Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sparkle's Birthday Splash Bash and Fido + Fluffy's #FreebieFriday

Whitewater Creek dog beach Atlanta
Rocco and pals do some log balancing while the other party dogs play in the river
Last weekend we were invited to help our Instagram pal Sparkles the Diva celebrate her 7th birthday at a super fun splash party! We all met at Whitewater Creek on the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta, a great place where dogs can run off-leash and splash around in the water that stays shallow for a long way out!

Sparkles outdid herself with the party planning... there was yummy cake for the dogs from Taj Ma-Hound Bakery, fabulous party prizes and hours of fun splashing around in the water with friends!


cake from Taj Ma-Hound dog bakery
The doggie cake and cookies. Rocco says they were scrumptious!
Of course there was lots of picture-taking going on and we had so much fun hanging out with our Atlanta Instagram pals in person!


Rocco Havanese and Sparkle the Diva
Rocco with Sparkles, the birthday girl!
Rocco Havanese and Sheepish Addie
Rocco with Instagram pal Sheepish_Addie!
Thank you Sparkles for a great party! 

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, July 13, 2017

Rocco Goes Italian! Fido + Fluffy's #FreebieFriday

Lago di Mergozzo northern Italy lake
Rocco enjoys some lake time at Lago di Mergozzo in northern Italy
Last week Rocco traveled with us to Italy! He did so well on the long plane flight, sleeping the entire way. And once in Italy, he was allowed to go everywhere with us.

Dog owners over there seem to keep their dogs by their sides (and they don't think they all have to "say hi" to other dogs) which made Rocco very happy and very well behaved! Rocco's not a fan of dogs running up to him and getting in his face -- not surprisingly --  which seems to happen quite often here in the U.S.

During our trip, we traveled around the lakes region of Northern Italy, spending some time at Lakes Mergozzo, Menaggio and Como as well as a few other adventures! We'll post more about those in upcoming days. 

We had a fabulous time and love how dog-friendly it is in Italy!

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, June 22, 2017

Fido + Fluffy's Freebie Friday Says Take Your Dog to Work!


Friday, June 23 is Take Your Dog to Work day and we hope you all are able to enjoy your furry companion alongside you at work today! 

Rocco will be right by my side as he is everyday since I'm so lucky to be able to work from home. 

Are you taking your dog to work this Friday, and is your workplace dog-friendly everyday? And do you know the origins of Take Your Dog to Work Day?

Pet Sitters International (PSI) created the day in 1999 to celebrate the great companions dogs make and promote their adoptions. If you are celebrating, be sure to check out these seven tips for Take Your Dog To Work Day success.

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.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Chillin' out with Fido + Fluffy's Freebie Friday

West Palisades trail Atlanta Rocco Havanese
Rocco cools off in the river along the West Palisades trail in Atlanta
Sometimes on hot summer days it's best to just chill out! 

We recently hiked the West Palisades trail along the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta where Rocco found this nice place to cool off.  It's a nice 4-mile trail for dog walking and hiking with fairly wide paths and a soft surface with few rocks or roots to navigate. 

We hope you're staying cool as the summer heats up! 

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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Roc on the Rocks

Hiking with Dogs in Georgia Red Top Mountain Iron Hill Trail
Rocco hikes the Iron Hill Trail at Red Top Mountain State Park in Georgia
We had so much fun hiking last weekend, including this stop at Red Top Mountain State Park.  We hiked the 3.8-mile Iron Hill Trail which follows the shores of Lake Allatoona much of the way.  It was surprisingly peaceful given the holiday weekend and we highly recommend this dog-friendly trail!

Hike On!

Today we're joining the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.



Tuesday, May 30, 2017

#VCAPets get social! #BlogPaws

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.



Are you a VCA pet? If you are, you probably already know how much the VCA veterinarians at VCA® Animal Hospitals care about your health and well being. 

But what you may not know about is the joy all the folks at VCA feel when they see your furry face. 
That's why they love sharing photos of all of you (with your permission, of course!) on Instagram and Facebook!

How cute are these #VCAPets?!!







Follow the #VCAPets hashtag and you'll see even more adorable pets.  As cute as these all are, as you probably know, it's all fun and games until someone winds up with a cone on their head!

So it's also super important to know that VCA is dedicated to advancing the science of veterinary medicine and that means that the health of all pets is a top priority to VCA. You can read more about what we have to say about VCA here.



In the meantime, go get your dose of cute and take a look at all the cute #VCAPets!

Follow VCA on social for 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

We had the chance to hang out with the nice folks from VCA at BlogPaws and had a terrific time! Just remember, no matter how cute your furry face is, your best accessory is your great health!

Rocco loves his VCA tote and all the fun swag he bagged at BlogPaws!
And, by the way, those VCA cupcakes were delicious! #PetParentsDeserveTreatsToo!


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

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.