Giveaway: Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You

The holiday season is almost upon us, and we are excited that we get to give a copy of this Christmas movie to one lucky reader! This is a very cute film, and perfect for younger kids who love dogs. Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You is debuting on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On Demand on November 14, 2017.

When Little Mariah sees a darling little puppy named “Princess” at the pet store, she suddenly knows exactly what she wants for Christmas. Before her Christmas wish can come true, she must prove that she can dog-sit her uncle’s dog, Jack, a scraggly rascal; in fact, the worst dog in the county! Jack turns Mariah and her family’s perfect holiday preparations upside down in hilarious ways. It wasn’t exactly the Christmas she wished for…it was more than she ever wanted. Based on the iconic Christmas song and popular illustrated book of the same name, Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You featuring Mariah’s music and narration will be a family favorite for years to come.

Showcasing stunning visuals in beautifully realized CGI animation, the film showcases songs from Mariah Carey’s immense discography including the iconic song All I Want for Christmas is You, along with two more of the pop queen’s holiday classics Miss You Most (At Christmas Time) and Christmas Time Is In The Air.

Joining Mariah Carey is an extraordinarily talented, dynamic and lovable voice cast including Breanna Yde (“School of Rock,” “The Haunted Hathaways”) as little Mariah; Henry Winkler (“Happy Days,” “Royal Pains”) as Grandpa Bill; Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls, “Party of Five”) as Mariah’s mother Penelope; and Phil Morris (“Smallville,” “Seinfeld”) as Mariah’s father Bud; along with Laya Hayes (“Doc McStuffins,” Sister Code) as Mariah’s friend Vicky and Keiko Agena (“Gilmore Girls,” Transformers: Dark of the Moon) as the pet adoption facilitator Emiko.

One lucky reader will win a copy, to enter please use the form below. This is open to those in the USA. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond otherwise a new winner will be chosen.

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Arthur The Dog Who Crossed the Jungle to Find a Home

I was provided a copy of the book Arthur for my review, and the publisher is providing copies for our giveaway.

Do you remember the news story not so long ago about a plucky little dog who joined a team of extreme racers in the jungle? The little dog joined them along the crazy terrain, even jumping in after them during a section of the race that required a kayak! Well, you may already know what happened, but this book tells the full story about the little dog named Arthur who traveled more than 100 miles to find a new home.

Even knowing the story ends happily (you know this right from the start of the book), there were still moments when I worried about the outcome and what would become of this brave dog! The story of Arthur takes us into the world of adventure racing, which is a grueling, body punishing, world!

Mikael Lindnord is the captain of a Swedish racing team on a 435 mile race through the jungles and mountains of South America. One afternoon while they are at a check point he sees a scruffy, but oddly calm and peaceful looking, dog. Little did he know this pup would adopt him as his own and follow along the rest of their journey.

Mikael decided he would save the dog, now named Arthur, and bring home to Sweden, whatever it took. It wasn’t going to be easy though! Making through the jungle was just the beginning!

A super fun and interesting read, Arthur is a story that once again shows the bond between dogs and people. If the story captivated you and made you smile when you first read about it online, you will want to read the full story!

Luckily, we have 3 copies to give away to our readers. This giveaway is open to those in the USA and Canada. The book releases today if you would like to order your own copy, you can do so here.

To enter for a chance at a copy, please use the form below. Thanks, and good luck!

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Now Casting for Finding Fido

Let our expert, Seth Casteel, help match the perfect fur baby with you! From the producers of My Cat From Hell comes the second season of Finding Fido.

Looking for dog lovers ages 18+ living in the Southern California area who are ready to adopt this summer.

Please email: FindingFidoSeason2@gmail.com

Include the following information:
Name, contact number, 2-3 recent photos, a brief bio of you and/or your family and why you are ready to adopt now.

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Preparing Pets for Hurricanes

Too many times we see pets abandoned during weather-related disasters and with yet another Hurricane possibly headed our way (Irma), Petplan pet insurance wants to remind responsible pet parents to be aware of these simple tips to keep their pets safe and sound.

The Basics

Before the Storm: Keep calm and prepare. Pets can sense barometric pressure changes, so ease worry by speaking in a reassuring voice and distracting pets with games, toys and natural calming remedies.

In the Thick of It: Take shelter and keep pets inside—do not let them out in your yard off-leash! Stock up on puppy pads for an indoor bathroom solution. If you evacuate, make sure your dogs have ID tags and cats are in crates.

Aftermath: Proceed with caution. Pets can become injured or ill from breathing toxic generator fumes, drinking dirty water or eating spoiled food.

Hurricane Evacuation Kit Checklist for Pets (click here for info on each item)

  • Pet carrier
  • Medication for two weeks
  • Food and water for one week
  • Two slip leashes
  • Printed and electronic copies of medical history
  • Identification and contact information
  • Take a photo of your pet before you leave your home
  • Litter, piddle pads and trash bags
  • Shampoo, brush, towels
  • Plenty of patience

No one plans on a natural disaster disrupting his or her lives. What you can prepare for is how you’ll respond when the crisis occurs. Good luck, be safe, and may we all be pet-prepared should disaster strike.

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