#Spon My Dog FINALLY wants to sleep in a bed thanks to the Brentwood Home Pet Bed! (Discount Code and Give-Away!)

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Brentwood Home, Dakota received the Brentwood Home Runyon dog bed in exchange for our honest review. All opinions are our own.

TEN…LONG…YEARS. Let me say that again, TEN…LONG…YEARS…that is how long it has taken me to find a pet bed that Dakota will use.  You name it, we tried it and Dakota would NEVER USE any pet bed that has entered our home, (other than a flat pad that was called a bed, but in my opinion was not a bona fide bed,  and even THAT was rarely used). Any and all pet beds that Dakota received were promptly given to family members and/or friends COMPLETELY UNUSED.

A few weeks ago I was contacted by a California-based company,

 

they had seen Dakota on Instagram and asked me if I  would like to review one of their new beds. After visiting the Brentwood Home website, learning about the company and  after having viewed  their beautifully designed beds, I experienced a moment of totally forgetting  who my dog is. I jumped at the chance to review one of their beds. I had completely forgotten that MY DOG DOES NOT, NEVER HAS and most likely NEVER WOULD  sleep in a dog bed.  I was setting myself up for a disaster, or so I thought. Throwing caution to the wind I chose the  Runyon Deluxe Pet Bed , size Medium  (34-inch X 24-inch), my color of choice, Mocha.  I chose the size based on Dakota’s size (28 lbs),  and I knew the color would go perfectly with our furniture, carpet, floors…and…DAKOTA!

When  Dakota’s bed arrived, I looked at the long, narrower than I expected,  rectangular box and thought “There is a BED in there?” When I opened the box there was a beautiful bed resting covered in TONS of protective, heavy plastic wrapping! It was Dakota’s new bed that I was certain he would NEVER USE!

The color was just perfect and exactly as I hoped it would be!

With Dakota being a senior dog, I love that the gel memory foam and orthopedic support foam that this bed has, helps relieve and prevent body aches, joint pain, hip dysplasia, and arthritis.  Dakota sometimes seems a little stiff when he awakens and stretches and I am hoping this bed will help with that. The Runyon model that I have, also has bolster edges for additional support when needed. I was extra thrilled because I hoped that I would no longer watch Dakota sleep using the dining room table base as his pillow.

With all of the amazing features this bed has I wanted to sleep on it! The furniture grade upholstery cover is easy to wash and stain resistant!  Of course, because the bed was meant for Dakota, it was NOT “cat-resistant.”

Yep, there was Cody just smiling and dreaming away on Dakota’s new bed! After a few days, Dakota still hadn’t tried it and I was panicking. I went into the Sheltie group I am a member of on Facebook and asked if their Shelties used beds. The overwhelming majority said “No”, they preferred the floor. We all came to the conclusion that Shelties are so furry that they travel with their beds attached to them!  I was discouraged, but not about to give up! For the next few days I gave Dakota his treat dispenser IN THE BED. Maybe that would work! Worst case scenario would be that Cody would end up reviewing the bed, but I was still not giving up. Then, one night as I was sitting in the dark, (without a camera), I caught a glimpse of a furry creature  laying on the bed, it was Dakota! I didn’t want to discourage him from using the bed so I didn’t get my camera. I prayed this wouldn’t be the only time that he used the bed. It wasn’t…………he has used it EVERY NIGHT SINCE!

Brentwood Home  has been making mattresses and home essentials with a team of local artisans and fabricators in Los Angeles. for over 30 years. From the beginning, they have obsessed over creating products using healthy and ethically-sourced materials, all inspired by their  love for the natural world and their home in California. Learn more

The ordering process at Brentwood Home is easy and the delivery is superb! Your new Brentwood Home Pet Bed has a warranty, and though I am doubting you would need it, they have easy returns. Their communication is fabulous!

Dakota thinks it is pretty funny that I thought he wouldn’t use his new bed:

I wish I had the words to convey just how ecstatic I am when I  see Dakota FINALLY sleeping in a bed, and a bed as stylish and of the high quality that his Brentwood Pet Bed is.  Thank you Brentwood Home! After TEN YEARS Dakota is FINALLY SLEEPING IN A BED!  Dakota also said that from the moment he saw his new bed he KNEW he would love it but wanted to make me nervous! Dakota also said that he wants his friends to experience the new Brentwood Home Pet Beds  because he knows that all of you will love them! There are TWO STYLES TO CHOOSE FROM! You can choose the Runyon as I did, or the Griffith. The Griffith bed does not have bolstered sides. 

DISCOUNT CODE: YOU CAN RECEIVE 15% OFF BY USING DISCOUNT CODE

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at checkout. (The code is good until December 31, 2017). PLENTY OF TIME TO GET (OR GIVE!!)  A NEW BED FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!

GIVE-AWAY!! OPEN TO U.S. residents only, 18 and over, (excluding Alaska & Hawaii, Brentwood Home does not ship internationally) One winner will get to choose the style, color and size bed they would like. (either Runyon or Griffith).  Entering is easy, enter on the Rafflecopter below and good luck!

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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!!

 

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!!

Win a comfy bed from goDog® BedZzz™

Hi my furiends! It’s Dakota and I am beyond excited to present a product to you that you can enter to win! It’s from our furiends at The Quaker Pet Group who just happen to have a product line called:

click on the photo to visit their website!

click on the photo to visit their website!

I am lucky because they sent me a bed to review and also are allowing me to have a give-away! Here is a photo of my bed!

GoDog bed front view

My

goDog® BedZzz™

If you have been a long time follower of my blog, you know that my Mom is ready to tear her hair out with me. Why? I CHOOSE to sleep on either our area rugs or our Pergo floor and do not sleep on a bed. Mom does not understand the reasoning behind it, (could it be because my coat is so fluffy that I have built-in bedding?), or am I just strange? (The second part of that question is rhetorical and does NOT require a response, BOL!)

When Mom was contacted by an elf from The Quaker Pet Group asking if I wanted to review and give-away any of their products, Mom was ecstatic and was particularly ecstatic when she saw this bed from goDog® BedZzz™! It looked super comfy and Mom hoped with all of her heart that I would sleep on it!

About the goDog® BedZzz™

goDog® BedZzz™ are made to stand up to tough love! These SOFT and DURABLE beds are made with Chew Guard Technology™, a proprietary process that adds a tear-resistant mesh lining to all of our products. We’re so sure that these BedZzz™ will stand up to your pup that we GUARANTEE them! 

goDog® Bubble BedZzz™ fit most standard crates

XS: 18″ x 13″

SM: 23″ x 17″

MD: 30″ x 19″

LG: 35″ x 23″

XL: 43″ x 28″

XXL: 49″ x 30″

goDog® BedZzz™ are GUARANTEED to last longer than standard soft plush beds or we will give you a free one-time replacement! Guarantee valid for 30 days from purchase date. Shipping and handling fees apply.

When it arrived, Mom could NOT have been happier!!! Mom ordered a size large for me (see size chart above).  It TOTALLY matches our living room and conveniently fits under both our coffee table and dining room table, (two of my favorite sleeping spots) so Mom thought (and thinks), that this is just the ticket to get me OFF of the floor and on to a bed!

GoDog Bed under table

 

I was a little leery of the bed when it first arrived, I WILL eat treats from my treat dispenser on it, but so far I am not sleeping on it, but Mom says that THIS BED STAYS because she loves the quality, the feel, the look, size, color and everything about it!

gobed dakota collage

 

In full disclosure from Mom: We have had the goDog® BedZzz™ bed for less than one week. When I booked the slot on my calendar to post a review, I thought we would have had the bed longer to test it for a longer period of time before writing our review. That being said, I LOVE the bed and couldn’t be happier with the quality and visual appeal.  Now, to get Dakota to USE it! Also, we were not compensated for this review/give-away. We were sent one goDog® BedZzz™in exchange for our honest review.

NOW ON TO OUR GIVE-AWAY!

ONE LUCKY PERSON FROM THE U.S. WILL WIN THEIR OWN goDog® BedZzz™!!

 (An approximate $40 value) 

Entering is easy! Just enter on the rafflecopter below! Good luck!

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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!!

pawtini free shipping

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.

pawtini lions tug toy 1

pawtini lions tug toy 2

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:

pawtini returns

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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Angelina’s Avenue Online Pet Shop-Guest Feature

From DAKOTA’S DEN: Hi every furry it’s Dakota! While Mom is preparing for  yet another lithotripsy (that she will be having this Wednesday)  for her kidney stones, I wanted to show you some adorable pet beds. I wanted to completely disclose that I did not receive a bed, so rather than this being a REVIEW, Mom and I agreed to allow Angelina to appear as a guest. We cannot give an honest assessment of the products, not having used them, but we think they are completely ADORABLE!

All About Comfort

    

Angelina’s Avenue online pet shop was founded in October of 2012. I wanted to start a small business that I could run myself, making high quality products that would last, unlike what you’d find at a big box store.



 My 9 year old Lhasa Apso pup Spanky was my inspiration.

"Spanky"

“Spanky”

As you can see, Spanky loves to model for all of our products.  Mostly because he gets a treat after every picture! lol

I love creating for pets with modest to luxurious tastes.  All of our products are sold at competitive prices and filled with 100% recyclable/non-allergenic stuffing.  And for more convenience our beds are machine washable!

How long do you spend at the store trying to pick out the perfect mattress?

Well, dogs do the same when circling in their beds to find the right position.
We offer two different styles of beds, and blankets too!
  

Catered more towards curling up and sleeping comfort is our oval shaped beds.  They have bolstered sides that allow for any cat to curl up next to and have a soft and warm nights sleep.
Brown Paws Top Round

Our other style dog bed doubles as a pet bed/decorative floor pillow.  I know personally I spent a lot of time looking for a bed that Spanky would love but would look cute in my home as well.  I believe our flower shaped bed suits both my needs!

Green flower top view

All of our beds come in a variety of different soft blizzard fleece fabric designs to accommodate every home.

For our more luxurious dogs we’ve created faux fur pet blankets, made from the highest quality faux fur.  It is always important to make sure you dog is in a comfortable temperature while sleeping, dogs get hot and cold just as we do. So on those cold nights, lets help our dogs out with a snugly blanket to curl up under.

giraffe spanky sit (1)

We hope you’ll come check out our shop at www.Etsy.com/Shop/AngelinasAvenue or like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/AngelinasAvenue



As a special treat we’re offering a limited time 10% off coupon with the code 10OFFAVE at checkout valid until March 30, 2013.  
Spanky hopes your dogs love our products as much as he does! WOOF!