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Rae Dunn Pet Bowls and Treat Jars

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If you are on Pinterest or Instagram, you might have noticed that you can’t go a day without spotting ceramic bowls, tableware and home goods by Rae Dunn. Personally I’m obsessed, especially since discovering the line of Rae Dunn ceramic pet bowls and accessories from Magenta. Super CUTE and no wonder Rae Dunn has developed such a cult following!

Since it’s possible you might not have heard about her work yet, I just thought I’d pop up a quick note to let you know about it. While part of the fun is the hunt (many fans scour stores like HomeGoods, TJMaxx, Ross and Marshalls to find her stuff) you can also find Rae Dunn on ebay and one of my favorite sites, Amazon.

Rae Dunn is a California native and resides in the San Francisco, Bay Area. Her inspiration comes from the earth, and she finds beauty in simple shapes, natural forms and found objects. Her utilitarian approach to designing ceramics is strongly based on the Japanese aesthetic of wabi sabi: the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. Each bowl is hand crafted and hand painted so each bowl is unique and can have slight imperfections.

Since Rae Dunn pieces sell out quickly and are each produced in limited quantities, I won’t post individual links to each item. You can see currently available Rae Dunn Pet Bowls and Accessories HERE. You’ll find popular pet items for dogs and cats including food & water bowls plus treat jars and more.

I’ve put together a pin-able collage below if you’d like to pin the image to your Pinterest Board to bookmark this post, save for holiday gift ideas, or share this post with a loved one to let them know what YOU and your fur kids want this holiday season!

September BarkBox Review + Coupon (Bark University Edition)

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It’s no wonder that BarkBox is the most popular subscription box service for dogs. Each month’s delivery comes packed with fun goodies dogs love. The September BarkBox theme was Bark University, just in time for back to school! In addition to 2 amazing dog toys and 3 tasty dog treats, the BarkBox also included a Welcome Letter from the Dean and a few more surprises.

We hope you’ll stay for our monthly BarkBox review, but if you’re just here for the BarkBox coupon code, scroll straight down to the end and find out how to snag a FREE BarkBox with any order of 1 month or longer!

Daisy’s been getting her BarkBox deliveries for several years now, and it’s still something we always look forward to! Each month we show you what toys and treats are inside that month’s BarkBox, and how the total value of the individual items compares to the price of a monthly subscription.

Be aware that each BarkBox subscription is customized for your dog’s size and allergies, so individual items will vary. Here’s what we got in her September University-Themed BarkBox:

September BarkBox Dog Toys

Pup of Noodles Dog Toy ($12 retail value) Every college student on a budget practically lives on ramen noodles, but this dog toy has a special surprise built in. Hidden inside is a spiky ball core, which is like a bonus toy when your pup rips through the noodles’ exterior. Squeaky fun and low sodium, too!
Shar-Pei Highlicker ($10 retail value) Stuffed with a squeaky water bottle core and crazy crinkle, this noisy highlighter will make playtime so memorable, your dog will be more than prepared for the pup quiz!

September BarkBox Dog Treats

Lambda Treata Phi Dog Treats ($8 retail value) These all-natural lamb dog treats that are ideal for snacking, a reward, or just grabbing a handful because you’re late to class. The natural smoky flavor make them the perfect study snack!

Brew Biscuit Dog Treats ($8 retail value) Your furry scholar won’t need a fake ID to indulge in these brewery treats. Ingredients: Cheddar cheese, spent grains (barley & rolled oats), coconut oil, natural bacon flavor. College kids love junk food, but as parents we sure love seeing a short list of real food ingredients!

Spirit Stick Pork Chew ($3 retail value) Made in the USA, dried bits of pig have never tasted this good (to a dog) before! This strip of pork hide is slow dried, which produces a super-tough, super-tasty snack for your pup.

As I mentioned, there were a few extra surprises in this month’s BarkBox: A Welcome Letter from the Dean of Admissions at #BARKUniversity along with a Course “Dogalog” registration for, and instructions on how to help your “Valadogtorian” score a perfect 4.0 and win some free dog toys and treats!

BarkBox Cost and Value

By our calculation, this month’s BarkBox had $41 worth of dog toys and treats if you were to purchase them all separately. That’s a great value when you consider that subscription prices start at $21/month with free US shipping. In addition to saving money, we also love the WOW-factor and excitement of getting a new delivery of surprises each month. It’s a chance to discover new dog treats and toys that we might not have known about otherwise.

BarkBox Coupon Code

Even better, get a FREE Month of BARKBOX added to any plan with coupon code WOOFWOOFMAMA when you order a 1, 6, or 12-month BarkBox subscription using this link.

Berkley Jensen Dog Food and Treats Exclusively at BJ’s Wholesale Club

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Savvy moms and dads already know that wholesale clubs are convenient and a real money-saver when it comes to buying grocery items, gas and home goods, but what you might not know is that BJ’s Wholesale Club also offers products that help us take care of some very special family members…our pets!

BJ’s recently sponsored an exciting giveaway for our readers, and since there was quite a bit of interest, we thought we’d tell you more about the exclusive Berkley Jensen line of pet food and treats, available only at BJ’s Wholesale Club locations.

In addition to being affordable, Berkley Jensen pet food and treats are made from high quality ingredients and come in several varieties for dogs, cats and birds. Some of the highlights of their food and treats for dogs include:

Berkley Jensen All Natural Grain Free Duck and Vegetables Holistic Recipe for Dogs

This premium dog food gets a 5-Star rating from DogFoodAdvisor.com and duck is the first ingredient in this all natural recipe, ensuring dogs receive the protein they need with no fillers or by-products. We love that the holistic recipe is fully-balanced, providing complete nutrition focused on canine’s needs.

Berkley Jensen Nutrient Blend Grain-Free Large Breed Turkey and Pea Dry Dog Food

If you’ve got a large breed dog, you know they have specific nutritional needs, and this dry dog food was designed especially with big dogs in mind. It starts with real turkey as the first ingredient to ensure dogs receive the key amino acids they need to thrive. The recipe contains absolutely no corn, wheat or soy to create a nutrient rich-recipe packed with usable proteins for your dog. These ingredients are mixed with fruits and vegetables like blueberries and spinach to provide a complete nutrient profile to ensure overall health and well being. Lastly, a unique nutrient blend of key vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants is added to ensure your dog is healthy on the inside and radiant looking on the outside.

Berkley Jensen All Natural Canned Chicken Dinner Holistic Recipe for Dogs

Canned dog food can be a great way to add texture and flavor to your dog’s feeding routine. We like that this super premium holistic recipe contains bsolutely no corn, wheat, soy or by-products. As with all Berkley Jensen pet food, it comes with a 100% money-back guarantee, so you can try it risk-free.

Berkley Jensen Medium Dog Biscuits

These aren’t just any ordinary dog biscuits, these are 6.6 lbs of premium, gravy coated dog treats in three flavors: chicken, bacon and lamb. In addition to being a tasty treat, they’re also fortified with vitamins and minerals, and they help reduce tartar and clean your dog’s teeth while they chew.

Berkley Jensen Chicken Jerky Dog Chews

If you treat your dog to chicken jerky, you should be aware of how and where the treats are made. These are 100% raised and made in the USA. Cooked on open grilling racks to reduce fat and give them a delicious flavor, these treats are made for dogs of all sizes.

In addition to their exclusive line of Berkley and Jensen pet food and treats, BJ’s also carries a wide variety of pet products including flea and tick prevention, accessories, dog beds and crates, plus pet travel gear and more. To find out about locations and membership options, visit BJs.com for more info.

Turn Your Dog’s Bath Time Into a Spa Day

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Some dogs love getting a bath. Daisy is not one of those dogs. In fact Daisy dreads bath time so much that we’ve had to come up with some special tricks and treats to make it more fun and relaxing for her and for us. Since this often takes a bit of time and patience, I like to plan ahead and schedule her dog bath for when I’m not in a rush and I know there won’t be a lot of distractions. We treat it like a spa day.

If you’d like to treat your dog to a spa day, here are some tips:

Set the mood with pet-friendly spa scents, a pre-bath dog treat and some mood lighting.

Set the mood with the right lighting, either with candles (flameless are safest around pets) or by dimming the lights. I also have treats handy and like to spray the shower curtain and rug with a bit of pet-safe fragrance spray.

The treats for this spa day are grain-free Beef Jerky Bites from Isle of Dogs. They’re made with grass-fed beef along with green lipped mussels; a luxurious spa snack if you ask me! The spray is Violet and Sea Mist Repláscent, also from Isle of Dogs. It’s an odor neutralizer that is safe to use on and around dogs. It smells so lovely that I’ve been using it in my car and closet.

Choose the right grooming supplies for your dog.

We’re using Silky Oatmeal Shampoo and Conditioner from the NaturaLuxury Collection. Daisy has sensitive skin so we love that it’s free from sulfate and paraban, and that it’s mild and gentle. The oatmeal and Jojoba help soothe dry skin and give Daisy’s fur a nice, soft feel. The scent is a very light jasmine and vanilla. Just right and not perfume-y at all.

The conditioner is from the same collection and is the first dog conditioner we’ve tried. Using this conditioner helps to loosen up the old, shedded hair that gets caught up in a dog’s coat. It helps make the brushing process much easier and reduces tangles. Daisy has very short, thin hair so this really helps protect and moisturize both the skin and hair. Can’t have a spa day without a good conditioner treatment!

Talk or sing to your dog during their bath

I sing and talk to my dog all the time, but she still sometimes gives me the head tilt like I’m asking her a very important question. She really takes advantage of spa day for all the extra treats and attention, and I can’t blame her. A girl needs some extra pampering from time to time.

SMILE…your almost done!

Drying off and running around full zoomy-style is Daisy’s favorite part of bath time. She has her own set of big fluffy beach towels and loves a good rub down after a bath or rainy day walk. Do all dogs get the zoomies after they get wet? She goes crazy.

Schedule some lounging and nap time

Nothing is nicer after a long bath and some zoomies, than settling in for a nap. Although Daisy sleeps in our bed at night, she has her own cozy den especially for napping. I use the Violet and Sea Mist Repláscent on her bedding and the rug to help keep the area smelling fresh. I’m so happy with this scent that I’m already planning to order more in a few of the other fragrances!

Want to plan a spa day for your dog? Head on over to Isle of Dogs and check out the complete NaturaLuxury collection of health and beauty products for dogs.