited States Powerboat Show. This show brings powerboat enthusiasts together from all over the United States to see new, try out, and participate in demonstrations of their most anticipated powerboat models.

United States Powerboat Show
October 15-18, 2015
City Dock
Annapolis, Maryland

More information about the location, directions, and parking is available on the show’s website.

The United States Powerboat Show will feature the full spectrum of quality powerboats, from pre-owned models in Brokerage Cove to the most high-end yachts currently on the market in the Luxury Pavilion. The show will also host daily seminars on boat operation and preparedness, for those new to powerboating, or who just want to brush up.

Annapolis is a wonderful city with plenty to take part in. The show itself even provides a regular shuttle to and from the nearby Westfield Mall. The show’s location is adjacent to the United States Naval Academy, a proud historic military institution.

We will be at the show all four days, in tent H, space 40, and of course we’ll have a full load of Our Good Dog Spot Originals.

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Norwalk Boat Show

We’re almost through our planned events, but we’re not slowing down just yet. Fresh off our exciting visit to the Newport International Boat Show, we’re turning down the coast for the 2015 Norwalk Boat Show in Norwalk, CT. We considered just hopping onto one of the boats in Newport, but we needed to restock after such a great showing at Newport!

The Norwalk Boat Show is four days long, running from Thursday, September 24th through Sunday, September 27th, from 10am to 6pm daily. Adults are $15.00 for admission, but you can save $2 by purchasing tickets in advance online. Kids 15 and younger are free when accompanied by an adult.

The show will take place at

Norwalk Cove Marina
48 Calf Pasture Beach Rd.
East Norwalk, CT 06855-2709

The Norwalk Boat Show will feature a full slate of events, including music, exotic animal shows, and paddleboarding. Of course, there will be plenty of opportunities to go aboard a boat and learn some nautical skills. Discover Boating and Marine Max have worked together to provide boats and lessons for sailing and powerboating skills, including juniors-only and women-only segments. All sessions are taught by US Coast Guard licensed captains who are professional certified instructors.

There’s a lot more going on, so be sure to check out the full slate of events!

We will be located at booth 107, and as usual will have a full stock of Our Good Dog Spot Originals. If you missed the debut of our latest designs in Newport, now is your chance to get in early!

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Every Dog Should Look This Good.


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Newport International Boat Show is This Weekend!

The Newport International Boat Show is this weekend, and if you’ve been following along, you know what that means: two new Our Good Dog Spot Originals will debut!

Our Good Dog Spot Love My Dog Collar


We loved our experience at the show last year so much that we decided to debut our newest Originals at this year’s event. It’s such an exciting environment, and really exemplifies the nautical, preppy style that we incorporate in all of our designs. We can’t wait to share our newest with you all!


What is it?

  • The Newport International Boat Show encompasses 13 acres of Newport’s famed waterfront with all makes and models of powerboats and sailboats ranging from 16 ft. to 100 ft. – ready for boarding and review.

Where is it?

  • Newport Yachting Center: 4 Commercial Wharf, America’s Cup Ave
  • Oldport Marine, Bannister’s Wharf, and Bowen’s Wharf; Newport RI 02840
  • View location on Google Maps

When is it?

  • Thursday-Saturday, September 17-19, 2015: 10:00am-6:00pm daily
  • Sunday, September 20, 2015: 10:00am-5:00pm

Tickets are available on the Newport International Boat Show website, and will be available at the event. Unfortunately, due to health and safety regulations, no pets will be available except for service dogs. But that doesn’t mean you can’t pick up the most stylish nautical dog collars, leads, and apparel as a gift for your pooch back home!

Our booth will be located in Tent B, stall 35. We will be fully stocked with preppy nautical dog collars and leads, including our new releases!


Every Dog Should Look This Good

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We’re Coming Back to the Newport International Boat Show!

The annual Newport International Boat Show is coming up this September. From the 17-20th, Newport’s famed waterfront will feature boats, marine products, and the most stylish nautical dog apparel money can buy. We mean Our Good Dog Spot, of course!

We were vendors at the last NIBS, and the experience was positively amazing. The atmosphere was everything we could ask for and more, and the people who stopped by were very friendly and enthusiastic. We knew we wanted to return this year, and made it happen.

We introduced our original Love My Dog line of collars & leads at last year’s show. In order to make this year’s trip as memorable as last year’s, we’ll be introducing new designs this year, too. We’re not quite ready to reveal exactly what we’ve been working on, but we can show you a little peek.

The Newport International Boat Show turns 13 acres of Newport, Rhode Island’s waterfront into the premier sailboat and powerboat show waters of New England. For four days, all makes and models of sailboats and powerboats will be on display, prepped and ready for boarding and review. On the shore, nautical equipment dealers will be there to display their products and answer all your questions. The show is truly an international event, featuring vendors, sponsors, and boats from countries across the globe.


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Newport makes a truly ideal setting for such a prestigious show. With coastlines on the west, south, and east, it is a thoroughly maritime city. Its waterfront is beautiful and teeming with boats all season long, from commercial fishing boats to personal sailboats, powerboats, and yachts.

While you’re in Newport, there are plenty of things to see outside of the boat show. Take a stroll down nearby Bellevue Avenue and visit the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the inspiration for our recent Bellevue Collection (which was a huge hit at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in July!). You can also visit the harborfront and explore Bannister’s Wharf, Bowen’s Wharf, and Long Wharf– the inspirations for our adorable Anchors Aweigh collection. Our love for Newport shows through our entire collection of Our Good Dog Spot Originals!

If you’re planning to attend, come by Tent B and say hi! We’d love to see you, and you can pick something up to take home to your pup after the show!


Every dog should look this good.


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Kicking Off Summer With SandwichFest

What better way to celebrate the official first weekend of summer than hitting the Cape? Spot is thrilled to be one of 75 handpicked vendors attending the annual Sandwichfest this Saturday, June 27th. This street fair will also feature live entertainment, food vendors, a beer and wine garden, and even a dog costume parade – a great combo for the perfect Cape day.

We’re excited to roll out Spot’s very own, unique line of nautical designs at Sandwichfest. Would your pup look best strolling down the beach in a preppy patchwork collar, or would nautical anchors be more fitting? We have plenty of fresh, seaside-inspired designs to fit you and your pup’s beach-going lifestyle.


Check out this link with more fest details and more ways to explore Sandwich.  

You can find us in Space 31, right next to Dotty’s Design cakes and cupcakes. Yum!

Here are some other nautical-inspired vendors to keep an eye out for: Cape and Islands Trading, C. Shore Designs, Shellicious Designs, and Cape Cod Clutches, to name a few.

Spot hopes to see you there!

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