My Life Among the Underdogs: A Memoir by Tia Torres (Pit Bulls & Parolees)

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We are HUGE fans of Tia Torres and her pack from Animal Planet’s hit show Pit Bulls & Parolees, and are super excited to get our paws on her new memoir My Life Among the Underdogs. It’s a behind the scenes look at her life, her dogs, and her program that pairs parolees with rescue dogs.

Tia has devoted her life to shattering the stereotype that pit bulls are dangerous, vicious predators. As the top dog at the Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans, the largest pit bull rescue in the United States, she and her team have rescued, rehabilitated, and rehomed hundreds of animals that might otherwise have been destroyed. As she puts it, “Most of the stories in this book are about animals (and a few humans) that needed someone to believe in them and a purpose in order to show their true nobility.”

Kindle and Audiobook versions are available now, and you can order now to lock-in the guaranteed lowest price on the Hardcover edition which ships in February.

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Meghan Markle’s Rescue Beagle Has a New Book Just in Time for Christmas!

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Everyone loves an underdog story. Sure, Meghan Markle was a successful woman and celebrity in her own right before marrying Prince Harry, but she always seemed ‘just like us’ to me. Because she’s so relatable, her story is like something out of a fairy tale. And now Meghan Markle’s dog Guy has published his own fairy tale!

His Royal Dogness, Guy the Beagle: The Rebarkable True Story of Meghan Markle’s Rescue Dog has just been released in hardcover and we were super excited to get our paws on an early copy so that we could tell you all about it.

Like all good fairy tales, Guy’s begins in the backwoods of Kentucky. He was lost and living alone until he met his forever owner at an adoption event; her name was Meghan Markle. They did everything together: went on walks, played fetch, and binge-watched Suits. Guy absolutely adored her, but he wasn’t the only one. A human loved Meghan, too; his name was Harry. Tall and debonair with hair the color of a traffic cone, Harry was also a prince.

Guy soon finds himself in London, ecstatic about this new adventure. He works hard to fit in to the royal dog way of life, but he struggles. He has no fancy papers, no high-class education, and no command over the British puparazzi. As Meghan and Harry’s wedding day approaches, Guy feels as alone and desperate. But when the Queen gets into a bind when a royal tradition is nearly forgotten, Guy’s backwoods Kentucky skills might be able to save the day. With the Queen’s encouragement, Guy learns the true meaning of family—even if it’s a royal one.

This is a cute, funny and heartwarming book for dog lovers of all ages, and makes the perfect holiday gift. Daisy is a rescue dog too, so Guy the Beagle’s story is especially touching.

Amazon Promo Code for $5 OFF

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Book Giveaway 4 Winners

To celebrate the release of Guy the Rescue Beagle’s new book, we’ve got 4 copies to give away!
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Grinch Super Chewer Box Review + Holiday Deal

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We found ourselves feeling Grinchy already, even with Christmas still several weeks away. The perfect antidote to the holiday doldrums is the box of goodness that is Daisy’s monthly delivery of Super Chewer toys and treats. In case you hadn’t already heard of it, Super Chewer is a dog box subscription service designed especially for dogs who are toy destroyers and extreme chewers.

It’s a monthly delivery of the most durable dog toys and extra long-lasting treats, customized for your dog’s size and food allergies.

Every Super Chewer Box includes $45+ worth of dog stuff:

  • 2 Extremely durable dog toys (plus free toy replacement)
  • 2 Full-size bags of natural dog treats (made in USA)
  • 2 long-lasting meat chews (made in USA)
  • Free US Shipping
  • Satisfaction Guarantee (Scout’s Honor)

Every month’s Super Chewer Box has a different theme, and this month’s theme is The Grinch. It’s a special limited-edition box that’s still available as of this writing, so I’ll keep things brief so you can get right to it if you want to snag one for your dog!

Here’s a look at what was in the November Super Chewer BarkBox along with the retail values of each item if purchased separately:

November Super Chewer BarkBox Dog Toys
  • Fred the Reindeer Dog Toy ($14 retail value) A super tough and durable squeaky toy made of natural rubber. For outdoor play, the bright orange would make it easy to see in the snow…or in our case, the sand. Daisy ran off with this one as soon as I unwrapped it, but I’ll try to take a photo later of how CUTE it is!
  • Grinch’s Sleigh Dog Toy ($14 retail value) Also made of natural rubber and super strong, with a durable nylon rope for tug and a squeaker in the body of the sleigh. I’m actually saving this one as a stocking stuffer for Daisy on Christmas eve.

November Super Chewer BarkBox Dog Treats
  • Roast Beast Deliciously Wicked Duck Dog Treats ($8 retail value) Duck is one of Daisy’s favorites, and I LOVE the Grinchy treat bag! As with all Bark dog treats, these are made in the USA with natural ingredients, free from soy, wheat and other stuff dogs shouldn’t have. You can customize your dog’s plan based on any food allergies, which is just one of the many things we love about having this subscription.
  • Roast Beast Chew On This Pork Dog Treats ($8 retail value) These have pork as the protein and flavor.  Who could argue with that? Not Daisy! She loves bacon, ham, basically anything with pork, but we don’t let her eat too much people food so these are the perfect holiday treat for her instead.
  • Plato Pet Treats Thinkers Salmon Dog Chew Stick X 2  ($6 retail value) There are always full-size meat chews in every month’s Super Chewer box, and Plato makes some of our favorites. This time it’s a double batch of their salmon treat sticks, yay! Called Thinkers because this dog snack is packed full of DHA and Omega-3 fatty acid famous for its cognitive benefits. This treat is true brain food.
  • Plato Pet Treats Duck Stick ($3 retail value) Another of our favorite treats from one of our favorite brands. Although we like surprises, we never tire of getting these in our Super Chewer box.
The Grinch Limited Edition Max Antlers for Your Dog to Wear

Daisy is feeling pretty Grinchy having to model the special Max Antlers that were included in this month’s Super Chewer box. We always LOVE the little extra surprises and bonus items that their folks dream up for each month’s theme. This one is the perfect photo prop for Instagram, and making some Grinch edition photo cards for Christmas if I can find the time.

The Grinch box is still available and there’s a special offer if you hurry and order here soon!

Super Chewer BarkBox Holiday Deal

Subscribe and your first box is a DOUBLE-SIZED limited edition Grinch box.

DOUBLE your box and double your fun with FOUR Grinchy toys, FOUR full-size bags of treats, and FOUR tasty meat chews.

Shipping is FREE so there’s no reason to be a stingy Grinch.

Head on over using this link and snag a box to put under the tree this year for your fur kid!

How to Please Your Cat This Christmas + KitNipBox Coupon Code

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Everyone knows that cats can be notoriously hard to please, but devoted cat lovers never stop trying to find the purrfect cat gift.

Keeping your kitty happy can seem like a full-time job but we’ve found a monthly box of cat goodies, treats and surprises that will satisfy even the fussiest feline. And, we’ve got an amazing EARLY BLACK FRIDAY deal just for you!

Order KitNipBox now to get 25% OFF your first month. They’ve got plans for single-cat and multi-cat homes with FREE Shipping in the US.

All treats are made in North America, and they’ve got a no-treat/all toys option if your cat has allergies or food sensitivities (or if you just prefer a whole box of cat toys instead of a mix of toys and treats each month).

KitNipBox is the most popular monthly subscription box for cats and supports over 100 animal welfare organizations nationwide. Each month, they donate a portion of proceeds and products to shelters, rescues, TNR (Trap Neuter Return) efforts, and a variety of other feline welfare causes.

Visit KitNipBox HERE to snag this deal and save 25% OFF your first month. Be sure to use KitNipBox Coupon Code BLACKFRIDAY25 at checkout.

 

New Dean Russo Art Book Release and Giveaway

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Dean Russo Animal Art Book

Animal lovers rejoice. There’s a new book release from artist Dean Russo. It’s a gorgeous retrospective spanning the artist’s entire career to date. From early cartoon character drawings to his iconic animal illustrations, this book makes the perfect gift idea and is certain to bring joy to everyone on your holiday gift list!

For those not familiar, Dean Russo is a wildly popular Brooklyn-based artist with a unique graphic style. Inspired by his love of dogs and animals, he uses vibrant pop art colors and bold patterns to portray the energy and soul of his subjects. Mixed media artworks include pastels, pencils, oils, Sharpies, spray cans, liquid acrylics and more.

Dean Russo Art Book Giveaway

The book, Dean Russo: A Retrospective, includes 200 amazing images, and is being officially released in hardcover on 11/13.

It’s available for pre-order now at an amazing price, including Amazon’s pre-order price guarantee.

Order now and if the Amazon price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you’ll receive the lowest price. Also be sure to click the coupon on the book description page before adding it to your cart for an additional discount.

Dean Russo Book Giveaway (4 Winners!)

To celebrate the release of Dean Russo: A Retrospective, we’ve got 4 copies to give away!

Use the Rafflecopter contest widget below to claim your entries. The giveaway is open to US residents and ends at 11:59ET on 11/13/18 so our winners will be among the first to get their paws on a copy. Good luck everybody!

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