Monday, January 31, 2011

Horse in Training - Super Bowl Commercial

Every year around this time I like to post some classic animal related super bowl commercials - check this one out!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Classic Super Bowl Commercial - Adopt a Dog

This is a good one from Pedigree about adopting a dog.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Purina One Promotion

Purina ONE® is celebrating the launch of Purina ONE® beyOnd™ with a special Facebook promotion that will offer 250,000 consumers a coupon to try Purina ONE® beyOnd™ brand dog or cat food. On a first come first serve basis, consumers can log onto to redeem a coupon for $2.00 off a package of beyOnd™ brand dog food or brand cat food (any size, any variety). Simply click on the “beyOnd Coupon” tab to download the coupon (limit of one sample per person).

Both of these natural pet food recipes are made from ingredients like real meat, whole grains and accents of fruits and vegetables. The Purina ONE® beyOnd™ packaging also goes above and beyond to make a difference, using at least 92 percent renewable materials.

Monday, January 17, 2011

10 Dog Foods that May Lead to Cancer

Article from Vet Tech in regards to foods that could cause cancer in dogs. Interesting article.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

My dogs are great at destroying so-called indestructible toys. Once they destroy them, they feel the need to eat them…stuffing and all. We’ve found the hard way that this stuffing is far from digestible. So, when I was approached with this unique product, I was more then happy to give it a try.

The deer antler is the best one I’ve found. My dog loves chewing it, doesn’t get sick, and it’s all natural. The chew toy lasts for a long time. It naturally wears down so there is nothing that the dog will vomit later as he chews it down (sorry for the graphic thought).

Here is the product description:
Deer Antlerz are a 100% natural, mineral rich, long lasting dog chew. The new chew is made from a natural material that is rich in minerals, does not splinter and comes from a completely renewable source – Deer antlers! Wild deer shed their antlers once a year as part of a natural process, after which the deer re-grow another set.

To purchase the product, check out

Friday, January 7, 2011

Pet franchises are on the rise, according to Franchise Direct

The pet business has never been bigger. Industry experts now presume that American pet owners will invest about $47 billion on their animals this year alone. Many franchises are reaping the rewards, according to a new report from Franchise Direct.

The franchise portal credits the boom in part to American’s growing love affair with their pets. Today, 62% of US households own at least one pet. You’ll find a pet in 71.4 million American homes, which is a rise of over 20 million pets since 1998. Coinciding with the increase in pet ownership is the development of niche pet franchise markets. Pet owners now spend liberally on luxury pet hotels, vet care and upscale pet products, which are all industries that have been franchised. But the clearest proof of the power of the pet industry is this: when then US economy tanked in 2008, consumer spending on pets remained level.

Pet franchises make up a diverse and growing industry. Pet supply retailers, dog-sitting companies and many more have franchised their business model. In a growing industry like the pet market, consumers turn to companies they trust and know, which is why franchises have boomed.

As for the pet franchise scene, pet food retailers continue to drive the economy. Yet, as pets live longer, owners are also spending more on vet care, grooming, supplies and medicine. Nearly every niche in the industry features a thriving pet franchise.

Many entrepreneurs opt for a pet franchise without having previous experience working with pets. Franchise Direct has found, though, that people who love animals are especially suited to this field. Their passion for pets drives them to big things in life and business. As the Franchise Direct pet franchise report state, pet franchises are in a healthy state and ready for bigger things.

About Franchise Direct: Franchise Direct ( is one of the world's leading portals for franchise and business opportunities. Started as a single website for the promotion of franchises in the US market in 1998, Franchise Direct now operates a suite of six multilingual sites targeting North America and Europe.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from your friends at the Pet Haven. Hope your year is off to a great start.