Michigan Humane Society And PetSmart To Host ‘CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED PET SUMMER TENT EVENTS’ – STARTING JUNE 15

Three adoption events

to feature dogs, cats and rabbits

from MHS and local rescue groups

The Michigan Humane Society (MHS), in partnership with PetSmart and PetSmart Charities, will host three Certified Pre-Owned Pet Summer Tent Events, on Saturdays June 15, July 20 and August 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each of the adoption events will take place at a participating PetSmart location, with certified pre-owned dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and rabbits – all loaded with adorable features – from MHS and several local rescue groups.

 

"Liza" Photo courtesy of Michigan Humane

“Liza” Photo courtesy of Michigan Humane

“With so many pets in our community in need of new homes, the Michigan Humane Society is pleased to partner with other local animal welfare organizations to showcase our wonderful adoptable animals,” said Marie Skladd, MHS Director of Community Outreach. “Thanks to our hosts, PetSmart and PetSmart Charities, and the participating groups, dozens of makes and models will be available at these events and ready for you to drive them home!”

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“Walter” Photo courtesy of Michigan Humane

petsmart charities logo

The summer tent adoption event locations are as follows:

June 15 at PetSmart Roseville, 20530 E 13 Mile Rd;

July 20 at PetSmart Ann Arbor, 2865 Oak Valley Dr;

 August 17 at PetSmart West Bloomfield

7260 Orchard Lake Rd.

(which is by our house!

Mom is gonna see if she

can volunteer that day!)

 michigan humane logo

For more information, visit www.michiganhumane.org or call 1-866-MHUMANE (648-6263), Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

The Michigan Humane Society is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in the state. MHS works to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.

 

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

Beneful® wants you to “Play. It’s good for you” Enter to win a Beneful® “Play Pack!”

HAVE YOU PLAYED TODAY?

Think about it, when was the last time you actually stopped to PLAY? I don’t mean playing a game on the computer, but the kind of carefree, kick-off-your- shoes- twirl- round-and-round- on- the- grass- til-you’re dizzy kind of play that you did as a child. The kind of play that brings on belly laughs that actually bring tears to your eyes.  The kind of play that makes you feel exhilarated and  free!

It was probably some time ago wasn’t it?

I know for me it was. There’s this thing called “life” that often gets in the way with responsibilities such as kids, paying bills, going to work and the constant onslaught of  depressing news.  I know I don’t often make the time to actively play, and I bet that you don’t either!

 According to a recent survey on the state of play in the U.S., 82-percent of the total adults surveyed say they don’t believe Americans are experiencing enough play in their lives*.  Who better to inspire more play than our four-legged friends who bring smiles and spontaneity wherever they go?

 

Logo courtesy of the Purina Beneful Facebook page. Click on the photo to "like" them!

Logo courtesy of the Purina Beneful Facebook page. Click on the photo to “like” them!

To help Americans get more play in their day, Beneful® brand dog food is launching a digital video campaign that features some fun-loving dogs that spread random acts of play in the most unexpected places.

Two of my favorites are below:

This last video is my absolute FAVORITE!

The last video reminded me of when I attended the Meet Purina Pet Blogger Summit, and we had all convened in a meeting early in the morning. We were thrilled to be there and were delighted  to listen to an assortment   of speakers, but it wasn’t until 2 cats strolled into the conference room that the laughter, “ooohs and ahhhs”, and the giggles began! Purina “gets it”,  that is why they allow their employees to bring their pets to work!

Beneful® must know that if I am in need of play, Dakota must be too. Look at what they sent to us!

Click on the photo to visit the Beneful website!

Click on the photo to visit the Beneful website!

Isn’t this stuff just great? Dakota’s personal fave is the green tennis ball! He is all about the tennis balls!

It's not the same ball that he received but you get the idea!

It’s not the same ball that he received but you get the idea!

To inspire more play between you and your four-legged best buddy, Beneful®  would like to send you a Beneful® Play Pack like the one I received above!  (U.S. only please)! To enter all you have to do is leave a comment telling me how you are going to put more “play in YOUR day!”

DEADLINE TO ENTER IS MONDAY, DECEMBER 24TH

WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26TH.

WAIT! THERE’S MORE!!

You can also  PLAY when you swing by PetSmart-if you purchase a 31-lb bag of Beneful and a 10 oz. Beneful Prepared Meal, you’ll  get a free toy with your  purchase (there will be a special display of tennis balls right by the Beneful display). Just one more way  Beneful is encouraging PLAY!

beneful dream park

 

We are also proud to tell you that  the dog-loving community of Lancaster, Pa., has plenty of reason to play, as local resident Angela Bauman and her German Shorthaired Pointer, Beau, have been named Grand Prize Winner of the 2012 Beneful® Dream Dog Park Contest.  Bauman wins $10,000 cash and a one-year supply of Beneful brand dog food.  In addition, her creative entry for her ultimate play destination will help serve as inspiration for a $500,000 renovation of a dog park in the Lancaster area!

That’s some exciting stuff!

Congratulations Angela and Beau!!

Now, what are you waiting for?

“Play. It’s good for you”

 

 

 

*About the Beneful “State of Play” Survey

The 2012 Beneful “State of Play” survey was fielded online by ORC International on April 16-22, 2012, among a sample of 2,024 American adults comprising 1,001 men and 1,023 women 18 years of age and older. The sample comprised 789 adults who own a dog.

 

In Full Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I am a member of the Purina Pet Blogger Panel and I was sent a Beneful® Play Pack for Dakota. I  was given information to share with my readers if I chose to. Purina did fully pay for all expenses involving my visit to Meet Purina, this past October.

Dogs, Cats and Rabbits, OH MY!!

MICHIGAN HUMANE SOCIETY AND PETSMART

ARE  HOSTING A  CERTIFIED

PRE-OWNED PET SUMMER ADOPTION EVENT

TODAY!!


Featuring dogs, cats and rabbits

from MHS and local rescue groups

The Michigan Humane Society (MHS), in partnership with PetSmart and PetSmart Charities,  is hosting  a Certified Pre-Owned Pet Summer Adoption Event  TODAY,  July 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at PetSmart Dearborn. Certified pre-owned dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and rabbits – all loaded with adorable features – will be available for adoption from MHS and three local rescue groups.

 

“We have a wide variety of makes and models of Certified Pre-Owned Pets that are ready to be driven home today,” said Marie Skladd, MHS Director of Community Outreach. “Each model is made in Michigan, and each of them is available for one low payment and “0” percent financing! And with CPO Pets available from MHS and three wonderful rescue groups, you’re sure to find that perfect match!”

The Certified Pre-Owned Pet Summer Adoption Event will be held at PetSmart Dearborn, located at 5650 Mercury Drive. In addition to MHS, other participating organizations will include the

Friends of Dearborn Animal Shelter,

What We Do is for the Love of Pets

and Mutts n Mutts Rescue

Adoption fees are set by the individual groups,

and all animals have been sterilized

and received age-appropriate vaccinations.

 

For more information, visit www.michiganhumane.org

 or call 1-866-MHUMANE (648-6263),

Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

The Michigan Humane Society is a private, nonprofit organization which cares for more than 100,000 animals each year, while working to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.

Birthday Give-Away Winners! Wordy Wednesday!

Hi everyone and I want to thank ALL of you again for the wonderful birthday wishes and for all of the entries in my Birthday Give-Away!

This was as much fun for me as I hope it was for you!

Now…I’m not going to make you wait any longer….here is the list of winners as chosen by www.random.org

The winner of the:

$100 PetAg Gift certificate

(by the way PetAg won Best Bird Product  at

Global Pet Expo last week)

PetAg was awarded that honor  by BlogPaws

is:

ROXY THE TRAVELING DOG

(check out their blog by clicking on the above link)

Roxy

We are sure that Roxy and Torrey

should be able to find

something great that they would like!

Torrey

THE WINNERS OF

5 BAGS OF SmartBones ARE:

Bailey & Katie of

SHELTIE TIMES 

(check out their blog by clicking the above link)

I hope you both enjoy your SmartBones

as much as I do!

Bailey & Katie

THE WINNER OF

the $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO

FOR LOVE OF A DOG IS:

Mami2jcn

Congratulations! I know you are going to

find something FANTASTIC on their website!

THE WINNER OF A $25 GIFT CARD TO:

PETSMART IS:

CHANCY, MUMSY & CREW

(Check out their blog by clicking the above link)

I am sure you will be able to find

something great for each of you!

CHANCY AND CREW

Last but DEFINITELY

NOT LEAST!

THE WINNERS OF

FIVE BAGS OF PEANUT BUTTER TREATS

FROM THE BARKERS DOZEN are:

BOB

CINNAMON

(who were entered by their LUCKY kitty-sister Nellie)

FROM

CAT FROM HELL

(Check out their blog by clicking the above link)

I am sure you are going to LOVE your treats!

Whew!! Now I am tired!

My Mom said to tell you that

she will be in touch with all of you!

You should hear from her in the next day or so!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY WISHES 

AND FOR PARTICIPATING!

IF YOU DIDN’T WIN

NO WORRIES!

YOU NEVER KNOW 

WHEN ANOTHER GIVE-AWAY

WILL TURN UP!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

Dakota’s Birthday Give-Away!!!

Mom was so wiped out from a cold that she got when she visited Florida that she hasn’t updated my blog since last Wednesday! I thought she would forget about my birthday but nope! She didn’t!

Today is my birthday and guess what?

Since I am now 5 years old I am a big boy  and it shouldn’t be all about ME getting presents, we should GIVE some back too!  So Mom and I decided to have a HUGE give-away for my readers!

There will be FIVE  WINNERS (one winner per prize).

Wait til you see what prizes we are giving away!

Mom and I sat down and figured out what some of my favorite things are,  kinda like Oprah but we don’t have any cars to give away, so we brainstormed and came up with what we think are some pretty fabulous prizes!

1) A $100 gift certificate to www.petag.com

From their website

“Celebrating its 25th anniversary, PetAg, Inc. is a leading pet product development and manufacturing company, delivering innovative health and wellness products to pet owners and veterinarians that enrich and prolong the lives of companion pets, animals, birds and reptiles.”

Back in October 2011 Mom had entered me in a contest  for  National Pet Obesity Awareness, and so many people liked my photo on Facebook that   I won!! I was also interviewed and if you missed that you can read the interview here

Mom and I decided that it would be a nice thing to give my gift certificate to one lucky person!

2)  FIVE BAGS OF SmartBones!

Yep! One of my most favorite things in this entire world are SmartBones! One person is going to win FIVE BAGS of SmartBones! You know that I feature SmartBones on my blog a lot and the give-aways are always super popular! Well, now you can enter again to try to win FIVE BAGS for yourself!

3) A $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE to FOR LOVE OF A DOG!! (it’s really a gift CODE but it will function like a gift certificate) At check out you will enter the code that you will be given and it will pay for $50 of your order.

Mom featured them on my blog a few weeks ago and this is one of her favorite websites for all things doggy (and cats too!) You can buy something super nice with a $50 gift certificate!

4) A $25 PETSMART GIFT CARD!

You can sure get some cool stuff with THAT!

5) Last but not least, since peanut butter is my favorite flavor in the world…one lucky person will win FIVE BAGS OF ORGANIC PEANUT BUTTER TREATS from Barker’s Dozen!!!

I LOVE PEANUT BUTTER and they make some really great treats!

Whew!!! This is a darned good give-away!!! After all a doggy only turns 5 ONCE, right?

TO ENTER: EASY PEASY! Just wish me a  Happy Birthday!

ALSO PLEASE LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS SO THAT WE MAY CONTACT YOU IF YOU WIN.

If you aren’t comfortable typing it out you can use the words “at” and “dot” instead of the symbols.

We apologize but due to some of these prizes being food related, this give-away is for the U.S. ONLY.

WANT AN EXTRA ENTRY?

“LIKE” my Facebook Page and let me know here that you did! (If you comment directly on Facebook that will NOT count as an entry) Oh and if you “unlike” us after the give-away (as some of you did after the last SmartBone give-away) …we have special ways of hunting you down BOL!!!  Trust me you do NOT want me BARKING outside of your door!! BOL!

THE CONTEST STARTS NOW AND WILL CLOSE AT 8PM EST ON TUESDAY MARCH 6TH, 2012….WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THIS BLOG WEDNESDAY MARCH 7th!! 

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!

Now…I gotta go and blow out some candles and Mom said there is a SPECIAL TREAT for me for dinner tonight! HAMBURGERS!!!

Barks and licks and BIRTHDAY LOVE, Dakota

PetSmart Howl-O-Ween Costume Party & Photo Event

Hey doggy friends!! Guess what?

PetSmart is having a Howl-O-Ween Costume Party and Photo Event 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22ND

3pm-5pm

at PetSmart Stores throughout the U.S.,  Canada and Puerto Rico!!

Read all the details here and/or go to www.petsmart.com for store locations and rules for the costume contest!

Want a Pirate Hat like mine (minus the evil crow and hooting owl?) PetSmart has a great choice of Halloween costumes/accessories for doggies!!  This hat is not available online, it is available in-store only.

The Pirate  hat is machine washable in cold water and has an adjustable chin strap!

Ahoy doggies!!!

Go check out all of PetSmart’s Halloween costumes now!

 

I didn’t receive any gold nuggets or Pirate Booty for wearing this Pirate Hat for doggies from PetSmart. I didn’t even receive any Halloween candy or biscuits. I received this hat which I must say I look quite handsome wearing!

 

Barks and licks and a Yo-Ho-Ho!!!

Dakota