Fa-La-La-La FUN Freebies!

by DFS-Pet-Blog on November 16, 2010

Fa-la-la-la Fun

Somebody told us that there are lots of cats and dogs who have been very good this year, and we’re helping some of those pets get some extra goodies this holiday season!

Each week a featured product will be given away to lucky followers throughout that week. The Drs. Foster & Smith social media team will present you with items their pets have deemed as favorites.
Keep watch on our social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, and Pet Blog) and you’ll have chances for some Fa-la-la-la Fun!

Week of 12/13/2010: Your Choice!

The lucky recipient this week get to choose the freebie of their choice! Choose from any of the 4 previously featured products, all described in this post. Like always, watch our social media outlets to see how you can get a chance to win!

Sweet-Potato-Treats Da Bird Cat/Small Pet Toy Kodiak Dog Coat Skinneez Dog/Cat/Ferret Toy

Winner: Trena B.

Skinneez Dog Toy

Week of 12/6/2010: Win a Skinneez Dog Toy!
(By Jackie and her dogs, Murphy, Baxter & Beau.)

The Skinneez Stuffing Free toys are a favorite in our household. We have three dogs ranging in size from 10lbs to 75lbs, and there is a Skinneez suitable for all of the dogs. The mini Skinneez are just right for my two little dogs, while the jumbo Skinneez are suitable for my big dog.

My dogs are notorious for shredding everything from paper to stuffed animals, so you could say my favorite thing about the toys is the lack of stuffing. What do my dogs love about it? Well what don’t they love?!? They love the squeakers in the toy, and will walk around the house content just chomping away so they can hear the squeak sound. They also love playing tug-o-war with each other. All three dogs will even play with one of the big toys.

The last thing they and I love about Skinneez is the variety. You can get mini Skinneez, regular or jumbo Skinneez, all sorts of different creatures, and even ones that have water bottles inside. My dogs love the crackle of the water bottle, and I love that the toy is eco-friendly and gives me a chance to re-use my plastic bottles. I’m sure if you try the Skinneez, your dog will love them too.

Winners: Susan L., Beth B., Mary Beth R. and Erin G.

Kodiak Dog Coat

Week of 11/29/2010: A Kodiak Dog Coat
(By Jackie and her dogs, Murphy, Baxter & Beau.)

It’s that time of year. Time for snow and cold temperatures and time that we all need to start digging out our cold weather gear. So this year, not only did I get out my coat, but I’ve invested in coats for my dogs this year.

I had noticed as the temperatures dropped this fall, that they were making their trips outside quicker and running for the door faster. One of my smaller dogs would run for the hills (ok- under my bed) when it was time to go outside, as he hates cold that much. So, the matching Kodiak Coats for all of them it was. The coat is easy to put on, and they have gotten into routine with it each time we go outside. There is even a convenient slit in the coat so their leash can easily attach to their collar or harness underneath.

One of my favorite features of the coat is that it is waterproof and windproof, so if it is snowing or raining, it will keep your pet’s coat dry. As you can imagine, three dogs can get quite smelly when they get wet and roll on your carpet or try jumping onto furniture. These jackets also provide safety during walks as they have reflective ribbon on them. These coats are sturdy and machine washable, and surely worth the investment for your dog. Whether you are in extreme cold climates or experience a lot of rain, this coat could be great for you.

Coat Winners: Lisa S., Debra B., and Christine V.

Week of 11/22/2010: Da Bird Cat Toy!
(By Melissa and her cats, Cirrhi & Ritter.)

Da Bird is our cat’s most favorite toy. In fact, they are so addicted and crazy about it, we have to keep it stored away in a drawer. Anytime we walk in a 10 foot vicinity of said drawer, the cats coming running, meowing for us to get Da Bird out. It is often a difficult task to walk down the hallway near the precious Da Bird keeping drawer!

When we do get Da Bird out we have to be careful to get it out quickly, and off into the kitchen where there is plenty of room. Otherwise, injury to us may happen with cats trying to get Da Bird out of our hands. Once we are safely in the kitchen, all three cats take turns playing with it. Enjoy the video below of our Ocicats Cirrhi & Ritter playing with Da Bird: surely the best cat toy out there!

11/22/2010: Ashley A. & Jesse J.
11/23/2010: Alison E.


Week of 11/15/2010: 2-lb CONTAINER OF SWEET POTATO TREATS!
(By Ellen and her dog, Kobe.)

Sweet Potato Treats are one of Kobe’s tail-wagging, favorite dog treats. Their chewy texture is a nice change from traditional crunchy dog biscuits, and they are simply dehydrated sweet potatoes! Sweet Potato Treats come in different shapes, but I prefer the fries shape. They’re a good snack size, and cut easily for small, no-mess treats to use for trick training.

Watch my video and you’ll see how much Kobe likes these treats and the different ways I use them. (Hint: One of your chances to win these treats will involve a trivia question from this video!)

11/16/10: Sheryl J.
11/17/10: Michelle A.
11/18/10: Mary H., HollyLE and Shari.

For a chance to win featured products, follow the individual rules of the day that might be specified on the Drs. Foster & Smith Pet Blog or Facebook page. Limit: one of each featured item per person. No purchase is necessary to participate. You should be a legal resident of the United States and 18 years or older. Void where prohibited. Shipping to winner will be supplied by Drs. Foster and Smith. To see who won, go to http://www.dfs-pet-blog.com/2010/11/freebies/. Sponsor: Foster & Smith, Inc., P.O. Box 100, Rhinelander, WI 54501-0100. Employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Rosalie Massaro December 12, 2010 at 3:03 pm

My pet Ginger deserves a new Skinneez Toy because she is such a good Golden girl and loves to play tug-o-war. The first time I purchased a Skinneez for her was from the Drs. Foster and Smith website and as soon as I opened it she went crazy. Played with it so much.

Shayne December 12, 2010 at 3:15 pm

My dog, Pheebee, deserves a Skinneez toy because she is the best puppy in the world! She is a 1 year old Boston Terrier. She unexpectedly came into our family. After losing our dog, Tia, of almost 14 years, it was weird being a one dog family. Pheebee came into our lives about 4 months later. She has many of the same qualities and personalities as Tia. With her funny, playful, loving personality, she was able to help us with the healing process. She has also made our BT, Tobie (will be 12 on December 23rd!!) more active. Pheeb is the most playful and hyper dog I have ever seen. Her toys are her best friends, and she treats them all equally…destroying them all the same!! She often plays with 2 or 3 at a time! A Skinneez would be perfect for her because of the mess stuffing creates!

Joanne December 12, 2010 at 4:04 pm

My pet Toby deserves a Skinneeze toy because he had very little toys growing up. He was my foster dog, now I have adopted him. He was not taken care of with no shots and no love. His bad skin condition made him self conscious. Now he is getting allergy shots and looks and feels much better. He tolerates everything well, never complaining. That is why he deserves a new toy.

Cosette December 12, 2010 at 4:18 pm

My pet deserves a new Skinneez Toy because Klondike needs a baby, my baby needs a baby to care for !

Jeffrey December 12, 2010 at 4:19 pm

My pet deserves a new Skinneez Toy because Snow needs something to bite on besides his brother!

Pamela K December 12, 2010 at 5:20 pm

My pet deserves a new Skinneez Toy because she’s a Life Saver… Mine! One nite this past summer I wasI letting my 2 pups outside before bed at midnight, I was standing in the doorway watching them and in a split second I was flying to the ground, right on 2 cement patio brick steps landing on my patio made from decorative patio blocks which have cut-outs in them like a flower. I guess I had raised my arm to protect my face, but when I landed my elbow went right into a cut out hole… well part of my elbow. It hit it SO hard that I broke my arm. I had no idea it was that bad, but I couldn’t get up because I have problems with my knees and my Carlie Sue had run over to me before I even realized she was there. She’s a Shepard/Chow, and my protector… she stood like a statue and I was able to pull myself up almost on her. I had a little problem as it was midnight, I’m a widow and mostly live alone except for when one of my kids come to stay. It’s a rural area, my house is on a couple acres and I can’t see my neighbors house anywhere from my backyard. I could have laid there forever and no one would have heard me yelling for help. The bricks are so rough that even if I could have made it to my knees I couldn’t have crawled without cutting them up. Now I had only put the bricks down there because that area tends to get real muddy when it rains. The patio bricks were leftovers, so not knowing any better, I put them there and they had been fine. Guess I should have realized when I had to put a rug on the steps because my pups were having some trouble going up and down on the cut-outs. Of course AFTER I took my swan dive my son told me those weren’t the kind of bricks that go down for a patio, they are for flowerbeds. ( I also was scolded for not having my cellphone on me, and they didn’t buy my…. I was only on the porch story… turns out it was a humid night and the door frame strip even with the rubber in the center was damp and my gym shoe went right off and launched me.) I went into the house holding my elbow thinking I could probably put some butterfly bandaids on it, until I felt something very warm on my leg, it was the blood coming through my fingers that I was holding my elbow with; I knew I was in trouble then. I went to the sink, put my arm under running water, my sink turned instantly RED. I put paper towels on my arm and ran to the bathroom to look in the mirrow because I hadn’t been able to see the damage. With one glance all I saw was my own bone protuding from a huge hole in my arm. I knew I couldn’t drive, so I phoned my neighbor, she had just come home from a week long business trip, she came right over and drove me to the ER, where we spent the next 4 hours and then I spent the next 7 weeks on leave from work, and I ended up at my sister’s house being babysat. I don’t know what I would have done without my Carlie Sue, my Wonderful Neighbor and my only sibling to care for me! My daughter lives the closest to me, but its an hour away so checking on me constantly would have been impossible and my 3 sons are over 200 miles from me, and they get further away from there. Boy did I hear a few lectures right AFTER they asked if I was alright! Guess I deserved it though, it’s just a little difficult to be at the receiving end of the lecture for doing some thing careless. So if my story makes ANY sense at all, that’s why I believe my Carlie Sue is my life saver, and deserves a special toy! Thank You very much.

Suzanne Conrad December 12, 2010 at 6:13 pm

My furry children deserve a new skinneeze toy because they love to play! I have a beagle mix and 2 chihuahuas. They love to play tug of war. Their current favorite toy is a recycled pair of socks tied together. This is great until they start to shred it into tiny pieces. The Skineeze toys would be a much safer alternative.I also like that there are different sizes available, because that is important due to the size difference of my dogs. The fact that they have squeekers inside makes a toy much more interactive. I have some other toys from your company that they just love. This would be an awesome addition.

johanna stadler December 13, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Daisy Mae, Jefferey, and Frankie deserve a skineeze toy, or anything toywise or warm, because they give me a reason to get up in the morning and to smile and find a purpose to my life. They are all rescue dalmatians, and very hard on their toys., but they have also been the nicest puppies on santa’s list. I get disability and it is hard to feed and vet them let alone get them something for christmas, and well they are my kids so I want to get them a little something. THey love to play together so one is better than none. they love your chewie hooves btw, I buy them 30 pounds at a time and well they have pretty white teeth for sure.

Jen West December 14, 2010 at 1:22 pm

My border collies Austin and Indy deserve a skineeze toy because without them I would have been miserable after my divorce. The two of them helped me keep going and knowing that they depended on my motiviated me to get out of my slump and get better. We now go on 3+ miles walks almost every day – they mean the world to me and I would be lost without them.

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