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.


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.