About Pet Blogs United

Pet Blogs United aims to support our fellow pet bloggers by encouraging members to visit other members and leave comments. It’s a great way to find great blogs & new friends.

Pet bloggers are some of the kindest people we’ve come across, so we know that with your help, this site will become a great place for everyone.
We will have a featured blogger every week once we get going and that person will hopefully be showered with comments from our members.

To be a PBU featured blogger, first become a follower through Google Friend Connect (juct click the follow button you always see). Then just send an e-mail to Pet Blogs United. We'll contact you, have you pick some of your favorite posts and feature you when your turn comes up on the list. Pet Blogs United will only feature blogs about, by or for pets & animals.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Eukanuba 28 Day Challenge - Week 1

When we were approached to do the Eukanube 28-Day Challenge we jumped at the chance as we have been looking for the best dog food for Oskar. 

We were intially impressed that the 30 lb. bag of Eukanuba Naturally Wild is made of plastic and has a zip tab on top.  Much easier for storage.

My husband's reactions is that this is a product that a hunter would buy for their pets. He said, "It’s awesome! The picture on the top makes me think of being outside and hunting and the fact the it’s New Zealand Venison with Potato forumula makes me hungry for venison & potatoes." He also like the fact that there's rosemary and other good ingredients in the formula.

The kibble looked good and didn't have a strong, bad, smell that some dog foods can have.  Oskar had no problems with it and gobbled it right up.

Yep, so far so go with Oskar & Eukanuba!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Arwen's Pack - Featured Blogger

Today we are proud to feature Arwen's Pack.  Here is what their person has to say:
Arwen's Pack is the result of too many dog thoughts. My own dogs - Arwen and Nyxie, fascinate me with their very dogness. The way they see, consume and navigate the world is refreshingly simple and honest. I'm lucky enough to be surrounded by dogs at work, as I'm a Veterinary Nurse, but even this isn't enough. Rather than sound as entirely dog deranged as I know I really must be, I sought out other canine lovers that would understand the insanity.
Dogs just make sense. They play until they drop and they rejoice when their family is back home. They don't obscure their feelings and intentions and they live in the here and now. I know my dogs aren't perfect, as I'm not perfect. But we're learning from each other. (Mostly I learn from them...) And each day we work a bit on life - getting through the tough times and enjoying each good moment - together. Living in the moment, surviving with grace, learning the simple lessons, and sharing the heart's honesty. We are Arwen's Pack.

Here are 3 of their favorite posts for you to check out!

Happy Birthday Nyxie

Double Agent

First Light

Please stop by Arwen's Pack this week and show them some Pet Blogs United comment support!

We are always looking for Weekly Featured Bloggers, so if you are interested in submitting your information contact us at PBU at comcast dot net.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Help Tank Help Joplin Missouri's Pets!

Click here & here to help Tank with Project Toto & here for the Amazon registry of what the Joplin Missouir Humane Society needs to help animals in the area.

Thanks to Tank for starting Project Toto & letting us all know how to help.

Here's a message you can Tweet about it if you'd like, "Help Joplin Missouri Humane Society help animals in devastated areas.  Click this Amazon Link to find out how: http://tiny.cc/zysfu pls RT"

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Nutrish Just 6 Review & Free Trial Offer

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nutrish for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

We got the opportunity to try Nutrish Just 6 by Rachel Ray and offer a free trial size bag to our readers, so we jumped at the opportunity!

Well not only did we get the Just 6 food, but also an adorable bowl!

Here's what Nutrish wants you to know about their Just 6 food:

Nutrish knows your dog is a part of your family. And because they know you want only the best for them, they want you to be among the first to sample new Rachael Ray Nutrish just 6 dry dog food, a limited ingredient dog food with only six simple, natural ingredients, plus vitamins and minerals for complete and balanced nutrition. Not to mention, this delicious product does not include corn, wheat or soy. Did you know that proceeds from Rachael Ray’s Nutrish product go toward helping animals in need through her Rachael’s Rescue organization?

Oskar jumped right in & loved this dog food, and the fact that it's made with just 6 ingredients makes me feel good about letting him eat it.  What I can't tell you is how it would affect him in the long term as the sample bag they sent me was not enough to see long term changes in coat or energy levels.  But the following fact make it seem like a great choice to me:

Just six natural ingredients plus vitamins and minerals.
No corn. No wheat. No soy.
No by-product meal or fillers. No artificial flavors or artificial preservatives.
100% complete & balanced nutrition for dogs

Click today for your free sample , and let us know if you enjoyed it as much as Oskar did!

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Iams Loves Their Animals

Hello friends, Oskar's mom person Pam here.  I let you know that I was going to the Iams & Eukanuba Behind The Paw Influencer Summit these past few days and I have to tell you that I had a wonderful time and met so many amazing people.

I think the first thing I have to address is the PETA video that is out there from 2002.  PETA has pasted together some horrible footage from an outside facility that Proctor & Gamble, Iams parent company, used for a period of time for a small portion of their animal testing.  This facility did testing on many animals from many different sources

Iams felt that the feedback they were getting about their animals at this facility, was not very good.  What they decided to do was hire a person themselves to oversee the care of their animals at this lab.  Iams wanted to ensure that their animals got proper care, stimulation and were being treated well.  The person that Iams ended up hiring was an undercover PETA operative, who took inflammatory video, mostly of dogs that were not Iams animals and swung the power of PETA against "big corporate America" for sympathy and to raise money for their cause.

At the end of this PETA video it asks for you to contribute to Fifi, an IAMS pet.  What PETA does not tell you is that Fifi was removed from the facility and adopted out to a loving family through the Iams adoption program.  Any money given to PETA for "Fifi" is not being used to help her.

I met and spent almost 3 days with Proctor & Gambles Iams/Eukanuba team including Jason Taylor, who is in charge of external relations.  What I want you to know more than anything is that the entire Iams family is deeply hurt by the lies that have been spread about them.  I met everyone from the president of Iams Eukanuba North America to the employees that work at the production plant and these people love animals as much as I do. 

Did Iams pay for me to Dayton to convince me that the PETA accusations are untrue?  In part, yes they did.  Were they successful in doing so?  Absolutely.  Do I want a fight with PETA on my Oskar's little corner of blogland?  Absolutely not, but what I do want is our friends to know are my honest opinions. 

Iams research & development dogs are happy, exceptionally well treated, well trained dogs who are bought from reputable breeders, are AKC registered and adopted out to loving families at the end of their time with Iams.

I've got a lot more to tell you about my trip & I will in the coming days, mostly on Oskar's Blog.  This will be the only post in which I address the PETA video.  I welcome your comments, but if their not respectful then they will be deleted.

Marmalade- Foster Friday

Just look at that face. And those eyes. Isn’t it plain to see that our pal Marmalade is even sweeter than her name? This gorgeous calico Manx (yes, she has no tail!) has only been at PAWS for a short time, but she seems to be adjusting pretty quickly to the sights, sounds and smells of life at the shelter.

A tail isn’t all Marmy’s missing. She’s also missing her claws, since her former owner had her declawed. (PAWS has a strict anti-declaw policy, but as you can imagine, we sometimes take in kitties who have already been declawed).

As we said, this beautiful girl is super sweet. Marmy likes to lounge and hang out with her human friends (she’s a great listener, and a pretty good conversationalist, too), and really enjoys being brushed and pet. Oh, and don’t let the fact that she’s on a diet to lose a few pounds fool you … this sweetheart LOVES to play, especially with string toys (or shoelaces)!

Marmalade is about six years old. She is spayed, current on all her vaccinations, and has tested negative for FIV and FeLV. Won’t you consider adopting her today?

If you or anyone you know would be interested in adopting Marmalade, and live within a reasonable driving distance of Norwalk, CT (we want to be able to provide training support and follow-up visits if necessary), click here. For PAWS shelter hours, directions and contact information, click here.

Many thanks to our friend Kevin at the Animal Shelter Volunteer Life blog for letting us feature the stunning Marmalade!  I hope one of you fall in love with her as much as I have!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Life Of Sancho - New Blogger Alert

My name is Aniela and I am quite new to blogging. I am 13 years old and find the opportunity to share stories with the world and share my memories wonderful, however in my case the stories I put on my blog are not about me but my rabbit Sancho!

The fact that other people are able to share my laughter over my fat lop Sancho is quite an amazing thing don't you think? My blogging is not meant to be there for heated discussion or argument. Just something after a stressful day to make you smile. Although some of the things Sancho does I can assure you don't make me smile!

I try to keep my blog updated as regularly as possible.

Please check us out, You can find us in the PBU directory as The Life Of Sancho

Thank You
Aniela :)

We would love for you to click on the link above & encourage this new blogger & the adorable Sancho!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

And Away She Goes!

I, Pam, am getting ready to leave for the Iams/Eukanuba Behind The Paw Influencer Summit in the morning.

I don't have a laptop, so I don't know if I will be able to update while I'm there.  Say a little prayer for me as I am scared to death of flying, but so excited to be going.

I'm going to get to meet not only Jen from My Brown Newfies, but also Paris & John from Dogtipper.com, who I just won a gret prize package from.

Don't forget to enter the contest to win the "What About Daisy" book giveaway.

I'll leave you with a picture of Oskar hanging out in the back yard.  His nose is out of joint because he doesn't get to go, but I'm sure he'll survive!

Life With 4 Cats Weekly Featured Blogger

This week we're please to feature Life With 4 Cats!

Hello fellow pet lovers! My names Sara and I am pleased to share the adventures of my 4 cats Twiggy, Poohba, Babyboy, and Littlegirl, as we all live together. Many of my stories are funny, but all of my stories aim to help people to have a closer relationship with their own pet cats. My cats don't write in my blog but I did let them each have 1 page to write on.

Here are some of their favorite posts!

Raining Cats & Dogs

Twiggy's Victory

The Kitty With The Heart of Gold

Stop by Life With 4 Cats this week & show them som Pet Blogs United comment love. 

*Don't forget that we always need Weekly Featured Bloggers, so drop us a line at PBU at comcast dot net if you're interested.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What About Daisy - Book Review & Giveaway

While shopping for pet food in 2008, Maryam Faresh and her partner Bruce Meade saw a sign hanging on the wall with a picture of a white puppy with spots and strange looking eyes. The sign read, “Blind and deaf puppy needs home.” Bruce looked at Maryam and without a word, called the number on the sign. Immediately, they went to meet the puppy – within minutes, they knew they had to have her.

Maryam and Bruce have already experienced a “special needs” animal with their cat, Louie. At only 10 months old Louie was in the process of having half of his back right leg amputated while his back left leg was broken and in a cast. Now a three-legged wonder, Louie, has a special bond with his pet siblings Daisy and Olivia.

The first 6-8 months of having Daisy was tough. Not only was she a puppy, but she was puppy who couldn’t see or hear! Maryam and Bruce figured out that they needed to be patient and it would be up to Daisy to let their love and care in. This patience paid off and in 2010 Daisy inspired the children’s story, “What about Daisy?” to come to life.

“What about Daisy?” is an inspiring children’s story about a deaf/blind rescue dog in search of her forever home. With the help of her canine rescue mom, Ms. Didi, her two fairies, Bella & Beva and a three legged cat named Louie, the adventure to find Daisy her loving home will entertain and warm your heart.

Today, Daisy is truly a wonder. She can go up and down stairs, plays with Olivia and Louie, can swim and even goes to schools with Maryam to teach kids the importance of loving everyone, even if they have special needs, unconditionally. To date Daisy has visited and taught more than 1,500 students throughout California.

To see a video of Daisy, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpyzqWIZBLo=related (careful, you might cry or get the chills!!)

I loved this book and am thrilled to have an autographed copy!  Would you like to win one too?  It's easy, just leave a comment on this post & we will ship it anywhere in the USA!  I'm sorry to all of our world-wide friends!  Want a second entry?  Follow Pet Blogs United & leave me a second comment telling me that you follow.  Make sure you leave your e-mail address, so I can contact you if you win.

Contest ends at 12:00 midnight on Friday, May 20th, 2011.

If you don't win you can click to their site, What About Daisy to purchase it for yourself.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Corgitopia - Featured Blogger

Here's what Dexter's person Paige has to say about getting Dexter:

I've wanted a Corgi for years and I began my search in February 2010 by contacting local breeders. I knew I wanted a red and white male, so I (not so) patiently waited to hear back when one became available. I received a call in mid-March that my little boy had arrived and would beready to come home with me in May. I decided to name him Dexter, after the TV/book series. I couldn't wait to meet him.

It was absolutely love at first site. He was just so tiny and adorable with his mohawk and cowlicks. I held him up at the car window the whole way home so he could watch, and it was raining so he slobbered all over my window trying to eat the rain drops. He would randomly slump over asleep and I would hold him against me so he would know he was safe. Wash, rinse, repeat until we finally arrived at home. That's when he began his reign as king of the house.

We have become the best of friends. He has changed my life and he always makes me happy. We love to play fetch together, go on long walks (when it's not too cold here in Minnesnowta!) and of course cuddle. I could not have asked for a better dog, and if I wasn't totally committed to the breed before, I am now for sure. Going to both work and school full-time is very draining and stressful for me, but when I get home at night and he pumps his little nub and gives me kisses, it makes all the
stress in the world melt away.

Dexter & his person Paige are waiting for a new arrival, Violet, to join the family in June!

Here are 4 of their favorite posts:

Welcome To Dexter Diary

A Tribute To Turkey Legs

The Evolution Of Chunky Butt

Totally Random Post

Stop by Corgitopia (formerly Dexter's Diary) and show them some PBU comment love this week!  And don't forget to keep checking them out to see baby Violet coming soon!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Foster Friday - Sahara

 I am approximately 1 year old maine coot cat. I was found in Home Depot wandering around and a nice lady took me in and got me vetted and is now looking for a permanent home for me. I love to be by my owner and I get so excited when she pets me that I drool because I am so happy. I am not fond of dogs so I would do best in a home without them. My Petfinder link is here if you would like to meet me.  Sahara is in Waterford, Michigan

If you have a foster or shelter animal that you would like us to feature, drop us a line at PBU at comcast dot net.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Little Behind!

Hi guys, sorry that we're a little behind in keeping up the blog and commenting on your blogs.  Since I broke my ankle, I've been a little slower getting things done.  Hopefully we'll be back in full force soon. 

As always, if you're interested in being featured on Pet Blogs United, drop us a line at PBU at comcast dot net.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Meet & Greet Party Blog Hop

Dogtipper.com & Cattipper.com are having a meet and greet blog hop that is a great way to make new blogging friends and connections.

You're supposed to introduce youself as if you were at a party, so here goes.

My name is Pam & along with my miniature schnauzer Oskar we run Pet Blogs United.  Pet Blogs United, or PBU, is a place for all pet bloggers to come together to find each other & to spend some time in the spotlight in one of the many ways we feature pet blogges.

We aim to create a community where showing each other comment love and giving both established and new bloggers a place to shine.  While you're here please take a minute to look around.  Click on the Join tab above to see all of the ways you can be featured here on PBU and don't miss our extensive blogroll in the sidebar!

Pet Blogs United on Twitter.

Happy hopping!

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