New Book Series for PAW Patrol Fans and Dog Lovers

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Calling Paw Patrol fans and all dog lovers! Doggy Defenders is brand new National Geographic Kids picture book series debuting with four amazing canine heroes.

In each read-aloud picture book, kids can follow the real-life adventures of dogs with jobs as they help their communities and save the day. We thought we’d be among the first to spread the word, since the only thing we might love more than dogs is encouraging a love of reading. And, it also happens to be National Read A Book Day today!

Stella the Search Dog  Courageous(and ridiculously cute!) bloodhound Stella spends an exciting day at work as a Virginia police search dog, tracking scent trails, riding in a helicopter, and even saving a lost hiker.

Dolley the Fire Dog  Learn all about Dolley’s important role as a fire dog in Loudoun County, Virginia as this Labrador retriever visits the site of a fire, trains to sniff out flammable items, and teaches kids about fire safety.

Willow the Therapy Dog  Willow is a rescued greyhound and a therapy dog in Washington, D.C. Willow has a very important job cheering people up and making them feel better and shares her day with young readers as she visits a hospital, helps children read at a library book party, and brings smiles to people who need them.

Tiger the Police Dog  Together with his handler Aida, Belgian Malinois Tiger is a member off the Washington, D.C. police department. Readers join Tiger on a typical day “on the job” where he visits a police academy, trains to sniff out important items, patrols famous landmarks, and keeps us all safe.

We think these make a great gift for your favorite young reader, dog lover and teacher to add to their bookshelves! Shop online here or at your local bookshop.

Also be sure to check out Daisy’s Big List of Dog Books for more ideas.

Christmas in July: Plan Your Holiday Photo Cards Now

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Every year I say I’m going to plan ahead and NOT wait til the last minute to order my winter holiday cards, but things come up…I get busy and forget. I’m sure you can relate!

This year, our newest blog sponsor, Basic Invite, is here to help us all do better, with a Christmas in July reminder: Summer is a great time to plan out and capture your family and pet photos for your Christmas cards and holiday cards.

They are also offering a 30% OFF discount to our readers so read on to learn more!

You might be thinking. “How can I do holiday photos when all my Christmas decorations are packed away?!?”

It’s easier than you think. All you need is a few simple props, like some Santa hats and mini trees from Michaels or the Dollar Store. Walgreens still has Red Noses for sale at many locations (check by the registers).

Any string of fairy lights will help set the scene, or take the photos you love and add some sparkly touches with filters in your favorite photo app or software.

Look around for items you already have that might work. This is a GREAT excuse to get some matching pajamas for your family and pets!

Your Christmas cards don’t even have to have a holiday theme. Summertime is beach, pool and vacation time, so remember to take a few nice shots with the family (and pets, of course) so that you can share your memories with friends and family when you send out your cards this winter. Any great family photos YOU love will make the perfect images for your cards.

There are tons of themes and templates to choose from, so it’s almost a no-brainer once you have your favorite digital photos picked out!

Basic Invite is one of the few card websites with almost unlimited color options and instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. This is what really sets them apart from almost any other online stationery company.

And if you have a business, or are in charge of ordering business Christmas cards this year, now is the time to get it done. You can get really creative with cards that fit the personality and tone of your business!

Whether you are ordering cards and invites for business or family, you want to make sure your cards look their very best, right?

Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows you the ability to order a printed custom sample of your actual card or invitation so you can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before you ever have to place your final order.

You can also choose from over 40 different envelope colors. That will really help your cards stand out!

And to make life really easy, use their address capturing service letting you share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request friends and family’s addresses which can be stored and used for recipient address printing at no cost on all card orders.

Hopefully all this has motivated you to get started on Christmas and holiday cards, invites and more, now rather than waiting til the last minute.

To take a closer look at all the design options, templates and pricing, visit the Basic Invite website, and use promo code below for 30% OFF any order!

PAW Patrol Live! Coming to South Florida (Show News + Giveaway)

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We know you all love PAW Patrol and we’ve got very special news we can’t wait to share…

PAW Patrol is on a roll with its hit live tour and they’ll be stopping in Fort Lauderdale, Florida very soon!

Since that’s our neck of the woods, we are super excited and want to help spread the word so no one misses the chance to see the show.

If you live nearby or know someone who does be sure to let them know the following:

PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue

Come roll with the PAW Patrol as everybody’s favorite heroic pups race to the rescue on the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race. When Mayor Goodway goes missing, Chase, Marshall, Skye and the rest of the PAW Patrol will need to team up with Ryder to save Adventure Bay’s mayor and stop Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger from winning the race.

WHERE: Au Rene Theater @ Broward Center

WHEN: Saturday, July 20 (3 shows) and Sunday, July 21 (2 shows)

Tickets start at $19 and are available through the Broward Center and Ticketmaster.

PAW Patrol Live! Show Ticket Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive 4 PAW Patrol Live! Tickets to the show of their choice. Use the Rafflecopter contest widget below to enter. Giveaway is open to US residents age 18+ and ends on June 30, 2019 at 11:59pm ET. Good luck everybody!

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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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Better Everything for Your Pets from Brandless

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As pet parents we are always on the lookout for better and safer pet products for our fur kids. The new Brandless Pet Collection just launched with pet goods including Protein-First Treats, Premium Supplements, and Non-toxic Toys.

All items in the collection are required to pass the Brandless Just What Matters standards of high-quality and better-for-you goodness at a price-point that doesn’t break the bank. These high-quality products are almost all just $3-$9 each.

Check out the range of Protein-First Treats, Premium Supplements, Non-toxic Toys and Gear, Pet Cleanup Supplies, and Clean and Cruelty-free Pet Grooming Care that’s free of the same 400+ questionable ingredients Brandless has banned from their human products.

The Protein-First Treats are made without synthetic colors or flavors, and NO corn, wheat or soy. The Premium Pet Supplements are non-GMO as well. Brandless Non-Toxic Dog Toys are free of both BPA and Latex, making them safe for your pets and children.

Their sturdy dog collars are made with natural hemp, a strong fabric that resists mold and mildew, and infused with cotton for a comfortable fit.

Also be sure to browse the Brandless Cruelty-free Clean Pet Care and Pet Cleanup products for your home and family. Start HERE to learn more.