Dogs will give Pawtini.com FOUR paws up! Enter to win a $50 gift certificate! (U.S. only)

 

Today I am THRILLED to feature a new friend!  A few months ago I was contacted by a kind gentleman at  Pawtini,

Click here to visit Pawtini online!

Click here to visit Pawtini online!

a NEW, super cool website for dog items, where you can find a vast assortment of things such as:

  • Treats
  • Carriers
  • Costumes
  • Collars
  • Outdoor Gear
  • Boots, Beds
  • and MORE!!

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I knew that my experience was going to be a good one right off of the bat! The gentleman who contacted me was helpful, professional and super kind.

I was offered a $50 gift card to purchase anything at all that I would like on the site, in exchange for my honest review of the site and the products that I purchased.

FROM PAWTINI:

Delivering puppy smiles is what we do here at Pawtini! We strive to supply merchandise of great quality for your loved family members. From comfortable beds and clothes to fun toys and treats, we have what you need for any size dog. Our low prices, friendly customer service and high-end quality products are only a few reasons why your dog will love Pawtini.com! 

I found the site incredibly easy to navigate and pricing is competitive. There are items for EVERY BUDGET! One fun thing is, as soon as you visit, a pop up window is displayed asking if you would like a free toy. When you make a purchase you are given a free toy. Mine was the item featured on the right in the photo below.  Isn’t it just adorable? Also, instead of a shopping cart you put your items in a SHOPPING BOWL!! (How cute is that??? Like a DOG BOWL!!!!)

pawtini toys

One of the first items that I chose is on the left. It is the PATRIOTIC PLUSH DOG TOY HEART. I think it is adorable and I purchased it because Dakota has an OLD red, white and blue plush ball that he adores. It is in such ridiculous shape (not torn though), and it is his favorite toy. One day, it will go to the big toy heaven in the sky, so I wanted to replace it with another red, white and blue toy which I am sure will be one of his next favorites!

My only complaint about the site was that there were a few items listed that I wanted to purchase but they weren’t available. It turned out not to be a  problem because there is something that I found to be UNIQUE about Pawtini that will make me be a regular customer. They feature SPORTS ITEMS!!!  As of today 676 PRODUCTS WORTH OF SPORTS ITEMS FOR DOGS!!!!

Pawtini has sports items that doggies will DROOL OVER!!!

My husband and I are football and baseball freaks and I LOVE purchasing items for Dakota that feature our favorite teams!

The above says “apparel” but guess what? They have tug toys that feature different teams, (both college and pro),  such as the one I got for Dakota that features the Detroit Lions.

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The toy is super well made and sturdy. It is the perfect size for a great game of tug-o-war!!

“Are you all ready for this????” For those of you with small, girly-girl dogs, they even have CHEERLEADER COSTUMES!! They are so adorable I thought I would die!

I had a field day browsing the various sports items and I know that that part of the website is going to be getting the most use from me! I was excited to purchase a DETROIT LIONS DOG FOOD BOWL for Dakota, that is just pawtastic!!!

Click to see the other team pet bowls that they have! Photo courtesy of Pawtini.com

Click to see the other team pet bowls that they have! Photo courtesy of Pawtini.com

 

AND HERE IS DAKOTA’S!!

pawtini lions bowl

pawtini dakota lions bowl 1

Now, I happen to be a Cleveland Browns fan as well, but to appease my Detroit-born-and-raised husband, we are starting off with Detroit sports items for Dakota. Trust me, there will be Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians items added to Dakota’s collection, you can COUNT ON IT!

I give Pawtini 4-paws up! I couldn’t be happier with my items! If I hadn’t been though, Pawtini offers:

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They also have a Customer Service tab where you can find answers to FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (such as accepted forms of payment, etc.)

I was so engrossed in the site trying to decide what to get, that I must have spent a good half hour (easy!!) there! It was so much fun poking around, I am sure that when you visit you will feel the same way!

GIVE-AWAY!! I am THRILLED because the kind gentleman at Pawtini has offered ONE OF MY READERS, who RESIDES IN THE U.S. A $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE to be used on the site, just like mine!! Entering is easy, just enter on the rafflecopter below and GOOD LUCK!

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Dogs! It’s Sam’s Yams® and the rest of the Front Porch Pets Family Of Products! And A Give-Away!

Hi my furiends!! It’s Dakota! I am BEYOND THRILLED to present to you some DOGTASTIC PRODUCTS from a new furiend of mine, who I KNOW is going to be a regular in MY DEN!!

Meet

Print

Home of the

original sweet potato dog chew

created by Chef David!!

front porch dakota looking at sweet potato etc

Sam’s Yams

also:

Sam’s Yams Cookies and Sam Yams Bones

Front porch Dakota with his loot

I was reading my Mom’s email a few weeks ago and was excited when the SUPER NICE man at Front Porch Pets contacted my momME, asking  if I would like to try their products, and share them with my furiends! I was honored and JUMPED at the oppawtunity!

 Sooner than I could shake my Sheltie tail,

THIS arrived at my Den!

front porch sams yams box

I barked and barked to get my Mom to hurry up and open the box! 

Look at everything that I received!

front porch display on stove

front porch dakota laughing

Allow me to tell you a little bit about Front Porch Pets:

Their products are:

  • 100% Family Farm Grown and produced in the USA
  • They do not use wheat or wheat gluten in any of their products

From their website:

 We are dedicated to providing your dog with an excellent alternative to commercial dog chews and treats. All of our sweet potato dog treats and chews are made from USA grown orange fleshed, sweet potato (though sometimes you may find them labeled as “yams” at the grocery store.) These chews and treats are highly nutritious and excellent for your dog’s teeth and health.

Sweet potato is very high in anti-oxidants. We add nothing artificial, no sweeteners, colors, or processed food items. Sam’s Yams are made only of human food quality, fresh sweet potato and nothing more. The trick is in the patent pending drying process, where the sweet potato is transformed into a chew that has characteristics similar to rawhide or jerky. Basically, a vegetable rawhide-like chew. Best of all, Dogs Love Them! There are three different shapes and sizes available.

Front Porch Pets is about:
Providing nutrition, but as importantly
Providing the Two A’s, Attention and Activity.
Walk your dog, meet the neighbors, have some great stories to share.
Animals enrich our lives

 

There were so many delicious goodies to try, I could barely make up my mind! But FINALLY, after intense deliberation, I decided!

front porch dakota sniffing at package display

COOKIES!!

Front porch cookie display theirs

A Natural Herbal Treat for Dogs. JUST PURE FOOD,
Unadulterated. Fresh from the Farm & Garden.
THE WAY IT WAS MEANT TO BE.

We believe that your dog’s health AND
enjoyment of eating and chewing depend
upon REAL Food, minimally processed.
Sam’s Yams Cookies™ are made of
premium ingredients. We DO NOT include
any of the more common allergens that affect
our canine companions. The two primary
ingredients are sweet potato and applesauce
— two flavors dogs love. This combination not
only helps “carry” the flavor of healthful but
somewhat bitter herbs, but it provides a great
foundation for other flavorful, complementary
foods such as seeds or fruit, and culinary
greens such as parsley, mint and thyme.
Sweet potato itself is ranked by Science
in the Public Interest as the #1 Vegetable for
its beneficial nutrients. Our goal is to provide
your dog with a treat both natural and yummy,
one your dog will truly enjoy eating.
NOTE: People often ask if they can munch
on these themselves. Absolutely; we do. Just
remember who you bought them for.

front porch second cookie lennys hand

I started with the

CranApple Orange Crunchers!!

SUPERB!

I HAD A VERITABLE 

BUFFET!

For info about ALL 

of the types of COOKIES available

CLICK HERE

Front porch Dakota singing

THEN IT WAS ON TO:

Sam’s Yams

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Made from 100% sweet potato, Sam’s Yams®
are totally digestible and are an excellent
nutritional chew, far superior to other health
treats in any nutritional comparison. We use
only water in our processing. Nothing else.
Our Patented process creates a hard, ridged,
grooved surface. It’s great for dental health
and has the chewability dogs enjoy. All Sam’s
Yams® are particularly well-suited for senior
dogs whose teeth and gums are more sensitive.

MOM COULDN’T EVEN TAKE A DECENT PHOTO

I GRABBED IT SO FAST!

front porch dakota grabbing sweet potato

I ALSO HAD:

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Bichon Fries

(HOW CUTE IS THAT NAME???!!!)

Front porch dakota reading bichon fries bag

READ ABOUT THE REST OF

THE SAM’S YAMS PRODUCTS

RIGHT HERE

Mom and I cannot begin to thank our furiends at Front Porch Pets enough for the chance to sample their incredible products! There were so many to choose from that I haven’t had a chance to eat everything yet and  I am even going to share some with my good friend Buddy! And…..guess what?

Front Porch Dakota want some cookies fabulous

My furiends at Front Porch Pets have a SPECIAL SURPRISE FOR ONE OF YOU!! YES!! ONE LUCKY DOGGY WHO RESIDES IN THE U.S. IS GOING TO WIN EVERYTHING THAT I GOT TO SAMPLE!!! (This is WELL OVER A $50 VALUE!!)

HOW TO ENTER:

Click on the Rafflecopter  below and follow the instructions

Good Luck!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

 

 

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Front Porch Dakota is photo shoot done now

ARE WE DONE NOW?

I WANNA EAT!!

In Full Disclosure: We were compensated for this post both monetarily and with product. Being compensated had NOTHING to do with our positive review. Dakota and I give careful consideration as to the products we feature on his blog and we  WILL NOT feature ANY PRODUCT that we do not believe in.  We only feature products that we either HAVE used or WOULD use.

Dynamo Dog® Functional treats by Cloud Star ! Enter to win!

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Hi my furiends!

Today I am presenting to you some super special treats! I was delighted when I was contacted by my new furiend at CloudStar.com, who asked me if I would like to try some of their Dynamo Dog® Functional treats. Not being one to say no when I hear the word “treats” I JUMPED at the oppawtunity!

I was sent 2 different kinds of Dynamo Dog® Functional treats to try. 

Being the kind of dog who takes immense pride in my looks, namely my luxurious fur, the first of the two treats that I was super interested in trying were the:

dynamo treats skin and coat

Click on the treat bag to visit the website!

dakota dynamo dog treats staring at package 2

dakota dynamo dog treats staring at package

The word “functional” had me a bit concerned. Would treats that are GOOD for me,  actually TASTE GOOD? I had to find out for myself!

dakota dynamo dog treats focused

My worries were quickly cast aside when I discovered that:
dakota dynamo dog treats eating out of my hand

THEY ARE DELICIOUS and are 

always made in the USA with the freshest ingredients!

I am one lucky Sheltie

because I was also sent the:

Click on the bag to visit their website!

Click on the bag to visit their website!

 Mom  and I are  THRILLED that I have the Dynamo Dog® Functional Treats because

they are a fun and delicious way to support

my digestive health!

 With added probiotics, ginger, and fiber from pumpkin, plus specially selected fruits, vegetables, and herbs to ease digestion, they are sure to help me continue being one HAPPY DOG! These are also:

  • Grain Free
  • Gluten Free
  • All Natural
  • Made in the USA
  • Free of wheat, corn, soy
  • No artificial flavors, no byproducts
  • Available in 5 oz. and 14 oz. bags
  • Pumpkin & Ginger Flavor

 

 ABOUT CLOUD STAR:

For more than a decade Cloud Star has been producing all natural and wholesome products for dogs, even those with allergies.

The company got its start in 1999 when Jennifer Melton and Brennan Johnson adopted their dog Samantha.  She was a picky eater, and because they could not find a commercially available treat to satisfy her finicky palate and yield to her allergies, they ended up baking their own.  When they whipped up a batch of the same low allergen dog treats that they had been making for a local animal shelter fundraiser, the treats were a huge hit and people started calling wanting more. TO READ MORE CLICK HERE

GIVE-AWAY!! Because I told my buddy at Cloud Star that I have some of the BEST readers on the entire planet, he said that I could have a GIVE-AWAY!! (I am sorry, but the give-away is open only to those living in the U.S.) TWO READERS WILL EACH WIN 2 BAGS OF Dynamo Dog® Functional Treats!!!! They will win both bags of treats that I got to try!!! (an approx $14 value!!!) THE GIVE-AWAY IS OPEN NOW AND WILL END AT 5PM ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH. WINNERS WILL BE SELECTED BY www.random.org and will be announced on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29th! (18 and over only please)

HOW TO ENTER! Just leave a comment telling me why you want to win! That’s it!! Best of luck!

Barks and licks and love, 

Dakota

 

In full disclosure:I was not compensated for this review/give-away. I was given the 2 bags of treats as shown above in exchange for my honest review.

NO TRICKS! Just KONG Pumpkin Stix Premium Chewy TREATS this HALLOWEEN! ENTER TO WIN!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

MY FURIENDS!!

I was so excited when my furiends at KONG contacted me, asking if I wanted to try some of their NEW Pumpkin Stix that are a part of their PREMIUM TREAT LINE!

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KONG Premium Treats. JAKKS Pacific, Inc. has recently partnered with the KONG Company (which make the dog toys that you and I know and LOVE so well!) to create their USA Made, All Natural Premium Treat Line.

dakota kong pumpkin stix prob use 1st

dakota kong pumpkin stix might use first

Did you know that pumpkin isn’t only a MUST for

Halloween,

it is SUPER GOOD for doggies!!

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KONG PUMPKIN STIX

KONG Pumpkin Stix

are made from
High Quality Ingredients

• No Wheat, Corn or Soy
• No Animal By-Products
• No Harmful Preservatives or Colorants
• Contains Vitamins and Minerals
KONG® Pumpkin Stix are a delicious way for your dog to get the extra goodness they deserve.

KONG Pumpkin Stix are made with Real Pumpkin which contains Vitamin A, C, E,
K, Beta-Carotene, Fiber and extra Antioxidants. Additionally, KONG Pumpkin Stix contain minerals such as manganese, magnesium, zinc, potassium, copper and iron and are high in essential fatty acids.

dakota kong pumpkin stix my hand

They not only LOOK DELICIOUS!

They ARE DELICIOUS!!

They are the perfect size to use for training treats

and Mom feels good about giving them to me

because they are so GOOD FOR ME!

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YOU CAN ENTER TO WIN!

OUR FURIENDS AT KONG

ARE LETTING ME GIVE

3 DOGGIES WHO LIVE IN THE U.S.

THEIR OWN BAG

OF PUMPKIN STIX PREMIUM CHEWY TREATS!!

THE GIVE-AWAY IS OPEN NOW (to those 18 and older who live in the U.S.) and will end on TUESDAY NOVEMBER 5TH AT 5PM EASTERN.

MANDATORY ENTRY: LEAVE A COMMENT TELLING ME WHY YOU WANT TO WIN THESE TREATS!!! (If you do not complete this step you will NOT be eligible to win.)

BONUS ENTRIES!!!

LIKE KONG TREATS ON FACEBOOK-leave a separate comment telling me you did this.

LIKE DAKOTA’S DEN ON FACEBOOK-leave a separate comment telling me you did this.

SUBSCRIBE TO DAKOTA’S DEN-leave me a comment and tell me how you are subscribing (RSS, EMAIL, BLOGLOVIN’ ETC.)

THE WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN BY WWW.RANDOM.ORG AND WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH.

GOOD LUCK!!

Barks and licks and love,

Dakota

I was not compensated for this review. I was sent one bag of Pumpkin Stix Premium Chewy Treats for my honest review.

You Can Get Cozy With KONG Cozies! A Give-Away!

Gather round the computer woofies! “Lend me your ears!” (well I guess since this is a blog that would be EYES!!)

Boy oh boy was my tail ever waggin’ when I received a giant box of goodies from KONG! Any dog worth his bones knows that KONG manufactures some of the most durable, superb quality, creative toys on the planet.  The KONG toys aren’t the type that are ruined in one enthusiastic bite, no sirree!! These babies are made to last!

Speaking of babies, KONG now has a line of plush toys called Cozies.  I know, I know, you think you are a tough doggie but we all get our times when we start thinking of  how life was when we were pups  and we just get the urge to cuddle! Or, we feel like picking something up, shaking it or throwing it, not to be mean mind you, but just to put some fun into our routine!

These are the toys in the KONG Cozie Collection. Aren’t they just the cutest?  They have:

  • Minimal filling for minimal mess
  • Extra layer of material to increase strength
  • Squeak to help entice play
  • Not for chew sessions
  • 10 fun characters: Ali the Alligator, Baily the Blue Dog, Elmer the Elephant, Buster the Koala, King the Lion, Spunky the Monkey, Marvin the Moose, Floppy the Bunny, Rosie the Rhino and Tupper the Lamb
Here are the KONG Cozies that I received:
In this photo we have (from left to right), “Tupper The Lamb”, “Floppy The Bunny”, Baily The Blue Dog”, “Spunky The Monkey” and “King The Lion!”
It was soooo hard to choose which one I wanted. I had to carefully inspect the box, sniff each one for quality control, and I even had to taste the box to see what type of packaging material was used. All of this to make sure that they met my high standards.

It was so difficult to choose! Each Cozie really lives up to its name.  Doggy friends these are the softest and most cuddly toys EVER!

Want to know which Cozie toy I chose for myself?

I won’t keep you in suspense any longer. I chose:

SPUNKY THE MONKEY!!!

I love this monkey so much that  I just had to smell him, kiss him and put the “bitey” on him! He took it all like the good sport that he is!

My brother,  Cody even tried to get in on the action!

Hey "Cat Chat" Boy!! That's MY Monkey! Give him back!

Can I play with Spunky too Mom?

Cody can’t play with Spunky or any of the other KONG Cozies. Want to know why? Because the extra four KONG Cozies aren’t for me!

The incredibly kind and generous people at KONG said that FOUR OF YOU CAN WIN ONE!!

Yep you heard that right!

FOUR OF YOU can each win ONE KONG Cozie that my Mom will mail directly to you! (THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO EVERYBODY since my Mom is doing the mailing!)

HOW TO ENTER: The first two requirements  ARE MANDATORY!!!!

1) You MUST be a subscriber of Dakota’s Den

2) Leave us a comment telling us which KONG Cozie is your favorite!

3) “Like” Dakota’s Den on Facebook and leave us a comment there!

Entries must be received no later than MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7 at 11PM EASTERN…WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH.

THANK YOU NICE PEOPLE AT KONG!!

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERS!!!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota & “Spunky The Monkey”