Winners of PetCakes by Lucky Paws!!

Happy Wednesday everyone! I am sooo excited to present the winners of our PetCakes by Lucky Paws give-away!

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Click to visit Lucky Paws online

 

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Click to visit Lucky Paws online

Thank you to EVERYONE who entered!

And now, the WINNERS as chosen by http://www.random.org (and their comments) are:

SANDY- 

“Please enter us in the contest for the DOG option!”
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ALASANDRA-
“We would like the cat version and somehow we will get Mommy to cook them for us if we should win. They look simple enough that she can manage. ~Fenris, Tuiren, Socks & Scylla”
VISIT THEIR BLOG HERE
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BAILEY AND KATY
“Bailey and Katy would love to be entered for the dog version. Mom has been looking at a Dog treat baker.”
VISIT THEIR BLOG HERE
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Congratulations to the winners!!
Enjoy your PetCakes!!
Barks and licks and love, 
Dakota

 

 

 

 

 

Foodie Friday! PetCakes by Lucky Paws Enter to win!

Hi everyone! It’s Dakota!

Today I am happy to share with you a DELICIOUS treat I was lucky enough to try, PetCakes by Lucky Paws!

What are PetCakes?

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They are the FIRST EVER microwavable dog treats!  They were created by Melinda Kirk  (who is the founder and CEO), and  PetCakes are made of all natural and organic ingredients!  One of the coolest parts? They can be microwaved in LESS than 3 minutes! PetCakes achieved Best New Product of the Year 2010 at the Global Pet Expo!!

  • There is NO SUGAR, SALT OR PRESERVATIVES in their products!
  • They are made in the USA
  • They are also Veterinarian Approved!

I couldn’t believe my luck when Mom received some flavors to try:

  • PetCakes Kit-Original Carob-Organic Oat Flour, Organic Rice Flour, Wheat Germ, Ground Carob, Organic Flax Seed, Cinnamon, Baking Soda and Baking Powder
  • PetCakes Refills-Pizza flavor
  • PetCakes Refills-Spice
  • PetCakes Frosting Yogurt Flavor
  • and a purple pan to make 3 bones and a red Pet Lovers Pan (Rubine Red) that is the size of 1 large bone

Here is where Mom screwed up.

She made the Original Carob for my birthday and guess where the photos are? They are in her FRIED computer that we told you about a few days ago. Once Mom uploaded the photos from her camera the brainiac DELETED THE PHOTOS! So we don’t have those for you.

But…all is not lost!

Mom decided to make one of my refill packs so that she could take new photos for all of you!

The pack she made was PIZZA FLAVOR! YUM!

petcakes pizza box

Here is the list of ingredients in the Pizza flavor:Organic Oat Flour, Organic Rye Flour, Cheddar Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Romano Cheese, Oregano Flakes, Baking Soda, Baking Powder

PetCakes couldn’t be easier to make!

You just mix one packet of dry mix, 1 tablespoon ketchup and 1/3 of a cup water.

petcakes mix in bowl

Then you fill the pan

(ignore the white stuff…Mom isn’t super bright and used too much cooking spray)

petcakes raw in pan

Then you microwave for 2 and a half minutes!

petcakes in microwave

Even my Mom can handle that!

Once they come out of the microwave you have to wait 10 minutes for them to cool.

petcakes finished in pan

petcakes pizza flavor finished

Then! Enjoy!!

To keep the treats fresh you can refrigerate them for up to 1 week or freeze for 2 weeks.

Dakota gives these 4 paws up!

Where can you purchase them for your dog? Click here and find out!

PetCakes also has cakes for CATS!

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Want to learn more about PetCakes? Visit Lucky Paws Online here

I saved the BEST for LAST! Our furiend, Melinda, was kind enough to offer my readers a GIVE-AWAY!

That’s right! THREE LUCKY WINNERS in the U.S. AND/OR CANADA are going to win:

  • ONE BOX OF PETCAKES ($10.00 value)
  • 1 REFILL AND ANOTHER PAN ($8.00 for refill and $5.00 for extra pan)
  • YOU CAN CHOOSE EITHER THE DOG VERSION OR CAT VERSION

HOW TO ENTER: You must tell me in a comment that you would LIKE to be entered and if you would like the dog version or cat version! That’s it!

The give-away starts NOW and will end on MONDAY APRIL 1ST, AT 5PM. WINNERS WILL BE SELECTED BY http://www.random.org and will be ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3RD.

Good luck!

Barks and licks and love,

Dakota

Winners! KONG® NEW Premium Treats!

Hi every one and HAPPY WEDNESDAY!!

What fun we have today!

I am going to be announcing the winners of our

click on photo to visit the KONG website

click on photo to visit the KONG website

 

GIVE-AWAY!!

The winners were chosen by http://www.random.org . Those that TOLD ME in a comment that they did not have Facebook, Twitter or both, were still entered in the contest if they left a comment stating that they would like to be entered for a chance to win.

And now…on to the winners!

DEBBIE R.

BUNNY

CRYSTAL

HOLLY

BAILEY

CAROL M.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

For those whose addresses we do not have,

Mom will be emailing you!

THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED AND CONGRATULATIONS!

Barks and licks and love,

Dakota

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KONG® NEW Premium Treats! ENTER TO WIN!

Hi everyone it’s Dakota! I can’t begin to tell you how excited I was when my furiends at KONG®  “one of the most trusted and capable names in the Pet Industry” , contacted me and asked if I would like to sample some of the treats from their NEW Premium Treat line!

click on photo to visit the KONG website

click on photo to visit the KONG website

Of course, I said “YES!”

The products that I was sent to review were the:

KONG Natural Jerky Beef 

click on photo to visit the KONG website!

click on photo to visit the KONG website!

KONG Natural Jerky Chicken

Click on photo to visit the KONG website

Click on photo to visit the KONG website

I was particularly excited to receive the above two items because I needed my jerky fix!  Mom and I have read about all the recalls of jerky items made in China and we needed jerky that was made in the good ‘ol U.S.A . that would be safe for me and  you!

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Each product in the Premium line was developed with specific attention to common pet needs including Oral Care, Skin & Coat maintenance and Allergy Concerns. KONG® Treats are Vitamin Enriched and contain extra anti-oxidants to help improve overall health.

KONG’S Natural Jerky Beef  Strips  and Natural Jerky Chicken Strips are part of the KONG Premium Treat line.

KONG GRAPHIC

They are SUPER great tasting too!!  They are also a treat  that my Mom can feel GOOD about giving me!

They are fabulous for treat time, training, rewarding and even for stuffing  KONG® toys!!

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At last! It was finally my chance to try them! The treats that are featured in this video are the KONG Natural Jerky Beef, (the Natural Jerky Chicken is also delicious and SAFE for you to enjoy as well!)

I bet you want some of these treats too, don’t you? Well our furiends at  KONG® are going to give SIX LUCKY PEOPLE IN THE U.S.A. treats for their DOG!

HOW TO ENTER: read carefully because these two steps are MANDATORY:

 LIKE KONG TREATS ON FACEBOOK

 tell them Dakota sent ya and tell ME in the comments on this blog that you did this

FOLLOW KONG TREATS ON TWITTER —

leave me a comment telling me that you did this

IMPORTANT!!

If you do NOT have a FACEBOOK ACCOUNT

AND YOU DO HAVE A TWITTER ACCOUNT

FOLLOW KONG TREATS ON TWITTER

ON THE LINK PROVIDED ABOVE

AND LEAVE A COMMENT TELLING ME YOU 

DO NOT HAVE A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT

BUT YOU FOLLOWED KONG TREATS

ON TWITTER

THAT WILL COUNT AS AN ENTRY

The give-away is open NOW…and will CLOSE at 5pm ET ON FRIDAY, MARCH 15TH.

WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN BY WWW.RANDOM.ORG

AND WILL BE ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20TH.

GOOD LUCK!!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

In full disclosure: I was not compensated for this review. I was sent a package of Natural Beef Jerky Strips and a package of Natural Chicken Jerky Strips for review purposes. All opinions are my own (and of course Dakota’s)

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

 

 

 

Foodie Friday! I have Frosty Paws!

Happy Furday everyone! It’s Dakota! Not only do I have “Frosty Paws” from our bitter and SNOWY Michigan weather, I was the LUCKY WINNER of a great give-away over at one of my favorite blogs, Dog Tested Mother Approved, a blog where they share “dog product reviews, tips and ideas” or, as they like to say, “the Tried and Chewed”. If you aren’t familiar with them, please check them out!

So, wanna see what I won?

Mom stole this photo from Dog Tested Mother Approved!! Click on the photo to visit them

Mom stole this photo from Dog Tested Mother Approved!!
Click on the photo to visit them

 

 

My actual winnings!!

My actual winnings!!

So what exactly did I win?

TWO coupons for a

FREE box of Frosty Paws by Purina

And a “Frosty Mascot” toy!

(TOY IS NOT  SUITABLE FOR DOGS)

Now, I have to tell you a funny story. Mom was at  the store last week and while she was looking for something decadent to  indulge in stuff her face with  for the Super Bowl, she stumbled upon the Frosty Paws in the human ice cream section! Of course she didn’t have her coupons with her, so she figured while she saw them in front of her face, rather than wait, she would buy a package for me. We hear Frosty Paws comes in peanut butter flavor and vanilla, Mom only saw the vanilla at our store, so she bought that one.

Mom decided that I could have my Frosty Paws while she and Dad were enjoying pigging out on their frozen yogurt.

WARNING!!! If you are a dog that inhales his food like I do, Mom has a warning for you! Be sure to thaw your Frosty Paws enough that you can mash it up in a bowl. WHY? Guess what I did??  Mom and Dad took the frozen treat out of the cardboard container and put it in my bowl, without thawing it a bit or mashing it up. Mom thought I would gingerly lick or nibble on it. Mom apparently forgot who she was talking about. I GRABBED THE ENTIRE BLOCK of frozen treat and ran while clenching the entire block between my teeth! I did my best showdog- lineage- prance around the living room, all the while STILL holding the frozen block of Frosty Paws with my teeth. I LOVED it so much that I had to take it to my special hide out under the dining room table where no human hands can reach me! Mom was screaming about how I would mess the carpet and Dad kept saying “Do you believe what he just did!!??” The best part? They never got it on video because I was too quick for them!

I ate that baby up AND licked every bit up from Mom’s beloved oriental fake rug!

Yeah, I know it is freezing cold in many places in the U.S., but join me in a delightful daydream. It’s mid-August, the “dog days of summer” and you are one panting hot dog! Let Frosty Paws transport you back to those days with its cold, delicious and tasty goodness!! Doesn’t matter if it is freezing cold out or boiling hot. I love Frosty Paws by Purina so much that I can eat them ANY TIME! When I do, it reminds me of this:

dakota surfs up

Thanks Dog Tested Mother Approved for such a great give-away!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

GREENIES® CANINE DENTAL CHEWS WINNER!!

Thanks to everyone who entered! We wish we could give everyone a box of   GREENIES®

The winner (s) of:

Click on the photo to visit the Greenies website!

Click on the photo to visit the Greenies website!

Lexie and Mica of Tylers 99

LEXIE  AND MICA!!

of  Tylersat99’s Blog!!

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!

Mom is going to be emailing you to get your address!! You are gonna love these!!!!

Enjoy!

Barks and licks and love,

Dakota

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Winner of Freshpet Dognation® Treats Turkey Bacon For Dogs! Semi-Wordless Wednesday

Somebody just won these!

click on the photo to check ’em out!

That “somebody” is:

DEBBIE!!!

Here is what Debbie had to say:

“My three pups LOVE bacon. They’d be thrilled with their own bag of Turkey Bacon Dog Treats. . . .but I know I’d have to be really careful my fingers!”

Thanks to all who entered!!

Debbie please email Mom

your address and phone number to:

cgittleman at mi dot rr dot com!

Congratulations!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

Freshpet Launches Real Turkey Bacon Dognation® Treats!! WIN!

Hi my furry friends!  I’m gonna take a survey. Raise your paws if you LOVE BACON!! Let’s see…one, two, three, four, a zillion…I can’t count much past a zillion and the paws just keep on going up!!

Ok, I have another question. Since I am an intelligent doggy, I am just full of questions! Raise your paw if you LOVE TURKEY!  Let’s see, one, two, three, four, a zillion…you get the idea!

Have I got news for you! I could barely contain my excitement when the people at Freshpet gave me the opportunity to tell you about one of their newest

Dognation® Treats

TURKEY BACON FOR DOGS!!

Photo Courtesy of: Freshpet on Facebook

I have featured Freshpet in the past and it is my pleasure to do so again! Mom and I think highly of this company, everything that they do is first-rate!

Gather round me pups and let me tell you about the:

TURKEY BACON DOGNATION TREATS

I’ll tell ya when Mom opened the bag to give one of those sumptuous smoky smelling strips to me,   I nearly lost my mind! That’s why there isn’t a photo of me eating them…I was TOO FAST FOR MOM! At one point, Mom  held the bag out to me and I grabbed a bacon strip right out of the bag! They look  AND TASTE like REAL BACON STRIPS!

Mom apologizes about the blurry shot, I wouldn’t stop moving because I wanted those Turkey Bacon Treats!!!

Who DOESN’T love bacon? Mom was watching TV this morning and that “Pioneer” cookbook lady was on and she was making meatloaf ready for this?… WRAPPED IN BACON!

I know that regular bacon is made of pork but many people like my Mom, use turkey bacon because it is a leaner alternative. Don’t get your fur ruffled, it is still crunchy the way we like it but has fewer calories and fat!

The best part? Now there  is Dognation Turkey Bacon made for dogs!

Freshpet Dognation Turkey Bacon for dogs are:

  • made using only all natural, simple ingredients the way ALL of the Freshpet products are made.
  • Fresh, wood-smoked turkey bacon treats made of simple, all natural ingredients. No fillers, by-products or preservatives.

Mom wanted to video me eating my Dognation Turkey Bacon treats but I would have NONE of it! I just wanted those treats! Mom remembered a FANTASTIC video that she saw over at the great blog Something Wagging This Way Comes and asked Pamela if she would share her fabulous video! Guess what! She said yes!! Thanks soooooo much Pamela!!

Dognation Turkey Bacon is $6.99 for 3 oz. which is a teeny bit pricey, but Mom loved Pamela’s idea of using them as training treats to make them go further and may have to do that with me!

You can purchase these treats in the U.S. by visiting the Freshpet store locator at www.Freshpet.com/storelocator.

NOTE: They will not be available in Canada until early 2013.

No worries!!! I am having a give-away!! One lucky dog who lives in either the U.S. OR CANADA can enter to win your own Freshpet Dognation Turkey Bacon Dog Treats!

HOW TO ENTER:

Leave a comment telling me just how much you love Bacon!

DEADLINE TO ENTER: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12 at 11pm EST. Winner will be announced, Wednesday, November 14th!

GOOD LUCK!

For more information about Freshpet foods visit www.freshpet.com

I was not compensated for this review. I was sent some Dognation Turkey Bacon Dog Treats to test and review. All opinions are my own!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

Mom Mischief!

Hi my furry pals!

It seems as if it has been furever since I have barked at you! I haven’t been on the computer much because last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Mom was at Nestle Purina for the “Meet Purina Pet Blogger Summit.” Mom had an outstanding time, but the trip to Purina is where some of Mom’s mischief began.

If you read my blog back in August, Mom had mentioned how she was supposed to attend the premier of the new Disney movie Frankenweenie…..(the operative words here are was supposed to attend.)  and post her review TODAY. It was MOM who was the “weenie” on this one! Mom had a ton of blogs to pre-schedule before her trip to Purina and couldn’t make the premier, so because of Mom’s MAJOR MISCHIEF I’m not gonna let Mom blog about a movie that she didn’t see!  We will tell you that the movie opened on October 5th so YOU can see it, and if you want to see the trailer that Mom had posted on my blog, you can click here.

Photo sent to me compliments of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Now, on to Part II of Mom’s Mischief! Mom went to Purina as one of their CAT BLOGGERS, (because of Cody!) not as a DOG BLOGGER, (they didn’t even know that I exist! What’s up with THAT??!!) So, where is she posting her first blog post about Purina? HERE. The woman has serious issues!

In an attempt to salvage Mom’s already shaky credibility,  Mom wanted to share with you a super fun and interesting event that she attended while visiting Purina.  The event was LUNCH if you know Mom, writing about food should come as no surprise, but I digress.

The lunch that Mom was raving about took place at the Purina Culinary Center, (Pet-inspired Chefs for Chef-inspired Pet Food)

Lunch was prepared by Chef Amanda Hassner who has one goal when she comes to work at the Purina Culinary Center every day and that is “to inspire people who create pet food so that they can enrich the lives of pets and the people who love them. She combines her passion for pets with her culinary expertise, and her creations in the Culinary Center have influenced many of Purina’s products.”

Mom and her blogging buddies were served a sumptuous sampling of dishes that were made for human consumption but were the inspiration of actual Purina products that are on the market today!

One of the dishes that Mom was served was Amuse Bouche.   What  are Amuse Bouche? Glad you asked! From Wikipedia: “Amuse-bouches are different from appetizers in that they are not ordered from a menu by patrons, but, when served, are done so for free and according to the chef’s selection alone.”

One of the  Amuse Bouche that Mom tasted was the inspiration for Beneful® brand Baked Delights™ specifically the Savory Bacon Shortbread.

Mom received a sample bag of these to take home and you can see my reaction!

You guys should check these out, they are delicious! They made up for the mischief that Mom caused!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

Disclosure: Mom’s trip was completely paid for by Purina. Mom was not required to blog about the trip but is going to do a few blog posts about it here and on Cat Chat. All opinions are mine AND Mom’s!