Best Bully Sticks – GIVEAWAY!

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Bailey is my two and a half year old rescue dog. We became best friends the day my husband and I adopted her. Bailey is my confidant, my side-kick, my running partner, and my little realm of happiness in this crazy world. There is nothing better than coming home from a long day at work to see her excitement that I am home. I cherish my walks with her every morning and night. Bailey is a beautiful dog; she is energetic, fast, and mobile, which we attribute to her clean diet and exercise routine. Bailey is just like her mom; she LOVES her snacks! Her mom, however, always makes sure that she eats well and gives her the finest of treats.


Bailey with 2 of the 3 items from BestBullySticks

This week, BestBullySticks was kind enough to send me three items to review:

  • Bully Snack Bar & Training Treats
    • These are beefy treats suitable for dogs of all life stages. These could be broken up easily to be used for training. They are softer and chewy. Approximately 20 treats come in the bag.
    • Price: $6.39 USD
    • Thoughts: This was Bailey’s FAVORITE! She LOVED these! I posted an Instagram video (@realmofvibes) of my princess eating the Bully Snack Bars. I would absolutely purchase these because she scarfed them down! They don’t stand a chance in my house!bullysnack
  • Two – 12″ Thick Odor Free Bully Sticks
    • These sticks are 30-50% wider than BestBullySticks standard bully stick. My husband liked these in comparison to other bully sticks I have purchased because they do not have a horrid smell. Bailey is selective when she decides to indulge in these, but it took her close to two hours to chew from 12″ to 3.” I like that these are free of chemicals, preservatives, and additives. This is a fantastic choice for aggressive chewers.
    • Price: $4.99 USD a stick, but can be less expensive if you enroll in Auto-Ship
    • Thoughts: When Bailey decided to chew on these, she was a very happy dog. She laid on her dog bed like a primadonna and licked and chewed until her hearts content. I would purchase these in the future. The foster dogs would go CRAZY over them and they would be a great time occupier. bully
  • Ear Variety Pack for Dogs
    • This big bag contained 3 lamb ears, 3 pig ears, and 3 cow ears. The lamb and cow ears are lighter in color than the pig ears. These are for light to average chewers and contain no preservatives, additives, chemicals or hormones.
    • Price: $8.99 USD
    • Thoughts: Unfortunately, Bailey only liked the pig ears. She would lick and chew the pig ears instantaneously, but she would just carry around the lamb and cow ears in her mouth and drop them into her toy crate. Now – I donated the lamb and cow ears to the rescue. Dogs are similar to humans in the fact that we don’t like every food option in the world, right? Whatever you do, don’t throw anything out – please donate it to your local shelter. There will be a dog that likes what your dog does not.


BestBullySticks has a lot to offer. Their website is loaded with different bully sticks, dog chews and treats, bones, food, supplies, toys, dental treats. They also have products made in the USA and an extensive sale section. One thing I feel that BestBullySticks could improve upon is the quality of the packaging. The seal doesn’t work well and the Ear Variety pack bag ripped on the side. I wound up putting all of the treats and chews into large freezer bags. On the website, in small fine print, is says to put the treats in the freezer or refrigerator because they don’t contain preservatives. I would make the print bigger on your website and add this to the packaging. I like how all of the treats are 100% natural, approved by the USDA, and 100% digestible. BestBullySticks is located in Richmond, VA. I would absolutely purchase from BestBullySticks in the future. They have so many great products that Bailey would love to try!


BestBullySticks is offering a giveaway to TWO lucky winners. Each winner will receive the three items listed above. Contest begins on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 12:oo AM and will end Friday, April 7, 2017 at 12:00 AM. Contest is open to continental USA residents ages 18 years or older. Winners will be selected through The winners have 24 hours to respond via e-mail or another winner will be selected.

ENTER THE BestBullySticks


Disclaimer: I reviewed items from BestBullySticks in return for a review and posts on social media platforms. All views within are authentic and my own. Have you considered featuring your business or service on Realm of Vibes? Please visit my Collaborate page or e-mail to get started.  Always supervise your dog when giving any chew or treat as they can become a choking hazard. 

FEATURED POST: Roxanne’s Kitchen – 100% Natural, High Quality Dog Treats

Every good dog owner usually has an arsenal of treats. Treats are essential and used for training, building a rapport, or gaining your canine companion’s trust. Whenever I meet a foster dog, I always bring treats with me to establish a friendly, safe relationship. I have learned that not all treats are alike. Just as humans can make choices of snacks (Cookies vs. Apple), dog treats should be viewed similarly. As a foster parent, I have seen a plethora of unsightly issues with my foster dogs ranging from skin and coat issues (mange and dandruff), fleas, bad breath, and tummy troubles. They also often come to me very scared or overstimulated from transport. Many of these issues can be cured through proper nutrition, including a healthy, tasty treat.

roxanne1This week, Realm of Vibes has the pleasure of featuring Roxanne’s Kitchen. The owner, Christina, makes 100% all-natural, hand-crafted pet treats. She sells them online, and in pet stores in Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. (I am working on NJ, Christina!) Her story started when she adopted a malnourished four-week-old Chihuahua, Roxanne. One morning, Christina woke up and found Roxanne to be listless. She wasn’t going to the bathroom or eating. Knowing something was very wrong, Christina rushed Roxanne to the veterinarian, where she was diagnosed with pancreatitis. Christina told the veterinarian that she gave Roxanne a few treats before bedtime. Little did she know that those generic treats almost killed her precious dog. After that, Christina went to work making 100% natural, holistic treats. Her small home business has now transpired into Roxanne’s Kitchen. All treats from Roxanne’s Kitchen are 100% natural, made with no artificial flavors, preservatives, colors, fillers, or ingredients. They are non-GMO and gluten free.



Christina believes strongly in dog rescue, so she donates 10% of all proceeds to no-kill shelters around the United States. I told Christina that I foster abused and neglected dogs, and wanted to feature her on Realm of Vibes, so she sent me two bags of Silky Smooth treats to try with Bailey and my foster dog, Heath.

Roxanne’s Kitchen’s Silky Smooth treats include salmon, oatmeal, and coconut oil. Each bag is 12 oz., which equates to approximately 25-30 large heart shaped treats, or approximately 50 small treats. I’m not going to lie, they smelled so good, I had to refrain from taking a nibble. The salmon is a good source of protein and omega fatty acids. They also contain Vitamin C, which helps immunity. Heath came to me with Demodex, so the Silky Smooth treats have everything he needs to help heal his sensitive skin.

20170117_154327Bailey, my dog, started sniffing the package as soon as the treats came through the door. She smelled the goodness. Heath, my foster dog, hides under the table, so when I opened the package and gave him a treat, he ran out from under the table, tail wagging, wanting more. Needless to say, both of my dogs could have eaten the whole package. Roxanne’s Kitchen’s Silky Smooth treats are the perfect size, perfect texture (not too soft or hard), and are extremely appetizing to both of my dogs. I feel good giving them something healthy.



Roxanne’s Kitchen’s offers a variety of dog treat options, such as Plain Jane (diabetic approved) treats, Chillin’ Relaxation treats, Flea Buster treats, “Hippies” Joint Support treats, “Pee-Pee Protector” urinary health treats, “Pearly Whites” Breath Buster treats, “Immune Miracle” treats, “Swimmin’ Skinny” Weight Maintaining Sea Blend treats, “Growin’ Youngins” Puppy treats, “Belly Boosters” digestive treats, “Itch Saver” hypoallergenic treats, festive doggy donuts, 100% Natural Farm Raised Chicken & Beef Jerky, Anna’s Banana Chips, and Sweet Potato slices.


Silky Smooth treats

Roxanne’s Kitchen’s website is super simple to navigate. On the front page, you can access purchasing dog treats, cat treats, the monthly treat-box club, and apparel and accessories. Dog and cat treats range from $10.99-$15.99. You can choose to sign up for the monthly treat-box club (packages are 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months), and purchase Roxanne’s Kitchen t-shirts. Make sure you visit Roxanne’s Kitchen on Facebook, Instagram, and Etsy.

Realm of Vibes and Roxanne’s Kitchen have teamed up to offer our loyal readers and customers 20% off all purchases. Use promocode ROVROX during checkout.


Disclosure: I received Roxanne’s Kitchen’s treats complimentary in return for a featured post on Realm of Vibes and social media platforms. All opinions within are honest and authentic. Have you considered featuring your business or service on Realm of Vibes? Please visit my Collaborate page or e-mail to get started.