Monday, December 19, 2016

Visions of Pet Treater Danced in Their Heads

Somehow, our Pet Treater box seems to know exactly when we need it to arrive. Our beautiful, fun snow turned our street into a sheet of ice and the more trampled our snow got, the more slippery the yard got. I also had 5 classes worth of finals to grade. By Thursday, both dogs were going a little stir crazy. Our mail usually comes towards the end of the day, but for some reason, as I was finishing dishing up the pups' breakfast, the mail carrier rang the bell!

After our breakfast training session, it seemed like as good a time as any to dive into our box. Barley's the head dog around here, so she gets the first look at all new packages. 

Santa definitely came early for us. This box had quite the haul! And once again, there was something for everyone in this box.

Barley's favorite item was the Multipet Loofa Dog Santa Toy. We have quite the collection of these--including Barley's very first toy. We call the first one Cosmo (that's a story for another day) and all of the others are [insert color or theme] Cosmo--and Barley can get all of them on command. Santa Cosmo was a hit from the moment the box was open.

Another favorite item was a Siesta Time Pet Throw. This is a nice, soft blanket with a pretty gold cord around the edge. Soth immediately claimed this one. He was fine with letting Rye keep it warm for him when he was off doing other things, but this blanket belongs to him. 

Rye got a Grriggles Crab Ball. She's been running around with this in her mouth for days. It squeaked really nicely the first day, but somehow she killed the squeaker (even though the full ball seemed to be the squeaker) and now it just sounds like a creepy heart beat as she squeezes it. She loves it, though, so I can deal with creepy noises. 

Can you tell we've been working on stay?

There were also several edible items in the box. We got a Santa Cookie that the dogs haven't tried yet since they had been so cooped up for days and didn't need extra calories, but considering how much Barley loved the turkey last month, I know Santa will be a hit, too.

We got a Cookie Mix with a a bone cookie cutter inside. This immediately got packed up in our box of things to take to my parents' for the holidays so that we can share with all of the other dogs in the family. 

Rye and I have been working on a few commands this week: stay, shake, and roll over. The Exclusively Dog Sausage Bits treats we got were a big help in this. I don't usually let the dogs have pork since I've read conflicting things on how easy it is for them to digest pork products, but I figured in small doses, I could make an exception. I personally hate sausage and these treats smell exactly like sausage (probably because pork liver is the first ingredient), which doesn't thrill me, but it thrilled the pups. 

Rye also got to expand her wardrobe a bit with a Santa's Little Helper bandana and a set of antlers.  I was expecting our dress up session to go poorly, but Rye was so patient and really showed off how good her stay is getting while I snapped a few photos.

As always, there was something just for me in the box, too: fuzzy socks! I cut the tags off and pulled the on right away. They stayed on all day long and my feet were warm and happy all day.

This box was one of our favorites so far! Everything in the box was something that we can use and love. If you're still trying to find the perfect holiday gift for the pets in your life, we highly recommend getting them a Pet Treater subscription. In addition to giving your pet a great gift, you'll be giving a gift to a shelter pet because Pet Treater sends a blanket, toy, or bag of treats to a shelter pet. 

Don't forget that with any 3, 6, or 12 month subscription plan you can use code FREE-PTBED to get a free bed for your pup! Or, you can use LOVE-PT5 to get $5 off any subscription. 

DisclaimerWe 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. 


  1. Ooh yay this is so fun! And Rye is getting so good!

  2. I can't help but chuckle that both of our cats ended up with that blanket!
    There is definitely something about those Exclusively Dog treats...these guys have loved every single kind we've tried (and I don't like the smell of them either). In fact, sometimes when Sheba's feeling a little under the weather, that's the only thing she'll eat.
    I love the bandana, and Rye did better than Luke with the antlers - she's so cute! He'd much rather have the bandana, but we didn't get one this time.

    1. Our cats might be quieter, but they definitely know how to get what they want ;) I'm glad that the treats go over so well with your crew, too! Rye and I are venturing out to a park with some later today, so hopefully they can help with our loose leash walking in a park, too :)

  3. That looks like a fun box with a nice variety of stuff. I like that they include more than chews as treats. So many of the boxes only give chews.

    1. Yes! We don't use a lot of chews because Barley's gums are very sensitive and she bleeds after just a few seconds of chewing, so it's always nice to get something she can actually enjoy!