California Droolin’ BarkBox Review + Coupon Code for a FREE BarkBox

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August BarkBox 2016

The August BarkBox is a tribute to the best of things from the Golden State. The theme is California Droolin’ and once again, the folks over at BarkBox have outdone themselves with their creative selections! This month’s box included 3 fantastic treats plus 2 super cute and fun dog toys for Daisy to enjoy.

People sometimes ask me if BarkBox is worth it. We say PAWSitively YES! As usual, the total value of the items in each box is MUCH more than the subscription cost, making it a GREAT deal.

This month, our box has a retail value of $42 worth of cool dog stuff. A steal since BarkBox costs as little as $19/month with a subscription plan. The deal gets even better for new subscribers because you can get an extra month FREE with BarkBox coupon code WOOFWOOFMAMA when you sign up at BarkBox.com/woofwoofmama!

BarkBox August 2016

We’ll show you what was in the August BarkBox we got, but keep in mind that each box is customized for your dog’s size, allergies and whether or not they are a heavy chewer. You can email BarkBox directly if you have specific concerns about what your dog will be getting. Here’s a quick rundown of what was in this month’s BarkBox subscription box for dogs:
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Help Your Dog Shine from the Inside Out with Isle of Dogs Natural Treats {10 Win}

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Isle of Dogs natural treats

We all enjoy giving  our dogs a treat as a reward for good behavior or just to show them some love, but did you know that certain treats are designed to support your dog’s specific wellness needs and beauty from within? Isle of Dogs makes natural wellness treats, sourced and made in the US, and designed to support a beautiful balanced life for dogs of all ages and sizes.

Daisy & I are super excited to welcome Isle of Dogs as a new blog sponsor! With a background in competitive show dogs, the founders of Isle of Dogs created a line of natural grooming products as well as a variety of natural whole-food based dog treats designed to address your pup’s unique needs. We’re going to introduce you to some of their most popular treats AND give you the chance to WIN some for your dog, too!

Isle of Dogs Natural Dog Treats: Wellness from Within

smile breath skin dog treats

Smile 100 % Natural Baked Treat: Featuring Apples and Kelp We all want our dogs to have healthy teeth and gums, and Smile Treats are designed with that in mind. These crunchy baked treats help support oral health with a texture that helps scrub tartar off teeth. All ingredients obtained from whole food sources including grains, fruits, vegetables and herbs.

Breath 100% Natural Baked Treat: Featuring Parsley and Toffee Freshen bad breath with parsley and all-natural Toffee flavor extract, developed specifically to linger on the palate. Healthy whole grains, apples, sweet potatoes, and whole flax seeds make each bite flavorful and nutritious. As with all Isle of Dogs treats, these are made in the USA with NO synthetic vitamins, fillers, or additives…so you can breathe easy giving them to your dog.

Skin 100% Natural Baked Treat: Featuring Flax Seeds and Kiwi Fruit Designed to promote healthy skin and a shiny coat, these treats combine cwhole flax-seeds with kiwi fruit plus carrot and apple to give your dog all the benefits of a farm-fresh diet. Rich in nutrients, these treats are a great place to start if your dog has itchy, dry or flaky skin.

chill puppy joint health dog treats

Chillout – 100% Natural Baked Treat: Featuring Lavender & Lemon Balm Recommended for dogs with separation anxiety and tensions caused by changes in daily routines. Also helpful for calming your dog while travelling and during thunderstorms. Vanilla, lemon balm, and lavender extract are baked into each treat to help calm and relieve the stresses in your dog’s life.

Puppy 100% Natural Baked Treat: Featuring Peanut Butter and Protein Puppies have special needs and these treats are designed to help support their healthy growth and development. A tasty blend of peanut butter, flaxseed, whole rolled oats, and peas to help support a healthy puppy lifestyle, promote vitality and growth. Power-packed with easily digestible vegetable proteins (approximately 35% more than any of the other functional Isle of Dog treats).

Joint 100% Natural Baked Treat: Featuring Glucosamine and Chondroitin Runners and athletes may already be familiar with Glucosamine and Chondroitin, which help support joint and bone health and reduce inflammation within the joints. Perfect for older dogs, active dogs, big dogs or any dogs prone to joint troubles, these treats are also rich in antioxidants with a delicious blend of cherries, apples, flaxseed, and whole rolled oats.

Isle of Dogs Training Treats

Training Soft & Chewy Dog Treat: Featuring Apples & Calcium Training treats are great to use as a reward, encouragement, or just simply to spoil your dog. These Isle of Dogs training treats are nutrient-rich with apples, blueberries, and cherries for overall health, plus kelp and parsley to help support the digestive system. Perfect as an all-around dog treat, or as positive reinforcement during training, classes or competition.

Along with treats for inner wellness, Isle of Dog also has a full line of natural grooming products to support your dog’s outer beauty as well. Visit the Isle of Dogs website to learn more.

Giveaway! WIN Your Choice of Treats: Training, Puppy, Joint, Chillout, Skin, Breath or Smile

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Molly Mutt DIY Dog Bed Review + Giveaway

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Dog Bed Review Molly Mutt

Making your own dog bed with Molly Mutt is super easy…in fact the only hard part for us was deciding which of their 25+ beautiful and stylish designs to choose!

If you haven’t already heard about Molly Mutt, you might be wondering exactly what this DIY Dog Bed is and why you’d want one. Daisy and I will explain.

How Molly Mutt works
  • Molly Mutt makes individual components that you can buy separately and use together to create your own dog bed, or cover an old one to give it a brand new look! These include: the Molly Mutt 100% Cotton Duvet Cover, the Mesh Stuff Sack, and the Armor Water-Resistant Liner.

DIY Dog Bed Kit

If you’re looking to just cover an old dog bed, you can skip the Stuff Sack, but if you want to truly create your own dog bed, you can use old t-shirts, pillows, towels, coats, blankets, pajamas…basically anything that you have lying around taking up space that you want to get rid of, and stuff it all into the mesh Stuff Sack to hold all your stuff together and create a custom dog bed for your fur kid. It also makes it super easy to wash since you can just throw the whole sack in the wash!

I did a full KonMari when we moved last year, so I didn’t have a ton of stuff to stuff in the sack, but I did have some extra pillows and a knitted blanket that was all snagged up thanks to Daisy’s claws!

stuff sack

We need some new towels, so as soon as we get them, some of the old ones will get added to Daisy’s new Molly Mutt bed to make it just a little bit firmer. That’s what I love about it: not only do you get to re-use old stuff and reduce waste that would end up in landfills, but you also have complete control in customizing the firmness of your dog’s bed. Daisy likes her bed kind of medium, but you can make your dog bed squishy or firm, or whatever your pup likes!

The armor lining goes over the mesh stuff sack, and then the duvet cover goes over that. Everything zips up and fits nicely…super quick and easy, like changing a pillow case.

liner and duvet

The other really neat part is that it’s also super easy to clean. You just zip off the duvet cover and cold water wash, tumble dry low. And, as long as whatever you’ve stuffed your sack with is machine washable, you can throw all that in the wash as well. Using the Armor inner liner helps keep the stuffing dry and clean, and is also great for older dogs and those prone to accidents. We’re using Daisy’s new bed both inside and out on our patio, so it’s great having the water-resistant liner for the bed. Even though it’s a covered patio, stuff can still get damp when it rains…which happens a lot this time of year in South Florida! If you like using your dog’s bed outdoors then we highly recommend you get the Armor liner.

Daisy Molly Mutt

Molly Mutt dog beds come in 4 sizes: petite under 15 lbs, small 15 – 30 lbs, med/large 30 – 70 lbs, and huge over 70 lbs. As I mentioned, the hardest part is choosing which design…they are all so gorgeous. Visit mollymutt.com to see them all and choose a style that fits your home decor and your dog’s unique personality!

Molly Mutt Dog Bed Giveaway

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World Chompians! July BarkBox Review + Coupon

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July BarkBox Review

Click for FREE BarkBox with Code: WOOFWOOFMAMA

Are you looking forward to the Summer Olympics? We sure are and thanks to this month’s super cute BarkBox theme, Daisy can get in on the Gold Medal action, too! BarkBox is the #1 subscription box service for dogs for a reason. In addition to having the most unique toys and treats…often they are made exclusively for the company, the BarkBox folks are also super creative and add fun extras to make each box extra special. This month the box included a pop out medal for Daisy to wear.

Summer Olympics BarkBox Daisy

As you may already know, each BarkBox is customized for your dog’s size as well as for allergies. You can also specify that your dog is a Heavy Chewer and they will include toys that are especially heavy duty! BarkBox starts as low as $20/month and is a fantastic value over buying individual items. It varies but this month our BarkBox had a retail value of $38.

Here’s what was in the July BarkBox for Daisy:

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Win The Battle Against Pet Messes with Simple Solution Stain and Odor Removers

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Simple Solution Pet Stain Odor Remover

Having pets makes life better, that’s for sure! But pets can also make life a little messier….and smellier. As pet parents it’s our job to clean up after the fur kids, and we want products that are both safe and effective.

There’s a line of stain and odor products for homes with pets called Simple Solution, and it’s not only super tough on pet messes, but is also safe for use around pets and children. These products are designed to meet every type of pet-related cleaning need, including hard-to-remove lingering odors. The folks over at Simple Solution are the pet stain and odor experts, with more than 30 years of innovative solutions for effective and super-convenient cleaning. They’re also a new sponsor of the blog, and we’re excited to help spread the word about their products which have been designed to make the lives of pet parents a bit easier AND less messy!

Many of you are probably already fans of Simple Solution cleaning products and you’ll be happy to know that they’ve recently added some powerful new items to the Simple Solution best-selling line of stain and odor products:

Simple Solution 3 New

  • Simple Solution Urine Destroyer Stain & Odor Remover, which breaks down urine proteins hidden in carpets to permanently remove urine smells and stains, helps prevent repeat markings and neutralizes tough odors fast.
  • Simple Solution Spring Breeze Extreme Stain & Odor Remover. Three times more concentrated than the original, the latest stain and odor remover harnesses a unique blend of Pro-Bacteria™ and enzymes to organically remove the toughest pet messes while removing odors, leaving rooms smelling of the new scent, Spring Breeze.
  • Orange Oxy Charged Stain & Odor Remover. The triple-Oxy formula quickly removes the toughest stains, such as urine, feces, blood, vomit, grass and wine and leaves the room/area smelling of the fresh and clean citrus Orange scent.

In addition to being safe around pets and kids, these Simple Solution products are also safe to use on carpets, upholstery, hard surfaces, cement and other water-safe surfaces.

Find Simple Solution products at PetSmart.com and SimpleSolution.com.

Simple Solutions Giveaway

Simple Solution Giveaway

Because we want to help YOU win the battle against pet messes, we’re giving our readers the chance to try some of these new solutions yourselves with a giveaway and there will be 5 lucky winners!!!

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