Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys #giveaway & #giftguide

25th Nov 2016
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Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys

Giveaway and Gift Guide


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 #houndsandholidays gift guide and giveaway!

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 The first annual Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys

Gift Guide & Giveaway !

The giveaway launches today, Friday, November 25 running through Friday, December 9, 2016.

You can enter on each of the participating blogs:

 Sarcastic DogThe Broke DogMy Life with DogsA 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.

The Guide

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6 Dogs, 11 Bloggers, 20 + Brands & $2K in Prizes equal a HUGE #Giveaway! Don't Miss Out!… Click To Tweet

Also follow fellow bloggers on Instagram for FLASH GIVEAWAYS

 @sarcasticdog, @dailypippip,,, @thebrokedog, @denise_gruzensky, and @mylifewithdogspdx for more information on the main giveaways as well as flash giveaways #houndsandholidays.

Our charitable recipient-Best Friends Animal Society

The Holidays, Hounds & Hot Buys team has selected Best Friends Animal Society as our charitable recipient this year and we are thrilled that many of the participating brands are donating to Best Friends Animal Society. Best Friends is the only national nonprofit animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. An authority and leader in the no-kill movement for more than 30 years, they run the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, regional centers in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and New York, as well as life-saving programs in partnership with rescue groups and shelters across the country. If you are in a position to do so, please consider a donation to Best Friends as part of your holiday giving

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The Prize Packages

Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys-Food and Treats

#1 Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys-Treats and Food

Stocking Stuffers! (Valued over $300)

See a full round up review of the items in the Treats & Food prize package from our co-hosts at

 The Daily Pip Treats Take 1 and Treats Take 2

The Kong Squeeze Zoo at The Broke Dog

Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys-Travel Gear

#2 Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys

Travel gear for dogs on the go & road trips (valued over $300)

See a full round up review of the items in the Travel Gear prize package from our co-hosts at

 Sarcastic Dog

Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys-Training Gear

#3  Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys-Training gear

New Year’s Resolutions (valued over $300)

See a full round up review of the items in the Training Gear prize package from our co-hosts at

 A Dog Walks Into a Bar

Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys-Holistic Goodies

#4  Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys

Holistic Goodies for health & wellness/products for seniors valued at $500

See a full round up review of the items in the Holistic Goodies prize package from our co-hosts at

My Life with Dogs PDX

Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys-Not Quite DIY

#5  Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys

Not quite DIY – gifts from artisans & authors (valued at over $400)

I’m highlighting the items in the Not Quite DIY #giveaway

  • Fuzzy Felties -handmade little needle felted animals and characters! Lee designs a custom felt of your pets using a photo!

One custom Feltie to winner-value $24  Fuzzy Felties Harley

Ruffwear Quencher Pacificblue_lrg

Quencher-We at Shasta’s Yorkie Yap love to travel, hike and backpack. The Ruffwear Quencher™ is the original packable dog bowl. Designed to provide dogs with food and water on the go, this collapsible fabric bowl fits in a pocket or backpack.

One Quencher to winner-value $15




Ruffwear Knot a LeashKnot-a-Leash-The Ruffwear Knot-a-Leash™ is a rugged, climbing-inspired leash. Reflective kernmantle rope and a secure locking carabiner make this a perfect go-anywhere leash.

One Knot-a-Leash to winner-value $35-Check out what My Life with Dogs PDX has to say about Ruffwear’s Knot-a-Leash

Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys Authors

Thanks to generous authors we have entertainment for all ages in 6 autographed books.

Total collection to winner-value $82

Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys Love Me Gently






Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys Shasta Brooklyn BowTied

  • Brooklyn Bowtied -Who doesn’t look more stylish in a bow tie.  Brooklyn Bowtied makes trendy accessories for stylish hounds! Each bow tie is handmade in Brooklyn, NY from materials sourced from the New York Garment District.

One bow tie to winner, with choice of size and pattern — value $18




OKI Doggy Xmas Logo

  • Oki Doggy– check out Sarcastic Dog’s post!

Fabiana Rodriguez and her amazing one-woman show, Oki Doggy – Handmade thoughtful designs to help homeless pets. Fabiana 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.

One duvet cover, pillow case, matching bowtie and toy to winner-value $69-89



Good Reasons Dog Treats

Good Reasons is a not for profit dog treat company on a mission. We create scrumptious, human-grade all natural dog treats, while providing employment opportunities to people with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Divided between DIY and Training Gear Winners (Gracie Tin, Gracie bag, GR t-shirt, GR bandana)-total value $51

Gold Paw Series Red Tartan Fleece

Gold Paw Series’ Stretch Fleece keeps Fido warm and stylish without adding bulk. 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.

One stretch fleece for winner-value $20.50 – $36.50

See our full round up review of all of the prizes in the Not Quite DIY prize package.  Our creative and talented friend and co-host at Dog Walks Into a Bar gives an in depth view of the DYI gifts Fuzzy Felties and Brooklyn BowTies.  I know they are special but, wow, what goes into making them!

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.

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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.

63 comments on “Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys #giveaway & #giftguide

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  5. would love any of these!

  6. Jordan on said:

    I would like the holistic package but any look awesome!

  7. We would LOVE the travel pack so we could just get up and go on an adventure whenever!

  8. Shelley P on said:

    I’d love Prize #4: “Not quite DIY”. I would really love a Gold Paw Series Coat for Ruby. I also love the autographed books and treat brands that are new to us. Plus I’d love the Brooklyn Bowtied for my pup Logan 🙂

    • I love this prize as well. I’m a little biased since my book and a few of my faves are in the giveaway. Plus, Shasta looks great in his Brooklyn Bowtie and we are getting LOADS of use out of his Gold Paw Series Coat. The little old man has even been sleeping in it. 😉

  9. Michelle B on said:

    I really want the travel package! Our boys go everywhere with us!

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  11. Carolyn on said:

    My dog would love any of the packages since they all have snacks in them but probably she would like treats & Food best. But they are all great!

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  13. anna pry on said:

    the training pack for my daughter who wants to be a dog trainer

  14. Lisa F. on said:

    I think I would like either the Travel Gear package or the DIY one. Thanks!

  15. The packs are all great! For me books, books and more books! My pups would want food though. Thank you for supporting Best Friends. They are incredible at supporting my favorite breed, rescue! Yorkies are my favorite to rescue though,lol.

  16. They ALL look great, especially 1-3 (those in particular look pretty similar). My dogs would love the toys and treats in them.

  17. They all look great! My favorite is the holistic goodies though.

  18. my pups would love the Treats and Food since they love to eat!

  19. My pooches would love Treats and Food package since they love to eat.

  20. Sandy Weinstein on said:

    the Holistic Goodies is my favorite because i go to a homeopathic vet and use homeopathic and holistic items and dog food.

  21. Christine Aiello on said:

    They are all great, but I’ll say the travel gear because we are taking a road trip in May.

  22. Heather on said:

    How fun! Ellie and kato would love to win and put to use that travel pack! After moving to the PNW we spend as much time as possible enjoying the outdoors.

  23. Amy Angulo on said:

    Nala and Cody would love to win the travel gear pack! I love that you highlighted the Not Quite DIY there is some great books included.

  24. Linda Szymoniak on said:

    I’d really love the Holistic package – I’m trying to use a more natural way of caring for my furbabies. However, my three rescued Treeing Walker Coonhounds would all vote for the Treats & Food package. They’re hounds, after all, and love to eat!

  25. Linda Szymoniak on said:

    I worry about what products I get for my dogs – there are just too many chemicals in food and products you use on your furbabies. I’d love the Holistic Goodies package, but I think my pack would outvote me and tell me to pick the Treats & Food package. They love to eat!

  26. Just stopping by to say hi! So much fun to be working on this with you!

    P.S.: I’m reviewing Love Me Gently on on Monday.
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  27. Dawn Birt on said:

    What a great giveaway! Thanks for putting these great packages together!

  28. Allyse Kotso on said:

    We’d love to try the training pack! We’re always leaning over here!

  29. Holistic goodies please

  30. Ellie Davis on said:

    we want the treats and food! nom nom!!

  31. rachel monn on said:

    they all look so fun! we would love the travel prize!

  32. Wahooo! Great post. So excited for the gift guide to be happening!! We are so glad to be collaborating with you.

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  34. What an awesome giveaway! Perfect timing too, with the upcoming season!

  35. This giveaway is exciting!

  36. This giveaway is awesome!

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