Archive for November 2012

Saying Good-bye to a Beloved Pet

November 26, 2012

It is never easy to say good-bye…Coming home to an empty house…Listening for the sound of nails clicking on the hardwood floor…Waiting for the snores at night… These are all things we have to get used to. Pets are more than creatures who live in our houses- they live in our HEARTS. They are family members and the love and need us as much as we love and need them.

When you choose to have a pet, you know the time is limited. It is a precious few years to share in the joys of your day and your life with a furry friend. As many times as you remind yourself that this time won’t last forever, it is still a shock when you lose a pet.

Rocky, age 11

We started the “Make A Sale, Save A Tail” project in October of 2010 after losing Rocky- our almost 12 year old pug. Rocky was one of those dogs who was just plain needy and we loved it. When we sat down, he was on our laps. When we had free hands, he positioned himself for petting.  To fall asleep, he needed his life companion Rosie to lick his ears and clean his face. He loved Christmas and the lure of the tree. He would often be under the branches looking for any presents that might be his. His loss left a huge hole in our hearts.

But, we always had Rosie to fill it back up. Rosie and Rocky had been together from the ages of 3 and 6 months. They were inseparable. Rosie was always the caregiver and Rocky needed that. After Rocky died, Rosie didn’t know what to do with herself. So, she turned her attention to us. She took the role of house protector and made sure the girls were okay. Wherever we were, she would find us and stay by our sides. However, if we showed her too much love, she would have to walk away. She just didn’t need it. She was like the mom of the family- taking care of everyone else but herself.

Rocky, 3 months

Rosie, 5 months

Rosie, 13 years old

Sadly, last Wednesday- November 21- Rosie left us to join Rocky in Heaven. We know that Rocky was waiting for her- probably with very dirty ears! The idea of their reunion gives us some comfort as we grieve.

Rocky & Rosie, age 5

Rocky and Rosie were part of our lives before we had our children. 14 years of pug love and snorts is a hard thing to get over. When Maria came along in 2004 and then Sophia in 2006, they got just as attached. For them, Rocky and Rosie were always a part of their lives.

In time, we know there will be other pets. Millions of animals across the world who need love and need rescued. For now, we are just remembering the two pugs who touched our lives so deeply. We will never forget you and will always love you, Rocky and Rosie France.


Pleased to Announce Another Retail Location!

November 19, 2012

We are working on getting new retail placements for Make A Sale, Save A Tail. We are very pleased to announce that we will once again be back in Welcome to PCs!PCs Pantry in Boulder, CO. If you have not been to this store before, you are missing out!

PCs owner, Mary Lee began PCs Pantry in a small house on Walnut Street in Boulder in 1998. From the beginning ALL dogs and cats have been welcome to join their guardians and roam inside PCs. Generally this works well, some moments are tumultuous until the 4 legged ones realize that treats will be shared freely.

Mary Lee is a wealth of information. If you have questions about weight management, allergies, lightning nervousness, raw diet or maybe even a remedy for your dogs propensity for eating less fragrant substances, she can assist you.

The red building on the corner of 30th and Bluff

(1 block North from old store) 2828 30th Street

Store Hours

10:00-7:00 Monday

10:00-6:00 Tues-Wed-Thurs

10:00-7:00 Friday

10:00-6:00 Saturday

10:00-5:00 Sunday

We Are Partnering with Biscuit Bags! Thank You for Your Support.

November 17, 2012

We wanted to take a moment and thank all of you who visit our site, order our products or share with friends. As you know, the holidays are a very busy time for everyone. Each year they seem to come faster and faster. We are encouraged to continue our fundraising for animals each year because of the faces of the rescues we help find homes and our ongoing support from our customers.

Starting in September, we get lots of questions about whether we will be doing the lotions again this year. I am happy to say YES!, we are again out pounding the pavement and trying to raise money this year. We hope to set a new record in 2012 of $4000. Thank you again to all of you who took the time to help!

We are pleased to announce we will be working with Biscuit Bags again this year! Visit our products page to learn more.

New Scents! New Year! Make a Difference For Animals In Need.

November 13, 2012

Maria and Sophia, Founders

Hello! Welcome our new Christmas scents and new gift ideas for 2012!

Over the past two years, since the founding of Make A Sale, Save A Tail, we have raised close to $5000 for shelter animals in need all over the United States. This year we are launching some new scents through St. Nick’s stores. In addition to our Christmas Tree, Christmas Apple, Sugar Cookie and Cinnamon Sticks- we have Chocolate Mint, Apple Pie, Christmas Apple and Christmas Pine! All of the new scents are available in our signature Vitamin E and Shea Butter Hand and Body Cream and Brand New–  rich, hydrating hand and body washes.

These new scents are available for a very limited time at our etsy shop! Click HERE to shop. They are also available at St. Nick’s stores in Colorado.  Learn More HERE.


Local Customers who pick up or any customer who Pays by Check is eligible for this special pricing:

  • Buy 1 lotion for $8.50
  • Buy 2 lotions for $16.00 –Save $1.00
  • Buy 3 lotions for $21.00- Save $4.50
  • Buy 4 lotions for $28.00- Save $6.00
  • Buy 5 lotions for $34.00- Save $8.50 (that is a free lotion)!

To Order with this pricing, click HERE.

Each of these orders also comes with free gift tags!

About Us

November 12, 2012


“Make A Sale, Save A Tail” is a fundraising project that benefits animal rescue organizations across the country. This love filled project was started in 2010 by Maria, age 6 & her sister Sophia, age 4. After a tough decision led to having their 12 year old pug Rocky put to sleep, the girls were moved to help animals in shelters find new homes. Working together, the girls came up with the idea to have a product line that would be Christmas-oriented and practical to use. (Rocky loved Christmas!) The Holiday lotion line was the beginning. In 2012, the girls have added new scents and hand & body washes available exclusively at St. Nick’s Stores. Maria and Sophia have quickly become entrepreneurs for the love of animals!


100% of our Profits from the sales of these products go to Animal Rescue Charities. So, you can do something for yourself or as a gift and help an animal in need. Thank you for your support of this great project!

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