#Ad “Dishing” about Summer! #NutrishPets

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

Ahhh summer! Sunshine, long days, balmy nights, warm HOT temps! (Ok, we can forget the heat, not a fan here), but what I AM  a fan of is all of the fresh veggies that are just “ripe for the pickin'” in the summer! Veggies are a staple at dinnertime in our home, and the “dish” about summer is that you can get FRESH and DELICIOUS veggies  from a farmer’s market, (often at a lower price than at the supermarket!) Visiting farmer’s markets  is something I look forward to every year.

A few weeks ago a girlfriend and I went to our local  farmer’s market to survey the goods.

See those veggies in the middle? Do you know what they are? I sure didn’t! They are SQUASH and they were the cutest things I have ever seen! The other cute things I saw were dogs, lots and lots of dogs, two of them are featured above. (Dakota didn’t join us on this trek because I am paranoid about bringing him to outdoor markets/fairs because I don’t want to have to worry about what he might eat off of the ground while my back is turned.) It is important to me that Dakota is eating what is GOOD for him! That is why Dakota has been a Nutrish dog since 2008! One of our favorites is:

DISH Super Premium Food For Dogs from Rachael Ray Nutrish

It is available in two recipes, the recipe Dakota eats most often is the  Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe with Veggies & Fruit, Dish  is also available in Beef & Brown Rice Recipe with Veggies, Fruit & Chicken.

 Dish Has Real U.S. farm-raised chicken or beef (in this case it was chicken because that is the kind Dakota is eating right now), and it is ALWAYS the #1 ingredient.

There’s NEVER any corn, wheat, soy or gluten.

Each recipe is made with WHOLE INGREDIENTS YOU CAN SEE, like slow-roasted chicken, carrots, peas and apples for a whole taste your dog will love as much as Dakota does!!

 NOTE: Dakota has been eating other recipes of Nutrish since 2008, so I did not transition him to this food the way you should WHENEVER you switch your dog to another food. Because the only dog food that Dakota eats IS one of the Nutrish brand recipes, it was not a concern for me.

After I returned from the farmer’s market a few weeks ago, I had an idea. I decided to take some of the ingredients from Dakota’s favorite Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe with Veggies & Fruit (as shown above), and make a HUMAN recipe for my husband and I to eat while Dakota was enjoying his Nutrish.

“C’MON MOM! STOP MESSING WITH COOKING AND GIVE ME MY “DISH!!”  I LOVE THE REAL CHICKEN, VEGETABLES AND FRUIT and more!!!!

Crisp Carrots offer a tasty crunch, (kinda like a natural bone!).

Garden & Field Peas and Farm-Grown Potatoes are yummy!

Tree-Ripened Apples . Dakota often share apples with his Dad, they are one of his favorites! (TIP:NEVER EAT THE SEEDS OR CORE!)

BELOW IS THE HUMAN’S MEAL BEFORE IT WAS COMPLETE

 WE USED THE SAME INGREDIENTS

THAT DISH HAS!

 

While Dakota was enjoying his healthy and delicious DISH Super Premium Food For Dogs, his Dad and I enjoyed the same ingredients in our meal! It was a “win-win” for everyone!!

Remember friends! Dish is available in two flavors:  Beef & Brown Rice Recipe with Veggies, Fruit & Chicken,  and Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe with Veggies & Fruit

Dish is available right where you shop for your family’s groceries!

 

As you often hear Dakota bark about, and what we are SUPER PROUD OF, is 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.

So, what are you waiting for? “MAKE THE SWITCH!!” for your dog! Hurry on out and get some DISH Super Premium Food For Dogs from Rachael Ray Nutrish today, and while you are at it, go and check out your local farmer’s market for some fabulous seasonal veggies for YOU!!! Enjoy!!

Born to be Backyard Wild! Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® PEAK (Give-Away!)

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

 

“Get your motor runnin’ Head out on the highway
Lookin’ for adventure
And whatever comes our way…….”

 

“Like a true nature’s child
We were born, born to be wild…….”

“Get your motor runnin……'”

(lyrics from Born To Be Wild–Steppenwolf)

Well hi my furiends, it’s Dakota!! You caught me while I was rolling in the grass in ecstasy, barking out one of my favorite songs! Why? Wait til you see. Gather ’round woofies and let me clue you in on something super special! You know  I often pout about that my pawrents don’t own a traditional house with a yard. We have a condo in an apartment building so our “backyard” is a shared courtyard. I would often be sad that other woofies have private yards and mine is no fun, but that isn’t the case! You can have fun anywhere, even right in your own backyard, no matter what that yard is!

How did I discover this? Well, you know my furiends at Nutrish have my back, right? They are always looking out for ME and all you woofies, wanting to bring us food that they know we haven an “instinctual craving” for. So, guess what they created?

 

That’s right! They created Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® PEAK Open Range Recipe™ with Beef, Venison & Lamb and Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® PEAK Northern Woodlands Recipe™ with Turkey, Duck & Quail!!!

Don’t those flavors sound wild and exotic? That’s what I thought too! While I am “sheltie-smile-happy” with ALL of the Nutrish food recipes, let me tell ya my furiends, PEAK is something to get super excited and “SHELTIE-SPIN “WILD” about!

I couldn’t wait for my Mom to let me try it! Mom and Dad gathered some fun stuff that my pals at Nutrish sent to me and we headed outside, the most exciting part was the FOOD came with me! “FOOD OUTSIDE?” I had never eaten “al fresco”  and I was beyond excited!

I couldn’t wait to dig in! The recipe that I tried was the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® PEAK Open Range Recipe™ with Beef, Venison & Lamb. (I will be trying the  Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® PEAK Northern Woodlands Recipe™ with Turkey, Duck & Quail soon!!)

Both the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® PEAK Open Range Recipe™ with Beef, Venison & Lamb and Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® PEAK Northern Woodlands Recipe™ with Turkey, Duck & Quail are a natural food for dogs with added vitamins & chelated minerals. These are nutrient-dense recipes which satisfy your dog’s instinctual cravings! They both are:

  • Protein-rich, grain-free recipes to satisfy your dog’s cravings
  • Real U.S. farm-raised beef is always the #1 ingredient (Open Range Recipe)/ Real U.S. farm-raised turkey is always the #1 ingredient (Northern Woodlands Recipe).
  • 30% high-quality protein
  • 0% grains, glutens or fillers.
  • Natural food for dogs with added vitamins & chelated minerals.
  • Protein-rich recipes made with nutrient-dense duck & quail or lamb & venison.
  • No poultry by-product meal, artificial flavors, colors, or artificial preservatives.
  • Safely USA cooked with the world’s best ingredients. (Venison & Lamb from New Zealand, Duck from the U.S., Quail from the U.S. and France.)
  • Made for dogs of all sizes.

They are available right where you shop for your family’s groceries!

As you often hear me bark about, and what we are SUPER PROUD OF, is 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.

Now…check this out! After eating my incredibly “delish” meal, my Mom got out the new toy that Nutrish sent to me:

Boy did I ever have fun!!

WOOFIES!! Did you know that if you follow Nutrish on Instagram @nutrish and share a pic of your pup  with #NutrishBackyardWild & #sweepstakes you will be entered for a chance to win prizes from PEAK as well as a GoPro® HERO Session™? Yep, that’s true but the contest is ending soon so you had better hurry!!!  Read the Official rules: http://bit.ly/2qDmVUs

AND WE HAVE A GIVE-AWAY TOO!!!!! That’s right woofies!!! FIVE OF YOUR HUMANS  WHO ARE 18 AND OVER, WHO PAW IN YOUR ENTRY FOR YOU AND WHO RESIDE IN THE U.S., CAN WIN ONE COUPON TO TRY Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® PEAK !!! Now, when you enter, read CAREFULLY…there are TWO mandatory requirements on the Rafflecopter. Unfortunately, if you do not complete both, you will be disqualified.

Now woofies

“Like a true nature’s child
We were born, born to be wild…….”

“Get your motor runnin……'”

AND ENTER!!!

GOOD LUCK!!! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If I’M a #Nutrish Advocate, then why is MOM headed to #BarkWorld 2013!?

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Hi  my woofie furiends!!!  You can see by the photo above that I am BARKING out the most wonderful news!

I AM A NUTRISH ADVOCATE!

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CLICK ON THE LOGO TO LEARN ABOUT NUTRISH!

Did you read that? I am hoping I made myself clear! Why? Because if I am the “Nutrish Advocate”  then why is my MOM the one who is going to BarkWorld?

Make that, MOM is going! I sure wish that I was! Click on the badge to learn more about BarkWorld!

Make that, MOM is going! I sure wish that I was! Click on the badge to learn more about BarkWorld!

 

That doesn’t make a bit of sense to me and being the intelligent Sheltie that I am, I say that THAT is NOT fair! 

Why?

I am the one who eats an array of products made by Nutrish

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My faves are (in no pawticular order):  just6 (treats and kibble), Naturally Delish,  Soup Bones,  Savory Bites,   and Regular Nutrish! Did ya notice I eat just about EVERYTHING that is featured in the photo above? You are pretty observant because I DO!

I haven’ tried Nutrish’s latest formula which is Zero Grain. Dad was talking to Mom about that tonight wondering if we should try it. Mom told him that it’s rated 4 stars by Dog Food Advisor (why they didn’t use a 4 PAW rating I’ll never know, but I digress), so there is a chance that might be in my future!

Why do I eat Nutrish?

Because it is SUPER PREMIUM DOG FOOD made with simple, natural ingredients!  I have been eating Nutrish since 2008! LONG BEFORE I ever started blogging!! It is the ONLY DOG FOOD THAT I EAT! I told ya I  am an intelligent Sheltie! You can  be as intelligent as I am  and learn more about Nutrish  by clicking here

Also, proceeds from the sale of Rachael’s Nutrish go to Rachael’s Rescue. I like that Rachael Ray is dedicated to helping doggies less fortunate than myself!

Want another reason why I should be going to BarkWorld and NOT Mom?

 I AM A CHAMPION BARKER!! 

Is the name of the event NOT

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???????????????

Dakota March 16 Wordless Wed

I’m not standing by a microphone for nothing you know!

If I were going I could help Mom with the updates she will be posting throughout the weekend LIVE from BarkWorld!
I can convey messages MUCH LOUDER and much faster than she can! Be sure you are following Mom on Twitter @dakotasheltie and be sure to follow  @Nutrish too!

Also, why should MOM be attending a PAWTY that Nutrish will be throwing at BarkWorld and I CAN’T???  I hear that the FIRST 50 HUMANS TO ATTEND THE PAWTY GET TO PAINT A CERAMIC DOG BOWL FOR THEIR PUP. (SOME humans are actually FAIR to their pups! BOL!)

WAIT! THERE’S MORE!!! There will be human food and delicious dog treats too!!! 

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There had BETTER be some treats for me, that’s all I have to say about it! 

SPEAKING OF TREATS!! STAY TUNED MY FURIENDS! I’ll be sharing a BarkWorld recap in SEPTEMBER and there will be a special Nutrish coupon offer following BarkWorld!! LOOK FOR MY RECAP ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th!

In the meantime, be sure to visit NUTRISH RIGHT HERE!!

MOM WILL SEE YOU AT BARKWORLD!!

“She’ll see ya, when she sees ya!!”

Barks and licks and love,

Dakota

 

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Rachael Ray Nutrish. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  As always, thank you for reading and supporting our sponsors.

I am one LUCKY Dog! I have Rachael Ray Nutrish® Naturally Delish™ and guess what? YOU Can Too!

Hi my furry furiends!! It’s Dakota and welcome to “Foodie Friday!”

If you are a regular reader of my blog it will come as no surprise to you to read that not only are my Mom and I obsessed madly in love with all things Rachael Ray, but I, in particular have eaten her Nutrish dog food practically since the day my Mom brought me home 5 yrs ago!  I have featured it a few times on my blog (check my side bar!), why? because I GENUINELY love the Nutrish line and I BELIEVE in Rachael Ray. Mom does too!

Rachael Ray is a no-fuss, down-to-earth HOME COOK, not a fancy, uppity chef, but a REAL COOK who cooks REAL FOOD!   She is also a REAL COOK who loves dogs.

Rachael Ray likes her recipes to be “Simple” no-fuss. That’s why she worked with a team of pet nutritionists to create a line of food made with simple, natural and wholesome ingredients, you know, the kind that HER dog would eat!   Rachael Ray Nutrish® is a super premium food for dogs!

How excited were we when Rachael took her love of food, cooking and dogs and created a line of dog food that “foodies” and “dog foodies” would not only LOVE, but would feel comfortable feeding their pet?

Now I am thrilled to share with you, the NEW dog food on the block: in the Nutrish line:

Rachael Ray Nutrish® Naturally Delish™

click on the photo to visit nutrish.rachaelray.com

the FIRST natural wet food for dogs inspired by recipes from Rachael’s kitchen!

I could barely control my excitement the day that it arrived:

You would run away with it too if you saw the four hearty and healthy  flavors that it  comes in! The first is a “signature flavor”: Chicken Muttballs with Pasta (the pasta in Chicken Muttballs contains semolina wheat flour). When Mom opened it to serve it to me it reminded her of one of her favorite soups, (Italian Wedding Bell!) it looked THAT GOOD! The broth looked like a broth that your Mom would make!

click on the photo to visit nutrish.rachael.ray.com

The other flavors are:

Hearty Beef Stew

Savory Lamb Stew

Chicken Paw Pie—-(“Chicken Paw Pie” how CUTE is that??) Mom giggled when she saw that and when she opened it….Ohhhhh…well….see for yourself!

When Mom read the ingredients in the Chicken Paw Pie she couldn’t believe that not only did it contain chicken broth (like Mom makes!), but it has chicken, green beans, pineapple and SWEET POTATO!!! No wonder it’s so “delish!!”

All of the Rachael Ray Nutrish® Naturally Delish™ product line is made with:

  • simple, natural ingredients
  • No corn, no wheat, no soy
  • No meat by-products or fillers
  • No artificial flavors, colors or preservatives

Doggies, that is info for MOMS….what we care about is TASTE and I’m tellin’ ya Rachael Ray is all about food that tastes good and dog oh dog does this ever TASTE GOOD!

Mom and I also love that proceeds from sales of Nutrish go to “Rachael’s Rescue”

From the nutrish.rachaelray.com website:

What is Rachael’s Rescue?

Rachael’s Rescue was created for all of the forgotten pets — the ones that might not have someone who loves them as much as you love your pet. To date, proceeds from sales of Nutrish have gone toward food, medical supplies and treatments for animals in need. Many more shelters around the country need help, and through Rachael’s Rescue, together we can make a difference in the lives of many four-legged friends.

What are you waiting for!  Click here to find out where you can purchase Rachael Ray Nutrish® Naturally Delish™

And…you can ENTER OUR GIVE-AWAY!

Just leave a comment telling us which flavor interests you the most (U.S. only please) and we will pick a winner by using www.random.org.  DON’T DELAY!!  ENTER TODAY!! This is a quick  GIVE-AWAY! The deadline to enter is: MONDAY, AUGUST 6, at 11pm EASTERN. WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8TH!!!!

Ohhhh my doggy friends YOU could be saying Rachael Ray Nutrish® Naturally Delish™  is “what’s for dinner TONIGHT!!” (and tomorrow night, and the day after that and the day after that, ohhhh YOU get the POINT!!)

Barks, “Naturally Delish” licks and Rachael Ray love,

Dakota

This blog post is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nutrish for BlogPaws. But….ALL opinions are 100% MINE and my TUMMY’s!!!

Rachael Ray’s “Just 6” and “Nutrish”, Are Just “Delish!!”

My friends, you have no idea how excited I am to have been given the opportunity to tell you about the most delicious and good for you dog food that I have ever tasted!

The food that I am talking about is Rachael Ray’s newest dog food, Just 6 AND her original dog food, Nutrish.

Let me give you a little background info. My Mom is a Rachael Ray freak.  She adores her. She has nearly all  her cookbooks, subscribes to her magazine and watches her show every day that she is able.

She loves Rachael’s down-to-earth heart and effervescent personality. She feels that Rachael is someone she can relate to because Mom considers herself to be a “home cook” and not a “cheffie” and that is how Rachael describes herself.

Rachael Ray is a huge animal lover. Specifically she loves dogs. Mom knew that Rachael cooked for her first dog and now her current doggy, and that all the meals she made for them were created out of  a passion for creating good food that is “good for you”  and a deep love of her doggy babies.

That is why when Nutrish first appeared  on the market, Mom was ecstatic. When Mom first purchased Nutrish she took the bag to the vet to have him check the ingredients. He gave it his approval and Mom never looked back. She has served me Nutrish ever since! I am one lucky doggie because I LOVE IT!

The bag is wrinkled because I  actually EAT this food!

I didn’t eat it just to do a product review

I am 4 years old and I have

been eating Nutrish for all of those tasty years!

I won’t ever do a review about another dog food

on my blog because I am a

Rachael Ray Nutrish & Just 6 dog

all the way!

Why Nutrish?

Here is what Rachael Ray says about it:

Nutrish has “Real meat — like chicken
or beef — as the first ingredient.  There are no fillers.  No junk.  Just lots of good,
wholesome stuff. How cool is that? And you know me.  I’m all about giving back,
so all of my proceeds from Rachael Ray Nutrish go to charities that take care
of animals who have no one else to look out for them.”

Now there is a new addition to Rachael’s dog food family and I am thrilled to have tasted that too!!  The “new kid on the block” is Just 6!

Here is the great gift package that I was one lucky dog to receive! Look at how beautifully wrapped it was! It even came with a super cute doggie bowl!

I was so excited I couldn’t wait to get my paws on it!

Why is it called Just 6? I am glad you asked that! Here is the reason:

“Rachael Ray Nutrish Just 6 doesn’t contain any corn, wheat or soy. Lamb meal is the number one ingredient, followed by five other wholesome ingredients. And Nutrish Just 6 has all the added vitamins your dog needs to keep him healthy and happy.”

  • Just six natural ingredients plus vitamins and minerals.
  • No corn. No wheat. No soy.
  • No by-product meal or fillers. No artificial flavors or artificial preservatives.
  • 100% complete & balanced nutrition for adult dogs.

Mom likes all of that healthy info but I LOVE how both Just 6 AND Nutrish TASTE! Let Mom worry about the good for you stuff,  just give me the food!

Even my brother,  Cody wanted to get in on the deliciousness!!

He knocked over the bowl and bag trying to rip it open!

Even after Mom straightened it, Cody still wasn’t giving up!

Don’t worry

It looks like Cody is eating Just 6

But he really isn’t!

Hey Rachael! How about making a cat food for  kitties too!!?? I bet they would love it as much as all of us doggies love Nutrish and Just 6!

Thanks for taking such good care of us Rachael. We love that you think about all the doggies in the world the way that you do!

Gotta go, Mom said she is going to the store this weekend and see if Just 6 is available in our area!

As Rachael Ray says every day when she ends her show:

“I’ll see ya, when I see ya!!”

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

My Mom and I were not compensated in any way for this review.  Mom buys and I happily eat Nutrish. All opinions are my own! Wait a minute!  I WAS compensated!! But not with money! I was compensated by being able to taste test Just 6! Feed me! That’s all the compensation that I need!  Dakota