Collar Safety Awareness Week


Dog’s Speak Up for Collar Safety

By: Blue Belle Walton, Canine Contributor
DogBlog: A Dog’s Eye View

Dog Collar Safety

Hi there dog lovers, Blue Belle here, canine dog blog contributor, grateful rescued dog, and tail wagging happy member of a furever family.

My family wanted me to talk to you about a very serious issue. Today my mom gave me a new collar. She said that this could actually save my life. What is so special about my new collar? It has a feature that makes it come apart if I get my collar caught, so I don’t get strangled. My new collar is a PetSafe® KeepSafe® Break-Away Collar.  Isn’t it pretty.  I really like it.  My mom listened to a video interview from the women who created it.  She invented this collar after she lost her dog Chinook, to a collar strangulation accident.  How terrible!  You can see the video below.

Information about the PetSafe® KeepSafe® Break-Away Collar

The collar features a patented break-away safety buckle that releases when pressure is applied or it gets caught on something, allowing it to fall off harmlessly and reduce the risk of strangulation or injury to the pet. The KeepSafe collar also has a metal D-ring on each side of the breakaway buckle, which can be used to attach ID tags and can also be clipped together with a leash so pet parents can safely walk their dogs using the collar.

We didn’t even know that this was a risk, but my mom heard about the Educational Campaign to Protect Pets from Collar Strangulation Accidents . They call it Collar Safety Awareness Week. We think everyone should help get out the word. Mom said it is urgent to make everyone aware of this safety issue. So listen up, people. Please pass this along. I know your dog will thank you.

Collar Related Injuries

  • Over 19 million dogs wear collars everyday
  • More than 26,000 collar related injuries happen each year
  • 71 incidents per day
  • More than 50% of pet professionals have experienced a collar related incident in pets

Common Causes of Dog Collar Incidents

  • Play Biting
  • Deck Slats
  • Fences
  • Crates
  • Heating/Cooling Vents
  • Shrubs/Bushes

The first annual Collar Safety Awareness Week, October 18-24, 2015, is being launched to educate the public about the risks of strangulation and dangers of traditional collars as part of National Animal Safety and Protection Month.

PetSafe® Interviews Tenney Mudge, Inventor of KeepSafe Collar

PetSafe® Collar Safety Awareness

Blue Belle’s Message to All Dogs and Their Family’s PROTECT YOUR PET WITH A SAFE COLLAR.

PetSafe Collar Safety Awareness Week Infographic

DogBlog Review: Zuke’s Mini Naturals


Review byZuke's Mini Naturals Dog Treats DogBlogger Julie Walton
DogBlog: A Dog’s Eye View

Product: Zuke’s Mini Naturals
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Blue Belle loves to do tricks and one of the best treats for rewarding our dog are small treats like these little mini treats from Zuke’s.  We received the Zuke’s Mini Naturals Fresh Peanut Butter Formula from to review.

The 6 oz. package is actually a pretty large package.  And I see that they are on sale at Chewy right now.

These treats are wheat, corn and soy free and there are less than 3 1/2 calories per treat.

Blue Belle really likes these tasty treats, in addition to using them for training purposes, we also use them inside her Odin Toy.


Peanut Butter, Ground Rice, Ground Barley, Malted Barley, Gelatin, Vegetable Glycerine, Tapioca, Natural Flavor, Cherries, Sunflower Oil, Lecithin, Salt, Phosphoric Acid, Rosemary, Turmeric, Sorbic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Mixed Tocopherols

DogBlog Review: Orijen Free-Run Duck


Review byOrijen Free Run Duck Freeze Dried Dog Treats DogBlogger Julie Walton
DogBlog: A Dog’s Eye View

Product: Orijen Free Run Duck Freeze Dried Dog Treats
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We received a 2 oz. package (approximately 55 treats) of freeze dried dog treats made from duck and duck liver. The treats are proudly made in Canada. The package indicates they use regional ingredients delivered fresh.  The founder says the quality is never outsourced, preparing Orijen treats in their own kitchens, where they freeze-dry fresh local ingredients and control every detail of preparation.  They are freeze-dried to lock in flavor and nutrition.

The first thing I noticed about the treats is the fact that they are very light in weight.  The first thing my granddaughter noticed, is the smell.  But Blue Belle loved the smell.  We are very careful to feed our special loved one only the best dog food and treats.  This product by Orijen qualifies as a healthy good snack which we feel we can trust.

Traveling With Our Dog – Finding a Self Wash Dog Bath


Dog Friendly Road Trip

Pet Place MarketWe were so excited to wake up early in the morning with our car jam-packed with luggage, sleeping bags, a cooler full of drinks and lunch, an audio book for our listening pleasure, snacks, and of course the BEST DOG IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD, Blue Belle, who joined us on our road trip to to the great Northwest.  We traveled from Boise, Idaho on the interstate freeway system through Oregon, over the Columbia River to Washington State, through scenic wine country and finally to venture through the picturesque cascade mountains and Kittitas County.  We truly love to travel the state highways through the beautiful small communities. As soon as we could, we hopped off the interstate to relax on the slower pace of the Washington state highway.

Shortly after leaving our home in Boise I realized that I should have given Blue Belle a bath the day before we left.  Riding in our small car, with Blue Belle snuggling up between us, caused some discussion about the unpleasant odor we would have to endure for several days. It didn’t seem to bother Murry much, but I do have a very good sense of smell.  So we looked online to see if there was a self service dog wash somewhere on our route. We knew we would be spending the night in Cle Elum, WA, and the next day stopping to take Blue Belle for a walk and enjoy the awesome view of Snoqualmie Falls, so we searched google for a self serve dog wash near Snoqualmie.

Our search brought us to a fantastic jewel of a find, Pet Place Market, located in North Bend, WA.  We sent an online message to let them know that we would be traveling through North Bend the next day and would be so happy to give Blue Belle a bath in their self serve dog wash.  When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised when we stepped inside to say we were traveling and needed to use their self serve dog wash.  The nice lady said “this must be Blue Belle”.  Yah! They read our message.  We were greeted by the Manager, Amanda, and a nice young man named Zack.

Amanda showed us into the back room where the doggie spa was located.  A nice sized room that was very nicely decorated with several bath stations.  She gave us a tour and explained how everything worked.  First we put on some stylish blue (Boise State Colors, by the way) rubber aprons and took Blue Belle to a table where we brushed her.  If we wanted we could do a few other grooming things like clip her nails.  Then we took her to the bathing station.  The water was already set to the proper temperature and ready to go. Amanda showed us how to use the shampoo and conditioner, how to hold the sprayer for the water and how to use the blow dryer.  We even had scented spray to use after she was all cleaned up.  We chose the lavender spray.  She smelled so good.

After her bath we looked through the pet store and found a product to add to our purchase – an organic dog treat made with real berries produced locally. Wet Noses grain free dog treats are USDA organic Non-GMO and made nearby in Monroe, Washington.  I found this information about their facility on their website:  “Every single one of our treats are produced at our facility in Monroe, Washington – about 30 minutes north of Seattle. Wet Noses has called the beautiful Pacific Northwest home for nearly 20 years, since our beginnings in a Seattle kitchen in the late 1990s”.  They also say “Our company is founded on one very basic philosophy, if you wouldn’t eat it – don’t give it to your pet”.  What a great attitude!

We were so thrilled to find this super duper pet place with such a friendly staff.  We plan to stop in again when we take another road trip with the BEST SMELLING DOG IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD.

  • Blue Belle Really Needed a BathWe found a great place with a self serve bath.
  • Pet Place Market in North Bend, WAMurry signs us up to JOIN THE PACK!
  • First Step - Brushing Her CoatBlue Belle wasn't so sure about this.
  • Amanda Takes Us On A TourTips and instruction about using their dog bath.
  • Water Set to Perfect TemperatureBlue Belle was being such a good dog.
  • Scrubbing BubblesMurry takes his turn at bathing.
  • Getting Clean.The shampoo/conditioner worked great.
  • All Clean!Amanda tells Blue Belle she looked so pretty. And she had treats.
  • full screen sliderWe found a local organic dog treat from Wet Noses.
  • Pet Place MarketWe absolutely love this place!
Blue Belle Really Needed a Bath1 Pet Place Market in North Bend, WA2 First Step - Brushing Her Coat3 Amanda Takes Us On A Tour4 Water Set to Perfect Temperature5 Scrubbing Bubbles6 Getting Clean.7 All Clean!8 Nice Pet Supplies.9 Pet Place Market10
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Review: Dogsters Frozen Dog Treats


Would your dog like a frozen treat?

Product Review by:  Julie and Blue Belle Walton
DogBlog: A Dog’s Eye View

Product:  DOGSTERS Ice Cream Style Treats for Dogs


Dogsters Frozen Dog TreatsWe received a request to review a treat for our dog, Blue Belle, DOGSTERS ice cream style treats for dogs.  They are made in the USA (a key to this dog loving family) all natural, low fat and low calories.  Dogsters says man’s best friend deserves healthy and delicious treats, too.

Who doesn’t love a good treat. BUT, the question on this beautiful fall day is will Blue Belle, the rescue dog, agree that a frozen treat is cool and refreshing and much better than staying under the tree to keep the pesky squirrels out of our yard.

The frozen treats are found in your grocery store alongside the frozen novelties.  But because we are special (ok, we are just dog blogging reviewers, but we think we are special) we received ours at our front door packed on ice.  We received two boxes of these delicious flavors:

  • Mint
  • Peanut Butter and Cheese

Each treat comes in a plastic container with a paper lid, so obviously you will want to keep an eye on your dog and throw the trash away, so they don’t eat up the container.

I think you will agree when you see Blue Belle’s reaction that she thinks they truly are DELICIOUS!


Pooch Perks Dog Box Subscription Review


DogBlog Canine Contributor, Blue Belle, Reviews Pooch Perks

Review by: Julie Walton and Blue Belle the Rescue Dog and

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Pooch Perks Website Link

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We were told to expect a box for our canine contributor, Blue Belle, to review. She was so excited. Oh my goodness. What an awesome box full of treats and toys.

PoochPerks is a monthly box subscription service for your four legged family members which include a unique collection of organic treats and interactive toys. Their treats are gluten free, have no artificial preservatives and are made with natural ingredients. Their toys are tested for durability and safety. They give preference to local batch gourmet and socially aware companies. (Blue Belle, Murry and Julie really like that fact).

Blue Belle absolutely loved the box full of treats and toys. One of her favorite toys is a little rubber toy from HuggleHounds.  Stuffed Ruff-Tex is 100% natural rubber that is stuffed and extremely flexible.  We use it to play a game with her. We put the toy on her head and tell her to wait and then when we say “OK”, she throws the ball off her head and catches it. SUCH FUN!

DogBlog Review - Pooch Perks

DogBlog Review – Pooch Perks

We highly recommend this subscription box full of goodies. You can purchase a subscription for your pooch, or a gift for a doggie friend. If you choose to cancel your subscription, I see that you can go to the contact page and submit a request to cancel.

About the service: PoochPerks

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