Pet Winery Has Holiday Cheer for Your Pets! (World-Wide Give-Away!)

Disclosure: I received products from Pet Winery for Dakota and Cody to review. I was not compensated monetarily for this post because in keeping with the spirit of “Giving” at Thanksgiving, I chose to waive my fee.  If in doubt about any product for your dog or cat to drink, ask your Veterinarian first, as I did!

There is nothing I love more than when I discover a company that  has quirky, fun and interesting products, AND they are a company that gives back!  The company I am featuring today, Pet Winery, is that company!  

The holiday season officially kicks off this week with the arrival of Thanksgiving in the U.S. Humans often  enjoy indulging in some holiday “cheer”, why should your pets miss out? Now, they don’t have to!

 

Pet Winery features PetWines, PetChampagne, DogBeer, Martinis and PetTEA for dogs AND cats! (Spoiler Alert: Cody will be featuring products on his blog with a give-away on December 1st.)

Pet Winery was founded to create healthy beverages and treats for your canine and feline friends. They are animal enthusiasts and work hard to make products that are vitamin enriched, healthy and safe for your best friend. They are located in  Florida and only use US organic products to ensure the highest level of quality. All products are produced in a food grade lab in an ISO7 clean room.

When Dakota and Cody’s products arrived I was just dying with how clever and adorable they are! Dakota received BarkBrew Beef Ale and Dog Pawrignon featured below:

BarkBrew Beef Ale: Beer for dogs! How funny is that? Available in 3 great flavors; Chicken Ale, Beef Ale, or Calm Ale (Salmon oil and Hemp oil.)

Dog Pawrignon: Champagne for dogs! Formulated so you can now pop bottles with your dogs! This 12oz bottle is the perfect drink. Blended with filtered water, a healthy dose of salmon oil (wild caught) and organic food coloring.

THE BOTTLES ARE SAFE, THEY ARE NOT GLASS.

I checked with my Vet first before allowing Dakota to taste both drinks (at separate times), and he said as with anything else, if it  is something your pet isn’t used to, giving an extremely small amount is the wise way to go. (Both bottles have suggested serving amounts listed on them)

Pet Winery Gives Back!!  Pet Winery Estates knows  “that every paw matters.” As a result, they  decided to work together with  Shelters, Rescues, Humane Societies, and other pet adoption agencies. Each month they  feature a different agency and donate a portion of their sales to them! By featuring a different agency each month you will get to find out who the agency is, what they do and their mission. You will get to know their team and meet some of their adoptable pets. By donating a portion of each purchase to the agencies featured, they are helping them continue what they do best, “finding homes for their Pawfriends.” How cool is that?

Your purchase will help them make a difference, so visit their website and make a purchase for your pets today! There is even a special for Black Friday 30% OFF WITH CODE: BLACKFRIDAY (*not available on bundle deals). 

NOT SURE WHAT TO BUY YOUR FAMILY AND FURIENDS WITH PETS? PET WINERY HAS GIFT CARDS so they can choose items for themselves!!

Photo Courtesy of Pet Winery

 Celebrating with your pets isn’t something that has to be limited to the Holiday season. Throughout the year we celebrate Gotcha Days, Birthdays, Anniversaries, new pet adoptions and so much more! How about keeping a bottle or two on-paw for the special events that take place throughout the year?

YOU KNOW your pet will THANK YOU!!

Dakota’s favorite of the two drinks was the BarkBrew Beef Ale. He absolutely LOVED it!! Now, we have a surprise for you!!

 WE HAVE A GIVE-AWAY!! ONE LUCKY READER WHO IS 18 AND OVER AND WHO RESIDES ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD WILL RECEIVE A $15 GIFT CARD TO PICK OUT WHAT THEY WOULD LIKE!! Entering is super easy, just enter on the rafflecopter below and MAKE SURE YOU COMPLETE THE MANDATORY ENTRY, IF YOU DO NOT, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. GOOD LUCK!!

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My Kitty Brother Stole MY Cuddle Blanket!

This post was sponsored in product and compensation by Mirage Pet Products

 

Funky Monkey Luxurious Plush Pet Blanket:

Made for Pets who LOVE to Cuddle!

Available at:

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Hi everyone! It’s Dakota and yep I am writing this post but I am afraid you won’t be seeing me today. Why? Because I recently received a Cuddle Blanket (Sleepytime by Petflys, available at Mirage Pet Products), that a certain kitty has stolen!! Yes my furiends, Cody stole my blanket!!!!!!

See what I mean? In fairness, I don’t blame Cody for taking over my blanket even if it IS intended for dogs.  We all know that cats are connoisseurs of comfort and coziness  and Cody IS a cat. There are many dogs who ARE attracted to blankets, some of them even carry them around the house in their mouths, or they sleep on them in their beds.

Often their pawrents will put a blanket in their crate, and if the dog is a puppy the Cuddle Blanket would bring he or she LOTS of soothing comfort.  It would be perfect to have in a pet carrier for a trip to the Vet or to swaddle a smaller dog. Many dogs like to lounge on the couch or in a chair. I am not one of those dogs. I am super fluffy and carry my own blanket and bed right on my back! I rarely climb on to the couch and I don’t sleep in chairs.  So, what cat WOULDN’T take over a velvety soft, unattended blanket? Cody was simply acting like the thief cat that he is, nothing wrong with that!

Truth be told, when Mom was selecting items from Mirage Pet Products for Cody and I to feature on our blogs, when Mom selected this blanket, she completely had Cody on her mind because she knew that Cody  would LOVE it, Mom didn’t care that the blanket is meant for dogs, she saw no reason why cats can’t enjoy it too!

Mom thinks those “Funky Monkeys” are just too cute! They remind her of the sock monkeys from the Stone Age when she was young. Mom says this blanket is sooooooo soft and velvety that it would also be good for human babies! Psssst: don’t tell, but Mom wants this same blanket in a larger size…FOR HER!!!

Mom just might be in luck! Mirage Pet Products has these pet blankets and there are a number of sizes (and different patterns) available! The size I received is a 1/2 blanket which is 30 x 36 inches.  I guess Mom would want the Luxurious Plush Big Baby Blanket in the Funky Monkey pattern for HER!!

So my furry pals, whether you are a dog, cat or a HUMAN, you have GOT to get this blanket and feel the softness for yourself! It would make a great gift for the pet (or pet lover!) in your life! Oh and when it arrives, if you don’t want it stolen you had better act FAST!! ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE A KITTY IN THE HOUSE!!!

 

 

 

Halloween is Coming! Get Your “BOO!” on with Mirage Pet Products!

Disclaimer: Mirage Pet Products has sponsored this post.

Oh woofies, kitties and humans! It’s Dakota at the keyboard today and It’s no TRICK! I have TREATS to show you today from our furiends at Mirage Pet Products.  If you follow our blog you probably remember the bow tie that I  was sporting for Labor Day. Well, I got it from Mirage Pet Products!

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Mirage Pet Products features the most darling and affordable products for your pets! They have everything from Collars, Apparel, Toys, Grooming items,  Pet Beds and More! They even have event and holiday themed items!

I was like a Sheltie in the proverbial candy store when I was contacted by Mirage a month or so ago, asking if I would be interested in reviewing some of their products. You should have seen all of the Sheltie-spins that I did! The items I chose to review are featured below:

They are from the Halloween Pet Supplies area. (I also selected the bow tie I mentioned earlier, but obviously that was in a different area). I don’t have photos with me playing with the Candy Corn dog toy (it has a squeaker!!) because Mom said I was “uncooperative” (whatever that means!) that day…but it is a terrific size and is super cute! (I just visited the website and don’t see it there any longer, but they have other Halloween toys that are equally as cute!)

I also chose those two adorable bandanas.  I LOVE that they are “tie-on” bandanas, there are no buckles, etc. They come in size small which is a 14″ x 14″ x 20″ triangle, and size large, which is   a 22″ x 22″ x 31″ triangle. They are proudly made in the U.S.A.

Isn’t that just the cutest? Well, here is another! Since Halloween is right around the corner, Mom and I decided to “spookify” this photo of me wearing my orange bandana.

If you are like me, I don’t enjoy dressing  up for Halloween, but I still want  to look festive. These bandanas suit my needs perfectly!

Ok, so I don’t look thrilled in the photo above but Mom LOVES it! I am wearing my new Pumpkin Smoocher from Mirage Pet Products which is also another great alternative for woofies (or kitties) that don’t enjoy dressing up!

Even Cody got in on the action (he looks THRILLED doesn’t he?) The smoocher comes in various sizes too and is super affordable! It also has another purpose! Mom put it on the front door of our condo with my Sheltie sign!

About Mirage Pet Products:

They are a small, family-owned American workshop/factory that produces nearly 100,000 original products – fun pet apparel, strong dog and cat collars, cute pet toys, and more for everyone’s favorite family members.
Mirage is a socially conscious company, giving back to help with social issues facing our world.  From drilling wells for clean water and working to help increase the population of endangered animals in Africa to assisting in tragedies across the developed world, as well as working with rescues and shelters, they are truly proud of their ability to make the world a better place than it was when we got here.
They manufacture nearly all of their products in the U.S. to maintain high standards of quality in their products and fairness and integrity with their employees.  With a legacy that spans six generations in the pet industry,  they look forward to you purchasing their products to see just how great they are yourself!
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Honor Your Pet With Pet Memorial Jewelry by My Flowers Forever & Bellabeads- World-Wide Give-Away!

Disclosure:We were compensated by My Flowers Forever/Bellabeads in product and a review fee,  to share info with YOU our readers.  As you know, we ONLY share information about products that we currently use, have used, that we would LOVE to use, and that would be of interest and value to YOU.

When I was contacted by My Flowers Forever/Bellabeads asking if I would be interested in featuring their Pet Memorial Jewelry, the timing could not have been more perfect. As many of you know who follow our blog, we have another blog that is dedicated to the memory of my “soul kitty”, Bobo. July 2nd marked the 10th anniversary of my beloved Bobo’s passing, and I felt that featuring this special jewelry on his blog and Dakota’s  would be yet another wonderful way of honoring him.  In case you missed the give-away that Cody did on HIS blog, you are in luck! Today we are offering you yet another chance  to win a custom-made piece of jewelry that will honor YOUR beloved pet, and IT IS A WORLD-WIDE GIVE-AWAY! 

ABOUT BELLABEADS/MY FLOWERS FOREVER.COM

Bellabeads, which began under the name Flowers Forever, was started in 1994 by the current owner, Cristina Segarra. What started out as a small business with just one employee, offering clients exceptional service and high quality designs, has flourished into a fully staffed memorial jewelry and flower preservation business, available to customers worldwide.  As Bellabeads continues to expand its services and product lines, we remain dedicated to providing customers with only the highest quality finished products. Every product sold is hand-made on location, with the utmost attention to detail. This ensures that your custom piece is not only one of a kind, but also perfect.

We are a company that makes memorial jewelry from pet ashes, pet fur and flower

petals. We have been in business over 20 years.

We ship worldwide, so it’s no surprise that we have created designs for clients as far away as Japan and from events as prestigious as The Presidential Inaugural Ball.

Photo Courtesy of My Flowers Forever Jewelry–Flower Petal Jewelry, Gates of Charleston Pendant

PET MEMORIAL &  REMEMBRANCE JEWELRY

Our friends at  Flowers Forever, understand that pets are more than just animals. They become your companion, your friend and part of your family. They share your laughs, your tears and your love.

Having to say goodbye to a pet is one of the hardest things to do. It can feel like there’s a hole in your heart that can never be filled. They believe that the only way to move forward is to reflect on the beauty of the life that you were able to share and memorialize this remembrance. 

Photo Courtesy of My Flowers Forever Jewelry–Pet Memorial Oval Pendant

That’s why they create beautiful memorial and remembrance jewelry for you. Each piece is handcrafted with love by their team of artisan jewelers and is one-of-a-kind. They use hair or ashes from your dearly departed pet to create memorial beads and pendants that you can wear, give as gifts, or pass down as treasured heirlooms.

For purposes of Cody’s review and to show you an example on Dakota’s blog, I was presented with the opportunity of having beads made that resembled Bobo’s coloring. I am unusual in the fact that I didn’t want to upset Bobo’s ashes by opening them and sending them, nor did I want to send some of his fur since I have so little of it left. That wasn’t a concern at all. The lovely people at My Flowers Forever & Bellabeads had me send a photo of Bobo that showed his coloring clearly, The picture above was done by Becart and is the photo that I chose. When my items arrived,  I could NOT have been happier with the results!!  They made two different variants of color for me.

Every memorial bead is handcrafted by their team of 5 highly skilled artisan jewelers specifically for each customer.  Each piece is completely different and one of a kind.  

This type of jewelry is made by using freeze-dried petals, which can be combined with a small amount of the ashes of your loved one if desired. This means you can use the petals of your most-loved flower or from the arrangement at their memorial. This can be further personalized by adding their initials or their name. You can pick an artisan piece that lovingly honors and celebrates them as an individual; a heart pendant, or a bracelet that is engraved with their name, an angel wing pendant or a memorial keychain with an engraved monogram. Whichever piece you select will stay with you and hopefully provide you with some comfort in difficult times. You can see more bracelets here. Questions? Visit their FAQ’S page to find answers!

Pictured above is the Double Ring Necklace Pendant which I adore. If you look at the color of the pendant and the bead above, you will see how closely it resembles the color of Bobo’s fur. 

When my jewelry arrived I wanted to cry. Not out of sadness but out of happiness. The items were sent beautifully wrapped/presented, (if you are giving them as a gift they are ready to go). The bead and pendant that I received in honor of Bobo’s 10th Anniversary at The Rainbow Bridge are items that I will wear and cherish forever. They are yet another way of somehow enabling him to still be close to me. I adore my items and you will too!

Photo Courtesy of My Flowers Forever Jewelry–Personalized Dog Bone Pendant

WORLD-WIDE GIVE-AWAY!! YOU are in luck! The kind people at My Flowers Forever & Bellabeads are offering ONE of my readers WHO RESIDES ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD a double ring pendant of their own! (An approximate $77 value). Entering is easy! Simply enter on the rafflecopter below and good luck!!!

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The Adventure Leash by Petoji

Petoji has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own.

On Monday, Dakota and I were pleased to share the NEW Petoji Hybern8 bed, Petoji’s Kickstarter campaign, AND A GIVE-AWAY TO WIN A HYBERN8 BED!! (Have you entered? Hurry, you do NOT want to miss out!)

Because I wasn’t able to receive one of the new beds, the incredibly kind individuals at Petoji allowed me to choose an ADVENTURE LEASH for Dakota. I was ecstatic! I knew immediately which one I wanted:

ADVENTURE LEASH

WATERPROOF | DIRT-PROOF

| NO STINK | ULTRA DURABLE

“Take your pup anywhere and everywhere. From the mountain tops to the oceans below, the Adventure Leash is ready for anything. Our special coated webbing protects your leash from water, dirt, grime, mildew, and abrasion. Best of all its easier to clean than your pup’s filthy paws!”

When we first got Dakota, he had a red cloth leash. I just love how he looks in red, but the cloth always became filthy. We no longer have that leash, it is long gone because the filth became too much to bear! There was no way at all to clean the cloth. I never got another red leash because I could never find one that I liked enough to replace it… until now. No more worries about a leash becoming filthy!

 

 

  • The Adventure Leash is waterproof, stink-proof, dirt-proof, and ultra durable
  • They have the lightest locking carabiner for a dog leash on the market, but still strong enough to hold up to 1,000 lbs.
  • Comes in 10 colors and 3 standard lengths
  • They also offer custom colors and lengths
  • I love everything about this leash, the look, the durability, the feel of it, the lock is amazing, as is the quality. Also, Dakota STILL looks darned good in RED!!
  • If you donate $40 or more to the Petoji Hybern8 Kickstarter campaign you can get the Adventure Leash and Collar set! What are you waiting for! Hurry over to the campaign, there is just a few days left!

Give-Away! “The Dog Bed YOU Design!” the Petoji Hybern8 (as seen on Kickstarter!)

Petoji has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own.

From the moment I was contacted by Petoji, (a company that specializes in premium dog gear),  asking if I would share their NEW line of dog beds,  Hybern8  (“The Dog Bed that YOU Design”) I was impressed. I was impressed with not only their products, but with the professionalism of this company. (And..they have a super cute Sheltie named Rory who is modeling in the video and some of the photos that I fell in love with!)  It is no wonder that their Kickstarter campaign met its goal in just a few days, but in order to offer more for YOU THEY STILL NEED YOUR HELP!

“Rory” Modeling Photo Courtesy of Petoji

While I did not receive an actual Hybern8 to review, after learning about this oh-so-comfy-looking bed, I knew that it would be of great interest to all of you. How could it NOT be? From everything I have read and seen, this bed looks so comfortable that I want to sleep on it. It also looks beautifully made.  It is our pleasure and honor to share information with you about this exceptional bed.

Hybern8 is “the most comfortable custom luxury dog bed ever.” It’s designed and manufactured by Petoji in Fort Worth, Texas.

  • The custom cover is removable and replaceable
    • You decide how it looks, YOU choose your favorite colors and patterns for each part of the bed. (They will provide at minimum 20 and up to 100 fabric options depending on campaign funding.) All customization selections will be chosen at the end of the campaign.
  • “It’s more comfortable that any other dog bed.”
    • Filled with Cloud9 filling, a synthetic down alternative found in high-end duvets and pillows. No one else uses a filling this nice for a dog bed, but our dog’s deserve the best!
  • Everything is 100% washable. The cover and the pillow can be washed and dried good as new.
    • Backed by guarantee. Petoji’s Stay Fluffy Guarantee ensures that if your pillow ever needs a lift, they will re-stuff it at no cost. How cool is that??? I have never, ever heard of anyone who will do that!

      Photo Courtesy of Petoji

  • Comes in 4 sizes
    • Mini for dogs up to 15 lbs, Queen for dogs up to 30 lbs, King for dogs up to 60 lbs, and Supreme for dogs up to 100 lbs.

      Photo Courtesy of Petoji

  • Petoji’s Active Breathe Shield is the “best water-resistant liner there is”.
    • The top layer is waterproof nylon, the bottom is a DWR coated polyester that lets the bed breathe. Your dog won’t even know it’s there.
    • Custom toy baskets: Petoji is also offering custom coordinating toy baskets made from the same Hybern8 materials.

      Photo Courtesy of Petoji

  • “Compared to other custom beds, Hybern8 has more customization options, better materials, at a much lower price. Other custom beds cost 200-300$ and they are nowhere near the same quality of material or manufacturing.”

 

WHAT IS KICKSTARTER?

  • Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform, and by backing their project you are buying your bed in advance which helps them buy the machines they need, the best materials they can get, and hire the right people to produce Hybern8 in their own Texas facility. Projected shipments for the first orders is August. As a backer you are getting onto the ground floor and really playing a role in making this happen!
  • Petoji needs your help to bring this project to life! Help them achieve their goal of getting their own manufacturing facility up and running in Texas to produce Hybern8 and continue to develop more great pet products.
  • Kickstarter ends May 18th

    Doesn’t Rory look handsome on this bed? Photo Courtesy of Petoji

GIVE-AWAY!! 

USA only. 18 and over. ONE winner will be able to select their bed size and colors shortly after the Kickstarter campaign ends May 18th, and will receive the bed in line with Petoji’s production schedule. (projected to ship in August).By entering the giveaway you are agreeing to sign up for Petoji’s mailing list. Extra entries for Facebook sharing. Enter on the rafflecopter below and GOOD LUCK!!

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BE SURE TO STOP BY DAKOTA’S BLOG THIS WEDNESDAY, MAY 10TH to read about the Adventure Leash that Dakota received from Petoji!!