Planet Dog Giveaway!

Posted on October 27, 2011 by Allie

When we first got Stella almost three years ago, she had no idea what to do with toys.  She was actually afraid of some of Argo’s big heavy chew toys.  When they fell to the floor with a big, loud thud, she’d run into the other room shaking.  But, because both dogs are strong chewers, we can’t buy wimpy dog toys.  I got Stella an Orbee-Tuff bone hoping she wouldn’t be afraid of it and it would be strong enough to hold up to both sets of super strong choppers.  It was a perfect solution.

It’s the toy that taught Stella how to play with toys.  She loves to chew on it, even when she was younger and smaller she could easily carry it in her mouth.  There are holes at either end that are perfect for putting a small treat in.  It has a little bounce when you throw it, and it’s soft enough that it doesn’t drop with a big loud thud.  Seeing her march around the living room with her new toy in her mouth made me so happy.  Now she plays with all sorts of toys, but her blue bone is still her favorite.

When we first got the Orbee-Tuff bone, I didn’t think it would last very long because the rubber is really soft.  I thought for sure Argo would get a hold of it and chew it to bits in seconds.  But it’s incredibly strong.  Stella has had her Orbee-Tuff bone for almost three years now and there aren’t even any tooth marks in it.  The rubber is so soft that it seems to just bend around her teeth.  And, it’s non-toxic, recyclable, and made in the USA.  

About Planet Dog:

“Our mission is to amuse, explore, support, innovate, create, educate, celebrate and philanthropate… all in the name of the dog. We “romp the romp” by providing financial resources to those in need, educating consumers about canine-related issues, creating an array of non-toxic and recyclable products, and keeping the tails of “our pack” wagging.”

Based in Maine, Planet Dog makes many products from recycled materials and accepts used Orbee toys for recycling.

Planet Dog gives 2% of every sale of any Planet Dog product to their ownPlanet Dog Foundation, an organization that funds programs that train, place, and support working dogs helping people in need.

In honor of 10 years of giving, Planet Dog Foundation has just awarded $68,580 in new grants to 10 assistance dog, therapy dog and other canine service programs across the country:

 ”The PDF grants will support a wide variety of non-profit programs that rescue and train dogs to help: children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities; incarcerated men and women; injured service members; at-risk youth; natural disaster survivors and many more people in need.

The ten grant recipients are:  Freedom Service Dogs of Lakewood, Colorado; Guiding Eyes for theBlind of Yorktown Heights, NY; Home for Life of Stillwater, MN; Indiana Canine Assistance Network(ICAN) of Indianapolis, IN; Maine Medical Center of Portland, ME; Prison Pet PartnershipProgram of Gig Harbor, WA; READing Paws of Ocoee, FL; Search Dog Foundation (SDF) of Ojai, CA; Sherman Health Foundation of Elgin, IL;  and Tender Loving Canine Assistance Dogs (TLCAD) of Solano Beach, CA.”

To celebrate, Planet Dog has created a glow-in-the dark version of the Orbee-Tuff bone for the Planet Dog Foundation, and they’ve  generously given us TEN to give away!

To enter, leave a comment on this post telling us about your favorite dogs. Make sure you use a valid e-mail address when commenting.  One entry comment per person, please.  On Friday, November 4th, I’ll pick ten winners using a random number generator!

Good luck!

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CONTEST CLOSED
Winners are: Erin, Kathy, Katie, Jamie, Rob, Tara, Brenda, Kim, Holly & Julie
Winners have all been contacted.

Thanks so much to Planet Dog for sponsoring this contest!

23 Comments +

  1. I’m in love with a little red-headed pup named Lily. She’s an Australian Cattle Dog mix, rescued from a private shelter, and she’s wonderful. Since adopting her, I realize that I’m happiest when she’s happy — and that’s usually outside no matter the weather.

    October 28th, 2011 at 8:17 am
    Comment by SavvyChristine
  2. Nothing brings me more joy than my two rescued greyhounds! They are beautiful inside and out :)

    October 28th, 2011 at 8:49 am
    Comment by Jennifer
  3. My family and I are going to be getting a Malamute puppy so we’re going to be needing some heavy duty chew toys. We used to have a beautiful Akita. Her favorite toys were stuffed animals that she could destroy and get stuffing everywhere.

    October 28th, 2011 at 11:19 am
    Comment by Erin
  4. My buddy is Zippo, a Chocolate Lab/Mastif mix who brings me a present every day when I come home from work (usually it is a shoe or a ball)

    October 28th, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    Comment by Kathy
  5. I love rescue dogs! They are so sweet, grateful, and loyal. We have a German Short-haired Pointer and a jack russel/beagle mix, both rescues.

    October 28th, 2011 at 4:42 pm
    Comment by Cathy O.
  6. My little girl is a bossy corgi named Edie. She’s the most independent dog ever and always wants to play when I’m getting dressed for the day. She never wants her mama to leave!

    October 28th, 2011 at 5:26 pm
    Comment by jamie
  7. Besides my very own buddy, my fave dogs are the ones involved in the Pawsitive approach program at Guide dogs of tx. Like the prison pet partnership (great choice for grant funds, planet dog!), the pups at GDTX spend their first 12-16 months doing basic training and socialization with local inmates and the results are amazing. PPP achieved zero recidivism and 100% post-release employment rates rate for three years in a row!

    All the working dogs – military, seizure, hearing, cadaver, tracking, etc., etc. – blow my mind, but the ones who give prisoners hope, companionship, pride, and purpose and then go on to bless the visually impaired are my faves. Next to my own little buddy. :)

    October 29th, 2011 at 5:36 am
    Comment by Rachel
  8. * not an entry comment

    Did planet dog share with you what they use in these to make them glow in the dark? I actually saw a whole rack of these the other day, but couldn’t find any info on what chemical? material? was added. They seem like a legit company, but I can’t help but be wary.

    October 29th, 2011 at 5:43 am
    Comment by Rachel
  9. My two favorite dogs are our rescued mutts, Payton and Polly, or as we affectionately call them, P squared. They are our four-legged furry babies :)

    October 29th, 2011 at 4:55 pm
    Comment by Becky
  10. my fav would be our newfie mix our four kids just love her and she has became one of the family. We feel so blessed to have saved her because i think she saved us as well

    October 29th, 2011 at 5:31 pm
    Comment by Nicole
  11. My favorite dogs are my Shephard mix Bella and Sharpei mix Lexie. They are crazy but I love them.

    October 30th, 2011 at 4:34 pm
    Comment by Vivian S.
  12. I would have to say Romeo, my cocka-poo is my current favorite, He is just so friendly and nice to all, and cheers me up when I am moody

    October 31st, 2011 at 6:00 am
    Comment by Rob
  13. I just love my bull mastiff mix pooch!

    November 1st, 2011 at 9:51 pm
    Comment by Katrina
  14. I am so in love with my current foster dog, who has beat distemper, severe pneumonia, hook worms, whip worms and heartworms! She is incredibly loving and loyal like all GSD’s and has the most soft and gentle eyes and soul you have ever seen :) . Love you Savannah…
    Your foster mom

    November 2nd, 2011 at 5:19 pm
    Comment by Tara Tippit
  15. My best friend is my 10 year old pug Iris. She has the most endearing soul and spirit.

    November 2nd, 2011 at 5:35 pm
    Comment by Brenda
  16. My favorite dog is my constant companion, Bubbers, who is a 6 year old Malti-poo. Unfortunately his teeth aren’t so great, so I would give the bone to my grand doggy, Sherman Leopard, who is my son’s German shepherd (that’s what he called them when he was little, how cute is that?)

    November 2nd, 2011 at 6:13 pm
    Comment by Kim Territo
  17. My ten year old Golden Retriever, Bailey. He doesn’t understand that he’s a doggie senior citizen and should not act like a puppy at all times!

    November 2nd, 2011 at 6:42 pm
    Comment by Kristen
  18. I absolutely love daschunds. I have a chihuahua-daschunds mix who is my baby. We call her a chi-weenie or a Mexican hot dog :) She is 8 yrs old & fiesty. I love her!

    November 2nd, 2011 at 7:07 pm
    Comment by Holly S
  19. I have a Yorkie-Poo, who is 3/4 terrier, and he chews threw all toys, except these types, within seconds. I would love to have this bone for him, as I know it would last him longer than most toys and give him the chewing pleasure he needs and desires. He has very few toys because so many just do not last for him. I just know he would love to add this to his small collection! :)

    November 2nd, 2011 at 10:02 pm
    Comment by Tammy Chaney
  20. Our 8 year old Golden Retriever named Libby! She has a toy in her mouth at all times and spends most of her time make sure our other dog does not have one :)

    November 2nd, 2011 at 10:28 pm
    Comment by Linda Yates
  21. my bull terrier alfie is an awesome little man, he is a clown in a dog suit ! … makes me smile all day long … he’s just been diagnosed with an heart murmur which I’m really worried about, but the daft look on his soon cheers me up … he can destroy most toys within minutes, so the Orbee-Tuff bone sounds perfect for him .. x

    November 4th, 2011 at 6:23 am
    Comment by julie roberts
  22. My amazing dog is Idol, a Belgian Malinois. We’ve both been learning how to herd sheep. He is a natural at it, me not so much! But with his patience, I’m learning to give him the right commands and learned when to let him do his stuff! He now had his herding intermediate title and we’ve qualified the last two years for the CKC herding trial championships!
    We have LOTS to learn from our fabulous furry friends!

    November 4th, 2011 at 11:18 am
    Comment by Lori
  23. My favorite dog is Uggie the dog in ‘The Artist’ film. I’m star-struck!

    February 24th, 2012 at 3:33 am
    Comment by Margot Core

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