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Photo By: Nicole Feeney

Enter RedBarn’s Wonderful Summer Giveaway!!

Photo By: Pawstruck

Hi everyone! I’m back again to tell you about the exciting news that I mentioned in my last post with RedBarn. This month, I’ve partnered with RedBarn Inc. to bring you and your pups an exciting giveaway opportunity! Summer is all about fun in the sun, so why not enter this fun giveaway and have a chance to win some yummy treats for them!


What you’ll win:

12 winners will receive a variety pack!

  • 4 flavor filled bones
  • A pack of grain free dipped biscuits 
  • A pack of bully slices 
  • 20% off code for the rest of the summer at


Go to or click this link to enter!


Good luck to all who enter!! 


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Photo By: Adalie Keobounheuang

Summer Fireflies And Bright Lights

Photo By: Adalie Keobounheuang

Fireworks vs Dogs

It’s normal for dogs to be scared of loud noises and fireworks are no exception. The loud noises trigger their nervous systems, and they can become uneasy or frightened. As a survival instinct, most dogs run away and hide. My dog Bubbaz was never one to run. Bubbaz would bark a different bark. This bark was deeper and stronger, as if he was trying to protect us. Please keep in mind that the experience of fireworks is different than other natural loud noises, like thunder.

Photo By: Adalie Keobounheuang


Dogs who are scared and nervous often bark. Dogs communicate differently and barking is there way of letting you know they’re uncomfortable and want to scare what’s scaring them. Firework can be a Summer staple. As such, most people fail to cater to their dog’s sensitivity to them. It’s a sound they don’t hear everyday and all of a sudden, the sound is going on for most of the day. Wouldn’t you freak out? It’s a sudden, relentless, obnoxiously loud boom/pop/crack. Dogs may confuse the sounds for thunder and react the same with fireworks. Some dogs have had bad experiences in the past with fireworks and are scared the entire time.



Don’t feel like going out where the fireworks might be? Stay in and have a home BBQ with friends and family. Your dog will greatly appreciate the silence and comfort of being at home.


Here’s my husband and little one getting ready for our last year fourth of July celebration at home with our dog Bubbaz.

Photo By: Adalie Keobounheuang


Photo By: Adalie Keobounheuang

Here are a couple of things to try during the Fourth of July:

  • Try to bring your dog inside for the entire day and night the summer of loud bangs and lights.
  • Stock up on treats to give your dog as a distraction
  • Try white noise sounds like a tv, radio, or a fan
  • Tire them out before night time so they can just sleep during the all of the activities
  • If you want to go out to enjoy the shows, leave your dog in a crate or in a closed bedroom to secure them in the home and ensure they don’t run away from being so scared





Photo By: Mad Pup Life

DIY Watermelon Pupsicles

Photo By: Mad Pup Life

This is EASILY the best recipe I’ve ever made – human and dog wise. This super easy treat is great for helping your pups cool off in the middle of summer. Read below to find out how to make these tasty treats your dogs will love!
I knew I wanted my dogs to stay cool in this intense heat but couldn’t keep giving them Frosty Paws every day – as much as they would love that! Some of you may know I’m crazy about DIY projects and that will never change, so I decided to make my own DIY creation with the help of Pinterest (of course). 

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You only need two easy ingredients and about an hour and a half of freezer time to make these delicious treats.

What You’ll Need

  • Watermelon (scooped out with no seeds)
  • 1 can of Coconut Milk 
  • ​Blender
  • Cute dog themed molds (optional!)

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I used an ice cream spoon to scoop out the watermelon and unless you want a watermelon growing out of yours dogs stomach I suggest you remove all seeds before blending. (Did anyone else’s parents ever tell them that as a kid?)


I used a Ninja blender to mix the ingredients and it took about 2 seconds total. I absolutely love the Ninja for all of my mixing needs – even when you are using a lot of ice!

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And if it happens that you make a mess, just go with it.


I didn’t like how orange the color turned out, so I made another batch with much more watermelon and a lot less coconut milk. They both tasted pretty much the same.

Photo By: Mad Pup Life

Photo By: Mad Pup Life

I bought both of these molds from Amazon for a really good price! They worked just as I thought they would and I can’t wait to use them on more projects. 
I actually ended up leaving the pupsicles in the freezer for about 3 or 4 hours because I forgot about them (whoops) but they were perfect when I popped them out of the mold and put them in a bowl for easier serving.

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They were a HUGE hit in the household and not only with the dogs. I tried them for myself, being the watermelon lover that I am, and absolutely LOVED them! The dogs were probably mad that I was eating treats meant for them but you gotta do what you gotta do. 

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If you recreate these pupsicles don’t forget to tag us on Instagram so we can see how much your pups love them!  You can download the full recipe below by clicking on the image.




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Summertime Fun

Doggy Pool Party Heaven


TW- If I was a dog then this would be the place to be! Just hanging out by the pool trying to do my best cannonball to impress the other dogs. Life should always be this simple and enjoyable!



Summertime Fun

The Dog Days Of Summer

The Hot Hazy Days Are Meant For One Thing Only





TW- There has been a little heat wave going on in NY and those hot summer days leave us all sweaty and restless. I know that I can’t walk 100 feet without starting to sweat. Eww! Gross! Meanwhile, it seems that this pup had enough of the heat and she can’t wait any longer for her owner to cool her off. She grabs a hose to fill up a kiddie pool but unfortunately she hasn’t quite figured out the rest. She gets props for having the right idea either way.

Maybe she should take tips from this dog who is straight lounging with his Teddy Bear!