Thursday, July 11, 2013

Devotion Fragrance by Viva La Dog Spa: Product Review

Jeffie and Rudy love fashion magazines.  Women's fashion magazines.  Their favorites?  The ones with the most perfume samples.  You know, those strips of fragrance that can't be avoided.

They like to smell the magazines.  They love it if I rub the strips on their fur.  

They also love soap, body lotion, and other assorted scented things we use on ourselves and around the house that have a floral fragrance.

When Viva La Dog Spa contacted me and asked if I'd like to try their new doggie cologne, at first I thought "why?"  I mean, our dogs are country dogs who do not have spa days.  Then I thought about how much they love fragrance.  I couldn't resist giving the boys a fragrance thrill.

Our Devotion Designer Fragrance arrived promptly and very well packaged.  Wrapped in a cute paw print plastic bag, there was no way the product could leak out during shipping.

Best of all - it smells good!  All three dogs love it and I'll be using it!  It's just what I needed for that wet dog smell after swimming and that general doggie oder.  We give it all paws up!

When it comes to pet products that pamper your pet ... and aromas that please, fetch Viva La Dog Spa.  Pet products with a French accent are their specialty.

Devotion Designer Fragrance was named for "the chief characteristic  of all our canine children.  
"... DEVOTION also expresses a strong commitment to pets.  We'd do anything for them.  We want them by our sides and we want them to look good and smell good!"

DEVOTION is a blend of soft floral scents - think a light mist of fresh flowers with the scent of raspberry.  The same fragrance is also available on their Mini Viva Dog Facial Wipes.   Handy for quick clean ups of chins and whiskers after meals or for dirty paws, these wipes also contain a conditioner.  Pretty handy in the glove compartment of your car when traveling.

 Viva La Dog Spa is part of the Cardinal Laboratories (Cardinal Pet Care) - a leading manufacturer of dog products located in Azusa California.  Although Cardinal started in the pet industry as a manufacturer of pet grooming and haelath care products, they have branched out into other pet products including dog treats and dog food.  Their pet business includes 7 different brands of pet products:  Crazy Dog, Furrever Devoted, Gold Medal Pets, Pet Botanics, Pet Botanics Naturals, Viva La Dog Spa, Remedy + Recovery, and Full Life for Pets..

Cardinal is proud to be a green company. As of 2010 Cardinal became the first 100% Solar Powered production facility in California and one of pioneers in Green Manufacturing for the pet industry in the United States of America. We are currently able to save over 28 tons of CO2 from going into the atmosphere every month. It’s our goal to constantly Reduce Our Carbon Footprint and become more sustainable every month.  Solar Power also runs their website, their Email and their FTP site. Large size art files travel by SolarSendIt. Cardinal is dedicated to the environmental directive of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle whenever possible.

You'll find Viva La Dog Spa products at Petco and other major pet product retail shops.


  1. I love Viva La Spa products. Their deep conditioner smell fantastic and it works to get tangles out. I may have to try the cologne. I read another review about the whitening shampoo and it as a hit also. I love a company that cares about our earth by using solar power,buys bottles from other companies so they don't have to end up in landfills and recommends you to reuse the bottle for other things and not to throw it away.

    1. Thank you for the recommendation! I really wish I'd known about them when my mom's dog was with us. I would have loved to have tried the facial wipes for him!

  2. That sure looks like a fancy spa package!

  3. I bet ... Ola! la!!! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  4. I have a couple of smell-pretty sprays for Chester and Gretel in case of emergencies :) This spray sounds like a good option.

  5. This makes me BOL! It's so hard imagining putting fragrance on a dog. Makes me think of that old book about the work horse and the farmer's wife dressing her up.

  6. Wow, that's so funny that your dogs like fragrances! Rita's fave fragrance is eau de worm.

    Funny about Rosie speaking French. My hubs (who is French) says that all dogs speak French. :)

  7. I can't believe they like that smell! My sister and I don't like perfume like smells at all, but sometimes we end up having to have that stink on our fur for a few days. If this is mild, maybe it would be an option.

  8. That is so funny that they like stuff like that! How cute! Shiner absolutely hates getting sprayed with anything. We have some doggy perfume, but the scent isn't quite strong enough and doesn't last that long.

  9. all i can say is they sure have sophisticated tastes. our dogs seem to like mud, cat litter, and dog pee

    urban hounds

  10. great review! We reviewed their wipes some time back. We didn't review this because we take Dakota to be groomed :)


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