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Why a #RichellPet pet gate is the perfect fit.

This post is sponsored by RichellUSA and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Richell Products, but 4 the Love of Animals only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. RichellUSA /Richell is not responsible for the content of this article.

RL logo_GREEN BLKWith the holidays right around the corner, the kitchen is bound to be even busier than usual. In our house, the kitchen is always the hub of activity. And with so many people visiting, and cooking, it’s not always the safest place for a dog!

However, Baby always wants to be right in the middle of it all. I can’t tell you all the close calls that have happened in the kitchen. From almost stepping on her, to dangerous things dropping next to her (chocolate, knives, etc), it is not the place we want her to be. For a long time we have wanted an attractive way to keep her out of the kitchen, luckily the Premium Plus Freestanding Pet Gate with Door exists!

We were really excited when the gate arrived. We couldn’t wait to get it set up and put it to use. Baby had other ideas though, she must have known somehow that this gate was going to keep her out of the kitchen. She made sure it wasn’t easy to open that box!

Baby on the Richell Pet Gate Box

Of course, once she got off the box, she had to snoop around a bit. It was VERY easy to get set up, all that needed to be done was to add the legs (just a screwdriver did the trick)!

This gate is recommended for dogs between about 6 and 33 pounds. What we love about the gate is that you can configure it in different ways. The side panels of the gate lock into place, so you can easily adjust it to fit into different parts of your home.

Another awesome feature of the gate is that it has a door, making it easy for the humans (and dog if you want) to go in and out of the gate. We love this because there are times when nothing is happening in the kitchen other than visiting with people, so Baby can still easily be a part of that.

Richell Pet GateIt looks so sharp in our kitchen too! I will note, this is a VERY nice gate. It is made of eco-friendly, sustainable rubberwood, and is a great color. The feet have rubber feet to help protect your floors, and add stability to the gate.

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Baby isn’t in love with it, as you can see she likes to give us sad eyes when she has to be on the other side of the gate. We on the other hand can’t imagine life without it! It’s been so wonderful to have the peace of mind that comes from being able to keep Baby out of places we don’t want her to be. There are so many uses for a gate like this too, and the kitchen is just one of them.

Be sure to check them out on Facebook and  see the full line of pet products on the Richell website.

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Sophia Maxim Design for the discerning dog owner.

It’s always great to learn of new dog products, especially when they are made in the USA! We were introduced to Sophia Maxim Design recently and fell in love. Not only are the collars gorgeous, the tag is too! The tag is also pretty genius, as it goes onto the collar!

Sophia Maxim Design Collars

The owner, Dawn Grana, started Sophia Maxim Design about a year ago when her dog, Max (a rescue), snagged his dangling collar on her berber rug and couldn’t get loose. Luckily, she was at home and able to free him immediately but she obviously wondered what would have happened if she wasn’t home. Dawn, being the enthusiastic dog lover, decided that she wanted to help make a difference in the lives of furry friends. Not just her own, but the lives of all dogs.

SleepyBabyCollar

Unfortunately, Baby wasn’t feeling like a photo shoot this day. In fact, all she wanted to do was have a nap. The collar looked really cute on her. I did get a few shots before she konked out, but since she was a bit fluffy (and on the move), they just weren’t that great. I decided to show off the collar on a ceramic bunny instead.

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What I loved most aside from the quality and design of the collar was the huggable tag! No more clinking her tag on her water bowl or dish. No more worry about her tag getting stuck!

Huggable designs come in Silver, Bronze (the two Original Fine Jewelry Tags), Nickel, and Black Nickel (the two Everyday Collection Tags) and slide easily onto Sophia Maxim Design collars. All collars are ribbon based and backed onto durable nylon webbing that is tough and attractive.

They also offer an Everyday Style Set that includes a nickel or black nickel tag and a coordinating collar and leash! Be sure to see all the gorgeous designs for your dog by visiting the Sophia Maxim Design website.

Disclosure: I received a collar and huggable tag for review purposes. As always, opinions are my own.

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PlexiDor Dog Doors: A “New Breed” of Dog Doors!

I am blogging on behalf of BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network and Plexidor. I received compensation for my time from Plexidor for sharing my views in this post, but the views expressed here are solely mine.

While we didn’t get the chance to try PlexiDor for ourselves, we are quiet impressed by them. They have some awesome features that we have always thought dog doors should have (security for example). And of course, we like our pet products to look great too, and Plexidor certainly does. Have a look:

Plexidor Photo

Now your dog can come and go as often as you would like to allow. With the locking feature, you can control when your pet uses the door, and you can also keep neighborhood pets (and pests) from coming in. The sleek design, which features doors that open out from the sides, means the door is more energy efficient and you won’t need replacement flaps.

Like I said, we didn’t get a chance to try one out ourselves, but there are some fantastic bloggers that did!
Check out the review at Libby’s Library, she even has some tips for helping “scaredy dogs” get used to using the door. Also, be sure to read Kimberly’s review at Keep the Tail Wagging, she had a very compelling reason to want this new dog door! And last, but not least, be sure to read about how this dog door helped a mini pig! That’s right friends, a MINI PIG DOOR! They all talk about the installation and what it is like to use the door, which is very helpful information.

And of course, it’s always fun to see the door in action, especially when it’s in an adorable video like this one! Thanks to Frankie I am a Lover Not a Fighter! for the “pawesome” demonstration!

To learn more, and find out how to get your own door, be sure to visit the Plexidor website. The website is jam packed full of information and can help you to pick the best door for your pet.

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