We are a brand new french canadian website based on the wordpress-buddypress platform.
The site is a social network for dogs and cats lovers such as facebook but the main difference is that members will also have the ability to have their own blog hosted on the site. There will also be a discussion forum.
The site will mainly targets french canadians in the province of Quebec, Canada. Members of the site won't be just dogs and cats lovers, the main thing they will share will be the willingness to fight against animal abuse and things such as puppy mills. So much more that a usual chit chat social network, members will be asked to take action by helping shelters and try to convince their political leaders that dogs and cats are not products that can be just thrown in the garbage when it suits our mood.
Museau means not exactly muzzle but more precisely "snout" in french, to avoid confusion it's exactly the nose of a dog or a cat. Maybe you can use this image or mix it to create the design but it is not a requirement.
The only color that we don't want in the logo is green. Keep in mind that your design should be awsome to the point that it would perfectly fit on t-shirts and posters.
Paws prints are used a lot when it comes to pets related websites, only use it if it really stands out from the crowd.