Pack is a fairly new site for dogs and their people. It’s basically like Facebook for dogs. Here’s what the folks at Pack have to say about their site:
“We believe there’s something magical about dogs and the people who love them. That’s you.
Pack is on a mission to capture that magic. We want to make it fun to celebrate and share the experiences we have with our dogs.”
Being on Pack is cool because it feels like you and your dog are members of an exclusive club that only lets a limited number of people in. And in reality, it’s not just a feeling. Pack really is exclusive in that you can’t join without an invite from someone who is already a member.
Teton has been on Pack for a few months now, but I honestly can’t tell you what the benefits are aside from connecting with other dogs and their humans in a social media setting. It’s a fun site to browse, but I’m still getting the hang of it.
At the pet store last weekend, I noticed this on the shelf near the shampoo and immediately thought, “Yeah, that probably doesn’t work for crap.” But, after picking it up, reading the packaging, and noticing the price ($7.95), I thought, “Why not give it a try?”
My local pet store has a great return policy, so that made buying this that much easier. If you don’t like the way something works or if it doesn’t work for your dog, you simply return it for a full refund.
The Pet Sponge (I can’t find their official website, but Google them if you’re interested) is literally a sponge. It’s pretty thick and (in my opinion) the perfect size for an adult-sized hand.
To use the Pet Sponge, simply wipe whatever surface you want to remove hair from in a sweeping motion. Hair will ball up in chunks and you can pick them off and dispose of them either as you clean or after you’re done.
Yesterday I cleaned Teton’s couch cover. I took a photo of the cover, covered in hair, but it doesn’t do the sheer amount of hair justice. So, take my word for it.
After using the Pet Sponge, the couch cover was clean and hair-free and the sponge looked like this…
I’m super impressed with the Pet Sponge. It’s cheap, it’s easy to use, and it really works. I’m one of those people who have a million lint rollers in their house (and one in the car, at the office, etc.) to remove dog hair. That’s not only horrible for the environment but it’s an expensive habit, as well.
This guy, with his flowing locks, needs the Pet Sponge in his life. Ok, so maybe it’s me that needs it.
Before I go, one last thing. Do yourself a favor (I promise it’ll make you smile!) and click on this link…
That’s him and his bestie, Biju. Daycare is much more tolerable when your bestie is with you. Most things in life are.
Of course, Teton still pretty much just stands in the middle of the room while Biju nervously paces back and forth, but I think they’re both getting more used to it.
If you’ve been considering doggie daycare and have a friend who has a dog who is friends with your dog (there’s got to be an easier way to say that), see if you can take them both. I think it’s helped Teton get acclimated more quickly.
I like the daycare that we’ve chosen for a few reasons.
1) I can watch Teton on a webcam at any time during the day from my phone.
2) The staff are attentive, knowledgeable, and kind to both dogs and their owners.
3) They go the extra mile and seem to really care for each dog who attends daycare.
I had to snap this photo last time I was there because I think it’s so cool that they post the photos and names of each dog for staff members.
I know, I know. Crazy dog mom.
The daycare that Teton attends is $30 per day, but they also offer package deals. Teton does not go to daycare every week. In fact, he generally only attends a few times a month. I like to take him every now and again so that he can socialize with other dogs/people and so that he is exposed to a different form of exercise. $30 a day can definitely add up, so if your dog needs a more consistent daycare routine due to anxiety or lack of exercise, take that into consideration. It’s easy to get caught up in the “every day is a daycare day” routine, especially when your dog is wiped when you pick him/her up and seems content with just laying around all evening.
Case in point, these sleepy eyes after a long day playing at daycare.
If you want more information on finding a doggie daycare, Google “what to look for in a doggie daycare” and you’ll find everything from CNN articles to ones penned by Cesar Millan’s people.
Before I jet, I wanted to pass along the link to this recent dog treat recall:
Teton is having his friends over this weekend for a sleepover.
(left to right – Teton, Biju, Kyra)
When I had sleepovers growing up, they usually included junk food, movies that I wasn’t supposed to be watching, and sleeping in until way past 10 AM.
With these three, there’s no sleeping in. Their days are full of barking, chasing each other around the house, looking for nasty things to pick up and eat on our walks, and competing for my attention and head scratches.
We had some house projects planned this Labor Day weekend, so while the husband is hard at work in the yard, I’ll be entertaining the Three Amigos.
I’m planning on taking them (yes, all three of them) to Petco for a field trip. It will probably be the bravest thing I’ll ever do.
Ok, I hope that’s not the case. But you can’t deny that that’s brave. Have you ever taken three dogs to Petco by yourself?
Sometimes it’s just easier to shop online.
If you’re an online shopper, I hope you’re a coupon code junkie like me. I rarely ever make a purchase online without a coupon code. So, rather than search for codes myself and try a zillion that don’t actually work, I’m going to try the new-to-me site Coupon Cabin.
Coupon Cabin is a database for coupon codes to just about everything. And yes, my friends, they have coupon codes for Petco.
From free shipping on an order of $49 to 35% off of flea and tick medication (that stuff ain’t cheap!), there’s bound to be a coupon that you can benefit from if you’re a Petco shopper.
And, if you like shopping on your phone, Coupon Code just launched an app so you can have all of those precious codes at your fingertips.
Now, since you read through all of that waiting for the magic word “giveaway,” here’s the dish. Coupon Cabin is providing one of Her Dog Blog’s readers a $25 gift card to Petco!
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Some things never change. I’ve been a pinnin’ fool since joining Pinterest last year. One of my favorite things to pin are ideas for shamelessly incorporating your dog into your life, whether that’s in the form of decor, fashion, or other avenues.
Here are some my latest favorite Pinterest finds. Enjoy!