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Pets as gifts; there are a lot of different perspectives on giving pets for Christmas. I agree that randomly giving someone a pet is not always the best idea, but if you’ve done your research, and you’re sure the recipient is ready for the responsibility, then adopting a new pupply or kitten can be one of the most memorable gifts one can give or receive. I mean what could be a better gift than unconditional love? Sure beats a new video game if you ask me!
That adorable Christmas puppy though, is only part of the equation. As we all know, despite the cuteness and puppy breath, there are going to be messess Those messes will need to be cleaned up, its part of the responsibility of caring for that new love bug, and for those, Swiffer® and Bark Box have teamed up to help. With Swiffer, pet parents can get a thorough clean in minutes, so pet hair mess never become an obstacle. Instead you can focus on that special bond between a child and their first pet because let me tell you from experience, it is amazing.
A good friend of mine recently added a new puppy to the family. As far as puppy’s go, he’s a moose and big puppy’s mean big messes. Just take a look at how happy she was to receive a Bark Box full of Swiffer products and coupons!
This holiday season, Swiffer and Bark & Co. want to help more families and pets experience the love that pet adoption can bring – and have more time for play and less time for clean-up. Swiffer and Bark & Co. are providing 10,000 Welcome Home Kits to participating shelters across the country and Swiffer is making a $50,000 total donation to select shelters to support their needs this holiday season. Swiffer is also teaming up with Scott Foley to celebrate Family’s First Pet and the fur-ever friendship that comes with adopting a child’s first pet. New pet owners are invited to share a photo of their new fur-ever family and everything in their Welcome Home Kit box with @Swiffer and @BarkBox to show how they are ready for when #ShedHappens.
Have you ever given or received a new pet as a gift? How do you tackle the little messes that come with pet ownership? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) saysDecember 7, 2015 at 8:15 am
I would be completely lost without my Swiffer. That thing is like magic.
Mardene carr saysDecember 7, 2015 at 9:49 am
I still would need it to go one step further and throw in someone to clean….lol….I hate cleaning…I love the way it looks when it is done BUT…sigh
tara pittman saysDecember 7, 2015 at 10:31 am
I had a cat a while back and they are messy. No more pets here as child has allergies.
Claudette saysDecember 7, 2015 at 6:12 pm
I am no longer a pet owner but getting one of these would still be nice! 🙂
Elizabeth O. saysDecember 7, 2015 at 9:23 pm
How can you not like getting a gift like this. Of course I’m a clean freak so this is something I’ll enjoy, lol.
Rachel Mouton saysDecember 8, 2015 at 3:59 am
I love this! My daughter was just saying that dog hair is an accessory around our house LOL
Eileen saysDecember 8, 2015 at 7:23 am
Funny thing is my swiffer was just dismantled by my lsb. Going to get another this afternoon. Great product
Liz Mays saysDecember 8, 2015 at 9:03 am
I’m sure this would help us with the cat fur around here too. She is SUCH a shedder!
MyTeenGuide saysDecember 8, 2015 at 9:40 am
I would definitely appreciate a gift like this. With two tots, the house is always a mess.
Laurie saysDecember 8, 2015 at 11:57 am
I love my swiffer! Makes it so quick and easy to keep up with our dog and kiddos. Love the swiffer duster I even get my older daughter to help!
Angie Scheie saysDecember 8, 2015 at 1:24 pm
#Shedhappens is one of the best hashtags I’ve heard in awhile! Lol. It’s so true though! It’s a constant battle…
Jeanette Mays saysDecember 8, 2015 at 3:32 pm
I love my swiffer!
Lexie Lane saysDecember 8, 2015 at 3:48 pm
This is great idea, giving a gift for a pet is love and I’d like to try swiffer products for my puppy.
Nicole Escat saysDecember 8, 2015 at 6:11 pm
Wow sounds as a great product. i’m going to check this out and I’m going to introduce this to my friend.
Sojourner saysDecember 8, 2015 at 6:58 pm
Sounds like a great partnership! I am obsessive about keeping my house clean. We have a cat and I’m always cleaning behind her.