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Hot Paws – This Unique Way to Commemorate Dogs and Cats Makes a Truly Special Gift for Pet Lovers

by Melanie

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This holiday season, give the pet lover in your life a unique give that will last forever – a Hot Paws commemorative glass paw print.  Simply press a cherished cat or dog’s paw into the foam, pack up the kit, send it to Hot Paws, and before you know it, you’ll have a beautiful and personal glass keepsake shipped to your door.

With Hot Paws™, you’re the artist!  QuickCast was the only walk-in activity here at Hot Sand, the nation’s first public glassblowing studio, located in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Now it has evolved into an at-home, do-it-yourself kit for making a lasting glass keepsake of your furry friend’s paw. Clay copies crack and crumble over time, and ink prints can make a mess. Say hello to the fun and interactive way to create a memento with your pet that will last forever.





The Hot Paws kit contains three items: a tin with the foam you use to make the impression, an instruction booklet, and a pre-paid return envelope. Making the copy of your pet’s paw couldn’t be easier. First, make a ball with the foam and then squish it down into a disc, which is where you will make the impression. There’s a guide ring on the bottom of the tin to make sure the disc is the right size. Then, simply press your pet’s paw firmly into the middle of the disc. One of the best parts of Hot Paws is that if the impression doesn’t turn out right the first time, you can do it again! Once you have a great impression, let it dry for 48 hours, then place it into the tin and close the lid. Put the tin and information card in the return envelope and mail it back.




When the team at Hot Sand receives your disc, they’ll make a mold of your paw impression in a special sand mixture. A stream of 2,100° molten glass will be poured into it, filling in all the nooks and crannies unique to your pet’s paw.

Once cool, the Hot Paws team will send your glass creation back to you in a specially packed tin. The whole process from beginning to end is seamless. The print is easy to make, and the postage-paid return envelope is as convenient as it gets. Plus, the final product is timeless! The crystal clear glass displays beautifully, and the ability to hold your pet’s paw whenever you’d like is something you won’t find anywhere else.




Hot Paws is available at Shipping is always free and takes about two days to get to you anywhere in the continental United States.

If you’re looking for a special gift for that someone who has everything, Hot Paws is perfect. It’s ideal for first-time pet owners or someone with a senior dog or cat who may not have much time left. Both kids and adults love it, as would anyone who loves their pets.