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#KeepItFresh with Febreze Air Purifier

Febreze_logo_TMThis post is sponsored by Febreze ™Air Purifiers and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping Febreze Air Purifiers but 4 The Love of Animals only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Febreze Air Purifiers is not responsible for the content of this article.

We have really put the Febreze Air Purifier to the test this past month. Thanks to the fires burning in all the states around us our air has been awful, both inside and out. Imagine always smelling a bit like campfire, or BBQ. Add other household smells to the mix and you have the perfect recipe for a stinky house. The smoke was a bigger concern though, since I have asthma I was worried about our indoor air. Luckily this product works at clearing the air, not just covering it up!


The HEPA-Type air purifier removes up to 99% of air pollutants in the room, so it isn’t just a household odor reducer, it is also a household dust reducer. This is especially helpful if you have pets that create a lot of dander.


Not only does it work great, but with the different settings you can get a fresh scent exactly the way you want it! We aren’t huge on strong scents, so we ended up keeping the scent level on the lowest setting. This way we got just enough of a scent to be able to smell a little, but not so much that it was all you could smell. It smelled fresh without smelling fake. You could run it without a smell cartridge too if you don’t want any kind of scent, but we found that having a little scent was quiet nice.


Actually, I’m hoping that they will make more scents available some day. I can imagine different scents for the seasons, and of course I would love a vanilla scent. Right now the scent that comes with it is linen & sky, which is nice and clean smelling. There is one other scent available called spring & renewal. Replacement cartridges are easy to install, as is the filter.

We put ours in the main room of our home, it’s the first room guests enter so we wanted it there to make a great impression. The first floor of our home is somewhat small, so we can actually get the benefit of the air purifier throughout the entire first floor. It’s so nice to walk into the house and have it smell fresh.


I also love that the unit reminds you when to replace the filter and scent. So helpful not to have to remember yourself or wonder if it’s the right time.

Buy your own here, they come in three different sizes for different rooms. I’m already thinking of adding another to our home. We have really loved the Febreze Air Purifier, and would recommend it to anyone who is worried about pet odors and other odors in their homes.

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Freshen your home with Febreze Air Purifier #KeepItFresh

This post is sponsored by Febreze™ Air Purifiers and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping Febreze Air Purifiers but 4 The Love of Animals only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Febreze Air Purifiers is not responsible for the content of this article.


Anyone living with pets knows that sometimes the air in your home can get stinky. Have you ever had a pet ferret? They are absolutely adorable, great pets, but oh so smelly! I sure wish this had been around when our sweet little ferret was alive, it would have made a big difference!

Even homes without pets can suffer from stale air, dust and dander, and other odors that make things less than pleasant (ever burn your dinner?). My husband and I always worry about what guests will smell when they come to our house because our home just doesn’t get good air flow, even though we keep it clean!

Luckily the new Febreze™ Air Purifier doesn’t just mask odors, it actually cleans the air! It is also a household dust reducer!


This is a nifty little machine friends! The HEPA-Type filter removes up to 99% of air pollutants, meaning that your air is actually getting clean and fresh, not just covered up. It also comes with a scent cartridge so you can add a nice scent to the air too though! It includes 1 Febreze linen & sky™ scent cartridge, which lasts up to 30 days. And of course you can buy replacement cartridges and filters easily when the time comes.

Febreze Air Purifier

I liked that there are 3 air-cleaning levels and a scent control dial. I’m not huge on scents, so I kept that part set on low and turned the cleaning dial all the way up! It made a big difference in our home, I could tell the room smelled fresher after running it the first time. I decided to put the Febreze™ Air Purifier in our living room so the air would smell fresh when people came over to visit. Our living room is also close to the kitchen, so it was nice to clean up cooking odors too!

Febreze Air Purifier scent area

The scent cartridge is easy to put in, as is the filter. As you can see, the scent cartridge slides in on top. If you wanted to change scents for different occasions it would be really simple to do so!

Some of the great features:

  • Automatic filter and scent replacement reminders
  • ENERGY STAR® qualified
  • Scent and fan controls
  • Easy to replace filters and scents
  • Available in 3 sizes: Tabletop, Mini Tower, Tower to meet room size needs.

Febreze Air Purifier

Here is a great video with great tips for pets from Febreze:

We have been really happy so far with the level of freshness it has added to our home. It runs quietly too, which is important if you are placing it in a room that gets used a lot like we did. I also really like how light it is, I can easily move it to other spaces if needed. It’s so great for homes with pets, and those without too!

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101 Dalmatians is out of the vault!

101 DalmationsFor the first time, the original classic 101 Dalmatians is now on Blu-Ray! I was really excited to get a chance to revisit an old childhood favorite, and it was even cuter than I remembered.

It releases tomorrow, February 10th, 2015, so be sure to get your paws on a copy!

Did you know that Walt Disney based the movie on the novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith? Seems that all great movies come from books, doesn’t it? And the adventures of Pongo and Perdita, and all of their puppies, is sure to capture the hearts of animal lovers both young and old.

101 Dalmatians: Diamond Edition comes with 2 disc Blu-ray, the DVD, and the digital so you can watch on a variety of devices. And it looks amazing too! You wouldn’t guess that the film was from 1961!

Lots of fun extra features too! Remember, Disney special releases like this only happen for a short time, so be sure to snag your copy while you can.

*We received a copy of 101 Dalmatians: Diamond Edition in exchange for our review.*

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Dancing Party Animals

Dancing Party AnimalsDancing Party Animals are cute dancing animals (with a speaker) that connect to your favorite music playing device! Plug in your music, and watch them start to move and groove. They will dance until the music stops.

They have a lot of fun animals to choose from. We were sent a dancing cat and a dancing dog. One alone is a lot of fun, but watching them dance together was even more fun! We used a splitter to hook them both up to the same iPod! It was fun when they would do the same move at the same time. I tried to catch it on video:

They come with the audio cable so you can get started right away! They don’t come with batteries, but only take 3 AA. You can also use a power adapter (not included) if you don’t want to use batteries.

The sound isn’t bad for a little speaker. Of course the real fun is watching them boogie to the beat. And if you just want to listen to music through the speaker, you can do that too! Just turn the dance function off.

They would make a fun gift for a young animal lover!

*We were provided with Dancing Party Animals in exchange for our review.*

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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.


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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