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Rescue Dogs The Movie, photo contest

Rescue Dogs the Movie is having a photo contest! They want to hear all about your rescue dog stories. The movie stars REAL rescue animals. We are also excited to share that the movie premiere will involve charities around the US to organize animal adoptions at the premiere.

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The contest starts today, so be sure to head over to their Facebook page to enter!

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Custom Dog Collar giveaway from If It Barks

We have an awesome giveaway for you from If It Barks. If It Barks makes custom, handcrafted dog collars and leashes that show off your dog’s uniqueness and gives them a style all their own. You select the fabric, buckle and width, and we send you a high quality dog collar and/or leash that’s comfortable, durable, and built to last.

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We love If It Barks, and think you will too! Their products are made just for your dog, with your dog’s specifications. We also love that they are based in the USA, and that by shopping at If It Barks we are supporting small business.

The current product line includes dog collars, leashes, and dog walking accessories. Their specialty is martingale collars for their fit and function, but each design is also offered as a side release buckle collar, with (optional) coordinating leash options. And they are super stylish!

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One lucky reader will get their choice of custom collar. The winner will get to choose everything about the collar to make it just right for their favorite pup (size, color, design, etc.). This giveaway is open worldwide. Enter using the form below:

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Thanks to If It Barks for providing the prize for this giveaway.

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Free dog toy offer at Life is Good

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Free Dog Toy with any Pet Purchase of $30 or More! Enter code DOGBONE at checkout. Offer runs 6/24 – 8/26.

They have some adorable dog sweaters, and really nice dog beds! Be sure to check it out before the offer expires. Oh, and they also have some of my favorite tees too (and other great stuff for humans).

*This is not a sponsored post, but it does contain an affiliate link, which means when you shop through our link you help support our site.*

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Dog boxes help homeless and struggling dog owners

Homeless and struggling dog owners in Bristol are set to get some additional support from August, with an innovative new business that gives out free ‘dog boxes’ to those in need.

A Hound Haus volunteer met Mark and his dog Brian while out and about in Bristol.
A Hound Haus volunteer met Mark and his dog Brian while out and about in Bristol.

The Hound Haus is a subscription service that allows customers around the UK to receive a monthly box of dog goodies; the company then uses the profits to produce and distribute free boxes to struggling or homeless owners.

A sample box that is available for the public to buy.
A sample box that is available for the public to buy.

The free boxes contain food, blankets, leads, bowls, flea and worming products as well as treats, chews and toys and will be distributed weekly throughout Bristol.

The boxes are an important aid to struggling or homeless owners as it gives owners the confidence that their dogs are being cared for and lets them concentrate on their on other struggles be it employment, financial difficulties, disability or something else.

The aim is to support owners to prevent more dogs from ending up in shelters. With as many as 200 dogs a day being abandoned or given over to shelters around the UK, The Hound Haus aim to help the dogs, the owners and in turn reduce the demands on animal shelters.

The Hound Haus are also starting a free dog walking service that aims to help homeless or struggling owners who may be suffering with depression or anxiety to get out and about with their dogs.

The Hound Haus is run by Verity Jones, a young Bristolian entrepreneur, who has help from friends and family volunteers to get all the boxes out and dogs walked. She said:

“I have always loved dogs and have been working with homeless people for a while when I decided there needed to be a service that helped struggling owners out. Dogs are so rewarding and can be so much more than a pet to many people so to be able to help people and dogs to live a better life is an important job.”

“There are sometimes some negative responses around homeless people owning dogs, but there are many of unfortunate reasons why someone may end up homeless, and keeping a beloved pet can mean a number of things. For the dogs; it keeps them out of kennels and away from the stress that separation can cause. For the owners, dogs can be a great sense of comfort, safety and companionship for someone suffering homelessness, depressions or a stressful situation.”

All information for either the public wanting to buy boxes or homeless or struggling owners seeking free boxes is available in their website: www.thehoundhaus.com.

We think this is a great initiative and are happy to help spread the word! Please share this post if you can.

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Print your pet photos, or lose them.

We all love taking photos of our pets, and who can blame us?! They are so adorable, and with our cell phones and digital cameras we can click to our heart’s content. But what happens if the cloud goes away, or thumb drives become obsolete? Do you remember floppy discs? Chances are you don’t have anyway to get files off of old technology like that.

It’s easy in the digital age to forget that there is a real possibility of losing your favorite pet photos. Even a hard drive crash could wipe them out. Luckily there is a way to save our favorite pet (and other) photos. Print them out!

When I was looking for a fun and easy way to print my photos I came across the this printer . I got very excited about it, bought it, and have loved using it ever since. What’s cool about this particular printer is that it is made to print right from your phone (via a free app)!

The prints are little, but amazing in color and sharpness. The printer uses ZINK Paper, which means there is no ink to worry about. This isn’t a mini ink jet printer, this is creating a true photo print. It is a very cool little gadget.

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Of course, if you don’t want to print them yourself there are a lot of great options. You can get photos printed a lot of places online, you can even get 50 Free Shutterfly Prints here. I like all the options at Shutterfly for things beyond just prints too, you can make a lot of fun gifts. Imagine your darling pet on a mug, or even a blanket!

Another place that I like is Persnickety Prints because they use the true photo printing technology like my little printer. They also have some fun options for those of us who love Instagram (and what pet owner doesn’t love that app)! Just order online and they send your photos right to your home.

No matter how you choose to do it, just be sure you do something. You don’t want to lose your fun pet photos just because technology changes!

*This post isn’t sponsored, I just wanted to share. It does contain affiliate links, which if you shop through helps support this site.*

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