Daisy’s Taking a DNA Test and Here’s $20 OFF So Your Dog Can Too!

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We adopted our dog Daisy from a local shelter when she was about three months old. She’d been abandoned, and no one knew anything about her background, history or health. People always ask us what type of dog she is and I usually say she’s “a mutt.” Her daddy likes to call her an “American Dingo.” If we had to guess we’d say she’s part hound and part labrador, maybe a LOT of hound based on how she can howl and sniff.

In addition to wondering about her breed, we also wonder about her health. She’s been a bit of a sick puppy since we got her with everything from food allergies and digestive issues to two different types of cancer so far. Luckily, both cancers were detected early, and we do our best to remain vigilant about her health.

One step we are taking is to learn more about Daisy’s health and genetics with a dog DNA test from Embark. An Embark dog DNA test lets dog parents learn about their pup’s breed and health with a simple cheek swab. It looks at over 250 breeds and more than 175 genetic health conditions and traits.

Embark was our choice of dog DNA test kits for several reasons:

  • The most accurate breed identification on the market
  • Screens for over 175 genetic conditions
  • Includes your dog’s family tree back to great grandparents
  • The world’s only canine relative finder
  • One simple cheek swab

While we do her cheek swab and send it off to the lab to wait for the results, feel free to take advantage of a very special $20 OFF coupon so that you can learn about your dog’s DNA, health and ancestry too!

Just use this link and save $20 off your Embark DNA Kit with Coupon Code: STPADDY20 Valid thru 3/31.

Free shipping in the continental U.S. within 3-5 business days. Return shipping of swabs included.

Stay tuned for a follow up post once we get Daisy’s DNA test results. We can’t wait to tell you more about what we discover!

Celebrate National Margarita Day with Your Dog

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¡Hola! Did you know that today is National Margarita Day? Let your dogs join in on the celebration with some adorable dog toys that are perfect for the holiday, or any time you’re feeling festive.

Not only are these dog toys cute and fun, but they also make great photo props for Instagram…and don’t forget them as party favors for your dog’s next party!

How about a MUTTgarita?!? It’s always happy hour for pups with this squeaky, eye-catching plush toy take on one of the most popular drinks around.

Muttgarita Cocktail Dog Toy

Not a fan of Margaritas? Have a beer or two instead. Choose one or both of these popular Mexican beers as dog toys!

Grrrona Mexican Beer Dog Toy

Dogs Equis Beer Dog Toy

In the mood to play BARKtender? How about some top shelf tequila designed especially for dogs?!?

Dog Julio Tequila Dog Toy

Nothing goes better with beer and margaritas than a taco (or three)!

Taco Dog Toy

 

Top 10 PAW Patrol Printables for Kids

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If you’ve got a dog-loving kid then you probably know they cannot get enough of PAW Patrol. Whether you’re experiencing a snow day, a rainy day or just looking for some fun, free activities for the family, we’ve got you covered with this rundown of our favorite Paw Patrol Printables!

Some of these PAW Patrol Printables are holiday-specific, so you may want to PIN this post so that you can save it for later!

If you aren’t already familiar, PAW Patrol is an action-adventure series starring a pack of six heroic puppies: Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Zuma, Rubble, and Skye, who are led by a tech-savvy 10-year-old boy named Ryder. With a unique blend of problem-solving skills, cool vehicles and lots of cute doggy humor, the PAW Patrol works together on high-stakes rescue missions to protect the Adventure Bay community.

Fun PAW Patrol Fact: Ryder rescued all the pups and taught them their PAW Patrol skills. If you want to learn more about how you can rescue animals too, visit the ASPCA website.

FREE Paw Patrol Valentine’s Day Printables for Dog Loving Kids

Free PAW Patrol Printable Rescue Hero Activity Pack for Pet-Loving Kids

Printable PAW Patrol Easter Egg Holders for Dog Loving Kids

PAW Patrol Mother’s Day Printable: FREE Stickers for Your PAW-some Mom!

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Special Valentine’s Day BarkBox + FREE Extra Month

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Is your sweetheart a dog lover? Or maybe your dog is your one true love. Either way, get your paws on a very special Valentine’s Day themed BarkBox AND an extra sweet deal!

This Valentine-themed BarkBox is stuffed with adorable toys, yummy treats and chews, and a whole lot of love. Order yours now as supplies are limited, and it’ll be delivered to your dog’s doorstep by 2/14. Show your pup (or favorite pup lover) how much you love them with this one-of-a-kind gift from the crazy dog people at BarkBox.

FREE Extra Month of BarkBox Coupon Code

Order now and use BarkBox promo code WOOFWOOFMAMA at checkout and you’ll get a FREE extra month added to any plan of 1-month or longer.

Every BarkBox comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and free shipping for US residents. Visit BarkBox to customize a plan for your dog’s size and food allergies.

Drop by our BarkBox coupons and reviews page for photos and descriptions of what’s in BarkBox each month.

Happy New Year!

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Wishing everyone a healthy and happy New Year!