For us at P.L.A.Y., our pets are members of the family. We work to create only the best products for them, so it’s only natural that we would want the best food and treats for them as well! There are countless numbers of foods and supplies out there – but an easy way to buy and try them? Enter Chewy.com.

From their website, “At Chewy.com, we are pet parents too and are dedicated to delivering pet happiness. In fact, Chewy.com was founded by people who have a passion for helping pets and wanted a way to make the lives of pets and pet parents a little bit better!” With over 120 brands of pet foods (including Momo's favorites - Stella and Chewy, Natural Balance, Orijen and Wellness) and more products being added regularly (ours now too!), it’s a great one stop shop. Shipping is super fast and free for any order over $49! The best part? They offer a subscription service; what an easy way to make sure that you never run out of Fido’s food!

We were given a gift certificate to try out their website – but we already know we love them, so we’re passing on the gift certificate to one of our readers!  If you still need to get some treats and goodies for your stockings, this giveaway is for you!
We'll randomly pick a winner on Tuesday, that way you still have some time for holiday shopping. Enter now!

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By Play Admin on Dec 12, 2012 at 10:23 am 11 Comments

The following post was written by Ashley Dickerson, the Judges' Choice Grand Prize Winner from our Adopt-a-Dog Month Photo Contest.

I have always been an animal lover, and I mean always. There was never a time when we didn’t have pets. So it just seemed incomplete when I moved into my first apartment my sophomore year of college alone, with no pets. Right away I decided to go to the local animal shelter to adopt a dog. I wasn’t really looking for anything in particular, so I started walking though the section with the adult dogs. I took several outside to play and see if we hit it off, but I didn’t really feel a connection with any dogs that day. So I decided to go home and come back the following week to look again. As I was leaving, however, I walked by a kennel and heard a faint “sigh”.

I looked over and there was this little white dog sitting at the front of her cage. Her tail starting wagging, but she still looked so sad. As soon as I took her outside she couldn’t stop licking my face and pulling me towards the parking lot, as if she was saying “Ok, let’s go home now!” Immediately I knew she was the one. So a week later I got to take Bunny home. At the time I wasn’t sure what kind of dog she was, or how old, but I was told she was found chained up, used for breeding, and abandoned by her owner. All of that was in the past now, and it was clear we were meant to be together. She was so sweet and happy all the time, and quickly adjusted to her new home (and my couch).

Once I learned that she was an American Pit Bull Terrier, I quickly became a fan of the breed. She is a great ambassador for the breed, and anyone who meets her quickly changes any negative perceptions about pit bulls. Throughout the past 8 years, she’s been my running partner, my roommate, my traveling companion, and my best friend. I have always been inspired by how she is so able to forgive, to trust, and to love so naturally. She has helped me become the person I am today, and has even helped me start my own business.

When she started having health issues that were related to food allergies, I began to research what I could do to help. I learned so much about pet food on the market today, that I decided to help others do the same. I now own a pet boutique called The Spotted Dog, and of course it is named after Bunny!  Through my business I am able to help other pet owners, local shelters and rescues, and promote adoption. I bring Bunny to work with me every day and she does a great job greeting customers as our store’s mascot. People even stop by just to see Bunny!  Adopting her has been one of the best decisions I have ever made, and she will always be my best friend, my baby, and my inspiration.

By Play Admin on Nov 24, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 Comments

Momo here. I know it has been awhile since my last post, but as you know – divas are busy. I’ve been traveling, photo shooting, and all-in-all just being pretty fabulous. Since Dad is holding a Model Search with LIFE+DOG, I thought I’d take time out of my busy schedule to give all the entrants some tips. Lucky you.  

First, get yourself bathed and groomed. Stinky is not a fashion statement. I mean, look at Mickey Rourke – one day the guy is fashion model worthy, the next he’s jacked up and looking like a pro wrestler. (Downgrade).

Second, practice your poses! As Tyra Banks always says, “smile with your eyes.”  (Wait, you’ve never heard that? Oh. Em. Gee. Quickly, go back and watch all ten zillion seasons of America’s Next Top Model.) Go ahead, try it. Not like that… no, you’re doing it wrong. Wow – do I have to show you everything?  Here is the perfect model face – I call it my Pooch Steel.

Third, find a signature move. Sure there are tons of pugs in the world – but there is only one that always sticks her tongue out and is named Momo. Yep – that’s copyrighted, so don’t go sticking your tongue out now.

Fourth, get your beauty sleep! You need 15-16 hours AT THE LEAST. No one wants to see you if you're off of your game - or if you have a ton of crusty sleep in your eyes.

Lastly, don’t always look at the camera. I like to look off to the side and look like I’m really yearning for something - you know, like world peace or something. To get that look – I think about bacon. Works everytime.

 Make sure to check out other puppy models for tips too – I personally LOVE Isabella (that girl is the Heidi Klum of puppy modeling) and am so jealous of her gorgeous hair. Hm... do you think they can put extensions in mine?

Now, take these suggestions and go work it! Good luck!

xoxo, Momo

By Momo on Sep 19, 2011 at 6:00 pm 1 Comments