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Reggie the Boxer

My boxer Reggie is already on a raw diet, so naturally, I try and keep his treats natural and grain free as well! Enter Hero Kangaroo Liver! He is very food driven to begin with, but give him something new and flavourful, watch out! Kangaroo Liver 100% natural protein and great for dogs with allergies! He is still in training so breaking them into smaller pieces and using them as training treats is also great for when he’s been a very good boy! 

 

Danielle Ethier

Assistant Manager - Burlington

 


Fun is a stones throw away

Hunter has never been a retrieving dog. Typically, Hunters interest in fetching is completely lost as soon as she finds the thrown item. Because of this, I avoid playing fetch near bodies of water since the ball never seems to make it out. With Kurgo skipping stones, however, Hunter never fails to retrieve the “ball” (or shake water all over me). The slim shape of the Kurgo skipping stones makes it easier for Hunter to swim, run, and breathe without allowing water in her mouth easily. This slim design is also obviously optimal for skipping, which makes for some fun competition between me and my fiancé on our walks with Hunter.

These “stones” are made of a durable, non-toxic rubber that can easily fit into pockets for impromptu walks. They're also available in bright colours so even if you happen to take your eyes off where they landed, you can find them right away again.

 

Alex Pollock

 Ren's Pets Depot

Graphic Design Student

 

Smoochy Poochy Benny

My best buddy Benny is a special guy. I know everyone thinks their dog is special (and an amazing thing about dogs is that everyone is right) but Ben is different. He has the most expressive face. He listens and understands when I speak to him about anything. He's a therapy dog without being trained to be. He's so so so smart. He's 7 but it definitely doesn't seem like it.

One of his many special (and adorable) quirks is that he hates being walked. He LOVES walks, but he doesn't like it when his leash is held by a person - he needs to hold it himself. That probably sounds crazy, but trail or quiet street, a quick walk or long, he wants to hold his leash. He doesn't pay any attention to passing animals or people, and stops at any road crossing without asking - I trust him implicitly. However, it also gives him the freedom to jump into any streams or puddles we come across. He LOVES swimming. 

Both of these things obviously pose some issues to leash and collar durability and smell. But I've found the perfect combination: a Smoochy Poochy polyvinyl collar and a Mendota rope snap leash. I've had both for years, and through dragging and dunking both have stood the test of time and look like new. The collar is perfect for Ben because it's waterproof, doesn't retain smell, and is super easy to clean. All it needs is a quick wipe down. And it's Canadian made! The Mendota leash is made of waterproof, long-lasting polypropylene rope - it is really well-made and super durable. It hasn't frayed at all or been ripped on a tooth or branch. One of my favorite things about it is that the odd time I am holding it's super soft and comfortable in my hands. Both of them come in a variety of colors. I'm convinced Ben would look good in any colour but the blue looks fabulous on him!

 

Carly Thorpe

Waterdown Team Lead

 

Storm Loves Crumps

Storm, is my 4 year old Bouvier. She is the baby of the family so of course, she gets all of the goodies. One of Storm’s favorite treats is the Crumps Sweet Potato treats.

Crumps are all natural treats and Ren’s has the largest selection for your dog. The sweet potato treats are thin slices that are cooked slowly so they are a chewy texture. Sweet Potato Rawhides are packed with vitamins and minerals including Vitamin A, B6, potassium, phosphorus, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and calcium. It's also high in fiber which can dramatically improve digestive health.

It is our morning routine that the dogs go outside, have their breakfast and then get a sweet potato treat.

Melissa Schmidt 

 

Huggle mats are a MUST!

Not only is it cozy for the dog but for people too!  It’s super thick/cozy even though it’s a mat and you may be thinking to yourself “that doesn’t look like anything special”  you need to see it in person and touch it!   You feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud (may have slept on it once or twice).  It washes amazingly and dries so fast and never wears, it’s always super soft. We’re going to be getting the new huggle poofs soon!  Can anyone say bean-bag chair (but cozy)!

No dog should be without their huggle mat – perfect for crates, rolls up to travel easily, easy to clean you just have to come and feel it – the material is so dense.  Standing on it you can feel the comfort level so for older dogs with joint issues it’s amazing!! Bruno is just a little pup but he’s already figured out the best spot in the house to sleep.

 

Terina Lemon

VP of Brand & Marketing

 

 

Freeze-N-Float

Molly is a 6-year-old golden doodle who loves her stuffed toys. When she was given her new Freeze-N-Float watermelon toy she immediately fell in love with it. We brought the toy up to the cottage with us since we would be outdoors a lot and it worked out even better than I could have hoped. Molly loves to swim and because the toy is so great in water it was a perfect match. We never lost it either since it floats!

 Also, Molly gets super hot when it is humid out, so being able to freeze the toy came in handy. It helped keep her from overheating and we found she didn’t pant as much either. I have a strong feeling we will be getting another Freeze-N-Float toy since we can’t seem to get her to put this one down even for a moment!

 

Tori Redmond-Smith

Graphic Design Co-op Student

 

Beat the Heat!

My dogs LOVE the pool, especially Xena! She could swim all day long, especially when I am throwing her Chuckit! Ball into the pool! These balls are amazing because they float and are super bright which makes it easier for her to find! Thanks Rens for the toys we can use in the pool! They're officially the 'coolest' dogs on the block. 

 

Noicle Nietsch

Kitchener Location

 

Bowser Bed

One of the best and most used pet item in our home is the Bowser Donut Beds. I have one for each of my dogs; Rerun and Storm. Rerun is getting older so having a soft plush bed is a necessity. Since Rerun has a bed Storm needed one too!

Bowser beds have a great style to match any décor and they have a fabulous quality. There are so many different colour and pattern option it is hard to choose. Between neutral and bold you will defiantly find the perfect bed.

The beds have an outer donut ring that has a removable washable cover and an inner tufted cushion which is also washable.

Ren’s has a wide range of different fabric options and sizes. You need to go to your local Ren’s and have a look for yourself. You will not find a more luxurious bed for your furry family members. 

Melissa Schmidt

 

 

 

Ferret-a-Go!-Go!

Ferrets are curious creatures (in both senses of the word). While many of their attributes are like any other small animal, they also have some cat-like tendencies as well. What do I mean by this? Well, for starters ferrets are obligate carnivores, much like cats. What this means is they get everything they need from eating meat. So how do you go about feeding an “all-meat” diet to a critter known to hide his food in the couch, and under the fridge, and in the toilet paper roll while it’s still hanging on the holder? There was more than one occasion where I found my ferret Toby’s food in places I didn’t even know he could reach! So, meat is out. Too much risk with hidden, spoiling meat. So how do I go about feeding my ferret a premium, protein dense food that even if he hides a bit, it’s not the worst thing in the world?

Enter Go! Freshwater Trout + Salmon Recipe for cats. Yes, once again the mighty ferret’s similarities to his feline friends persist. So, why is a cat food the premier choice for your fine ferret? Protein. This particular bag of Go! Has the highest protein available of any kibble in all of Ren’s (45%), it’s grain-free and is limited in its carbohydrate inclusions. This makes it highly digestible with nothing extra your ferret doesn’t need. As well, fish as the primary meat source really helps with coat and skin health as well, so that’s a bonus.

Next time you’re shopping for ferret food, take a stroll down the cat food aisle and check out the awesome ALL CANADIAN products from Now and Go! at your nearest Ren’s Pet Depot!

 

John Janse-French

Cambridge Manager

 

 

 

Rerun and HERO

Rerun is my 12-year-old golden doodle and she loves to chew. When the new Hero Kangaroo Bones became available at Ren’s we just had to try them.

Kangaroo is a great alternative for dogs with protein allergies. It is also naturally rich in vitamins and minerals. The Kangaroo bone is not smelly and because it is dehydrated rather than smoked it does not splinter. The bones are available in a range of sizes so it is a great treat for all dogs.

Rerun loves her new bone and I love that it is a natural product for her to enjoy. 

 

Melissa Schmidt 

Replenishment Analyst

 

 

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