Reader Appreciation Giveaway

Wow, what a year! PetGuide had a fantastic 2014 and it wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for your support. You guys are the best – you make us feel so warm and fuzzy! And to show how thankful we are, we’re pleased to present our Reader Appreciation Giveaway, on now until Wednesday, December 23. There are three awesome prizes up for grabs and entering to win is super easy.

But first, let’s go over the loot.

Small NoseOur Grand Prize is courtesy of Flirt & Flutter Handcrafted Jewelry. You have a chance to win a $215 Custom Pet Nose Print sterling silver pendant and chain from jewelry artist Kaleen Wolfe. This one-of-a-kind keepsake is on my Christmas list and I’m so happy to be able to give it to one of our readers. Made from sterling silver, the pendant is crafted using an actual non-toxic mold of your cat or dog’s nose and is inscribed with your pet’s name on the back. The winner can use the $215 for the small dog or cat Custom Pet Nose Print, or use it toward the purchase of medium or large size dog nose pendant and necklace.

We also have two runner-up prizes to give away: two $50 pet store gift certificates.

So how do you enter to win? Simple:

Just submit a comment in the comment section below with either a link to your favorite story or review from Alternatively, you can tell us what you like best about our site or what you’d like to see more of in 2015. Want to see more reviews? Top 10 lists? Contests? Recipes? News? Let us know! You’re welcome to comment as many times as you like, but we will only count your name once in the drawing.

We’ll get in touch with you via e-mail once the contest closes (on Wednesday, December 23 at 11:59 a.m. EST), so be sure to use an address you will check if you’re a guest on Disqus. You will have 24 hours to respond with a mailing address. This contest is open to residents of Canada and U.S.

Happy howl-idays,

Amy, Oscar and the team

Click here for full contest Rules & Regulations


  • Lauren Bassart

    My favorite article on PetGuide is the one I wrote about traveling full-time with my best friend 🙂

  • I would like to see some easy peasy recipes that even my ma could make and I am a sucka for contests. 🙂

  • Kara Weate

    My favorite article is the one about animals being seen as victims, I’m so pleased more and more states are making stricter penalties for animal abusers. We are their voice! I’d also love to see more natural home remedies.

  • Ng

    Everything about your site is great! Maybe some more contests and recipes in the future.

  • SGilbert

    There are so many things that I Love about your blog. Reading about the Breeds of dogs. People that don’t know about a breed it is so important for them to check out the breed of dog you are thinking but getting on your website! Very helpful! I have 2 Vizslas and I loved reading about Vizslas. They are a velcro dog and you are never alone.

  • Liberty Snyder

    I would like to see more info on healthy, natural ways to improve our babies lives. Like coconut oil or nutritional yeast. I love finding alternate food sources that are good for them. And recipes using these things and contests!! I love this site 🙂

    • blazeaglory

      I know brewers yeast has kept my dogs flea free for years now! Even just the amount that is in my dogs food keeps the fleas away.

      • Liberty Snyder

        See! I love this site. I love new info. I didn’t know it kept fleas away! Thank you for telling new that 🙂

  • Maggie

    I loveeee the etsy guide! I love supporting homemade unique gifts. I feel much better supporting those artists rather than big box stores 🙂

  • ChickEpoo

    Just made my FOURTH batch of “easy peasy peanut butter treats” for the girlies…..
    One of your recipes….and will get to the others eventually but these are just SO
    “easy peasy” and I always have the ingredients on hand… Love your “funnies”….
    and the ability to submit a picture to go “with an article”……Have you in my “likes” on “facebook”……….. One of my daily “go to” websites…….

  • Diane Bernardi

    I love having answers to a lot of my questions all in one place. I also love the contests!

  • Emily Hall

    I would like to see more photo contests!

  • NarutoAdmin

    I would like to see more top 10 lists on petguide as they tend to be very interesting and concise. Any sort of top 5 or top 10 list hits you directly and there’s not a lot of reading involved and it’s just plain fun to compare your own top 5 or top 10 list with yours.

    Thanks 🙂

  • Carolyn

    I would love to see more contests & grain free recipes.

  • Ruth Epstein

    Layla loves the health articles as her Mom is a Jewish Mom and always worrying BOL

  • Heather M

    My favorite is the Top 10 of the Etsy Gift Giving Guide 2014……I love buying hand made gifts and supporting artists! Thank you!

  • Shelly Jones

    Thanks for fixing the app so I can post pictures again. I’d like to see more contests too!

  • We love the diversity. I have adored these necklaces forever as I believe Dex has the cutest damn snout ever – must have. TY

  • Estelle Steenbergen

    I loved the article on Pugs listed here:
    I like this article because I have the best dog ever, a Pug, and I think this one sentence from the article sums up my Lily perfectly “..can be surprisingly stubborn rather than simply following orders”.

  • Nicole Riley

    I love the info on traveling with your pet. We love to travel and I want to keep dog safe on the road. I took some of the advice from the article and on our last trip we stopped at dog friendly stores, beaches, and hotels. We also brought his shot info and other information that we didn’t even think of, thank you. I would like to see more natural and organic articles and products to keep my Marley safe, healthy, and happy. The health articles are very important to me before I go any where else I will search your website for a solution first, knowing that most likely that the good people of have already posted an article on the info I am searching for. I love the entertainment and the information provides its customers and viewers. We are excited and cant wait to see what has to offer next year.

  • Kim M
    Your puppy guide section has been very helpful to me. I have two puppies under 1 year right now. I have read all your posts on house training, biting, sitting, stay and everything else. All the articles really help to show me what to do and sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t but its always helpful to learn more information. In 2015 I hope to see more contest. I love your contests. I think a DIY section would be nice too on how to make your own dog treats, toys and even clothes. I also learn about a lot of Dog products I never knew of from your site I hope to learn of more. Maybe even have some place that people can tell you about a up and coiming company they would like to know more about and you can do that and showcase them on your site. Keep up the great work.

  • Erin Rabatin

    Would love to see more contests in 2015 and love the etsy guide!

  • sottovoce

    I love the great pics of the cutest fur babies ever! 🙂 Thank you.

  • LyricInTime2803

    Of course, I always love seeing more giveaways and contests. Other things I like to see most on blogs like this is stories/tips of fun things you can do with your dogs (how to train tricks, how to get started in sports, etc) and reviews of pet products.

  • Heather

    I actually just came across this blog and I absolutely love the tips your give about cat health and digestive. Every since mine was a kitten shes had stomach issues the vet couldnt really figure out so we have her on high fiber. I love the new litter box idea that you introduced and that you’re helping promote help for a start up company.

  • Janrut

    I would love to more stories locations that are pet friendly.

  • jaywest

    This is our whippets’ favourite treats.. In fact these are the only ones that doesn’t make their tummies grumbly..

  • Tenacious Little Terrier

    The top ten guides and contests.

  • Jamie B.

    We loved the Etsy guide! And who doesn’t love a good contest! Would love to win a Pet Nose Print of my frenchie!

  • Jan Todd

    I have just recently became familiar with PetGuide and now I’m anxious to read it everyday. So wish I had found it sooner. Truly enjoy it each day. Keep up the good work.

  • Elizabeth Denny

    My dog has recently developed this behaviour of drinking out of the toilet! Your article on how to prevent it from happening has definitely improved the situation!

    Thanks so much for all of your informative articles!

  • I really enjoy the all natural articles…. the ones that teach us alternatives to store bought items. It is always fun to read about the things we could be adding to their lives, that we might over look! and…. who doesn’t like an easy treat recipe too!

  • Caitlin Brandesky

    I loved this article… It helped guide my family to our German Shepherd named Francis!

  • Margie Priest

    I too would like to see more ways to improve my dog’s lives with health related articles. As a mom to eight rescues I just want them all to live longer.

  • Barbara Duvall

    i really enjoy the questions people ask about their pets health. specially about their size and coat/

  • Victoria Valencia

    I would love to see a pet adoption section

  • Mickey Truelove

    I love the Dog treats section. Always great info on heathy treats.

  • Entrepreurial One

    I would love to see more about easy food to make at home for dogs, and doggie behavioural issues!

  • Lindsay

    I love the etsy guide and the treat section! Both of my dogs love me for it too! 🙂

  • kspradlin

    I am extremely interested in any information from regarding therapy dogs and/or more specifically, the “Designer” breeds.
    My Labradoodle, Baxter, is a therapy dog and we visit hospitals including
    Veterans Hospital in Cincinnati,nursing homes, assisted living facilities, mental health facilities and we do a READ program for special needs first graders at a local elementary school. My heart is with the animal-assisted therapy through Pet Partners. Most people are
    not aware that pet therapy began in the 1860’s and even the famous nurse Florence Nightingale recognized the therapeutic benefits of pet therapy. Dr. Edward Creagan of the Mayo Clinic Medical School observed “If pet ownership was a medication, it would be patented tomorrow.” For these reasons I particularly enjoyed reading about the “Designer Dog Breeds” from Most of the dogs on the list have excellent temperaments and are found in many pet therapy organizations both in the United States and Internationally. Here is some of the information I found on

    Popular Designer Dog Breeds

    What makes designer dog breeds so popular is the fact that the options are virtually unlimited – you can breed any purebred dog to another purebred dog to create a designer dog breed. The first designer breed is thought to be the Cockapoo, a crossing of
    the Cocker Spaniel and the Poodle, which first appeared during the 1960s. Some
    other popular designer breeds include:
    Golden Retriever and Poodle
    Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle
    Beagle and Pug
    Labrador Retriever and Poodle
    Maltese and Toy Poodle
    Shih Tzu and Toy Poodle
    Cheek: Chihuahua
    and Pekingese
    Pomeranian and Chihuahua
    Schnauzer and Poodle
    Golden Retriever and Labrador Retriever
    As is true with any dog, you need to be
    very careful with breeding to reduce the risk of proliferating inherited diseases.
    Hybrid dogs/designer dog breeds are particularly at risk for certain inherited
    conditions because if both parent breeds are carriers, the likelihood that the
    pups will develop the condition is greatly enhanced. With responsible breeding,
    however, designer dogs can actually be very healthy and may in fact exhibit
    fewer health problems than the purebreds used to create them.

  • blazeaglory

    I love this website for all the Bostons and dogs! I would really love that necklace with my pets nose!! So cute!

    I want to see more of everything! How to keep your pets healthy, healthy foods, foods for allergic dogs, how to help pets that dont have families..etc.

  • Megan
  • cynxcityy

    I would LOVE to see more recipe posts. I’m rather picky about what I give my pup, so it’s always nice to have a variety of different recipes to choose from.

  • Lindsey Dealey my dog and 2 cats have been on a raw diet for about 5 years and are the healthiest theyve ever been! I love that you support the diet, especially for cats who are obligate carnivores and this article about the benefits for cats is spot on! My boy cat weighed 20 pounds on kibble before the switch and dropped down over the course of two years to 15 pounds a much more healthy weight! So glad to see support from major websites like you!

  • mullin77

    I would like to see dogs at No Kill Shelters that are looking for a home
    Cathy Truman

  • Emilie

    I would like to see more health-related articles!

  • Mallory H.
  • I’m new to this site, but will come back often. As the momma of a rescue dog, I found the article on his specific breed helpful. This article on grooming was informative, too. Thanks!

  • Zoe Corbett

    Natural ways to rid family , home and pets of pests and natural health remedies
    and of corse more contests never enough contests lol

  • mommyto2girlz

    I like the article. We had our baby for about 8 months now and still love learning more about her. Thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

  • Natalie yeoman

    I would really love to see more reviews & giveaways on here

  • Glossome

    I learned so much from your site this year, but the best tip of all came from this article about making your own dog shampoo:
    My sensitive-skinned pitbull mix was basically cured by the shampoo recipe– I think it was the apple cider vinegar that did the trick. In any case, thank you for a whole year of great information for pet owners everywhere. You truly rock!

  • Jodi Braford

    I like the story on Holiday gifts for dogs, a lot of great info here! Thank you!

  • Hannie

    I love your recipes, esp this one: I home cook & I’m always looking for new & fun recipes. I seem to find a lot of them here. Thanks for all you do.

  • Louly McButter

    This is SO CUTE! I’d love to see more DIY articles like pet bed patterns, or DIY dog treat recipes, remedies etc. Thanks!!!

  • Loreena

    I would to see more pictures of dogs

  • Stacy Bowden

    I love the treat recipes that you offer. I not only enjoy baking them for our lovies, but I love giving the healthy treats to them.

  • Kristin Myers

    I love the Brewer’s Yeast and fleas story

  • Y2U

    I like the diversity of material in each email, from breed info to health issues, and like others I’d love to see more holistic articles, and articles about raw feeding, to name a few!

  • Kitty Cat Chronicles
    ^^ I enjoyed this article. I learned a lot about microchips. I had never heard about the cons of microchipping before. Good info to consider!
    This nose print necklace is absolutely adorable. I would love one with my kitty’s nose!!

  • Trisha B.

    Since I’m a huge lover of rottweilers, I love this story here:

  • Jen Smith

    Love anything about Labs! Would like to see more alternative pet care articles.

  • joanna

    OK i have to be honest….

    Contests always make me come back for more of PetGuide. I would like to see more fashionable wear and dresses, unique items and Crazy pet costumes.

  • Linda Szymoniak

    I just love the content, but would actually like to see more healthy recipes and more giveaways, too.

  • Claudia

    i would like to see more travel related articles and diy recipes. i love the etsy guide and all the great giveaway … we still keep our paws crossed ! Happy Holidays

  • Amanda Yantos

    I love the products section. As a full time pet blogger and dog mom, I love staying up to date on all of the newest and latest cool gadgets for pet parents! Like this one:

  • Heidi Kelly

    I would love to see more news.

  • Geminiboy

    I love animals, pets and this blog!!! Keep up the great work! 🙂

  • Tara

    The stories on pet supplements. There are so many to pick from and this was very helpful.

  • Hi everyone! I love this website, you guys do a great job at keeping us inform….keep up the good work. My favorite part of the website..the product review…Kevin does a really good job! Christmas is coming soon so I had to look in the review article for a good toy for my furry kids!!!
    Merry Christmas and happy New Year to all of you!!

    Like this review

  • Parenting Furkids

    I’d like to see recalls have a more prominent section. I’d also like the treat recipes to include some extra, grain-free options. Maybe treats some using safe, medicinal ingredients like turmeric & other herbs? A whole section on Ayurvedic properties of herbs would be nice too.

  • Daraya

    I would love to see more reviews and some recipes! 🙂

  • Karen

    More information on senior dogs please! 🙂

  • selbys

    The article about Saint Bernards was very interesting for me. Our friends got one recently and it was great to read a lot about the breed.

  • alongcamemary1

    I L❤️VE the tips & advice section it has helped me learn so much about them and there care ! I never new brewers yeast was a cure for fleas ‼️ who knew ❓‼️

  • Joe GErsch

    I would like to see more vegan recipes… Thanks!

  • Erica Carnes

    I do like seeing reviews…more on products that help shedding!

  • desithebonde
    that would be nice jewerly i would love t o have and wear and show off

  • Leila Esposto

    More contests are always great! What I’d really like to see more of is information about common illnesses. My adopted cat has feline herpes, and while my vet assures me that he is healthy now, I cannot seem to find much information online about how that will affect his health later on, what the symptoms are, and what I can do as a pet owner to keep it under control. Thanks!

  • Kristin G

    Would love to see more info on puppy mill rescues and survivors!

  • Beth Klocinski

    I have show dogs and love to see when the AKC recognizes new breeds.

  • channallocks

    The stories on pet supplements.

  • sexybrat

    I’d like to see more Contests. 😀 Love them!! Thank you.

  • Timothy Jay

    I would love to see more pet friendly recipes on this site. I try to make my dogs their own treats. Thank you!

  • Cicely Bega

    I love recipes. My little shorkie doesn’t eat much at all so I want his food and treats to be as nutritious as possible. He’s a picky eater so it helps to know all of the ingredients. I also love reviews and would like to see more. It’s always helpful to know others have tried it and to hear their feedback. Keep up the great work!

  • Rene Chartier

    I love the advice section. It has helped me learn so much about our special pal and there care !The unique elements as brewers yeast being a cure for fleas I would have never known about without your tips.

  • gtpgirl19
  • Sand

    I would like recipes for healthy food and snacks.

  • lorri

    I love the tips section, I can always use some good advice!

  • Jen Sauer

    New to the site, look forward to exploring!