I'm excited to share with you the Pupcrate's December 2015 Edition. First, let me explain what PupCrate is and how it works.
PupCrate is a new subscription dog box. Each monthly PupCrate box contains 4-5 treats (USA made), toys and other pet products that have been hand selected by PupCrate. Each month is sourced extremely carefully from trusted suppliers and each item is unique from anything they will send in a later box. PupCrate is even great for dogs with allergies. Every PupCrate is wheat, corn and soy free. Here is how it works:
1) Choose Dog Size:
2) Choose Toy Preference
Plush Toys (soft and squishy)
Chew Toys (durable and chewy)
Or Mix of Plush and Chew
3) Choose A Term
Month to Month - $29.95
3 Month Prepay - $85.95
12 Month Prepay - $330.95
Now, lets take a closer look at the goodies in the Decembers Edition of the PupCrate:
Tuff Ones Tree
Durable holiday tree with strong seams by Outward Hounds.
Tuff Ones Candy Cane
Durable holiday candy cane with strong seams by Outward Hounds.
My Doggy Soft-Baked Cookies
Terrific all natural cookies your dog will absolutely love! Gluten Free!
2x Bare Bites
Two bags of 100% natural beef liver, no additives.
Preppy Puppy Uniced Tree
A Special holiday treat from a local bakery in Massachusetts. Gluten Free!
Roll of Earth Rated Poop Bags
My favorite part of this box subscription! You can never have too many poop bags! Right?
I have a confession and acceptance is the first step, I've heard. I am tough on my toys. I don't rip them to piece. Instead, I have some OCD tendency and play with them until the fall apart or until my humans take them away. I have been playing with these two toys for a week straight, sleeping with them, taking them outside with me, and even playing fetch with them. Guess what??? They are both still in one piece and there isn't any holes in them! They have been Spencer tested and my humans approve! They really are Tuff!
To learn more about PupCrate or to place your order visit any of their sites: Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instaram.
*Spencer the Goldendoodle received this PupCrate box to review. The opinions in this review are the honest opinion of Spencer the Goldendoodle. PupCrate is not responsible for the contents of this post.
If there's one thing all dogs should have in common, it's that they should be happy!
As you can see in the photo above, I'm having a hard time keeping it together. Why you ask, because this treat is:
Made with cage free poultry raised in the USA and USDA-Inspected
Grain and Gluten Free
No by-products, hormones, artificial preservatives, flavors or colors
Naturally raised meats providing high quality protein
Garden vegetables picked at the peak of ripeness
Slow cooked for terrific taste
These treats are made right here in the USA on their family owned plant. The ingredients include:
Source of Vitamin E
These treats are about 4 inches long and come in a 4 ounce resealable bag locking in the moister and flavor. They sell for about $7.99.
I had all I could do not to jump into my mom's ares and take this treat from her. But, with a little self restraint I waited patiently. And let me tell you, it was definitely worth the wait. Not only are these treats great for big dogs, but you can easily brake them into smaller pieces for smaller dogs as well.
I highly recommend this treat to all my four legged pals out there. To learn more about Look Who's Happy and their products visit them on any of these sites: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram.
*Spencer the Goldendoodle received one bag of Look Who's Happy Treats for this honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are our own and was not influenced in anyway. Also, there was no monetary compensations.
The time had finally come and I needed to get spruced up for the coming holiday season. So that means a date with the groomer.
This post is sponsored by PetSmart and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about PetSmart Grooming Salons, but Spencer the Goldendoodle only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. PetSmart is not responsible for the content of this article.
Booking an Appointment
I decided to check out the PetSmart® Grooming salon, but needed moms help to schedule the appointment. While my mom was on the phone she learned that you can actually book you appointment online with your favorite groomer. Also you can get text alerts or emails notifying you when your pet is ready to be picked up.
PetSmart has several different packages to choose from, mom scheduled me for one of their Base Package: Dog Bath with Haircut and included an Add-On Package: Top Dog.
The Dog Bath with Haircut (perfect for dogs who need a bath plus a haircut) includes:
Shampoo washing and blow dry
15 minutes or more of brushing
Dematting and haircut
Ear cleaning, hair removal and flushing (if needed)
Scissoring feet and pad shaving
Anal gland cleaning
The Top Dog includes:
Choice of premium shampoo
Milk bath conditioner
Scented cologne spritz
Teeth brushing and breath freshener
Bandana or bow
Reminders Before Your Appointment
All pets need current rabies vaccinations and proof of vaccination from their vet. I was able to have my vet fax my vaccination to PetSmart.
Rabies Vaccination needs to be administered 48 hours prior to service.
They do not perform services on pets 8 weeks or younger.
Customers cannot go behind the double doors separating the Salon lobby from the grooming area. This is for the safety of their pets and associates.
Consultation When we arrived we met my groomer, Leslie Jean. She immediately came over to me and started petting me. She asked my mom several question:
"How do you prefer his hair cut?"
"Does he have any allergies?"
"When was the last time flea or tick medication has been applied?"
Leslie Jean then started feeling me for any mats, bumps or skin issues, she also checked out my nails, teeth, and ears. She explained to my mom that she would be bringing me in the back where she would be giving me my bath, trimming my nails, brushing my teeth and cleaning my ears, if needed.
My mom then handed the leash over to Leslie Jean and she was off to do some shopping while I was getting pampered.
Education I was surprised to learn about all the education PetSmart requires:
*Salon associates acquire annual safety certification and take additional course-work where they learn about dog anatomy, signs of stress and common pet medical conditions.
*Groomers (those that give haircuts) receive an additional 400 hours of hands-on training.
Another feature that both my mom and I loved is the viewing window into the store from the salon. It was fun watching all the customers shopping for their pet. With my separation anxiety it was difficult for my mom to watch me in the salon. Having the window for my mom to "spy" on me through the store sheaves was great.
Pawgress Report Card Finally, I was done. Leslie Jean presented mom with a Pawgress Report card that noted what she found while grooming me. The different areas that she was able to report on was: skin, coat, ears, nails, teeth, and anal glands. This was a great tool the groomers use to make sure the relay any and all important info on to the owners.
She did an amazing job taking good care of me and cutting my coat to my mom's standards. Check out my before and after shots, I look like a new dog who can finally see again.
My mom's favorite part was picking out my new bandana and charm. What do you think, am I ready for fall???
Guarantee Finally, PetSmart Salons offer a "Look Great Guarantee," which is their promise that you'll be happy with your pet's service, or they will do whatever it takes to make it right - including offering your money back. Learn More To learn more about PetSmart or PetSmart Grooming Services visit any of these sites: Website, Book an Appointment, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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