Thursday, July 31, 2014

We Have a Winner | July For Love of a Dog Giveaway

Congratulations to
Linda Szymoniak

She was selected at random by Rafflecopter from 1,630 entries
and will receive her choice of one pair of earrings 

Thanks so much to everyone
 who entered our giveaway!

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Paws Up for Bugsy's Box Dog Treats and Toys | Product Review

Rosie and Rudy get ready to review Bugsy's Box dog treats and toys.
Bugsy's Box is a treat for those who enjoy pampering their dogs and consider them family.  From delicious treats to fun toys and other essentials - many of which are hard to find locally - you can count on high-quality, gourmet, happy surprises for your favorite pup. 

According to their website Bugsy's Box is a monthly box of surprises for pets.  Each Bugsy's Box includes 5 to 7 items which are "a variety of high quality, hand picked, well reviewed dog treats, toys, care items, healthy supplements, accessories and more surprises such as coupons which are often included as a bonus."  All treats are made in the USA and shipping is included in the subscription price.

We received the June Bugsy's Box which included the following items:

Fetch and Glow Boomerang from American Dogs Toys - a fetch toy that glows in the dark and floats.  High quality, durable and non-toxic.  Can be used indoors or outdoors, including the pool.  Retail price: $9.99
Paws up!  Rosie especially loves playing fetch with this toy.  Definitely a winner.
Rosie loves the Fetch & Glow Boomerang in our Bugsy's Box.

Collapsible Travel Bowl is perfect for any dog on the go.  Features cute paw prints on the outside and a durable inner lining.  Can be used for water or food when you're out and about with your dog. No retail price available, however a similar item on Amazon retails for $4.99.
Paws up!  Though I doubt we'll use this often, it's great to take along in the car.  Since it folds so small, it easily fits in the glove box.

Jeffie was very enthused about the Brewscuits dog treats in our Bugsy's Box.
Brewscuits Treats are hand crafted dog biscuits that incorporate the whole grain used to brew beer to create a one of a kind treat.  Brewscuits do not contain any chemical preservatives or grains that are difficult to digest (corn, gluten, soy) making them the perfect biscuit.  Plus, they're alcohol free.  We received Brewscuits Training Bits in peanut butter flavor.  A 4 oz bag retails for $6.50.
All paws up!  These were the real winner!  Jeffie, Rudy, and Rosie LOVE them.  Definitely on my "to order" list.

Rudy thought the Brewscuits were the very best thing in our Bugsy's Box.

Piggy Twizzies - all natural, grain free, chews high in protein and easily digested.  Grain free, gluten free, soy free and dairy free.  No artificial ingredients, colors or flavors.  And they naturally preserved.  A package of 30 retails for $69.03 at Amazon.
3 dogs - 1 Twizzie.  You do the math.  So far no dog has gotten lucky and tried this treat.

Wagathas Treats are healthy dog biscuits.  We received their new Cranberry Cheddar with Mint biscuits.  Cranberries are known to help with urinary tract health and spearmint combats doggie breath.  These biscuits feature human grade cerified organic ingredients including white cheddar cheese, spearmint and rosemary oil.  A 16 oz box retails for $10.95 (not including shipping)
Paws up!  All three dogs definitely liked these organic dog treats and I've bookmarked their website.

Bugsy's Box plans include monthly at $29/mo, 3 month at $69 ($23/mo) and 6 month at $114 ($19/mo) plans.  Bugsy Boxes are shipped on the 15th of each month.  Plans automatically renew unless you decide to cancel prior to renewal.

As you can see, our June Bugsy's Box contained products that retailed for about $34.73 - not including shipping.  Not at all a  bad deal for $29.  AND if I'd been a 3 month subscriber my price would have been $19 which would have made it a fantastic bargain!

We reviewed the June Bugsy's Box.

This Bugsy's Box afforded us an opportunity to try products that are totally new to us.  That's a very good thing!

You do have the opportunity to choose your dog's size, but truly customized boxes are not available.  For example, if your dog has food sensitivities, it's a roll of the dice.  Though Bugsy's Box notes that there are usually 2-4 different treats in each box so, hopefully, your dog won't be allergic to all the products in any given box.

Rosie is all smiles about the Wagatha's dog treats in our Bugsy's Box.
The dogs certainly gave paws up to the treats!  If you like surprises and don't mind a product or two that you might not care for, the Bugsy's Box is barking good.  The one "catch" is that you definitely need to manage your subscription.  If you decide not to continue with their program, you must cancel.  Otherwise your subscription will continue and you will be billed.

All in all, FUN!  I'd consider ordering for my dogs, as well as ordering gift subscriptions for friends.  Fetch Bugsy's Box now!

* Disclosure:  We received one Bugsy's Box in exchange for our honest review of the product and service.  We received no other compensation - financial or otherwise.

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We're joining the Tasty Tuesday blog hop today.  This is a blog hop that celebrates good food, sponsored by Sugar the Golden Retriever and Kols Notes.  

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Adopt Oscar a Beagle Dog in Missouri

This adorable fellow is Oscar.  He's a tricolor Beagle and about 1 1/2 years old.  As you can see from his adoption video, Oscar knows how to sit for treats and he loves toys.

According to the American Kennel Club:
Beagles are happy-go-lucky and friendly, making them a wonderful family pet.  They are also favored for their compact size and short easy to care for coat.  Since they lived in packs for hundreds of years, they naturally enjoy the company of other dogs and humans.  Curous and comedic, they often follow their noses - which can lead to some mischief if they are not provided with daily activity.

Oscar loves people and is waiting for an active forever home.  He's adoptable from the Humane Society of Missouri in St Louis.  Find out more about Oscar by calling 314-951-1562.  Oscar's animal ID number is A575648

Since 1870, the Humane Society of Missouri has been dedicated to second chances.  They provide a safe and caring haven to animals - large and small - that have been abused, neglected or abandoned.  Their mission is to end the cycle of abuse and overpopulation, assist in creating lasting relations hips between people and animals, offer world-class veterinary care, plus offer pet obedience and behavior programs.  HSMO operates three animal shelters in the St Louis, Missouri, area, plus Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union, Missouri, for abused and neglected horses, cows, goats, chickens and other farm animals.

We are participating in the Tuesday's Tails blog hop hosted by Dogs N Pawz and Talking Dogs.  This is the blog hop that features shelter pets.  Find a pet at your local animal shelter or rescue and join us!  Please help spread the word about these beautiful animals via social media and let's find them forever homes! 

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

I Love My Beagle | Dog Song Saturday

Kick off your weekend with Dog Song Saturday at Talking Dogs!  Today we have an original song about Beagle dogs.  I Love My Beagle is accompanied by a sweet video, too.

Grab a dog to cuddle.  Sit.  Stay.  Relax and enjoy I Love My Beagle
Then fetch some more genuine dog song music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the past few years.