Dog gifts-Not Quite DIY #HoundsandHolidays #Giveaway

2nd Dec 2016
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Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys

Not Quite DIY: Gifts from Artisans and Authors

#Giftguide and #Giveaway #HoundsandHolidays Dog Gifts

Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys-Not Quite DIY

Hope you have had a chance to check out the five, dog gifts, prize packages in our first annual Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys Gift Guide & Giveaway #houndsandholidays! The giveaway launched November 25 and runs through December 9. You can enter on each of the participating bloggers contest pages – Sarcastic Dog, The Broke Dog, My Life with Dogs, A Dog Walks into a Bar, The Daily Pip and here on Denise’s Dog Dish – for more chances to win.
We have five giveaways based on different themes with prizes valued at almost $2,000.  Oh my dog that is a lot of loot and would make an amazing Dog Gift for your furry family member!!

Shasta and I have the pleasure of digging a litter deeper into the Not Quite DIY: Gifts from Artisans and Authors prize package valued at over $500.  Our good friends and co-hosts at A Dog Walks Into a Bar are very talented and creative themselves.  I know DIY items are special, but not having a crafty thumb (or any fingers for that matter) really enjoyed their in-depth description of the creation process..

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Fuzzy Felties

Fuzzy Felties Creates Harley

What is better than a mini me of your furry family member?  Creative Artisan Lee designs handmade little needle felted animals and characters.  She will create a custom felt of your pets using their photo.  I cannot believe how the eyes mirror the soulful eyes of Harley.  I’ve ordered one of Shasta now as well.  The winner of the DIY prize package will receive his or her own custom felt.


Ruffwear Quencher Pacificblue_lrg
Ruffwear Knot a Leash

As avid outdoor enthusiasts we have been HUGE fans of anything Ruffwear creates for many years.  I love their philosophy; “We believe that interaction through outdoor activities builds strong bonds between humans and canines, making each outdoor adventure more fun, challenging and inspiring“.  We believe they are true and leading Artisans of outdoor equipment for your furry family member(s)!  Any question you might have about the endurance of their products is answered through their ambassadors.  They are athletes, human and dog, who push Ruffwear products using them in the most demanding conditions.  Avalanche dog teams, Conservation Canines, Paddle Boarding, Mountain Biking and Long Distance Hiking dogs are just a few of those ambassadors.  Ruffwear have donated several prizes to several packages.  The lucky DIY winner will receive a Quencher-the original packable dog bowl and a Knot a Leash-a rugged, climbing inspired leash.  See more about the Knot-A-Leash from our friends at My Life with Dogs PDX

Be sure to come back to see our review of their Web Master Harness posting later this week.

Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys Authors

Thanks to some amazing Authors, we are able to provide the DIY winner with 6 autographed books sure to entertain all ages.

Shasta’s Yorkie Yap has been busy reviewing many of the books in the collection.

Bookworm Book Review of The Returns and Showstoppers by M.K. Clinton

Bookworm Book Review of House Trained by Jackie Bouchard

Bookworm Book Review of What to Expect when Adopting a Dog by Diane Rose-Solomon

Bookworm Book Review of Not Like the Others: Harley’s Story-Having a Pet with Special Needs


The Daily Pip’s Review of Love Me Gently

Brooklyn Bowtied

Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys Shasta Brooklyn BowTied

Who doesn’t look more handsome in a bowtie?  We say, even our furry family members.  Artisan Rochelle creates all sorts of trendy designs for the fashionable dog.  Each bow tie is handmade in Brooklyn, NY from materials sourced from the New York Garment District.  We love they are a sustainable product and how great Shasta looks!  The DIY winner gets to choose his or her own bow tie pattern and size.

Oki Doggy

Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys Dog Gift for Not Quite DIY

Handmade designs with a mission make Oki Doggie another Artisan we love.  Fabiana, the company’s one women show, is a graphic designer who is as committed to supporting animal rescue as she is to growing her delightful line of leashes, collars, t-shirts, bed covers and more – all of which support animal rescue efforts.  Shopping that supports a great cause count us in!!  See more about their products and mission at Sarcastic Dog.  The very lucky dog DIY winner is going to receive a Duvet Cover, pillowcase, matching bow tie, and toy.

Good Reasons Dog Treats

Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys DIY Good Reasons Dog Gift Collection

Good Reasons is another Artisan company on a mission. They create scrumptious, human-grade all natural dog treats, while providing employment opportunities to people with autism and other developmental disabilities.  Can you believe how great this DIY package is?  Good reasons prizes will be divided between DIY and Training Gear Winners including a Gracie Tin, Gracie bag, GR t-shirt, GR bandana.

Gold Paw Series Coats

Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys-Shasta in his Gold Paw Series Fleece
Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys-Shasta wearing his Gold Paw Series Fleece

If you have been around our Dishing and Yapping long enough, you know we have a cabin in Tahoe.  Shasta can now stay much warmer with his Gold Paw Series Fleece.  It is PAWfect to wear underneath any of his other weatherproof coats to stay toasty warm!  Gold Paw Series is a family of Artisans “dedicated to improving the lives of dogs and their owners with thoughtful, practical solutions to everyday problems”.   The fleece contains recycled polyester and 7% spandex for a four-way stretch to guarantee a perfect fit, also making it easy to get on and off and made in the USA.  One Stretch Fleece will also be given to the the LUCKY DOG winner of the DIY dog gift prize package!

These giveaways are only open to U.S. residents, 18 and over.  Winners will be selected at random and will be notified within 48 hours.

Thanking Our Participaing Brands

Denise’s Dog Dish & Shasta’s Yorkie Yap received many products in this guide for an honest review. We did not receive monetary compensation to review/promote these products. We only accept products that we use ourselves, believe our readers and ourselves will benefit from learning more about & feel you will enjoy.  None of the brands are responsible for the content of this post.

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8 comments on “Dog gifts-Not Quite DIY #HoundsandHolidays #Giveaway

  1. The fuzzy felties are so adorable!!! We have Ruby’s on a shelf right over our daughter’s bed. Love all the books in this package as well.
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  6. pet bowls on said:

    So cute Handmade designs for dog.

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