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Keeping Track of Your Pet’s Schedule Made Easier (@PetterPlanner REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY)

20 Feb

My girls have asked for a dog for a while now! It started when my oldest daughter went to a pet store on Christopher Street and fell in love with a black French Bulldog, she named Frenchie.  My parents have always had a dog.  First, it was Lucy an English Bulldog, who passed and then they got Harley.  Both of my girls LOVE Harley but my youngest has a special bond with him.  Over the Holidays he spent time with us!  The girls loved walking him through the streets of New York City, snuggling with him and my youngest shared stories on the floor with him.  The day Harley left was a sad day!  My youngest still cries for him, but it got my oldest asking for her “Frenchie”.


In all our visits to Harley and while he was here, the girls (and I) got a glimpse of what owning a dog is like.  They took him to vet appointments, watched him take his regularly scheduled medication when he was having skin issues, fed him, and took him for his daily walks! There is so much to keep track of!   Recently, we received a copy of The Petter, the ONLY planner (& scrapbook) for pets. While we aren’t Pet owners yet, I used The Petter to talk to the girls about all the responsibilities of owning a pet.  It will also come in handy if we ever watch Harley or my brother-in-laws English Bulldog, Max!


The Petter retails for $26.99.  It is great for:

  • Keeping track of Vet and Grooming appointments
  • Leaving messages to dog walkers or pet sitters
  • Keeping important information and contact numbers (also handy for Dog Walkers and Pet Sitters)


  • Folder to keep loose papers, photos, or vet bills
  • Multiple Notepads for taking or leaving notes.  The larder, lined pad is magnetic and can easily be placed on the refrigerator for a dog walk or sitter to see.
  • Important websites for adopting a pet, reporting animal cruelty or abuse, reporting a stray or injured animals, medical resources, pet supplies and traveling with your pet.
  • Animal Holidays
  • Calendars: the year at a glance, months at a glance, and daily calendar with cute animal quotes at the top of the page.
  • Pet Information pages: microchip information, registration information, allergies, special needs information, age, dob, breed, and more detailed descriptions of your pet
  • Contact information for friends, family, or other pet services
  • Pet Scrapbook for pasting favorite photos of your pet.

The Petter Planner will make keeping track of your pet’s life easier!  One lucky reader will win a copy of The Petter.  Contest begins today and ends 3/6/2014 at 11:59 pm.  ENTER TO WIN HERE!

To learn more visit http://thepetter.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter (@PetterPlanner)!

Walking Max!

Walking Max!

Disclaimer: I did not receive compensation for this post.  I received a copy of the Petter for the purpose of this review! All opinions expressed are my own!

Harley’s Holiday In NYC (And A Gift Guide For Dogs)

9 Dec


Meet Harley, the family dog!   He lives with my parents but my girls have claimed all ownership.  He’s their best friend.  My youngest is head over heels and gives him  tummy rubs, hugs, and kisses all day long.  My parents are in the process of moving so Harley will be spending the Holidays with us!  A 75 pound Old English Bulldog in a NYC apartment with two busy girls and lots to get into! Crazy, right?  But the girls are so excited and they even picked out some Holiday attire and gifts for Harley to have on Christmas morning! See their gift guide below:


Harley’s Gift Guide from Petco and Unleashed by Petco:


Petco Holiday Spiffy Pals Fox Dog Toy, $9.99, What does the Fox Say?  I had to reference it, my girls LOVE the song.  Back in Virginia, Harley, got worked up by a fox in the neighborhood.  The girls thought this Holiday fox would be a funny gift for Harley!

Large KONG Goodie Bone Toy for Dogs, $17.99, Petco  Hide the treats in the bone and let the dog try to get the treat out.  A great way to keep Harley entertained and out of all the kid’s toys.

Petco Holiday Spiffy Pals Owl Blanket Dog Toy, $9.99  My youngest has a bunny blanket she loves.   She is so excited to give this owl to Harley because it is “just like her blankie”.

Petco Waste Bag Christmas Tree for Dogs, $14.99, Petco You can never have too many waste bags, especially in NYC.  One thing I cannot stand is when people leave dog waste in the middle of the sidewalk.  Pet waste bags are also great for baby diapers, I used them with both of my girls so they didn’t stink up the apartment! These bags are evergreen scented and fit most roll dispensers!

Petco Waste Bag Candy Cane for Dogs, $14.99, Petco Peppermint scented.

Kyjen Dog Games Tic Tac Twirl Dog Toy Puzzle, $17.99.  Harley is having a difficult time adjusting to the small apartment living.  He needs more activities to keep him busy.  Using eye-paw-mouth coordination and problem-solving skills, dogs learn to maneuver the doors to reach hidden treats.

Gift Card for a day at the salon, price varies on size of dog and service selected.  Who doesn’t love a spa day!  Harley will head to Petco for a nice Holiday bubble bath, nail trimming, toothbrushing, and more!

Chilly Dog Hand Knit Organic Wool Hoodie, $34.99, Unleashed by Petco  This sweater is adorable.  Harley got it a little early so he could walk the streets of New York in Holiday style.  He’s also not used to the cold so it keeps him nice and warm.  It was also used in our Holiday photo, posted on Instagram.

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Disclaimer:  I received a few sample products from Petco.  All opinions expressed are my own.  Images in gift guide are from  Petco and Unleashed by Petco.  Information in italics came from Petco.com