Lucky Friday! It’s A Vita Bone® Give-Away!

Hi All! It’s Dakota! Today might be Friday the 13th but today, is YOUR LUCKY DAY! I have been eagerly awaiting telling you about some tasty new treats that I was lucky to try!

One day, my Mom and I were pawing around the internet reading blogs, and we read about  Vita Bone®. I tapped my Mom’s arm and told her that I wanted to try them. Mom and I  were lucky when our comment was seen on Facebook and we were contacted asking if we would like to try some Vita Bone® Biscuits and Vita Bone® Chewy Sticks. It was my lucky day!

When my package arrived I couldn’t believe how generous my new friends were! I was sent a box of VITA BONE® Flavors Biscuits,  a box of Vita Bone® Biscuits, (Original),  VITA BONE® Beef Flavored Chewy Sticks  and VITA BONE® Lamb Flavored Chewy Sticks.

Vita Bone® Biscuits

 FROM Vita Bone® Vita Bone® Biscuits are made with natural ingredients and fortified with 23 essential vitamins and minerals. Our nutritious recipe also includes omega-3 and 6 fatty acids and glucosamine from natural sources like salmon oil and chicken. These essential elements help promote healthy skin, a well-conditioned coat, and joint health in your dog. Plus, the crunchy texture helps clean teeth and freshen breath.

They come in sizes that are perfect for whatever size dog you have, (small, medium or large).  I received Medium because they are for dogs over 20 lbs and I am around 25 lbs.


I didn’t try the original biscuits  yet, but I will! I DID try the:

Vita Bone® Flavors Biscuits

Vita Bone® Flavors Biscuits come in liver, beef, vegetable, cheese, chicken, and original flavors.  They are scrumptious!! As you can see in the photo below, even the medium-sized bones are generously sized so Mom breaks it up for me. It makes the tastiness last longer and makes them easier for me to eat.

Vita Bone® Chewy Sticks

As I mentioned, I received the Beef Flavored Chewy Sticks and the Lamb Flavored Chewy Sticks.  I haven’t tried the Beef Flavored sticks yet but I DID try the Lamb Flavored Chewy Sticks, (of COURSE I went for those first since Shelties LOVE to “herd” lambs/sheep!). I got to experience the taste of real lamb in every bite!  The sticks are easy to break into smaller pieces, which make them great to use for training, and you could put them in your favorite treat dispenser too!

About Vita Bone®

Vita Bone®is a family-owned company through and through and have been making pet food and treats in Ogden, Utah since 1972. They are passionate about pets, which is why they craft their own recipes and carefully source each ingredient. You can find out more about their brands at

Vita Bone® Gives Back!

Proud Supporter of:

All of us at Vita Bone® have dedicated our careers to the health and happiness of all pets because we know what joy they bring to families across the country.

We also know the joy and power pets have to change lives. That’s why we support Pet Partners, a non-profit dedicated to training and providing therapy animals to people in need.

Therapy animals give affection and comfort to people in hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, disaster areas, and more.

Pet Partners teams interact with a wide variety of clients including veterans with PTSD, seniors living with Alzheimer’s, students with literacy challenges, patients in recovery, people with intellectual disabilities and those approaching end of life.


I am certain you are going to love Vita Bone® Biscuits and Vita Bone® Chewy Sticks as much as I do!  Check out their store locator to see where you can purchase them. You can also:


 Our friends at Vita Bone® are generously offering TWO of our readers who are 18 and over and who reside in the U.S. the chance to win ONE BOX OF VITA BONE BISCUITS and TWO PACKAGES OF VITA BONE CHEWY STICKS. Entering is easy! Just enter on the rafflecopter below. Good luck!! 

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We were not compensated for this review/give-away. We were sent product to test in exchange for our always honest review.



My Dog Reacts to #SqueakNSnap

Hi and Happy Friday all!

A few weeks ago our friends over at 15 and Meowing had a pawesome giveaway and we won!!! The main prize was the   SqueakNSnap   , which I had heard about and desperately wanted to try!

What is SqueakNSnap?

The concept is genius, and using the SqueakNSnap is a breeze! It is super easy to use. Most of us who photograph children and pets know just how hard it can be to get them to look at the camera. SqueakNSnap is a cute little bear, with a button hidden in his belly, that when you plug the end of the cord that comes with it into your iPhone or Android phone headset jack or hole (with the camera app OPEN), each time you squeeze the bear’s belly, it makes a squeaky (hence the name) sound. The “squeaky” sound is nearly guaranteed to capture your child or your pet’s attention. With each “squeak” the camera “SNAPS!!” a photo!! Brilliant!! No more struggling to get the attention of your child or pet, they will automatically look in the direction of the camera, (most of the time!)

The only glitch that I thought of is, if you have an iPhone that came out BEFORE the new 7, the SqueakNSnap will work. Apple has removed the headphone jack from the new iPhones, but I have a feeling that SqueakNSnap will come up with something to compensate for that.

Here is a collage that depicts Dakota’s from when he first heard the “squeak” til when he came up close.


It worked super well with Dakota, Cody, not as much.  (I think dogs are just more tuned into that “squeaky” sound).

I will use the SqueakNSnap until I get the new iPhone. One thing I learned is your first instinct is to keep squeezing the bear’s belly to get the attention of your pet, but each time you squeeze, the button in the bear’s belly, the SqueakNSnap  takes a photo. (I had about 20 of the same photo until I realized that, because stupid me was too lazy to read the directions FIRST before trying it.)

Dakota is my more reluctant “model” and it worked like a champ to get his attention, I definitely recommend SqeakNSnap if you have a hard to photograph pet or child.

I would like to thank Ellen again for ALL of the fantastic prizes we won, you can see the rest of them, (and Cody somersaulting into his bed……!)


Enter to win a Fur-Baby’s Keepsake Book by Elizabeth Parker!

A few months ago I was chatting on Facebook with my Author friend, Elizabeth Parker, (I have had the pleasure of  reviewing a number of her books, which you can find by clicking our Barking Book Review Page), when she asked me to please send her my address again, because she had a special surprise to send to me.

I LOVE SURPRISES!! When the mail arrived I was delighted to discover that Elizabeth had sent me one of her latest creations, The  “Purr” Baby’s Mementos Book (which was reviewed on Cody’s blog) . But…there was a DOUBLE SURPRISE! She also sent me a version for DOGS called the:

Fur Baby book cover

The Fur-Baby’s Keepsake Book  is a “full-color, illustrated, one-of-a-kind, fill-in-the-blank memento book for your dog.”

Have you recently brought home a new adult dog or puppy or know someone who did?

OR do you want to record memories of a dog who has been a member of your family for years? The Fur-Baby’s Keepsake Book  is the pawtastic place to keep them!

I don’t know about you, but for YEARS whenever a friend would bring a new HUMAN baby home, one of my favorite gifts to give the new arrival was a Baby Book. I discovered through the years, that was one item that was not only cherished and appreciated, but the parents had it for years, and it was an item that most people would never think of.

The Fur-Baby’s Keepsake Book  is the “doggy version” of human baby books!

Photo courtesy of  Click on the photo to visit!

Photo courtesy of Click on the photo to visit!

When you open the book there is a page that says “When You Became Our Baby” where you can insert a photo of your dog.

Immediately following is a beautiful poem dedicated to Dog Owners that was written by Elizabeth,  it is just beautiful and will bring tears to your eyes!

There are pages where you can make notes about:

  • Your dog’s adoption/arrival date
  • Breed of your dog
  • Height/weight
  • Biological parents (if known)
  • Veterinary info
  • The first tricks your dog learned
  • Words  your dog knows
  • Habits/Likes/Dislikes
  • First Toys
  • and sooo much more!

There is plenty of room for photographs and threaded between is a spot for you to paste an envelope with a piece of your dog’s  fur or their ID tag.

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Parker Books, click on the photo to visit her website!

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Parker Books, click on the photo to visit her website!

With the holidays right around the corner, the Fur-Baby’s Keepsake Book would be the perfect gift for the dog lovers in your life! It also makes a great “anytime-of-the-year!” gift!

From Elizabeth Parker:This book is simply a means to record all memories of your pet, whether it is a baby, adult, senior or, has made their journey toward the rainbow bridge.  Another great feature is that it’s perfect for rescued animals as well!


All of the books are available on in paperback and Kindle and in hardcover. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of these books will be donated to animal rescue.

ENTER TO WIN! Elizabeth is offering one of my readers who resides in the U.S. the chance to win a copy of  the Fur-Baby’s Keepsake Book. (An approx $15 value. My apologies to our International readers). Please enter on the rafflecopter below and  GOOD LUCK!!

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AUTHOR ELIZABETH PARKER lives in Las Vegas, NV with her husband and two retrievers and the beautiful memories of her fur-babies. She writes under two genres of thrillers and dog-related books.

In full disclosure: I was not compensated for this review/give-away. I was sent a copy of the Fur-Baby’s Keepsake Book  in exchange for my honest review.

Affordable Prescriptions For Pet Parents Thanks To Free Pet Rx Discount Card

Prescriptions for humans can be quite expensive, and we all know that for pets the same holds true.  I remember thinking through the years how GREAT it would be if I had a savings card for prescriptions for my pets…well, NOW we do! I was excited when I received this press release because I think it will save pet owners money. Saving money is ALWAYS good, right? You can get a separate card for cats and dogs.

 A New Jersey-based business is providing pet parents a free solution to eliminate the pocket-draining costs associated with pet prescriptions.


Free Pet Rx Discount Card, a company that specializes in finding discounts for pet medications, has announced the launch of their free discount card for animal prescriptions. Pet owners can save anywhere from 10 to 75 percent off their pet’s prescriptions, with an average of 30 percent off.


To participate, visit Free Pet Rx Discount Card’s website at and print the discount card. To use, simply present your discount card with a written prescription from your veterinarian at a participating pharmacy. Free Pet Rx Discount Card is accepted in 56,000 pharmacies nationwide and there are no fees or surcharges.


Every card is immediately active and ready for use, completely free, requires no paperwork and has no restrictions or expiration date. If you don’t have the physical card in hand, you can simply show your pharmacist an image of the card to receive the discounts.


Allan Caan, Program Director of Free Pet Rx Discount Card, said he’s eager to help pet parents find affordable prescriptions.

“95 percent of all pet medications are the same as the drugs people use but in a different prescribed dosage,” Caan said. “The best part about our card is that any pet parent is eligible to participate and there are no sign-up costs or hidden fees. All you need to do in order to get these savings is select a participating pharmacy, give them the prescription that you received from your veterinarian and show your card.”


Pet parents alike are excited about the new Free Pet Rx Discount Card program.


“Trying to fill my pet’s prescriptions through online pharmacies has always proved challenging,” Terry Silbert of West Milford, N.J., who owns two cats and one dog, said. “I was shocked to see how easy it is to use the Free Pet Rx Discount Card program, and how much money I’m able to save on my pet’s prescriptions!”

The company’s dedication to consumers stretches beyond individual pet caretakers. Pet non-profits and organizations, as well as businesses, can bring great savings to pet owners across America, by offering the Free Pet Rx Discount Card. This program is available at no cost to the organization or business and free for all their clients to use. Free Pet Rx Discount Card customizes cards with the organization’s logo as well as provides the organization with an e-mail card, flier, and card downloader for their website, helping to get affordable prescriptions for more pets.


For more information, please visit Free Pet Rx Discount Card at or at booth #27142 at SuperZoo, July 22-24, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

About Free Pet Rx Discount Card
Free Pet Rx Discount Card specializes in discount cards for pet medications. This card offers discounts that can save a pet owner an average of 30 percent off the pharmacy cost of a prescription. There is no cost and no information is collected to use the card. For more information, please visit or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.



 to find a participating pharmacy near you, click here.

I discovered that I  have a number of pharmacies in my area

 that honor the card, hope you do too!

To view the discounted list of meds for DOGS click here

To view the discounted list of meds for CATS click here

Book Review and Give-Away:Lola Goes to Work: A Nine-to-Five Therapy Dog- by Marcia Goldman

lola goes to work

“The BEST things DO come in SMALL packages” is what first came to mind when I first laid eyes on the incredible photos of Lola, the five-pound Yorkshire Terrier star of the adorable book for children, Lola Goes to Work:A Nine-to-Five Therapy Dog by Marcia Goldman.

Traditionally, therapy dogs are larger dogs, such as Golden Retrievers, (yes, little dogs are therapy dogs too, but they aren’t as common as larger therapy dogs),  but Lola dreamed of helping others. She was determined to prove to the naysayers that she wasn’t  “too small” to become a therapy dog, so off to school she went!

Children can follow Lola’s journey of becoming a therapy dog, through brilliant and simply endearing photos.  They will also learn through the barks words of Lola herself, that even if you are small, you can still accomplish BIG things with patience, confidence and a lot of hard work! They will also learn about the joy that comes back  to them by showing kindness and compassion to others.

Lola Goes to Work is ideal for teachers and parents. There is a Teacher Page in the back which lists discussion topics such as:

Focus Wordswhere children are encouraged to discuss the meaning of words: Happy, Kind, Work, Friends.

There are questions that can teachers and parents can ask their children such as:

What does Lola do to make the people she visits feel better?

What could you do to make somebody who was sad feel better?

There are also Activities such as:

drawing a picture of work that a child wants to do when he/she grows up

Lola Goes to Work is “small” (a super-fast picture-book read), but don’t let the size deter you from purchasing this gem. Remember that often, “the best things come in small packages.”

Marcia and Lola, photo courtesy of Marcia Goldman

Marcia and Lola, photo courtesy of Marcia Goldman

ABOUT LOLA: Lola is a five-pound Yorkshire Terrier who lives in California with her adoring owners. She is a proud certified therapy dog who makes weekly visits to elder care centers, bookstores, and classrooms.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Marcia Goldman has her Masters Degree in Special Education and has spent the last 25 years focusing on providing therapeutic-based programs for children with autism and their families.


The publisher has generously offered one of our readers living in the U.S. or Canada (unfortunately due to shipping costs, the publisher cannot include our International readers and we are sorry!) the chance to win this darling book  (a $16.99 value)

TO ENTER: you must be 18 or over. Just leave a comment telling me who will be enjoying this book!

The give-away is open now and will close on Wednesday, October 23rd at 5pm. The winner will be selected by and announced on Thursday, October 24th.

Good Luck!


I was sent a copy of Lola Goes to Work A Nine-To-Five Therapy Dog to review and give my honest opinion. I was not compensated for this review.




Friday Find! ModaPet Pet Bowls!

Hi all! Dakota’s Mom here and today’s “Friday Find” is courtesy of Pepper Pomeranian from the popular blog Pepper’s Paws. I would NEVER have learned about the fabulous ModaPet Pet Bowls if I hadn’t read a review on Pepper’s blog. Pepper also had a give-away and I was the LUCKY WINNER!

I can’t tell you enough how impressed and happy I am with the quality of this bowl, both visually and the sturdiness with which it is made. ModaPet bowls are BPA free and are made with food grade plastics (meaning they are safe for your pet!)

moda pet bowl

this is the bowl that I won, that I use as one of Dakota’s food bowls. The color is even richer and more beautiful in person! I LOVE the weight of this bowl, it isn’t flimsy, you can tell immediately upon touching it that this is a high-quality bowl. I couldn’t be happier!

moda pet bowl rear view

The stylish design of these bowls prevents tipping and slipping around the floor with TPE bottoms and solid construction as shown above and in the video below. The products are designed to integrate form and function, all at affordable pricing!

The ModaPet Bowl is:

  • BPA Free
  • Made from Food Grade Materials
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Highly Durable
  • Skid Resistant
  • Tip Resistant
  • Fade Resistant

I have to say that this is now my favorite bowl that Dakota owns. I  am thinking of getting another in the 5 cup size that will better fit his feeder but I am thrilled with this one  regardless!

Thank you Pepper for hosting such a great give-away!