Sunday, March 9, 2014

Awesome Products + Helping Dogs In Need: Bartley’s Review & SUPER Giveaway

A couple weeks ago, I received a HUGE box filled with treats and toys to review from a new company called Bartley's. Better yet, I get to give away a box of the same toys and treats that I received! (Many thanks to Bartley’s for sponsoring this very generous giveaway!) I also have a discount code for $5 off and free shipping!

I’ve enjoyed trying out the toys and treats, but I think the coolest thing about Bartley’s is that every time you purchase a Bartley's product, a portion of the proceeds go directly to a dog in need. Each item has a code on the back of the tag and you can enter that code on their website, and see exactly which dog you helped. You can even check back for updates and see when that dog finds a forever home. Bartley’s works with rescue groups and shelters, and commits to providing whatever care a dog needs, no matter how long it takes, until the dog is adopted. For more information about this, see How It Works.

The Bartley's Story - Bartley’s was inspired by a dog named Bartley who was rescued from an overcrowded municipal shelter by a rescue group, and then adopted by the owner of Bartley’s. Bartley’s was formed to help rescue groups like the one that rescued Bartley.

We entered the code on the tags that came on our Bartley’s products, and learned that purchase of these products helps a dog named Mic. Poor Mic has had a difficult life, and we’re so glad Bartley’s is stepping in to help him out until he finds a forever home.


I LOVE LOVE LOVE toys and treats, and I LOVE trying new ones. Bartley’s sent me a West Paw Designs Tizzi, a Jax and Bones Rope Wheel, a Simply Fido Organic Plush Bunny Toy, a package of Peanut Butter Flavor Buddy Biscuits, and a package of Blue Bits Chicken Treats. They even thought of my mom & dad, and sent them a set of Dog Is Good coasters.

Simply Fido Organic Plush Rabbit Toy

When mom opened the box from Bartley’s, I immediately tried to grab the bunny, but she insisted we take photos first. When she finally let me play with the bunny, I had the BEST time. The bunny is from the Simply Fido Organic Plush Toy Collection. It’s very cute and it squeaks, and it has held up well to all of my biting and thrashing. It’s my new favorite indoor toy. 

Simply Fido Organic Toys are made with certified organic cotton fabric, dyed using a low eco-impact die process, and are filled with recycled fiber. They’re certified non-toxic, which is very important for something that I pick up with my mouth.

West Paw Design Zogoflex Tizzi

Next we tried the West Paw Tizzi toy, which is shaped kind of like a ball with legs. It has a hole where you can put treats, and you can twist the legs to make it easier to throw or harder to get the treats out. It floats, so we took it to the river to try it out. 

We also played with it in the yard, with and without snow. And I’ve chewed on it -- A LOT. It bounces all funny, which makes it extra fun. This is my new favorite indoor-outdoor-all season toy. 

West Paw Zogoflex Tizzi toys are non-toxic, 100% recyclable, BPA- and Phthalate-free, and dishwasher safe. West Paw Design toys are made in the U.S.A., in Montana. 

All Zogoflex toys are guaranteed against dog damage. This is my first West Paw Design toy and we’re very impressed by its durability. It doesn’t even have any teeth marks. This was my favorite of all the wonderful things in the Bartley’s box. When I posted a photo of me playing with the Tizzi on Facebook, several of my friends commented about how much they love West Paw toys.

My friend Cally has a Tizzi and it’s one of her favorite toys. She calls it Mr. Wiggles. She especially likes when her momma twists its legs, she paws at them, and they pop open! Her momma says the only toys they have are West Paw toys because they are the only toys Cally can’t destroy. She has a West Paw Bone, Ball, Mr. Wiggles, and Blob (these are Cally’s names for the toys, not the West Paw names). Cally says 4 Paws Up for West Paw toys!!!

My friend Riley is also “brutal on toys” but has several West Paw toys that have lasted 3-4 years now.

Jax and Bones Good Karma Rope Wheel

The Jax and Bones Rope Wheel is designed for aggressive chewers (like me).  It’s made of chemical-free, naturally-dyed rope and tested in the U.S.A. for pup safety. The Rope Wheel is shaped like a ship’s wheel and designed to naturally fray, so it helps clean my teeth. I like to chew on it and retrieve it.

Buddy Biscuits Peanut Butter Flavor

Buddy Biscuits are soft and chewy, so they’re perfect for training. They’re shaped like little gingerbread men, and can be broken into smaller pieces. I got peanut butter flavor (I LOVE peanut butter). I think they’re yummilicious and will do all kinds of tricks for them. Buddy Biscuits are corn free, and made with no artificial flavors or colors. Made in the U.S.A.

Demonstrating impulse control
with Buddy Biscuits on each paw

Blue Buffalo Blue Bits Tasty Chicken Treats

Blue Bits treats are also excellent for training. They’re small, soft, and chewy, and shaped like little hearts. I think they’re super yummy and I come running whenever momma opens the bag. The first ingredient is real chicken and they contain no chicken or poultry by-products, no corn, wheat or soy, and no artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors. Made in the U.S.A.

There's something on my paw

Dog is Good Coasters

Dog is Good coasters are made in the U.S.A. from recycled materials and are decorated with quotes from wise doggies.

Overall Rating of Bartley’s: 

Four Paws Up, with a Waggy Tail. (I’d give it more if I had more paws!)

We LOVE Bartley’s! Not only do we love helping shelter and rescue dogs with our purchases, we also love that Bartley’s carries high-quality, eco-friendly, made in the U.S.A. toys and treats. (Not all toys are made in the U.S.A., but you can search for made in the U.S.A. toys on their website.) When we want to find a special gift for one of my doggie friends, Bartley’s will be the first place we look, because we think it makes an extra-thoughtful gift when part of the purchase price goes to help a dog in need. Toys and treats come attractively packaged in reusable burlap gift bags, each containing a tag with a code you can enter to see the dog supported by that purchase.


Check out If you see something you like, use the code Garth2014 at checkout for FREE SHIPPING and $5 OFF any order over $20.

And now for the GIVEAWAY: 

You can enter to win a box of goodies from Bartley's just like the box they sent me. To enter, just follow the directions in the Rafflecopter below.

Giveaway begins today and will run through 12:15 a.m. E.S.T. March 30, 2014, and winner will be announced on March 30, 2014. Winner will be contacted by email and must respond and provide shipping address by April 6 or another winner will be chosen.

Sorry, giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Disclosure: In return for an honest review of their products and service, Bartley's sent me a box of products free of charge, and they are providing another box of products for the giveaway. We received no other compensation for this post. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. What a cool company! And what cool goodies! We are definitely going to check them out - especially for training treats, as somedoggie *cough*Abby*cough* quickly gets 'bored' with treats, and what caught her interest one week won't the next, so Mom is always on the lookout for something new. And we're definitely signing up for the giveaway! Garth, as always, you are our superhero!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  2. I think my Chinese Crested, Sookie would like a Kong toy with peanut butter inside. :)

  3. awesome box. You make those toys look so fun
    Lily & Edward

  4. Dobby thinks the rabbit toy would be fun to toss around and chew on!

  5. What a great box of goodies you got, Garth. We looked at their site and since you said the West Paw toys hold up and Marcus is a toy killer, we like the West Paw Froggy Frog best. We think. :)

  6. My dog Sawyer would be super excited for the biscuits- any new treat makes him happy!

  7. Gershwin would LOVE the Buddy Biscuits! He just cannot resist peanut butter!

  8. We love the Tizzi (and all of West Paws' toys!)

  9. My dogs love treats...they have too many, but they always love to receive them :)

  10. Think Nova would love the Zogoflex Tizzi and the Buddy Peanut Butter treats.

  11. Bentley wants it all! I think the Tizzy is pawsome!

  12. Fabulous Garth and we hope you enjoy all your goodies. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  13. Oh what a lovely box. We would have joined this contest just for the Buddy Biscuits (nomnomnom!) but there are so many other great things. And we think we will terrier test one of those toys soon, so we will try to remember to use your code! Thank you
    Gus n teka

  14. what a great company and those are some greats toys - that green thing looks like lot of fun and of coarse you can never go wrong with treats :)

  15. What a fantastic box of treats!!! I think Lady Girl would love the rope twist. It would give her hours of great chewing time. Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!!!

  16. Neeko would love the rope wheel!

  17. Wow, that Bartley's sounds like a pretty cool company! And your new bunny looks like LOADS of fun.

  18. wow what a great review! And a super good giveaway as well!
    Good luck to all who enters!

    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  19. Great review Garth…I am really jazzed to purchase some of the items that you reviewed for Tater! I sure wish Tater had impulse control with treats like you do. It's something you have inspired me to work on with him….he's kind of a hyper pup when it comes to snacks!

  20. We've tried lots of the things in your box before Garth and love them all! Especially those West Paw Design toys. They are so durable! One of the only toys that Shiner can't actually destroy. Pawsome giveaway!

  21. I'm so impressed by Garth's biscuits on paws self control! :) Huffle super loves Buddy Biscuits but he's also a big fan of Blue Buffalo, I bet he'd really like the Blue bits too.

  22. Hufflepup's already a fan of Cloudstar's Buddy Biscuits but I suspect he'd love the Blue bits just as much. I'm impressed by Garth's self control there :)

  23. Thanks for the shout out! Enjoy!

  24. What a great giveaway! We would love to play with those toys and eat those treats! Yummy!

  25. We'd love either the West Paw Tux Eco-Friendly Toy which could be used as a puzzle or toy or the Pup Pie treat-yum! Bartley's is making it easy for buyers to support a cause which needs it! Great job!

  26. Awesome giveaway, Garth! All paws crossed!

  27. if olivia won she would probably like mr. wiggles or the bunny best.. it would be a toss up since she loves plush toys but she also loves to fetch! - olivia's human

  28. Our sweet rescue dog Lily would love the Fido Organic Plush toy. She has a little obsession with anything stuffed, dog plush toys, pillows, dog beds, my daughters beloved stuffed animals, etc. Thanks for the amazing giveaway! By the way, I can't get over how adorable Garth is. What a sweet and gorgeous dog!

  29. Artie would love the West Paw Tux Eco-Friendly Toy. He loves anything that bounces. Thank you for the chance to win.

  30. I think my dogs would love the Wellness Pure Rewards Venison & Salmon treats best.

  31. Vix would like the Blue Stix in either the lamb or beef best.
    -- Jennifer P aka Vicki Vix on rafflecopter --