To kick off National Pet Month, we are excited to announce our very first Twitter Party! We’ve partnered with the Petfinder Foundation for our Warm Bellies Initiative, and now we want to celebrate all pets! We’ll be hosting our #WarmBellies Twitter Party on Tuesday, April 3rd at 4PM PDT/ 7PM EDT. We’ve got some great industry experts on board, so make sure to join us for a chance to learn some valuable tips and tricks! We’re also giving away some awesome prizes every 10 minutes – don’t miss out! Keep track of the #WarmBellies conversation using our TweetGrid.

For all of your training questions, we’re excited to have Certified Pet Dog Trainer and TV Personality, Andrea Arden, joining us! Andrea can be seen on a number of Animal Planet shows including Dogs101, Pets101, and Underdog to Wonderdog. @Andrea_ArdenFor the fashion-forward pup - Pet Fashion Stylist and TV Personality, Dara Foster, will be joining us to answer all of your style questions! Dara is a world renowned Pet Fashion Stylist, TV Personality  and author best known for her humorous, "taste-making" pet style site PupStyle.com. @DaraFoster

If you’re thinking about adding a new four-legged friend to your family - the Petfinder Foundation will be available to answer questions about pet adoption! @Petfinder_fnd

We're also excited to have pet expert and public figure in the social media world, Steven Spitz joining us! Known as The Pet Man, Steven was recently featured on Pet Product News' Top 25 People in the Pet Industry To Watch list. @VeganPetman

Stay tuned for special giveaways before and during the party itself (we’ll be giving away goodies every 5-10 minutes!). Our awesome prizes include:

  • Petfinder Foundation T-Shirts, stickers and bracelets
  • PetHub ScruffTag Collars, Link Tags and memberships
  • LIFE+DOG 1-year magazine subscription
  • P.L.A.Y. Chill Pads
  • $200 Gift Certificate towards a P.L.A.Y. pet bed from Big Apple Pet Supply

How to RSVP and Enter to Win:

First, make sure you follow your hosts, pet experts and sponsors on Twitter; @PetPlaySF, @Andrea_Arden, @DaraFoster,  @Petfinder_fnd, @VeganPetman, @PetHub and @LifeandDog.

Next, click on "Click Here to Enter" and input your info into the Linky tool below:

  • In the field that says “Link Title or Blog Title,” just enter your @Twitter handle. (If you don’t have a Twitter Account, visit www.twitter.com to sign up - it’s fun and easy to join; best of all, it doesn’t cost a thing!)
  • Include the URL to your twitter account in the next field  
  • Make sure to enter your email address and name as well – if you win, that will give us multiple ways to notify you
  • Press “Enter your link” – and voila! You’re RSVP’d!

Entrants must be 'present' at the Twitter Party to be eligble to win! You can keep track of the #WarmBellies conversation by using our TweetGrid!

*Contest open to US residents within the 48 contiguous states..

Are you a Blogger?

Help us spread the word about our Warm Bellies Initiative and Twitter Party! One blogger (selected at random) will win a set of Special Edition Chill Pads to donate to a shelter of their choice! To be eligible, write a blog post that includes:

  • The date, time and hashtag for our twitter party (Tuesday, April 3rd at 4PM PDT/7PM EDT, #WarmBellies). Include a link back to this page for RSVPs
  • Information about our industry experts, prizes, and this blogger contest
  • A link to our Warm Bellies page 

If you’d like, you can even copy and paste this whole post!

Make sure to link to your post on Facebook and Twitter (don’t forget to tag us!).  We’ll be announcing the winner at the Party – so make sure you RSVP and attend!

By Play Admin on Mar 30, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 Comments

Our first ever Twitter Party is scheduled for 4PM PDT on April 3rd. As a treat for our fans and followers, we're giving away a pre-party prize pack! Enter now for a chance to win:

How to Enter:

First, make sure you follow your hosts, industry experts and sponsors on Twitter; @PetPlaySF, @Andrea_Arden, @DaraFoster, @Petfinder_fnd, @PetHub and @LifeandDog.

Next, RSVP for our Twitter Party by clicking on "Click Here to Enter" and inputting your info into the Linky tool below:

  • In the field that says “Link Title or Blog Title,” just enter your @Twitter handle. (If you don’t have a Twitter Account, visit www.twitter.com to sign up - it’s fun and easy to join; best of all, it doesn’t cost a thing!)
  • Include the URL to your twitter account in the next field
  • Make sure to enter your email address and name as well – if you win, that will give us multiple ways to notify you
  • Press “Enter your link” – and voila! You’re RSVP’d!

Lastly, share our party with your friends and followers! Make sure to include the hashtag #WarmBelllies and you're automatically entered into a drawing. Here's an example you can use:

RSVP 4 's on 4/3 & enter 2 win great prizes 4rm , & More!

We'll randomly pick a winner on Friday, 3/30. Tweet as many times as you'd like - the more tweets, the better your chances! Good luck!

By PLAY admin on Mar 23, 2012 at 10:26 am 0 Comments

As 2011 comes to a close, we'd like to thank all of you (our fans, friends, customers, business partners, four-legged testers, etc.) for such an amazing year! It's hard to believe that just over a year ago we started a little company called P.L.A.Y. We are so thankful for the successes and milestones we've had so far, and we look forward to many more in 2012. To ring in the new year, we wanted to recap some of our favorite memories from the last 365 days...

In 2011 we attended many events and tradeshows; we were ecstatic to be so well-received - and all of the recognition and awards were just icing on the cake. Our first big milestone was being named one of Dr. Marty Becker's ten best in 2011 at the Global Pet Expo. Since then, we've been the recipients of a number of awards, including Pet Product News' Editor's Choice Award and most recently, Pet Business' Industry Recognition Awards. We're particularly proud of the latter because P.L.A.Y. was recognized as the company with most innovative and functional pet beds in the industry! Check out our In the News page to see all of the awards we've received to date.

In addition to tradeshows, we were so excited to participate at the MTV Movie Awards Style Lounge in June. At the Style Lounge, we met over a hundred dog-loving celebs who we asked to help us, help animals in need. Each celeb autographed one of two Celebrity Signature Pet Beds which we auctioned off to benefit the San Francisco SPCA. After 10 days, we raised $780 for homeless pets - to top it off, members of the P.L.A.Y. team pitched in to make the donatation an even $1,000!

This past year, we were proud to introduce two new product lines; our Chill Pads and Lounge Beds. Both collections have created a lot of buzz and were included in a number of Gift Guides for the 2011 holiday season. Not suprisingly, the products have been very popular and are some of P.L.A.Y.'s best-sellers! We have plans to introduce more designs and new products in the new year as well - stay tuned!

We've made so many new four-legged friends this year, and we particularly LOVE when their humans send in pictures of them! In September, we partnered with LIFE+DOG magazine for our first ever Model Search. Now, being dog lovers ourselves, we know how fun it is to photograph our pups, but we had no idea that we would get such an overwhelming response! We received over 200 submissions and thousands of votes in the course of just 11 days! While we wish all of the dogs could have won - Franklin (the super cute Corgi) was our voter's choice Grand Prize winner! He just had his photoshoot, so his ad will be in an issue of LIFE+DOG very soon! Keep your eyes peeled.

We also love receiving pictures of pups enjoying their P.L.A.Y. products! If you haven't already, please definitely send them our way (info@petplay.com). You can check out all of our happy tails on our Facebook Page or Testimonials page.

It's always been a priority for us to give back to animals in need. Throughout the year we've donated many items to support rescue and shelter groups around the country; but we wanted to help on a larger scale. That's why we were so excited to announce our new Warm Bellies Initiative with The Petfinder Foundation. For every Artist or Original Collection pet bed purchased on PetPlay.com (or at participating retailers) we will donate a Special Edition Chill Pad to a pup in need. We're just wrapping the first month of our initiative, and starting in January, we'll be asking our customers and fans to help decide which shelters receive the donations. Keep checking back for more info!

To say the least, it has been an exciting year! Again, we can't thank you enough for your support.

From all of us at P.L.A.Y., we wish you and your loved ones a new year filled with lots of love, laughter, and great memories (oh and puppy kisses too!).

By Play Admin on Dec 30, 2011 at 10:58 am 1 Comments