PetFlow | Damn Right Our Dogs are Spoiled Rotten aka Very Loved

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Disclosure: PetFlow gave us a Spoiled Rotten package free of charge with no expectation of a review.  My below thoughts are honest.  This is a fantastic idea!   Read on to find out more…

The Loot We Received in the Spoiled Rotten Package

The Loot We Received in the Spoiled Rotten Package

I recently responded to a reporter’s query about the things we do for our dogs and I gave her a long list of silly things that I do…

  • I take my dogs on car rides when I think they’re bored and it’s dark out or the weather is crappy.
  • After going to the veterinarian, I take the dogs to Petco.  Rodrigo and Blue love this.  Sydney doesn’t like the pet store (the floors are too slippery) so I take her for a short walk – girl time.
  • Whenever I go to the pet store, I bring home a treat for the dogs; I love seeing how excited they get by the bag coming into the house.
  • When it’s cold, I warm up their bedding in the dryer.
  • No two meals are the same in our house.  We switch up their meals regularly to keep them engaged and happy.

Is any of this necessary?  Nope.  It’s not.  They would just be happy to go on a long walk, play with us in the yard, or cuddle up on the sectional (aka, biggest dog bed ever).  But these things make us happy as dog parents.

A little bit ago, I received a cool package as a gift from PetFlow, a pet food delivery company that makes it easier for dog parents to shop online for their dogs.  Not only can you order your food from PetFlow.com, you can surprise your dogs with the Spoiled Rotten Box.

December’s Spoiled Rotten Box (okay, a lot a bit ago) included the following cool things…

  • Barnyard Buddy Calf Dog Toy – this lasted long enough for Rodrigo to pull the squeakers out (and for us to confiscate them) and then Blue ran around the house with it.
  • Luther’s Smoked Bacon & Cheddar – these treats were added to the cookie jar and the dogs enjoyed getting a treat every day.  They were popular.
  • YumZies All Natural Grain Free Hickory Bacon Flavor Dog Treats mini – these were set aside for a gift.  We love giving treats to our dogs, but we’re trying to cut back on their calorie intake, so the treats were given to a friend.
  • Tropiclean Fresh Breath Pet Gel – our dogs have great, clean teeth.  Our cats don’t.  We’ve been using PlaqClz on their teeth and are happy with the results, so we gave this one to a friend.  The gels are a lot better than the liquid added to our pets’ water (in our experience).
  • Venison Joe’s All Natural Hickory Smoked Gourmet Beef Bone – sadly these were sacrificed, because although the bones are smoked and not cooked, the size is too small for our dogs; they would have destroyed these in no time and I’m still worried about these types of bones and the damage they can do to dog teeth.

So basically, I received a cool box of goodies, most of which I could use and most of which I was able to give to friends.  What I love about the Spoiled Rotten box isn’t that we can spoil our dogs; I love PetFlow’s box, because it allows us to treat our friends who are pet lovers too.  I think the best gift is one that’s not expected.  PetFlow allowed us make a few people (and their dogs) happy.

 

Do you ever give your friends’ dogs gifts?  It was so much fun that I think I’ll do it more often.

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  1. I laughed out loud at your first line…”I take my dogs for rides when I think they are bored”. I do exactly the same thing. I said to hubby last night, come on we have to go play with Jack, he’s bored, so we got up off the comfy couch and went out and ran around for a bit with him. I’m lazy about shopping too and tend to just get all their stuff at Amazon – these ideas look pretty cool – will have to check them out.
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  2. We often bake and give our dog friends fresh baked dog treats. They always appreciate it. You are not alone in spoiling/loving your pups. Mom is the same way with us, always thinking of things for us to do, places to go, etc.
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  3. Um, check, check, check, check, and check. We do all 5 of those things too :) You’re right, the best gifts are always the ones that aren’t expected…nothing gets past our “Chief Border Control and Officer of Quality Assurance” (a.k.a. the Lab)! And yes, sharing is the best part. We’re always bringing treats or toys we’ve discovered for our friends’ dogs – great discoveries have been made this way!
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    • That’s the cool thing about being a pet blogger. Just today, I was looking at all the loot I was collecting from reviews and such; I planned to raffle these off at summer festivals, but I think I’m going to invite my rescue group over and let them raffle it off. I love sharing!
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  4. haha Very cool stuff you got there! No, I don’t buy my friends dogs things cause almost 100% of my friends are afraid of mine cause he’s a “pit bull”. See, love my dog and I’ll love you and your dogs back. :)
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  5. Nice box O’ Goodies, Kimberly! And no, I don’t think you’re nuts for doing all those special things for your dogs. Regarding the treats, though, are you worried about where they come from, etc., after all the recent dog treat recalls? I get Dakota’s cookies at a local doggie bakery that uses human-grade ingredients and makes them all on-site…or I make homemade peanut butter treats.
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    • I don’t worry about the dog treats; I do worry about the jerky treats. If jerky treats are made in America (like Kong or at a local pet store) then we’ll pick them up, but I won’t buy the big bags of treats made in China. No way. The Luther’s Dog Treats are happily sourced in the USA and we didn’t feed the dog the YumZies – those went to friends. I try to cut back on treats, because Sydney has a tendency to get a little junk in the trunk.

      Thanks for sharing your concern :)
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  6. …and this is unusual??? With the exception of putting the dog bed in the dryer (Magic’s is too big) I also do all these things. Now I do run a load of towels or sheets an extra dryer spin or two and dump in a warm pile on the bed for the kitty to snuggle. *s*

    Bet I’m not the only one who goes out shopping for ‘me’ stuff but instead finds things that, “Oh, Magic would LOVE this stuffed toy!”
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  7. Your dogs have it pretty good! :-)

    Hmmm, Let me think. My husband would certainly say the dog is spoiled.

    I’d say Archie is spoiled with love. He gets a crazy amount of strokes, scratches, and cuddles all day long, none of which he has to earn in any way. Archie sleeps in our bed, right next to me, and I always wake up with a stiff neck, because I sleep hanging off the bed so as not to disturb him. When we watch movies, Archie always gets an equal share of the popcorn. Because he’s terrier, Archie likes to sleep underneath covers. So when I sit down and he jumps up next to me, I always go fetch him a blanket he can snuggle under. That, or I let him stick his head under my shirt, which my husband says looks disturbingly like the dog is nursing. I work in uncomfortable positions so Archie can be comfortable in my lap. Also I scatter seeds in the yard to attract a particular rat that Archie wants to kill.

    Haha, I think I just made my husband’s case…

    And of course, we bring him Archie us on or adventures around the world, which involves pricey airlines tickets, annoying paperwork, and a lot of inconvenience. That’s not spoiling though…just love and commitment. :-)
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    • Damn right that’s commitment and being a great dog mom! I remember once that I was sleeping with the dogs on the sectional all night (Slumber Party Sleepover Night); Sydney was on my legs, Rigo on my feet, Blue on my chest and I could barely move when we woke up – I felt like I’d been run over and I guess I kind of had been.

      Love our dogs. Love our cats too – they rock!
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  8. I never realised we had so much in common lol Sheba loves the pet shop and Cody the cat loves rummaging in the bags when we get back.

    They get spoiled rotten but there are pets and seeing them happy makes us happy.

    You got some cool stuff in that spoiled rotten box.

    Sheba.
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    • They went nuts when I opened the box. We did share some of it with friends. Our dogs are so damn spoiled and it doesn’t help being a pet blogger – well, it helps our wallet! But it’s fun, right? I love seeing their wagging tails and happy faces.
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  9. I’ve often struggle with the line of spoiled vs loved and some times we can hurt our pets by giving them too much and forgetting they are animals and not humans
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    • My first reaction to your comment was – that’s not true – but then I think of a show where a woman spoiled her dogs so much that they wouldn’t walk on the leash or climb the stairs – they wanted to be carried everywhere. She spoiled them so much that they couldn’t handle being at the dog park – they weren’t socialized and were poorly trained. She really did them a disservice. What happens if something happens to her and they end up in a shelter?

      It’s so important to have a nice balance. Thanks for sharing. Great point!
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