Since I was talking about shopping yesterday, I thought today I would share some fun products we’ve won, bought, and were given a chance to try today. After all, Christmas isn’t the only time of year when we shop and get fun and useful stuff, right?
I found this Outward Hound Quick Release Backpack on sale online (I honestly forget where now) for Luke. I’ve read that wearing a backpack can help reactive dogs relax some, because it makes them feel like they have a job. Plus a little added weight could up the intensity of a walk, making it a better workout for him. This backpack has easily detachable saddlebags, and the pack/harness itself has mesh pockets for smaller items. It is lightweight and has a handle for easily getting a hold of your dog if you need to. Right now I’m just getting Luke used to wearing the base and then we’ll start adding items for him to carry and also add the saddlebags.
It’s been probably a few months now since we won a gift certificate from our friend Oz the Terrier to HotDog Collars (big thanks to both of them). They have so many great products there, it took me a while to pick out what we wanted! In the above photo you might notice that Luke is wearing a personalized leather collar in his best colors of blue embroidered with red. I loved all of their personalized items so I also picked out a Soft Mesh Dog Harness for Cricket with her name and our phone number embroidered on it. I’m always on the lookout for a good harness that I don’t feel like she can wriggle out of, and this one is also lightweight and cute. I like the aqua on her with purple embroidery, shown in the inset (I blocked out my phone number).
I didn’t want Sheba to be left out so I got some inexpensive toys for her to destroy, per her bucket list. We got a 3 pack of rope ring elastic animal toys for only $7.50 (that’s half price and they’re still on sale now), also from Hot Dog Collars. They did not disappoint….in the below photos you’ll see that Sheba only has 2 toys left now, the carcass of the third is around here somewhere (and they still play with that). They are fun for tug too!
The Momz hasn’t been left out of the winnings…I won this t-shirt from our friend Dolly the Doxie! This shirt is lightweight and comfortable, perfect for walking on a warm summer morning. Thanks to Dolly and her Mom!
Last but not least, our friends at PL360 sent us some grooming wipes to try out. You may recall we reviewed some of their shampoos and cleaning products during Multiple Pet Mania Month. We love these wipes too. They are mandarin scented and smell great! They are heavy duty enough to wipe down muddy paws and great for just general freshening up between baths. I love that they are made in the USA and free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, toxins, lanolin, soap, and alcohol! They can be used on dogs, cats, and other small animals. They are great to have on hand around the house or in the car as well.
Have you run across any good shopping finds this summer, or do you prefer to limit most of your shopping to Christmas time?