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You’ve Got Mail! #SayItWithMilkBone

downloadOne of the most fun parts about Valentine’s Day, besides celebrating the ones you love, is getting Valentines cards.

When I was little we used to make our own  “mailboxes” so our classmates could put cards in them when February 14th arrived. It was such a fun time of the year creating “mailboxes” and putting together cards to give out.

Now that I’m an adult, my Valentines usually come in the grown up mailbox, but that doesn’t make it any less fun!

But why should we humans have all the fun?

We love our dogs, shouldn’t they get a special treat on the day we celebrate love too? Why not make a Valentine’s Day mailbox for your special furry friend?


Fun, inexpensive, and easy to make, this Valentine’s Day mailbox for your dog is sure to be a hit with humans and dogs alike! Filled with Milk-Bone Dog Snacks, your dog will be even more excited than they are when the regular mailman arrives!


To make the mailbox you will need the following things:

  • Cardboard mailbox from a craft store
  • Valentine’s Day themed paper for the base
  • Embellishments. I used heart doilies, shiny heart stickers, heart glitter tape, rhinestone paw stickers, and a rhinestone ‘B’ for Baby (our dog’s name).
  • Tissue paper.
  • Glue, Mod Podge, tape.
  • Photo or photos of your dog.
  • Scissors.
  • Milk-Bone Dog Snacks

The first thing that I did was to remove the mailbox flag, and then trace the flag, doors and box onto the Valentine papers that were going to cover the box. I then cut out the papers so I could have all my pieces ready for gluing to the mailbox. An alternative would be to paint the box first, and then embellish it when the paint is dry. I liked the idea of having different patterns peeking through, so paper was my choice. Get as close as you can to the edges, but don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be perfect.



Once it is covered with the base of paper (or paint), the fun part starts! Embellish it to your hearts content! I wanted to make sure that everyone knew that this mailbox was for Baby. What better way of doing that than having her photo on the box. I also found a rhinestone ‘B’ to put on the front.

I attached red heart doilies using a glue stick and some Mod Podge over the top. Once they were dry I added the stickers and the glitter sticker tape. When everything was done, I packed the inside with some heart print tissue paper and plenty of Milk Bone dog snacks! As you can see, it’s pretty cute. Don’t forget to put the mailbox flag back on so your pooch will know that they have mail!


From now until February 13th Milk-Bone is giving away fabulous prizes! If you find a red colored Milk Bone with the word LOVE on it in your box you’ll win a year supply of Milk-Bone dog snacks (qualifying boxes are specially marked). You can also enter online for your chance to win a year supply of Milk-Bone dog snacks.

See other fun ways to Say It With Milkbone:

This post is sponsored by Milk-Bone on behalf of the BlogPaws Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about The Say It with Milk-Bone Campaign, but 4 The Love of Animal only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Milk-Bone is not responsible for the content of this article.

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Our Pawliday Picks for 2013

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And of course we wanted to help you in case you had any last minute shopping to do for the animal lover in your life. So, without further ado, here are our Pawliday Picks for 2013!

Pawliday Picks

1. Schmitty The Weather Dog! This adorable book combines a cute Yorkie with science. The illustrations are great, and the story is perfect for kids of all ages. Schmitty, the star of the book, is a real Yorkie who does the weather with Ron Trotta. Be sure to check out their YouTube channel to see them in action.

2. Santa Hamster. Yes, an hamster wearing a Santa hat! Could it be much cuter? Well actually no, but you can find this and other adorable animal themed goodies in the Bubble Dog Etsy shop. Oh, FYI, I bought myself this hamster pillow for a pre-Christmas gift and it is even more adorable in person.

3. Rescue Chocolate. For the chocolate lover in your life, Rescue Chocolate is the perfect gift! Not only is the chocolate delicious, it also helps animals in need. As the name suggests, they support animal rescues. They have quiet a variety of flavors that are sure to please anyone on your list.

4. The PawNosh Pet Bowl. Made of recycled glass, this bowl is more than just gorgeous. It’s heavy and will last a lifetime. Not only that, it is made in the USA. Yes it is a bit more expensive than your average pet bowl, but this is not your average pet bowl. Did you know that this bowl started as a Kickstarter project? That product was fully funded, and now you can order bowls via their website.

5. Holiday Toys from PetSmart. We got these two adorable toys from PetSmart (they provided them to us for our review) and Baby has loved them ever since they arrived. They are from the Martha Stewart line and are specifically made for dogs who love a little comfort. Snugly and soft, they are perfect for the anxious dog who wants a bit of security. They are also super cute! They have a wide variety of toys for dogs and cats (and even smaller animals can join the fun).

6. The Wrapping Dog Scarf. This is on my personal holiday wishlist. It’s cute. It’s functional. Oh, and did I mention that it comes from Shop For Shelters? Feel great about buying this gift because part of the money will help shelter pets in need. It is also made in the USA, which I love.

And may we suggest some fun titles from the Cartoon Network, so you can stay warm and cozy indoors with your pet! Our pup Baby loves to watch Cartoon Network (seriously, when it’s on she can’t stop looking at it), so we think these are a great fit for people and pets!

Cartoon Network Titles

Our picks: Adventure Time: The Complete First Season, Adventure Time: The Complete Second Season,
Regular Show: The Complete First and Second Season, Adventure Time: Jake the Dad, and of course, Robot Chicken: Season 6! Find these and other great Cartoon Network Shows titles on Amazon.

We hope our picks help make your “Pawlidays” bright! Enjoy!

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Pawliday Giveaway for Small Dogs #PetSmart

We have some adorable goodies to share with a lucky small dog today.


PetSmart has a full line of holiday items for your pet (they even have things for fish and guinea pigs!). The items in the photo come from the Disney line and are simply adorable. The sweater and the tee are both size small, perfect for a small dog or puppy. The toy squeaks too.

We want to send this to one lucky reader to help make your holidays a bit cuter (and to help your pup stay warm)! To enter simply leave a comment on this post before midnight on December 8th, 2013. We will ship these to any country.

Good luck!

*Thanks to PetSmart for providing the items for this giveaway.

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