Innova can now be purchased at Petsmart and Petco retail pet stores!

Go HERE to Petsmart and enter to be one of the lucky first 2,000 people each week to receive a coupon to try it FREE and try to win a year’s supply!  Or go HERE to PETCO and enter to try and win!

We’re pretty excited that these big retail stores are starting to carry better brands of dog food!

The random winner, out of 21 valid entries, our $40GC to DogCollarsBoutique.com is…#21!

Sara who tweeted our giveaway on December 7th!

Congrats, Sara!  I’ll be sending you an email shortly to verify that you accept your winnings!  You’ll have 48hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen!  We’re so excited for you & can’t wait to see what you pick out for your pup!

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER OUR $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE GIVEAWAY TO POSH PUPPY BOUTIQUE!  ENDS 11PM EST!

Go HERE to read our review post on a Posh Puppy Boutique Cozy Sherpa Harness, and how to enter the giveaway!  We LOVE our new harness, but with your $25 GC you can purchase anything that catches your eye in their awesome store!  And we’re not kidding when we say you’ll have a hard time choosing because we sure did!

Right now, Posh Puppy has a great 20% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER promotion going on!  Simply use PROMO CODE: FALL when you check out!  So not only could you win a $25 GC to possibly snag something you’ve always wanted like a ‘talk of the block’ dog costume for Halloween, stylish new bed (check THIS ONE out!), or that ‘must have’ toy, you could also grab it for 20% off!

I’ll randomly choose the winner of the giveaway this evening at promptly 11pm, announcing and contacting the winner tomorrow morning!

HURRY!

It could be you and your dog who gets a FREE $25 to Posh Puppy Boutique but you’ll never know if you don’t play!

GOOD LUCK!

Head over HERE and submit your entry to win this adorable Paul Frank signature Julius leash and collar set from Modern Dog Magazine in their “Let’s Be Frank” Giveaway!  4 Winners will be notified by November 30th!

Every month, Modern Dog Magazine hosts a very long list of giveaways you can enter to win, and it’s as easy as submitting your info into the hat!  Believe it or not, we just recently picked up our first copy of the magazine and we are in love!

Do you read Modern Dog Magazine?

Check out the other giveaways they have going on:

Those are some really great giveaways!

Thanks, Modern Dog!

“Mom, what IS this thing you’ve got on me now?!”

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

Notice anything different in the photo above?!  Yep, that’s right…Bubbs is sportin’ a new harness, courtesy of PoshPuppyBoutique.com!  He’s not so sure, but we think he looks absolutely handsome, don’t you?!

We couldn’t have been  happier when Posh Puppy Boutique contacted us to do a product review, and when we went over to their site to chose an item we were so overwhelmed with choices!  We knew we wanted to review something that would be useful, practical, and something Bubbs needed, but we still didn’t know exactly what that would be.  Soon after we had added half the items on the site to our ‘Wish List’, we finally spotted it!  A HARNESS!  That was something useful, practical, and something Bubbs definitely needed.  So, just as if it was meant to be, a harness was on it’s way.

Before I tell you a little bit about the harness we chose from Posh Puppy, I thought I’d tell you a little bit about why Bubbs needed a harness, and why a lot of smaller breed dogs (and medium and large dogs too) can benefit from using one too.

If you ever came across Bubbs and I at the dog park, you’d probably never forget it.  Bubbs, at the sight of another canine, which usually catches me off guard and I don’t have the leash locked, would come running, frantically barking, and at full speed no less.  Then you’d see me…frantically running, at full speed about 10ft. behind trying to get him to stop before he chokes himself on the retractable leash, or before I owe you hundreds of dollars in vet bills.  Usually, we catch up to him, apologize to you for the scare, and we sometimes even offer to pick up any poop your dog may have dropped during the event.  He’s only 11lbs., but in his eyes, and along with most other Chi’s, he’s the biggest dog in the yard and he WILL be sure to let you know it.  Typical ‘Little Dog Syndrome’.  Yes, he has a problem, we admit it.

Even those these incidents are few and far between these days (we avoid them at all costs), I’m still a little anxious when we’re out in public together, and my eyes are always peeled (as are his, but since I’m quite a bit taller I have an advantage) for potential victims.  Because I’m his mom, I do always worry about him, want to do everything I can to make sure he has what he needs and wants, and of course, to keep him from harms way, and THAT is why he needed a harness.

“What’s that moving over there?”

Harnesses are very beneficial for little dogs, dogs who have a tendency to jerk and take off running unexpectedly, dogs who tend to escape their leads, and dogs who require more control while on the  move (i.e. Bubbs = all 4).  He’s a little man and that makes him a lot more fragile and prone to injuries if something unexpected were to happen.  While wearing his regular collar and leash, pulling puts a lot of strain on his neck, throat, and upper back (as with all other dogs).  Imagine the strain it puts on him when he takes off unexpectedly and I have to unexpectedly stop him or the retractable leash runs out.  Not good.  I definitely wanted to put an end to all of that.  I wanted more control while we were out walking together, I wanted to end the “Cacking” & “Hacking” when the leash became tight around his neck, and I wanted to certainly lessen the chances of him hurting himself.

So when Posh Puppy Boutique offered to send us an item for review on the blog, we were so delighted they had the cutest, comfiest harness we ever saw!  We were so excited for it to arrive, and for Bubbs to try it out!  Now, I’ve worked in the veterinary field and have had my fair share of experiences with harnesses, and let me tell you some of them are so difficult to put on!  I was slightly worried about that.  I was also slightly worried about whether it would fit him okay, since he is sometimes in between SM-M sizes (he’s a larger Chi, but evenly proportioned).  Believe me, I had my fingers crossed!  When it arrived, I opened it and panicked.  Oh, no!  This is not going to fit!  It looked so tiny!  I opened it fully and extended the strap to as far as it would go…*please fit!  oh, pleeeeeease fit!*

*Snap.*

*Sigh of Relief*

A PERFECT FIT.

I could fit two fingers underneath the neck, and under each strap.  Perfect!  And, I could put it on with NO HASSLE!  Perfecto!

So we went for a walk to try it out, and let me tell you, the immediate difference you can feel from a harness vs. a standard collar/leash set is incredible.  You DO have so much  more control, and you can feel it.  You don’t feel them pulling you, there is no straining, that is no “hacking” sound, and you’re both more relaxed.  You have more control, yet he feels as if he has more freedom.  We are immediately in love with our new harness.

*Relaxin & chillaxin in the yard!*

Posh Puppy Boutique has a LOT of harnesses to choose from, but we picked the Cozy Sherpa Harness because of the extra padding for comfort.  I wanted to avoid any irritation underneath his front legs and around his neck, plus it will provide some extra warmth when it starts to get a little colder here.  The harness allows us to walk comfortably, confidently, and a little less anxious (well, for me anyway).  The straps are durable, as is the D-ring for the leash attachment on the back, and can be trusted.  He can sleep in the harness without being uncomfortable, and with the extra sherpa padding, we can avoid any skin irritations.  The only thing I’d change is to add a little padding to the backstrap, but despite that, it’s basically the perfect harness for us, and we couldn’t be more happy with it!

Check out this video below of Bubbs getting used to his new harness!    Don’t be alarmed, he does this anytime he’s wet after a bath, or if you put ANYTHING on him other than his collar.  No Chi’s were harmed in this video!

(My fiance, Lowell, filmed it from his iPhone so I apologize for the poor quality, but you’ll get the idea!)

Yes, we’re pretty biased, but we think he’s the cutest Chi ever.

Posh Puppy Boutique Cozy Sherpa Harness REVIEW:  (out of 5 stars)

  • COMFORT = (4.5 out of 5)
  • DURABILITY = (5 out of 5)
  • HASSLE = (4.5 out of 5)
  • FIT = (5 out of 5)
  • STYLE = (4 out of 5)

For an OVERALL RATING:

  • / (4 out of 5)

So now that you know all about our new Cozy Sherpa Harness, and what we think about it, don’t you want one too!?!  Well, since they are just awesome, PoshPuppyBoutique.com has so kindly offered to sponsor a giveaway to purchase one for your pup, or any other item that strikes your fancy from their great site!  One lucky winner will be randomly chosen to receive a $25 Gift Certificate to PoshPuppyBoutique.com, and we couldn’t be more excited for all of our readers!

To Buy It:

Cozy Sherpa Harness

To Win It:

  • Leave a comment on this post on why your dog needs a harness!

For additional entries: (must come back to this post and comment each time to receive your additional entries!)

  • Leave a comment on this post with a link to the item you’d purchase with your $25 GC to PoshPuppyBoutique.com if you’re the lucky winner! (1 entry)
  • ‘Like’ our Facebook Page and leave the comment on our Wall, “We want (insert item link from PoshPuppyBoutique.com) from Posh Puppy Boutique!” (1 entry)
  • Follow us on Twitter, and Tweet this giveaway with, “Enter $25 GC #giveaway to PoshPuppyBoutique.com, from @Alldogblog!  http://bit.ly/poshpuppyGC (1 entry)  *You can tweet once a day, but be sure to come back each day and leave a comment on this post!

Contest Rules:

  • Open to U.S. Residents 18 years of age and older only.
  • Winner will be chosen randomly using Random.org (Be sure to leave individual comments for each entry, comments compiling multiple entries will not be valid and deleted.).
  • Contest ends September 30th, 2010 at 11pm Eastern Time.
  • Contest rules are subject to change without notice.

We can’t wait to see what little gems you guys find over at Posh Puppy!

Also, we’d like to give a HUGE shout out to everyone over at Posh Puppy Boutique for allowing us to review such a great item from their site, and also sponsoring a giveaway!  We couldn’t have had a better experience working with all of you, and I hope to stay in touch in the future!  Hope you enjoyed the review too!

*Disclosure:  My opinions are my honest and thoughtful reviews and were not influenced by any source, and may differ from others.  I received one Cozy Sherpa Harness product to facilitate the review, and was not monetarily compensated in any way.

This backpack is super cute!  And you could WIN IT!

Go HERE and take a quick survey from Tails, Inc. and you’ll be automatically entered to win!

The full prize is a custom Distressed Canvas Backpack and Cross Body Bag (purse-like) that will feature your dog’s photo from WetNoseBoutique.com!  You’ll supply the picture and they’ll place them on each bag, and you’ll get to choose the color of the bags too!  This is a $150 value!

If we win, we’d make these Bubbs’ new travel bags when we go to visit Nana & Papi (my parents), or to the Lake!  They’d be perfect!  We’ve never heard of Wet Nose Boutique before, but they certainly do seem to have some really cute stuff on their site!  If we don’t win, we may just get one anyway!  Adorable and practical!

GOOD LUCK!

Thanks, Tails, Inc. and WetNoseBoutique.com!

Meet your official Pet Head® dog shampoo winners by Tigi®!

#10 – Marci who said, “I’d love to win because my dog is laying down at my feet and phew, he smells doggy. I would love to try this product out!” on August 28th at 1:36pm!

&

#25 – Candi who said, “Coco Puffs is my fuzzy nut! She goes outside to do her thing but ends up in the dirt. She is white, fluffy and puffy and her fur gets into tangles, knots and very very muddy. She chases the bugs in the bushes so I think that is why she keeps harming her fur. She gets at least 3 baths a week because of this and I’d love for her to try some REAL pet stuff… not just baby shampoo!” on September 4th at 12:53pm!

I’ll be sending you two emails shortly and you’ll have 48hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen!

Congrats, Marci & Candi!  You have some lucky dogs!

I’d like to thank EVERYONE who entered our Pet Head contest!  We had the biggest turn out/response yet!  If you didn’t win this time, don’t worry because we have TONS of other stuff to giveaway coming up, so stay tuned!

Thanks for playing!

Our Pet Greens Treat Giveaway has ended and our 5 lucky winners have been randomly selected as follows, in the order they were chosen:

  • #7 Jill H. who said, “I am always looking for new treats to spoil our lab mix natasha with !these just might be the treats to do just that!”
  • #12 Rachael C. who said, “Everyday we try and make healthy choices for ourselves. We try to ward off heart attacks, strokes, broken bones, etc. We try to keep weight off and maintain a healthy diet. If we do all of that for ourselves, why wouldn’t we do it for the animals in our life that we love so much? Green nutrition is essential for keeping pets healthy, happy, and their bodies functioning normally. Wheat grass contains Vitamins A, B comples, C, K, and E, not to mention antioxidants and Chlorphyll. All of these nutrients have been proven to help nervous system health, night vision, blood clotting regularity, soft tissues and muscus production, kidney function, etc. We take care of ourselves…let’s take care of our pets too.”
  • # 10 Tamara B. who said, “Powered by Green Nutrition® is good for my dog is they contain wheat grass which helps with digestive health, packed with vitamins and minerals.”
  • #4 Julie who said, “I’m always looking for new treats for my yellow lab!:) Thanks”
  • #1 Annette who said, “I would love to have my babies try them! Phhhhleassse? :)

To all of our winners, I’ve sent out emails titled, “You’ve Won Pet Greens!” and you’ll have 48hrs to respond to the email with your name and mailing address before a new winner is chosen.

I’d like to thank every one of you who entered the giveaway, and we wish EVERYONE could have won!  We wouldn’t be able to have such great giveaways like this if it wasn’t for all of you.  If you weren’t chosen this time, keep checking back often because we have lots of wonderful things in the works, and it could be YOU and your pup next go around!

In fact, we’ve got something great going on NOW!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, “You can’t win if you don’t play!”

Go HERE to check it out!