A Valentine’s Day Give-Away! Win a Luxury Dog Scarf from “Oh Tiny Heart” !

Hi and Happy Valentine’s Day all!! A few weeks ago I was excited to be contacted by a wonderful company that “makes and sells handcrafted luxury accessories for pooches from rare and fine materials you can’t find  anywhere else.”

I thought with today being Valentine’s Day, it couldn’t be more perfect  than to feature this company that I now “heart” on this special day of love!!! Why not treat your special dog to a luxury dog scarf from:

“Oh Tiny Heart”

 

THE OH TINY HEART STORY:

Launched on September 23, 2016 from our small San Francisco apartment, our handcrafted accessories combine our love of chic design with the comfortable and stylish fabrics and materials we love to wear ourselves. If we wouldn’t wear it, why should our pets?

We hope you come to love Oh Tiny Heart as much as we love the little pooch who started it all.

The beautifully wrapped package that I received for Dakota

WHY THEY STARTED:

We started Oh Tiny Heart after adopting our little fur baby, Mylo. When we first brought Mylo home, we found ourselves unable to stop shopping for things we thought he’d like — treats, toys, accessories — you name it! When we couldn’t seem to find accessories for him that we absolutely loved (we’re picky!), we decided to make our own.

HOW THEY STARTED:

Determined to create accessories we weren’t embarrassed to let Mylo wear, we rolled up our sleeves, purchased a sewing machine, a few bundles of thread, and began chopping up our old clothing. Sewing with discarded stretchy knits and delicate cottons forced us to master difficult fabrics right off the bat, setting the tone for the types of materials we’d end up working with most.

When we finally created an accessory we were proud of, we posted a picture of Mylo modeling our creation on Instagram, and comments demanding we sell our pieces started pouring in from friends and followers. That’s when we knew we had to open our own shop.

While we are still very much a mom and pop pet shop handcrafting accessories from our much-too-tiny San Francisco apartment, we feel our family has grown so much larger thanks to the amazingly supportive customers we are lucky enough to have.

We’d love for you to take a look at what we have:

Robin Scarf from the Signature Collection. Photo Courtesy of the Oh Tiny Heart Website. Click to visit!

The Robin Scarf is the scarf that I selected for Dakota to try.  It is from the Oh Tiny Heart Signature Collection. (There is also a Gateway Collection and Rare Collection). It is super soft, light as a feather, just beautiful, so beautiful, that I want to wear it, but Dakota insisted that I let HIM wear it! Dakota doesn’t always wear scarves or bandanas unless he has just returned from being groomed, so at first he wasn’t quite sure what to make of it:

The Robin scarf is a  royal blue beautiful sweater knit scarf. It’s super cozy to the touch, the fabric is super snuggly!!! This scarf is completely unlike any other scarf I ever put on Dakota. It’s so luxurious!! Once I let him know just how handsome he looked in this scarf he allowed me to take another photo:

DETAILS:

  • 80% Polyester/15% Rayon/5% Spandex
  • Light Weight
  • Yarn Dyed Slub Hatchi Sweater Knit
  • Ultra Soft Brushed Hand
  • Fluid Drape
  • Four Way Stretch
  • Royal Blue Cozy and Warm Sweater Knit with Soft Touch Black Trim
  • Traditional Square Bandana
  • Oh Tiny Heart Hand Dyed Real Leather Label
  • Handmade in USA

    Photo Courtesy of the Oh Tiny Heart website

SIZES AVAILABLE:

  • Petite (XS) fits necks up to 10” (12 x 12” square bandana, 14” on diagonal fold)
  • Popular (S/M) fits necks up to 14” (16 x 16” square, 22” on diagonal fold)
  • Prestige (L) fits necks up to 18” (20 x 20” square, 31” on diagonal fold)

CARE:

  • Hand Wash to Maintain Longevity
  • Air Dry Flat or Iron on Low Heat
  • Do Not Tumble Dry
  • Do Not Bleach

“What I put up with for a product review! Mom I am NOT a girl Sheltie, I am a BOY!!! But…this would look pretty on a female Sheltie as a cute hat, don’t you agree?”

 

I couldn’t be happier with Dakota’s scarf and am excited for you to check out all that Oh Tiny Heart has to offer! They also have Collars and Leashes!!!

Ok, I couldn’t resist and HAD to put the scarf on Cody too….he was a little less thrilled than I was:

Don’t let Cody’s expression deter you, remember, he IS a cat after all!!!!

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Give-Away is open to those who are

18 yrs of age and older. An approximate $38 value!

Entering is super easy,

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In full disclosure: I was not monetarily compensated for this review/give-away. I was sent the Robin Scarf from the Signature Collection in exchange for my always honest review.

Molly Mutt Dog Bed: A LONG Overdue THANK YOU!

I am embarrassed by how long it has taken me to blog about the fabulous Molly Mutt Dog Bed that we won from a give-away that Zoe and Phoenix had way back in September!!

Part of the reason it has taken me so long to blog about this marvelous bed is because I was hoping and praying my “I-am-not-a-fan-of-dog-beds-“ Sheltie would actually SLEEP on it. That was NOT to be. This photo shows about as close as he got to sleeping on it.

Now, don’t get me wrong. MOST dogs would LOVE this bed. Dakota is just not a big fan of ANY dog beds.  I love this bed, our cat loves it (of course because it isn’t his)…but Dakota will not sleep on it.

The bed I won was the Dew In The Grass Water Resistant Duvet  and part of what drew me to it was the amazing color. Green happens to be my favorite color. The duvet comes rolled up as shown below:

How does it “turn” into a bed? So glad you asked! See the “Stuff Sack” on the left in the above photo? You fill that sack with old clothes, rags, towels, blankets, ANYTHING that you have that you want to use that will “stuff” the bed. I used a ton of old clothes, blankets, etc. It is super easy to get the duvet cover on after you “stuff” the bag…and everything zips closed. (You can remove the items to wash if you choose to and you can wash the duvet cover as well! “Wash cold, line dry!”)  I could still stuff mine way more than I did (and probably will), you have complete control of how “stuffed” your bed will be.

The concept is marvelous, the bed/duvet is extremely well-made. It is also WATER-RESISTANT!!! I chose the color I chose because it goes great in our living room. I just wish my finicky Sheltie would sleep on it!

Once again, Dakota’s aversion to sleeping on this bed, and pretty much ALL beds has NOTHING to do with the quality of the Molly Mutt beds. It’s just that I have a strange dog………….if your dog isn’t strange, you should definitely check out these beds!!

I would also like to thank Molly Mutt,  Zoe, Phoenix and their human for Dakota’s most pawesome prize….our cat LOVES to run into the room and jump on it and can often be found sleeping on it so thankfully one of my pets has good sense!!

The Wooly Snuffle Mat from PAW5 Is Great Indoor Fun for Your Dog!!

Disclosure:I was not compensated for featuring this product. I was sent a Wooly Snuffle Mat to have Dakota try.

 

Hi friends!!

While I was making the blog rounds in late 2016 I came across a great product from PAW5, that had me  intrigued!! That product is the Wooly Snuffle Mat! I  reached out to PAW5 to see if there was a chance that I could have Dakota try this product and I was ecstatic when they agreed! I was primarily interested in the Wooly Snuffle Mat for the times such as what we are experiencing in Michigan now, frigid temps that makes outdoor fun less than desirable.  I am an avid fan of  “brain-games” for Dakota that will not only occupy him but challenge his intellect. We have a few, but I am always looking to add more to our toolbox. Many of the brain-games we currently have do not engage Dakota’s sense of smell, and that was a huge reason why I wanted to have him test the Wooly Snuffle Mat.  I was NOT disappointed!

The Wooly Mat better known as “The Official Snuffle Mat”  is:

  • hand-woven from pre-consumer fabrics
  • encourages natural foraging skills
  • is fully machine washable
  • perfect for any breed, any age, any size

“An entirely unique experience, Wooly engages dogs’ powerful sense of smell as they snuffle, snort and sniff their way through dinner. Built to stimulate a dog’s natural foraging instincts by mimicking the hunt for food in grass and fields, Wooly feeds both their belly and their brain. This means you are giving your dog a fuller, more active and more rewarding day, every day.”

While many would use this fun, well-made and great-looking mat for mealtime, I chose to use it for TREAT time! I have some treats that are quite small, all I did was put the treats directly onto the top of the mat and Dakota went to town searching for them.  As you can see it was a huge hit!


To mix things up even more for my brilliant Sheltie-boy I was a “mean Mama” and put the Wooly Snuffle Mat on our coffee table to let Dakota forage there as well! Ok I am truly NOT mean, by moving it to the coffee table I just “upped” the degree of difficulty for my super intelligent Sheltie!

I LOVE the gray color because it works with all decor, I also LOVE the crazy, fun shape. My dream would be to see it even larger because I would love to use it as a mat too!

FROM PAW5:Your dog is going to thank you for adding a little enrichment to their day! No other product on the market is as engaging for their amazing sense of smell as Wooly. You’re also going to love watching them forage their way through dinner or snack time – a snuffle mat is a fun adventure for both of you – so enjoy!

 

 

 

DentaDish Winner!

Thanks to all who entered our give-away!!!!

Before we announce the lucky winner, we want to mention that a number of entries were disqualified because the people who entered did not provide their complete MAILING address (NOT email address), as was required. 

Also, on our original post we said that we couldn’t give a valid review of the product because we had the wrong sized bowl, well….I gave our bowl to a friend who has a much larger dog than Dakota, and they TOTALLY VOUCHED for how FABULOUS this bowl is! They said they LOVE THIS BOWL (it slows down how fast their dog eats as well), could NOT be happier! Now THAT made me feel great!  Help keep your choppers healthy! Get a DentaDish now!   

 

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TO THE LUCKY WINNER

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Dog Product Feature: DentaDish – “The Only Teeth Cleaning, Slow Feeding Dog Bowl” (Give-Away)

FROM DAKOTA’S DEN: I didn’t begin to test the bowl until a week before it was time to write this review. I received a DentaDish in exchange for my honest review, but noticed that I received a LARGE BOWL which  is recommended for dogs OVER 40 lbs. Dakota should have received a small.  (Dakota is under 30 lbs). He eats a much smaller quantity of food at each meal than a large dog would, so, I decided to share this bowl with you as a PRODUCT FEATURE as opposed to a PRODUCT REVIEW. (Receiving the wrong sized bowl is my fault and not the fault of DentaDish, I should have immediately looked at the size upon receipt, but I did not.) Because I didn’t have the right sized bowl to give a valid review, I did not want to mislead anyone by saying that this bowl works, when in fact with the wrong sized bowl, I cannot definitively say that it would without having tested it properly. I always want to be honest and upfront with all of you. I think the bowl looks fabulous and we will always share products that we HAVE USED AND LIKED, OR WOULD CONSIDER USING, OR THOSE THAT WE THINK WOULD INTEREST OUR READERS, EVEN IF WE HAVE NOT USED THE ITEM.

Let me tell you I am NOT a fan of going to the dentist! (This is the HUMAN talking!) I was just there a few days ago and spent a grueling 4 hours there! NOT fun! That being said, taking care of our teeth is extremely important, some dentist visits can’t be avoided, things happen, but some things CAN be avoided or managed with the proper care. The same is true for our pets.

I have always been an advocate of regular dental exams for my pets, starting with my first cat, who was genetically predisposed to having gum issues. My first cat had his teeth cleaned yearly.

Dakota had his first teeth cleaning at the Vet approx. two years ago, and a few months ago he had his second cleaning. I admit that when it comes to brushing his teeth, I am not as good as I should be. I am NOT alone.

From DentaDish:Oral hygiene for pets has often been looked at as a chore and is sometimes forgotten about completely. Many people don’t know that eight out of ten dogs show signs of oral disease by the age of three, and untreated dental disease can actually spread to a pup’s vital organs creating serious medical issues.

DentaDish is the easy to use, slow feeder bowl that actually cleans teeth while dogs eat. It helps prevent doggy dental and gum disease, which is the leading cause of many health problems including bad breath. Though typically dog breath isn’t taken as a serious problem, it is actually the most common sign of oral disease in dogs. DentaDish is the only dog bowl that is clinically proven to reduce the formation of plaque, tartar and gingivitis. Soft bristles on the inside of the bowl gently yet effectively clean teeth, slow down eating and help keep food in the bowl.

Slowing down a pet’s eating helps to reduce excess air intake and prevents bloating. Food bloat, or twisted stomach, occurs when a dog eats too quickly and gulps down a lot of air. The air turns into gas and causes the abdomen to swell, putting pressure on the heart, lungs, and other organs. Dogs who gulp down their food might also not feel satisfied which can cause over eating and begging. DentaDish’s soft bristles break up the bowls surface area, preventing dogs from being able to inhale their food. DentaDish can make mealtime last up to ten times longer compared to regular bowls.

DentaDish is made with food-safe materials and is both BPA and Phthalate free. The non-skid rubber bottom keeps the bowl in place, prevents spills and creates a firm grip on slippery surfaces. The durable, food-safe materials and co-molded construction make DentaDish safe for dishwashers. DentaDish comes in two convenient sizes and includes measurement lines (cups and grams) on the inside of the bowl to make sure the appropriate amount of food is served. The small size fits up to two cups of food and is recommended for dogs under 40lbs, while the larger bowl can fit up to four cups of food and is recommended for dogs over 40lbs.

DentaDish is the easiest most efficient way ever to feed dogs while helping to maintain good oral health and hygiene. 

Help keep your choppers healthy! Get a DentaDish now!

GIVE-AWAY!! DentaDish is offering one of our readers who resides in the U.S. the chance to win their own DentaDish! Entering is super easy, just enter on the Rafflecopter below and good luck!

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BendiBrush Winner!

Thanks to all who entered our BendiBrush Give-Away!

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