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4 Gifts For Pets Blog Hop And Giveaway

Ruby is super excited to be participating along with 18 other bloggers in the 4 Gifts For Pets Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Ruby is getting ready for the holidays in her red sweater by participating in the 4 Gifts for Pets Blog Hop and Giveaway

Disclosure: The 4 Gifts for Pets Blog Hop and Giveaway is sponsored by CleverPet. The opinions and ideas in this post are my own and are uninfluenced by any other person or business. The individual sponsors are responsible for their giveaway prizes including shipping. This post also includes affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase through Amazon, I receive a small commission and will be extremely grateful.

4 Gifts for Pets Blog Hop and Giveaway Starts November 27

4 Gifts for Pets Blog Hop and Giveaway

Ruby finds holiday shopping and making wish lists exhausting. With all the wonderful things available for pets, how does anyone decide what to give their special furry friends! Here are our top four must have items, divided by want, need, wear, and most importantly, eat!

Want: CleverPet Hub

Ruby has some mild separation anxiety. And although I now work from home, I can’t be with her 24 hours a day. Fortunately, the CleverPet Hub is perfect for anxious, food motivated dogs like Ruby who need a little distraction or doggy to-do list while their humans are away. Designed by animal-loving cognitive scientists, the CleverPet Hub is the world’s first game console for dogs – helping them stay calm, engaged, occupied, and out of trouble. It’s also safe, durable, and allows you to track their progress solving increasingly challenging puzzles on your iPhone or Android.

CleverPet is currently offering a $20 off discount code now through 01/01/2018 – KOLCHAK-20!

Ruby's choices for must have items in the 4 Gifts for Pet Blog Hop and Giveaway

Need: Earthbath® Oatmeal & Aloe Shampoo and Conditioner

Ruby struggles with itchy skin in the fall and winter months. If left untreated, it drives her (and us) crazy. Thankfully we recently discovered Earthbath® Oatmeal & Aloe Shampoo and Conditioner, which has become our go-to, miracle in a bottle product to relieve and re-moisturize Ruby’s itchy, sensitive skin. All Earthbath® products are cruelty free, good for the planet and made with natural and organic ingredients without artificial colors and fragrances.

Wear: Ruffwear Polar Trex Dog Boots

We live in the Chicago area where sub-zero temps are kind of the norm in January and February. Ruffwear Polar Trex Dog Boots are insulated yet breathable and designed for warmth and protection in extreme weather. They also provide optimum traction to prevent wipes outs on the snow and ice. Additionally, these boots are adjustable and actually fit securely to lessen the dog in clown boots walking circus.

Eat: Open Farm Dehydrated Dog Treats

I am a lifelong vegetarian and quite simply, Ruby and Rosie are not. Open Farm is the first certified humane pet food in the US or Canada – and they believe all animals should be raised with kindness and respect from birth to slaughter. While this may not matter much to Ruby and Rosie, making cruelty free, humane choices is extremely important to me. Open Farm’s new dehydrated dog treats are available in beef, pork, chicken, and turkey – all humanely raised, free from antibiotics and hormones, and dehydrated at low temps for taste and health.

4 gifts for pet blog hop and giveaway (bed not included)

Twelve Days, Eighteen Bloggers and $650 in prizes! Visit all participating blogs for more chances to win. Extra credit – every day we will be sharing a DAILY BONUS word on Facebook and Twitter. Follow us on social media, find the word and then return to this post to claim five extra points.

Grand Prize


CleverPet Hub









Secondary Prizes: Winners choice of Amazon, PetSmart or Etsy Gift Card








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Kol’s Notes & A Dog Walks Into a bar – like a crime fight duo only ridiculous.

Joining in the fun is a team of fun and fabulous bloggers:

4 Gifts for Pets Giveaway – TDP


  1. Kim S
    November 27, 2017 / 11:42 am

    I have cat themed Christmas stockings and ornaments!

  2. Lisa Brown
    November 27, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    I have dog themed ornaments

  3. Carla Cox
    November 27, 2017 / 12:46 pm

    I have bird ornaments and winter bird figurines. I have cat ornaments,too.

  4. Molly the AireGirl
    November 27, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    What beautiful gifts!

  5. Caine0316
    November 27, 2017 / 2:24 pm

    I have cat themed decorations

  6. Julie
    November 27, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    what GREAT gifties…I especially luffs he booties, just pawfect to protect my Princess slippersLoves and licky kissesPrincess Leah xxx

  7. Alicia Szemon
    November 27, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    I usually get ornaments that look like my dogs for the tree. I think it is cute!

  8. kellyr78
    November 27, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    We have a stocking for our pets and some ornaments with their names.

  9. D Johnson
    November 27, 2017 / 3:51 pm

    I have pug ornaments and stockings.

  10. Elena
    November 27, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    I have dog themed ornaments

  11. ChantelZP
    November 27, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    We have cat and dog ornaments 🙂

  12. Monica McCarthy
    November 27, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    We hang stockings for our dogs and we have ornaments for each of our dog breeds past and present

  13. Jessica Shipman
    November 27, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    We have a few ornaments on the tree. I picked up a "Christmas Beagle" last year and I've been eyeing a few super cute Christmas dog themed pillows, but haven't bought one yet!-Jessica from Beagles & Bargains

  14. Molli Taylor
    November 27, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    i want to make a trree for the cats

  15. Karrie Millheim
    November 27, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    paw print window clings with snowflakes

  16. Millie and Walter
    November 27, 2017 / 6:34 pm

    Our tree is decorated with many dog and bird ornaments.

  17. Jennifer Allensworth
    November 27, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    We don't have pet themed decorations really

  18. Christina Hasler
    November 27, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    Have cute lil figurines and of course an ugly Christmas cat sweater.

  19. Marissa
    November 27, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    My pets have stockings

  20. Brian
    November 27, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    That is sure a mighty fine giveaway!!!

  21. Amanda R
    November 27, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    I have kitty tree ornaments.

  22. Elle
    November 27, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    I have dog themed holiday slipper socks.

  23. imbigwillie
    November 27, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    I don't have any pet themed decorations.

  24. Melody
    November 27, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    Doggy Ornaments and horses

  25. Heather D
    November 27, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    We have a special stocking for each of our pets and a few pet themed ornaments.

  26. Christine Aiello
    November 27, 2017 / 9:38 pm

    I have a Christmas themed dog pillow, I have my tree filled with cocker spaniel ornaments and dog themed ornaments. I also have a light up cocker spaniel outside and another light up dog outside too.

  27. Idaho PugRanch
    November 27, 2017 / 11:23 pm

    mom has a pug Christmas train and pug ornaments. We have our own Christmas stockings with our faces on them. Today DAd found outdoor Christmas pugs at Target, Of course they ordered two!hugsHazel & Mabel

  28. Ashley B.
    November 27, 2017 / 11:36 pm

    We've got a few cat and dog plushies with Christmas hats!

  29. patrick siu
    November 28, 2017 / 12:13 am

    we have santa hat for the dog.

  30. Shelley
    November 28, 2017 / 1:00 am

    I have a few ornaments with dogs on them!

  31. ♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥
    November 28, 2017 / 1:12 am

    Some of the ornaments on our tree are all about Siberians:) Mom is just hoping somePups in the family leave the ornaments ON the tree.Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  32. Reinhard S
    November 28, 2017 / 1:41 am

    We have stockings for our cat and dog and some animal ornaments.

  33. evie
    November 28, 2017 / 2:35 am

    we dont celebrate Christmas, so there are no decorations anywhere. i used to have some stockings for the girls but they are packed away. we light the Menorah during Hanukkah.

  34. Amy Angulo
    November 28, 2017 / 2:56 am

    I have dog stocking for both pups and a dachshund with wearing a santa hat that sing low rider that the terriers love to bark at.

  35. Cheryl Chervitz
    November 28, 2017 / 3:34 am

    I love and have several Boston Terrier ornaments and decorations.

  36. Shannon Fowler
    November 28, 2017 / 3:56 am

    We have ornaments with our dogs pictures. We also have a small tree we put their gifts under.

  37. Linda Szymoniak
    November 28, 2017 / 7:35 am

    I have pet themed Christmas ornaments and other decorations. I want even more!

  38. Emma
    November 28, 2017 / 11:40 am

    Those boots are new to us! We need to check them out!

  39. Annie
    November 28, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    Stella needs boots, so I need to check those out. Thank you for this! You rock. We love you guys.

  40. Michelle B
    November 28, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    I feel like a bad pet parent but we don't really have a ton of pet decorations. (Well we really don't have any decorations out right now anyways…)

  41. carol clark
    November 28, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    i only have a few like with our names on it i dont have a lot

  42. Ruth Epstein
    November 28, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    We do Hanukkah here so I take out all the Hanukkah toys for Layla and then closer to the time our Hanukkiah 🙂

  43. Madi and Mom
    November 28, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    Peep eye that first photo of you!Hugs madi your bffff

  44. Alexandra Y
    November 28, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    We have doggy ornaments on the tree.

  45. Melissa Storms
    November 28, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    I don't have any pet themed ornaments but I really should get a couple for my cat & dog.

  46. Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat
    November 29, 2017 / 12:58 am

    I love this concept. We love the two pictures of you in your bed, Ruby … gorgeous floppy ears and all!

  47. Jackie Lochridge
    November 29, 2017 / 2:10 am

    I have dog gear hung year-round…does that count? haha

  48. Marv Marvelous
    November 29, 2017 / 2:34 am

    What great give-a-ways! Too bad we are in Canada! We have an eclectic tree!PurrsMarv

  49. rachel monn
    November 29, 2017 / 2:37 am

    i got her a cuddle clone stocking!

  50. Anna Pry
    November 29, 2017 / 3:51 am

    just a doggy stocking is all we have

  51. meowmeowmans
    November 29, 2017 / 4:49 am

    What a great giveaway! We have stockings for all our cats, and ornaments, too. 🙂

  52. Kayley
    November 29, 2017 / 6:05 am

    I will probably get my cat one of the cute cardboard holiday-themed houses from Boots & Barkley.

  53. molly pitcher
    November 29, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    I do not have any Pet holiday decorations. Although there is a menorah shaped like a dogs and that I really want.

  54. Pamela
    November 29, 2017 / 1:35 pm

    We live on a sailboat. So we don't have much room to store decorations. But I did bring along some raffia fish that we hang from the ports. So I guess that's our pet-themed decor.

  55. Three Chatty Cats
    November 29, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    Wow, what an awesome giveaway you all have put together! I don't go overboard with decorating – mostly just a tree. Have a few pet-related ornaments. Also collecting cat snow globes!

  56. Lola The Rescued Cat
    November 29, 2017 / 3:44 pm

    What a fab giveaway. We wish we knew a doggie who needs these things.

  57. k
    November 29, 2017 / 11:47 pm

    We feature Dog paw print stockings hung up high so they don't 'visit' them early, and our tree is decorated with various dog ornaments!

  58. Colleen Boudreau
    November 30, 2017 / 1:35 am

    Each of my pets has a christmas tree ornament with their picture on it.

  59. Seth
    November 30, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    Last Christmas, our puppy was two months old and was still not quite potty trained. He was all excited about the Christmas tree and peed all over the tree skirt. We ended up throwing it out.

  60. Lisa F.
    December 1, 2017 / 3:02 am

    I have many breed specific ornaments. I always try to get them as I get new breeds, although truth be told, I love all dogs!

  61. Cathy Armato
    December 1, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    Isn't this an awesome giveaway?! I'm so happy to be a part of it, although I'm sorry I can't enter myself since I'm one of the participating bloggers, LOL! Those Polar Trex booties are fantastic, they look much sturdier than most of the dog booties I've seen. Thanks for sharing!Love & biscuits,Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  62. just me
    December 1, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    I have cat ornaments that look like my little ones

  63. Kayla Lussier
    December 1, 2017 / 11:33 pm

    I have cat, dog, and bird themed stockings and ornaments for all of my pets!

  64. Natalie
    December 2, 2017 / 10:34 pm

    I have a stocking for my dog, a holiday dog collar and a dog ornament.

  65. AnnaZed
    December 3, 2017 / 4:51 am

    Pet themed decorations? I don't have those. More like pet-proof, all on tables and hanging from walls.

  66. LhasaLuma
    December 4, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    We put up a stocking for Luma and want to get a Lhasa ornament as well 🙂

  67. Barbara Montag
    December 6, 2017 / 12:09 am

    Pet themed holiday decorations – we do not have any.thank you

  68. klahane ridge
    December 7, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    We don’t have pet themed holiday decorations, but we’re in the process of redoing our living space and I would love to find some!

  69. Dianne Marie
    December 7, 2017 / 10:51 pm

    I have a collection of Christmas dog figurines–an odd assortment and I love every one. I also display holiday photos of our past dogs that are waiting at the Bridge. Our tree has an ornament with a photo of all of our dogs, past and present.

  70. Zoya Staroselsky
    December 8, 2017 / 4:33 am

    I want to try Oatmeal based shampoo on my dog for itching. Hope for that to work.

  71. amanda whitley
    December 8, 2017 / 2:36 pm

    our kitties have a stocking hung and we have kitty and puppy ornanements

  72. Sarah Mayer
    December 8, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    We only have 1 dog sign as well as a door mat.

  73. Jessica Wiebe
    December 8, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    Each of my dogs has their own stocking that we hang. They have cute little paw prints all over them.

  74. Tenacious Little Terrier
    December 8, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    Mr. N has a Christmas sweater. Come to think of it, I don't think we have any pet ornaments!

  75. Samantha Martin
    December 8, 2017 / 11:34 pm

    We decorate the doggy door with lights 🙂 We have a special stocking and things like that to 🙂

  76. Shelby Terwell
    December 9, 2017 / 2:09 am

    The pup has a stocking, with a bone, and some ornaments!

  77. Mel C
    December 9, 2017 / 2:29 am

    I use old dog tags as little ornaments on my tree! Some are bone shaped and others are little circles. So cute.

  78. sarah
    December 9, 2017 / 3:34 am

    We don't really have any pet decorations.

  79. Brad Merrell
    December 9, 2017 / 3:35 am

    Ornaments with photos of all my pets, new and old

  80. Heather A.E.
    December 9, 2017 / 3:55 am

    I have a personalized ornament for my cat, Huxley!

  81. Kayla Klontz
    December 9, 2017 / 4:08 am

    We have animal ornaments, of cats and dogs, our dog also has his own stocking and there's a cute dog bone on it.

  82. Gina
    December 9, 2017 / 5:08 am

    I have a dog ornament that we got the Christmas we got our pup.

  83. Kristen
    December 9, 2017 / 5:50 am

    We have lots of wonderful dog ornaments to adorn our tree.

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