Friday, March 28, 2014

Happy Take a Walk in the Park (with your dog) Day and Giveaway!

Rocco escapes the elements in his nifty Petmate pop up tent
Did you know that this Sunday is National Take a Walk in the Park Day?

Neither did we until the nice folks at Petmate reached out to us with a terrific giveaway opportunity to help you enjoy your walks with your pups even more!

Read all the way down to enter our giveaway and see the nifty prize pack you can win from Petmate.

But first, here's five reasons why you should grab your pup this Sunday (or any day) and take a walk in the park.



  1. Getting out in the great outdoors is great exercise for both you and your dog
  2. It gives you time to stop and smell the roses
  3. Walking and taking in some nature is a terrific stress reducer
  4. It's a great way to clear your head, and you might just come up with a brilliant idea!
  5. It's a perfect time to bond with your dog and socialize with others you might meet on the way too!
Rocco stops for a quick photo opp with his pals Bingo and Codie during a walk through Piedmont Park in Atlanta
Anytime you head out with your dog, there are a few items you'll always want to have along like waste bags and a way to serve water. Petmate is offering those and a few extra items to make your walk in the park even more enjoyable!

Enter to Win a Petmate Walk in the Park Prize Pack!*

*Dog not included

Win a prize pack filled with goodies for your walk in the park.

Here's what's included:
  • Petmate collapsible Travel Bowl (we love keeping one of these in the car and in our dog travel pack too)
  • Petmate waste bags with a quick-load dispenser that clips onto your leash
  • Petmate leash
  • JW Pet Tug-O-Rama (for tugging fun at the park or at home)
  • Petmate Pop-Up Tent that easily folds up into its own easy-to-carry travel case (Rocco is in the medium sized tent which folds up into a case about the size of a piece of notebook paper.)
The giveaway winner will receive products appropriate for the size of their dog.

Enter to win via the giveaway widget below. Simply enter your email and name to get started and then you can enter as few or as many ways as you like.

Good luck!

Petmate has provided the products for this post and giveaway. All opinions expressed herein are our own.

The fun and games continue every Friday with FitDog Friday, the weekly Blog Hop brought to you by To Dog With LoveSlimDoggy and Peggy's Pet Place to promote a healthy active lifestyle for pets (and their people, too!). Join in every Friday by linking up your FitDog story or visiting the blogs in the Hop.

Please come back and join us next Friday for a special one-year anniversary edition of FitDog Friday! We have another super giveaway planned for you!

98 comments:

  1. I'm so glad to know about Take A Walk In The Park Day! We love any extra excuse to get outdoors for fit dog time.

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    1. Hopefully Sunday will be a nice day everywhere for a walk in the park!
      Diane and Rocco

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  2. That looks like a gorgeous park near you and beautiful place to take a walk. Great giveaway. Sharing.

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    1. Thank you! We're lucky to have lots of nice green space and parks near us. The mountains aren't too far either for a nice hike!
      Diane and Rocco

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  3. We love ours and we go everyday for a lark in the park. We will make it extra special on Sunday. Thanks for letting us know. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Have a fabulous park walk! We love ours too!
      Diane and Rocco

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  4. Golden Happy the weather is getting better and we can go to the park. Sunday temp is suppose to be in the 60's ... definitely going to the park. Happy FitDogFriday. Golden Woofs

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    1. Glad to hear it's FINALLY warming up there! I'm hoping we've had the last of our cold spells now.
      Diane and Rocco

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  5. This is fantastic. I entered, yippee
    Lily & Edward

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  6. Love the little 'pup tent. Can see how it would be really cool to have on those long hikes.

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  7. We have a prak nearby called Meadowbrook Park. It is a recreated prairie grassland with concrete paths throughout. And along the paths are large sculptures! It is always full of people biking, walking and jogging dogs!

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  8. Walking anywhere, especially a nice park is always fun. Nice giveaway too, but we had a pop up kennel like that and it was a disaster. First Bailie cartwheeled around the room in it trying to get out. Then Mom left and when she came back, Bailie had ripped the seam by the zipper open and broke out. For Bailie we need something like the county jail. She also broke out of a kennel at nose work class. One determined pup we have! Rocco looks so cute and happy sitting in there!

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    1. Oh dear! I sent Rocco into it like I do with his crate (with rewards!) So now he's obsessed with running into the tent! haha! Rocco CAN however unzip things so I can't leave him unattended!
      Diane and Rocco

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  9. I'm so glad to know its Take A Walk In The Park Day this sunday! Weather is finally looking better too!

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  10. My mini dachshund, Sally, and I love to go walking in Bells Ferry Park in GA. The trail is pretty flat, which is good for her little legs!

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    1. Ohh! You're pretty close to us… well at least in the same greater metro area!
      Diane and Rocco

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  11. I love to take my dog to hike at French Park. It's only a few minutes drive from my house, and has some great hiking trails as well as a creek to play in. This summer I want to take him to Hocking Hills as well.

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  12. Love the pictures!...and the pop up tent!

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  13. I like taking my 3 dogs to heritage park, all of them love the park, every time i have my jack Russell beagle mix Roxy with me and we drive by the park she starts barking because she wants a walk in the park

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  14. I love to take my dogs camping! All of these things would be great for that!

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  15. I like taking my dog to the James River Park.

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  16. I had no idea there was a day for that! Our favorite parks are Southeastway and Southwestway Park, on the southeast and southwest sides of Indianapolis. Southwestway has amazing walking/equestrian/biking trails, and southeastway has a gorgeous creek.

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  17. Our favorite (off leash) park near Seattle is Marymoor, also known as Dog Disneyland...forty fenced acres, three river dog swimming beaches!

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  18. Poricy Park - it's our neighbor!

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  19. Great prize pack. Best of luck to all who enter!

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  20. Aw man! I was really hoping they'd include the dog! He's cute!

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  21. By our house we have an area called the 'greenbelt' - it's a lovely walking path that has a little pond in the middle w/people and ducks.

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  22. We're only about a half hour drive to the Indiana Dunes (both the state and national parks). I just LOVE walking dogs there - between the woods and the lakeshore, they really get a workout and have fun!

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    1. Oh it's been years since I've been to the dunes (I used to live in Michigan). I bet it would be a blast to take dogs there! Happy weekend!
      Diane and Rocco

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  23. We like to walk to the lake in our development.

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  24. Near us, Three Oaks Recreational Park is a great place for walks, splashing in the lake, having a ball. We're in the Chicago metropolitan area - loads of parks and fun in the Big City!

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  25. Thanks for the tip! I wonder how muddy our parks will be on Sunday...

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  26. Didn't realize that this Sunday was Walk your Dog Day. We are certainly going to take part in this lovely holiday! :)

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  27. My favorite park is Lions park. It has some great trails and its is always neat and clean.

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  28. My favorite park to take the dogs to is Lewis and Clark State Park. The dogs love jumping in the river, walking on the sand and meeting friendly people and their dogs :) They view of the mountains in the back is beautiful and there are great hiking trails.

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  29. Our favorite place to walk isn't exactly a park. They have created a walking path along the beach where doggies are allowed to walk on a leash with their owners. It is very nice and they even have garbage cans and doggie bags placed at regular intervals along the way in case you forget your own. We liked walking at Gulf Island National Seashore the one and only time the gnats didn't attack us, and there is a new dog park in Gautier we want to check out.

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  30. We like to walk at the local University. Great giveaway!

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  31. There's a dog park by the local shelter called "The Bark Park". It's fairly hilly, but the dogs love it, and it's HUGE!

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  32. Piedmont!

    By: Anonymous

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  33. I am so lucky, I have 3 rescue furs and live right across the street from a great park with a lake!!!! We try to go there every day and then every few days, we hit the actual doggie park nearest our home.

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  34. We love to walk around Berry College :)

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  35. We walk our dogs at Potato Creek State Park. They love going for a walk in the woods and around the little lake. They enjoy seeing all the animals in the park like deer, rabbits, birds and meeting other dogs.

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  36. We are luck to have a nice park just across the street (Farnsworth Park) and for those longer trips Eaton Canyon.
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  37. All of our parks are still filled with snow! But one of our favorites is Gardner Wayside Park which is not too far from us and has some very nice hiking trails as well as a brook to swim in.

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  38. Zilker Park in Austin TX

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  39. News to me about a Walk in the Park day - the US has all sorts of fundays - us Aussies need to tag along i think. Great little pack of giveaways too. Enjoy your FitDogging action

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  40. this is amazing!!!

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  41. We walk/hike very day...in local trails parks and state parks!

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  42. We love going for walks in the forest and by any water

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  43. We have a park close to my house, I love to go to and take the dog and the kids. I cant wait, soo glad to have warmer days to do that

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  44. Around our neighborhood as we live right by a golf course

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  45. My favorite is Pt Isabel in Richmond CA

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  46. My favorite place to walk my pups is Dogwood Dog Park in Jacksonville, FL. 42 Acres of doggie bliss!

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  47. Love the los altos astroturf park!

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  48. We love walking at city lake! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  49. I like to walk them by the damn -there's a nice nature trails where dogs are allowed on leash. We can also take them down by the water. They love it and it makes me happy when they are happy.

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  50. We live in the country surrounded by crop fields. There is no dog parks near by.

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  51. There is a nice dirt trail through a forest near where we live. It is a really wonderful place for our dogs to run leash-free! :)

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  52. This is a great giveaway for the begining of summer. We love to go hiking, camping, and to the beach. This would be great for all of those.

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  53. I love to walk them on the beach

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  54. Don't really have a favorite park to walk them, but there are some nice walking trails around here.

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  55. We love to walk our dog in either Lily Lake Park or the Irving Nature Park. They both have really nicely groomed trails and are dog friendly. Sometimes, we take him to the dog park. Thank you for another super giveaway opportunity. Please continue with the terrific blogging.

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  56. My dog and I like to go to Tanner Park. There are fenced in miles for dogs to run and owners to hike.

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  57. I like Kittattinny State Park- it is big and there are lots of dogs and horses there


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  58. My dog loves the neighborhood park behind our house. Not too picky as long as there is grass.

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  59. We walk ours at Tanglewood park frequently

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  60. My puppy loves going to Stoney Point Park in Chatsworth, California.

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  61. We don't have a park around here to walk our dogs. I let them run loose on my property.

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  62. We have a great metroparks nearby - love it - hit the trails

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  63. The dog park by my sister's house it is just the right size not too big or small for Clairrie our 5 month old Shih Tzu/Toy Poodle mix we rescued. She was abused so it is perfect for getting her used to dog parks without her being overwhelmed.

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  64. I love to go to Longs park and walk the dogs and feed the ducks!

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  65. I like Millennium Park the best -- lots of wooded trails that are shaded.

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  66. Our favorite park isn't really a park at all. It's just an open area near my old apartments we refer to as Tower Park. My dog LOVES it!

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  67. I live near the Mississippi River and there is a really nice walking path that is perfect for walking dogs. Unfortunately we don't have any actual dog parks around here though.

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  68. There is this Doggie park over by my grandmothers that I love to take my dog to. It is very spacious and the dogs have great fun

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  69. Our favorite is a place call Beechwood. It has woods and is along the Magothy River.

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  70. My favorite place to walk with Jax is the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve.

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  71. we have no parks here- this place sucks. but i enjoy walking along the waterfront in Beaufort NC

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  72. It would be our state park - Lapham Peak

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  73. My favorite park to walk my dog is Boca Ciega Millennium Dog Park. It has 2 fenced in off leash areas for big and small dogs. It's grassy with lots of trees for shade. They have fresh water available and cool down showers. It's great and all of the people there are really nice.

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  74. My favorite park to take my dogs to is the Smokey Mtn. National park, we love to go hiking there.

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  75. we have a park with a pond that we love to take our doggie too

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  76. We do not really have dog friendly parks here but I take my litte old man camping in the forest with us.My daughter is getting a pug in 7 weeks (she is only 4 days old today) and we can not wait to take her camping with us also.

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  77. she loves to go to eastwood park it has lots of woods and a big lake

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  78. gareheim park. a walking distance.

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  79. MARIA SIMON
    I LIVE NEAR 4 PARKS..ANY OF THEM ARE BEAUTIFUL AND MY DOGS LOVE TO WALK AT THEM THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN :)

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  80. we take our dog to the park near our house, it's not a dog park but she loves it.

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  81. we don't have a park to walk so we walk thru our farm fields

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  82. We love to go to a dog park in our area here in Colorado to interact with other friends.

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  83. She loves to walk near the park by our house.

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