Considering that P.L.A.Y. specializes in pet products, it's only natural for our office to be pet friendly. Here are some shots of Momo and Corbin hard at work.

Corbin keeps watch of the front door - just in case some barking is needed.

Momo and Corbin take their roles as "Official Product Testers" very seriously.

Sometimes, a little too seriously... they even test out our luxury pet beds in their sleep! Corbin goes above and beyond here - he's quality testing our Garden Fresh toys in his dreams!

By Play Admin on Nov 08, 2012 at 1:10 pm 0 Comments

Last week we had the privilege of attending BlogPaws 2011 in Tyson’s Corner, VA (just a hop away from DC). While Hurricane Irene definitely created some trouble, we had a great time at the event! More than anything we were so excited to meet many of the fantastic bloggers and companies we’ve grown to know and love. (Let me tell you, they’re even more wonderful in person!). In addition to all of the amazing people, we learned about wonderful causes as well – in particular, Pedigree’s Write a Post, Help a Dog program.

The program is pretty simple and straight forward. You write a blog post, you help a dog. Last year alone, 391 bloggers participated and for every post, Pedigree donated 20 pounds of its Healthy Longevity dog food to shelter animals. In all, 7,820 pounds of food was donated to two shelters renowned for their care of senior dogs: Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco and Castaway Critters in Harrisburg, Pa.

Want to help? Houston Dog Blog tells us how:

Simply spread the word about Write a Post, Help a Dog 2011 and once again Pedigree will donate 20 pounds of food for each blogger's post.  Here's all you need to include in your post: 

  • The Write a Post, Help a Dog program is aimed at raising awareness and food for the more than four million dogs that wind up in shelters and breed rescues each year.
  • For each blog post mentioning the Pedigree Foundation from now until midnight ET on September 3, Pedigree will donate 20 pounds of its new dry Pedigree recipe food for dogs -- its best recipe ever -- to a shelter, because every dog deserves leading nutrition. 
  • The Pedigree Foundation -- a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization is committed to helping dogs by providing grants to shelters and rescues and encouraging dog adoption. This year the Foundation has already raised more than $376,570 against its goal of $1.5 million to carry out its work to fund grants that not only help shelters operate, but to further shelter innovations.

The Pedigree Foundation depends on charitable contributions from individuals to carry out its mission to help dogs find loving homes. In addition to writing a blog post, here's how you can help:

Once you've written your most - make sure to link it to the Blog Hop below.

By Play Admin on Sep 02, 2011 at 5:00 pm 0 Comments

If you're like me, you've been noticing gas prices getting higher and higher. The same tank of gas costs me almost 20 percent more than it did last year. Here in California, the average gallon of gas will cost you just over $4.00. Miserable you say? At least you don't live in Amsterdam, where you'd have to shell out almost $6.50 PER GALLON! Oh my dog! Lucky for all us dog owners, our awesome four-legged friends can help ease the pain.

In America, it feels like everyone drives everywhere. I'll admit it, I'm guilty. Need some milk and bread? Why yes, I'll drive the two miles to the grocery store. Luckily, if you have a dog - he can help you get you around AND save you money! Check out these three fun (and funny) ways dogs are helping out their humans.

Don't want to walk because you have too many groceries to carry home? No excuse here! Get out, get some exercise and have fido help pull them back! Just make sure to treat him for all of his hard work. Check out this awesome dog in Seattle. What a good boy.

Need to get somewhere fast? Try some rollerblades! It's a great workout for both you and your dog - and it's got to be a rush too! They must be going at least 15 miles per hour...

If you feel more comfortable taking the lead, have your dog push you where you're going instead. Ok, this doesn't look all that comfortable, but look how happy that dog looks!

Ok, maybe your dog can't really help you save all that much gas money... but she can sure put a smile on your face. And think, if you walked to the grocery store every once in awhile you'd be getting in some great bonding time with your pup while also getting some exercise.

What about you? Does your dog do any fun and quirky things?

By Play Admin on Apr 08, 2011 at 5:39 am 3 Comments