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How to Earn Free Amazon Products For You or Your Dog

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links that help support The Broke Dog. For more information, please see my Disclosure and Disclaimer page.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: ON OCTOBER 3, 2016, AMAZON CHANGED THEIR TERMS OF SERVICE TO BAN INCENTIVIZED REVIEWS OUTSIDE OF THOSE FACILITATED THROUGH THEIR VINE PROGRAM. MANY OF THESE SITES WILL CONTINUE TO OFFER DISCOUNTS, BUT A REVIEW IS NOT REQUIRED. READ MORE HERE.

Did you know that it is super easy to get discounted or free Amazon products in exchange for an honest review? There’s no catch — just lots of savings. I’ve purchased dozens of dog products and home products for incredible deals, and I’m going to teach you how! Keep reading to learn more!

Bearytail Leather Co.: Small Business Spotlight [INTERVIEW]

Here at The Broke Dog, we love saving money! That being said, we also relish sharing products from small businesses that we adore but don’t always fit into the “bargain” category. I found Bearytail Leather Co. on Instagram and couldn’t resist sharing their gorgeous products with you! The owner, Amanda Mei, handcrafts matching leather dog collar/bracelet sets (called “Affinity Collars”) from high-quality materials in Los Angeles. As I mentioned, they might be little pricey for some readers, but take 20% off with code THEBROKEDOG if you decide to take the plunge! (Excuse me while I sell all of my possessions so that I can purchase each and every set…)

Keep reading to learn more about Amanda, her dog Toto, and her business!

Pooch Perks April 2016: Barnyard Party Unboxing and Review

DISCLAIMER: We are monthly reviewers and affiliates for Pooch Perks and receive a free box in exchange for our honest review. 

Today, we will be unboxing and reviewing the Pooch Perks April 2016 box! We’re now working with Pooch Perks as monthly reviewers, and will therefore be able to give you the low-down on this subscription service as a whole as well as the brands that come in each box. 

We also have our own unique discount code – use code BROKEDOGBLOG for 10% off!

This month’s theme is Barnyard Party – exciting for me because I have a softness for farm animals. Bet you didn’t expect to hear that from a Brooklynite!

Let’s giddy up (I’m the worst) and check out what was in the box!

NYC Paws Parade 2016: Celebrating 150 Years of the ASPCA

Hundreds of attendees (both animal and human) flocked to the first NYC Paws Parade to celebrate the ASPCA’s 150th anniversary! The April 10, 2016 parade started at Madison Square Park at 26th Street and 5th Avenue and extended to Union Square. In Union Square, a coordinating Adoptapalooza offered hundred of animals for adoption with fees covered by Animal Planet. A second location in Brooklyn provided additional adoptions, food trucks, a historical ASPCA exhibit, and a photo booth.

I stopped by Union Square to catch the parade, meet some pups, and take a few pictures. Keep reading to view photos of costumed dogs, adoptable dogs, and even a celebrity dog or two!

Figo Pet Insurance: Our Partnership + Exclusive DISCOUNT!

Disclaimer: We earn a small affiliate commission each time someone signs up for Figo Pet Insurance using our link. All this means is that we’ll have more money for Henry’s vet bills! We use and recommend Figo and would never promote something we didn’t love.

Hello, my wonderful readers! I’m here today with a special announcement: The Broke Dog is now partnering with Figo Pet Insurance to bring you a special deal on pet insurance! Keep reading to learn more about what Figo can do for you and our Figo Pet Insurance discount.

CuBowl Copper Dog Bowl Giveaway

Disclaimer: I received Henry’s bowl in exchange for an Instagram post about the product, but I decided to post here as well and run a giveaway because I think the CuBowl is so cool! The CuBowl I am giving away is a second dish that they included to help spread the love.

You know the slime that can grow on your dog’s water dish? According to the experts at Vancouver startup CuBowl, this slime’s primary function is to “protect and glue microbes to the surface” and it has evolved “to be as hard to wash away as possible.” Gross, right? Consider that these microbes can be harmful bacteria, molds, and viruses — it’s almost enough to toss the water dish altogether. 

Enter CuBowl: a brand new water dish made of copper, a material with antimicrobial properties. According to CuBowl, copper is proven to kill 99.9% of certain bacteria and 99.9% of adenovirus within 2 hours of contact. Their website details petri dish tests as well as anecdotes and they claim that dogs prefer communal copper bowls over stainless steel and plastic. CuBowls are available in several sizes, as well as non-tip and traditional styles.

Oh, did I mention that they’re BEAUTIFUL?