Happy Pawlidays!

Happy Holidays Bowzer Buddies!

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It’s the time of year that family and friends gather together to reflect on the year past and look forward to a bright new year and we are doing our fair share of both. It was this time last year that we were busy putting our heads together to figure out how exactly we were going to make Bowzer Box work, and just look at us now! We have come such a long way since our launch in February; we have spent the year growing our brand, meeting amazing friends and subscribers, promoting other Canadian companies that we believe in and helping dogs in need.

This last part is particularly important to us. There are so many deserving dogs across the country (and the continent and the world!) that are still without a forever home and we want to do as much as possible to help them out. It feels especially good this time of year when there is so much hustle and bustle to know that we are able to take a little time out to give back. We owe all of you a huge thank you for helping us do this. In November $1.00 from every box went to Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund which is run through the Ontario Veterinary College Pet Trust Fund. Canine Cancer is a cause close to our hearts and we were so pleased to be able to donate to this foundation which aims to find a cure for this terrible disease. And this month all of our subscribers made it possible for us to donate full boxes to a large number of dogs in need. We are hopeful these pups will find their forever homes soon, but in the mean time their Christmases are a little merrier.

For all of our followers with forever pups in your home, we know that this time of year can get a little crazy and it sometimes becomes harder to take care of your pup the same way you do in the summer time. Your pup loves you and knows that you are doing your best and you’ll make time for a good walk or a belly rub when you can, so don’t fret, but do make sure that as your holidays get underway your pet’s safety is still at the forefront. This time of year presents a whole new set of challenges from icy sidewalks to holiday foods, but if you follow these tips from the BC SCPA you’ll help your pup enjoy a safe and happy holiday with the rest of the family.

Aaaand, if you really want to make up for how busy you’ve been, your pup will be pretty happy to see a Bower box under the tree. We hope that you caught us on The Steven and Chris show or City Line as part of their holiday gift guides! We were pretty excited to be featured and it was a great way for viewers to find out a little more about what we do. We had these appearances along with a pretty puptastic 12 Days of Stocking Stuffers giveaway going on this month to show just what a great gift a Bowzer Box really is. Congratulations to everyone who went home with their own box or a special prize! If you are still looking for a last minute gift you could always give your loved one a special card surprising them with a subscription starting in January, that’s a sure way to start their four-legged friend’s year off on the right paw!

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Bowzer Box on CityLine!

 

However you are celebrating this year we hope that you are safe, healthy, happy and surrounded by those you love, human and canine alike. Have the happiest of holiday’s Bowzer Buddies!

 

The Bowzer Box Team

 

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Awesome October

October’s been a jam-packed month and it’s not over yet!

We hope that you’ve had as much fun this month as we have. Just the fact that it’s fall gets our tails wagging! The colourful leaves, long walks in the crisp fall air, and settling in for some serious puppy cuddles on the couch on those rainy weekends or dark fall nights. And all the FOOD that comes with the season, it’s the time of year that even Scooby-Doo gets enough to eat! We love supporting other Canadians so you can be sure that our weekends were spent browsing farmer’s markets throughout the province, taking advantage of the pawsome Ontario harvest.

Is it Thanksgiving or Halloween? This pooch is covered for both!

Is it Thanksgiving or Halloween? This pooch is covered for both!

And what better way to celebrate the harvest than Thanksgiving! Anyone else missing those turkey dinner leftovers already? We had so much to be thankful for this year. Aside from wonderful family and friends, we have so many new family members- all of you! We are so thankful for all of you who have taken the time to learn more about Bowzer Box this year and to show your support in many different ways, including signing up to become part of the pack! We are so happy to be able to bring you delicious doggy goodies every month and we look forward to many more months and many more members!

We also had the opportunity to show a little extra thanks this month. Along with a bountiful “Thanks-o-Ween” box we had  some bark-tastic contests and give-aways in conjunction with some of the great brands we work with. Congratulations to the winner of our latest contest Patti S. Hope our October box gets your pups feeling festive!

October's box is going out to our lucky winner. Keep on the lookout for more contests!

October’s box is going out to our lucky winner. Keep on the lookout for more contests!

Tomorrow this pawsitively wonderful month draws to a close with a big night of trick-or-treating! Whether you are headed out or staying in to give out the goodies to all the ghouls and goblins going door-to-door, be safe and have a spooktacular evening! To make sure that the night goes off without a hitch and even our four-legged family members have fun, we’ve included some Halloween safety tips from the British Columbia SPCA.

Stay spooky Bowzer buddies!

Spring Fever!

It’s the long weekend and we were prepared to give you all the tips and tricks for keeping your pup healthy and hydrated as the weather gets warmer, but we are almost tempted to post links for winter jackets and frostbite prevention! Even though the weather may not be cooperating we hope that you are getting a chance to make the most of your weekend, maybe taking a trip or just getting to spend some quality time at home with family, pets included. And although you may not be spending that quality time sunbathing or swimming, Summer really is just around the corner and it’s important to start thinking about how to make sure you and your pet get the most out of your time outside and that you’re safe while doing so. The American Kennel Club has some great tips for this time of year. Check them out so your pup can be prepared for all the fun you’re going to have this season.

Speaking of being prepared, we know that some of you have already got your May Bowzer Box, but if you live outside of Ontario and are still waiting, get ready for some fabulous, fresh goodies for Spring. We had so much fun putting this box together that we couldn’t believe it was already the middle of the month and time to send everything out. We guess it’s true that time flies when you’re having fun! If you are still waiting for your box, hang in there, but if you do want a sneak peek, we have had some awesome Canadian bloggers let us know what their pup pals think about this month’s treats:

The Other Side of the Box:  http://theothersideofthebox.weebly.com/?fb_action_ids=10100674414755941&fb_action_types=weeblyapp%3Ashare&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582

The Dog’s Playbook: http://www.thedogsplaybook.com/2014/05/13/bowzerbox-a-subscription-for-canadian-dogs/

Leash and Paws: http://leashandpaws.com/2014/05/16/bowzerbox-arrived/

Our tails are just wagging with excitement over the great feedback we’ve been getting, so keep it coming, we want to know what you think! Something else we’re barking about this month is Woofstock! We are so excited to be part of Canada’s largest dog festival. Woofstock is taking place next weekend, May 24-25 at Woodbine Park, Toronto Beaches. We’re looking forward to sunshine, some fresh air, and meeting you and your pack! Pop your pup in the car, or if you’re in the city, stroll on down and we’ll see you there!

We’ll bark at you again soon but we think it’s time you get to enjoying your weekend. Bundle up for a nice long stroll or join in on a little doggy pile on the couch and watch a great movie; do something that makes you happy right to the tips of your tails!