Experience Puppy Bowl Like Never Before with New Interactive App From Subaru!

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Subaru Dog Toby

Are you ready for extra cuteness and fun tomorrow? We’ve been looking forward to The Puppy Bowl for months now! There’s the Puppy Cam, the Kitty Half Time Show and we hear there will be Hedgehog Cheerleaders this year, too! If you follow us on Pinterest, you already know we have a thing for hedgehogs! Cute, right???

Well, just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, the Subaru Dogs are back with EXTRA fun and cuteness! Longtime fans of Puppy Bowl already know how much fun it is interacting with other fellow fanatics on Facebook and Twitter…it’s not just a show, it’s an experience! Subaru is taking that to the next level with their super cool new interactive Puppy Bowl Plus app.

Subaru’s New Interactive Puppy Bowl App

The app is totally free and you can download it now from iTunes here to be prepared ahead of time. Then, when you watch the Puppy Bowl live on TV, Sunday Feb. 3 at 3pm ET on Animal Planet, the app will serve up exclusive content for users to interact and engage with. It actually works live with the TV broadcast (and the re-airing, so check local listings) in a similar way to apps like Shazam and Viggle and we can’t wait to check it out!

puppy bowl app

Dog tested. Dog approved.

In addition to the new interactive app, be sure to also watch for the Subaru Dogs to make appearances in some brand new commercials airing during Puppy Bowl IX this year! We’ve already checked out a few sneak peeks and want to share our favorite with you. It features the Subaru Dogs in their paw-tastic new ride, packed and ready for a very special tailgate party.

We hope you’re looking forward to Puppy Bowl IX as much as we are! Join us as we cheer on our favorite puppies, check out the new hedgehog cheerleaders and watch for appearances by the Subaru Dogs in their new TV spots and on the app! Hashtags to watch on Twitter are #SubaruBP and #PuppyBowl so hopefully we’ll connect with you there, too!

This post is sponsored by Subaru. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the Dog Tested. Dog Approved.™ campaign, but Daisy and I only share news for things we support and think you will enjoy!

Meet Brandeis: Sesame Street’s New Service Dog Character!

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Sesame Street Service Dog

Did you catch the very special episode of Sesame Street today??? They introduced a new character and he’s a Service Dog named Brandeis!  If you missed it, here’s a video clip of the Sesame Street Song, “I want to be a service dog” from the episode which will re-air November 12 and November 30.

Also making an appearance in this episode is a real-life service dog and super star from Canine Companions named Hercules!

service dogs on sesame street

What Kind of Pet Parent Are You? Take This Fun Quiz to Find Out!

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take qui what kind of pet parent are you

Ever wonder what your relationship with your pet says about you? Take this fun quiz from Care.com to find out what type of pet parent you are.

Once you get the results, you can also get recommendations from pet experts on which type of pet care options best suit the needs and personality of both you AND your pet!

sample questions from fun pet quiz

While you’re there, be sure to also check out the pet humor and funny animal videos from Tucker and Tabby, Care.com’s favorite four-legged celebrities!

Find care for your pets at Care.com

Take The Pledge to Help Homeless Pets: Share a Photo, Volunteer or Adopt! #PetsAddLife

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Pledge to Help Homeless Pets

A while back Daisy and I told you about Pets Add Life (PAL), a public service initiative to help spread the word about the benefits and joys of pet adoption. Well, even if you aren’t quite ready to adopt this week or month, or already have a full-house of fur kids, there are other ways you CAN make a difference and help homeless pets in need:

Hop on over to Facebook (it will only take a sec, I promise) and Take the Pets Add Life Pet Pledge. Promise to share a photo of a homeless pet with your social network on Pinterest, Facebook or Twitter. So easy! You probably share cute animal photos anyway…don’t we all?!? Or, if you have a bit more time, pledge to volunteer at a shelter. Just these simple steps can make a big difference in the lives of animals in need of a forever family!

And speaking of sharing, have you checked out the Pets Add Life (PAL) videos on YouTube? Each one is a cute and funny “interview” with a talking animal, designed to help share the message and raise awareness for pet adoption. If your pet is an only child, they will definitely get you thinking about how much they would probably LOVE a new brother or sister! Be sure to have a watch and share them with your PALS…everyone loves a funny talking animal video!

This post is sponsored by the Pets Add Life campaign and the American Pet Products Association. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the benefits and joys of pet ownership.

Prepare for Back to School + Help Boys and Girls Club of America!

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Have you started your Back to School preparations yet? For parents and kids it’s an exciting time of year, with lots to look forward to. Preparation and having the necessary back to school supplies helps set kids up for academic success so Boys and Girls Club of America has come up with some very useful tools to help you with your Back to School planning, while also helping support and raise awareness for their organization and kids in their club programs!

supply drive game

First, take the Back To School Supply Drive Game pop quiz and Disney will donate needed school supplies to a Boys and Girls Club kid! That’s books, folders, and supply kits to help kids get a great start this school year! Be sure to also share it with friends and family…the more correct answers, the more school supplies will be donated!

quiz for school supplies

Next, snag these helpful FREE tip sheets just for parents with loads of advice and information for you and your kids. Topics include helping children set goals, time management tips, think college and more!

FREE Parent Tip Sheets for Back to School
Finally, when you are out shopping for school clothes, backpacks and other back to school items, be sure to visit JC Penney where they are partnering with Boys and Girls Club of America as well! During the month of August, you can join JCP Cares by rounding up at the register to help support programs that benefit the Club’s programs for kids.

Be sure to also check out this inspiring video featuring the kids and programs of the Boys and Girls Club of America in action!

Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Boys and Girls Club. I received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.