Tuesday, April 21, 2009

REVIEW: Planet Dog Earth Day Gifts

Planet Dog: Earth Day Gifts for Dog & Cat Lovers and Their Companions
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We've been reviewing Planet Dog items here in the Lapdog household for some time now and with this batch of goodies, we decided to get some other opinions.

Chan's girls Sissy and Gretchen had the pleasure of reviewing the Orbee-Tuff Adopt Ball.

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Both girls absolutely loved the ball, especially Gretchen. Despite its large size (in comparision to her petite size) and regardless of the lack of squeaker, Gretch really does think it's one awesome ball!

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Chan reports that the ball is the only toy she will allow Gretchen to take in and out at will, although Mom does bring it in when she doesn't. She's really starting to do that terrier thing of snapping her head around, and this ball is her favorite thing to have in her mouth when she does it. Chan thinks perhaps its the hole in the middle, allowing the ball to collapse a bit.

Jessi was gracious enough to have her feline crew test out the Orbee-Tuff Adopt Mouse. She reports that she tried multiple times to get any one of her four cats to play with the toy... with no success.

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Here are a few of Jessi's thoughts as to why they were uninterested: 1. The toy was very heavy in comparison to other cat toys I've bought them and I can't see any of them picking this up in their mouths for very long or being able to bat it across the floor. 2. The toy advertised a mint flavor/scent. Maybe a catnip scented mouse would interest and attract a cat's attention more? Otherwise, the toy seemed very well made. I can see this being a favorite for a dog, such as a rat terrier.

I agree with Jessi on the Orbee-Tuff adopt mouse seeming to be made more along the lines of Planet Dog's usual dog toys. I wouldn't give it to my dogs because of the tail (which they could chew off), but it would seem most appropriate for small dogs.

In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to leave you with some information on Planet Dog's new Green T Collection! I had the pleasure of reviewing the "reduce your carbon pawprint" one and absolutely love it!

Each of the Green T's is printed in the USA with earth-safe, phthalate-free inks after being made in India in a factory that operates with partial wind and solar power. The 100% certified organic short-sleeved shirts are as soft as a puppy's ears and meet the Global Organic Textile Standard.

The Green T collection includes four styles: "reduce your carbon pawprint"; "reduce. reuse. rewoof."; "think globally. act doggedly" and "you had me at woof." Each is offered in both women's and men's cuts except for "you had me at woof." which is only available in women's sizing.

Whether creating great products, providing financial resources or helping to educate consumers about canine-related issues, Planet Dog is proud to be a pet industry leader with proven socially responsible initiatives that bring people and dogs together for fun and mutual support. "As a small company doing big things, our goal will always be to improve the world around us by giving back to our community, our workforce and the environment," says Alex Fisher, Planet Dog's Founder. "Our internal mantra is "think globally, act doggedly."

Planet Dog’s corporate philanthropic arm is the Planet Dog Foundation (PDF). The Foundation, whose mission is to promote and celebrate programs that enable dogs to serve and support their best friends, receives a percentage of every Planet Dog purchase. In turn, it is donated back to non-profit canine service programs nationwide.

“We’re doing what no other pet product company is doing," says Catherine Frost, Planet Dog's Brand and Product Champion. “We offer innovative, top-quality products that dogs love, all while supporting service dog programs, encouraging pet adoption and protecting Planet Earth. Our goal is for our actions to speak louder than woofs,” adds Frost.

Since January 2006, PDF has given away more than a half a million dollars in cash and in-kind donations to several worthy organizations. For more information and a full list of programs and grantees, please visit http://www.planetdogfoundation.org/.

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The winner of the Crocheted Wire Jewelry book was choosen by random number generator and the winner is.... Chan! Congrats!

8 comments:

Channon said...

Great post! And yes, for their size, PD toys do tend to be heavier, but that doesn't phase my girls, but I can see where it would a cat or even a dog Gretchen's size without the "anything you can do I can do too" attitude!

gaylen said...

What a great post. Love the photos. But I especially love the t-shirts! You had me at woof . . . .

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Sue said...

You got me with the description 'soft a a puppy's ears'. I'm going to go check them out.

Bubblesknits said...

I wish I could have gotten the girls to do more with the mouse.

Great post!

Channon said...

Tell Reader not to grab your posts before you're 100% finished, will ya?!

Thanks! I don't know about wire as fiber, but I'm game...

ponyknit said...

YAY I was right, it is the balls that I thought. Lookin good ;)
Love the tee shirts!

Dianne said...

Great post. Love that t-shirt!

Gnat said...

Awesome review!! I love the pictures and love the t-shirt! I need to get some toys for my new little guy. He's having to play with big toys! He also needs his own new collar and kong, which he will get after his 30 days are up.