International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day – Celebrated February 23rd


Lovin Them Dog Biscuits!!! 2015

Originally posted on adoptedmomtochazz:

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

February 23rd – International Dog Biscuit Day

This post is a collection of info I found on the internet when researching under the term :

International Dog Biscuit Day

Celebrated all over the world, as well as here in the USA, the team here at AdoptedMomToChazzTheDog has decided to report the “straight poop” on just what this dawgie holiday is all about.

Pups large & small, male or female enjoy a good biscuit now and then. ChazzTheDog enjoys his soaked and softer.

Some like a good Peanut Butter & Carob Bone baked by our friends at Pawty Time Treats  (featured in the Product Review section)


International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

Oh, how far we’ve come with dog treats!

Kolchak has an opinion on all this biscuit talk and here it is:

Happy International Dog Biscuit Day!!

Barked by Kolchak Puggle

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Celebrating Howldays….2014

So dis year I got vited to w Ugly Sweater Pawty! My furrieind @RealFakeGator made me a speshul outfit for da occassion. It a Ugly Chanukah Sweater. Here it is:

UglySweater 2014   UglySweater 2014  UglySweater 2014

So what do you fink? Im stylin, dont you fink!!! *Chazz spins around, modeling his sweater. Real Fake Gator is da most awesome graphic artist in Twitterverse!!! I mean it, sincerely.

Mebbe pals can send piksure of your howliday festivities: Christmas Tree decorating, Chanukah Candle LIghting, eating Potatoe Latkes. *drool*, XMAS PotRoast. we can post them here at myblog.

Just email to

We sure hope you will pawticipate!!


ChazztheDog and AdoptedMom

Box of Pawresents on our Front Porch – YAY!!

The other day ChazztheDog and I heard a noise outside our front door. We recognized the sound of the person in the brown shorts leaving a box on our steps!!

Wowee Zowee that box had a bunch of different packages inside all for Chazz. . Treats, treats, treats nom nom!

One of the treats we previously reviewed on our blog, Indigo SMOKEHOUSE Strips, CHICKEN was inside.

Chazz luvs these sooooo much. They come in 2 vacumn sealed packages, plus they include a bag to put any open packages in to keep them fresh. NOMMY! I dont feed Chazz much red meat, yes even though he is a dog. He gets mostly fish and chicken. We think it’s better for his digestion and weight. I am very concerned about Dog Obesity and dont want Chazz to fall victim. Recently, Chazz went to the vet for an ear infection.  I asked them to check his weight.  The vet said he was at the high end of the range for his size, suggesting he was a little bit chunk!! I am very careful with portion we decided we need more exercise. Adopted Mom and Chazz both!! Giggles.

Anyway, back to the box...BRAVO sent Turkey Dinner for Dogsjust add water to freeze dried. I was a lil surprised Chazz ate this. He has turned up his snouty at other freeze dried food. But this pack almost empty.

Next, CARU sent Soft ‘N Tasty Bites, Chicken Recipe.  These snack ingredients include blueberries, cranberries, and chicken. The jury is till out on this one. Chazz gonna share with our neighbor Viggo and see if he likes them. Sometimes Chazz gets picky.

Finally, CARU sent Real Turkey StewIngredients are turkey, veggies, fruit. No wheat, gluten, corn, soy, or by-products. You keep it refrigerated after opening. We use it by pouring over dry kibble. Makes those kibs xtra tasty!! CARU dog food products are new in our house; and Chazz seems to really enjoy them.


This box showed up around Thanksgiving time, so Chazz got to enjoy a special feast!

We are thankful  for our furriends, fambly, and our readers… you!!!





Adopted Mom To ChazztheDog received packages of these food items to review. We have no connection with this brand. Our opinions are our own and have not been influenced from anyone outside.

Training Treats Product Review- Coachies – Yummy!!

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These dog training treats are extra small and ChazztheDog just luvs them that way.  I can reward him with a small handful and not worry he is getting more than he should. He loves the taste of the turkey and it doesn’t contain a bunch of bad stuff for dogs!

Chazz Votes

On a scale from 1 to 4, Chazz gives Turkey Coachies 3.575 paws up!!!! p.s. Chazz thinks there is always some room for improvement so he never gives a purrfect 4.0.


We have not been compensated for this product review. We received a package of treats to test. We have no connection with the brand and were not influenced in our opinions. Our opinions are strictly our own.

Dog Treat Product Review – Newman’s Own Organics *Snack Sticks*

Newman’s Own Organic Snack Sticks come in 3 Flavors: Chicken & Rice. Chicken & Vegetable, Chicken & Sweet Potatoe

INGREDIENTS (Chicken & Sweet Potatoe)

Organic Chicken

Organic Oat Flour

Organic Barley Flour

Soy Grits


Organic Sweet Potato

Salt, Cultured Whey, Natural Flavors

Oil of Garlic, Vitamin E



Chazz Opinion : These treats shaped like a stick are chewy and deelish.  I really like them!! See, I don’t likey to eat hard biscuit-type dog treats. One of my front tooths iz a little loose so I prefer chewy or training treat type snacks. *DROOL* These Newman’s Own Organics are yummy in my belly!!!


Check out this website – they carry all sorts of cool things for Dogs & Cats – Food, Snacks, Toys including the Newman’s Own Organics



About delivers pet happiness by conveniently shipping 300+ brands of pet food and stuff (for FREE!) while celebrating and honoring the bond, love and connection we share with pets.


The ideas & opinions expressed in this post are our own; and have not been influenced by any outside sources. We received one bag of treats for the purpose of this review.  AdoptedMomtoChazzTheDog Blog is part of the Blogger Program.

Winners Announcement(s) – Animal Cracker,Dogs of Christmas,Mr.Peabody,ILEESH,Chaser- 3.24.14

Adopted Mom & ChazztheDog wish to thank all the pals who entered our GiveAways this month March 2014.

Without further ado —–> here come the WINNERS!

Congratulations to each of you!!!!


 Book GiveAway                                         Animal Cracker                         KIM S.

Book GiveAway                                         Dogs of Christmas                      THOMAS 

Movie Swag                                                Mr. Peabody & Sherman         MALLORY H. & LINDA S.

Product GiveAway                                     ILEESH                                        LINDA S.

Book GiveAway                                          Chaser,

                                                                     The Dog Who Knows A Thousand Words     LINDA S.

NEXT All Winners will be contacted by email to provide a mailing address to ship their pawrize…

DISCLAIMER The ideas & opinions published here are those of Adopted Mom & ChazztheDog. We have not been influenced by any outside sources.

Chazz’s Literary Corner- Book Review & GiveAway-March 20, 2014

Book Review

Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words

by John W. Pilley with Hilary Hinzman

Copyright 2013 New York, NY ISBN 978-0-544-10257-6

SUMMARY: This is a fascinating story of the bonded working relationship between the professor and his Border Collie, Chaser: reportedly, one of the smartest breeds. At the time he was Professor at Wofford College of  Spartanburg, South Carolina, John Pilley developed training methods and engaged some of his students to help in Chaser’s training. Often Chaser was a member of the class, having been brought to the lab by Prof. Pilley.

OPINION: This is a highly interesting read. We found it motivating and inspirational regarding our  personal training goals for ChazztheDog.  We found it jaw dropping that this dog can find and identify 100’s of different dog toys in a huge pile of them, all jumbled together. The book also suggests that any Pet Pawrent can employ similar methods to teach their pet to learn multiple words and actions! If you want to go beyond Sit/Stay/Heel and really communicate with your dog – read Chaser’s story.

ChaserBooks(Image from Chaser FaceBook Page)


Win your very own copy of Chaser, and add it to your library of dog books


Period of GiveAway: 3.30.14 – 3.27.14

Winner will be announced at this blog o 3.28.14

Participants must provide valid email address to be notified.

AMTCTD Blog values your privacy & security. You will never receive any spam mail from us & we do not share your information with any third parties. Ever. Promise. Period

Must be 18+, have mailing address in the USA, provide valid email address

Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment at the end of this post.

List 5 -10 words or actions you have taught your dog to recognize.

Extra Entries:  Follow ChazztheDog1 on Twitter

                                   LIKE MuttMania on Facebook

                                    LIKE  Chaser on Facebook

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed in this review are strictly our own. They have not been influenced by any outside sources. We received one copy of the book for review purposes and one copy to award in the GiveAway. We received no compensation for featuring this book at our blog.

ILEESH – Product Review & GiveAway – 3.14.14

I says………………… Enjoy Walking Your Dog

This site features breed specific items for Pet Pawrents: retractable leashes, shirts, key rings, mugs, tote bags, phone covers, mouse pads, etc.

They offer a full guarantee and Free Shipping !

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Even though Chazz the Dog is not a Dachsund he sure wanted to check out all the fun pawresents for Doxies!!



Here are just a few of the items:     Breed Specific (Dachsund) Retractable Leash


Dachsund Imprinted Mouse Pad

ILeesh KeyRing

Dachsund Imprinted KeyRing

Boxer KeyRing

Plus Dachsund Cell Phone Cover, Mug, Air Freshener, Sticker


Must be 18+

Mailing address in the USA or Canada

Must provide a valid email address

Mandatory Entry: 

Leave a comment at the end of this post, what is  special about your Dachsund furbaby?

Extra Entry: Follow ChazztheDog1 on Twitter

                               LIKE  MuttMania on Facebook



The opinions offered in this post are our own and not influenced by any outside sources. We received these items for the purpose of a Product Review & the GiveAway.  We received no compensation for featuring ILEESH in this blog post.

The Petter – Organizing Chazz the Dog’s Life – March 13,2014

               THE PETTER

Chazz the Dog won his very own PETTER organizer/calendar/planner from another furriend’s blog.

He loves it!!! Here he is….


Petter Organizer

Chazz spent some time in the front yard yesterday organizing his activities.  Scheduling his appointments in his calendar/planner.  Chazz is always less anxious when he knows the plans for the day!

Check them out…here’s how to contact them.


Twitter: @PetterPlanner


DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed in this post are strictly our own and have not been influenced by any outside sources. AdoptedMom blog received no compensation for featuring The Petter in this blog post.

Chazz’s Canine Cinema-Film Review /GiveAway – March 13,2014

PIXAR/DreamWorks presents…..     ” Mr. Peabody & Sherman”

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Ariel Winter takes a break from playing brainy Alex Dunphy on TV’s “Modern Family,” to voice Penny Peterson, in DreamWorks Animation’s new animated feature, “Mr. Peabody & Sherman.”  The film has her and fellow actor, Max Charles, who voices Sherman, traveling back in time with the worlds smartest canine. The duo recently sat down for a quick Q&A session.

For those who aren’t familiar with Mr. Peabody, the highly evolved and brilliant dog and his boy Sherman, they are characters that first appeared in the 1960s, when they were introduced as part of the cartoon series, “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.” Not surprisingly, neither of the two young stars had seen the cartoon prior to being cast. 

While Charles could look for inspiration in the classic cartoon for Sherman, Winter had a bigger challenge since Penny was not part of the original storyline. However, this didn’t seem to bother her,  “It was basically like they handed me a book and it was empty and I got to write the pages,” she explains. “I thought it was pretty cool that I got to create my own character.” Winter also joked that she brought her own real life sass to the role.

Penny’s assertive personality is what drives Sherman to defy orders and take Penny in Mr. Peabody’s WABAC (pronounced “Way-back”) time traveling machine. They  embark on   an  adventure throughout some of history’s most legendary events, like the Trojan War.  It also becomes  a journey of self-discovery.  Over the course of the story, Penny and Sherman grow up and learn important lessons in friendship and understanding.  At the same time, Mr. Peabody goes through the hard process of learning to let the parental reins go a little. In the end Penny really realizes some things about herself and we see that she has a huge heart and she ends up caring for Sherman and Mr. Peabody.”


Adventure aside, the heart of the story lies in the relationships.  First we have the friendship that develops between Penny and Sherman.   Second, we see the challenges of the father and son relationship and the added complexities of a dog  being a parent to a boy. As humanized as Mr. Peabody is, at the end of the day, he still is a dog. Clearly the message is about acceptance, and not just canine love.  However, for those of us out there who love our dogs like part of the family, “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” is sure to hit a special chord in our hearts for the film’s depiction of  the love, loyalty and companionship we share with our four-legged best friends.

In addition to the voice talents of Max Charles and Ariel Winter, Mr. Peabody is voiced by Winter’s on screen, TV dad “Modern Family’s” Ty Burrell. Be sure to check out the film when it hits theaters nationwide.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman1

SUMMARY: The 1960's produced a popular cartoon show called, “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show” Rocky was a flying squirrel, and Bullwinkle J. Moose was his pal. On the show was a feature cartoon starring Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Mr. Peabody was a highly intelligent white dog, who sported a jaunty red bowtie and a pair of round black spectacles. Sherman was 'his boy”. Mr. Peabody was almost like a Professor, he knew so many facts and interesting anecdotes. Together with Sherman they were both very inquisitive. When Mr. Peabody built his WABAC Machine he & Sherman traveled through time to many historical events and points of interest. This film traces some of those adventures!

OPINION: This is a fun, lively,offering from the people at Pixar/DreamWorks. Fans of the original cartoon will enjoy this walk down memory lane - watching Mr. Peabody & Sherman and following along with their adventures. We recommend this film for dog lovers.


AMTCTD Blog is pleased to be able to bring our readers these pawsome prizes.

* 1 Pair of Mr. Peabody Round Black Dog Glasses

*1 Jaunty Mr. Peabody Red Dog Bowtie

* 1 Canine DNA Kit


18+, and must have a mailing address in the USA

Period of GiveAway: March 14 – March 23, 2014

Mandatory Entry:

 Leave a comment at the end of this post answering the question:

Where would you go if you could time travel?  ( 5 pts.)

Extra Entries:

Follow ChazztheDog1 at Twitter                         ( 3 pts)

LIKE MuttMania Page on Facebook             ( 3 pts.)

Winners will be announced on this blog on March 24, 2014. Individual winners will be notified by providing a valid email address. Your security and privacy is important to us and you will never receive any spam email from this blog. That's a Pawmise!


The opinions expressed in this review are our own and not influenced by any outside sources. The prizes for the GiveAway were provided to the blog for the purpose of entertaining our reader/ winners. Adopted Mom To Chazz The Dog Blog receives no compensation for reviewing this film in this space. * Certain portions of text in this post, the Q&A Interview with the actors doing the voiceover work specifically - have been provided for use by this Blog.



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