Thursday, November 19, 2015

Look Who's Happy! Tempt 'n Tenders Review

Welcome and Happy Thursday! Today I'm sharing with you Look Who's Happy! Tempt 'n Tenders Chicken with Pumpkin Recipe. Ever since I've learned about this company I have fallen in love with their philosophy:
If there's one thing all dogs should have in common, it's that they should be happy!

As you can see in the photo above, I'm having a hard time keeping it together. Why you ask, because this treat is:
  • Made with cage free poultry raised in the USA and USDA-Inspected
  • Grain and Gluten Free
  • No by-products, hormones, artificial preservatives, flavors or colors
  • Naturally raised meats providing high quality protein
  • Garden vegetables picked at the peak of ripeness
  • Slow cooked for terrific taste
These treats are made right here in the USA on their family owned plant. The ingredients include:
  • Chicken
  • Pumpkin
  • Cane Molasses
  • Sea Salt
  • Citric Acid
  • Mixed Tocopherols
    • Source of Vitamin E
These treats are about 4 inches long and come in a 4 ounce resealable bag locking in the moister and flavor. They sell for about $7.99.

I had all I could do not to jump into my mom's ares and take this treat from her. But, with a little self restraint I waited patiently. And let me tell you, it was definitely worth the wait. Not only are these treats great for big dogs, but you can easily brake them into smaller pieces for smaller dogs as well.

I highly recommend this treat to all my four legged pals out there.

To learn more about Look Who's Happy and their products visit them on any of these sites: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram.

*Spencer the Goldendoodle received one bag of Look Who's Happy Treats for this honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are our own and was not influenced in anyway. Also, there was no monetary compensations.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Need You Feedback

Happy Wednesday Everyone! For the last two days it has been dark, rainy, and wet outside. So, today I though I would share a happy, sunny picture from a couple of weeks ago.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Pamper Your Pet at PetSmart #PetSmartGrooming

The time had finally come and I needed to get spruced up for the coming holiday season. So that means a date with the groomer. 

This post is sponsored by PetSmart and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about PetSmart Grooming Salons, but Spencer the Goldendoodle only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. PetSmart is not responsible for the content of this article.

Booking an Appointment

I decided to check out the PetSmart® Grooming salon, but needed moms help to schedule the appointment. While my mom was on the phone she learned that you can actually book you appointment online with your favorite groomer. Also you can get text alerts or emails notifying you when your pet is ready to be picked up.

Different Packages

PetSmart has several different packages to choose from, mom scheduled me for one of their Base Package: Dog Bath with Haircut and included an Add-On Package: Top Dog.

The Dog Bath with Haircut (perfect for dogs who need a bath plus a haircut) includes:
  • Oxygen-infused bath
  • Shampoo washing and blow dry
  • 15 minutes or more of brushing
  • Dematting and haircut
  • Nail trim
  • Ear cleaning, hair removal and flushing (if needed)
  • Scissoring feet and pad shaving
  • Sanitary trim
  • Anal gland cleaning
The Top Dog includes:
  • Choice of premium shampoo
  • Milk bath conditioner
  • Scented cologne spritz
  • Teeth brushing and breath freshener
  • Bandana or bow
Reminders Before Your Appointment
  • All pets need current rabies vaccinations and proof of vaccination from their vet. I was able to have my vet fax my vaccination to PetSmart.
  • Rabies Vaccination needs to be administered 48 hours prior to service.
  • They do not perform services on pets 8 weeks or younger.
  • Customers cannot go behind the double doors separating the Salon lobby from the grooming area. This is for the safety of their pets and associates.


When we arrived we met my groomer, Leslie Jean. She immediately came over to me and started petting me. She asked my mom several question:

  • "How do you prefer his hair cut?"
  • "Does he have any allergies?"
  • "When was the last time flea or tick medication has been applied?"
Leslie Jean then started feeling me for any mats, bumps or skin issues, she also checked out my nails, teeth, and ears. She explained to my mom that she would be bringing me in the back where she would be giving me my bath, trimming my nails, brushing my teeth and cleaning my ears, if needed. 

My mom then handed the leash over to Leslie Jean and she was off to do some shopping while I was getting pampered. 

I was surprised to learn about all the education PetSmart requires:
*Salon associates acquire annual safety certification and take additional course-work where they learn about dog anatomy, signs of stress and common pet medical conditions. 

*Groomers (those that give haircuts) receive an additional 400 hours of hands-on training. 

Another feature that both my mom and I loved is the viewing window into the store from the salon. It was fun watching all the customers shopping for their pet. With my separation anxiety it was difficult for my mom to watch me in the salon. Having the window for my mom to "spy" on me through the store sheaves was great.

Pawgress Report Card

Finally, I was done. Leslie Jean presented mom with a Pawgress Report card that noted what she found while grooming me. The different areas that she was able to report on was: skin, coat, ears, nails, teeth, and anal glands. This was a great tool the groomers use to make sure the relay any and all important info on to the owners. 

She did an amazing job taking good care of me and cutting my coat to my mom's standards. Check out my before and after shots, I look like a new dog who can finally see again.


My mom's favorite part was picking out my new bandana and charm. What do you think, am I ready for fall???


Finally, PetSmart Salons offer a "Look Great Guarantee," which is their promise that you'll be happy with your pet's service, or they will do whatever it takes to make it right - including offering your money back.

Learn More

To learn more about PetSmart or PetSmart Grooming Services visit any of these sites: Website, Book an Appointment, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Benefits of Owning a Fish and Starting Your Own Aquarium #APIfish

Visiting PetSmart in search of my new fish.

I'm excited to share with you my latest adventure, becoming a fish owner with the help of PetSmart® and API® 
This post is sponsored by MARS Fishcare and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about API Perfect Start but Spencer the Goldendoodle only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. MARS Fishcare is not responsible for the content of this article.

Let's first look at different reasons or benefit of being a fish owner. 
  • Fish are quiet, affordable, clean pets the involve minimal attention and have minimal to no behaviors depending on the breeds. 
  • Fish can take up as much room or as little room as possible, making them great for apartments. 
  • Fish are a great pet for children. Not only does it help teach them responsibility, but they also provide them with friendship. 
  • Finally, it has been scientifically proven fish have a calming affect. Between hearing the sound of the water to watching them effortlessly swimming about. Fish tanks offer us the opportunity to bring the calming affects of nature into our houses.

After deciding to be a fish owner it was off to PetSmart to get everything I need. 

I decided on API's 1.5 Aquarium Kit with 180 Degree View. Here is what all came in this kit: 
  • API Perfect Start™, a complete and easy-to-us start-up program to successfully start your aquarium. It consists of 3 envelopes to use on Day 1, Day 14, and Day 28. Each envelop contains single dose of API's Stress Coat, Stress Zyme, and Quick Start.
  • Multi-Color Led Lighting - light color options include white, blue, red, green, purple, aqua and amber.
  • Easy Care Integrated Filration System - the filter housing is molded into the tank body so it displaces less water. This filter uses API Crystal Bio-Chem Zorb cartridge.
While I was picking out my products one of PetSmarts employees, Megan, came over and asking if we were finding everything okay. I had my mom tell her that we are becoming fish owners and if there was anything she recommended. She asked what kind of fish we had in mind. We told her that we were looking to get a Betta fish. She highly recommended getting the API's Bettafix and Stress Coat.

She explained that Bettafix is an all-natural way to treat Bettas for bacterial infections. She shared that one of her Bettas was biting his back fin. After using this API product he no longer was biting his fin and it help make his fin healthier. She then told us that Stress Coat is part of API's Aquarium Maintenance collection and help makes our tap water safe for our new Betta.

Last, but not least, I needed to pick out my new pal. PetSmart had a many Betta fish to choose from in all different colors and breeds. Megan did a wonderful job explaining what the difference of each breed is. Finally I settled on a male blue crown Betta I named, Tuna.

Finding everything I need 
After getting everything we needed for Tuna we headed home and started to unpack and set up the tank. It only took about 15 minutes to set the tank up, fill it with water, add the chemicals, and the accessories. We then let the tank sit over night with the filter on before we added Tuna to the tank. 

Tuna has been a wonderful addition to our family. He is enjoying his new spacious home and I love watching him swim about.

To learn more about these and other API products visit them at either their Website or on Facebook. To check out PetSmart's collection of API products simply click HERE.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

PupCrate November 2015 Edition

Happy Tuesday Everyone! Today I'm introducing you all to PupCrate,  a new subscription dog box.

Each monthly PupCrate box contains 4-5 treats (USA Made), toys and other pet products that have been hand selected by PupCrate. Each month is sourced extremely carefully from trusted suppliers and each item is unique from anything they will send in a later box.

PupCrate is even great for dogs with allergies. Every PupCrate is wheat, corn and soy free. 

Here is how it work:

1) Choose Dog Size:
  • Small (0-20lbs)
  • Medium (20-50lbs)
  • Large (50+lbs)
2) Choose Toy Preference
  • Plush Toys (soft and squishy)
  • Chew Toys (durable and chewy)
  • Or Mix of Plush and Chew
3) Choose A Term
  • Month to Month - $29.95
  • 3 Month Prepay - $85.95
  • 12 Month Prepay - $330.95

Now lets take a look at the goodies in the Novembers Edition of the PupCrate:
  • HuggleHounds 
    • This cute red bear is made right here in America using U.S sourced fiber fill, as well as made using recycled corduroy. These bears are hand sewn so no two bears are alike. 
    • Retails for $21.95
  • Yaky Charms
    • This microwavable snack is from the same people that brought you Himalayan dog treats. Simply place the bag in the microwave for about 1 minute. And you have yummy Yaky Charms for you dog.
    • Retails for $6.99
  • Yaky Yam Lotsa Checken
    • This treat is name from the same people that brought you Himalayan dog chews. Yaky Yam is baked treats has only 5 ingredients: Yak & Cow milk, sweet potato, brown rice flour, chicken powder, and chicken broth.
    •  Retails for $3.99
  • Earth Rated Poop Bags
    • Lavender scented poop bag refill roll has 15 bags that fit into any standard leash dispensers.
  • Bacon Flavored Spray
    • Bacon spray for dry dog food for picky eaters. All natural dog food dressing and flavor enhancer.
    • Retails for $6.99
  • Premium Beef Treats
    • Made with 100% natural beef liver and lung right here in the USA. Contains no artificial flavors or colors.
    • Retails for $32.99
This box has over a $70 value. PupCrate's boxes start at $29.95 plus free shipping and handling. If you use the coupon code "SPENCER" you will save $5 of your order bringing you box cost to $24.95. You would save over $45 on all these products going through PupCrate vs going to the store and purchasing them all individually. Talk about a great value!!! The best part you can gift a box to someone in time for Christmas. 

To learn more about PupCrate or to place your order visit any of their sites: Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

*Spencer the Goldendoodle received this PupCrate box in this post to review. The opinions in this review are the honest opinion of Spencer the Goldendoodle. PupCrate is not responsible for the contents of this post.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Flagology - Custom Printed Flags - Review

Happy Monday Everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I have a busy week for you all so lets get started.

 Today I'm sharing with you a wonderful company called Flagology. Flagology was started in 2012 by a working mom named Susan who couldn't find a flag that expressed the unique personality of Bella, her Chihuahua-Dashshund-Terrier mix. So she created one of her own. Soon after that, Susan started getting request from friends to print flags that celebrated their special pets as well. And so was born.

My humans can relate to Susan, since I'm a mix breed as well, it is hard to find Goldendoodle items/decor. 

Ordering your own custom flag is easier than you think. Here are the simple steps to order your own custom flag:

1) Go to
2) Choose your design either: photo, monogram, or address flag. You will find there are several to choose from in each category.
3) Upload a photo from either a file, Facebook, or Instagram.
4) Add text, change the font, choose your flag color, or add a clipart.
5) Choose your fabric.
     *Flagtastic Fabric - is their premium quality outdoor fabric perfect for photo flags.
      *Flip-It Fabric - is their premium quality outdoor double sided fabric perfect for text and monogram flags.

6) Place your order. Prices start at $24.99.

Once you have completed your design and have placed your order, your custom flag will be shipped to you in as soon as 5-7 business days!

I didn't put much thought into the product before it arrived. So, when I opened the package and looked at the flag for the first time I was shocked/amazed/impressed with my flag. I have noted all the highlights for this product and the company for you below:
  • Quality of the Flag - The quality of the flag is impressive. Not only is it tough enough to withstand the elements outside, it is also thick and silky make it a great piece to show off inside your home as well.
  • Ordering Process -  Ordering was easy, simple, and fast. But at the same time you have many options to choose from as well as many options to customize your flag. 
  • Price - $24.99 for a custom flag that is made from quality fabric is a bargain.
  • Speedy Delivery -  I was shocked when I saw my package in my mail box only 4 days after I placed my order. I'm sure with the holidays coming delivery times will be slowed down a bit. However, to get a custom order in a week is outstanding.
I'm over the moon with this company and this product. The only downside I found was not knowing about this company sooner. 

Flagology would make a wonderful, custom gift for the dog lover in your life. Make yours today and use the coupon code "spencerflag15" and receive 15% off your order through 12/31/15. 

Here are the details to guarantee your custom flag arrives in time for Christmas:
  • December 11th is the deadline to order a flag with regular shipping and a guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve
  • December 16th is the deadline to order a flag with overnight shipping and a guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve.

To learn more about more about Flagology visit them at any of these sites: Website, Facebook, Pinterest, Intstagram, and Twitter.

*Spencer the Goldendoodle received this Flagology flag in this post to review. Spencer the Goldendoodle receives no additional benefits from posting about this Flagology products or the company. The opinions in this review are the honest opinion of Spencer the Goldendoodle. Flagology is not responsible for the contents of this post.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Hunting Safety Selfie

Happy Sunday Everyone! Yesterday was the official kick off to deer hunting season. So make sure you are sporting your orange for the next 2 weeks! 

This week is packed full of fun reviews, here is this weeks review line up:
  • Monday - Flagology (custom garden flag)
  • Tuesday - PupCrate (monthly subscription box for dogs)
  • Wednesday - PetSmart/API Fish Tank
  • Thursday - Look Who's Happy (pumpkin chicken dog treats)
  • Friday - PetSmart Grooming

Don't forget to enter the two giveaways that are currently going on. 

Brothers is giving three lucky winners a 25 lb bag of Brothers Complete Dog Food of their choice along with one bag each flavor of their Bothers Complete biscuits! This giveaway is only open to those 18 year of ago or older living in the US. All you have to do is enter the giveaway at this LINK. This giveaway will run until midnight on 11/9/15.

 The other giveaway is a copy of  Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me From Myself a memoir written by Julie Barton herself. This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 years of ago or older and runs until midnight on November 10th. Here is the LINK for this giveaway.

Today I'm joining the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop hosted by The Cat on My Head.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

PL360 Arthogen Plus Advanced Hip & Joint Formula

I was reading the other day and found out that some places consider a 7 year old dog a senior. I was shocked, I mean, I still feel like a spunky pup. However, I am noticing some aches and pains with the resent weather change. Even my humans asked if I'm okay because I have been moaning some when I lay down.

When PL360 contacted us, asking if I would like to review their Hip & Joint supplements, I subconsciously jumped all over the opportunity.  

PL360 makes two different Hip & Joint Support. Here is the different between the two:

Since I fall under the "senior" and "large breed" category, I'm reviewing the Advanced Hip & Joint Support supplement

Arthogen Plus Advanced Hip & Joint Formula for dogs is specially formulated with glucosamine and chondroitin, plus MSM and HA to support healthy hips and joints. These tablets are beef and cheese flavored and are scored chewable to help ensure easy and accurate dosage. 

According to the bottle, for the first month you start off taking 2 pills in the morning and 1 pill in the evening. Now that it has been over a month, I just take 2 pills in the morning. Even though these tablets are flavored, I'm not good at taking pills. So, my humans crush them and add them to my food, which I take with no problems.

Since being on this supplement, for just over a month, both my humans and I have noticed a difference already. The main difference we all notice, I'm not moaning anymore when I lay down.

I would recommend this product to any K9 out there who is needing a supplement or who wants to be proactive with their aging dog. 

This supplement comes in three different size bottles:

  • 90 Chewable Tablets 
    • Regular Price: $39.87
    • Currently on Sale: $23.99
  • 180 Chewable Tablets
    • Regular Price: $73.99
    • Currently on Sale: $36.99
  • 360 Chewable Tablets
    • Regular Price: $92.34
    • Currently on Sale: $62.99
You can order this and other PL360 products at:

You can learn more about PL360 and their other products on these sites: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Today I'm joining the FitDog Friday Blog Hop hosted by SlimDoggy, My GBGV Life and To Dog With Love

*Spencer the Goldendoodle received one bottle of PL360 Arthogen Plus Advanced Hip and Joint Formula for this review. All opinions in this review are the honest opinions of Spencer the Goldendoode. Spencer the Goldendoodle received no additional benefits for talking about this product. PL360 in not responsible for the contents of this post.

Is It Friday?

Is it Friday yet? No, then I'm going back to bed! See you all tomorrow. Zzzzzzz!!!

Don't forget to enter my two giveaways going on:

1) Brothers Complete is giving 3 winners each a 25 lb bag of dog food of their choose and 3 bags of their dog briskets. Click HERE to check out my full review and enter the giveaway.

2) The other giveaway is a book called Dog Medicine: How My 
Dog Saved Me From Myself, a memoir written by Julie Barton herself. Click HERE to check out the review and enter the giveaway. 

Today I'm joining the Thoughtless Thursday Blog Hop hosted by Ruckus the Eskie, Love is being owned by a Husky and M.K. Clinton

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Dog Medicine Book Review and Giveaway

I'm excited to share with you an amazing book called Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me From Myself, a memoir written by Julie Barton herself.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), an estimated 16 million American adults (almost 7% of the population) had at least 1 major depressive episode last year. Julie's story is just one of many Americans out there who struggle with depression.

Here is the blurb from the back of this great book:

At twenty-two, Julie Barton collapsed on her kitchen floor in Manhattan. She was one year out of college and severely depressed. Summoned by Julie's incoherent phone call her mother raced from Ohio to New York and took her home.

Psychiatrists, therapists and family tried to intervene, but nothing reached her until the day she decided to do one hopeful thing: adopt a Golden Retriever puppy she named Bunker.

Dog Medicine captures in beautiful, elegiac language the anguish depression, the slow path to recovery, and the astonishing way animals can heal even the most broken hearts and minds.

 As you learn about Julies journey from hitting rock bottom, hearing about her abusive past and how a dog name Bunker changed her life, you will find it hard to put this book down. But, make sure you have a tissue box close by. One moment my mom was laughing and the next she would be crying.

My favorite part of this book, when you were hearing Julie's story, you were also learning about Bunker's journey as well. You learn that when Julie had her breakdown in New York, that was the same day Bunker was born. This was a great way to parallel the two journeys until they became one. 

If you love reading about animal-human bonds this definitely a powerful one you don't want to miss. With that being said, I highly recommend this book to everyone out there. There are some tough parts to read, I would recommend this book for an adult audience.

This book will be released on November 10th. You can pre-order you copy now on Amazon for $11.49 (Amazon Prime) HERE.

You can also learn more about Julie Barton and her book on her Website or on Facebook.

Now onto a giveaway for your chance to win this amazing book. This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 years of ago or older and until midnight on November 10th.

Today I'm joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop hosted by BlogPaws.

Brothers Complete Review and Giveaway

Happy Tasty Tuesday Everyone! Today I'm excited to introduce to you all Brothers Complete Ultra Premium Dog Food and Treats.

Brothers is family owned business and have been rated 5 star on Dog Food Advisor and is proudly made in the USA. 

The first thing I noticed right away was their shinny packaging. However, this packaging is for more then just looks. This 4-ply metalized, Hi-Tek bag ensures protection against insects, moisture, oxygen migration, and light intrusion to maintain maximum freshness.

Let's learn about Brothers Complete Dog Food is:
  • GMO Free
  • Grain Free
  • Potato Free
  • All Life Stages
  • Digestive Enzymes
  • Selective Prebiotics
  • Human Grade Proteins
  • Encapsulated Probiotics
  • Over 90% Animal Proteins
  • Sourced and Made in the USA

Here are the four different flavors Brothers Complete dog food comes in:

1. Turkey Meal & Egg Formula with Advanced Allergy Care
  • Made with turkey meal and whole eggs dried, which are the first two and most abundant ingredients in Brothers Complete.
  • Comes in different size bags:
    • 5 lbs (resealable bag)
    • 10 lbs (resealable bag)
    • 25 lbs
2.  Chicken Meal & Egg Formula
  • Made with chicken meal, whole eggs dried, and turkey meal, which are the first three ingredients.
  • Comes in different size bags:
    • 10 lbs (resealable bag)
    • 25 lbs
3.  Venison Meal & Egg Formula with Advanced Allergy Care
  • Made with venison meal, dried whole eggs, and turkey meal, which are the first three ingredients.
  • Comes in different size bags:
    • 5 lbs (resealable bag)
    • 10 lbs (resealable bag)
    • 25 lbs
4.  Lamb Meal & Egg Formula with Advanced Allergy Care
  • Made with lamb meal, dried whole eggs, and turkey meal, which are the first three ingredients.
  • Comes in different size bags:
    • 10 lbs (resealable bag)
    • 25 lbs

I'm also testing out Brothers Complete Biscuit Treats as well as their Dehydrated Sweet Potatoes. 

The Brothers Complete line of treats contain:
  • No Grain
  • No White Potato
  • No Sweet Potato
  • No Sugar in any form
Being nutritionally complete and balanced means that Brothers treats will not create a nutrient imbalance in your dog, but will instead encourage and contribute to your dog's optimal health and well being.

Brothers Complete Biscuit Treats are part of a growing line of treats that brothers has formulated to help define and fulfill the increasing need and demand for nutritional excellence in dog food. Their biscuits come in three different flavors:

1. Buffalo Meal Biscuit Dog Treats
2. Venison Meal Biscuit Dog Treats
3. Turkey Meal Biscuit Dog Treats

Last, but not least, I'm excited to share Brothers Complete USA Dehydrated Sweet Potato Dog Treats. These are 100% all natural, dried sweet potatoes are a delicious, health alternative to rawhide chews. I love that they are crunchy, chewy and smell amazing. Since there is no added coloring they won't stain your human's carpet. 

Brothers Complete line of dog food and treats is sure to leave your K9 licking their lips for more! For those of you who are wondering, I had to use every muscle in my body to hold myself back from devouring my mom's creative sign. It was painful waiting but I at least was able to help clean up the mess!

To learn more about these and other Brothers Complete products you can visit them there: Website, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

Now, onto an amazing giveaway! Brothers is giving three lucky winners a 25 lb bag of Brothers Complete Dog Food of their choice along with one bag each flavor of their Bothers Complete biscuits! This giveaway is only open to those 18 year of ago or older living in the US. All you have to do is enter the giveaway below. This giveaway will run until midnight on 11/9/15.

Today I'm joining the Tasty Tuesday Blog Hop hosted by Kol's Notes and Sugar the Golden Retriever.