Monday, December 16, 2013

ASPCA "What Not to Buy? Pet Store Puppies!" Video, Holiday Pet Gift Guide, and a Holiday Giveaway!

Gibson here! Hu-Mom has an important holiday message!
With the holiday fast approaching, you may know of some folks who are thinking about getting their family a puppy for Christmas...we'd like to join in the with the SPCA and say don't buy a puppy from a pet store! Pet stores = puppy mills. Instead, why not visit your local SPCA, shelter, or rescue and check out the wonderful dogs just waiting for someone to love. There will be no Santa coming for them this year. No stockings with their names on them hung with care. No fuzzy toys, tasty bones, or healthy snacks all waiting under a tree for them. No family to say "Merry Christmas!" to them and lavish them with kisses while holiday music plays in the background. But we can make a difference! And if you can't adopt, consider fostering, sponsoring, or even just visiting your shelter or rescue this season to walk, play, and donate some goodies to. We can all make homeless pets have a bright holiday season.

We'd like to share the ASPCA's video "What Not to Buy? Pet Store Puppies!" in the hope that we can join in getting the message out.

 The ASPCA also has a Holiday Gift Guide that has lots of great ideas, and they encourage shoppers not to buy anything at stores that sell puppies in the hopes of educating consumers about the connection between pet store puppies and puppy mills.

The ASPCA also has fun gift ideas for do-it-yourself enthusiasts or just those trying to cut back on costs, ASPCA behavior experts have put together the following fun suggestions:
  • To make a tasty chew toy, soak a rope toy in chicken broth and then freeze. Once frozen, give the toy to your dog for hours of savory chewing.
  • For cats, fill plastic Easter eggs with wet cat food as a fun food puzzle.

  • Rinse out an empty, cardboard milk carton, fill it with dry pet food and poke holes for a food-dispensing puzzle toy.
 There's also lots of other gift ideas on their online store at ASPCA, so check it out! And if you would like to make an "honor gift" to help homeless pets in the ASPCA, you may do so HERE.


To say "Thank You" for helping to share their video and message of "What Not to Buy? Pet Store Puppies!" video, the ASPCA is offering a Holiday Gift Pack for one lucky winner! The gift pack contains:
ASPCA 5-Piece Gift Set
·         Walker’s Shortbread Cookies
·         ASPCA Orange Tote
·         Fight Cruelty Wristband
·         Cat Ears Hat
·         2014 Animal Calendar
·         Kitten play toy
·         Dog holiday hat

Just complete the Rafflecopter below and we will hold the drawing on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20th at 12AM EST! We will post the lucky winner's name in a post here and on our FiveSibes: Siberian Husky K9 News & Reviews Facebook page (it's an open pubic community page, so you don't need to have a Facebook account to check us out!) What a great gift pack for you (or a friend) and a  favorite pet!


  1. Wow, this is such an important message! Having been adopted from a shelter myself I can say it's much better to rescue/adopt than buy. Thanks for the great post and for hosting this giveaway! The ASPCA is pawesome and I'll add your event to the BCC.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Furiend

  2. It's sad we still have to remind people of this

  3. Thats so great of you to help spread the message about pet store puppies!

    And great ideas for the pet toys!
    I have soaked a rope toy in water and froze it for puppy to chew on while teething and whatnot, but never thought of soaking it in a broth!! Thanks for the idea!
    ((hugz n luv)) from your Husky Pals at "love is being owned by a husky"

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  5. I really love the orange tote! I'd love to win some stocking stuffers for my four footed buddies!