#Ad It’s a Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Dog Treat Party and Give-Away! #NutrishPets

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own.

Hi my furiends!! It’s Dakota! Today I can BARELY contain myself!!!! Shelties spin when they are excited, and let me tell ya, I am sooooo excited that I am spinning like a top!!!!

The other day I was moping around because I didn’t feel that Mom and Dad made a big enough fuss about my TENTH birthday. I am a sensitive sort, and I felt there should have been much more fanfare. Suddenly, I heard a THUD outside of our door!! Sure enough, as if they could read my mind, my treasured friends at Nutrish came through YET AGAIN!!!  There was a GIANT BOX OUTSIDE MY DOOR AND IT WAS FOR ME!!!

I couldn’t wait to get my paws on it! As you can see by the photo above, it was LOADED with all sorts of things! There were even things in  the box for Mom and Dad! But the MAIN THING that I wanted….WAIT FOR IT WOOFIES….which has been a LONG time coming,  were the NEW Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® treats!!!  Let me tell ya my furiends, these aren’t just any ‘ol run of the mill dog treats either. Nope! These treats are in flavors that doggies DREAM about!!! But, you will have to put your tongues back in your mouths for just one second, because before I tell you about the DELICIOUS NEW Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® treats, I want to show you just some of the goodies that were in that Party box!

(This is just a sampling of what was in that amazing box! Mom was a piggie and ate the can of peanuts that was there, she also received some really cool lenses that are supposed to fit on her iPhone but Mom couldn’t get them to stay on).  Of course the MOST IMPAWTANT part, was that there were FIVE, COUNT ‘EM, FIVE BAGS OF NEW Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® treats FOR ME!

There was a note in the box saying to invite some woofies over for a pawty, but anyone that knows me knows that I run a TIGHT security operation here and there is NO WAY other woofies are GOING TO SET ONE PAW into MY territory and eat MY BRAND NEW TREATS! NO WAY!!!! Thanks to my cherished friends at Nutrish, I  would FINALLY get to celebrate my tenth birthday the way it SHOULD have been celebrated!

 

My furiends did you catch the names of the new treats? No, well here ya go, they are:

Burger Bites

Pawsta

Deli Cuts

Meatloaf Morsels

Savory Roasters

Inspired by real recipes from Rachael’s kitchen, these delicious treats start with real meat combined with lots of other good stuff for a tail-waggin’ treat experience like no other.

“Real meat brings the YUM!”

The new Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® treats are made with simple, wholesome ingredients. Dogs everywhere crave the meaty deliciousness in these Nutrish treats. Dogs love smoky pepperoni, burgers, chicken and even meatloaf!! Look for them where you shop for your family’s groceries.

  • Real U.S. farm-raised beef or chicken is always the #1 ingredient.
  • No artificial flavors or meat by-products.
  • No corn or wheat.
  • Dogs everywhere crave the meaty deliciousness in these Nutrish treats.
  • Safely USA cooked with the world’s best ingredients.
  • Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Treats are intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only. Please watch your dog to ensure Nutrish treats are thoroughly chewed before swallowing. Break into small pieces for smaller dogs.

 

For those of you who are on Facebook, you got a little tease with THIS photo Saturday night. If you read the last bullet point above, Mom DID break a few of my treats into smaller pieces….but….

she was taking SO LONG to give them to me that I jumped up, hit that plate with my paw and the entire thing fell onto the carpet! Treats were EVERYWHERE! It was a treat free-for-all, well a treat FREE-FOR-ME!!!!! It was EPIC!!

 

Now, let me tell you how my pawty went!! Mom, Dad and I decided to have MY pawty Saturday night. My friends at Nutrish sent Mom some recipes, a super cute wooden recipe box to keep them in, and a MUCH NEEDED plastic cover so that Mom won’t spill all sorts of things on her recipes while she cooks.  The recipe below was one that Nutrish sent to Mom, but she changed it up a bit,

(Mom and Dad aren’t big fans of eggplant, so Mom left that out, and she used balsamic vinegar instead of wine, as well as  crushed tomatoes that she had on hand. Mom also added carrots, broccoli and cauliflower to hers to make up for the eggplant). Here is Mom’s (and it is served in one of Rachael Ray’s serving pieces that Mom bought last year)

 

Mom and Dad said it was AMAZING! Mom tripled the recipe because she is a pig,  so she could freeze some.

NOW CHECK THIS OUT!

MY PLATE IS ON THE LEFT

MOM AND DAD’S PLATE

IS ON THE RIGHT

It was fun because while Mom and Dad got to eat THEIR pasta with ground meat, and some dry salami, (Mom said it was sooo hot and spicy and SOO delicious!!)  I got to eat Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® treats! I got to try MY Burger treats, my Deli treats and my PAWSTA treats!!

My treats look EVEN BETTER than the HUMAN food, don’t you agree? (Mom said that the entire time she was giving me my treats to taste, they looked SO GOOD, and SMELLED so good that SHE wanted to eat them!!! BOL!!) Mom said that Rachael Ray’s love of food and talent with food, as well as her knowledge about food, and her love of pets, are evident in each and every one of these treats. Mom thinks they are the MOST CLEVER TREATS EVER and quite easily the BEST she has ever seen! I could NOT AGREE MORE!! Mom said that these treats are so special that she wanted to present MY treats to me in a SPECIAL way so she served the human food and my treats on these wonderful plates that Nutrish sent.

The dishes are microwave and dishwasher safe and on the back of each plate is a drink recipe created by Rachael’s husband, John who is known for coming up with super cool drink recipes! Mom was going to show a recipe from the back of one of the plates, but figured, hey, if you want the recipe, go and buy the plates!! BOL! BOL! BOL!!!

This was the BEST pawty EVER! But even when you have a PAWTASTIC pawty like I had, you know, there HAS to be an after pawty, right? Well, of course! There were still TWO bags of treats that I hadn’t tried so Mom brought those out. It was time to PAWTY DOWN AGAIN!!!

The treats I had at my after pawty were the Meatloaf Morsels and the Savory Roasters. OH MY FURIENDS they are THE BEST EVER!! 

Now, my special friends at Nutrish know that I am one SMART Sheltie, so they also included a “brain game” for me to try to figure out. Mom broke up the treats that  were in her hand, (as you can see in the above photo),  and put them in my game.  Here is a video of me figuring the game out.

Mom said it took me longer to figure out the game than she thought it would. I say “Pfffft!!” to that!

I say all that matters is that I got to taste EVERY SINGLE BAG OF THOSE DELICIOUS TREATS!!!! GUESS WHAT MY FURIENDS!! YOU CAN HAVE A CHANCE TO TASTE THEM TOO!!!! (If you are in the U.S. and 18 or over). My furiends at Nutrish are allowing me to give away A COUPON FOR THE NEW Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® treats, ONE PER EACH LUCKY WINNER! THERE WILL BE FIVE WINNERS!!! (Only if you follow the directions on the Rafflecopter below!)

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Don’t forget my furiends that when you purchase items from Nutrish,  a portion of proceeds from each sale of Nutrish is donated to The Rachael Ray Foundation, which helps animals in need through Rachael’s Rescue.

Rachael’s Rescue® was created for all of the forgotten pets – the ones who might not have someone who loves them as much as they deserve. Through December 2016, Rachael’s Rescue has donated more than $17.5 million dollars to pet charities and other organizations that do good for animals. The funds are used for food, medical supplies, treatments, and more for animals in need. Many more animals around the country need help, and through Rachael’s Rescue, together we can make a difference in the lives of many four-legged friends.

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Thank you Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® for making these PAWTASTIC TREATS!!  They were the BEST part of my tenth birthday! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

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 americanpetnutrition.com

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:

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 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.

 

 

Our Favorite Dog Treats/Photos in Honor of “Treats For Lexi Day”

We didn’t know our friend Lexi as long as many others, but we loved her just the same. We were in awe of her many accomplishments, and it deeply saddened us when she crossed the bridge.

Lexi’s boyfriend Noodle, created a special day in honor of Lexi:

treats-for-lexi

Here is what Noodle had to say: 

“Before Lexi passed, she told me that the best way her friends could honor her would be to have their picture taken while eating their favorite treats.

As it was always (and still is) my goal to make her dreams come true, I am declaring Sunday, September 18, 2016, Treats for Lexi Day.”

Dakota and I decided that in honor of Lexi we would share some of our favorite treat photos in honor of Lexi.  We hope you enjoy them.

Zukes Dakota Lil Links Love

Zukes Dakota smiling by Lil Links

We miss you Lexi!

Barks and licks and love,

Dakota and Mom 

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Zuke’s® Dog Treat Winner!

Thanks to all who entered my  give-away for Zuke’s dog treats!

Huge Congratulations to the lucky winner listed below!

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A Dog Treat Give-Away from Zuke’s® !!!

Hi all! It’s Dakota and I am just spinning with excitement about what I have to share with you today! Many of you who have been long time readers of my blog  know quite well that when I LOVE something I STICK with it! I am that way with the food that I eat, and I am the same with treats! Sure, I will show you treats here and there that strike my fancy, or that I think you will be interested in learning about, (or both!!), but my FAVORITE things to share with you are food and treats that Mom has pawed out the cash for from her OWN pocket that were staples in our household, LONG before we were presented with the opportunity, (as we have been with Zuke’s,) to tell YOU about them! It is a pleasure to review and share with you products THAT WE USE EVERY DAY!!

Zukes Logo

Click the logo to visit the Zuke’s website!

Zuke’s treats, specifically Lil’ Links, have been a staple in our house for MONTHS AND MONTHS!!  (We purchase ours at Petco,  but they are available at many other places and online, check out their handy store locator.) We first discovered Zuke’s from reading blogs that we follow, (I honestly don’t remember whose it was,) but the more Mom and I read about Zuke’s the more we KNEW we had to try their treats. Once I tasted them, I was HOOKED! 

Why Zuke’s?

 

Photo and information courtesy of the Zuke’s website. Click on the photo to visit and learn more!!

Because  Zuke’s Loves Theirs and Our pets!

It started with a guy named Patrick and his dog named Zuke. Now two decades later, pets everywhere can live a healthy, happy, active lives thanks to Zuke’s.

Anyone who’s experienced an aha! moment can perfectly recollect the date, time and place that the proverbial light bulb went off. For Patrick Meiering, it was the Summer of 1995 on a hike in the Colorado Mountains outside Durango. Partrick’s trusty companion, a two-year-old chocolate lab named Zuke had become exhausted once they reached the summit. Patrick had an energy bar for himself, but nothing for Zuke so he broke off a piece of his energy bar and tossed it to him. Zuke perked right up and there it was, the moment Patrick realized that pets need healthy all-natural treats, just as much as people do. Patrick returned home full of inspiration and made the first Zuke’s treat, an energy bar called PowerBones. Now, 20 years later we have healthy, natural and nutritious treats for every dog, not just mountain climbers like Zuke.

 

The treats that Mom buys are shown below, I AM CRAZY about them!!! 

Zukes Lil Links Group

The treats in the photo are Lil’ Links and they are the treats that Mom uses to put in my treat dispenser when she and Dad leave the house. Mom says that the second she opens the bag, they smell SOOOOO good that SHE wants to eat them!!! Paws off Mom!!!

Zukes Dakota smiling by Lil Links

Why Lil’ Links?

  • real meat is the #1 ingredient
  • they contain healthy antioxidants
  • Every bite that is gobbled (and trust me, you WILL gobble these up!) includes antioxidant rich fruits, veggies, rosemary, turmeric and sage.

Zukes Dakota eyes on prize lil links

FLAVORS INCLUDE:

  • Duck & Apple Recipe
  • Rabbit & Apple Recipe
  • Pork & Apple Recipe
  • Chicken & Apple Recipe

Guess What? They are grain-free!

Never sourced from China!

Zuke’s treats contain only the highest quality, whole food ingredients they can find!!

They look like little sausages and are sooo aromatic!

Zukes Dakota Lil Links Love

They are great to use as a reward, or for putting in your treat dispenser like Mom does! (Mom breaks them in half and packs ’em in!!) The consistency is perfect because I have to work to get them out, and since I am a “working” dog, it is a way to make “work” FUN!!

There is even MORE FUN in store for you!!! Zuke’s has come out with a NEW line of treats, that are perfect to use for training and for small breeds!!! THEY ARE BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW and I am so excited to show them to you! They are super tasty too!

Zukes Tiny Naturals Group Photo

 

New Zuke’s® Tiny Naturals™ Grain-Free, Low-Calorie Treats are Perfect for Small Breeds

 Zuke’s® Mini Naturals™, the leading treat for dog trainers across the country, just got smaller… tiny in fact! At a new low-calorie count of less than 1 ½ calories per treat, Zuke’s® Tiny Naturals™ are designed for small breeds (but are also great for medium-sized dogs like me!!),  and are perfect for delivering rewards frequently when training. Little dogs have to be extra careful about the calories they consume, and these tiny treats are perfect for their tiny tummies!! Mom is going to be using these treats to encourage me to take more walks. She wanted something small that she wouldn’t feel bad about giving to me frequently while walking, because she doesn’t want me to get fat!

Zukes Dakota staring at Tiny Naturals in my hand

From Zuke’s® :  These highly palatable, moist dog bites come in an itsy bitsy size and are made with a mouth-watering formula that completely captivates dogs. Within seconds of catching a whiff of Zuke’s Tiny Naturals, Fido is focused, excited, and ready to learn. In addition, this naturally delicious treat is made in the USA and completely free of harsh additives, preservatives, and the common allergens grain, wheat, corn and soy.

 

 “Pet parents of small breed dogs have to be extra careful not to overdo calorie intake when training their four-legged friends. Zuke’s Tiny Naturals have the same delicious taste and high-quality nutrition of our popular Zuke’s Mini Naturals lineup but are designed specifically for the build of a small breed dog. Their tiny tummies need tiny treats, and that’s just what we set out to deliver.”

Zukes Dakota sitting by Tiny Naturals

 

Zuke’s Tiny Naturals  Are Available in Tasty Peanut Butter, Tasty Chicken, and Delightful Duck recipes.

 

About Zuke’s

Located in Durango, Colorado, Zuke’s is a leader in the natural pet treat category. Named after founder Patrick’s beloved Labrador Retriever, Zuke’s has been powered by passionate and adventurous pet lovers for over 20 years. Strong believers in being active and exploring the world with our dogs, the Zuke’s team has been creating trail-tested recipes from the earth’s best ingredients to fuel those adventures since day one. The company’s unwavering commitment to product quality has helped Zuke’s become a successful and philanthropic business. Zuke’s donates a portion of all sales to The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund (DCCF). Visit www.zukes.com for more information and find @ZukesPets on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

zukes Dakota are we done

Wait!!! Mom said I can’t eat my Zuke’s treats until I tell you about the most PAWESOME give-away that we have!! Our super nice friends at Zuke’s said we could have a GIVE-AWAY!!!

GIVE-AWAY!!!! ONE LUCKY READER WHO IS 18 AND OVER AND WHO RESIDES IN THE U.S IS GOING TO RECEIVE THE SAME VARIETY PACK OF LIL LINKS AND TINY NATURALS TREATS THAT I RECEIVED!!! (An Approx. $50 value) THAT’S A LOT OF TREATS!!!!!  ENTERING IS SUPER EASY!! JUST ENTER ON THE RAFFLECOPTER BELOW, GOOD LUCK!!!

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In Full Disclosure: I was not compensated in cash for this review/give-away. I was sent a variety pack of Zuke’s Lil’ Links and a variety pack of Zuke’s Tiny Naturals in exchange for my always honest review!! The fact that we received product that we already  buy ourselves is a plus!!

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