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It seems everyone has an opinion about their pet! Share yours please!!
If you’ve read this blog at all over the last two months, you know we adopted a dog (Roofus) from a local Humane Society Shelter. I was actually not too excited about adopting a shelter dog – I was leaning more toward buying a puppy from a breeder. I mistakenly thought that all of the dogs in shelters were either very old or problem dogs.
I couldn’t have been more wrong!
Not only did we get an exceptionally loving and calm (as in really mellow) sweet dog under two years old, he came already potty trained and knowing a lot of basic commands such as sit and stay. Most of the other dogs in the shelter were puppies (so there goes that idea of old dogs – I think we only saw one or two over 4 years old) and none would be described as “problem” dogs. Our shelter even color codes them by personality so that you can get a dog that best matches your family’s style.
I’ve always know the issues surrounding puppy mills and would never buy a dog from a pet store, but since our shelter experience, I have really come to respect what a wonderful service our local Humane Society Shelters offer. LJ has already announced that he’d like to volunteer there when he is old enough to be a dog walker.
When LJ and I were given the opportunity to donate some Del Monte dog treats to a worthy cause, we knew right away we wanted to give them to the shelter where we got Roofus. We were able to look up what they needed on their wish list and saw they were in need of treats for training and rewards. No wonder Roofus has such a love of Pup-Peroni, Milo’s Homestyle Treats, and Milkbone treats – that what he got at the shelter!
LJ and I headed off to Walmart to pick up some supplies to donate to the shelter together.
I encourage you to look at your local shelter before purchasing a dog or puppy from somewhere else. There are so many beautiful, loving dogs who need a good home. If you are able to support your local shelter with a cash or goods donation, they will be most grateful for any help they receive!
Connect with the brands mentioned in this post online:
- Milk Bone - http://www.milkbone.com
- Pup-Peroni - http://www.pupperoni.com/
- Milo’s Homestyle Kitchen - http://miloskitchen.com/
- Milk Bone - https://twitter.com/#!/milkbone
- Pup-Peroni - https://twitter.com/#!/PupPeroni
- Milk Bone Facebook http://www.facebook.com/itsgoodtogivemilkbone
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After thirty-something years of never owning a dog, I finally get it. I went from reluctantly letting LJ play with Roofus at the shelter to agreeing to take him home with us to loving him like he has been a member of the family forever.
The more time Roofus spends with us, the more I realize he really is LJ’s dog – they both have allergies (Seriously? Dogs can have seasonal allergies??? I need a canine version of the Claritin Moms Crew!) and they both are super picky eaters. I’m pretty sure I have the only dog on the block who actually turns down treats if they aren’t up to his standards. On the positive side, he doesn’t leap to eat food that falls on the floor as apparently much of it is not up to par.
I was curious what would happen when I was given Cesar Cookie Crunchies to review. Would Roofus turn up his nose at them or give them two paws up? I thought it was a good sign when he practically jumped inside the box that they came in!
Sure enough – he loved both the filet mignon AND the chicken flavors. These cookies are not too high in calories and make a perfect treat for small dogs. Cesar makes all kinds of treats in addition to the Cookie Crunchies – soft treats in a variety of flavors. Roofus is looking forward to trying ALL of them!
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Cesar and received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.
Wisconsin Doggy (aka Roofus) is so excited about the upcoming Great Day to be a Dog Twitter Party that he is already dressed in his party hat and ready to go!
We hope that you will join us in discussing all things related to pampering our pooches! And of course, there will be great prizes involved as well.
You need to RSVP in order to be eligible to win any of our fabulous prizes, so be sure to add your Twitter handle to the linky and mark your calendar so you don’t forget! You can find a customized TweetGrid here to help you follow along.
When: Friday, May 11th from 1-2 pm EST (12-1 pm CST).
(When entering your info in the linky, put your Twitter page in the spot that asks for a post URL. Ex: http://www.twitter.com/WisconsinMommy )
The legal rules and other fine print:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE TAXED, PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. Subject to Official Rules. Open only to residents of the United States.
Enter by RSVPing for the Twitter party on the link above, be actively participating in the party and are using the hashtag #iLoveMyK9. To be eligible, entries must be received by 155 p.m. EST except that mail in entries must be mailed separately and postmarked by May 7th, 2012 . To enter without purchase, hand write your name, completed address, age and telephone number on a 3”x5” card and mail it to Collective Bias, 205 S. Main Street, Ste. 1, Bentonville, AR 72712.
Prizes will be limited to 3 $25 Walmart GC and 1 $100 Walmart GC and will be given away every 15 minutes during the 1 hour duration of the party on May 11, 2012. The grand prize of $100 Walmart GC to 1 winner will be given away at the close of the party. All winners will be chosen using random.org from the RSVP link and winners must be present and participating in the party using the hashtag #iLoveMyK9 at the time that they are drawn as a winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Winner will be notified via Twitter @ message by @tsue1136 during the party on May 11, 2012 and must respond to @tsue1136 within 5 minutes of being selected to claim their prize. All entries will be eligible for any unclaimed prizes after the close of the Twitter party via random drawing held on -two weeks after- .
To obtain a copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Collective Bias, 205 S. Main Street, Ste. 1, Bentonville, AR 72712.
SPONSORS: Collective Bias, 205 S. Main Street, Ste. 1, Bentonville, AR 72712
All winners will be chosen using random.org from the RSVP link and winners must be present and participating in the party at the time that they are drawn as a winner. There is a limit of 1 (one) prize per household during the party.
It’s beginning to dawn on me that getting a dog for the first time is a bit like bringing home your first baby. Okay, so far Roofus has been easier since we got him already potty trained and he really doesn’t cry, but I’ve had a couple of flashback moments where I realize that I am responsible for protecting him from dangers I don’t even know about yet.
One thing I did know to ask about during our first vet visit was flea and tick prevention. For some reason, I had a vision in my head of a flea collar that he would wear. Maybe that’s some sort of old technology from when I was a kid or maybe I’m thinking of cats???? I don’t know.
So imagine my surprise when my vet told me that flea and tick prevention is as easy as applying a small amount of liquid to my dog’s skin each month! I know that my area was already reporting tick sightings back in February and that this season could be pretty bad. I’ve personally known several people who have battled Lyme Disease and do not want ticks ANYWHERE around my family. Just the mention of fleas makes me start itching (you’re scratching now too, aren’t you?) and I’d prefer not to have to deal with them either!
The folks at Adams sent over a three month supply of their Flea & Tick Spot On with their Smart Shield applicator. (Follow the link for a high value coupon!) This specially designed applicator makes the getting the treatment onto the dog’s skin (important so that it can disburse properly) much easier. The fact that I could apply the treatment with one hand left my other hand free to hold the collar of my very wiggly dog. I also appreciated the telltale “click” that lets you know the proper amount has been applied.
The Adams treatment contains a formula that begins killing fleas and ticks within 15 minutes and goes after fleas eggs and larvae to prevent infestation for up to two months. It also kills and repels mosquitoes for up to four weeks. The formula is water resistant and contains lanolin for coat conditioning.
You can find Adams fleas and tick products for both dogs and cats in Walmart stores nationwide and they sell for a suggested retail price of $8.99 for a one month supply or $19.99 for a three month supply.
This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts and opinions are my own