National Dog Day BJ’s Sweepstakes: 5 Ways to Celebrate

This is a sponsored post, in partnership with BJ’s Wholesale Club. All opinions are proudly my own.

National Dog Day! Purchase a pet item at a BJ’s club or fr July 8 to August 18 to be entered for a chance to win the grand prize! #ad #BJsSmartSaver

What’s that you say? August 26th is National Dog Day, and you have more exciting Pet Sweeps news?!

It can be as easy as giving your dog a hug and a kiss, or you can go all out with walks in the park, dog food cakes, and letting them sleep up on the bed! There are so many ways you can celebrate National Dog Day like we are. It’s a “thing” with us.

Right now, BJ’s is running a Pet Sweepstakes! If you purchase a pet item at your local BJ’s Wholesale Club or on from July 8th – August 18th, you’re entered for a chance to win the grand prize, including a one-year supply of pet food, a gift pack of treats, and a pet bed or cat tree! Photo of your pet on Instagram or Twitter and use the sweepstakes hashtags: #BJsSpoilYourFurryFriend and #Sweepstakes for a chance to win weekly prizes, and to be featured on BJ’s social media channels. So cool!

And a wonderful way to celebrate National Dog Day! Go to BJ’s!

Here are 5 Ways to Celebrate National Dog Day:

1 – Adopt a dog from your local shelter! More on that in an upcoming post. As an alternative you can volunteer at your local shelter and walk/play with dogs or help clean cages. You can donate items the shelter needs. (Just ask them!)

2 – Have a dog party or play date with dogs you love!

3 – Spend the day on adventures with your dog, and don’t forget to photograph them! I never forget.

4 – See if any of your neighbors or loved ones need help with their dog.

5 – Give your dog a massage and a grooming and teach them a new trick!

And what else?

And as a bonus, head to BJ’s to stock up on all things dog! (and cat too!) This is our one-stop shopping place for our entire family. Especially with back to school time and getting our dog into an upcoming doggie daycare.

And that is why we love that BJ’s helps its members spoil their pets with everything you need. They offer a large selection of pet food brands that cater to your pet’s needs without breaking your budget. And with three pets under our roof, along with our two kids, we’re happy to have a place that has a wide assortment of food and accessories at unbeatable values. As a member, you can shop wet and dry pet food, treats that support dental health, and specialty foods that cater to weight management or complete nutrition. Not to mention that families can save up to $500 a year by shopping at BJ’s.

I’ve been a BJ’s member throughout life. They are committed to offering the best value of any supermarket or club, and members save 25% off grocery store prices every day. They’re the only membership warehouse club to accept manufacturer’s coupons. And if you join BJ’s today, we’ll both receive $25 gift cards just for signing up!

Don’t forget my awesome refer-a-friend link for you to join BJ’s today and earn a $25 gift card!

How will you celebrate National Dog Day?

Fetch Toys to Make Puppy Playtime Fun

This post is sponsored by Chuckit! but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

These awesome fetch toys will make puppy playtime more fun than ever. Also enter the giveaway to win them for your own dog to enjoy! #ad #MakeFetchHappen

What a happy day last week when we got three new awesome fetch toys for Astro to play with!

We have our four-year-old dog, Athena, to keep us company but somewhere along the line this spring, we decided to add a new puppy to the mix. Yes, we knew this would be a big change, and yes, we knew all the work that goes into adopting a shelter puppy. We also know the benefits of love, stress-relief, exercise, and more. When we adopted Astro, we sat in a one-hour meeting with the rescue organization to hear about vetting, training, keeping your puppy active. Never have I paid more attention in class! My kids listened too, and that’s why we aim to give him at least 45 minutes of play time a day.

Now, how to do that?

Fetch toys from Chuckit!, of course. Having regular play and fetch time with your dog is important for development, trust and health. And it’s a great way for you to bond. I love seeing Astro’s face when I throw him a toy and he’s determined to fetch it for me. I love that this experience gives me happiness, as well as a break in the workday routine. This is a win/win.

Here’s what he loves:

1 – RingChaser. Does your dog love to chase? This has Topspin infused action to create an erratic life like bounce. And it has a slobber-free pick up option if you don’t like getting your hands wet or bending down repeatedly.

2 – Fetch Flight. Astro loves the EZ grip design because he has a small mouth and this ensures easier pick up for us both. And it’s gentle on his gums because he’s been teething quite a bit lately.

3 – Rugged Fetch Wheel. I love that this adds variety to our fetch toys, and has textured ridges for easier grip.

These awesome fetch toys will make puppy playtime more fun than ever. Also enter the giveaway to win them for your own dog to enjoy! #ad #MakeFetchHappen

Giveaway Time for awesome fetch toys!

GIVEAWAY hosted by @chuckitfetchgames. Enter for a chance to win 3 awesome new Chuckit! Fetch Toys for your pup!*

To Enter:
1. Share your own dog selfie to Instagram
2. Tag @chuckitfetchgames and #MakeFetchHappen
3. Multiple entries allowed

And, giveaway closes 8/27/18 at 11:59pm PST!!

In terms of interactive dog toys, Chuckit! is the best! I love dog toys that invite a good game of fetch with your dog. The best dog toys invite bonding and exercise. Also, the dog fetch launcher – the RingChaser – totally rocks:

Learn more at! You can buy the items there online right now, or purchase in-store at select retailers. The RingChaser is available at PetSmart!

So, what’s your favorite activity with your dog?

These awesome fetch toys will make puppy playtime more fun than ever. Also enter the giveaway to win them for your own dog to enjoy! #ad #MakeFetchHappen