By Sarah Folmar, Brand Communications Specialist
We love to give you information on our products, humorous stories about our pets and great resources for you and your pets to build better relationships. 2013 was filled with entertaining blogs. We made you laugh. We tried our best to educate you about the pet products industry. Heck, we may have even made you cry (hopefully in a "This is such a touching story kind of way," though).
2014 has begun, but we wanted to take you on a stroll down memory lane with some of our favorite blogs from a year at PetSafe...
2013 started off with giving our readers some insight into the different kinds of toys we make here at PetSafe. We aren't just a throw a ball around with your dog kind of company. We want to make sure your pets are happy and entertained for hours! We even had a contest asking about your pet's favorite toy would be. The responses were great and plentiful, and it put 2012 to shame!
Do you have a dog? How about a cat? Well, for those of you who happen to have both, sometimes these furry friends aren't so friendly with each other. One of our great bloggers here at PetSafe, Roslyn, wrote about what it was like to bring a dog into her household. A household of all cats! While it may have been a little intimidating to her dog, Doc, her patience and great techniques made it a smooth transition.
This is a must read if you are planning on bringing home a new pet, especially one of a different species.
Dr. Patrick Mahaney, VMD, is a regular contributor to our Paw Print Blog. He brings a great perspective on the pet wellness industry to our blog because, well, he lives it all day every day. With all of the health food scares in the last decade, and with the possibility of overfeeding your pet, it can be daunting to be a pet owner.
Sometimes you may think that you are feeding them just the right amount, but you could be over or underfeeding your pets. This blog helps you look for the right ingredients in your pet's food and treats, which is why it was selected as part of our favorite blogs from the year!
In case you didn't realize, Bark For Your Park is kind of a big deal around PetSafe. We absolutely LOVE being able to give away funds to build dog parks in the US. Seeing the community involvement, videos, pictures and hearing about the dogs who will enjoy the new parks are all reasons that we enjoy the promotion.
The follow-up blog to our 2013 contest gave our fans a chance to let us know what they thought of the contest this year. What a great way to learn from our fans about what we can do better, what we did right and how much everyone enjoyed Bark For Your Park 2013!
We are so excited to have our 2014 contest, and we're sure there will be plenty of new blogs about it! Mountain House, CA made sure their efforts in Bark For Your Park were extra sweet with these cookies!
Last but certainly not least, our end of the year toy giveaway! Jim wrote about all of the amazing efforts that went into this giveaway, and about all of the shelter pets that would be merry and bright because of their new toys! We even drove to Nashville to hand out 1,000 toys to a shelter that gives so much to its community.
What a great way to end the year! We have a great model showing off a small portion of toy donations! We are so excited to begin a new year here at PetSafe. We have a lot of exciting new blogs, fun social media content, product releases and giveaways ready for you!
Thank you all for a wonderful 2013, and we can't wait to share 2014 with you and your pets!