When I was approached by Bartley's about reviewing some of the products they sell and helping to spread the word about their online store, I jumped at the chance. You see, Bartley's isn't just another online pet boutique selling all-natural, made in the USA treats and an array of toys and accessories... Bartley's is the online pet boutique where your purchase can really make a difference in the life of a shelter dog. Each and every time you shop, you sponsor a rescue dog! This is a cause near and dear to my heart, so you know how loudly I want to shout from the rooftops about Bartley's. Here it goes...
At one time or another, I'm sure we've all shopped at an online retailer who promises our purchases are "giving back" or funding a great cause. But, when have you actually seen what you've funded? Every Bartley's order comes with a card showing a special code number. Visit the "Enter Your Code" tab on the website, type in your number (ours was 110043) and viola... you'll see exactly who's life you helped to save! I think this is incredibly cool! Not only do you have the satisfaction of supporting a rescue dog in need (all while making your dog incredibly happy with his or her new treats and toys), but you actually see that dog and read that dog's story. One word; brilliant.
Dan Freeman is the man behind this brilliancy. He founded Bartley's, which is named after his own rescue dog (yes, that's his adorable mug in the logo), in 2013. Dan was volunteering for a couple of rescue groups 3 years ago when he and Bartley's paths crossed, and the rest was history. After seeing the great need of funding for surgeries, vaccinations, spay/neuter and even food, Dan knew he had to help make a difference. He also knew he only wanted to sell USA-made treats and high quality toys, proclaiming "If I won't give them to my dog, we won't sell them." You can read more about the Bartley's story here.
Now, let's get to the fun part... the goodies the Lapdogs received for review! And, yes, if you hadn't guessed already, the Lapdogs are giving Bartley's their official 16 paw up seal of approval!
Tux from West Paw. A recyclable, stuffable, bouncy chew toy that is Made in the USA and guaranteed tough! You can stuff Tux with treats, peanut butter, cream cheese or just about anything your pup's heart desires. Tux even floats and is dishwasher safe!
Zuke's Z-Filets. The Lapdogs went nuts for these tasty beef treats (also available in chicken and venison). They are grain-free, high protein and of course, Made in the USA. I love that meat makes up 80% of the content, and I can easily break them into smaller pieces for training.
Soft and Chewy Buddy Biscuit Grain Free Treats. These are no stranger to the Lapdogs, who drool over the cute little buddies. Available in beef, peanut butter, chicken or cheddar, there's sure to be a flavor to please every pooch. And, they're perfect for dogs with allergies or those who need softer treats.
Salsa from West Paw. While the Lapdogs clearly enjoyed everything in their Bartley's goody box, I think this furry, squeaky, sasquatch-like creature was Sophie's absolute favorite! He comes in 2 sizes, 19" regular or 13" baby, and each is available in 3 color choices - blue, green or yellow. We received the very lovable regular yellow buddy. And when I say he is Sophie's favorite, I'm not kidding. Here's proof...
Not only does Sophie love Mr. Salsa (and yes, that's Tux in orange you see briefly), her siblings are equally fond of him. I have a feeling I might be ordering a couple more of these funky guys very soon.
I hope you are as excited to support Bartley's as I am! How would you like to win a gift certificate to get your started?
Now, here's the fun part for you! Dan and Bartley have so graciously allowed me to give away a $35 gift certificate away to one lucky ready so you may try Bartley's for yourself!
Prize: one (1) $35 gift certificate to Bartley's to use on anything your heart desires
To Enter: Leave a comment below (be sure to include your email or some means of contacting you) telling me why you want to shop at Bartley's
1) Like our Facebook page, then leave a comment here indicating you did so
2) Like Bartley's Facebook page, then leave a comment here indicating you did so
Deadline to Enter: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at midnight. One winner will be drawn by random number generator.
Disclosure: Bartley's sent the above mentioned items to Lapdog Creations, free of charge for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions expressed are my own.