Tommy Bahama® comes to PetSmart® !! Put your paws up and relax in style!

dakota surfs up

 

For many of us the weather is getting warmer and our thoughts are turning to romping in the park, spending time at the beach and just putting our paws up and relaxing!

Now, doggies can do it in style because  Tommy Bahama® (the Seattle-based manufacturer of men and women’s sportswear, active-wear, denim, swimwear etc.) has just kicked off a new line….FOR PETS!! 

It is Tommy Bahama® Pets – a new collection of apparel and toys now available exclusively at PetSmart® through August!!!

Is this exciting or what?

 

Whether pets are headed to a relaxing travel destination this summer or to the backyard for some fun in the sun, the collection captures the island and coastal spirit and features Tommy Bahama’s well-known hibiscus flowers, palm trees and camp shirts.

And since every pet deserves the paradise of a happy home, five percent of the purchase price for each limited-edition item will be donated to PetSmart Charities® in the United States and Canada to help save homeless pets.

Here are a few of our faves from the new line!

I can think of a few doggies

that would look super sharp

in this shirt!

Tommy Bahama® Fishchips

click on the photo to read more about it!

click on the photo to read more about it!

Tommy Bahama® Straw Hat

Click on the photo to read more about it!

Click on the photo to read more about it!

Mom is just DYING to get this hat for me! I would be stylin’ for sure!

And look at this great toy!

Tommy Bahama® Hibiscus Ball Crab

Click on the photo to read more about it!

Click on the photo to read more about it!

I would have hours of fun playing with this crabby guy and you will too!

To check out some more super cool items in this line visit: www.PetSmart.com/tommybahamapets

Barks and licks and love,

Dakota

 

In full disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I am sharing information that was sent to bloggers who are a part of the BlogPaws Community

 

 

“Hey there, hi there, ho there!” Limited Edition #Disney dog toys are at #PetSmart!

Hi everybody! It’s Dakota! I don’t know who is more excited,  Mom or ME with the adorable line of Disney toys made by

ToyShoppe® for PetSmart! They are in the line called Disney Mickey Mouse & Friends.

You see, Mom has been fixated with all things Mickey Mouse since she was a little girl. She had Mouse Ears, a Mickey Mouse watch, she was a huge fan of the Mouseketeers !!! Mom’s Dad was an artist and he often used to draw Mom pictures of Mickey Mouse!  Mom loved it!

When Mom heard that there were limited edition Disney toys available at PetSmart she was all over it! The kind people at PetSmart sent me two of the cutest toys you have ever seen!

Disney toys close up great photo

It’s PLUTO and MICKEY!!!!

I swear I better guard these toys with my LIFE because MOM is all over them!!! She was posing them everywhere!

Disney toys on table

There they are on the coffee table looking all cuddly and adorable! Could someone please tell her these toys are NOT for her? They are for me!!!

They are SUPER SOFT AND CUDDLY and each toy even has a SQUEAKER inside! They are some of the cutest dog toys Mom and I have ever seen! Mom keeps saying something about taking them away from me and keeping them in her “office.” I don’t think so!! They are MINE!

Disney and Dakota 2

Disney and Dakota 1

Shhhh…don’t tell Mom that I stole HER TOYS!!! BOL! I am keeping Mickey safe, right under the coffee table. That’s where I bring ALL of the toys that I love!

Hurry and go to PetSmart to get your own Disney limited edition dog toys! They are only available until April 21st!! Oh and when you buy some, you better keep them away from your own Mom! You may NEVER get them back!

Barks and licks and Disney/PetSmart love,

Dakota

In full disclosure: I was not compensated for this blog post. I was sent 2 Disney toys and a T-shirt that is also available at PetSmart

Winner! Spoiled Rotten Box from PetFlow.com

What a fun day today is and just in time for Valentine’s Day! I am excited to announce the winner of the Spoiled Rotten Box from Petflow.com

click on the photo to visit PetFlow.com and to learn more about the Spoiled Rotten Box

click on the photo to visit PetFlow.com and to learn more about the Spoiled Rotten Box

 

The lucky winner(s)

as selected by www.random.org are:

Dogs N Pawz!!

From left to right: Shiloh, Scout, Teddy, Summer. click on the photo to visit their blog!

From left to right: Shiloh, Scout, Teddy, Summer. click on the photo to visit their blog!

Congratulations!!!!

You are gonna love this!

Mom will email you

to get your mailing address!

HAPPY EARLY VALENTINE’S DAY!!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

 

 

 

Share the Love Valentine’s Day Fundraiser from Pawsitively Pets and the Winner of the Puppy Parcel from Five Wags!!

Wouldn’t you like a special photo of your pet(s) like this, created just for you?

Cody and Dakota best friends from Ann

I knew you would say yes!

Well check out

this super adorable and fun

fundraiser being sponsored by

Pawsitively Pets

Click on the Badge to learn more!!!

Click on the Badge to learn more!!!

 

Now…on to the winner of the Puppy Parcel from Five Wags!!! This lucky winner is going to get a TWO MONTH SUBSCRIPTION to the Puppy Parcel!! Thanks to all who entered! Hint: there is ANOTHER give-away coming up on Friday…be sure to visit us!

The lucky winner(s) as chosen by www.random.org are:

Click on their blog name to visit their blog!

Click on their blog name to visit their blog!

 

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Donna: please email my Mom your complete mailing address to: cgittleman at mi dot rr dot com

Enjoy your Puppy Parcels!!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

Fun Friday! Puppy Parcel from Five Wags! Enter to Win!

It’s finally time!! The long-awaited give-away from our furiends at Five Wags has arrived! First, I would like to thank Reed for his patience with my having misplaced the information telling me who is eligible to win and what they could win!

click on their photo to visit them!

click on their photo to visit them!

A few weeks ago Reed contacted me asking if I would be interested in receiving a Puppy Parcel from Five Wags. I was intrigued and jumped on the opportunity.

What is a Puppy Parcel?

From Five Wags:

The Puppy Parcel is filled with premium dog products hand-selected to match your pup’s personality and interests. Each month, we search for toys and treats for your pup, some classics and some unexpected, always selected to delight your dog and create endless wags!

Because every dog is different and special, in order to determine what types of goodies should be included in your dog’s box, Five Wags offers the Puppy Profile Quiz . I filled out the quiz for Dakota and it couldn’t have been easier!

After you complete the Puppy Profile Quiz  you join by signing up for their monthly membership, and within a week you will receive your first Puppy Parcel delivered right to your doorstep! As long as your membership is active, you will receive a new and fun Puppy Parcel every month! How cool is that?

Here  are examples of their sample boxes. Dakota received a mixture of two different boxes, based on his interests.

Dakota received a mixture of two boxes. Click on the photo to read more about them

Dakota received a mixture of two boxes. Click on the photo to read more about them

They are packaged sooo cute aren’t they? Here is a photo of the products that Dakota received and I will tell you what our favorites were!

five wags puppy parcel

One item that I received for Dakota that I LOVED was the lavender-scented outdoor refresher spray, Pal Dog Freshen Up Spray for active outdoor dogs. It is meant to use on your dog to “refresh” he or she after playing or hiking outside. What I used it for was the mess that Dakota gets on his mane after devouring some of  his favorite bones! I just sprayed it on the brush and brushed his mane and it not only removed the stickiness, but he smelled delightful!

Some of Dakota’s favorite items in the Puppy Parcel were:

Angry Birds Wobbly Ball by Griggles. It wobbles and jiggles and is so much fun! We like to put a treat in ours as an extra challenge. Check out Dakota using it!

Fruitables Crunchy Dog Treats were also in the box, they smell good enough to eat! Dakota loves them and what I love is they are small enough to fit in a variety of toys that he has that dispense treats.

Another fave was Louie the Lobster by Jax and Bones. I was super impressed with how well made and durable this toy is! It is NOT flimsy! It is hand braided, lasts long (ours is still fine and Dakota is a major chewer!). It is soft enough to play fetch indoors and it is sooo cute!

Here are some super short videos of Dakota playing with Louie! In the first video I LOVE how Dakota shakes his head like a horse.

Here is another video of Dakota and Louie the Lobster, even after chewing Louie’s lobster claw it is STILL in tact!

Dakota and I were super pleased with the process of registering for our review box, the ease of taking the quiz, the  speed of delivery, the appearance of the box and the quality of the products. This would also make a great Gotcha Day, Birthday or anytime gift for your dog or the special doggies in your life!

Guess what? Reed is offering ONE lucky person  WHO LIVES IN THE U.S. a TWO MONTH subscription to the Puppy Parcel!! Do you believe it??? That is incredibly generous!

HOW TO ENTER:

MANDATORY: 1) Leave a comment telling me what your favorite item is that Dakota received

2) Like Five Wags on Facebook for an extra entry!

3)  Like Dakota’s Den on Facebook for yet another extra entry!

THIS IS A QUICK GIVE-AWAY! DEADLINE TO ENTER IS MONDAY JANUARY 28th at 5pm ET. Winner will be chosen by http://www.random.org and will be announced WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30th.

Good luck!

 

In full disclosure: I was not compensated for this review/give-away. I was sent a Puppy Parcel for one month. All opinions are my own.

 

 

 

Can Dogs Send Their Humans to Obedience School?

Hi everyone! It’s Dakota and yep I am SUPER LATE posting today. It is  NOT my fault. It IS my Mom’s fault!

Mom was supposed to post a really cool give-away from

click on their photo to visit them!

click on their photo to visit them!

I received a box of really fun items from Five Wags and I was supposed to tell you about them today AND have a give-away. Well, my Mom didn’t have the best week and she misplaced the email telling her how many winners we are allowed to have, and she can’t do the blog post until she has that information.

She emailed Five Wags this morning to tell them how she  lost the email totally screwed up, and she is waiting to hear back from them. If they get back to her before the weekend is over Mom will go ahead and do the review/give-away. If they don’t get back to her til next week we will just post the give-away at another time.

I am super sorry…you just can’t get good help today that is for sure!

I’m surprised she didn’t say that the DOG ATE HER EMAIL!

Does anyone know of any obedience classes that I can send my Mom to?

She sure needs them!

dakota close up january 9 2012

 

Barks and licks and apologetic love,

Dakota

Winners of the: Dog Toys by Kyjen: Squeaker Mat Character Sheep!

Thank you to everyone

who entered my give-away!!

The three lucky doggies

who are winning:

Is this cool or what? Click on the photo to visit Kyjen!

Is this cool or what? Click on the photo to visit Kyjen!

The winners were chosen by http://www.random.org

dakota kyjen lamb winners

 

Enjoy your lamb!!

Be sure to stop by Friday for another give-away!!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

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Dog Toys by Kyjen: Squeaker Mat Character Sheep! Enter to Win!

Hi everyone! It’s Dakota!  Anyone that knows ANYTHING about Shetland Sheepdogs knows that we are herders, and there is a certain animal that we just LOVE to herd. Sheep!!! Don’t believe me? See for yourself!

See? I told ya!

A few weeks ago I was sitting around feeling kinda blue and I couldn’t figure out why. Then it dawned on me! It hit me like a bolt out of the blue! I had NO SHEEP to herd!

I walked over to Mom and tapped her with my paw. I directed her to the computer and told her with my barks that since I test toys for Kyjen I felt the toy that I should test next should be a Sheep! Brilliant idea wasn’t it? Look at what Mom found! It’s the:

Squeaker Mat Character Sheep Large

Is this cool or what? Click on the photo to visit Kyjen!

Is this cool or what? Click on the photo to visit Kyjen!

It was the answer to my prayers!! Not only could I herd this Sheep but :

It’s like Bubble Wrap for dogs!

Row after row of squeakers create long-lasting fun for dogs

It’s plush, it is super  soft and it squeaks! It squeaks everywhere!

The squeaker mats are durable, and if I were to take out a squeaker, (which I haven’t), there are plenty more inside of the toy!

I love to shake this squeaker mat, I run around with it, it’s so much fun! Unfortunately, Mom couldn’t shoot a video of me playing with my Squeaker Mat Character Sheep  because I will only play with it when she isn’t pointing a video camera in my face!  Let me show you a video on the Kyjen web site that shows other squeaker  mat toys made by Kyjen that are the same concept, they just aren’t the Sheep.

When I’m not playing with my sheep I often will sleep with it! Let me tell you my furiends you will love this and guess what? You can enter to win!!! My buddies at Kyjen are going to give THREE LUCKY DOGGIES (We apologize but U.S. only due to shipping costs) their own Squeaker Mat Sheep, just like mine!

HOW TO ENTER: Just leave a comment telling me why you want to win the Kyjen Squeaker Mat Character Sheep! Hurry and enter! The contest will close Tuesday, January 15 at 5pm and the winner will be announced Thursday, January 17th!

 

Barks and licks and good luck!!

Dakota

I was not compensated for this review/give-away. I was given a Squeaker Mat Character Sheep to test. All opinions are my own.

WINNERS! The Paw Flapper™ by Kyjen!

Ok this is sooo exciting that I am going to try to keep this as “Wordless” as possible!

First, I would like to thank everyone who entered! If you didn’t win this give-away, no worries! There will ALWAYS be others!

And now…the moment we all have waited for!

The winners of the  The Paw Flapper™ by Kyjen

Click on the photo to visit Kyjen and see more of their great toys and read about the Paw Flapper

Click on the photo to visit Kyjen and see more of their great toys and read about the Paw Flapper

are

chewy and oreo

click on the photo to visit their blog!

CHEWY AND OREO

OF THE BLOG: SARA LOVES DOGS

AND

 Click on the photo to visit Cinnamon's blog!

Click on the photo to visit Cinnamon’s blog!

CINNAMON!!!

OF THE BLOG: CAT FROM HELL

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Chewy & Oreo please tell your Mom

to email my Mom at

cgittleman at mi dot rr dot com

with her complete mailing address!

(Cinnamon, we have yours!)

Have a great day all!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

Fun Friday! The Paw Flapper™ by Kyjen! Enter to win!

Hi and Happy Friday all!

Mom and I wanted to be sure that the month of December was a FUN month and it sure has been so far! We wanted to show our readers how much we appreciate them and offer a few give-aways,  and we have even more fun planned ahead!

Bet ya didn’t know that I am one of a number of  dog toy testers for  Kyjen ,and I wanted to show you my latest find! And…when I put my paw print on an email asking my furiends at Kyjen if I could do a give-away for two of my readers they didn’t hesitate to say yes! They jumped on it like I jump on my dinner!

Today I am happy to present to you:

Paw Flapper™

The Paw Flapper™ is a two-part puzzle, encouraging dogs to use their noses. They must learn how to lift treat chambers, as well as rotate the toy to retrieve treats. This is an excellent scent test with 8 hidden treat chambers altogether!

Click on the photo to visit Kyjen and see more of their great toys and read about the Paw Flapper

Click on the photo to visit Kyjen and see more of their great toys and read about the Paw Flapper

Now, check ME out havin’ a fun time!!

You wanna win one right? Of COURSE you do!

GIVE-AWAY: We are giving away TWO Paw Flappers™ !! U.S. AND CANADA ONLY PLEASE.

WARNING: there have been a number of give-aways where I have stated SPECIFIC requirements (or tasks) to complete to be entered, and some folks haven’t read all the way through. So, if they didn’t state in their comment what I asked them to state, they were disqualified. You don’t want that to happen, so please read all the way through!

 HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment telling me WHAT KIND OF TREAT you would like to find in the chambers of your Paw Flapper™ Also, be sure I have a way to contact you if you are one of the lucky winners! DEADLINE TO ENTER: MONDAY DECEMBER 17th at 5pm. Winners will be announced WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19th!!

GOOD LUCK!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota