Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fido + Fluffy's Freebie Friday Heads to #BlogPaws

Rocco enjoys some beach time at BlogPaws
We're at BlogPaws this weekend and we're having a great time enjoying the venue in Myrtle Beach as well as the conference, jam-packed with great activities, exhibitors, education and friends both old and new!

We headed to the beach early this morning where Rocco enjoyed a good romp with his pal Dolly at Dolly the Doxie! We're looking forward to more BlogPaws fun the next few days.

Now it's time again for  Fido + Fluffy's  Freebie Friday, the weekly blog hop for pet-related giveaways!



Check out the goodies in the Fido's Freebie Friday giveaways listed below. You can enter them all or add your own! We make it easy by linking them up all in one place.

If you're a blogger with a pet-related giveaway, be sure to link up! Please link directly to your giveaway, not to your home page. We post a new blog hop every Thursday afternoon at 4 pm ET. 

We hope you enjoy the Fido + Fluffy's Freebie Friday blog hop that we co-host with DogTipper and CatTipper!

Good luck!




Individual rules of entry and guidelines for winning may apply to each listing. DogTipper, CatTipper and To Dog With Love take no responsibility for the legality of the rules governing the listings on other sites and giveaways that are posted here. We simply provide this forum as a gathering place for pet products to be offered. Fulfillment of each giveaway is done by the blog conducting the giveaway, not by the hosts of this giveaway hop; please contact the giveaway host with any questions regarding a giveaway or giveaway prize.


Monday, May 15, 2017

Your Pet's Health is No. 1 Priority at VCA #BlogPaws

Rocco Havanese backyard play #VCAPets
Rocco and his neighborhood pals get their zoomies on!
I am a BlogPaws Conference Sponsored Blogger on behalf of VCA. I am being compensated to help share information about VCA Animal Hospitals with my readers and fellow Influencers.  Neither VCA or BlogPaws are responsible for the content of this article.

When it comes to Rocco, there's nothing more important to me than making sure he's healthy and happy, so when VCA® Animal Hospitals offered to sponsor us for BlogPaws I got the zoomies was so excited!

That's because at VCA they feel the same way that I do... "where your pet's health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal."

We're lucky to have a VCA Hospital about five minutes from our house in Atlanta and even luckier that this location is open 24 hours. Let's just say that Rocco likes to "get into things" after regular veterinary office hours and having this specialty animal hospital right around the corner gives me lots of peace of mind.


Quality pet care is super important to us and we think it's great that it's important to VCA too, along with ensuring that each VCA hospital maintains its own culture.  So with VCA you get the best of a neighborhood veterinarian with all the resources and advancements in veterinary medicine that these hospitals are able to provide. That's because VCA's National Medical Board and Chief Medical Officer review every innovation in veterinary medicine, and when new procedures and products pass review, they become part of VCA's best practices for its entire family of hospitals.

VCA operates over 750 neighborhood animal hospital in United States and Canada and also has 65 Specialty Hospitals with over 525 Board Certified Specialists who provide services in oncology, dentistry, surgery, orthopedics, diagnostic imaging, stem cell therapy and more. 


#Blogpaws #VCAPets Rocco Havanese
Keeping Rocco healthy is our top priority... and VCA's too!
And, to stay on top of the latest advances, every VCA Veterinarian completes 30 hours of continuing education a year -- more than twice the industry standard.

With all these resources, VCA also has a great hub for pet information. VCA's Know Your Pet offers a vast library of helpful articles -- from information on medical conditions to behavioral training and more. Check it out and then find a hospital near you.

VCA for Good

Here's a really cool program that VCA has going on right now! From April 1 to June 30, all VCA hospitals across the U.S. are collecting donations for local companion animal charities through the VCA Charities Pennies for Pets program.

All funds collected during this period will go directly to the organizations chosen by those hospitals And in many cases, multiple hospitals are working together in their community to make an even bigger impact.

In all, VCA hospitals are raising funds for more than 80 animal organizations with a goal of $1,000 raised per hospital. We think it's an awesome way that VCA is using their network to help animal-related non-profits on a local level.

To find out what your local VCA Hospital is doing, check out this list. We were pleased to see so many worthy organizations are benefitting from this program in our Atlanta area!

For more pet tips, vet tips and cute photos of #VCAPets!

Follow VCA on:
Facebook -- VCA Animal Hospitals
Twitter -- @VCAPetHealth
Instagram -- @VCA
And learn more at VCAHospitals.com


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of BlogPaws 2017 Conference Sponsored Bloggers. The opinions and text are all mine.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Fido + Fluffy's #FreebieFriday Heads to Chicago, then Blogpaws!

Fountain Girl Lincoln Park Chicago Rocco Havanese
Rocco poses with the Fountain Girl sculpture in Chicago's Lincoln Park
We're in Chicago this weekend to celebrate Mother's Day, and took some time to take a nice walk in Lincoln Park. It's so pretty this time of year and much cooler than Atlanta!

Then next week we head to BlogPaws in Myrtle Beach! We were there for the very first one in Columbus, Ohio in 2010 and nearly every one in between. Can't wait to see everyone at the beach!

Now it's time again for  Fido + Fluffy's  Freebie Friday, the weekly blog hop for pet-related giveaways!



Check out the goodies in the Fido's Freebie Friday giveaways listed below. You can enter them all or add your own! We make it easy by linking them up all in one place.

If you're a blogger with a pet-related giveaway, be sure to link up! Please link directly to your giveaway, not to your home page. We post a new blog hop every Thursday afternoon at 4 pm ET. 

We hope you enjoy the Fido + Fluffy's Freebie Friday blog hop that we co-host with DogTipper and CatTipper!
Good luck!




Individual rules of entry and guidelines for winning may apply to each listing. DogTipper, CatTipper and To Dog With Love take no responsibility for the legality of the rules governing the listings on other sites and giveaways that are posted here. We simply provide this forum as a gathering place for pet products to be offered. Fulfillment of each giveaway is done by the blog conducting the giveaway, not by the hosts of this giveaway hop; please contact the giveaway host with any questions regarding a giveaway or giveaway prize.



Thursday, May 4, 2017

Fluffy + Fido's Freebie Friday Says Walking is Better with Friends!

Rocco and his dog pals take a photo break during their regular walk

We walk with our dog pals most mornings and sometimes we pick up an extra pal or two along the way! As I've said before, your dog can be your best training coach, getting you out the door and moving!  And the exercise is good for the pups too... not to mention good socialization time for both humans and canines.

After you take your walk today, and I know you will! ...  it's time again for  Fido + Fluffy's  Freebie Friday, the weekly blog hop for pet-related giveaways!



Check out the goodies in the Fido's Freebie Friday giveaways listed below. You can enter them all or add your own! We make it easy by linking them up all in one place.

If you're a blogger with a pet-related giveaway, be sure to link up! Please link directly to your giveaway, not to your home page. We post a new blog hop every Thursday afternoon at 4 pm ET. 

We hope you enjoy the Fido + Fluffy's Freebie Friday blog hop that we co-host with DogTipper and CatTipper!
Good luck!




Individual rules of entry and guidelines for winning may apply to each listing. DogTipper, CatTipper and To Dog With Love take no responsibility for the legality of the rules governing the listings on other sites and giveaways that are posted here. We simply provide this forum as a gathering place for pet products to be offered. Fulfillment of each giveaway is done by the blog conducting the giveaway, not by the hosts of this giveaway hop; please contact the giveaway host with any questions regarding a giveaway or giveaway prize.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Show Us Your #PetPraising Pics and Win With Purina!


This post is sponsored by Purina. As a #PurinaPartner I am being compensated for sharing this information about the #PetPraising sweepstakes.

Is your pet mostly naughty or mostly nice? While pet naughtiness certainly can be funny, hence the popularity of pet shaming posts, we think it's a dandy idea to celebrate pet praising instead! 

And Purina has come up with a way to do just that...  just in time for National Pet Month! So now, think of all the awesome ways your pets enhance your life everyday and snap a pic of your pet with your very own #PetPraising message just like Rocco is doing in the photo above! 

Purina is inviting pet owners across the nation to share their #PetPraising pictures on www.pureloveforpets.comEvery pet praising photo submitted through the website from April 26th to May 24th has a chance to win the Pet Praising sweepstakes.   You could win a professional photoshoot for you and your pet that will be featured on RealSimple.com! Very cool!



And don't worry about making a sign. If you'd rather, simply use the sign generator in the entry form on Pure Love for Pets.

The website also is a great resource for celebrating National Pet Month and learning about all the great new items Purina has to offer!

So what are you waiting for? Snap your pic and show us how your pet is #PetPraising worthy. Then don't forget to post it on Pure Love for Pets!

Rocco's a blur, he's so fast!...












Thursday, April 20, 2017

Fluffy +Fido's #FreebieFriday Dog Stars!

Rocco shows Sophie the ropes on his backyard fitness course!
Rocco's practicing being a star because this week he's participating in Purina's program that supports the Leader Dogs for the Blind, a global organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

Here's how you can help simply by sharing a cute photo on social media and saying why your dog is a star! Post your photo with hashtag #BHDogShow and tag @Purina, and for every post, Purina will donate $1 (up to $25,000) to the Leader Dogs for the Blind organization! 

Then, catch the re-air of the Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina on Sunday, April 23, on NBC at 1/12 p.m. ET/CT! We're partnering with Purina on this program on social media too.

And speaking of stars, last weekend we had lots of fun at an agility trial where Rocco earned his third SuperQ in USDAA Snooker! What the heck does that mean? It means Rocco was super fast and that we had a blast!

The host club, Sirius Dog Agility, is also where we train. They had this cute backdrop set up for photos!
Now, it's time again for  Fido + Fluffy's  Freebie Friday, the weekly blog hop for pet-related giveaways!



Check out the goodies in the Fido's Freebie Friday giveaways listed below. You can enter them all or add your own! We make it easy by linking them up all in one place.

If you're a blogger with a pet-related giveaway, be sure to link up! Please link directly to your giveaway, not to your home page. We post a new blog hop every Thursday afternoon at 4 pm ET. 

We hope you enjoy the Fido + Fluffy's Freebie Friday blog hop that we co-host with DogTipper and CatTipper!
Good luck!




Individual rules of entry and guidelines for winning may apply to each listing. DogTipper, CatTipper and To Dog With Love take no responsibility for the legality of the rules governing the listings on other sites and giveaways that are posted here. We simply provide this forum as a gathering place for pet products to be offered. Fulfillment of each giveaway is done by the blog conducting the giveaway, not by the hosts of this giveaway hop; please contact the giveaway host with any questions regarding a giveaway or giveaway prize.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Dogwood Sculpture with Fido + Fluffy's #FreebieFriday

Dogwood sculpture Piedmont Park Rocco Havanese
Rocco enjoys the artistry of the new Dogwood sculpture in Piedmont Park
We're lucky to live near Piedmont Park, the largest city park in Atlanta. And on a recent stroll we discovered this new sculpture of a Dogwood tree with the buildings of Midtown Atlanta in the background.

There's always something interesting going on in our park, whether it's a festival or the Saturday morning farmer's market! We plan to head there tomorrow.

Now, it's time again for  Fido + Fluffy's  Freebie Friday, the weekly blog hop for pet-related giveaways!



Check out the goodies in the Fido's Freebie Friday giveaways listed below. You can enter them all or add your own! We make it easy by linking them up all in one place.

If you're a blogger with a pet-related giveaway, be sure to link up! Please link directly to your giveaway, not to your home page. We post a new blog hop every Thursday afternoon at 4 pm ET. 

We hope you enjoy the Fido + Fluffy's Freebie Friday blog hop that we co-host with DogTipper and CatTipper!
Good luck!




Individual rules of entry and guidelines for winning may apply to each listing. DogTipper, CatTipper and To Dog With Love take no responsibility for the legality of the rules governing the listings on other sites and giveaways that are posted here. We simply provide this forum as a gathering place for pet products to be offered. Fulfillment of each giveaway is done by the blog conducting the giveaway, not by the hosts of this giveaway hop; please contact the giveaway host with any questions regarding a giveaway or giveaway prize.