The days are ticking by, and the holidays are upon us! I hope you all are having a fabulous season so far, and that all in your family are happy and healthy. The Pet Show this week is so fun, and absolutely LOADED with goodies for your furry family members, and the not-so-furry ones, as well!
PetSmart makes their first appearance on the show to tell us about how you can get some really fun goodies for the pets and pet lovers on your holiday shopping list, and do a little good at the same time! PetSmart Charities has some of the most adorable stuffed squeaker toys that are only $5 and help to support their mission of a loving home for every homeless pet. If you have more of a 'rocker dog,' check out their Bret Michaels line of doggie accessories, or for 'Martha Stewart' pet lovers, they've got lots of "good things."
Pat Bettendorff joins us via Skype to talk about his book "Ruby's Tale." Ruby is Pat's beautiful little PitBull Terrier who was rescued from a life on the streets, and ended up in Hollywood via the First Class cabin. She's truly an inspiring pup, and her story is a great example of how a rough beginning doesn't have to determine who you are for the rest of your life.
Our Holiday Giveaway this week is HUGE, and geared towards you "Chic Doggie" lovers out there! Valued at over $700, you've even got a choice of what you can win! Check out the description and contest rules below!Finally, our Adorable Adoptable this week comes to us from Prince William SPCA. He's an incredibly cute 7-month old Belgian Malinois-mix who has such a fun and funky little personality! And boy, did he ever enjoy his little gift from the PetSmart folks (as did PapaDawg)!
"Chic Doggie" Giveaway - valued at over $700! (Click here for contest rules)
Xenotees Cat Nap and Dog Nap pillowcases are a super cute, and super soft way to show you care for the pet lovers in your life. Priced at only $32, these affordable pillowcases are made from 100% cotton and are hand-screened with eco-friendly water-based ink. Stylish, and eco-conscious - a win/win!
A selection of Prestiche products will keep you smelling and looking great this holiday season! This high-end line of body and beauty products are made with the highest quality, all-natural ingredients hand-selected at the pinnacle of perfection by seasoned botanists, herbalists and cosmetic gurus. You'll be taking home 3 handmade soaps priced between $16.49 and $19.49 each, a jar of their amazing Crème de la Crème priced at $49.99, and even a jar of their premiere product, Prestiche Wonder Polish priced at $59.99!
The Merci has some of the cutest pet-themed notecards you've ever seen! Made of environmentally friendly papers, printed with eco-conscious inks, and assembled by hand, these little cards are not only kind to the Earth, but are sure to please the most chic of pet lovers! A set of 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs per box) are yours for $17.50.
LoveIsARose.com has TONS of customizable gifts on their website for everyone on your shopping list, with everything from real roses dipped in gold or platinum, to personalized Christmas ornaments or plush animals. For the chic pet lovers on your list, we've got a choice of breeds for you of 14kt gold plated charms ($49.95), fine sterling silver charms ($29.95) or sterling silver pins ($29.95). Whoever wins our prize will get to choose from a selection of breeds and styles!
Ever wanted to match your chic pup to your chic self (or your kids)? Accessory Connectz is a mom-invented patent-pending product that lets you customize your pets' collar and match your accessories to hers! Totally affordable (priced between $3.49 and $7.99) and cute as can be, a selection of attachable hair bows, broaches, clips and pins interchange with the collars!
Got a shedding pet in your house? Furminator has the answer! The Furminator is one of my absolute favorite products that allows you to remove the unwanted hair from your pet (without damaging their coat) before it ends up on your floor or furniture! They've expanded their line to include a Furminator for every size of dog, whether long or short haired, cats, small mammals (like ferrets, hamsters, etc) and even horses! Priced between $35.99 and $73.99, there's a price and a Furminator to fit your needs!
Cake pops are all the rage with the kiddos these days, and the pups don't want to be left out! Bubba Rose Bakery uses all natural organic ingredients and are wheat, corn and soy free. Baked in small batches and made on their premises in New Jersey, Bubba Rose ships nationwide and guarantees freshness. We're going to send you home with a couple of their famous treat pops valued at $13.99.
Poochi & Toutou Size 3 raincoat for small dog - $20 - these 2-piece raincoats come in 5 sizes and provide full coverage of the belly, keeping the tummy clean from mud and other debris that can accumulate during a rainy walk. The raincoats also have removable and adjustable "pants," a hoodie and reflective safety stripes to make your pup easier to spot on a dark, rainy day. You'll also go home with one of their incredibly adorable backpacks for your pup (comes with a matching leash)! This hot pink polka-dotted backpack priced at $25.99 is not only really handy, but could NOT be cuter. Seriously.
BlueBlood Living leads ($44), collars ($36) - these very fashionable leads and collars are made in San Francisco and come in a variety of sizes and designs, including my favorite, the faux 'leather' collars which are truly animal-FRIENDLY. They also have a lovely selection of beds on their website, check them out!
JP Pets PetCare - 3 Pack ($28.99), Brush, collapsible water bowl, bandana ($20) - John Paul Mitchell, creator of the Paul Mitchell haircare line, has a full line of pet care products now that have only been tested on humans! This company was a true pioneer in the cruelty-free beauty movement. From shampoos, conditioners, ear/eye/body/paw/tooth/gum wipes, to waterless foam shampoos, they've got everything you need to keep your pups and kitties smelling clean and fresh.
Hate to walk around with a bag full of 'poo' in your hand while you're out with your pup? The people at "Poopie Purse" are betting that you do! At $29.99, this cute little zebra-striped bag will keep you looking cute even if you have a little 'yard bomb' on board. Oh, and order online with the promo code "Dr. Katy" and you'll receive a Replaceable Lining Sample Package FREE with any handbag or duffle purchase.
Bedol Water Clock - a pink "Wink" $35.00 - These eco-friendly clocks run on the power of WATER, that's right, H2O. So cool! No batteries or electricity required to keep you running on time, this innovative product is the brainchild of Mark Bedol. Not only is this an incredible feat of engineering, it'll be a conversation piece in your house for years to come.
Peet's Coffee & Tea is an incredible company that truly believes in social, environmental and economic sustainability. You can win a sampler of their holiday blends that will delight the senses. Bag of coffee $16.95, tea tins $11.95 each, and a box of teas $6.95.
Sigg Water Bottle - $18.95 - Sigg is a progressively thinking, environmentally conscious company whose mission it is to end the pollution of countless plastic bottles going into our oceans and rain forests every day. These reusable drink bottles are not only functional, but come in a variety of designs and are sure to please the 'tree-hugger' on your Christmas list.
And finally, you'll receive a One-Year Membership to the Virginia-Maryland Dog Magazine -$18.95 - Virginia-Maryland Dog Magazine is a great friend of The Pet Show, and stay tuned for our PetShow/VaMdDog Calendar coming soon to the blog! This magazine is not your grandma's doggie mag! By providing serious health, wellness and community information, this is truly a standout publication.