Random Act of Kindness

Happy Friday!

Yesterday morning a package was dropped off at our door.

Inside was this…

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This random act of kindness is from the crew at Chewy.com and I can’t thank them enough. It’s been a pleasure working with them for the past two years.

This is actually the second painting I’ve received of Teton and I love it as much as the first.

Teton has been through some diet changes this past year (that’s a post for another time) but one thing has remained constant – he always gets a little special prize with his dry food to keep things interesting.

Whether it’s pumpkin, salmon oil, or canned food, I always give him something that has a great list of ingredients without nasty byproducts.

Canned dog food isn’t the most visually appealing, so take my word for it when I recommend Blue Buffalo’s Family Favorite Recipes canned food.

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Chewy.com has sent Teton canned food to try in the past, but Blue Buffalo’s line of unique flavors seems to be his favorite. How could he not love flavors like “Sunday Chicken Dinner,” “Backyard BBQ,” and “Shepard’s Pie?” (My husband and I joke that Teton eats better than we do!)

Blue Buffalo’s Sunday Chicken Dinner, along with their other Family Favorite Recipes, looks like homemade stew that you and I would eat. It has big chunks of meat and veggies and there really isn’t anything in it that I can’t identify.

Two to three times a week with his dry food, Teton gets a spoonful or two of Sunday Chicken Dinner mixed in. His sniffer goes crazy when I pull it out of the fridge and he doesn’t leave an ounce of anything in his bowl when he’s done.

Whether it’s canned food, freeze-dried food, or fish oil that you put on your dog’s dry kibble, Chewy.com has a robust assortment for you to choose from. Check ‘em out!

Happy tails…

The Honest Kitchen’s Haddock Filets

Hello! Happy Weekend.

Teton was lucky enough to receive two treats from his pals over at Chewy.com this month. Today I’ll tell you about the first and next week I’ll post about the second. (We sure do love Chewy.com and their treat and food offers each month. Thanks, Chewy!)

But first, a photo of Teton. (In case you forgot what he looks like since it’s been 12 years since I posted.) ;-)

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“No dogs in the front seat.” Riiiiiight. And then, after he jumps up, I turn the butt warmer on for him.

Dehydrated treats are on of Teton’s favorites. We’ve tried a lot – he doesn’t discriminate. I wonder if they smell smellier and more amazing to dogs because of the way they’re dried…

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One brand of the many that Chewy.com carries, called The Honest Kitchen, has a line of dehydrated treats that you can feed both you dog and cat. So, that’s pretty sweet.

Teton received a box of the Pure Icelandic Haddock Filets. Mmmmm. Haddock.

This is our favorite kind of treat because it has one single ingredient: dehydrated haddock.

You can’t really go wrong with just one ingredient. Unless it’s the sug or something.

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The Honest Kitchen‘s haddock filets come in portions that are about the length of a fruit leather strip. (Remember fruit leather? Awesome.) They’re much thicker than fruit leather, though. You can very easily break off a piece or two from a portion of the haddock and use it as a training treat and just as easily leave it in tact as a single serving for a larger dog.

One thing I really like about these treats is that they come in a resealable plastic bag, so I know that as long as I don’t forget to seal it right, they won’t go stale. Seemingly little things make a big difference, right?

Teton’s sniffer goes crazy when I open the bag of these haddock treats. I don’t know that he’s ever had haddock – maybe that’s why? Either way, I love that they have one single ingredient, are easy to feed, and are unique in their flavor to keep things interesting for Captain Fuzzy Butt. :-)

Check out Chewy.com’s entire assortment of The Honest Kitchen here (they even have dehydrated dog and cat food) and their line of dehydrated treats here.

One last thing…

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Dogs are the best.

Happy tails…

P.S. I’m using the new editor with WordPress so bear with me if things look wonky for a bit while I get it figured out!

Cry Day Friday + Life Lately

Hello! Yes, I’m still here. :-) Every year around this time things just get insane in the membrane and I find myself not having enough hours in the day to get through all the things I want to do. Anyone feel me there?

I wanted to share this awesome article and video with you for Cry Day Friday. Don’t worry – Cry Day Friday is a good thing.

Paralyzed Dog Who Learns To Walk Reminds Us Why Everyone Deserves A Second Chance

And, since I haven’t posted in a while, here are a few photos of Teton (and one of his little buddy, Milo).

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Hangin’ with mom at work…

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…and in the truck (with the butt warmers on).

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Gussied up in his Silly Buddy collar…

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…and getting his snuggle on. Typical.

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My parent’s puppy, Milo. Yep. He’s wearin’ a sweater.

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And finally, because they’re so cute, my new coaster set from a friend at work!

Happy tails…

Dog Lovers Unite!

Looking for something to get the dog lover in your life for Christmas? Look no further.

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Gift Pick #1

Haflinger Doggy Slipper

Available at Zappos

Haflinger Slippers

Gift Pick #2

Life is Short Trinket Tray

Available at Nordstrom

Life Is Short Trinket Tray

Gift Pick #3

Ace Delivery Dog Sweatshirt

Available at Nordstrom

Ace Sweatshirt

Gift Pick #4

Rectangle Dog’s Nest

Available at Orvis

Orvis Bed

Gift Pick #5

PJ Salvage Fall Into Flannel Pajamas (White/Classic Dogs)

Available at Nordstrom

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Gift Pick #6

‘Have a Great Day’ Accent Pillow

Available at Nordstrom

Wake Up Pillow

Gift Pick #7

Maddie on Things

Available at Barnes & Noble

Maddie on Things

Gift Pick #8

Pet First Aid Kit

Available at In The Company Of Dogs

Kurgo First Aid Kit 1

Gift Pick #9

Slurpslurpslurp and Nomnomnom bowls

Available at Nordstrom (slurp + nom)

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Gift Pick #10

Dog Rescuer Shirt

Available on Etsy from Recycled Dog

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There you have it! I may do a round two depending on how much online shopping I do these next two weeks. ;-)

Happy tails…

WoofTrax: A Post by Henley Pretzel (+ Giveaway Winner)

Hi Everyone,

Henley P. here. How was your weekend? Mine was good, except I had to go to the groomer because Teton’s mom said I looked homeless.

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Don’t worry – this is my before pic.

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Here’s my after pic. :-)

Speaking of homeless, I was a homeless dog once. Yes, I am a rescue. I spent about 6 months on the mean streets of Stockton, CA., before I got rescued. Don’t ask my mom about it. She gets sad thinking about me all alone out there. I now live with a great family that gives me stuffed animals, treats, and daily morning half-mile walks.

So as a formerly homeless dog, I am always looking for ways to help other homeless dogs before they can be rescued. Enter Walk for a Dog by WoofTrax!

Walk for a Dog is an app that you have your human download to their smartphone (Apple or Android). They log in, set up their account and walking companion (that’s you!), and then select from any number of local animal shelters and rescue groups. My rescue group, People United for Pets Dog Rescue, is on the list.

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Then, every time you walk your human, they log into the app and it tracks your walk. For every time you walk your human, a donation is made to the animal shelter you choose! EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY.

Just dropping in to share this new and easy way to help out other homeless dogs!

Happy tails,

Henley P.

Thanks, Henley Pretzel. Now, about that Hot Dog Collars giveaway!

The winner of the $50 gift certificate to Hot Dog Collars is…

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Congratulations, Kayla! E-mail me at herdogblog@gmail.com and I’ll get you hooked up with your $50 gift certificate to Hot Dog Collars.

Happy tails…

Hot Dog Collars + a $50 Gift Certificate

*This giveaway is now closed.*

Happy Sunday!

I hope you had a good weekend. Aside from the constant downpour around these parts it’s been a great one for us.

I’d like to introduce you to Hot Dog Collars.

Typically I get offers to test food or treat products so I was stoked when the folks at Hot Dog Collars offered to send Teton some goodies in exchange for a review on Her Dog Blog.

Hot Dog Collars specializes in personalized products for your dog. Their vast assortment of products ranges from collars and leashes to beds and bowls. They were kind enough to send us four products to test:

1. Anchors Away EZ-Grip Dog Leash – This leash (and many other leashes at Hot Dog Collars) comes in a variety of sizes so you can order the perfect leash length for you rather than tying knots in your leash or always having to hold folded up parts of it while walking your dog. The handle is an ergonomically-friendly shape made of soft rubber so it’s pretty darn comfortable to hold in your hand. At just $11.95 you can snag a print you love to keep an extra leash in your car, backpack, etc. And, if you love this print more than anything, match your dog’s collar, harness, and even potty bells. :-)

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2. Custom ID Personalized Dog Collar – Believe it or not, but I’ve never ordered Teton a custom collar before now! It was pretty fun to create. When creating a collar on Hot Dog Collars, you’ll get to choose the collar’s inner and outer colors, the text color, and a design like the football I had printed onto Teton’s. The only bummer is that you can’t preview your collar before ordering it, but this is exactly what I had in mind when I submitted my order so I guess there isn’t much room for surprise. These custom, made in the US collars are just $10.95!

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Teton and his Collar

3. Denver Broncos NFL Dog Tag with Custom Engraving – The husband is from Denver and loves the Broncos so Teton divides his devotion between Denver and Seattle. ;-) This NFL charm says “GO BRONCOS!” on the back and it’s a cute little addition to Teton’s collar. This would be a fun gift to give friend for their dog. You know, if you have any friends that are obsessed with football.

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Pet Charm Back

4. Dog Tag Circle Silencer - I’ve yet you put this tag silencer on Teton’s collar but when I do I’ll let you know what I think. I have a ton of friends that use these on their dog’s collars to keep them from jingling and jangling around. This one is particularly cool because it’s glow in the dark and any of you with completely black dogs know how difficult it can be to see them at night!

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Hot Dog Collars has a ton of products, so start perusing! It may pay off since they’ve generously offered up a $50 gift certificate code to one of Her Dog Blog’s readers!

To enter to win this $50 code toward any purchase on Hot Dog Collars, leave a comment below telling me what you’d most like to purchase for your dog! For an extra entry, “like” either Her Dog Blog on Facebook and mention that you’ve done so in your comment.

I’ll randomly select one winner next Sunday, November 9th.

Big thanks to Hot Dog Collars for Teton’s goodies and for sponsoring this giveaway!

Happy tails…