Head over HERE and request a FREE dog product coupon!

Today’s FREE dog product coupon is for some Mighty Dog!  Each day is a new coupon offer freebie and the giveaway is everyday until 9/24!

We’re so excited about this one!  They’re even doing cat freebie coupons too!

We snagged both of ours!  But better hurry!  Doubt these will last much longer!

Thanks, Purina!

 

 

 

UPDATE:  THIS OFFER IS NOW EXPIRED AND NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Head over HERE to request a FREE Sample Bags on Board dispenser and some bags (for a neighbor)!

This is one great freebie, not sure how long this one will last!  And seriously, is there really any better way to tell your neighbors ANONYMOUSLY, to pick up after their dog??  We don’t think so!!

Thanks, Bags on Board!

 

If you live in Canada we’ve got a great FREEBIE for you!

It’s been made aware to us that Global Pet Foods has just launched a new complimentary, quarterly magazine dedicated to informing pet parents about the latest healthy, nutrition, and pet news!  There are a number of fun features in the latest issue including tips from Running Room Founder John Stanton on running with your pooch, DIY dog treats, & dog sledding 101!

Check out the Press Release below:

Toronto, ON ( November 15, 2010) Global Pet Foods is excited to announce the launch of Healthy Pet Journal, a complimentary, quarterly magazine dedicated to informing pet parents about the latest health, nutrition and pet news.
“We’re all trying to eat healthy, exercise and live a balanced lifestyle. Why shouldn’t that be a goal for our pets too?” says Healthy Pet Journal Editor Jody Stockfish.  The mission of the magazine according to Stockfish: to help pets achieve a balanced lifestyle and provide pet parents with ideas to nourish their pet’s mind, body and spirit.  “Many pets sit around the house all day waiting for their pet parents to get home from work, which can be very boring. In the magazine you’ll find everything from the latest interactive toys to keep your pet’s mind stimulated – to fun activities you can do with your pet on the weekends,” says Stockfish.  The magazine is divided into four sections: Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit. The debut November issue will feature:
•Dog sledding 101
•DIY freshly baked treats for your pets
•Running with your dog from expert John Stanton, Founder of the Running Room
•Veterinarian Dr. Paul McCutcheon sheds light on vaccinations for your pet
•Pet friendly vacation spot: Kawartha bound with your hound!
•Pet Trends for 2011
Pick up your free copy of Healthy Pet Journal at your local Global Pet Foods store starting November 26, 2010.
ABOUT GLOBAL PET FOODS:
Global Pet Foods is Canada’s largest chain of pet food stores specializing in natural, holistic and organic foods and supplements, with over 130 stores across Canada. To learn more visit globalpetfoods.ca.
We’re kinda bummed we don’t live close enough to Canada to pick up a copy and check it out!  It sounds great!  Thanks, Julie for sending us this info!  I know our Canada readers will definitely appreciate this one!

This sounds like fun!

Go HERE and sign-up for Wagatha’s™ Birthday Club and your pup could receive something special on their special day!  We’re not sure what it’ll be…some samples of Wagatha’s™ Treats maybe?!  *crosses paws*

Wagatha’s treats are made fresh in Vermont & Certified Organic!  We’re going to have to pick some of these up soon.  Very, very, very soon.

If your dog’s birthday is coming up, sign-up and tell us what the birthday boy or girl got!

We have to wait until February.  Boo.

Limit one birthday present per household.

Thanks, Wagatha’s™!

We recently did a post telling you a little bit about Proportions™ dog food, the new innovative way to feed your dog and how to get a $5 Trial Pack.  Since we’ve had the chance to try it ourselves, we thought we’d tell you a little bit more about it, what we think, and why YOU should let your dogs give it a try too!

Lately, I’ve been really curious about what our readers have been feeding their dogs?  Everyone has their own opinions and thinks what they are feeding their dog IS the best.  To feed raw or not?  To go Organic or Premium?  Or make your own diet at home?  I really enjoy the topic of dog food because it is so controversial.

Since the infamous dog food recall of 2007, the subject of commercial dog food is a hot debate, and probably won’t go away soon, nor quietly.  And why should it?  Most dog food companies are still not giving us and our dogs what they need and deserve.  In all seriousness, what would you do if THIS happened to you?  Or go HERE to read some comments about what other dog owners are going through right now.  Honestly, the huge wake up call for me came when I found out they used “spray on flavoring”.  Just like you, I’ve been living under a rock when it comes to commercial dog food.  No more!  I don’t know about you, but if Bubbs became sick because of something I offered him, I’d feel so gulity.  And hurt.  And mislead.  And Angry.  And every emotion under the sun.

The truth is, if they won’t change…WE will have to.

I think a lot of us are just plain tired of the mystery.  How can any of us really know what is in our dog’s food?  How can we really be sure that what we are feeding our dogs is safe and nutritious.  The answer is simple, and obvious.  We can reject mass produced, artificial “junk food” for dogs and begin to feed them meals we have prepared for them in our own kitchens where we make our own meals, for our families.  They are a part of the family after all!  It’s time we stop scooping mystery formed-kibbles from a bag into their bowls and expect them to be excited!

Since we’ve been thinking of switching Bubbs over to something a little more nutritious, and more us his alley ‘taste-wise’, we’ve been seriously considering a couple different brands, Proportions™ being one of them.  Proportions has been around since 1999 and is a SmartPak™ sister company that specializes in pre-packaged, complete, and balanced meals that are designed specifically to YOUR dog and his or her needs.  They are also one of the fastest growing private companies in America, making the Inc. 500 list twice!

According to the Proportions website:

Proportions customizes your dog’s meals according to the seven key factors a canine nutritionist would review. Our easy-to-use online Calculator determines the precise daily caloric requirements for your dog, enabling us to customize his portions in proportion to his size, age, energy level and body mass. Each meal you receive has only the calories your dog needs to stay fit and healthy.

And instead of buying a large bag of food that may go rancid before you get to the bottom of it, our meals are individually portioned and wrapped, preserving freshness naturally, and labeled with your dog’s name. Every 28 days, your dog’s meals are delivered to your door.

Wholesome nutrition and sensible portions means higher energy levels, healthy coat and skin, a happier demeanor, better body condition and, in many cases, a longer life.

It makes sense right?!

Well, we certainly believe so and so does Bubbs.  Our little guy was very enthused to try this stuff from the get go.  You have NO IDEA how hard it was to get photos of the packaging and of the actual food in his bowl (below)!  He was whining and jumping all over me!  First, I read the instructions on how to serve it.  I opened the ‘Crunchy Blend’ and poured about half the package into his bowl.  *sniff sniff sniff* *looks at me* *Okay, I’m interested*  I then went to Step 2 and opened the ‘Stew’.  It all went downhill from there.  *sniff sniff sniff sniff* *sniff sniff sniff* *jumping whining* *please give me* *give me plleeeeeaaaasssee* *maybe if I give her kisses, lots of kisses she’ll let me have some!*  I could barely put on Step 3, the ‘Harvest Blend’!  The ‘Stew’ is definitely his favorite.

Here is a beautiful photo of it all put together in his bowl…it’s the only one I could get.

This stuff is 5 Star Restaurant-Quality dog food, I’m telling you.

Bubbs has never been THIS excited to eat.  Never.  And you know what, that made ME feel like I’m finally doing my job as his mom.  I was excited that HE was excited.  No more dry, mystery kibble for us.

I’ve been getting extra kisses all morning and he’s sleeping off his delicious breakfast on my lap.  He’s happy, comfortable, and FULL!  When he’s happy and comfortable, I’M happy and comfortable!

Proportions™ Dog Food Review (out of 5 stars):

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Okay, okay…I know I mentioned and promised FREE Samples!  We’re getting there!

All Dog Blog has teamed up with Proportions and their wonderful PR Rep, Caitlin to give you and your pups a chance to try this amazing food for FREE too!  No catch.  No shipping fee.  Nothing but a delicious, nutritious, balanced meal for your pup arriving on your front door step.  We couldn’t be more excited about this, and excited for YOU and your dogs to be able to bring you this great opportunity!

Here is how to get your FREE Samples of Proportions dog food:

****UPDATE: Due to overwhelming demand from our awesome readers sending emails (poor, Lea!), Proportions is asking that we please call 800-860-4956 M-F, 8:30 AM-5:30 PM and mention All Dog Blog to receive your free samples!  Again, I apologize for any additional inconvenience this may have caused you on our behalf, as well as on Proportions!  Don’t worry, you can still receive your FREE samples, we’re just going to have to get them to you a different way!  We’d like to thank everyone for being so patient and adaptable to this situation!  BTW…You guys ROCK!

Thanks, Proportions™.  Thanks, for being an honest, reliable company dog owners can trust.  Thanks, for finally being the company to step out of the norm and offer us what we want, and most importantly, what OUR DOGS WANT.  We are so grateful we’ve had the opportunity to try and review your wonderful, amazing, out of this world, and ‘out-of-the-bag’ dog food.  And Bubbs is too!

Disclosure:  My opinions are my honest and thoughtful reviews and were not influenced by any source.  I was not monetarily compensated for this post.  We received two samples of Proportions™ Custom Whole Food Meals to facilitate this review.

Head over HERE to register for Nature’s Miracle® newsletter, and then go HERE to take a quick survey to see if you qualify to be a tester for their new line of grooming products!  If you qualify, they’ll send you samples of the ones you wanted to try in exchange for a review of the product on their website!  Not to mention, when you signup you’ll receive coupons, offers, information about new products, and the chance to try them too, just like this!

We just qualified and we can’t wait to get these in the mail!

Thanks, Nature’s Miracle®!

Head over HERE to request a FREE Sample of Natural Nibbles dog treats!

Bubbs’ and I have received this sample before, and of course he was very disappointed when he ran out.  These treats are made with no animal by-products, fillers, artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.  We LOVE that.

And of course, as with all pet samples and freebies, I’d HURRY because they always run out fast!

Thanks, Natural Nibbles for offering such a great freebie to our beloved dogs!