Thursday, July 28, 2011

Terra Paws™ Treats Get Two Paws Up
in Review and Giveaway

by Carrie Boyko, CEB
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© Carrie Boyko
I'm Protecting my Terra-Paws
Our Treat Review Team has been a very busy bunch. 
Nearby to our Central Florida home another pet business has sprung up--Terra Paws™. Located in Clearwater, they offer freeze-dried pet treats with a ton of nose-grabbing scent. That was the first indication we got that our Treat Review Team was going to report Two Paws Up for this product. Being a Florida girl, I really do enjoy helping the "home team", so I was excited to get a review going with this new kid on the block--Terra Paws™.




Their initial offerings include two types of treats: liver and sweet potato, and chicken and sweet potato. My ears perked when I heard sweet potatoes. I was curious to see if Tanner and Oliver would have the same reaction since they love fresh sweet potatoes. It was hard to imagine a dry, crunchy sweet potato, but no problem for the gang on the Team.  I can speak for all the owners by saying that the non-sticky (totally dry) texture means no more messes in your pocket. That's a big benefit when using these are training treats.




© Carrie Boyko
Can I Have the Whole Bowl?
My first stop was their website where I learned some interesting things about the freeze-drying process, as well as the comparison of weights. Because freeze dried products weigh 75% less than their fresh counterparts, there are many advantages. Something I hadn't considered is that the weight reduction means savings in shipping costs and a lessened amount of petroleum products being used to shuttle the product to wholesalers, retailers and end users like us. I can totally get on board with that feature.


Another area where we can save money is in product spoilage. Many all-natural treats that have greater amounts of moisture also have a short shelf life or require refrigeration. For me this boils down to one more thing to keep track of. I do like the idea of not having to worry that we won't use up something I've forgotten about in the back of the refrigerator. I bet you all feel the same way about products you've spent your hard-earned dollar on.


© Carrie Boyko
Permission Please?
Terra Paws™ products have an 18 month shelf life. Yes! You read that right. No more worries about the treats going bad. 


I have to admit I wondered if a freeze-dried treat would have the same aroma as a soft treat. Another surprise. I let Tanner and Oliver make that call, and call it they did! They couldn't wait to scarf up the treats in these photos, despite their excellent STAY training. I suppose the lure of the reward helps, but this was a tough one. Their noses were in a heightened state of arousal; something that I really had not anticipated with a dry treat-yay!


Made in the U.S., each Terra Paws™ treat has only 2 all-natural ingredients. No fillers, no preservatives, no food coloring, no wheat, corn, soy, gluten, or sugar. 


© courtesy TerraPaws.com
The softer side of this company really came through when I learned how Terra Paws™ was inspired. Anthony Santarsiero, the founder and president of the company, wanted a healthier, guilt-free treat for his Papillon/Chihuahua, Hailey. Isn't she adorable? You can imagine that Oliver would have done a double-take if he saw her. What a cutie. If you'd like to see a quick clip of Hailey, click here.


Knowing that Terra Paws™ is just now in the process of launching, I knew their Facebook page and Twitter account would be in slow motion, but I was pleased to find that they have gotten the ball rolling. Maybe we can give them a little nudge? I've seen what you guys can do and I'm hoping for a repeat performance here. Let's all try to stop in and "Like" and follow them to give their numbers a boost. After all, this company is making a U.S. product which means jobs for Americans. We can support that, right!!!


© Carrie Boyko
Oliver Samples
The All Things Dog Blog Treat Review Team loved their yummies for the tummies so very much that we'd like to help them get a good start. And they're on board. Terra Paws™ has offered a generous 12 giveaways of 2 bags each to my readers. Are you ready to rock?


A Note on Entering: Entering my giveaways doesn't necessarily have to be a marathon. You can enter once or if you're extremely motivated you may choose the once daily per method option. Whatever route you take, enjoy it. This is all meant to be fun, so please keep that in mind. It's all about choosing your options! Here they are:



    • COMMENTS! We'd love to hear about your pup.
    • Any comments or uploads to Facebook, per Facebook rules, may not constitute an entry. To register an entry, you must tell me with a comment that you've left a photo on FB. Thanks for your understanding; I'm just trying to follow FB's rules.
    • Post a photo of your pup to my Facebook page with a sign that says "We Love Terra Paws™ and All Things Dog Blog". With 3 comments regarding your photo, you'll get 3 entries.
    • It's also great to post photos to Terra Paws Facebook Page and your pics may be featured on our blog if you email them to me at AllThingsDogBlog@gmail.com
    • Likewise, follow  @AllThingsDog and @TerraPaws on Twitter and leave a comment here telling me you've done this.
    • Let Terra Paws hear from you with a Tweet "Thx @AllThingsDog 4 hooking us up 2 the @TerraPaws #Dog #Treat #Giveaway".
    • Subscribe to our blog by email, Networked Blogs, Google Friend Connect, or RSS
    • Tweet/Retweet and hit the Google+ button in the upper right corner. 
    • Entries will close at 5 PM sharp on Thursday, August 4th. I'll report the winners on Friday, August 5th.
    This giveaway is valid to North American addresses, with the exception of Quebec, where laws make this giveaway impossible. Entrants must be 18 or older; this offer is void where prohibited. Thanks for your participation!
Giveaways are not for everyone. Some of you may decide it's too much trouble to participate. That's fine. If you're interested in purchasing Terra Paws™ from their website, you can make a secure purchase there, and also get all sorts of answers, from their FAQ page, to quick facts, quality control and testing, more product information, and even their privacy policy and terms of sale--for those of you who really like to dig into the details. It's all there, and not in fine print. 


© Carrie Boyko
Are They All Gone?
Thanks for reading and we hope you all have an opportunity to try Terra Paws™ for your pup!


Want to read the intro to our hard working team? Check it out:
Meet Your Treat Review Team--The Experts in All Things Treat!


Full disclosure: Samples of  Terra Paws™ treats were provided to All Things Dog Blog for review. We were not paid to offer our opinions and the thoughts included here are our own.

66 comments:



Anonymous said...

I "LIKE" Terra Paws on facebook!

Sharon G - sjgilbert@aol.com



Anonymous said...

I Love "All Things Dog Blog" on facebook

Sharon G - sjgilbert@aol.com



Anonymous said...

I subscribe to " All Things Dog Blog"

Sharon G - sjgilbert@aol.com



Anonymous said...

I posted a picture on Terra Paws

Sharon G - sjgilbert@aol.com



Cynthia said...

I subscribe via email! crzycoookies@yahoo.com



Cynthia said...

My three pups would love to try these treats! Thannks for the chance to win! crzycoookies@yahoo.com



Chris said...

These Terra Paws treats sound great!



Chris said...

I subscribe through GFC



Gloria Walshver said...

I love to win the treats for my dog.
GloriaDeal@aol.com



Anonymous said...

I posted a picture on All Things Dog Blog facebook page

Sharon G - sjgilbert@aol.com



crichmanfreebies said...

follow u both on twitter



Anonymous said...

I subscribe to All Things Dog Blog

Sharon G - sjgilbert@aol.com



crichmanfreebies said...

email subscriber
crichmanfreebies@gmail.com



Anonymous said...

I follow All Things Dog on Facebook

Sharon G - sjgilbert@aol.com



crichmanfreebies said...

gfc follower
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Mugsy5808 said...

I have four pugs, Mugsy, Ernie, Busta Wu, and Princess. Mugsy is 19 years old and Ernie is 10 years old. Busta Wu and Princess we rescued and do not know a definite age, we think they are around 5 years old. They all would love to try your treats. Do you have soft treats for my 19 year old? He has difficulty chewing :-/. The other 3 would devour your treats in a heartbeat!

- Mugsyviola5808@aol.com



Mugsy5808 said...

I liked your Terra Paws Facebook page. My facebook pageis Princess Ernie Mugsy Pugs.

- mugsyviola5808@aol.com



Mugsy5808 said...

I posted a picture of my 2 pugs together with the sign "We Love Terra Paws™ and All Things Dog Blog" and 3 comments about the picture. My facebook is: Princess Ernie Mugsy Pugs

- MugsyViola5808@aol.com



Mugsy5808 said...

I follow @AllThingsDog on twitter. My twitter name is @Mugsy5808

- mugsyviola5808@aol.com



Mugsy5808 said...

I follow @TerraPaws & my twitter name is @mugsy5808

mugsyviola5808@aol.com



Mugsy5808 said...

I follow you on gfc publicly w/ my google account: dmviola5808@gmail.com

- mugsyviola5808@aol.com

(I have the black pug avatar)



Mugsy5808 said...

I pressed the google +1 and it said I hi fived your site. lol

- mugsyviola5808@aol.com



Mugsy5808 said...

I tweeted about this giveaway and here is the tweetl url: http://twitter.com/#!/Mugsy5808/status/96928989297393664

- mugsyviola5808@aol.com



Chris said...

Love that these treats won't leave a mess all over my hands during training classes...much neater than cheese ;)



Sara said...

im following and terrapaws on twitter

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

tweet 07-29-11
https://twitter.com/#!/sniffenegger/status/97097442197123073

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

im following via google friend connect

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

tweet 07-29-11
https://twitter.com/#!/sniffenegger/status/97098451195670528

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

I have 2 dogs Pixel and Raster. Pixel is a 3 year old mini rat terrier, Raster is a 2 year old rat terrier/aus cattle dog we got from rescue. Pixel is learning flyball and Raster already competes! Raster also enjoys agility and swimming!

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

I posted a photo on your fb page
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1885410581986&set=o.115201557112&type=1&comments

#1

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

I posted a photo on your fb page
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1885410581986&set=o.115201557112&type=1&comments

#2

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

I posted a photo on your fb page
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1885410581986&set=o.115201557112&type=1&comments

#3

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Chris said...

Hailey is adorable! (and so is Oliver of course)



Chris said...

I've never tried freeze-dried treats for our doggies before. Maybe because they look unappetizing to us? lol



Gloria Walshver said...

I follow All Things Dog Blog on Twitter.
GlorWal61



Gloria Walshver said...

I follow Terra Paws on Twitter.
GlorWal61



rj7777 said...

GFC follower of your blog. I have 3 dogs 2 bichons and one golden lab retreiver. Rita Spratlen rj_angel_house@yahoo.com



rj7777 said...

I liked both of you on facebook and wrote a comment on both of your sites.
Rita Spratlen rj_angel_house@yahoo.com



rj7777 said...

I follow both of you on twitter and tweeted about this giveaway at http://twitter.com/#!/rjs7777/status/98086064136265728
rj_angel_house@yahoo.com



rj7777 said...

e-mail subscriber rj_angel_house@yahoo.com



rj7777 said...

Google RSS feed follower I hit the +1 button rjspratlen Rita Spratlen
rj_angel_house@yahoo.com



Sara said...

08-01-11 comment about my pups: they had a great time at flyball practice yesterday then we headed to grandmas for some time in the pool! They are sleeping it off today!

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

tweet 08-01-11
https://twitter.com/#!/sniffenegger/status/98094059612143616

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

i follow you and terrapaws on twitter

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

08-01-11 im following via google friend connect

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Chris said...

Love that they're made with all natural ingredients



Anonymous said...

My dog Saint (who really has Saint like behavior to put up with my daughter!) would love to try these! Great giveaway!

SarahRose_914 AT yahoo DOT com



Julie said...

I have a male yellow lab named Tucker! He'd luv these! Thanks:)

jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com



Julie said...

NEW gfc follower

jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com



Chris said...

Tanner and Oliver did really good stays for the photos with that bowl of Terra Paws right there! :)



Sara said...

08-02-11 im following you and terra paws on twitter

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

tweet 08-02-11
https://twitter.com/#!/sniffenegger/status/98471146168655872

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

08-02-11 I retweeted and google+1
https://twitter.com/#!/sniffenegger/status/98471576260980736

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

08-02-11 im following via google friend connect

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Chris said...

That's neat that the treats are so lightweight too



Caylee Hunter said...

Those treats look really yummy! Thanks for the giveaway!



Kathy said...

My Rory LOVES freeze dried raw treats. And natural is also good. :) He would love to try Terra Paws.

kathy
and Rory too



Kathy said...

I follow on google and on facebook.

Kathy
and Rory too



Chris said...

Thanks Carrie for hosting this paw-some Terra Paws giveaway!



Katie said...

Roxy (the talkative jack a bea) and Molly ( the beagle and possibly ? the sweeti who hasnt barked yet) would love to try their paws or I mean teeh at these treats!
katielynnmitchell@gmail.com
thanks for the chance



Katie said...

I posted a picture of Roxy and Molly!
#1
katielynnmitchell@gmail.com



Katie said...

I posted a picture of Roxy and Molly!
#2
katielynnmitchell@gmail.com



Katie said...

I posted a picture of Roxy and Molly!
#3
katielynnmitchell@gmail.com



Katie said...

I follow both on twitter @katiemitchel11
katielynnmitchell@gmail.com



Katie said...

I tweeted "Thx @AllThingsDog 4 hooking us up 2 the @TerraPaws #Dog #Treat #Giveaway".

https://twitter.com/#!/katiemitchell1/status/99289317503008768

katielynnmitchell@gmail.com



Katie said...

I subscribe by email, Networked Blogs, and Google Friend Connect
katie mitchell
katielynnmitchell@gmail.com

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