The Many Titles of Stewie – Our Cat Rescue Story

Sharing our cat rescue story always warms my heart. Stewie has become an integral part of this family. Without him we wouldn't laugh as much, smile as much, or have such great relationships with each other. I acknowledge that Purina Cat Chow is partnering with me to participate in its ‘Nutrition to Build Better Lives’ program. As a part of the Program, I am receiving compensation in the form of … [Read more...]

Grain Free Dry Dog Food is at PetSmart #GrainFreeForMe

Grain free dry dog food is not hard to find. Your local PetSmart carries a huge assortment of Wellness® Grain Free options. This post is sponsored by Wellness® Natural Pet Food and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help share the reinvented Complete Health™ Line and other Wellness Products, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Wellness is … [Read more...]

Frozen Banana and Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipe

Any kind of peanut butter dog treat recipe is welcome in this house. Our dogs go nuts for anything peanut butter. Once the long hot days of summer hit full force, we can show our dogs extra love by cooling them down with this frozen banana and peanut butter dog treat recipe. This post contains affiliate links to help us continue to spoil our pets, but all opinions are our own. With just … [Read more...]

Grain Free Dog Food for Better Health #GrainFreeForMe

This post is sponsored by Wellness Natural Pet Food and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help share the reinvented Complete Health™ Line and other Wellness Products, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Wellness Natural Pet Food is not responsible for the content of this article. Grain free dog food is something I think every dog … [Read more...]

Minty Fresh Homemade Dog Toothpaste Recipe

Homemade dog toothpaste is a great choice when it comes to caring for your dog's teeth. Dental health for dogs is a very important, but often overlooked issue. Just like humans require regular cleaning and brushings, so do our canine companions. You can purchase commercial dog toothpaste at stores, but making a natural dog toothpaste from home is relatively easy. This post contains affiliate links … [Read more...]

4 Tips on How to Help with Anxiety in Dogs

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Adaptil for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. How to help with anxiety in dogs is important to me. Being a human that suffers from anxiety, it's the last thing I want my pets to go through. Each one of our three dogs has a unique personality, and have different things that bother them. For some dogs, it may be mild. For other dogs, it can be … [Read more...]

Wellness Grain Free Dog Food for a More Playful Grump #GrainFreeForMe

This post is sponsored by Wellness Natural Pet Food and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help share the reinvented Complete Health™ Line and other Wellness Products, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Wellness Natural Pet Food is not responsible for the content of this article. We switched The Grump to Wellness Grain Free dog food … [Read more...]

Ideal Pet Products to Stock Up On for Pets of All Ages

While spring cleaning, I am looking to stock up on ideal pet products for our three dogs. Their pet closet has gotten out of control. Part of my cleaning routine is to remove everything from that area. I will choose what to keep, what to donate, and what to toss. After that, I want to add in products that we need on hand. No need to run out of items that we use frequently. With dogs of varying … [Read more...]

Pet Care Package – Loving Surprise for Pets and Their Humans

A pet care package with assorted products is great for all pet owners. Whether it's your first pet or eleventh, anyone who owns furry creatures loves to receive items for them. It's fun to see your pet's reaction when they get a new toy. It's also exciting to discover a new item that can help you take care of your pet and maintain your household. This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf … [Read more...]

Veteran Service Dogs – 5 Things to Know

I learned some things about veteran service dogs while attending the Purina Better with Pets Summit. I always knew that service dogs were impressive, but never to the degree that I know now. Purina sponsored my trip to the summit, but all opinions are my own. As I mentioned in my previous post, the Better with Pets Summit had several interactive displays. At one of the displays, we met … [Read more...]

Welcome Home Your First Pet and You’ll Both Get Treats #ShedHappens

Whether it's your first pet or your 30th, adding a new addition to the family is always exciting. This season, Swiffer® and Bark & Co. have teamed up to help make adjusting to your new furry friend easy. Because let's face it, #ShedHappens. This post is sponsored by Swiffer® and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am helping spread the word about Swiffer but Sweep Tight only … [Read more...]

Helpful Products for Traveling with Dogs

Traveling with dogs can be a challenge. One dog is usually no problem, but we plan to drive with all three soon, and we are a little nervous about it. This post is sponsored, but all opinions are my own. Only one of our three dogs is good in the car - The Grump - and, even he gets carsick if we go too far. Hilo, our German Shepherd, is big and awkward in the car, plus he gets nervous. … [Read more...]

Stewie was the Kid’s First Pet #ShedHappens

Getting your first pet can be one of your best childhood memories. We all still remember the day Stewie arrived with Brian almost four years ago. We only ended up keeping Stewie because Brian wasn't good with kids, but we found him a purrfect furrever home. Stewie has been part of the family ever since. This post is sponsored by Swiffer® and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am … [Read more...]

Purina Better With Pets Summit Highlights

I was honored to attend the Purina Better With Pets Summit this month in New York. I had no idea what to expect, but they had me at "pets." Purina sponsored my trip and this post, but all opinions are my own. Purina Better With Pets Summit Highlights The theme of the Better With Pets Summit was emotional wellness and the bond between us and our pets. The day-long event included speakers, … [Read more...]

Let’s End Rabies Together – Get Your Cat Vaccinated

This post has been sponsored by Merial, a world-leading animal health company, providing a comprehensive range of products to enhance the health and well-being of pets, but all opinions are my own. Rabies Did you know in 2013, an average of 500 domestic animals within the United States contract the rabies virus, and cats accounted for more than half of these cases?1 The U.S. is full of cat … [Read more...]

Natural Balance Treats to Help with Training #PetSmartStory

Natural Balance® treats are helping us on our ongoing quest to train Franklin. Believe me when I say this mission has been beyond challenging. This post is sponsored by PetSmart®, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word the word about the launch of Natural Balance® products at PetSmart, but Sweep Tight only shares information we feel is … [Read more...]

Grump’s First Trip to PetSmart for Dog Food #PetSmartStory

This post is sponsored by PetSmart®, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word the word about the launch of Natural Balance® products at PetSmart, but Sweep Tight only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. PetSmart is not responsible for the content of this article. Grump's First Trip to PetSmart for Dog Food It … [Read more...]

Portable Air Cleaner for Allergy Sufferers

I received product for my honest review of the Air Angel air cleaner. However, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. True confession: My office is the most disgusting room in the house. Well, the crawlspace is probably worse, but my office has to be a close second. Our plans to completely gut the room keep getting delayed because, well, I need my office. The room has the original carpet … [Read more...]

5 Ways to #LiveBrighter with Pets – Direct Energy Promo Code

This summer we have been doing more with our pets. Pets love to get active, and they encourage us to do so, as well. It's a great way to enjoy the nice weather and watch our dogs have a blast. Presented by Direct Energy, Crafted by Sweep Tight. 5 Ways to #LiveBrighter with Pets and Family Go for walks - If it's not too hot out, walks are always a win. We have had some days in the nineties, and … [Read more...]

5 Feeding Time Tips for Homes with Multiple Dogs – Contest

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Purina at Dollar General for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. We have three dogs and feeding time can be a bit hectic. Everyone is concerned with what is in the other dog's bowl. Since they stagger in ages, there was a period of time where all three were on different formulas. Over time, we have learned a few tips to make feeding time a bit … [Read more...]

Shelter Cats Come in All Personalities #MyRescueStory

Hanging out with shelter cats is bittersweet. They are a pleasure to be around, but I wish I could give them all a home. Each one has a unique personality, a story as to why they ended up in the shelter, and a need for a home. Post is sponsored by Purina Cat Chow, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. Shelter Cats Come in All Personalities Cats are known to … [Read more...]

Busting Myths About Cat Adoption #MyRescueStory

Cat adoption is the best route to take if you are looking to add a cat to your family. There are many myths that go along with adopting a cat vs. purchasing; I want to try to bust some of those myths to the best of my abilities. Post is sponsored by Purina Cat Chow, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. In my last post, I mentioned that we visited our … [Read more...]

Purina Cat Chow “Building Better Lives Adoption Drive” #MyRescueStory

Purina Cat Chow has some amazing news that I am thrilled to share with you. Seriously, I think this is the most meaningful campaign I have ever worked on, and I could not be more excited. Animal lovers, listen up. The Purina Cat Chow "Building Better Lives Adoption Drive" is for you! Although this post is sponsored, all opinion are my own. See below for complete disclosure. Everyone must … [Read more...]

5 Fun Outdoor Games for You and Your Dog

Outdoor games for you and your dog About the author: Olfa is the founder of DogVills: a blog about dogs and sharing delicious hypoallergenic dog treats. With the weather heating up, we’re all itching to get outside and enjoy the fresh air, including our dogs! It’s time to ditch the indoor games and get back to nature! Dogs LOVE playing outside as much as you do, especially since it … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Help Your Dog Beat the Heat this Summer

We humans aren't the only ones who need to beat the heat during the summer months. Our dogs need some relief from the heat, as well. If you have a dog that loves to be outside, there are some things you can do to help it beat the heat on hot summer days. Products were received for review purposes, but all opinions are our own. Easy Ways to Beat the Heat Dogs are just as vulnerable to the … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Banana Homemade Dog Treats Recipe

I have always wanted to make homemade dog treats for our guys. Using simple ingredients, it's easier than you might think to create tasty DIY dog treats in minutes. There's a great peace of mind that comes along with knowing exactly what you are feeding your dogs. This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. While visiting one of my favorite blogs, DogVills.com, I came … [Read more...]

The Dollar General – Save Money and Save Literacy

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Purina for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. We all know the Dollar General is great for saving money. You can get everything from food to housewares to decorations, and you can get them at great prices. Now Dollar General wants to do more than just save you money. They want to help get kids excited about reading. Savings and Reading are … [Read more...]

#OneSmartDifference $1000 Sweepstakes

Photo Credit: AWomanTheWorldDeserves What adventures are ahead for you and your pup and how can you ensure you are providing your pet with the nutrition they need to thrive? Real dogs need real nutrition. Explore stories from real pet owners on the #OneSmartDifference Board on Pinterest and get inspired to take the 28 Day Challenge! Speaking of inspiration, how would a $1000 Shopping Spree fit … [Read more...]

LG 4K TV – The Future is Now #MyPetLovesLG4KTV Giveaway

The future is now, and it's the new LG 4K TV. This bad boy sports over twice as many pixels as the current 1080p televisions out there, and its screen resolution is actually 2160p. That's insane! That's not watching television, that's looking out a window! I'm super excited about this, but I'm not sure how my dogs are going to feel about it. This post is sponsored by LG and the BlogPaws … [Read more...]

#OneSmartDifference Pup Party on Pinterest

Photo Credit: Laurie Gallamore When it comes to caring for your dog, the proof is in the results. You want to touch softer coats, look into brighter eyes, and know that your dog is thriving. You want proof that you’re making a difference. Mark your calendar and join us for the #OneSmartDifference Pup Party on Pinterest!  We’ll be sharing tips and ideas to help you treat your pup to the advantages … [Read more...]

Take a Giant Step Towards a Healthier Home

My house is quite possibly the dustiest home around. With numerous humans, pets, and chaotic schedules, cleaning isn't as high on my priority list as it should be. However, transforming this abode into a healthier home sure is. I am proud to be a 3M-sponsored blogger, and as part of my responsibilities, I get the opportunity to evaluate 3M products. Opinions are my own and additional products used … [Read more...]

Pet Gift Ideas that Help with Puppy Problems

Ah, puppy problems. We have them over here. They aren't so much problems, as just puppy training issues. Thankfully, we have been introduced to many products that can help us along the way. Some of these items were received for review purposes, and some contain affiliate links. In any case, all opinions are our own. Anyone who has adopted a puppy knows that training can be challenging. … [Read more...]

Clean House Shortcuts when you Have Multiple Pets

Keeping a clean house when you have multiple pets is quite the challenge. It can be difficult for anyone to keep up with housework, but ever since we added our third dog, getting that clean smell is more challenging than ever. This is a sponsored post with Acorn, but all opinions are my own. It's crazy when Mike and I both team up and clean the house like nuts, and still find ourselves … [Read more...]

Watch out for Migrating Chips in your Pets

So, migrating chips is a thing. I had no idea until a recent trip to the vet. All of our pets are micro-chipped, and we usually never give it another thought after it's done. I guess it's pretty rare, but the chips can move and end up in a place that's more difficult to scan. For a while now, I have noticed a small, hard line when I pet The Grump. It's right above his left front leg and … [Read more...]

When Pet Shedding Takes Over #NeatoBestPetVacuum

Pet shedding is a huge, ongoing issue in this home. Back when Mike and I wanted to get our first pet together, we unanimously agreed that a German Shepherd was the best choice. When we found out there were white German Shepherds we thought that was even cooler. It's a known fact that shepherds make fantastic pets, and are among one of the smartest dog breeds, but boy do they shed. And I swear I … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Dog Nutrition #WholeBodyHealth

Dog nutrition is extremely important to us. Having opportunities like this one allows me to keep learning about what is best for our guys. This post is sponsored by Natural Balance and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Original Ultra Whole Body Health Pet Food, but Sweep Tight only shares information we feel is relevant to our … [Read more...]

Great White Shepherd, a Grumpkin, and a FrankenZombie

We have our Halloween pet costumes all ready to go. PetSmart sent us a variety of Halloween goodies including pet costumes and toys. All opinions are our own. Pet costumes for Halloween are just so fun. We love to dress our guys up, and if it were up to me, they would be in some sort of costume all year round. Great White Shepherd, a Grumpkin, and a FrankenZombie PetSmart surprised us with … [Read more...]

Natural Dog Food Made in the USA #FarmToBowl #PawNatural

Natural dog food made in the USA is more important to us than ever lately. With so many recent recalls, I feel like we can't be too careful. Plus, we want our guys to get the best nutrition possible to make them happy and healthy. This post is sponsored by Only Natural Pet and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the NEW Canine … [Read more...]

Tapeworm and Other Gross Things That Affect Your Dog

Tapeworm is a gross thing for your dog to have. So are allergic dermatitis and Lyme disease. And yet, lots of people let their dogs get all of these things. They don't do it on purpose, they just don't know how their dog gets these disgusting ailments or how to prevent it. Well, I'm here to tell you it's easy for your dogs to get any of these things. Fortunately, it's also easy to keep them from … [Read more...]

My Cat is in Love With Rachael Ray

My cat, Stewie, now has a mad thing for Rachael Ray and her new line of healthy cat food. He has never been such a happy cat! I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Nutrish for Cats. I received a sample of Nutrish for Cats to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. All thoughts and opinions are my … [Read more...]

Meet our First Foster Puppy #FosterFrank

I have wanted to foster dogs for quite some time now. After about 13 months of begging nicely asking Mike, he finally agreed. This brings us up to three dogs in the house and he's concerned with overcrowding. Our house is not large enough for too many creatures at one time! Meet our First Foster Puppy After he agreed I applied to become a foster through Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue. Since … [Read more...]

Purina Waggin’ Train Treats #getemwaggin

Dog treats are a must in this house. I think we like giving them to the dogs almost as much as they like getting them. Purina knows how to get those tails waggin' with their new line of Waggin' Train Treats. This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own. Purina's Waggin' Train Treats are made with a few simple ingredients. These 100% high-quality and real treats are sure to … [Read more...]

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