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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Fido's Freebie Friday
Celebrates Independence

by Carrie Boyko, CEB

We hope you and yours had a wonderful July 4th. I know that many of our pups do not particularly enjoy this celebration that often includes fireworks, causing fearful reactions. Oliver has become less reactive to these noises, simply sticking close to mom these days. He wears his Thundershirt and uses the Arenus Mellow Out, which both seem to have had a positive effect on his reaction.

Tanner remains clueless. Give him a pool to swim in during the day and he's a happy camper, enjoying his snooze time, right through the noisy festivities outdoors. 

For Bloggers:

Pet Product Review Tip # 17: 
When doing a giveaway in which the company will be shipping prizes to your winners, be sure to keep your site's privacy policy in mind as you offer information to the brand. I make a special effort to let each company know that my readers' addresses and phone numbers are only to be used for shipping purposes. You may even request that they not be added to a customer or sales list, depending on what your privacy policy offers your readers.

This past week's most popular giveaway categories were 1) Conference sample bag, 2) accessories and a shopping spree, and 3) treats and a gift card. For bloggers looking to add more traffic to their sites, there are two steps you can take to get more click-throughs: link up early after Fido's Freebie Friday reopens each Thursday afternoon at 4 PM ET, AND be sure to add the linky code to your own blog, making it easy for your readers to check out your other giveaways, when you have multiples. You'll find help on adding the linky code at our Help Page.

Our Ridiculously Easy Rules: 
Pet blogs from around the Internet may link up all their active giveaways on this post each week. We welcome all your pet product giveaway events here. The rules are simple:

  • PLEASE add an end date to your listing. 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. Link up using your specific post url to make it easier to find.
  • Please include our badge or a link to this post in your giveaway write up, and ask your readers to tell us who sent them. 
You'll find assistance at our HELP PAGE, where there is a ton of other useful information for bloggers doing giveaways and reviews. Your hosts are All Things Dog BlogDoggies and Stuff, and Dogtipper.  I hope you'll stop by Dogtipper and let them know how happy you are to have them co-hosting. Doreen and I are delighted to welcome Paris to our team. Welcome and happy shopping!

Individual rules of entry and guidelines for winning may apply to each listing. All Things Dog Blog, Doggies and Stuff and Dogtipper 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.


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