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?

The Pastel Pug: Small Business Spotlight and Giveaway [INTERVIEW]

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In today’s Small Business Spotlight, we interview Chelsea of The Pastel Pug, a whimsical Etsy shop hat focuses on wood burned and hand painted portraits of both humans and pets. I fell in love with her captivating dog portraits and had to share! PLUS: ENTER TO WIN A WATERCOLOR PRINT FROM THE PASTEL PUG AT THE END OF THE POST!

Benny and Jack: Small Business Spotlight [INTERVIEW]

Happy new year to all of my wonderful readers! For the first post of the new year, I am excited to bring you our first Small Business Spotlight: Benny and Jack!

I love saving money AND supporting small businesses, but it’s sometimes hard to do both. Small Businesses Spotlights will feature interviews with some exciting small businesses as well as exclusive giveaways and/or discounts for The Broke Dog readers!

Our first Small Business Spotlight highlights Benny and Jack, a new store in Rhode Island led by husband and wife team Dave and Rachel Bilow with the help of the store’s namesakes, Benny and Jack. Read on to lean more and check out our Instagram for an exclusive giveaway!