I actually love my current logo (see http://www.sierra-dogs.com ). HOWEVER, I made it myself a long time ago, and the quality of the file is terrible, and it's just not practical for a lot of the uses I'd like to put it to.
What I like about the existing one, in no particular order: 1) soft bright colors (blues, greens, yellows), 2) it's fun & child-like or naive, without being too cutesy, 3) it conveys the idea of dogs frolicking 4) it conveys place: I'm near the Sierra mountains, among the trees, and my place is kind of like a cabin in the woods and fields, 5)it's an original design w/ no clip-art.
So, what I would like is a new logo (vector file format) that is INSPIRED by the current one (I own that image, so feel free to take what you need from it, or not). But feel free to offer new ideas that convey a similar feel. It's fairly easy for me to change the colors on my website in order to complement a new logo. (My current business cards are a pretty yellow with the same logo on my website, but I can change that up as necessary.) Maybe a tad more stylized? or simpler? More print friendly? Something for my website, but also for print ads, business cards, and promotional materials. I like fonts that are simple and easy to read. Text should be "Sierra Dogs"