Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Gourmet Organic Dog Treats #Giveaway from Paw Street Barkery | #TastyTuesday

Any day will be a party with pet treats from Paw Street Barkery!  Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie were delighted to be asked to taste tests some very tasty dog treats from this organic pet bakery.  

You can try some, too, if you're the lucky winner of a Paw Street Barkery $25 gift certificate!

Founded in 2009 with the name The Barkers Dozen, Paw Street Barkery is on a mission to provide homemade organic pet treats. We'd say this Chicopee, Massachusetts company is doing just that.

Paw Street Barkery brand organic dog treats use the highest-quality, human-grade organic ingredients and are made in a variety of shapes and sizes to satisfy any furry friend. Their gourmet dog treats are made on demand and in small batches to ensure the freshest product possible for their customers, without using artificial preservatives. The fresh-baked treats are then packaged in eco-friendly renewable or recycled materials.

As part of its culture of social responsibility and to give back to its local community, Paw Street Barkery employs staff from the Aditus group, a non-profit that helps those with special needs to be able to enter the work force. In addition, the company donates a portion of its profits from every sale to two animal shelters in its local market.

Gourmet dog treats from Paw Street Barkery
We received three different dog treat products to taste test and review:
  • Blueberry Bone-anza Gluten Free Organic Dog Treats
  • Carob Peanut Butter Cup Dog Treats
  • Big Dipper Dog Treats
Blueberry Bone-anaza, Carob Peanut Butter Cup, Big Dipper gourmet organic dog treats from Paw Street Barkery

Blueberry Bone-anza Gluten Free Organic Dog Treats  - retail price $7.99 for a 4 oz bag
Made from organic and all-natural ingredients, these Blueberry Bone-anza Gluten Free Dog Treats are made of such base organic ingredients that they can be eaten by those dogs with even the most sensitive of stomachs and gluten allergies. These treats are the latest in Paw Street Barkery line of gourmet dog treats, and came out as the preferred flavor by a panel of doggie taste testers.
The new Blueberry Bone-anza treats are made with organic, human-grade ingredients, just like the rest of Paw Street Barkery portfolio of baked goods for dogs. 

What separates this flavor of treats from the rest of the company’s varieties is that it is gluten-free, meaning it does not contain wheat flour or products. This ensures that dogs with allergies or sensitive systems can enjoy wholesome, gourmet dog treats, and their owners can provide them with confidence. The new flavor of dog treats contains no artificial flavors or preservatives, and the treats are baked on-demand to ensure freshness and quality

  • Organic Blueberries
  • Organic Bananas (as a binder)
  • Organic Steel Cut Oats
  • Vitamin E
Guaranteed Analysis:
Moisture 8.24%
Crude protein 11.4%
Crude fat 4.18%
Crude fiber 0.79%

Organic Peanut Butter Pup Cups  retail price: $6.49 / bag of 4

These treats are made with organic peanut butter covered in rich carob, complete with fun paper wrappers!

  • Organic Peanut Butter
  • Carob
  • Organic Canola Oil
Guaranteed Analysis:
Moisture content 1.3%
Crude protein 7.3%
Crude fat 36.3%
Crude fiber 14.5% 

The Big Dipper Organic Dog Treats  retail price: $3.49 / bag of 4 cookies
These are made from the same organic ingredients as their Signature Chicken Bow Wow Treats and then dipped in natural carob. Note:  From May through September, carob-dipped treats and products containing carob (like this one), require special overnight shipping to prevent them from melting on the journey to the lucky puppy recipient.

  • Organic Wheat Flour
  • Organic White Flour
  • Organic Chicken Stock
  • Carob
  • Organic Canola Oil
  • Yeast
  • Vitamin E
Guaranteed Analysis:
Moisture content 7.36%
Crude protein 16%
Crude fat 0.83%
Crude fiber 1.60%

What we loved about these dog treats:
  • Organic, human grade ingredients
  • Gourmet "fancy" dog treats
  • Taste - the dogs loved them!
Though I admit I would not give my dogs fancy treats like the Carob Peanut Butter Cup and Big Dipper dog treats every day, they'd make very festive special occasion treats.  The Blueberry Bone-anza dog treats are in an adorable fire hydrant shape and are small enough to be a very tasty training treat.  Jeffie really loved these.

Paw Street Barkery also has some barking good gift pack and sampler assortments including:  doggie cakes, adoption gift boxes, and you can even create your own custom gift baskets.   What a great idea for a special dog birthday, Gotcha Day or other special event.

What's not to like?!  

Our verdict:  Barking good! 

Enter the giveaway now for a chance to receive a Paw Street Barkery $25 gift certificate!

Giveaway rules:
  1. There will be one (1) winner chosen at random by Rafflecopter to receive a $25 gift certificate directly from Paw Street Barkery (to be redeemed at their online shop.)
  2. This giveaway is open to US residents only.
  3. The winner will be announced  October 28. The winner will be notified by email that morning.  If I do not receive a response within 48 hours an alternate winner will be chosen.
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* We received three packages of organic dog treats and a $25 gift certificate to giveaway to our readers from Paw Street Barkerty in exchange for our honest review of the product and service.  Talking Dogs is the official blog of For Love of a Dog Jewelry.

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.  

We'll also be joining the Fido's Freebie Friday blog hop hosted by Dog Tipper, All Things Dog Blog, Doggies and Stuff and To Dog With Love. If you have a giveaway on your blog, join us!

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Greedy Girl Torments Rudy | Monday Mischief

You may remember the big excitement when the Talking Dogs finally saw their first squirrel.  Since then Rudy has spent a lot of time watching the yard and the trees for that pesky critter.  Without a whole lot of success.  Oh, well, right?   

Figuring the heck with real tree rats, I got Rudy a new Chuckit! Flying Squirrel toy for his birthday.  It's pretty cool and even glows in the dark.  All three dogs loved it.

However, a certain girl dog decided it was HER toy!

 She wasn't about to give it up to the birthday boy.

Rosie may have wanted it, but 
Rudy was determined to bring it back to Mama.

No way was Rosie letting go of Rudy's new toy!  
Look at her eyes! LOL

Rudy had never seen her move so fast.

 Rosie totally threw Rudy off his fetching game.

It's mine!  Rudy tried to tell the greedy girl.
 Over and over again.


Thank you to Snoopy’s Dog Blog, Alfie’s Blog, and My Brown Newfies for hosting Monday Mischief! 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Adopt Wonton a Young #PitBull Dog in Missouri

Wonton is a 1 year old brown brindle Pit Bull Terrier mixed breed dog.  According to the staff and volunteers at the Humane Society of Missouri St. Louis City animal shelter, Wonton can be a little shy around new people and situations.  Consequently, she's love a quiet home, somewhere she can feel safe and secure.  She does warm up to folks and then she's oh, so sweet and affectionate.  Wonton loves to be petted and will roll over for some nice belly rubs.

While Wonton has been at the shelter, she's learned to walk nicely on a leash.  She loves going outside.  Wonton is alert and attentive.  

Wonton is two of the HSMO special programs.  In their Shelter to Home program, she's learning basic commands.  So far she has mastered sit, down and wait.  She is also in their Dog to Dog Socialization where she's learning how to play with other dogs.  She's doing great with that!  

Check out Wonton playing with a shelter friend, then give the HSMO a call at 314-951-1562.  Wonton's animal ID number is A575181

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! 

Talking Dogs is the official blog of For Love of a Dog Jewelry.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

National #Pitbull Awareness Month Video Tribute | Dog Song Saturday

We're celebrating Pitbull Awareness Month today with a special Dog Song Saturday at Talking Dogs..

Respeonsible Pit Bull Owners... This is Your Song is a wonderful compilation of video clips and photographs featuring Pit Bull dogs set to Your Song by Sir Elton John.

In 2007, Bless the Bullys introduced the idea of a national "pit bull awareness day," and it took off like wildfire. Devoted pit bull advocates jumped on the opportunity to participate in the first of its kind nationwide initiative to bring about positive pit bull media attention together on one day. To date, it is still the only nationwide event to highlight the positive pit bull through media and personal experience!

The National Pit Bull Awareness campaign is a nationwide effort to bring positive awareness and attention to the American Pit Bull Terrier and their responsible owners. 

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.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Winner! Rudys Birthday #Giveaway for a #DogMom Gift Pack

Congratulations to
Liz Bismore

She was selected at random by Rafflecopter from 2,345 entries
as the winner of Rudy's Birthday Giveaway
and will receive this Dog Mom Gift Pack from Dog is Good!
Thanks so much to everyone 
who entered our giveaway!

Want to make sure you know about all of our giveaways?

Fetch our Talking Dogs Giveaway Page or our For Love of a Dog Giveaway page and follow us on Facebook
That way you'll be the first to know about our 
October giveaway of a piece of For Love of a Dog jewelry.

Plus, we'll be celebrating Rosie's birthday in November
with another very special giveaway from Dog is Good!

Of course, you don't have to wait for a giveaway to enjoy a piece of my handcrafted jewelry!  Shop For Love of a Dog!