Product Reviews

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Rudy, Jeffie and Rosie are ready for more samples to test.

We got our pawty on with Blue Buffalo Bayou Biscuits from!  Rudy and Rosie love these exotic alligator and catfish dog treats. 

Read our full review here complete with photos and even some music to get you in the Bayou mood!

Rosie and Rudy LOVE their taste testing of Buddy's Kitchen Dog Treatz.  I love them, too, because they're healthy handmade dog cookies by a boutique dog bakery.

Read our full review here and you'll understand why we highly recommend them.

I absolutely love the new harnesses I purchased for Rudy and Rosie from The French Dog.  They're step-in style and simply gorgeous.

Read my full review and see photos of Rudy and Rosie wearing them


Rosie and Rudy both loved Blue Buffalo Dental Bones.  Our pals at Chewy sent some for us to try and they were a huge hit.

We participated in the 4 gifts for pets blog hop in December and included in our list was the Nina Ottosson Tornado Game from Chewy, One Dog Organic Bakery Dog Treats, jewelry from For Love of a Dog, and dog friendly fiction books from Jackie Bouchard.   You can read the full blog post here and see Rosie enjoying the Tornado at her birthday party here.

Rudy took delivery of a very special birthday gift from Chewy - a West Paw Zogoflex Air Dash Frisbee.  He loves it!

Read our full review here and enjoy some birthday photos, too.

The birthday boy got to choose some dog treats for his birthday party and Rudy didn't hesitate to pick a bag of Grandma Lucy's Organic Pumpkin Oven Baked Dog Treats.  Since they were ordered from Chewy, they came extra fast.  Rudy loves these teddy bear shaped dog buscuits.

Rudy and Rosie celebrated Halloween with some Blue Buffaalo Boo Bars from Chewy this year.  No tricks, only yummy good for you dog treats!

Jeffie will hold a sit for as long as it takes for a Merrick Jerky Chip dog treat! All three of my dogs are so happy Chewy asked them to taste test these new oven baked cookies for dogs.

Rudy and Rosie loved giving Evanger's Super Premium Duck and Sweet Potato Dinner thanks to Chewy.  In fact, Rudy and Rosie look forward to it being a topper on their kibble every meal! Jeffie loves Evanger's canned food for senior dogs and we order it monthly from Chewy.


Chewy is one of my favorite places to shop for my dogs.  Not only do I order dog food and treats, but they're a great place for toys.  In fact, all three of my dogs love the KONG Squeezz Ball with Handle toy they recently received from Chewy.  It came along with some Orijen dog treats which where also a big hit.

We've had a lot of fun with the results of Rosie's DNA test and now there's a new improved Canine DNA Test called Wisdom Panel 3.0 recently released from Mars Veterinary.  Not only have they expanded the breed screening cover, but they've added MDR1 Genetic Mutation screening. We wanted to learn more about Rosie's ancestry to make sure her life would be as healthy as possible.  The Wisdom Panel did not disappoint.

Canidae Pet Food sent us some Trout and Pomegranate PURE Dog Treats to try and my dogs absolutely love them.  I like their healthy ingredients and quality protein sources.  This is a new line of their dog treats and we think they have a winner.

Wellness CORE Protein Bars for dogs from Chewy proved to be very tasty treats.  Healthy, organic ingredients, yummy taste according to my pack.


Woof!  My dogs are barking for more Duck Sausages for Dogs from Loving Pets!  These Natural Value Duck Sausages are 100% farmed and made in the USA. All Loving Pets dog treats are tested by an independent United States Lab for quality assurance and safety.  Very impressive.

Loving Pets Robusto Dog Bowl and Bella Mat are very cool dog accessories!  The bowl in not only cute, but also nearly indestructible.  The Bella Mat is truly a floor saver!

We have yet to meet a dog that doesn't love Zuke's Mini Naturals dog treats and mine are no exception. Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie loved taste testing the Roasted Pork flavor and I'm impressed by Zuke's commitment to natural ingredients and canine health.  Another great dog treat product from

Grain Free Pure Heaven Canidae Dog Treats from Chewy are another favorite of Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie. These grain and gluten free teats have a nice crunchy texture to help keep canine teeth clean and are made in the USA. Another tasty treat from

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild bones Dental Treats from Chewy are a favorite at our house.  We love that they're 100% grain free and freshen Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie's breath. Another great pet product from


We love One Dog Organic Bakery!  A small family run pet bakery with each order baked fresh from all organic GMO free ingredients that are US sourced. 


Blue Buffalo Wilderness Trail Dog Treats from Chewy were a huge hit with our pack.  These crunchy biscuits are grain and gluten-free with no corn, wheat or soy.  Another tasty product from

All paws up!  Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie love the gourmet organic dog treats from Paw Street Barkery!  Any day will be a party with these tasty pet treats.  

Read our full review for details and more photos.

Not only are Grandma Lucy's Organic Dog Treats tasty, their little teddy bear shapes are dog-gone cute!  Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie loved these cranberry dog cookies from

Read our full review for details. 

All paws up for Newman's Own Organics New Zealand Lamb and Barley Dog Treats from!  These organic hand crafted ranch style dog treats carry the USDA Organic Seal and were a huge hit with all three Talking Dogs!

Read our full review for details.

Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie loved Dr Tim's Freeze-dried dog treats from so much that they've become a regular in our dog cookie jar.

Read our full review for details about these natural organic dog treats.

All paws up!  That was the verdict for the June subscription box from Bugsy's Box.  Full of treats, a toy and more!

Read our full review for the details about what we received.

Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie are always ready to do some serious taste testing when we receive a box from and these very yummy Nature's Recipe Oven Baked Chewy Dog Treats got all paws up.

Read our full review for photos and details.

We were given boy some Minties Dental Treats for Dogs and some Betsy Farms Jerky treats for dogs to taste test.  Both passed with all paws up!  Thanks to VetIQ for the opportunity to review these dog products.

Read our full review for lots of photos and details.

Merrick Big Brush Bones Dental Chews were a bit hit with Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie.  We got to give them a try thanks to    Another great experience from Chewy.

Read our full review for photos and details.

Though Jeffie and Rudy didn't seem to be quite sure this was a toy, Rosie loved the Steven the Baby PrideBites dog toy.

Read our full review of PrideBites Dog Toys for details.

Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie loved giving Nature's Variety Prairie Oven-Baked Biscuits from a thorough taste testing.

Read our full review for details.

Our taste test of Natural Balance Belly Bites dog treats from was one of the dogs' favorites.  All three - Jeffie, Rudy, and Rosie - absolutely love these.  We gave the chicken and legume formula flavor a try and were so pleased to see their high quality natural ingredients.  These are grain-free, too.  As always, our order arrived super fast!

Fetch our full review of Natural Balance Belly Bites dog treats from to see why we loved these. 

We'd heard a lot of good things about Canidae pet products, so we were delighted when they offered us some dog treats to review.  We tried two varities:  Canidae Grain Free PURE Heaven Biscuits for Dogs in duck and chickpeas flavor and Canidae Life Stages Baker Snacks for Dogs in turkey, quinoa and butternut squash flavor.   The dogs loved them!  We humans love these healthy, all natural dog treats.  In fact, there are some in the kitchen right now.

Fetch our full review of Canidae Dog Biscuit Dog Treats to see why they are favorites at Talking Dogs.

We'll just say it upfront:  We love Alcott Adventures dog gear!  Alcott offers beautiful, quality made products for active dogs including beds, blankets, sleeping bags, pup tents, toys, apparel and much more.  We gave their dog collars a try, as well as one of their very cute dog tags.  

Chewy sent the dogs some NutriSource dog treats and that taste test was met with enthusiasm!  Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie loved these healthy, soft and tender little dog bone cookies.  We tried the chicken flavor and were impressed.
Fetch our full review of NutriSource Dog Treats from

Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie love Old Mother Hubbard dog treats, so they were thrilled to try their new Soft Bakes dog treats.  These were a big hit!  A part of Old Mother Hubbard's Gourmet Goodies line, they're featured as artisan gourmet baked dog cookies.  Fetch our full review to see why we gave them all paws up!

My dogs had taste tested duck, buffalo and other game dog treats, but never quail.  So they were delighted when asked if they'd like to review Wysong Quail Dream Treats.  These are healthy, natural, freeze dried raw meat dog treats.  

Fetch our full review of Wysong Quail Dream Treats from to find out why we all loved them.

All of us, dogs included, love March Madness and the NCAA basketball tournament.  So it should come as no surprise that we like to get the dogs geared up for the season.  We love the college sports team dog collars from Mutts-N-Bones.  They're beautiful, sturdy, and handmade, too.

Fetch our full review of Rosie's Duke Blue Devils Dog Collar from Mutts-N-Bones

Our review of Science Diet Fruity Dog Snacks from was a yummy, crunchy one!  Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie went wild for these Apples and Oatmeal little dog cookies.  Made in the US from wholesome natural ingredients, the humans here were very tempted.   We're pleased to recommend these dog treats.   As always, we received super fast shipping from

Dogs and humans alike love Natural Balance pet products at our house, so we were delighted when sent us a Natural Balance Holiday Gift Pack to try.  What a great way to check out this company's pet food!  Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie taste tested a package of dog treats, a can of wet dog food and a roll of turkey dog food.  All paws up for this value priced product and our usual fantastic service from

There are a lot of dog subscription boxes out there and we were delighted to finally give one a try.  Bugsy's Box arrived and all three dogs were thrilled to get a sniff and a look.  Inside we found dog treats, toys, and some vet supplies handy for our doggie first aid kit.   If you like the idea of trying new products and receiving a box of surprises for your dog, you should definitely give Bugsy's Box a try.  Paws up from the Talking Dogs!

Rosie had special fun with our review of Nutro Ultra Dog Treats from because we taste tested them at her birthday party!  Jeffie and Rudy were glad to be at the party!  All three dogs enjoyed the dog treats and they always are excited with a box arrives from    This box was no exception.  All paws up for these Nutro Ultra Crunchy mixed berry dog treats.   Plus, in honor of Rosie's very first birthday, her friends at sent her a special bouquet of flowers and birthday balloon.  Be sure to read our full blog post to see the photos.

Fetch our full product review of Nutro Ultra Dog Treats from

We absolutely love Rudy's new dog coat!  We received an EzyDog Element Dog Jacket to review and I'm so glad we did.  This is a quality pet garment.  Rudy loves that it allows free and easy movement, plus it is extremely quick and easy to put on.  We like the sporty good looks, form and function. Perfect for a dog with an active lifestyle.

Fetch our full review of the EzyDog Element Dog Jacket.

We had some fun with Rescue Pet Products and their organic dog grooming items.  We tested their Leave-In Conditioner, Paw and Nose Balm Stick, and Canine Cologne and Dog Bed Freshener and loved all three.  Handmade at JB Ranch by a Veterinary Tech and all natural.

Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie thoroughly enjoyed taste testing the Herbsmith Freeze Dried Dog Treats that Natural Pet Warehouse sent them.  We've used freeze dried dog food as a topper for their kibble.  They love it, so we weren't surprised they liked these chicken dog treats.  We like that these treats provide the benefits of a raw diet, are made in the US by a family owned business.

Rudy was thrilled that the dog treats from Ledfoots Pet Bakery arrived in time for his birthday celebration!  Jeffie and Rosie agreed:  Delicious!  I'm pleased to recommend this all natural, healthy boutique dog treat bakery.  We received a package of Pumpkin dog treats and a package of Peanut Butter dog treats - both in festive Halloween animal cracker style shapes and packaging.

We're pleased to highly recommend Ledfoots Pet Bakery.  Competitively priced and perfect for gift giving!

Read our full review and see photos of our taste testing.

Our dog pack loved taste testing Nutro Crunchy Dog Treats from  These all natural dog treats are made with real blueberries, cranberries, and cherries.  They smell delicious, are perfectly sized for training treats and are made in the USA.  Ours arrived with super fast home delivery from  We gave these dog treat our highest recommendation and plan on trying the other flavors available.

The humans at our house love the dog themed merchandise at Dog City and Co, so we were thrilled with our Labrador dog text art t-shirt in aqua!  Lovely in quality, great fit, and barking cute!   We also love the other dog themed merchandise at Dog City and Co, especially the ability to create our own custom text art pet portrait pillow, clothing, art print and more.  Dog city and Co is committed to being 100% USA made - only the t-shirts that they print on are made outside our country.  Perhaps best of all, they support rescue.

Our dogs love KONG dog treats, so they were excited to taste test some new KONG premium treats:  KONG Pumpkin Stix and KONG American chicken Tenders.  Perfect in size for training treats, these were definitely winners with our canine pack.  We love that they're made in the US and are all natural with not fillers or additives.

Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie gave all paws up to Old Mother Hubbard dog treats from when they had a chance to taste test the classic dog biscuit variety.  We love that Old Mother Hubbard's classic recipe was originally developed over 80 years ago as a snack for fishermen while out at sea with all natural ingredients.  The dogs loved the size and the crunch of these classic dog bone shaped treats.

Read our full review of Old Mother Hubbard Dog Treats from

We taste tested Orijen Freeze Dried dog food from by using it as a topper on our dogs' usual kibble.  We like that Orijen pet food is made in Canada with regional ingredients that are sustainably raised, human grade, and fresh.  In fact Orijen's freeze dried pet food are made from raw ingredients, flash frozen and freeze-dried to preserve freshness which offers the benefits of a raw diet.  We are pleased to give this product our recommendation with one caveat:  it is expensive.

Read our full review of Orijen Freeze Dried Dog Food from

Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie were thrilled to give Halo Healthsome Dog Treats a taste test, especially because they came from  We give these wholesome natural dog biscuits paws up!  We tried Halo Healthsome Biscuits in beef and liver flavor.  The dogs loved them and I like them, too, as treats and training rewards.  I also love the super fast home delivery from

We love so we were glad to give the Natural Balance Jerky Dog Treats a taste test.  Jeffie, Rudy, and Rose love the Natural Balance Chicken and Sweet Potato Formula Jerky Bar dog treats.  They're grain-free and contain no corn, soy or wheat.  Plus, they're made right here in the US and contain no artificial flavors or colors..

Read our full review here.

Jeffie and Rudy adore good smells, especially soap, body lotion, and other assorted scented products that we humans use.  So, when Viva La Dog Spa asked if we'd like to give their new doggie cologne a try, I agreed.  Their Devotion Designer Fragrance was a big hit with dogs and humans alike.
Read our full review here. 

When asked if we'd like to give Orijen dog treats a taste test, we jumped at the chance.  We love because they have such a wide selection of healthy pet food and treats, super fast home delivery, and their customer service is outstanding.  This order was no exception.Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie loved Orijen Black Angus Beef Freeze Dried Dog Treats 
Fetch our full review of these healthy, natural, low calorie, made in Canada, pure meat dog treats.

We were delighted to try some of the new flavors at Good Dog Take Outs.  We reviewed this pet treat company previously and our dogs loved them.We love them, too, because they're just like home baked, all natural, and the dogs love them!  New flavors include:  Carob Cherry, Nacho Mamma Chips, Iced Cinnamon Rolls, Chilli Dogs, and Wheat/Gluten Free Chilli Cheese Crinkles.  All paws and hands up for Good Dog Take Outs!


All three dogs are absolutely crazy for KONG Premium Jerky Dog Treats.  JAKKS Pets has partnered with the KONG Company to create these natural dog treats that are made in the US.  Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie sampled beef and chicken flavor jerky dog treats, plus KONG Chew Buddies.  They were winners all around!  No more worries about the recalls of pet jerky treats from China, since we love KONG Premium Jerky dog treats!

Read our full review of KONG Premium Jerky Treats for Dogs for more details and some great dog photos!

Jeffie loves his new Comfy Dog Boots and so do I.  These dog booties are handmade, created to fit, come in a variety of colors and varieties:  warm weather indoor, cold weather outdoor, lace up and high top boots.  Comfy Dog Boots even create custom booties to fit pets with special challenges.  Jeffie gave his cold weather outdoor boots a good workout in the snow. All paws up!


We think the new KONG Off/On Squeaker dog toys are a great idea!  We've always liked KONG because we've found them to be safe, soft in our dogs' mouths, durable, and good for both inside and outside play.  The new KONG Off/On Squeaker dog toys actually have a switch so that the (loud) squeaker can be turned off with a flick of your thumb.  They're available in several shapes:  Bone, Dog, Rattle, Whale and the Bear.

Jeffie, Rudy, and Rosie absolutely loved giving Good Dog Take Outs dog treats a taste test!  These all natural treats contain no fillers, chemicals or artificial preservatives and they're made in a Michigan licensed kitchen.  Plus, Good Dog Take Outs also offers cat treats!  We gave three of their  flavors serious consideration:  Peanut Butter, Grandma's Molasses Cookies, and Egg & Cheesy Herb.  All paws up!

Tiny Confessions are charming handcrafted prints of original paitings of dogs, cats, and other creatures.  Artist Christopher Rozzi answers the question:  What is your pet really thinking?"  We love these high quality, very creative, art prints!  Best of all, Rozzi's new book Tiny Confessions: The Secret Thoughts of Dogs, Cats and Everything, will be released May 7, 2013. 

HooRag Bandanas are not your ordinary bandana.  These seamless cotton-polyester blend micro-fiber tubes are light weight, moisture wicking, and fun to wear.  Originally designed for people, they're very popular with outdoor types.  The HooRag Bandana is also available for dogs!  We think they're dog-gone stylish ...  

Sniff and Mark is a fun new iPhone app to play with your dog, family, and friends.  Players use their gps-enabled iPhones to mark along with their (real life) dogs on their walks.  the app gives a visual presentation of the dog's changing territory and keeps track of all the states visited by the dog.  Read more about Sniff and Mark and get the free download link on our Talking Dogs blog review.

Evanger's Food For Dogs and Cats   Jeffie and Rudy loved taste testing for this product review for two reasons:  there was so much variety to taste and they loved every single product.  We love Evanger's dog food and treats.  All natural human grade ingredients, free of harmful additives, wide selection, and made in the United States.   

The Dogs Bark Bakery   This boutique shop offers gourmet dog treats that made the humans at our house drool.  All natural human grade ingredients that are preservative free come in nine amazing flavors!  Rhonda, the owner and baker at The Dogs Bark Bakery, has been to cooking school and is a big believer in the slow food movement. and Blue Buffalo Dog Treats sent us a package of Blue Buffalo Wilderness Trail Jerky Dog Treats in chicken flavor to try their home delivery of pet food and treats service.  Jeffie and Rudy loved these treats and we did, too...   

Rachael Ray Nutrish Naturally Delish      We love Nutrish Naturally Delish wet dog food!  Rudy and Jeffie definitely enjoyed their taste testing of these meaty, all natural doggie stews.   
Fetch our full review to see lots of photos of the boys preparing for their review.

Lincoln Bark Sweet Little Butterpup Dog Treats     Our dogs LOVE these all natural dog treats!  Jeffie and Rudy tried the oatmeal peanut butter recipe and wanted to eat the whole package at one sitting.  Yes, they were that good!     We like Lincoln Bark Sweet Little Butterpup dog treats because they're all natural and made in the USA. They contain no corn, wheat, soy, preservatives.  All ingredients are human grade.  Plus, a portion of Lincoln Bark's profits are donated to animal welfare organizations.

Fetch our full review of Lincoln Bark Sweet Little Butterpup dog treats and enjoy seeing Jeffie and Rudy snarf these right down the hatch!

Fromm Nutritionals Dog Treats     Jeffie and Rudy were pretty happy when Mr. Chewy, our favorite home delivery pet food retailer, asked them to do a taste test of Fromm Nutritional Dog Treats.  We tested Fromm's grain-free Salmon with Sweet Potato treats for dogs from Mr. Chewy's selection.     We received super fast service from Mr. Chewy and the dogs loved these treats.  We loved them, too, because of their US sourced ingredients, convenient packaging and nice price.   

YumZies Grain Free Dog Treats    We're big fans of Mr. Chewy, so we were happy to review their new offering of dog treats call YumZies.  YumZies is a grain free, soft, moist dog treat made in the United States by Nootie.  They contain no wheat, corn, soy, artificial preservatives or artificial flavors and are easily digestible.   Our dogs tasted tested YumZies Natural Hickory Bacon Flavor Treats and loved them.   We received our usual super fast delivery from Mr. Chewy and gave YumZies a rating of excellent.  If you're looking for USA made, grain free, natural dog treats, give YumZies at Mr. Chewy a try.

Golden Retriever dog themed soap from Scentability  Handmade by Tricia Samundsen at Scentability, each soap is hand poured using a detergent free glycerin soap base.  Dog soap (for people) bars are available in black Labrador Retriever, chocolate Labrador Retriever, and Golden Retriever.  These are made to order and available in many scents.  We purchased the Golden Retriever soap bar in Intuition for Men.  Super fast turn-around time, friendly customer service, and a beautiful product.  We highly recommend it!

Mr. Chewy Online Pet Food Retailer is an online pet food retailer offering over 70 brands and subscription based ordering for home delivery.  We gave Mr. Chewy rave review for easy online shopping, wide selection of dog food and treats, easy to navigate web site, competitive prices and super fast free delivery.  We also appreciate Mr. Chewy's Refer Your Friends Program.  We love Mr. Chewy and highly recommend them!  
[Note:  Mr. Chewy is now ]

Read Talking Dogs full review of Mr. Chewy for more information.

The Soggy Doggy Doormat absorbs five times more water than regular cotton doormats. It's quick drying, very durable, and has a no-slip backing. It soaks up water and dirt like a sponge thanks to super absorbent microfiber chenille "noodles." Not only are these fibers super absorbant, but they also snag a tremendous amount of debris.

The Soggy Doggy Super Shammy absorbs up to seven times its weight in water and is made from the same textured, ultrafine strands of woven chenille. Both are machine washable and ultra soft for delicate dog paws and bellies.

 Both can be purchased directly from Soggy Doggy at their web site

We give both the Soggy Doggy Doormat and Super Shammy our highest recommendation.

Most detergents are designed to leave something behind: fabric softener, fragrance, or optical brighteners. This residue is a breeding ground for dirt and bacteria and can be toxic to pets.

Doghouse Rock Pet Bedding and Toy Detergent from Rockin' Green contains none of those pet hazards. It's a clean rinsing detergent that can be used on chew toys and pet bedding without any worry or residue or toxic chemicals.  Doghouse Rock is made of safe, phosphate free ingredients which makes it good for the planet and your furry pals. No dyes, no fillers, no enzymes, 100% Phosphate free. Actual ingredients are sodium carbonate, sodium percardonate, natural chelating agents, sodium sulfate, biodegradable surfactants.

Rockin Green is a big winner at our house. We highly recommend it!  Read the full Talking Dogs review of Doghouse Rock Detergent here.

Barksters Holistic Dog Treats    Loving Pets Corporation sent Talking Dogs some of their new Barksters Krisps to sample:  Brown Rice & Beef, Sweet Potato and Chicken, Alfalfa & Liver.  These are all natural, air puffed, low fat/low calorie dog treats.
Rating:  4 dogs' paws up (our highest rating)

Dog Breed Cookie Cutters from Fancy Flours    Technically, not a product review.  However, we discovered these barking good dog breed cookie cutters at Fancy Flours and we believe in sharing great finds.  They don't have all dog breeds, but they do have: Scottish Terrier, Poodle, Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, Bull Dog, Corgi, Chihuahua, Dachshund, St Bernard, Collie, Greyhound, Schnauzer, Irish Setter dog cookie cutters. Plus, they have a small puppy dog, heart, fire hydrant, dog house, paw print, and three sizes of dog bones! 

And if cookies are not your thing, pick up some Sugar Dogs to decorate your (people) cupcakes!  You can read our Talking Dogs original Dog Breed Cookie Cutter post here and see photographs of the St Bernard, Corgi, Golden Retriever and Dachshund cookies!  Fetch some dog cookie recipes here.

Silver Tails Bottoms Up Harness from Quaker Pet Group  I was contacted before the launch of this new line of senior pet products to see if I’d be willing to try the new Silver Tails Bottoms Up harness with Tucker. At 14 years old, Tucker already had two ACL surgeries under his belt and suffered from arthritis, so I readily agreed to give the product a try. Unfortunately, before the Bottoms Up harness arrived, Tucker had passed away.

Our other senior dog, Lucy, has had no joint surgery, but does suffer from arthritic hips. I decided that 13 year old Lucy could give it a go.  If your senior dog has had joint surgery and you walk your dog, we definitely recommend the Silver Tails Bottoms Up Harness from the Quaker Pet Group.  Learn more and follow Silver Tails Senior Pet Products on Facebook.

The Rubit Dog Tag Clip   We love the Rubit (roo-bit) Dog Tag Clip and give it our highest recommendation!  No more broken fingernails trying to change dog tags from one collar to another, not to mention frustration.   Simply add your dog's tags to the slip ring on the Rubit, then easily clip the Rubit to the collar.  We ordered ours from the Rubit Dog Tag Clip online store.  They are reasonably priced (our large ones were $7.95), available in small, medium and large sizes, plus a nice variety of colors.
We've had some problems with these clips.  You may also be interested in our update about the Rubit Dog Tag Clips

2012 Dog Lover Calendars Benefit Animals   Technically, not a review, but a small sampling of the barking good dog lover calendars available this year that benefit dog rescue and advocacy organizations.

We love The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs' Graying Muzzles 2012 - a celebration of old dogs - calendar (shown above). Celebrate senior dogs all year long with this beautiful calendar. Order your Graying Muzzles 2012 directly from The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs web site. They're just $10 each. What a bargain! 
Another Talking Dogs favorite is this one from John Woestendiek and Ace over at OhMiDog and Travels with Ace: Dogs on the Road. The Travels with Ace calendar recaptures some of the more memorable moments from their year and 27,000 miles of travel across America, about half of that spent tracing the route John Steinbeck, 50 years ago, took with his poodle in Travels with Charley.

It's an 18 month calendar priced at $25, plus $3 shipping. Not only is OhMiDog one of my favorite dog blogs, I traveled with John and Ace vicariously for that year and became addicted to reading about their adventures. Gotta have it; already ordered one.  It comes autographed by John Woestendiek, author of Dog, Inc., which happens to be one of Talking Dogs favorite dog books.

The Sula Foundation's 2012 Pit Bulls of New Orleans Calendar is a beauty!  You'll find the pit bulls of New Orleans seated on stoops, relaxing on porches, hanging out at local shops, along with very cool graffiti art.

Preview the calendar and then fetch your copy. Cost is $18 plus $4.95 shipping. You can also purchase your 2012 Pit Bulls of New Orleans Calendar at the Sula Foundation web site.

If you love a Labrador Retriever (and you know we do), you'd better have a look at the Labrador Life Line 2012 calendar.

Filled with beautiful photographs of Labs, selected from favorite entries in one of the organization's contests. The snowy deck yellow Lab for January is adorable. I love that you can click to preview each month, too.

Fetch your Labrador Life Line 2012 calendar for $19.99 at the Labrador Life Line's Cafe Press shop.

Pinups for Pitbulls calendars are retro-fabulous and they sell out quickly! This year Pinups for Pitbulls, an advocacy and public education group working on behalf of bully dogs, has devoted their 2012 calendar, titled Our FUTgotten Heroes, to women who advocate for Pit Bull type dogs along with their adorable dogs. With a very World War II retro military theme. Quite swanky!

It's usually available on Amazon, though currently it is sold out. When they restock, be sure to snag a Pinups for Pitbulls 2012 calendar!

This is just a very small sample of all the wonderful 2012 dog lover calendar available.  The sale of each one benefits an organization working hard to make the world a better place one dog at a time.

ASPCA Microsherpa Bolster Gusset Bed is designed to protect your pet dog from cold and hard surfaces.  I would definitely recommend the ASPCA Microsherpa Bolster Gusset Dog Bed from Walmart. It's egg-crate foam interior is kind to Lucy's geriatric and arthritic joints. The price was definitely right.

with its low profile and firm support relieving pressure pints, the Petmade Orthopedic Foam dog bed is ideal for older, arthritic or  recovering pets.
  • Orthopedic foam interior
  • Attractive “fur” and tapestry cover zips off for cleaning
  • Price $58.09 for large 30” x 40” x 6” dog bed
  • Available at Walmart online with fast, free site to store shipping
Cons:  None noted

Cozy Craft Pet Beds are pretty cool. These have a double bolster design and are filled with high-loft polyfil stuffing.  These beautiful beds have high quality microsuede fabric with some piping and are certainly attractive. Available in four attractive colors.
  • Extremely attractive micro suede cover available in 4 colors
  • Cover zips off for easy cleaning.
  • Available at deep discount price at Tuesday Morning onine
  • Price  Retail price $169.99;  I paid $59.99 for extra large 46” x 36”
Cons:  None