Thursday, October 30, 2014

#FidosFreebieFriday Heads to Barkworld

by Carrie Boyko, CEB

It's Halloween time again and lots of our furry friends are out and about in their costumes. We're seeing all sorts of fun ideas, both homemade and store bought. The costumes in most of the pet supply stores are all on markdown now, so grab one for next year. You'll likely get a great buy!

Bloggers are invited to list below their currently open giveaways, freebies, and prizes for pets and pet lovers so that readers may visit and explore items to win. You can help to get more awareness by sharing the badge you see in the top of my post. Feel free to put it in your sidebar, if you wish, but don't feel obligated.

Fido's Freebie Friday opens each Thursday afternoon for linkups at 4:00 PM ET, and renews each week at the same time with a new listing.  Link up anytime during the week--24/7. We make it easy to be seen here by keeping our rules simple:

•You have up to 45 characters to describe your prize and include an expiration date.

•Fido's Freebie Friday Blog Hop is open to posts with prizes for pet products or services, including pet-related or pet-themed items for owners. Use your specific post url to link up.
You'll find assistance at our HELP PAGE, where there is other useful information for bloggers doing giveaways and reviews. Your hosts are All Things Dog Blog, DogTipper and To Dog With Love

Happy shopping! 

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Individual rules of entry and guidelines for winning may apply to each listing. All Things Dog Blog, DogTipper, and To Dog With Love take no responsibility for the legality of the rules governing the listings on other sites and giveaways that are posted here. We simply provide this forum as a gathering place for pet product giveaways to be offered. Please consult All Things Dog Blog's Giveaway and Contest Rules for more detail. Fulfillment of each giveaway is done by the blog conducting the giveaway, not by the hosts of this giveaway hop; please contact the giveaway host with any questions regarding a giveaway or giveaway prize.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Petfinder Rescue Scores #PetCharityDonations!

by Carrie Boyko, CEB

Tanner Enjoyed Our Grooming Donation Delivery
Six bags of yummy, USA-made dog treats are going to be delivered to a Petfinder rescue as a result of your efforts. Thank you!  We have learned that the rescue loves to know who their benefactors are, so it's nice to attach a name to the package and snap a photo as a record of the gift.

The delivery will be made at the earliest adoption day following my upcoming trip to Barkworld Expo. When we have delivered the goodies, we'll be sure to post a photo on FB and Twitter to commemorate the day. The boys and I want to thank you for participating in this #PetCharityDonations event. We hope that by setting an example, more people will find opportunities to donate their spare pet necessities to a local shelter or rescue where these items can most certainly be put to good use.

Today's winner, whose donation of 6 big bags of dog treats will be most appreciated, is Angela C. I'll get in touch with Angela via my email account. Watch for this email in your inbox or your spam file, and please get back to me with the information requested. Thanks much and congratulations!

Happy tails,

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#PetCharityDonations offer excess product from our blogging efforts to Petfinder shelters and their foster families. This charitable event occurs periodically. Packages won are delivered to a shelter in our area in the name of the winner or winners. You can learn more at our introduction of #PetCharityDonations Badge artwork courtesy Peter Mooney via

Merrick Petcare Helps Us #TreatRight!

by Carrie Boyko, CEB

courtesy Merrick Petcare
#TreatRight with Power Bites
Last night's #TreatRight Twitter Party was certainly a fun event. Tons of dog lovers showed up to share their pet's photos (tons of them!) while learning how to select the right treat for their dog in each and every occasion and gauging the right amount of treating. Having a purpose for treating seemed to be a key factor in enjoying treat time. Guests were encouraged to select healthy treats, choose times appropriately, and treat responsibly to help maintain a healthy weight:
  • Basic behavior training
  • Performing requested behaviors
  • House training, crate training and potty training
  • Advanced skills such as agility, service dog work, show dog work, and more
  • Games like nosework, hide-n-seek and other similar fun
  • Brain games the provide mental stimulation, exercise and problem-solving practice
  • Willingly joining a pet parent for a bonding or other activity
Ten lucky winners scored $70 prize packages (bigger for the Grand Prize!) with a nice selection of Merrick Treats from 4 lines that offer much variet: Kitchen Bites, Power Bites, Jerky Chip Treats and Dental Chews. Our winners will have power treats for higher activity, larger treats for long days on the go, dental treats for clean teeth and breath, and other options for all sorts of training and other other good behaviors. Tanner and Oliver have loved, loved, loved reviewing these delicious yummies. They have such a tough job!

After the party there were bunches of thank you's to our friends at Merrick, but you can help us thank them by clicking the RT button on this tweet:
Finally, please help me congratulate all 10 of our #TreatRight winners. Our 3 pre-party event winners are: Social following--@AyEll922, RSVP--@tfjsmn, and Tweeting--@martiparks. These lucky folks will receive a Merrick treat box including 5 bags of treats and a 4 lb. bag of Merrick Grain-Free Chicken or Grain-Free Real Texas Beef dry food. This prize package is valued at $70! Our next 6 party winners scored this same prize package. These winners are: @Evielvsclassics, @graciemaebeagle, @alisonrauch, 
@Ellainthecity, @Toby_Pup, and @SawyertheLab. 
Finally, our Grand Prize winner really digs deep. This prize package seeks to offer the winner a chance to sample even more or the Merrick line by including a 12-lb. bag of food in the winner's choice of protein, along with $40 in additional wet food, dry food or treats (winner’s choice!). This winner is @RaiderPupTTU.  Oh happy day!

We hope we'll be able to add your name to one of these winners lists real soon. Watch for
Oliver Knows How to #TreatRight!
more Twitter Parties coming your way as we crank up this engine. You can be sure not to miss one by signing up for our Event Barkers newsletter at this link. To stay tuned to Merrick's promotions, coupons (save up to $7!), contests and news, you may also wish to subscribe to their newsletter, as well.

Good luck!

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We are working with Merrick Pet Care through our partnership in Event Barkers to produce this Twitter party and share product news with our readers. Prizes will be provided and shipped by Merrick Pet Care. 

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