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Written by Rachael Sando

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Several weeks ago we were contacted by Kyle, founder and CEO of Pawstruck.com, and asked to review some of their products. After scanning through the website and talking with Kyle directly, we were over the moon excited to take him up on his offer!

About the Company

Similar to our story at My Dog Likes, Kyle grew disenchanted with what the pet store had to offer for his dog. With ingredient lists that read more like a science experiment, Kyle decided to take matters into his own hands. He started by scouring the internet, hoping to find treats that were healthy, all natural, and reasonably priced. Though there were some healthy treats out there, they were out of reach financially. Pawstruck.com was born from this frustration and now is working on getting the word out about the high quality AND reasonably priced dog products they carry!

While the products at Pawstruck.com might look like the stuff you see at the big box stores, they couldn’t be more different! Pawstruck.com has high standards, rigorously testing products to ensure that they are safe and healthy for your best friends. In addition, Pawstruck.com sources their products carefully, only buying from facilities that are USDA and FDA approved.  If you are like us and take effort to source your own food, rest assured-many of the dog treats and chews that are carried are sourced from free-range, grass-fed cattle!!!

Made in the USA

Several years ago, I came across a story online that talked about rawhide bones that we give to our dogs. This article warned that buying rawhides that were produced outside of the USA could be dangerous for your dog. The article’s main argument was that foreign countries do not have the same rules and regulations as we do in the USA. What does this mean for your dog? Basically, that chemicals such as formaldehyde could be used to strip hair from the animal hyde. I was horrified and since then have agreed to only buy products from Canada and the United States. Pawstruck.com has an excellent selection of American/Canadian products that I feel safe feeding to my boys!!

One thing that you will not be able to find on Pawstruck.com is ANYTHING from China. After sharing my concerns about non-USA products, Kyle reached out and shared the following:

“Many of our items are made in America, but most of our Bully Stick products are actually produced in FDA and USDA inspected plants in South America (definitely nothing from China!)”

-Kyle, CEO Pawstruck.com

Phew…What a relief!

Customer Service-In short-friendly, quick, & awesome!

Every single one of our interactions with Kyle was wonderful. He professionally addressed any concerns we had and spoke passionately about his mission!! In addition, shipping was speedy, with products arriving within 2-3 business days!

Excellent customer service is available for all people who are browsing on Pawstruck.com with a customer service chat-featuring top dog, Tyson, as its friendly face. Here, they are available to answer any questions that you might have promptly and professionally. Their website also offers lots of great articles about dog behavior, treating, and health….A one stop shop for sure!

Finally, the taste test….

In our sampler package we received the following chews and treats:

  • Meaty Dog Bone (Small)
  • Peanut Butter Filled Dog Bone (Small)
  • Pig Snout
  • Beef Strap (Large)

When the package arrived, I quickly stuffed it in my work bag. Would you believe that these boys are starting to think that everything that comes in the mail is for them 😛 I was waiting for the perfect time to bring these treats out and the opportunity soon arose. One of my friends came over and we wanted to sit on the porch and chat. Harley is really good at staying close by doing his favorite activity, sitting. Charlie on the other hand thinks that every time we go outside it is to go for a walk and likes to let me know he is displeased otherwise!

Well I will tell you what, he wasn’t unhappy for long when I showed them some tasty treats for being such good boys!

Pawstruck

I decided to give them the bones inside to make sure I had their attention. Well, by the thievery displayed below, I had it!

This looks good, I think I will help myself!

 

This looks good, I think I will help myself!

I took some photos inside before moving to the great outdoors!

Mom, can I unwrap it already?

 Mom, can I unwrap it already?

Mom, I'm tired, but not too tired for this!

Mom, I’m tired…but not too tired for this!

Nom, Nom, Nom...

 

Nom, Nom, Nom…

Well, these bones did the trick, not only did they keep their attention for hours, but I felt good about giving them a high quality bone! As you can see in the photos, they take their job as Senior and Junior “Product Tester” seriously and subjected these bones to rigorous testing, switching back and forth, licking the insides out of stuffed bone and ripping shreds off of the meaty bone, to get a well-rounded review! After chewing for hours, the bones were clean, but the fun has not stopped. They continue to chew on these bones, and have been provided days of stimulation and excitement!

THIS is the BEST day of my life!

 

THIS is the BEST day of my life!

Exhausting but fulfilling job of product tester!

 Exhausting but fulfilling job of product tester!

Treat time!

A couple of nights later, I decided that the boys could use a yummy snack and decided to break into the Pig Snout and Beef Strap!

Snout and Beef Strap

 

Snout and Beef Strap

Although it was slightly odd to see the snout in its true form, I also took comfort knowing that no part of the animal was wasted. The boys thought nothing of this and decided that they had to have these treats, NOW! Taking a picture with a Pig Snout covering their noses was next to impossible (thanks to a little imp named Charlie), but here is what I got!

Mom, stop it! This is embarrassing!

 

Mom, stop it! This is embarrassing!

I was worried that they would eat these treats so fast that I wouldn’t be able to snap photos, but to my surprise, the treats lasted for about 10 minutes. Given the price point, I think this is a great amount of time for a special treat! Harley got to choose first this time and decided on the Beef Strap, quickly moving to the corner of the living room to protect his slobber inducing treat. As for Chuck, he was still pretty pleased getting second “choice”.

Yumm...

Yumm…

Is THIS the BEST Day?!

Is THIS the BEST Day?!

Separate Corners!

Separate Corners!

When they were all finished, they searched the high pile carpet for at least 30 minutes to make sure nothing was left behind! Harley even tried to see if he could poach anything from Charlie!

Let me just see if I can take anything from Chuckles!

Let me just see if I can take anything from Chuckles!

Overall, I cannot say enough positive things about Pawstruck.com. Their philosophy and mission aligns so closely with our own, reviewing their products was a no-brainer. Though there are lots of good choices out there for pet products, I think consumers would have trouble finding a better balance of quality and affordability. In an age of poor customer service, Pawstruck.com once again shines as all of our questions were answered promptly and we received all products within a few business days. As for the quality, everything was as described, beautifully and simply packaged, and leaves you with the feeling that you are doing something good for your best friends. I comfortably would consider purchasing anything from the website knowing that the quality of the products is second to none. As for taste, I can’t say for sure, but I think they were a big hit with the pups!

Interested in trying out some Pawstruck products for yourself?  

They are offering a 5% discount to all MyDogLikes Readers!

They are also offering a special Bully Stick Prize pack to one lucky MyDogLikes reader!  Enter Below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

About the author

Rachael Sando

Rachael is a School Psychologist with degrees from the University of Rochester and RIT. Though a lifelong dog lover, this passion has taken on a new direction through the utilization of therapy animals in her day job. Charlie, our Golden Retriever, works with Rachael as a school therapy dog in a local primary school where he brings comfort and support to students and staff on a daily basis.

39 Comments

  • my dog LOVES bones and rawhides and anything that she can chew on for a while! she would be in heaven

  • My dog would attempt to do a “down” stay but would be so excited I know he couldn’t hold it for more than 2 seconds.

    • Haha, Charlie is working on sticking his landing in the down position (silly puppy brain!)

  • This would be an amazing treat for my two pups, Sophie and Jasper. Since we rescued Jasper almost 4 weeks ago, bully sticks have been instrumental at our house. They both LOVE them, it keeps them occupied (and when you have a new baby in the house, i.e.: Jasper, sometimes keeping them occupied is critical to your sanity!), and I feel good about giving them. Fingers crossed that we are a lucky winner!

    • Good luck!! I know what you mean…sometimes a dog chew is exact the break we and the pups need!

  • Lady Girl would help herself!!! She can get into just about anything. Just like a 4 legger, if she is quiet, she is into something she should not be into, BOL!!! The treats look awesome and I wouldn’t feel quilty giving them to her a bit at a time. She is on a doggy diet.

  • He would sit up and beg and roll over and over and over till I gave it to him!

  • My dogs love bones so they would go nuts for these. We have never fed them a pig snout before but I’m sure our pups would not mind it although like you, I would have to do a double take on it. Great giveaway and we have our paws crossed to win 🙂

    • The double take on the pig snout dog chews is totally understandable! I did the same thing when we first started carrying them. While a little odd, it’s great knowing that the treat is a single a healthy ingredient product, and dogs love them. 🙂

      Good luck winning!!

  • Hopefully she’d stop barking at the damn back fence every single time someone walked by….

  • I’d get – paw, sit, down, rollover – and then growl until I gave it to him!

    • Haha, Charlie tries all the tricks too, then resorts to a couple of barks like “c’mon guys!”

  • He would behave and then get all fun happy and chewy when he gets any treat or toy!

  • Beauregard would get very excited and then try to sit nicely while waiting to get his treat.

  • Ella would do a 360 twist for a Bully Stick Prize Pack 🙂 She does this at treat time or when she gets a special chew. It always makes me smile! These would keep her busy and happy.

  • My girl, Toby, would just stare at me and lick her lips. That’s good enough for me.

  • Willie, my dog, would be on his best behavior until he got the treats, then look out! After he would finish them, all kayos would break out. Then of course he’d have to send you a thank you note for the prize he won. lol, honest I think I saw Elvis at my local pet food store.
    Thank you for this contest, and the opportunity to enter, WOOF!

  • Stella would be doing the sitting pretty trick times 50 to win these! What a great giveaway!!

  • My rescued pit puppy just learned paw/shake, but he gets really excited if he doesn’t get the treat quickly enough and will start waving his paw around – if you’re distracted, you’ll get “puppy slapped” in the face! I have a feeling I might be experiencing this reaction if he had a chance to get one of these treats!

  • My little chewer would dance until I gave it to her. Chew it to nothing in a matter of minutes. Then beg for more

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