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The MUTTS Winter Diaries

We were compensated to share about this adorable new book, but as always, we only share things we think our readers will love. Be sure to scroll to the bottom for a fun giveaway!

The MUTTS Winter Diaries

The treasured characters in the MUTTS comics have a special charm to kids and adults of all ages. The friendship, warmth, and humor between characters that are seemingly unlikely matches create a special dynamic that will warm your heart. The graphic novel style collection of the MUTTS diaries introduces some of the cast members through a variety of their most popular comic strips.

With winter on the way, there could not have been a better time to open up this book, so I was very excited to get my hands on a copy of The Mutts Winter Diaries, the second Mutts collection for kids! If you are a fan of MUTTS, you will love this collection. It, of course, has all of our favorite characters – Shtinky Puddin’, Sourpuss, Guard Dog, Bip and Bop, and even Crabby. The strips that McDonnell uses for this collection are quirky and thought provoking, perfect for inspiring children to care for animals and their environment.

The MUTTS comic

Patrick McDonnell created the comic strip MUTTS, which now appears in over 700 newspapers in 20 countries. MUTTS has been described by Peanuts creator Charles Schulz as “One of the best comic strips of all time.” McDonnell has received numerous awards for this strip, including the National Cartoonists Society’s highest honor, The Reuben, for Cartoonist of the Year.

MUTTS also won awards for its environmental and animal advocacy: two Genesis Awards from The Ark Trust, The HSUS Hollywood Genesis Award for Ongoing Commitment, the PETA Humanitarian Award, and a Sierra Club award, all for good reason. We love the awareness the author brings to shelter animals and animals that are tied up outdoors. It is such a great life lesson and the MUTTS diaries make it an easy transition into teaching our kids about how to treat animals.

McDonnell’s website,, promotes his animal- and earth-friendly philosophy. Consistent with McDonnell’s concern for the environment, all of the MUTTS books are printed on recycled paper. So not only do you get a great, heart-warming book, but you get to feel great about it too!

We think that you will love The Mutts Winter Diaries as much as we did, and we want to give you a chance to get your very own copy of the book, as well as a special Comics sleepshirt. To coincide with the release of the new book, The Mutts Winter Diaries, Richard Leeds International has designed a cozy nightshirt to give you the sweetest of dreams.


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Born Free USA’s “Pets Go Wild for Wildlife” Photo Contest

Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, has announced its “Pets Go Wild for Wildlife” photo contest, seeking photos of furry family members acting “wild”: running like a cheetah, swimming like an orca, leaping like a gazelle, pouncing like a fox… or just going “wild” in general.


According to Adam M. Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA and the Born Free Foundation, “We work to keep wildlife in the wild – but all of us at Born Free also love our dogs and cats and know that our supporters and the public do too. We thought this would be a fun, creative way to celebrate all animals and share their antics with terrific photos.  Also, by noticing and capturing the moments your dog or cat acts ‘wild,’ we hope you will consider the connection between domestic animals and wild animals. Your cat and the big cats in the jungle. Your dog and the majestic wolf.  They are not all that different, and they all deserve our compassion.”

Entrants can submit as many photos as they would like. The contest is open to dogs and cats only. The three photos with the most votes receive prizes. First place prize is the winner’s choice between an iPad or an Apple Watch. Prizes will also be awarded for the top voted dog, top voted cat, most “promotes” through the contest site, and Born Free USA staff favorite. An entrant can only win for one category.  The fee to enter is $10 per photo entry and $1 per vote to participate in the contest.  Each contribution helps Born Free USA raise needed funds to continue life-saving work for wildlife around the globe.   Contest DEADLINE is September 25, 2015 at 12 Noon ET.

Born Free USA is a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation. Through litigation, legislation, and public education, Born Free USA leads vital campaigns against animals in entertainment, exotic “pets,” trapping and fur, and the destructive international wildlife trade. Born Free USA brings to North America the message of “compassionate conservation”—the vision of the United Kingdom-based Born Free Foundation, established in 1984 by Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna, stars of the iconic film Born Free, along with their son, Will Travers. Born Free’s mission is to end suffering of wild animals in captivity, conserve threatened and endangered species, and encourage compassionate conservation globally. More at;; and

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Pure Love for Pets Purina Prize Package Instant Win Game

This post is sponsored by Purina. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the Purina Pure Love for Pets Prize Package Instant Win Game, but 4 the Love of Animals only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers.

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Hands up if you love getting surprise goodies at your door! I know I sure do! And if you do too, imagine the fun your pet will have opening their prize packages from the Purina Prize Package Instant Win Game! Act fast – the Instant Win game and coupons are only available through August 12, 2015!

We also get to giveaway a fun prize pack for dogs to one lucky reader! You can enter our giveaway below for another chance to win a Purina Prize Package (prizes will be for dogs).

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Visit to play for your chance to win a Purina Prize Package for your dog or cat and get valuable coupons too! Don’t forget, the fun ends on August 12th, so hurry over!


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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.

Handmade custom dog collars

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!


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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Ethical History Museum Giveaway

handpainted mouse broochI’m excited to share this fun giveaway with you! We recently fell in love with the adorable hand painted animals from Ethical History Museum. Each piece is hand painted and hand cut by artist Natalie Hough. All the wooden animal jewelry is made with recycled wood too!

We also love that Natalie gives 15% of the money she makes to animal charities (Riverside Animal Centre in London at the moment). She has offered one lucky reader their choice of anything from her shop. The giveaway is open worldwide too!

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Which of the lovely animals in her shop would you choose if you won? I know I would have a hard time deciding! I especially like the mouse, the goldfish, and the squirrel.

handpainted goldfish brooch

Thanks for hosting a giveaway with us Natalie, and for donating to animal charities!

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