Thursday, December 09, 2010

REVIEW: Planet Dog Holiday Items

Planet Dog Holiday Items
Where to Find: Planet Dog

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... is your shopping done yet?  No?  Well, have no fear when it comes to the 4-legged kids... Planet Dog can help!  They've even got you covered when it comes to surprising the human dog lovers on your list.
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Planet Dog has once again teamed up with fellow Maine-based company L.L.Bean to offer some fabulous gift sets for our favorite canine companions, including the L.L.Bean's Holiday Gift Set for Dogs.  The set features a Boat & Tote Travel Bowl designed by Planet Dog with the famous L.L.Bean Tote in mind to use as the gift pack vessel. Stuffed inside, curious noses will find an Orbee-Tuff Mint, all-natural peanut nutter treats and a Planet Dog WAG euro sticker.  The gift set is available for purchase online at http://www.llbean.com/ and in L.L.Bean stores.

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During the holiday season, purchasing gifts for pets is as popular and strong as all other gift buying,” says Pam Jones, Senior Designer for L.L.Bean. “We chose to work with another Maine company because of their pet product expertise, social responsibility and true passion for creating the best of everything for dogs," adds Jones.

The two companies have been working together for nearly a decade and in 2002, Planet Dog began designing and manufacturing private label products for the mail-order and retail giant.

PD_LLBeanTote_Zeus3“We are excited to offer these gifts for L.L.Bean customers with dog lovers and four-legged friends on their holiday shopping lists,” says Stephanie Volo, Planet Dog’s President. “The gift sets are both festive and functional and sure to make tails wag this holiday season,” adds Volo.

PD_LLBeanTote_LolaThe Lapdogs thought the peanut butter treats were simply delicious and think all dogs deserve to find a L.L.Bean's Holiday Gift Set for Dogs under the tree this year!  They got in the holiday spirit by sharing the Orbee-Tuff Mint with their doggy cousins in CT... but only after Zeus posed with it and Lola gave it a taste test (because, you know, she has to be sure it's safe). 

Eats_LolaLickEats_PeppermintCranberryCrunchAfter giving 16 Paws Up to the Planet Dog eats treats earlier this year, the Lapdogs were quite excited to try the newest flavor, Peppermint Cranberry Crunch.  The 100% organic treats were designed with form, function and versatility in mind. The tasty baked treats aid in tartar control and are packed with super nutrients for optimal health and wellness. They are soy, corn & wheat free and contain no wheat gluten.  As with the other flavors available, the Peppermint Cranberry Crunch eats were a big hit with the Lapdogs... Lola just couldn't wait to get the box open!
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Offering yet another innovative and eco-friendly way for people to enjoy playing with their canine companions, Planet Dog has introducted the new Wood Chuck, a beautiful, strong and sustainable ball-tosser that provides maximum chuck-ability… naturally.  

The patent-pending Wood Chuck was ergonomically engineered with 100% sustainable bamboo and reused cork for comfort and grip-ability throw, after throw, after throw. Wood Chuck’s 4-pronged claw coupled with the pliant nature of Planet Dog’s Orbee-Tuff products make it a cinch to grab and throw.

Planet Dog is proud to incorporate more eco-friendly materials into their award-winning collection of dog products. All leftover bamboo scraps and sawdust from the Wood Chuck are re-purposed into MDF (medium-density fibreboard) so there is no waste in the manufacturing process.  The handle of the sleek Wood Chuck is made from actual cork scraps - chopped up cork leftover from other projects. They are not synthetic and would otherwise be disposed of if not given new life in the innovative new ball-tosser.
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The Wood Chuck is socially responsible too. Planet Dog donates 2% of every product purchase to the Planet Dog Foundation (PDF) to support canine service nationwide. PDF provides cash grants to organizations throughout the country that train, place and support dogs who help people in need. Since January 2006, PDF has given away $750,000 in cash grants and in-kind product donations to exemplary programs.

The Wood Chuck was designed with Planet Dog's best-selling 2.5" Orbee-Tuff balls in mind. Because not all balls are created equally, some non-pressurized standard tennis balls also fit and can be used. 

The Lapdogs would like you to know that any dog would love to find some Planet Dog eats or a toy under the tree this year.  They want to know just what are you waiting for... their noses are available to help you punch the buttons on those keyboard while you shop from the comfort of your own home! 

6 comments:

knittinwolf said...

Very cool!

gMarie said...

Fun! If only I had a dog that fetched....

Sis would love that peppermint, no? g

Sue said...

Just yesterday I read about the peppermint cranberry crunch. Very nice to do business with such a responsible company.

gypsyknits said...

Awesome treats and thanks for sharing.

Anita said...

Jazzy said "what about us kittys?!" LOL, but she has plenty of doggie friends who she could send presents to. :)
Your pups really seem to be enjoying them!

Channon said...

We need to swing by and snag some of the Peppermint Crannies. Maybe the pet store I'll be visiting today will have them?