#Ad It’s a Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Dog Treat Party and Give-Away! #NutrishPets

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own.

Hi my furiends!! It’s Dakota! Today I can BARELY contain myself!!!! Shelties spin when they are excited, and let me tell ya, I am sooooo excited that I am spinning like a top!!!!

The other day I was moping around because I didn’t feel that Mom and Dad made a big enough fuss about my TENTH birthday. I am a sensitive sort, and I felt there should have been much more fanfare. Suddenly, I heard a THUD outside of our door!! Sure enough, as if they could read my mind, my treasured friends at Nutrish came through YET AGAIN!!!  There was a GIANT BOX OUTSIDE MY DOOR AND IT WAS FOR ME!!!

I couldn’t wait to get my paws on it! As you can see by the photo above, it was LOADED with all sorts of things! There were even things in  the box for Mom and Dad! But the MAIN THING that I wanted….WAIT FOR IT WOOFIES….which has been a LONG time coming,  were the NEW Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® treats!!!  Let me tell ya my furiends, these aren’t just any ‘ol run of the mill dog treats either. Nope! These treats are in flavors that doggies DREAM about!!! But, you will have to put your tongues back in your mouths for just one second, because before I tell you about the DELICIOUS NEW Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® treats, I want to show you just some of the goodies that were in that Party box!

(This is just a sampling of what was in that amazing box! Mom was a piggie and ate the can of peanuts that was there, she also received some really cool lenses that are supposed to fit on her iPhone but Mom couldn’t get them to stay on).  Of course the MOST IMPAWTANT part, was that there were FIVE, COUNT ‘EM, FIVE BAGS OF NEW Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® treats FOR ME!

There was a note in the box saying to invite some woofies over for a pawty, but anyone that knows me knows that I run a TIGHT security operation here and there is NO WAY other woofies are GOING TO SET ONE PAW into MY territory and eat MY BRAND NEW TREATS! NO WAY!!!! Thanks to my cherished friends at Nutrish, I  would FINALLY get to celebrate my tenth birthday the way it SHOULD have been celebrated!


My furiends did you catch the names of the new treats? No, well here ya go, they are:

Burger Bites


Deli Cuts

Meatloaf Morsels

Savory Roasters

Inspired by real recipes from Rachael’s kitchen, these delicious treats start with real meat combined with lots of other good stuff for a tail-waggin’ treat experience like no other.

“Real meat brings the YUM!”

The new Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® treats are made with simple, wholesome ingredients. Dogs everywhere crave the meaty deliciousness in these Nutrish treats. Dogs love smoky pepperoni, burgers, chicken and even meatloaf!! Look for them where you shop for your family’s groceries.

  • Real U.S. farm-raised beef or chicken is always the #1 ingredient.
  • No artificial flavors or meat by-products.
  • No corn or wheat.
  • Dogs everywhere crave the meaty deliciousness in these Nutrish treats.
  • Safely USA cooked with the world’s best ingredients.
  • Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Treats are intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only. Please watch your dog to ensure Nutrish treats are thoroughly chewed before swallowing. Break into small pieces for smaller dogs.


For those of you who are on Facebook, you got a little tease with THIS photo Saturday night. If you read the last bullet point above, Mom DID break a few of my treats into smaller pieces….but….

she was taking SO LONG to give them to me that I jumped up, hit that plate with my paw and the entire thing fell onto the carpet! Treats were EVERYWHERE! It was a treat free-for-all, well a treat FREE-FOR-ME!!!!! It was EPIC!!


Now, let me tell you how my pawty went!! Mom, Dad and I decided to have MY pawty Saturday night. My friends at Nutrish sent Mom some recipes, a super cute wooden recipe box to keep them in, and a MUCH NEEDED plastic cover so that Mom won’t spill all sorts of things on her recipes while she cooks.  The recipe below was one that Nutrish sent to Mom, but she changed it up a bit,

(Mom and Dad aren’t big fans of eggplant, so Mom left that out, and she used balsamic vinegar instead of wine, as well as  crushed tomatoes that she had on hand. Mom also added carrots, broccoli and cauliflower to hers to make up for the eggplant). Here is Mom’s (and it is served in one of Rachael Ray’s serving pieces that Mom bought last year)


Mom and Dad said it was AMAZING! Mom tripled the recipe because she is a pig,  so she could freeze some.





It was fun because while Mom and Dad got to eat THEIR pasta with ground meat, and some dry salami, (Mom said it was sooo hot and spicy and SOO delicious!!)  I got to eat Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® treats! I got to try MY Burger treats, my Deli treats and my PAWSTA treats!!

My treats look EVEN BETTER than the HUMAN food, don’t you agree? (Mom said that the entire time she was giving me my treats to taste, they looked SO GOOD, and SMELLED so good that SHE wanted to eat them!!! BOL!!) Mom said that Rachael Ray’s love of food and talent with food, as well as her knowledge about food, and her love of pets, are evident in each and every one of these treats. Mom thinks they are the MOST CLEVER TREATS EVER and quite easily the BEST she has ever seen! I could NOT AGREE MORE!! Mom said that these treats are so special that she wanted to present MY treats to me in a SPECIAL way so she served the human food and my treats on these wonderful plates that Nutrish sent.

The dishes are microwave and dishwasher safe and on the back of each plate is a drink recipe created by Rachael’s husband, John who is known for coming up with super cool drink recipes! Mom was going to show a recipe from the back of one of the plates, but figured, hey, if you want the recipe, go and buy the plates!! BOL! BOL! BOL!!!

This was the BEST pawty EVER! But even when you have a PAWTASTIC pawty like I had, you know, there HAS to be an after pawty, right? Well, of course! There were still TWO bags of treats that I hadn’t tried so Mom brought those out. It was time to PAWTY DOWN AGAIN!!!

The treats I had at my after pawty were the Meatloaf Morsels and the Savory Roasters. OH MY FURIENDS they are THE BEST EVER!! 

Now, my special friends at Nutrish know that I am one SMART Sheltie, so they also included a “brain game” for me to try to figure out. Mom broke up the treats that  were in her hand, (as you can see in the above photo),  and put them in my game.  Here is a video of me figuring the game out.

Mom said it took me longer to figure out the game than she thought it would. I say “Pfffft!!” to that!

I say all that matters is that I got to taste EVERY SINGLE BAG OF THOSE DELICIOUS TREATS!!!! GUESS WHAT MY FURIENDS!! YOU CAN HAVE A CHANCE TO TASTE THEM TOO!!!! (If you are in the U.S. and 18 or over). My furiends at Nutrish are allowing me to give away A COUPON FOR THE NEW Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® treats, ONE PER EACH LUCKY WINNER! THERE WILL BE FIVE WINNERS!!! (Only if you follow the directions on the Rafflecopter below!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Don’t forget my furiends that when you purchase items from Nutrish,  a portion of proceeds from each sale of Nutrish is donated to The Rachael Ray Foundation, which helps animals in need through Rachael’s Rescue.

Rachael’s Rescue® was created for all of the forgotten pets – the ones who might not have someone who loves them as much as they deserve. Through December 2016, Rachael’s Rescue has donated more than $17.5 million dollars to pet charities and other organizations that do good for animals. The funds are used for food, medical supplies, treatments, and more for animals in need. Many more animals around the country need help, and through Rachael’s Rescue, together we can make a difference in the lives of many four-legged friends.

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Thank you Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® for making these PAWTASTIC TREATS!!  They were the BEST part of my tenth birthday! Barks and licks and love, Dakota


  1. I’m sorry I missed your birthday, but it looks like you got fabulous box of treats. We can’t believe how many treats and

  2. Dakota you hit the jackpot!!!! that looks super tasty!!! the mama read all the funny names to me… and as she read Meatloaf she started to sing… “you took the TREATS right out of my mouth”… she is crazy and I would go nuts if she really would do that…
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  3. What a fantastic birthday 🎂 surprise Dakota I love how you are willing to share. I think I will look for those plates. I am hoping there’s alcohol involved in the recipe 😂💜🎂🎂🎂🚀🚀🚀Happy 10th birthday

  4. Dakota says:

    REMEMBER GUYS, one of the rafflecopter entry requirements is to tell me in a comment which treat flavor most interests you!!! Good luck!!! (Be sure to record on Rafflecopter that you entered!)
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  5. Ann Marie Stelma Graff says:

    We are getting a new puppy. I would love to have all these for the new baby.

    • Dakota says:

      How exciting!!! Now remember, if it is a puppy you would have to hold on to the coupon for a bit for the puppy to be old enough to eat them 😉 Good luck!

  6. What a great(and nommy!) way to celebrate, Dakota!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
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  7. WOW! And that’s just a regular, like normal WOW! Of course, it can also be a WOW, as in BOW WOW!
    An amazing package of treats ‘n’ stuff for a special woofie and his special family! What a wowzer of a party it was.
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  8. Mom saw some of these treats in the grocery store yesterday! Shame on her for not bringing some home for me! I’ll be sure they’re on her grocery list for next week! They look so yummy!
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  9. Emma says:

    They all look good, but the deli cuts look amazing!
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  10. Wow, you have lots and lots of treats. I love the comparison of your food and your peeps food.

    Have a woof woof day, Dakota. My best to your wonderful peeps. ♥♥♥
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  11. WOW!!! that is a HUGE barkday box full of wonderful stuff!!!!
    The burger flavor sounds great to us
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel
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  12. Edye says:

    My dog would like meatloaf morsels!
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  13. Dey all look good, but I’d luv to try da pawsta!
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  14. DJ says:

    My pup would love the Savory Roasters.

  15. Ariel says:

    5 pups here, so we want to try them all!!

  16. Jan K says:

    Wow, wow, wow, Dakota, what a haul!! You are one lucky birthday boy, even if it did come a little late.
    Oh, I had to chuckle at the video, the way you took the piece away before going back for the treats! Sheba used to do that with one of our games too, only she’d go off with the piece and not even come back for the treats! BOL – can you imagine??
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    • Dakota says:

      Jan, I KNOW!! When I was recording I was like “WHAT IN THE HECK IS HE DOING??????” He does that with his other treat game but I didn’t think he would do it with this one. When he walked away I was thinking “what are you going to do, eat the PLASTIC????” lol!!! Thankfully, it didn’t take him long to come back! It makes me smile that Sheba did it too (((hugs)))))
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  17. Woohoo! What a celebration for you! Love that you got to celebrate your birthday with tasty treats that matched your parents’ dinner!!!
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  18. what a fantastic treasure chest you & your peeps received from ms ray!
    all your goodies look “delish” especially those burger bites.
    loved your video, btw.
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  19. Those look like some very tasty treats and pressies! Between Sam checking over your treats and me salivating over your mum’s rigatoni, I’m not sure who was a bigger drooler! Nice to keep celebrating the birthday, sweet Dakota. ღ
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  20. Shelley P says:

    Aww I am so glad you had such a wonderful birthday surprise and pawty 🙂 And I love how much you enjoyed your delicious treats! You are one lucky and sweet pup! I think my dogs would be most excited to try the Deli Cuts treats but they all look really good.

  21. Those treats sure do sound great, Dakota. And Mom is drooling over the humans’ plate of food too. We don’t do FB but we are commenting so we hope maybe we can try a bag of those treats too.

    Woos – Lightning and Misty

  22. sara, oreo & chewy says:

    OK, pretty sure you just had the best birthday ever!!!!! Of course, you deserve it after all! The treats look amazing. I’ll look for them in the stores around here….I’d really like to try the meatball ones. How nice of them to include stuff for your parents so they didn’t feel left out on your special day.

  23. Murphy says:

    OMD that looks so delish I drooled all over Stanley!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
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  24. Debbie says:

    Charlie and Audrey would like any of those delicious treats, but since they love meat, I’ll pick Burger Bites for them. Happy 10th Birthday, Dakota!

  25. You truly did hit the mother load this time my furiend!! Congrats to you and your hoomans! It all looks totally delish!

  26. Sand spring Chesapeakes says:

    What an awesome party and so many goodies. My gang would love to try the burger treats if they won.

  27. Way to celebrate your big 1-0 birthday, Dakota!
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  28. Linda Szymoniak says:

    My pack would love ALL the flavors, but I think they’d especially like the Burger flavor.

  29. I hope the store has some of those treats – I’m sure Choppy would love them (she does love her Nutrish dog food, after all!).
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  30. Marty says:

    My dog’s idea of the best treat EVER is getting a crack at the diaper pail, so he’s not exactly picky. I’d definitely rather find him eating these in my bed, though 🙂

  31. Belinda says:

    Love the pictures. That is one happy pup — great spokespup for these treats!

  32. Mary Cloud says:

    I think my pups would love the Burger Bites. They look tasty.

  33. Jackpot! Dakota, that infectious smile on your face is proof of how fantastic this box of goodies is. Astrid has tried and loved the Pawsta treats, but now she’d certainly love to scarf down those Burger Bites. This post is making us hungry, so excuse while we go raid the pantry. Have a beautiful day, Dakota!
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  34. Rachel says:

    OMD, this is so awesome, Dakota! Rachael Ray certainly knows how to treat a pup like royalty! I think my Eddie would be most excited to try the meatloaf treats.

  35. Wow, Dakota! You really scored, and my human mommy was drooling over those super fun cocktail plates!
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  36. Happy 10th birthday, Dakota! What a great box of presents you received from Nutrish. Enjoy.

  37. Sharon Chua says:

    Happy 10th birthday, your party looks really fun! Lucky you with the box of goodies from Nutrish! My puppy would definitely love the beef burger flavor.

  38. Will says:

    Now that’s my kind of party! No better way to celebrate than good eats for good pups.
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  39. These look good – I love how you compare them to human food.
    We had to stop using the Rachel Ray cat food, but we want to try the dog treats!

  40. Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles says:

    I, MJF would love to try those burger treats! I nevfur get to nosh on burgers here…so now;s mu chance, BOL!!
    You sure scored the jackpot, Dakota! OMD:)
    And your peeps too!

  41. OMD I need all of dat in my life especially da meatloaf!!!

    Matt (& Matilda)
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