John Paul Pet spa day and giveaway!

Living in the rainy Pacific Northwest, keeping white dogs clean is an uphill battle. Especially since we’ve moved to the country and they have more places to get dirty. That is why I was excited when John Paul Pet contacted me regarding their Grooming Pet Care 3-Pack. Surely my girls could do with a spa day!

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Wait, isn’t John Paul a human product line?

You wondered why it sounded familiar, right? Yes, John Paul DeJoria, is a co-founder of the well known John Paul Mitchell Systems hair care line. And over 30 years ago, DeJoria led the pack, so to speak, by being the first hair care brand to publicly oppose animal testing of their products. Flash forward to 2005, and those same humane principles led to the creation of John Paul Pet, a line of ethical grooming and hygiene products for dogs, cats, and even horses!

“With more than 30 years in the professional salon business, we know what it takes to keep hair and skin healthy. And, the same experience applies to our animal companions. Just as you care what goes into your pet’s food; it’s equally important to care about what goes on their coat and skin.”  John Paul Pet

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Festive dog bows: a Chuckle Hounds giveaway!

With the holidays just around the corner, as you strive to make things festive, remember the dog deserves some holiday cheer, also! And adding a festive bow tie or blossom bow to your dog’s collar is the fastest way to take them from “that is sort of a cute dog” to “oh my goodness that is the cutest dog in the history of all dogs ever!”

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Chuckle Hounds (love this name!) has an over the top adorable collection of holiday (or every day) bow ties and blossom bows for your dog’s collar that I think you are going to love. They also carry quite a selection of collars and leash sets in cute and whimsical prints.

And because it’s the season of giving, the gracious folks at Chuckle Hounds would like to give away a bow tie or blossom bow of your choice to a lucky winner. All you have to do is enter to win in the Rafflecopter widget below! Prize to be shipped to US residents only. Contest ends midnight PST on Monday, December 9th.

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Immortalize your pup(s) on canvas prints! Review & Giveaway

As a splendid dog parent, we all know you have a gazillion images of your pet on your phone. Don’t even try to deny it. Sometimes the photos are just so darn good that making it your phone’s home screen image and sharing it on Facebook aren’t nearly enough. It’s time to put that picture, or even multiple pictures, on canvas prints.

I was recently given the opportunity to review a service, Printcopia, that easily takes your online images and converts them in to canvas prints. I chose to submit one of my favorite photos of my girls to be printed on an 8″ by 10″ wrapped canvas.

I couldn’t be more pleased with the final product!

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The photo to canvas process

Printcopia’s canvas print designer online feature has four steps and was very easy to use.

1) First you choose a size. There are nine pre-set canvas sizes, or you may choose a custom size canvas. There are also two canvas thickness options, which refer to the depth of the side borders of the canvas.

2) Next you choose an image. You may upload an image from your computer, or you can pull a picture directly from your Instagram or Facebook account. You can then adjust the image until it fits as you would like on the canvas size you choose.

3) The next step is to choose a style. This refers to choosing how you want the side border to look. It can be a mirror image of your photo, your photo can extend on to your side borders (which we opted for), or you can pick a color to be on the side borders.

4) The last option is to choose some optional extras like having a black and white or sepia color finish, or having Princopia do a bit of image retouching for you.

Each step of the way you get the option to make fine tuned adjustments to your photo positioning to make it look its best with the options you’ve chosen.

The giveway

We would like to share our love of this fun service with DogSplendor readers by giving away one 8″ x 10″ canvas print (retail value $56.78). Please note the print may only be shipped within the continental U.S.

We will be using Rafflecopter to facilitate the giveaway and a random entrant will be chosen from eligible entrants at midnight Pacific Time on Saturday, March 30, 2013. The winner will be notified by mail by noon on March 30th.

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As part of the Rafflecopter entry options, you may follow Printcopia on Facebook. They seem to always be having fantastic deals, and offer other photo/printing options other than canvas prints, so I highly recommend this option! Since I was very pleased with the service from Printcopia, I also wanted to give a quick shout out to their sister sites for car magnets, banners, and bandit/yard signs.

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New website Pack, an online presence for dogs

I like to think of myself, my husband, and our two dogs as a little pack. Not in the hierarchical wolf sense of alpha and whatnot, but in the sense of our fun little family unit. Just recently I joined a bit bigger pack, a new online presence for people who love dogs. Clearly, that is a pack where I belong.

About Pack

“We believe there’s something magical about dogs and the people who love them. That’s you. We want to make it fun to celebrate and share the experiences we have with our dogs. We are a small team of veteran entrepreneurs building something we wish existed. Pack is just getting started. Thanks for being here at the beginning.” – PackLove.com

Pack provides a beautiful online home for your dog. The company quietly launched on Valentine’s Day 2013 and allowed new users to set up accounts for their favorite dogs…for one day only. Of course people love dogs, and some awesome profiles were created, as seen on this page of the top 50 profiles from that day.

Now, as Pack focuses on new features and slow quality growth, new members are limited to invites from existing members. Thanks to a generous invite from a Twitter friend, Izzie and Maddie both have profiles (one invite allows you to add profiles for more than one dog).

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So, wanna join the Pack?

To help spread the love, the cool folks at Pack have extended five invites for me to share with DogSplendor readers. The first five readers to leave me a comment below telling me what you love best about your dog(s) will receive an invite.

If you’re not one of the lucky five to get an invite this time, keep up to date with the activities on Pack via their Facebook page or Twitter account. Pack is off to a great start, and I anticipate even more awesome things in it’s future!

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Protect your pet in style – PetHub review and giveaway!

Did you know that in the US alone, a beloved pet goes missing every three seconds? I know most of us have a “that would never happen to my pet” attitude, but in all seriousness, what is your plan to protect your pet so that he or she would make it back home to you safe and sound?

My previous not-so-thorough method

For each of my dogs, I had a little tag with my home phone number (that we never answer, by the way). Oh yeah, and I only put those tags on the dogs when we went to the dog park or to the pet sitter because with the three tags (ID tag, rabies tag and license tag) together, the clinking jingling noise was too annoying in the house. And the best part? If the dogs decided to dart out the front door at the evil (their words, not mine) UPS man, this method of mine left them without any identification, without any protection.

But what if all the data about your pet could be contained in one “super” tag? Does that have your attention? It definitely had mine.

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What do you mean we weren’t really protected before?

Enter PetHub, a Seattle-area company founded in 2010 that has raised the bar on the way we protect our pets – in a high-tech convenient way. PetHub tags (which are available in an array of styles – more on that later!) each include a QR code unique to your pet that may be scanned by a smartphone to reveal as much or as little data about your pet as you choose. The free online profile that can be created on PetHub’s website lets you enter your pet’s license information, vaccines, medical conditions, medical providers, and more. All with a toll-free 24/7 found pet hotline. What’s not to love? And for a cost that is still less than microchipping services, you can add additional protection for your pet via PetHub’s Silver and Gold Protection Programs, that add features above the free service like an “Amber Alert” Pet Recovery Database, email notifications with GPS mapping, and even emergency medical coverage (Gold level).

So, now that you’re on board with a great way to protect your pet, let’s talk style. If you peruse the PetHub shop, you’ll see there are options ranging from basic to personalized and adorable! My girls (ok, mostly me) were thrilled when we were given the opportunity to sample the brand new offering of Personalized Sofa City Sweetheart tags.

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For Maddie “Garden Party” (left) & for Izzie “Modern Dots” (right)

I’d seen cute identification tags for dogs before, but since we weren’t really using the ones we had, why bother, right? But now with PetHub, my dogs are protected with tags they wear 24/7, tags that do the job of our 3 previous tags (and more!), plus they look adorable in the process.

We ordered the Personalized Sofa City Sweetheart tags in a round shape, but they are also available in a square shape. The tags have a nice weight to them – well made, but not too heavy for a smaller dog. I think the tag size is just perfect for my dogs, both of which weigh under 20 pounds.

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Izzie rocking her new Sofa City Sweetheart tag.

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Ever so innocent Maddie with her new Sofa City Sweetheart tag.

And now the part you’ve all been waiting for…

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The great folks at PetHub are allowing me to give away five QR code tags to five lucky pets (we love all pets here at DogSplendor, so even cats are eligible!).

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4 out of 5 of the giveaway tags (Sofa City Sweetheart tag not shown)

The five giveaways are as follows (enter as many giveaways as you’d like, as often as you’d like):

  • GRAND PRIZE: 1 Personalized Sofa City Sweethearts Tag – your choice of pattern from 13 designs (see them all here), personalized with the name of your pet!
  • 1 Platinum Edition Red Dingo QR Tag – Pink Skull Design
  • 1 Platinum Edition Red Dingo QR Tag – Black Paw Design
  • 1 PetHub Basic ID Tag with Toll-Free Number – Black with Yellow Paw Design
  • 1 PetHub Premium Digital Tag with Toll-Free Number – Fetch Dog Orange

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