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!

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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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It's National Dog Week

Posted by Sara Dreamer, CEO

Sep 30, 2013 8:00:00 AM

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Today SitStay.com kicked off 7 Days, 7 Ways to Save and Celebrate National Dog Week. 

I'll be honest, every week is a dog's week at our home. We have a 4 year old beagle, Dexter, who has wiggled his way right into our hearts (and beds). And, like so many of our customers, we get a little giggly when we are reminded to celebrate our love for him. 

Most holidays remind us to do more of the things we love. Whether you are a dog owner or not, we encourage you to pause and do good in honor of man's best friend. Here are 7 ways to participate in National Dog Week.

1. SHARE
Share your time and a dime by volunteering, donating or adopting from your local animal shelter. Your helping hands and loving heart is always needed. 

2. PAW IT FORWARD
This is our favorite; when you see pet parents out and about with their dogs, pay them a complement, say hello or even share one of your favorite treats. 

3. SPOIL! SPOIL! SPOIL!
Let's face it, the best way to celebrate is with a little pampering ... endulge your dog with an unexpected trip to the groomer, new treat or stylish new collar.

4. GET READY
Ntaional Dog Week is the last week of September which also happens to be about 80 days until Christmas. HOLY COW! I mean HOLY DAWG!

5. GATHER
Host a only pets allowed party this week with an assortment of fun goodies such as Brown Beggers Chew Sampler, serve fresh water in plastic martini glasses and organize lots of backyard playtime. Don't forget the poop bags (these also make great gifts for your guests).

6. GET MOVING!
Most of us are enjoying outdoor-friendly weather this week. Get on those sneakers, DOOG walking belt and quality harness and get moving. Perhaps an evening walk after a long days work - how about packing a picinic basket. Nothing is better than an interactive game of fetch - we just got these new toys at Sitstay.com and LOVE them!

7. LAST BUT NOT LEAST ... PLAY, PLAY, PLAY!
There are very few moments that can compete with the joyful feeling we share when playing with our dogs. They are happy, tails are wagging, slobber is flying and at that moment ... life is good. Life with a dog is indeed the GOODLIFE! Amidst your busy schedule, be sure to take the time and play, play, play!
Happy National Dog Week!
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Natural Dog Chew Line Made on Memories

Posted by Sara Dreamer, CEO

Sep 26, 2013 10:00:00 AM

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As pet products suppliers, we spend several hours a day amongst thousands of products and take great pride in our product selection. Every once in awhile that process reminds me of childhood trips to the grocery store with my grandmother. 

The weekly event was enjoyable because of her simple approach. Her judgment of good products was not made through fancy product packaging; actually, it was the fancy labels that she always avoided. She used to say – “Extra fluff is for your hips, not your food”. Nothing was more memorable than our stop at the butcher shop. Good thing Grandma was a foxy lady because she kept those men behind the meat counter on their toes! As a farmer’s wife, she took great pride in preparing hearty and healthy meals for our family, therefore she picked very few processed foods. At the meat counter she handpicked each piece of meat (yes, while waving her pointer finger) and they packaged it for us. After gathering our brown-paper-wrapped-proteins, Grandma would ask for a treat for her “good girl” (that was me) and we would BOTH walk away with a juicy pickle.  

Brown Beggers is a line of products that evolved from those memories at the meat counter. Dog chews surely don’t remind me of Grandma, but standing for quality in its simplest form does. The high-quality products within the line are all handpicked from our treat counter, packaged for your good dog and sent to your front door. The Chew Sampler is my favorite, it’s a smorgasbord of our most popular dog chews that make a great addition to your four-legged family’s hearty and healthy daily meals. Variety is not only the spice of life, it is also a great way to prevent a picky eater, which is why the sampler collections change regularly. Enjoy them!

We invite you to join the SitStay mission of good people and good dogs helping each other enjoy the good life. And, we also invite you to surface a childhood memory that brings a smile – our busy lives keep us from doing that often enough.

Cheers to brown paper and memories with grandmothers!

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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!