Help Us Celebrate Dakota’s Birthday With a World-Wide Give-Away From Crunchkins!!

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Today is a special day indeed!

Today is Dakota’s 7th birthday!!

happy birthday dakota 2014

I am having an incredibly hard time wrapping my head around the fact that he is seven. Where has the time gone? I remember the day he joined our family as if it was just yesterday. He has added fun, love, craziness, and YES, NOISE, (but in a good way), the likes of which I could have never imagined!

The day Dakota joined our family, he fulfilled my childhood wish of having a Sheltie of my own!

crunchkins i love my sheltie

I am especially happy

to have our friends at Crunchkins

sharing this most special day with us! 


I bet you are wondering, “What are Crunchkins?” Well, I’m glad you asked!! Do you see the photos above: (Happy Birthday and I Love My Sheltie)?  Are they not the CUTEST cards EVER?! Well those are just TWO of the TONS of CARDS FOR DOGS that are made out of SAFE, PRESSED RAWHIDE!!

From the Crunchkins website:

The Crunchkins Tale…

It all started with a postcard… While bustling through another busy day at my Veterinary Hospital, I saw a kennel assistant giving treats and reading a postcard to a dog we were boarding.

“Hello Goldie,” she read aloud. Wish you were here! Mickey & Minnie say Hi.”  I chuckled and thought, “The dog doesn’t care about that paper card.”  

That’s when it struck me – there should be a product that has meaning to both humans and animals. I decided to design a greeting card that people could send and pets could enjoy.

Crunchkins was launched in 2001, offering safe, fun, cute and affordable treats for pets and the people who love them.  As a veterinarian, pet health & safety has always been my top priority. Crunch Cards are made from rawhide – carefully pressed and artfully decorated.  From Christmas to Birthdays or “Just BePaws,” each greeting and design is rendered in non-toxic inks, making the card completely edible!

I hope the special pet in your life takes a bite out of a Crunch Card today!

Stephen B. Hoy, DVM

Founder, Crunchkins, Inc


Crunchkins has a VAST assortment of cards  where you can:

Shop by Pet  (they even have CAT CARDS!)

Shop by Occasion 

Shop by Holiday

Shop by Breed




I was lucky enough to receive the Sheltie Breed Pack.  Dakota’s Dad and I cannot wait to present him with HIS own edible birthday card!! We think this is the most clever and adorable concept, it is great to have a card for a dog,

 that a dog actually wants!

Did you know that Crunchkins Cares?

They have a special page on their website where four cards are featured. If you purchase any of the four cards, a portion of the proceeds will go to the charity that is featured on the card.  To visit that page, click here

To “Like” Crunchkins on Facebook click here

To Follow Crunchkins on Twitter click here



Dakota Collage 2


crunchkins worlds best sheltie


BREED PACK-for their favorite breed


Or if a Cat Wins (Heaven forbid!! lol) they can choose 4 different cards




a Rafflecopter giveaway




In Full Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review. I was given a Breed Pack for Dakota and was offered a give-away to help Dakota celebrate his 7th birthday and in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


  1. Happy 7th Birthday Dakota! You still look like a pup <3 I know that your mom & dad will make sure that you have a fantastic day! Paw-ty on Dakota!
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  2. Happy 7th Birthday Dakota. Have a fabulous Friday and may your special day be filled with fun and treats.
    Best wishes Molly
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  3. Happy birthday you handsome sheltie xx Have a fabulous weekend with your family 🙂
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  4. We just teleported over to say happy big number 7 to you Dakota! And we’re gonna tell all our facebookie friends that Cody said he LOVES you! MOL! Hopes you have the most specialest day!

    Harry, Dexter, Tipp and Willow.

    pee ess, if we wins a prize, we’ll make sure to give them to our woofie cousin Chancey-Boy!

  5. Well isn’t that the cutest thing…
    Happy Birthday Dakota – hope you celebrate all weekend long
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  6. Clowie says:

    Happy Birthday, Dakota!
    Those cards are a fun idea!
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  7. Kari says:

    Happy, happy birthday, little one! Snout bumps and love from Kari, MJ and Zozo!

  8. ♥Happy Birthday Dakota♥
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  9. Happy Birthday Darling Dakota!

    We can’t believe that you’re already 7th as you’re still as cute as a puppy! Be pampered like a king (we know you’re always the king) today! Hope you’ve a lot of kisses, hugs, treats and toys for your birthday.

    Hugs and kisses,
    Eva, Mika, Priscilla and Rosie
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  10. Jan Todd says:

    Happy Birthday!!!

  11. Happiest of Birthdays, Dakota! I hope you have a day full of wonderful surprises!

    We’d choose the Greyhound pack, of course!

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  12. Jodi says:

    I love this idea!!! I would choose labrador but which color, I’m not really sure. 😉

    Hey Dakota you special boy, have a barking good birthday!! Don’t eat too many cards!
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  13. Happy Birthday Dakota – have a pawsome day with lots of snuggles and cuddles
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  14. happy birthday to woo, happy birthday to woo, happy birthday my bestest sheltie pal Dakota, happy birthday to WOOOOO!!! AROOOOOO!!!!!
    I hope you enjoy your super special day!!!!!!
    How nice you get to have a giveaway on your birthday!!!
    Of course my breed choice would be Siberian Husky!
    ((husky hugz))

    PS we sent woo an email!
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  15. Happy, happy birthday sweet Dakota!!!

  16. A birthday card you can eat? Genius! I wish they made those for humans. Happy birthday young, Dakota!!

  17. Happy birthday Dakota! Mwah! Love Dolly
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  18. emma says:

    A howling welcome to the club of “7”! Happy Birthday, friend! I’m 7 too and it is awesome. We love Crunchkins, they are so fun to give to friends. I sent German ones to some of my German friends for Christmas. Have a barking great day!
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  19. Happy Happy Birthday Dakota!! Have a barking awesome day!
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  20. emma says:

    I was so excited about your birthday, I forgot to mention I would like the Mutt pack unless they suddenly have GBGV cards which I highly doubt!
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  21. Happy Birthday Dakota ( my dad is still working on your card)! To be seven is great, it’s a lucky number! And it’s MY lucky number!
    The giveaway is a super-special-one. I love the idea of chrunchkins! Maybe they have something for Weimaraners too (or dogs with long ears)?
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  22. Happy woof-day!!! Make it a good one. *s* And sweet cards, what a neat product.
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  23. Kuruk says:

    Wooohooowooooooo! Happy happy birthday!
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  24. Happy 7th Birthday Dakota where does the time go. Have a great weekend.

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  25. Happy Birthday Dakota!! You make 7 look like the new 3!!
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  26. Dawn says:

    Happy Birthday Dakota!!! 😀
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  27. Pam Hughes says:

    Happy Birthday Dakota! Our Human told us about your birthday. Hope you get Bunches of Crunchkins cards. We LOOOOOOVE them too, especially ones for Westies, ’cause that’s what we are.
    Have a Super Day!

    Big Puppy Dog Hugs,
    Winston and Bentley

  28. Happy Happy Birthday Dakota, hope you have many more. Since they don’t have a chessie pack I would have to go for the choc lab. Have a great day.
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  29. Jan K says:

    Happy Birthday, Dakota! I bet Mom and Dad are really spoiling you today. What a fun way to celebrate your birthday, by sharing some goodies with your friends!
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  30. sara, oreo & chewy says:

    Happy Birthday Dakota! That card is so cute. I didn’t know they had breed specific ones.

    I hope you have a really special day!

  31. candy says:

    happy birthday from kinley =0)

  32. Happy Birthday, dear Dakota! Hope you have a wonderful day! 😀
    xoxo Roxy & Tigerlino
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  33. Happy Birthday Dakota!! 7 is a lucky number, supposedly. So I hope that it’s a good year for you! And pawsome that they have Sheltie cards! These Crunchkins look so cool so Shiner says I must enter the giveaway 🙂 Her birthday is Monday!
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  34. Flynn says:

    Happy Birthday Dakota! I won’t enter the giveaway as personally I prefer a nice big fat juicy mouse.
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    • Dakota says:

      BOL BOL BOL!! Thank you for the laugh! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  35. HAPPY HAPPY 7th Birthday Dakota! We all hope you have a GREAT day!!!
    How nice to give away prezzies on YOUR Birthday! We’re entering, and would choose the Sheltie pack if we win!

  36. Happy Birthday Dakota! We hope you got lots of treats.
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  37. So Cute! happy Happy 7th Barkday!!! LOVE the card with wonderful photos of you n mom (n dad). Have a PAWsome DELISH celebration. Golden Woofs
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  38. De says:

    Wow! Happy Birthday pal. Those cards are fabulous !

  39. Happy birthday to Dakota – our most favorite Sheltie! Hope your day is as special as you, buddy.
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    • Dakota says:

      Awww thanks so much my furiends!!! You are my most FAVORITE KITTIES (well, after Cody! BOL!!) Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  40. Jen says:

    Happy Birthday Dakota! Sending you HUGE Newfie hugs and I hope you had an awesome day!
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  41. Fenris is crushed they don’t have a Great Pyrenees Breed Pack so we would choose the Mutt.
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  42. Happy Birthday! Wallenda the Tux cat might like cat crds or she might choose a mutt pack to send to her doggy pals. Thanks for sharing this very interesting giveaway!
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  43. Oh, we are late sweet Dakota but that doesn’t mean we weren’t thinking of you sweet boy. Hope you had a Happy, Happy Birthday! You always look so happy and handsome. Hugs and nose kisses
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  44. Happy Birthday Dakota! <3 your boston friend Olivia Rose

  45. Misaki says:

    Happy belated birthday dakota!!
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  46. Happy, Happy Birthday Dakota! Hope it was wonderful.
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  47. HaPpY, HaPpY BiRtHdAY DEAREST DAKOTA!!!!! We hope you had a most pawsome day!!! We’re sorry we’re so late but we’ve been having internet problems at home and mom’s work blocks your blog so she can’t access it at work BUTT better late than never!!!!

    Wally & Sammy
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  48. Happy birthday Dakota!
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  49. Jillian Chance says:

    We’d choose the breed pack 🙂

    Happy Birthday!

  50. Happy 7th Birthday sweet Dakota! What a wonderful family and I am glad that you could all bring each others dreams come true!!!!!

  51. Kelly Ann T. says:

    Happy Birthday, Dakota. We are wishing you a happy, healthy and fun year.

  52. KateV says:

    I think I’d choose the breed pack- Shelties!

  53. Happy Birthday Dakota. Hope you had a pawsome day will lots of yummy treats and toys.
    Roy & Shefali
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  54. Happy 7th Birthday Dakota, I know Mom and Dad made you have the best birthday ever. What a great card!! Hope there were lots of fun and treats, even with all the white outside. I’m sorry I’m late we have had some kind of bug this week. We love you Dakota 🙂
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  55. Looks like you had a fun filled birthday! You don’t look a day over 3 Dakota! That cake looks delicious.

  56. Happy B’day Dakota.. though i’m abit late :/ but still happy belated b’day .. wohooo!! 😀
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  57. Amy says:

    I would choose the Black Lab Pack.

  58. Happy Birthday Dakota. Thanks for following The Sundog Drift. One of our recent baby Sundogs was named Dakota. I’m sure she must have been named after you.

    • Dakota says:

      Awww that is so sweet! Thanks! I am a boy Dakota, nice to know there is a new baby girl dog named after me! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

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