Highest Brand Integrity of the Year

Posted by sitstaydogs

Nov 26, 2013 11:11:48 AM

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A $50+ billion dollar industry has a lot of brands and fortunately, the pet industry is overloaded with great brand that we have the pleasure to work alongside. This year’s Highest Brand Integrity Award tallied with a tie and for good reason. Criteria for this award involves 4 key objectives:

  1. Passion
  2. Mission
  3. Operations
  4. Quality

This year's winners of the Highest Brand Integrity Award goes to : Scout & Zoe's and Front Porch Pets

When we first met Cindy Dunston Quirk, the founder, owner and visionary driving Scout & Zoe’s, we could feel her passion immediately. After learning more about the story behind the products, the pups that fuel the passion and her commitment to developing great products we knew we had identified an award candidate but more importantly, a keen friendship. Scout & Zoe’s products lead by sourcing locally. They are clean, pure, yummy and healthful - a combination we have come to expect in pet products. We look forward to seeing this brand grow and are thankful we crossed paths.

The second winner of the Highest Brand Integrity of the Year Award is Front Porch Pets - known for their fan-tabulous Sam’s Yams Sweet Potato Treats (which so happened to be #2 top selling treat of 2013) is a brand much bigger than a famous root vegetable. Did you know the high-quality ingredients packed into each product are sourced from a 50 mile radius of their company? That is impressive. Their commitment to local trade, quality assurance, functional treat offerings and simply being “gosh darn great people to work with” summarizes their receipt of this award.

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Paws Down Good Product of 2013

Posted by sitstaydogs

Nov 26, 2013 11:11:10 AM

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WINNER OF THE 2013 PAWS DOWN GOOD PRODUCT

The Paws Down Good Product Award is given to a SitStay product that is practical for busy, working pet owners like so many of us.  This year’s winner really fits the bill (actually, only $3 bills)!

The 2013 Paws Down Good Product Winner is: Earth Rated Poopbag Dispenser

The tidy little dispenser houses 15 poop bags that actually smell … lovely (no kidding - the lavendar smell is perfect). They can tuck, sneak and hide in your purse, car, diaper bag, pocket or drawer and can clip to your belt, leash or rear view mirror if you are a hard-core pet dude. Great size. Great price. Great smell (when you are dealing with poop - come on, this is such a bonus). The Earth Rated team are great people doing their part, changing lives one poop pile at a time. Ok, we got a little carried away on that one. They are just awesome!

Get a few! And, peek at all 2013 Winners!

 

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Favorite Brand Story of the Year

Posted by sitstaydogs

Nov 26, 2013 11:10:48 AM

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In our fast-paced, feed dog feed world we live in, we cherish the things that remind us to pause and reminisce. People, songs, sites, products … there are many feel-good memory triggers.

 

This year’s winner of the 2013 Favorite Brand Concept: Brown Beggers™

 

Brown Beggers™ is a brand built on memories - the days when markets weren’t super and owners of businesses actually ran them. SitStay.com has one of the industries largest natural dog chew deli’s and handpicks bully sticks, tendons, beef hearts, tripe and all sorts of natural chews across the globe daily. The array of products in their raw form strung a cord for CEO, Sara Dreamer, who carries fond memories of adventures to the deli with her grandmother. The memories of browsing the deli counter, handpicking the products and watching them being wrapped by the butcher is the inspiration behind this brand.

We encourage you to: Sit. Stay. Pause & Remember.

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Favorite Finds of 2013

Posted by sitstaydogs

Nov 26, 2013 10:30:00 AM

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SITSTAY.COM FAVORITE FINDS OF 2013 AWARD WINNER

Our Favorite Finds go to the companies & products that tug at our heartstrings, make us jump for joy, and truly get us excited for offering you and your pup’s the best quality products we possibly can!

Our favorites encompass all that SitStay.com is proud to offer to our own dogs and yours: wholesome ingredients, innovation, high-quality, functional and just darn good! We aren’t the only one’s jumping for joy, they were given four paws up (we must have counted that while they were rolling over) from our pups & 100% good dog approved. These are just down right great products made by great people.

Unlike other years, this year we could not choose JUST ONE favorite (the more the merrier), so our Favorite Finds of 2013 go to: Max & Ruffy’s Organic Vegan Treats and Distinctive Dog Functional Treats.

Max & Ruffy’s Organic Vegan Treats come in a culinary cornucopia of flavors that often make our mouths water. The treats are petite, firm and truly have authority within a category overloaded with options. The nutritious morsals hold their own in the package, your pocket or training pouch and make the perfect low-calorie reward for your good dog. Max & Ruffy's brand is built on integrity which adds tremendous comfort when making product choices for our dogs and yours. Paws down - these are ever so worthy of this award!

Distinctive Dog Functional Treats is another line of dog treats that we are extremely thankful for. The savory and tempting recipes add a flair of sophisticated gourmet to your dogs' diet while the coconut oil adds tremendous nutritional value.

We read a great deal about balancing your dog's diet and hear about their concerns of feeding treats in general; stating they are not necessary in a dog's diet. We don't disagree when it comes to overfeeding low-quality but do disagree when given the option of feeding high quality treats that offer condensed vitamins and minerals dogs don't get in dog food alone.

Both treat lines are must-adds to your pantry. They are indeed one of the very best in the pet industry market!

Learn about all other winners!

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Doggie Christmas Cookie Exchange

Posted by sitstaydogs

Nov 21, 2013 6:39:00 PM

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What is cuter than a doggy Christmas Cookie Exchange!?! We actually couldn’t think of anything..so:

1) Invite your closest neighbors, friends, and family with their pups to this Christmas Cookie Exchange!

2) Bring your cookies:

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For those of you that want to spread holiday cheer to EVERYONE, and then give them a “doggy” bag to take home with them, because let’s be honest--5lbs will last forever! This is a daily hand-picked assortment of the chef’s favorite cookies and treats ranging from Liver’s Lane, Carob Chip (molasses and peanut butter), Kung Pug, Peanut Butter Cinnamon, Pizza, After Dinner Mints, Peanut Butter Oatmeal, or Tuna Yelper

distinctive_dog_gourmet_dog_treats__51427.1381849547.1280.1280Distinctive Dog Treats
These cookies will please any pooch, & any human in the room will be cooing over the cuteness of these heart-shaped treats! Offered in one of the most delicious ingredients sweet potato carrot cake! This will be sure to satisfy any furball, and also has additive benefits in digestion and is a low calorie, nutrient packed treat.

 

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Anyone who is an Oprah fan will know about these: they were featured on her Christmas list! These gingerbread cookies are made with the best ingredients and are corn free! They also have the most fun (and recycled yay!) festive, holiday packaging.



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We highly suggest it in the Apple Dumpling variety--apples and cinnamon on a cold day with all of your puppy friends doesn’t get much better than that! Sojo’s are also wheat and corn free, so can be shared even with puppy friends that may have allergies!


sams_yams_cranapple_orange_crunchers__64930.1383170811.1280.1280Sam’s Yams Cookies
So, technically I would not venture to say these are really cookies at all--as the ingredients consist of dehydrated sweet potatoes & various fruits & vegetables. There are absolutely no grains or fillers, and are made from USA ingredients! I would highly suggest the Sam’s Yams Cranapple Orange Cruncher because it is such a festive flavor. I would also highly suggest to finish of the meal (or any meal) with the Sam’s Yams Green and clean cookie, ingredients including apples, pumpkin seed, papaya, parsley, alfalfa, spearmint, peppermint, and thyme. The parlsey, spearmint, and peppermint will aid in bad breath and gum diseases--and you CAN’T have bad breath at a party!


3) ENJOY!!!

4) Howl and bark carols to all of your friends---okay, skip this step if you are tone deaf (like the SitStay family--we will turn on our favorite iTunes holiday mix)


Always remember to follow packaging instructions on feeding, and don’t overfeed your pooch (they get tummy aches and bloated just like us two-legged folk do!)

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Press Release: RAISE THE ‘WOOF’: SITSTAY.COM DEBUTS 2013 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR DOGS

Posted by sitstaydogs

Nov 19, 2013 8:00:00 AM

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Hundreds of Hours Spent with our Pets Sniffing & Pawing Through Products to Create the Ultimate ‘Good Dog’ Gift Guide

LINCOLN, NEB. - Nov. 18, 2013 - SitStay.com, the destination site for ‘Good Dog’ approved treats and toys, today unveils their interactive 2013 Holiday Gift Guide.  Together with our pets and customers, we commenced on a year long search to discover pet bakeries, toy designers and good eats that you might not possibly find anywhere else.

Exploring mountains of tail-wagging stocking stuffers to gift sets galore, our dogs determined which presents would bring endless hours of playtime and yummy nibbles to your furry family members.  We sorted through their top choices to create nutritious and high-quality gifts for you to give to your pets and pet friends this holiday.  Our 2013 winners - paws down - include:

TREAT
Featuring one of the largest selection of dog treats available online, SitStay.com’s deli is the online destination for Fido’s favorite snacks and exclusive foods available to you 24/7.  

We’ve dished out samples galore in our search to please all dog palettes.  From crunchy and chewy, to soft and savory, our canine-approved favorites will provide savory snacks and meals for your pet throughout the holidays that are so yummy your dog may never enviously eye your holiday ham again (no offense to your ham)!

  • 10 Under $10:  Looking for a mixed bag of gifts for stuffing your pet’s stocking to the brim? Our roundup of holiday cookies, treats and chews arrive in a gift-ready SitStay.com “Santa’s Bag” that is brimming with rewarding treats

  • O Holy Meat Gift Sets: Even if they aren’t sitting at the table, that doesn’t mean our pets shouldn’t enjoy a fine meal during the holidays. Buying for a meat-lover? Our $50 steak dinner gift set is purely divine for your canine! Looking for a smaller scale splurge? SitStay.com is overflowing with meaty treats that are packed with protein power.

SQUEAKS
Nothing makes a tail wag faster than unwrapping a new toy!  There is nothing we love more than playtime with our dogs which fuels our passion to find high-quality, durable toys that offer enriching fun! After all, we would never recommend a toy to you that our pets didn’t absolutely love first.  And with shipping directly to your doorstep, SitStay.com allows you to share this season's hottest items while skipping the hustle and bustle of retail lines.

  • Winter Waterland Gift Set: Combining fishy treats and toys, our themed gift sets offer the health benefits and flavors of the deep sea for your favorite dog.

  • 5 for $25 Gift Set: Sweet squeaks galore! Create a cacophony of joy in your home with the ultimate chew toy set, featuring the Most Innovative Toy of 2013 - a squeaky chew toy with an “on/off switch” allowing you to mute the sound before it interferes with the Christmas carols.

DEALS
Besides guaranteeing that your gifts will remain unsniffed until present unwrapping time, we’ve thrown together another benefit for shopping with SitStay.com this holiday season: free shipping for all order over $50. Other holiday specials include:

  • Weekly promotions that include free shipping and discounts up to 40% off

  • Hand-picked gift set bargains starting at $5.00

ABOUT SITSTAY.COM
SitStay believes that “we don’t own pets, they own us.”  Since 1996, we have nurtured relationships between pets and their owners by discovering products that are healthful, enriching and “good dog” approved, and delivering these pet products to your doorstep. We aren’t just a business, we are first and foremost pet parents seeking only the best treats and toys available for our dogs.  Working closely with companies throughout the pet industry, we uncover great products and unleash them to you.  Our philosophy is simple: share products that empower pet owners to raise happy, healthy and good dogs. For more information, visit www.sitstay.com

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Celebrate Simple With Holiday Gifts from SitStay.com

Posted by Sara Dreamer, CEO

Nov 15, 2013 4:05:00 PM

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We are busy, working pet parents, too. So our approach for this year’s holiday season is – celebrate simple. We have identified the very best products of 2013 and put them into a simple, convenient SitStay Holiday Gift Guide. In here you will find:

  • Great prices & selection
  • Gift-giving ready items
  • Unique & high-quality products
  • All packaged by our team of elves in Nebraska

The holidays are busy but they don’t give us permission to overlook the important things in our lives.

Keep it simple and enjoy the heck out of your time with friends, furries and family.

Happy Holidays!

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We don't own dogs at Sitstay - the dogs own us.

The products we share are healthful, enriching and good-dog-approved. Everyday we strive to do our part in improving pet lifestyles and make it a point to have loads of fun along the way.

Join our mission to raise the most spoiled-rotten dogs on the planet … somebody’s got to!

Cheers from Nebraska!