Monthly Archives: March 2014

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 !

ILEESH pics 019 ILEESH pics 013 ILEESH pics 018 ILEESH pics 017

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.”


Chazz’s Literary Corner – Book Review- The Dogs of Christmas – March 9, 2014


The Dogs of Christmas

By W. Bruce Cameron

Copyright 2013 New York, NY

ISBN 978-0-7653-055-0

New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author of A Dog’s Purpose and A Dog’s Journey, brings you his latest work in the wonderful The Dogs of Christmas.


“EVERY DOG STORY IS A LOVE STORY”…Bruce Cameron wrote those words not Adopted Mom, but we couldn’t agree more.  Even those terrible stories we read about despicable animal abuse; ultimately become stories of love, rescue, and redemption…at least for the dogs and they are the most important part of the story in our opinion.


The Dogs of Christmas features several different love stories central to the theme. There is the human story of characters Josh & Kerri, and the human/ canine bond of Josh and Lucy, the soulful-eyed pregnant pup that comes into their lives – capturing the kindness and natural empathy for a creature needing assistance.

Almost immediately Josh realizes he has more then he can handle and contacts the local shelter where he meets the lovely and compassionate Kerri who comes to his aid.

Love, Trust, Relationships, and Puppies…find all of these as you enjoy reading The Dogs of Christmas


We really enjoyed this story! The writing is compelling, with characters we wanted to follow. Mr. Cameron is a proven author with skills and accolades to his credit. We definitely recommend this book for a great read.

Hold on now, keep scrolling…it’s time for the big Book GiveAway…and by big we mean..3 WINNERS!!!



Must be 18+ and live in the USA

Period: March 10 – March 23, 2014 Winner will be announced on the blog on 3.24.14 Winners will be notified by email. Invalid email address will disqualify  entrant and another winner will be drawn.

Mandatory Entry:

Leave a comment at the end of this post relating an anecdote you have concerning Dogs & Christmas (or Chanukah, or Kwanza for that matter). If you haven’t got a real one, make one up.

Extra Entry Earned: 1 for each

Follow ChazztheDog1 on Twitter

LIKE MuttMania on Facebook

LIKE Bruce Cameron on Facebook

Please provide your email address in your comment so we may contact the winners. We value privacy & security so your contact info will never be shared and you will not receive any spam from our blog. Also document in a comment if you follow or LIKE with other Social Media so you earn the extra entries available.

GOOD LUCK to all participants. You have a very good chance of winning  in our first ever Triple Winner Giveaway!!!


Adopted Mom Blog received a copy of the book The Dog’s of Christmas for review purposes. In addition, Mr. Cameron generously provided 3 copies to support a GiveAway for 3 lucky readers of our pet blog. Opinions expressed in this review are our own and not influenced by any outside source. We receive no financial compensation from featuring this book at our blog.

Chazz’s Literary Corner – Book Review- Animal Cracker by Andi Brown

Animal Cracker/em> by Andi Brown is a humorous take on what goes on behind the scenes of a fictional organization, Animal Protection Organization-12 site pet shelter group. 


Copyright 2013


The main character, Diane Salvi, the new APO Communications Director and her troublesome relationship exchanges with her arrogant, devious, cheating boss – Hal – her on again off again social life, and mainly her passion for all animals.

There is a dysfunction that runs through the home office of the APO organization that borders  on the absurd!

Animal Cracker is available at


Author  Andi Brown generously provided Adopted Mom blog with another copy of her book for 1 Lucky Reader.


Must be 18+ and live in the USA

Period of GiveAway: March 10 – March 23, 2014

Winner will be randomly drawn from all entries

Mandatory Entry: Please leave a comment on this post stating why you wish to win this book.

Additional Entry: Follow ChazztheDog1 on Twitter

Additional Entry: LIKE our MuttMania Page on Facebook

DISCLAIMER: Adopted Mom Blog received one copy of this book for purposes of review.  The opinions expressed are our own and have not been influenced by any outside sources.  We also have one additional copy for  the GiveAway courtesy of author Andi Brown.

Indigo SMOKEHOUSE STRIPS – Product Review – 3/7/14

  1. 100% USA Grown Chicken 
  2. Premium Cuts
  3. No By Products
  4. No Artificial Colors or Flavors
  5. No Corn, Wheat, or Soy
  6. Vacuum Sealed Pouch
  7. Net Weight 6 Oz

Chazz the Dog absolutely devoured these treats. He likes chicken in general.. so add to that the smoked flavor..that put them over the top!!! You get 2 vacuum sealed pouches that we refridgerated after opening. I really rationed these pieces out to him or he would have gobbled up an entire pouch in one sitting – seriously.

We are not vets or nutritionists. Based on the ingredient list and Chazz’s reaction to this product we think these are a good choice. Informed pet pawrents read, do the research, and decide what’s right for your pet ……..each and every time.


DISCLAIMER: We received a box of these treats for review. The opinion(s) expressed are our own and not influenced by any outside sources. We received no other compensation for featuring Indigo Smokehouse Strips in a Product Review at our blog.

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We regularly review canine pet products, books, and films. Check out Chazz’s Literary Corner Page for book reviews / films.