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ATLANTA (September 16, 2013) – Brand new to the market and just in time for the holidays, Zazzy Pals®, founded by pet artist Randy Bieniek, is debuting a new children’s dog-themed card game, Canine Cardz, this week at Backer’s Total Pet Expo in Chicago (Booth 1646).

After years of hearing incredible stories about the pets she was commissioned to paint, Bieniek realized their personalities could be captured in a fun, 3-D way by combining paint, craft and humor with the new Canine Cardz, which features colorful and whimsical illustrations of real dogs with their true stories written on every card.

Pet lovers and children ages 5 and up can fetch some fun as they play eight classic games with one deck. Players can grab the brightly colored squeezy “bones” during the high action versions for added excitement. Children can also unleash their creativity as they learn how to draw dogs with the 10 Draw-A-Dog lesson cards, sketch pad and 12 colored pencils included with Canine Cardz.

Invented by Bieniek, an educator and mother of four, Canine Cardz seamlessly reinforces reading, color recognition, matching, fine motor skills and visual memory. It is gender-neutral, made of the highest quality materials and meets stringent child safety standards. In addition, no batteries, assembly or technology is needed.

“It’s so simple a parent (or grandparent) can play,” said Bieniek. “Canine Cardz provides that winning combination of games, dogs and art – a trifecta of fun!”

Canine Cardz come in an eye-catching “take & play” container, which is both great for retailers (only 5” of retail space) and for children as it serves as the perfect take-along on vacations, sleepovers, birthdays, etc. The special package design includes a carrying handle that replicates a dog’s collar, an attached lid and a card deck housed in a sturdy hinged case rather than a flimsy paper box.

Canine Cardz is available for $24.95 and can be purchased online at A second product line, Zazzy Pals Notecards, is also available and features 25 notecards illustrated with real dogs and cats along with their true stories on the back of each card.

About Zazzy Pals
Zazzy Pals, LLC was founded in 2010 by artist turned inventor Randy Bieniek. After years of hearing incredible stories about the pets she was commissioned to paint, she realized their personalities could be captured in a FUN, 3-D way (combination of paint, craft, and humor). Pets were chosen based on their name, appearance and “story.” Zazzy Pals has become a collection of almost 100 dog and cat “characters.” An initial line of notecards was introduced and now is joined by a children’s card game, Canine Cardz, featuring eight games in one with drawing lessons, too. For more information and to meet the actual Zazzy Pals, please visit or call 404-918-3313. Please connect with us on Facebook ( or Twitter (@ZazzyPals).

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Media Contact:
Randy Bieniek
Creator of ZazzyPals®

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