Surprise My Pet Box Review


surprise-my-pet-boxSurprise My Pet is a new gift box service for dogs, other pets coming soon!  They launched their new website Mid February.

Each month your pup can receive 2-3 or 4-7 treats/toys and other fun/essential items in the mail!

 My Special Coupon:

My DogBlog readers are offered a special coupon that you can use to get a discount on your first box!

Coupon Code:

*BestDogBlog*    to get $5 off (Expires on 4/4).


They Say:

None of the treats/chews are made in China and are inspected to assure they are healthy and safe for your pets. Each box that is shipped helps support animals that are in need. After they get some support from customers they plan to use a lot of that money to educate folks about properly owning a pet and giving them all the free support they need along with connecting homeless pets with owners


Their Website:

They do have a beautiful website:

The description of the website reads “SurpriseMyPet is a monthly subscription that sends out goodies to your pup! Surprise your dog with gifts here:”  The website is very user friendly, it even has a link for an online chat.  You can learn how it wokrs, send a gift, look at the frequently asked questions, select your dog size to get started and see the pricing.  They show you customer feed back and show you some of the charities they work with, giving back to pet charities.



Our Box Arrives:

We received a box of three items for our review.

Surprise My Pet Box

The packaging is a beautiful box. I must say we were surprised, but I wondered if they forgot to add all the products. Such a big box for just three items. Then I realized it was supposed to be just three things.

We received the following items:

  • Vermont Fleece Ball
    An extra durable fluffy ball from Ethical Dog. Super great for hours of fun and chewing pleasure!
    Cost $5.50
    This was Blue Belle’s favorite thing in the box. She pulled it out of the box first thing. She loves squeaky toys. The squeaker is still working after several weeks of use.
  • Cadet Premium Chicken Tenders
    A Delicious, 100% real chicken treat from Cadet. The treats pack deliciously high protein content that your pup won’t want to stop eating.
    Cost $10.50
    They do look delicious, but our family doesn’t use jerky treats because of our concern of many that have been recalled. This product from Cadet does say it is made in the USA. I did some research on the manufacture’s website and found this press release – Memo –  IMS Responds to Customers Concerns Regarding Jerky Treats from China
  • Smokehouse Dog Treats
    Yum! A crunchy treat from Smoke House. This Prime Slice is 100% natural and it’s slowly roasted for 53 hours to get amazing color and flavor!
    Cost $6.50
    The ingredients indicate Beef Ligament. Package says Made in USA.

The Cost:

Pricing - Surprise My PetMonth to Month: 4 – 7 items $32.95/Mo + 7.95 S/H
Month to Month: 2 – 3 items $13.95 +6.95 S/H

3 Month: 4-7 items $26.66 +7.95 S/H
3 Month: 2 – 3 items $12.56/Mo +6.95 S/H

Annual: 4 – 7 items $27.02/Mo +7.95 S/H
Annual: 2 -3 items $11.44/Mo +7.95 S/H

My DogBlog readers are offered a special coupon that you can use to get a discount on your first box!

Coupon Code:

*BestDogBlog*    to get $5 off (Expires on 4/4).

Joke: A Computer Guy Meets a Shepherd


The Shepherd and the Nerd

A shepherd was herding his flocks in a remote pasture when suddenly a brand new Jeep Cherokee advanced out of a dust cloud towards him. The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, Ray Ban sunglasses and a YSL tie leaned out of the window and asked the shepherd: “If I tell you exactly how many sheep you have in your flock, will you give me one?”

The shepherd looks at the yuppie, then at his peacefully grazing flock and calmly answers, “Sure!”

The yuppie parks the car, whips out his notebook, connects it to a cell-phone, surfs to a NASA page on the Internet where he calls up a GPS satellite navigation system, scans the area, opens up a database and 60 Excel spreadsheets with complex formulas. Finally he prints out a 150 page report on his hi-tech miniaturized printer, turns round to the shepherd and says: “You have exactly 1586 sheep!”

“That is correct, take one of the sheep.” says the shepherd. He watches the young man select a sheep and bundle it in his Cherokee.

Then he says: ” If I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me my sheep back?”

“Okay, why not” answers the young man.

“You are a consultant.” says the shepherd.

“That is correct” says the yuppie, “How did you guess that?”

“Easy” answers the shepherd. “You turn up here although nobody called you. You want to be paid for the answer to a question I already knew. And you don’t know bleep about my business because you took my dog.”

Welcome to our DogBlog!


Our dog family

Murry and Julie Walton with Maggie and Blue Belle.

Welcome to our DogBlog: A Dog’s Eye View, written by Boise, Idaho website designer, Julie Walton; her hubby, Murry; and their best friend and dog blogger, Maggie. (Note – sorry to report Maggie died October, 2012.  We are happy to introduce you to to the newest member of our family, an adopted rescue Aussie/Heeler named Blue Belle.)  She is the Rescue Dog that rescued us.

Our goal in creating this blog is to inform and educate our friends about dogs and the resources we have here in the beautiful Northwest, and to include some good clean fun!

If you have a suggestion, or idea, please feel free to comment or send an email. See the Comment Bubble at the top of each post. Thanks for your interest.

“The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.” ~Author Unknown

Why We Started a Blog for Dogs and Their People.


Why did we start this blog? Dogs are man’s best friend, we all know that. We wanted to find the best places and the best things to do with our “best friend”. Now that we have lost our best friend to old age, we will show you some of the places she loved to go and will share the experience of building a relationship with our new member of the family. Join us in scouting the Northwest for dog-friendly places.

Losing Our Best Friend – What to Do?

Scout the wonderdogOur 14 year old Heeler/Australian Shepherd started our blog journey with visits to parks in Boise, Idaho.  She is no longer with us, so we will carry on to develop a blog for dogs and their owners.  We will feature things to see and do in the Northwest.

Our newest member of the family will be happy to help in our research.  Scout would have been proud of us as we scout the Northwest for the best things for dogs and their people.