The 18th was a big day at our house. Not only did we get Rye, the Paw5 Wooly Snuffle Mat we won from our friends at ZoePhee, and a Chewy.com delivery, we also got our November Pet Treater box! The theme for this box was Eat, Sleep, and Be Thankful.
Rye and I opened the box right away--and she had so much fun with the contents that it took me over a week to be able to sit down to write our review! Rye is a very toy-motivated puppy. She likes food, but if she spots one of her toys in the middle of eating a meal, she will walk away from her dish to get the toy instead (I quickly learned that I can't put her toys back in the bin while she eats if I want to her to finish her food!).
The first thing Rye and I discovered was a Kikkerland Elephant Dog Toy. The elephant is made out of cotton rope and is designed to promote healthy teeth and gums while pups chew on it.
Rye had no idea how to pose for a picture with the elephant (so many things for her big sister to teach her!), so I only got one picture of the elephant being cute and Rye being distracted before Rye pounced on him. She knew exactly what this toy was for!
Unfortunately, the poor elephant isn't looking so cute these days. His ears are completely unraveled and I keep finding bits of blue on the carpet. I'm not used to a dog that doesn't treat her toys gently! But Rye loves this guy--cute or not--and she gets very excited when I let her play with it when I can closely supervise her to make sure she's not having a mid-day elephant snack!
Barley also found a toy that was perfect for her! Barley loves treat dispensing toys and we got a PetZip Goody Ball. This one is a little different than the other treat balls we have--it's all one piece with a slit all the way around the middle to stuff treats in. The treats don't fall out as easily as they do with some of our others when it's just being rolled and Barley hasn't quite figured out that squeezing it helps them come out more quickly, so it's been the perfect entertainment when Barley's had to go in our room so Rye can get some love.
In addition to fun new toys, there were some edible goodies inside, too! The food item we're most excited about is Puppy Scoops Maple Bacon Ice Cream. Barley loves ice cream. With this container, you just add warm water to the mix, stir, and then freeze for at least 5 hours before serving. I had every intention of mixing this up while my nephew pup was here so the three dogs could eat ice cream while my sister and I devoured two different types of pie, but it didn't happen, so we're going to save it for a celebratory snack if we all survive our first training session this weekend.
There was also a turkey cookie from Emmy's Gourmet Canine Creations and I'm a sucker for cute seasonal snacks, so this was a big hit. Barley was bummed that I didn't let her swallow the whole cookie in one bite and broke it up so she could share with her baby sister.
We also got a bag of Dingo Market Cuts Chicken and Sweet Potato Treats. They look awesome, but I'm still going to share these with the dogs at the shelter instead of using them here at home. We're going to be using so many soft training treats over the upcoming weeks as Rye is integrated into the family that nobody's going to have room in their diets for big treats like this.
The pups weren't the only ones who got fun things! I got a bar of sea salt and caramel milk chocolate (and I appreciate the "for your human" sticker on the front!), a I Love My Dog wall hook, and a picture frame for a photo of the pups! Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of the frame yet because the glass inside was broken when it arrived and I had to quickly shove it in a closet where inquiry puppy mouths wouldn't find it until a time when I can safely discard the glass. Thankfully, Pet Treater wants all of their customers to be happy and in their FAQ they tell you how to contact them if an item arrives damaged. They might not be able to send you the exact same item since they have limited numbers of items, but they'll replace the item with a comparable product.
Once again, Pet Treater impressed us with their variety and the quality of the items inside the box! There was something for everyone (kitty brother Soth says the peace and quiet the elephant provided when Rye quit chasing him was present enough for him!) and they were perfect products for my little family.
If you're still looking for the perfect Christmas present for the dogs in your life, now is a great time to order a Pet Treater box. There are several codes available right now. With a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription, you can get a free dog bed with the code FREE-PTBED or the code LOVE-PT5 will take $5 off any subscription. Until Dec. 1, you can get a free treat launcher with PT-LAUNCH. You can only use one code, but no matter which one you choose, you can't go wrong!
Disclaimer: We were provided with a Pet Treater box in exchange for our honest review, but all opinions are my own and we only share information we think is relevant and valuable to our readers. Pet Treater is not responsible for the content of this post.