The Traveling Sisterhood: The Best of BlogPaws 2016! Amazing Brands, Giveaways and More

Friday, July 1

The Best of BlogPaws 2016! Amazing Brands, Giveaways and More

We just returned from our very first bloggers' conference! Back in March, my pooch, Lucy, and I were notified that we'd won the grand prize in the Blog Paws or Bust Conference: roundtrip airfare to Phoenix, AZ, a 4-night stay in the amazing Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa, and complimentary conference admission. We had such an amazing time!  We made some new friends and networked with over fifty different pet brands. I narrowed it down to our absolute favorites out of 57. There were four companies that really stood out. They are some amazing brands with great people behind them!  Definitely stop by their pages, follow them, and enter their giveaways. Without further ado, here they are in the order in which they popped into my head.
#1 Rocco & Roxie Supply Co
Rocco & Roxie is a family-owned company that sells natural pet shampoos (the one they gave me for Lucy even contains argon oil--I can't wait to try it with her!) and jerky-style treats that Lucy is smitten with. They're a family-owned company--their employees are their kids. I met the father and the daughter and they were both super sweet.  Rocco & Roxie also sell an absolutely incredible stain and odor spray. Let me just tell you about a little mishap we had that made me very grateful for said spray...
As you can see, our darling pooch is a bit spoiled. Relaxing on the bed, eating her delicious pig's ear, cozy in the pet friendly hotel room. It seemed fine to leave her to her contentment and comfort while I took the kid's down to the Exhibit Hall to meet Jack (you'll hear about him later).  However, she's a small dog and couldn't get down from the bed when she needed to tinkle and we came back to a nice surprise on the bed. It went all the way through the sheets to the very incredibly comfortable, I'm-sure-also-very-expensive mattress. The stain was huge and very noticeable to the eyes and the nose. I could just imagine the hotel charging me an arm and a leg to clean the mattress besides imagining the next people sleeping on it, unbeknownst to them. I grabbed the first bottle in my swag bag (not Rocco & Roxie's) and used most of it on the stain. It didn't do a thing! Eek! I tried Rocco & Roxie's next and was not prepared to be so amazed. It got out literally every bit of yellow stain and you couldn't smell it at all! It was incredible. I already loved this company before, but after that, I'm totally sold!
Follow Rocco & Roxie's Facebook page. They have giveaways for their products every single Friday! Come back here and let me know if you win one!

#2 Merrick Pet Food
Even before Blog Paws, Merrick was our favorite dog food brand. I love it because it's made with real, natural ingredients and is tailored to my pooch. Their small dog variety is perfect, and they have a wide variety of different types of food for any variety of dog, small or large, young or old, you name it. Lucy loves their food because, apparently, it's delicious.  She loves their dry dog food and their moist food both, and we were super blessed to be given 2 big bags of small variety food and tons of moist foods at Blog Paws! I like them even more now than I did before, if that's possible.
Follow Merrick Pet Care on Facebook. They always have great giveaways with tons of winners! They just ended a contest so I'm thinking there will be a new one soon. Keeping my eyes peeled!

#3 The Lucy Pet Foundation
The Lucy Pet Foundation is a non-profit created by Joey Herrick, the previous president and co-founder of Natural Balance Pet Food. He sold his very successful company to Del Monte not very long ago and needed something new to do, and really wanted to start a non-profit so he created The Lucy Pet Foundation. Of course, they had me at "Lucy"! But when they told me that all of their profits go toward saving dogs and cats from euthanasia, that impressed me. I spoke to Mr. Herrick at length. He was so nice, sincere, and down to earth.

And the Lucy products are incredible! They offer wonderful shampoos and spray-on conditioners (I use their blueberry on Lucy and she is so soft afterward and her fur smells so nice!) and cat litter that doesn't smell (for real, this guy, Little Box Bob, walked around for 4 days wearing a used litterbox and you couldn't smell a thing!) I'm not even exaggerating a bit, you guys. This cat litter is incredible and will be available at Petco and local pet stores in the very near future. You can find it easily in this clever and resourceful bag shaped like a cat.  

The Lucy Pet Foundation is taking a tour bus around the country to find the best surfing dog who will be part of a float in the 2017 Rose Bowl Parade! How cool is that?! Head here to sign up for information on the tour.
#4 Woofpup
My kiddos' pick, Woofpup, is a brand new company that is, essentially, a continuous contest. Upload your dog's photo and you can win "Woofpup of the Month"... with a limited-edition, collectible stuffed toy made in their likeness and a prize of $500 for the winning family. Here in this pic is their sample of a Goldendoodle. So cute and so Goldendoodlish!

Enter your pooch's photo at and come back and let me know if you win!

And there you have it, out of 57 brands, our 4 favorites! Follow them, love them, and enter their giveaways. 
I sincerely think they are wonderful! 

1 comment:

  1. Your doggie is beautiful and lucky to have you all!