Welcome to Howie’s Howl

Howie’s Howl is the perfect way to stay up-to-date with what’s happening at Happy Howie’s! We are always excited to share the latest/greatest news with our loyal customers, and this is the place to see it all first-hand. From new product offerings and events recaps, to contest information and featured Happy Howie’s Stories, Howie’s Howl is a one-stop resource for the best Happy Howie’s news!
Our dog blog is also a great resource for pet parents too—offering dog advice, gift ideas (for dogs & pet-parents), safety tips, health & nutrition tips, and activity ideas! Happy Howie’s not only wants to provide the best, all-natural treats but wants to help our best friends live an overall healthy, happy life.

Check back often for Happy Howie’s news, events, contests & more!

For more pet-parent information, be sure to follow us on Pinterest — we have a variety of different boards for all sorts of pet-related topics.


“What would your dog do for Happy Howie’s” Video Contest!

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It’s back! Happy Howie’s second annual video contest! We loved seeing your submitted videos last year & we want to see more! Show us what your dog will do for Happy Howie’s! Whether it’s showing off their best trick, begging like a dog (pun intended) or jumping through hoops to get to their Happy Howie’s treats—have fun with this!

Get those cameras rolling—the contest will be open for entries Friday, June 2nd via Happy Howie’s Facebook page. Participants will have 2 weeks to submit their video. Once all entries are in, the videos will be posted and available for voting starting Friday, June 16th. Voting will close Thursday, June 29th at 11:59pm EST. Winners will be announced on June 30th & the winning video will be featured on our YouTube Channel & website!

Grand Prize: Winner’s choice of Happy Howie’s Fleece or T-Shirt + a special sampler box of Happy Howie’s most popular treats! The winning video will also be featured on Happy Howie’s YouTube Channel for all to see & enjoy.

We’re treating the winning Pet Parent & Pooch!

Second Prize: Happy Howie’s Sampler Box!

Third Prize: Happy Howie’s Sampler Box!

Click here to enter today!

FYI: If entering using the contest hashtags via instagram or twitter, your profile & video cannot be private. If entering via Facebook using the contest hashtags, you must post your video directly to the Happy Howie’s Facebook page timeline to be entered.

Please allow 4–6 weeks for delivery of prizes.
See contest link for Official rules/regulations.

We hope everyone has fun and enters their favorite videos of their furry friends—we can’t wait to see them!

Magnum’s Happy Howie’s Story

As told by pet-parent: Mary Jo

I originally was introduced to Happy Howie’s Dog Treats from a dog supply store, Leone in Murrysville, PA. The lamb sausage sticks are his ABSOLUTE favorite treat—as you can see in this video:

Here is my dog Magnum, getting his favorite treat (Happy Howie’s lamb sausage treat), on his 7th Birthday!!!

Magnum is a male mixed breed, both Doberman and Shepherd or Labrador blend. I got him in 2006 from Action for Animals in Latrobe, PA when he was 3 months old.

Nothing has been more motivating for him than offering a lamb stick as a reward!!!!

I buy them direct from Happy Howie’s now and get them amazingly quick. I buy the 12” sausage links and the 4” sausage links (easier to take with me to the park).


Here is the day I brought him home, at 3 months old.


Here he is at 7 years old.


And now, at 12 years old.

Also, my good friend has a Yorkie, named Sweat Pea who loves the lamb sticks. The 4” sausages are more her size, although she has been known to tackle the 12” sausages at Christmas!


This is his friend, Sweet Pea, with her birthday present—a 12” Lamb sausage treat. So you can see how tiny she is!!!!

Thanks for making all your products and my dog so happy! All his friends too! Any of them that got one, LOOOOVVVVEEEDDD them!


Submit your story today: http://www.happyhowies.com/happy-howies-wants-hear/
If featured we will send you a 10% off promo code as a thank you! See site for details.

Global Pet Expo 2017

Global Pet Expo is the biggest Pet Industry gathering of the year—Pet Retailers, Distributors and Manufacturers from all over the world turn out in large numbers for this annual event. The 2017 show, March 22–24th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, was no exception!

I’m happy to report that the Global Pet Expo was a huge success for Happy Howie’s! We prominently featured our merchandising tools at this year’s show, including the Happy Howie’s Doggy Deli Floor Display, and our new Happy Howie’s Deli Snack Station. Both of these displays offer our retailers an easy and efficient way to offer our products as impulse sales, and were met with enthusiastic approval by the trade! We were excited to write an unusually large number of orders at Global this year (mostly display assortments).

Many of our existing customers stopped by to see us, as well as numerous new faces. We even had the opportunity to sample our treats to the many canines in attendance!

I have been attending this event for many, many years. This was by far the busiest I have ever seen this show!

The Pet industry is alive and well!

—Wayne Whitney, Happy Howie’s National Sales Manager

3rd Annual Happy Dog Photo Contest Winners 2017

We would like to send out a huge Thank you to everyone that have participated in the Happy Howie’s Happy Dog Photo Contest—whether you submitted a photo or came back to vote. This was our best photo contest to date & we are so excited for the amount of involvement for all the happy dogs!

We are proud to announce the following winners:

Grand Prize
With a record number of votes: 6,671!

“Mr. Smiley Pants wants to wish all his friends a happy and blessed Easter!”

Mr Smiley Pants will receive:
A special sampler box of Happy Howie’s most popular treats. He will then pick his favorite two treats, which will be shipped every three months. Happy Howie’s will also match their winnings and donate to their animal rescue of choice!

Second Prize
With another record number of votes: 5,613!

“Wait till the human sees her credit card after my order to Happy Howie’s!”

Lacey will receive:
A Happy Howie’s Sampler Box!


Third Prize
With a third record number of votes: 1,997!

“Rescued & Loved Furever”

These sweet pups will receive:
One-time use promo code for 50% off happyhowies.com


Congratulations to all our winners!

We appreciate everyone taking the time to participate to make our contest a success. This year’s photo contest was the best ever & we are so excited that our fans rallied for an amazing number of votes in hopes to win for their rescue of choice.

Please be sure to continue to follow us—we will continue to offer fun and exciting products and updates throughout 2017. For our winning pet-parents, we will be reaching out to you via the information provided in your submission to fulfill your prizes.

Happy Howie’s 3rd Annual Happy Dog Photo Contest

Happy Howie’s is excited to bring back our Happy Dog Photo Contest for its third year! We love see everyone’s photos, and we enjoyed creating an engaging experience for our customers. We have high hopes for this year’s contest!

This year’s Grand Prize winner will receive a one-year supply* of Happy Howie’s All Natural Treats, and Happy Howie’s will match their winnings and donate to their animal rescue of choice!

The contest starts for submissions Friday, January 13th. Participants will have 3 weeks to submit their favorite happy dog photo. Once all submissions are in, the photos will be posted and available for voting starting February 3rd. Voting will close Thursday, March 2nd @11:59pm EST. Winners will be announced on March 3rd & the winning photo will be featured on our homepage for the rest of the month!

Grand Prize: One-Year Supply of Happy Howie’s Treats!
The Grand Prize Winner will receive a special sampler box of Happy Howie’s most popular treats.

The winning pooch can then pick his or her favorite two treats, which will be shipped every three months. Happy Howie’s will match the winnings and donate to the winner’s animal rescue of choice.
Total Grand Prize package: *Over 365 all natural treats!

Second Prize: Happy Howie’s Sampler Box!
Second place photo will be featured on social media

Third Prize: One-time use promo code for 50% off happyhowies.com!
Third place photo will be featured on social media

Enter via Facebook here, or submit your photo via Twitter or Instagram using hashtag #HHdog2017

One photo submission per person. To read the official rules, click here.

We hope everyone has fun and enters their favorite furry friends’ photos—we can’t wait to see them!

Howliday Gift Ideas For Your Dog

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Our favorite holiday is right around the corner! Christmas is fast approaching & we want to make sure your dog is included in the gift-giving fun! Here are some pawfect holiday gift ideas for our favorite furry friends:

Sausage, burgers & woof stix—Oh my! 10% OFF Happy Howie’s + FREE SHIPPING

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What better way to kick off the New Year, than with your
dog’s favorite Happy Howie’s treats:

10% OFF online orders
FREE shipping
No exclusions
Use promo code: HOLIDAY10 at checkout
Ends 12/23 @midnight

Get your dog what he/she really wants—Happy Howie’s! Order here.

Use promo code HOLIDAY10 at checkout. Sale includes the entire online store—no exclusions! Promo cannot be combined with any other discount. All orders are made-to-order and ship two weeks out. Sale ends Friday, 12/23 at 11:59pm EST.

RF-V30 Smart Wi-Fi Pet GPS Tracker Remote

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This special collar is designed to help pet owners easy find their dogs when they are lost. You can easily control all of your pet’s information, so that you can better take care of your pet. Learn more here.

The Mud Dog Travel Shower

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The Mud Dog Travel Shower simply screws onto most plastic bottles to create a quick, convenient shower. Easily clean off a playful puppy or muddy gear after a romp on the snowy, wet trail. Learn more here.

Step & Press Automatic Outdoor Water Fountain

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Not all gifts need to be Christmas and/or winter themed—prepare for a long walk when the warmer weather returns with an automatic outdoor water fountain! All your dog needs to do is step on the water fountain’s press pad to get a fresh shot of water. It is made of heavy steel for durability and is super easy to install—all you need to do is connect it to your outdoor water hose and you are all set!
Learn more here.

Snoozer Buddy Bike Basket

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For the smaller pups, the Snoozer Buddy Bike Basket installs to handle bars in only a few minutes with no tools necessary. This carry basket is made of a durable microfiber that easily and quickly wipes clean for on-the-go pet parents. Also included is a removable inner pad and chin rest for pet’s comfort, and a removable rain cover. Learn more here.

Breeze Guard

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It can be a pet parent’s worst nightmare when their dog attempts to jump out of an open window while on the road. The “Breeze Guard” is a protective cage that mounts into a car door allowing the dog to safely enjoy the breeze, without the worry of an attempt to jump! Learn more here.

4knines Dog Car Seat

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4Knines Dog Car Seat Covers will protect your car from claws, fur, and dirt. Keep your car seats clean and fur-free on the way home from a fun-filled day. Learn more here.

Paw Plunger

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Clean your dog’s paws without giving them a full bath with a portable paw plunger! This convenient tool can be used anywhere. Learn more here.

Cooling Shelter Shields

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This unique cooling shelter shields your dog from the heat (once summer arrives again) and the elements. Take it just about anywhere, including: the beach, poolside, picnics and parks, or even indoors. It is lightweight, durable, and features a pop-up canopy and integrated padded pillow for ultimate home-away-from-home comfort. Learn more here.

SiliDog ID Tag

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No more noise from jingling metal or plastic dog tags—these silicone dog tags are flexible, durable, fade-proof, and silent! Learn more here.

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Holiday Pet Safety Tips

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The holidays are fast approaching!
It can be quite a joyful experience gathering loved ones to enjoy the holidays together as a family—indulging in family recipes and carrying out traditions. As much as it can be the “most wonderful time” of the year, it can however be very stressful for our pets. Keep your pets healthy and safe with the following holiday tips:

Keep a Regular Routine
Pets can be extremely sensitive to sudden change. It is important to keep your pets on a regular schedule to reduce unnecessary stress. With all the different holiday plans, company, and/or travel, be sure to maintain scheduled feedings, walks, exercise and play sessions.

Avoid hazardous holiday trappings
While the Christmas trees are up and decorated, it is important that we pay close attention to our dog’s surroundings. Make sure your Christmas tree is very sturdy; pets tend to explore and may try to climb the tree—which can cause it to tip over and possibly cause an injury!
It is recommended to keep pets away from tinsel, popcorn strands, ribbon, string, and other wrapping accessories as serious injury, even death can occur if it is ingested.
Also, please consider using electrical cord containers for excess cords illuminating those festive holiday lights. Pets may chew on electrical cords when we’re not looking, which can cause electrocution. You can even run cords them through PVC to prevent any electrical accidents.

Avoid giving your pets holiday foods
Keep your food and other people’s food away from your pet. Those holiday cookies may look delicious, and your dog may be begging, but don’t give in! Avoid giving your pet any chocolate, baked goods, turkey (including the skin), yeast dough and table scraps. If you want to include your pet in the holiday food festivities, make or buy treats formulated just for them. (Happy Howie’s is a great option…)

Enforce positive training with Happy Howie’s
Happy Howie’s dog treats are a great training tool to help keep your pet calm during the holidays, especially with busy traffic in and out of your home. With Thanksgiving less than a week away, we would recommend our Turkey Premium Meat Rolls. Our meat rolls are the trainer-preferred treats throughout the country—slice it, dice it, break it or freeze it! Order here and your dog can enjoy some turkey (or beef or lamb if you prefer) too!

For more holiday pet advice, visit:
https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/holidays.aspx
https://apdt.com/pet-owners/safety/holidays/

Dangers of Halloween Candy

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Halloween can be a fun event for your family and pets. It’s a time to dress your children, pets, and even yourself up in creative costumes! With all the commotion of trick-or-treating and indulging in our favorite candy, it is important we take the time to make sure our pets are safe.

We all know pets have just as big of a sweet tooth as their owners but be sure your pets avoid consuming Halloween candy this October. Avoid giving our pets gum, mints, baked goods, and chocolate containing the “sugar-free” sweetener xylitol which is potentially very poisonous.

It is important that we try healthier alternatives for dog treats such a Happy Howies! Our all natural dog treats do not contain any corn, wheat, soy, artificial flavors, artificial colors or artificial preservatives. Eating healthy natural treats can help promote nutritional boost, reduce excessive weight gain and can help prevent disease and illness after consuming over a lifetime!

Fall Pet Health Tips

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Fall is near—literally, this weekend! Let us help keep your dogs healthy and happy this season with some Fall health tips from Pet Health Network:

Watch out for those nasty ticks
Just because Fall brings colder weather, this does not mean those lurking ticks will not be near. According to the University of Rhode Island, many species of ticks are active even into the winter, and can survive the first frost— which is why it is so important to look out for ticks. Here is some great tips to help keep them away:

  • Eliminate their favorite environment, such as: leaf and garden litter (these help them survive during the winter months)
  • Frequently check your dog’s fur for ticks
  • Use tick control and other repellent products, especially if you are outdoors often
  • Consult with your veterinarian about regular annual screening for tick-borne infections

Keep your Pet away from rat poisons and other rodenticides
Rodents always seem to find their way into our homes during the colder months, which is why many set up rat poison-type traps. Please be sure to keep the pets away from these poisonous products. Many on-the-market products can be very hazardous to our animals, even deadly. Try using live traps instead poison products. If you see a tail dangling in your pet’s mouth make sure you tell them to drop it, remove the rodent & keep an eye on them. If you think your pet has accidently ingested a rodent, please consult with a veterinarian immediately.

Feed your pet the right foods
Since its starting to get cold, pets need more energy to help them stay warm. You might need to increase your pet’s food intake—food generates body heat. Before you increase your pet’s food intake get an approval from your veterinarian. Perhaps a serving of Happy Howie’s treats will help give them the energy they may lack!

Beware of the antifreeze toxicity
Some people tend to use the Fall season as an opportunity to winterize their vehicles, which often involves regularly changing their antifreeze. This can potentially be deadly for your pets—one to two teaspoons of antifreeze can kill a 10-pound dog! Antifreeze contains a substance called ethylene glycol; Ethylene has a sickly-sweet smell that entices pets to lick it up. It is important to clean up spills immediately before your pet gets a hold of it.

Stay away from chocolates and hearty foods
The holiday season is approaching fast! We tend to indulge in hearty foods and sweets during this time, and it is important to make sure your pet eats none of it. Hearty foods and sweets can cause dogs to become very sick. Eating rich, high-fat foods can cause major stomach problems such as diarrhea, gastroenteritis even more serious conditions like pancreatitis. This is very important with Halloween coming up next month—keep chocolate away from your pets!

For more Fall Health Tips, click here

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Dog Nutrition Tips

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In honor of today being National Dog Day, we want to share some nutritional tips to help keep your dog healthy thanks to the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

It is very important that dogs maintain Read more