Saturday, October 24, 2015

Pizza Rat Dog Costume!

This year, we've been a little disappointed with some of the dog costumes out there for Halloween 2015. Fortunately, we found inspiration from a viral video snapped in our former hometown of NYC…

Introducing, Paddington Pizza Rat!!!

While we didn't go totally home-made on this one (sighhhh, I still don't know how to use a sewing machine), we did find/source the parts.

Here's what you'll need for your Pizza Rat costume:

1. Children's sized mouse accessories: We found this set on Amazon and then modified the tail and head piece for Paddington. Depending on how big your dog is, you could probably use adult sized accessories as well, or something that comes on a headband. We did like that this one uses an elastic which we were able to secure to Paddy's collar for a snug fit. The tail we attached using a bobby pin.

2. Pizza toy: While you could use a real piece of pizza… you'd have to snap those photos pretty fast (and I'm fairly confident that pizza is not good for humans or dogs). There are several variations on pizza themed dog toys out there -- again, Amazon has a fairly good selection. We went with the 8" slice from PrideBites, which was the perfect scale for Paddy.

We still can't help but giggle looking at these photos- Paddy really is the perfect little pizza monster. While we're not sure our fellow Californians will get it, we know the New Yorkers will :) Are you dressing your pup up this year?

Monday, October 12, 2015

Barkzilla Reader Giveaway: Just Right by Purina + PrideBites!

We are super excited to announce that we are hosting a very special Barkzilla reader giveaway in celebration of Pet Wellness Month courtesy of Just Right by Purina and PrideBites!

Last month, the Just Right team surprised us with an amazing care package on National Dog Day, and now they're letting us share a special gift with one of our readers! One lucky winner will receive  free order Just Right by Purina personalized dog food (up to $68.95 value) and a $50 PrideBites gift card!

Thanks Just Right for this awesome portrait of Paddy! 
Not familiar with Just Right? It's an amazing offering from Purina that is personalized based on your dog's needs! We've blogged about how great we think it is (here), and also been one of their featured Bloggers of the Month! They also introduced us to PrideBites which offers super cool customized swag for your dog - we recently received a gift card which we used towards a snuggle blanket for Paddington and cannot wait to see how it turns out! They also have adorable toys and clothes for dogs of all sizes. 

Here's how to enter: 

Winners will be announced within 24 hours of the giveaway end (10/26/16 12:00 AM ET), and don't forget you can enter every day! Good luck!

Disclaimer: This post is about a giveaway that has been sponsored by Just Right by Purina and PrideBites. We received compensation for hosting this giveaway on behalf of the sponsors.
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