Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys!












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I’m excited to announce the first annual Holidays, Hounds and Hot Buys #houndsandholidays gift guide! It’s officially launching today, Friday, November 25 and you can enter at each of the below blogs to increase your chances to win through December 9, 2016.

We have five giveaways based on different themes with prizes valued at almost $2,000. Oh My Dog!  These giveaways are only open to U.S. residents, 18 and over. Winners will be selected at random.  *winners will be notified within 48 hours

Follow fellow bloggers on Instagram: @dailypippip @thebrokedog @denise_gruzensky for more posts about what’s in the giveaway!  And in addition to these HUGE themed giveaways, we will also be hosting flash giveaways on Instagram #houndsandholidays.




Treats and Food – stocking stuffers that are valued over $300!

See a round up review of all the items in this prize package at The Daily Pip’s blog! 


Travel gear for dogs on the go & road trips also valued over $300 


Training gear – perfect for those New Year’s Resolutions and also valued over $300


“Not quite DIY” – gifts from artisans & authors valued at over $400

See a round up review of all the items in this prize package at Denise Gruzensky’s blog! 


Holistic Goodies for health & wellness/products for seniors valued at $500!

My post on the Holistic Giveaway! 

The Holidays, Hounds & Hot Buys team has selected Best Friends Animal Society as our charitable recipient this year and we are thrilled that many of the participating brands are donating to Best Friends Animal Society.  Best Friends is the only national nonprofit animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. An authority and leader in the no-kill movement for more than 30 years, they run the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, regional centers in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and New York, as well as life-saving programs in partnership with rescue groups and shelters across the country.

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There are 90 Comments

  1. Melody says:

    This is amazing ! So excited!

  2. molly says:

    My pooches would like the treats and food package since they LOVE to eat!

  3. Bryn Nowell says:

    So excited to be collaborating with you!

  4. rachel monn says:

    love the travel prize. we love traveling together!

  5. ellie davis says:

    food and treats! we love eating!

  6. Amy Angulo says:

    Nala and Cody would love to win the travel gear pack because both of them love to go for walks and they of course love treats!

  7. Ruth Epstein says:

    Holistic Goodies and thanks with a woof from Layla

  8. Allyse Kotso says:

    We would love to win the training prize! Even though Jordy is over 1.. We are always a puppy still learning!

  9. Dawn Birt says:

    These prizes are incredible! So many great things in each group! I normally don’t sign up for these things, but the product listing is worth signing up on each blogger’s page! Thank you!

  10. I am so happy to be part of this giveaway! So much fun! Thanks for organizing!

  11. Lisa F. says:

    I like the travel one and the not quite DIY ones. I could use all the items in any of them, actually. Thanks!

  12. Monika & Sam says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win some of the most amazing pressies ever!

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  14. Barbara Mayes says:

    Treats and Food because we love Chewy and Kong toys! everything in this prize looks fantastic for my 2 dogs!

  15. Robin Pescador says:

    I would love to win any of the packages, but if I have to choose one, I would go with the Treats and Food

  16. Jan K says:

    Training gear! Luke is the first dog we’ve had that I’ve really done a lot of training with, and it is so much fun!
    What a great giveaway – thanks so much for the chance to win!

  17. Heather says:

    We would love to win the travel pack for our weekend backpacking adventures!

  18. Christine Aiello says:

    Such a fun contest! Thanks! I would love to win any of them, but I’ll pick the travel gear to use on our road trip in May!

  19. Sandy Weinstein says:

    i love them all, but i think i would like the Holistic goods the best. i go to a homeopathic vet.

  20. Wow! Super Duper. Thanks for the chances to win goodies.

  21. Rachel says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! I think my senior pup would benefit from the Holistic Goodies package.

  22. Amy Lynn says:

    My pup and I are always on the go. We’d love the travel prizes for our globetrotting adventures.

  23. Jordan says:

    holistic goodies! looks great!

  24. Linda says:

    Awesome! We would love the holistic goodies package.

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  26. Jean Dion says:

    What a fabulous giveaway! We think we might like treats and food the best. After all, everyone needs treats, right? And we always love new snackies.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

  27. KateV says:

    They all look so wonderful! But I think the first is my favorite. My dogs would love the toys and treats.

  28. anna pry says:

    training gear for my daughter who wants to be a dog trainer

  29. Linda Szymoniak says:

    I’d love ALL the packages, but think my dogs would ask me to say the Treats and Food package (although I’m leaning towards the Holistic Goodies package myself).

  30. mitzi frank says:

    Treats and Food or Travel Gear would be my picks!!

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  32. Becky says:

    The Travel pack has some great stuff! Thank you for supporting Best Friends! They do so much. Rescue pups are my favorite, especially seniors!

  33. So much good stuff! There will be a couple VERY, VERY happy puppies soon 🙂

  34. Anita Aurit says:

    Pawsome products!

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  37. Angie Bailey says:

    I’d love to win the Treats and Food package because my two dogs are big eaters and love anything food or treat related. This package would make my boys so happy.

  38. Julie P. says:

    Would love the holistic goodies prize because my dog has allergies

  39. Daniel Scott says:

    I want to win the Travel gear for dogs on the go & road trip because Artie and I love to go hiking.

  40. Michelle B says:

    We would LOVE the travel gear because we take our pups EVERYWHERE. They’ve been to the beach to the mountains and everywhere in between.

  41. Shelley P says:

    I’d love Prize #4: “Not quite DIY”. I would really love a Gold Paw Series Coat for Ruby. I also love the autographed books and treat brands that are new to us. Plus I’d love the Brooklyn Bowtied for my pup Logan 🙂

  42. Kyle says:

    The travel pack would be great so we can just get up and go on any type of adventure!

  43. mary says:

    awesome! Would love to win any of these!

  44. Cindi O says:

    Holistic Goodies for health & wellness/products for seniors for my 16 year old lab. He could use all of it. Bless his soul.

  45. Jodi Stone says:

    As usual, I’m late to the party. 🙂 Looks like a great contest and you had lots of entries. Congratulations!

    Thanks for joining the linky party!

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