Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Love It: Peach Industries' Park It Mat and Travel Bag (and a Giveaway!)

************************THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED************************

B and I are the kind of dog owners who think that our dog is our child and therefore should go out and about with us to as many places as possible.  This means that in a typical week, Athena will go on one or two "special" outings whether it be to the local pet store, to the coffee shop, or even out to lunch with us.


Recently the very talented designers at Peach Industries contacted us and asked if we'd like to try out their new Park It Mat and Travel Bag.  Of course we responded with a "YES!" because we absolutely love taking Athena around town with us and we knew that the Park It Mat and bag would make our outings even more enjoyable!


Park It Mat & Travel Bag

When we received our goodies in the mail, we noticed right away that they are very high quality items made with only the best materials.  Both the mat and the bag are made using 100% cotton fabric and all materials are sourced in the USA.  The Park It Mat measures 21.75" by 34.25" which is a perfect size for a range of different sized dogs.  Athena fits perfectly on her mat and has lots of wiggle room to reposition herself.  Not only is the mat machine washable, the bottom is water resistant!  That's such an awesome feature for us because the weather can often be unpredictable here in the Pacific Northwest.


I love that the bottom of the mat is a black fabric so that it will always stay looking brand new and we don't have to worry so much about where we lay it down.  The top of the mat is made with a beautiful charcoal gray fabric and has a neat vintage Peach Industries design in blue ink (they have three different styles/colors to chose from including Vintage, Classic, and Tulips).  One of the most unique features of this mat are the corners which are specially sewn to prevent them from curling up.


As if the Park It Mat isn't cool enough, we also had the pleasure of testing out the Travel Bag which is specifically designed to hold the Park It Mat and all of your dog's necessities.  The mat folds up neatly and fits in the back straps of the Travel Bag for easy access wherever you and your pup may be.  There is quite a bit of room inside the travel bag and was even a perfect fit for my laptop AND all of Athena's things.


Out and About with the Park It Mat

Over the past couple of weeks we've put the Park It Mat and Travel Bag to good use by bringing it along with us on our most recent beach trip and all around Portland.  Since using the mat, I've noticed such a difference in how Athena acts on our outings.  When we used to ask Athena to lay down on the ground outside at a restaurant or at a coffee shop, she would get uncomfortable quickly (really though, who likes laying on hard concrete?) making us cut our outings short.


Now that we have the Park It Mat, Athena will lay at our feet for however long we ask.  She LOVES having her own place to lay and observe her surroundings.  No longer is she wiggling around to get comfortable, but she's now able to actually relax and enjoy our outings.


Canine-Friendly Dining

The Park It Mat is perfect to bring along to canine-friendly restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops.  Lately we've been spending a lot more time outside of our local Starbucks and on restaurant patios while Athena lays at our feet and enjoys the outing.




Picnics at the Park

We've also brought the Park It Mat along with us to the park where Athena is learning that the park isn't just for playing with her ball, but can be for relaxing with a snack too!




Group Training Classes

The Park It Mat has also come in handy during our Canine Good Citizen class and at flyball practice to teach Athena that her mat is her place to settle.


Park It Mat & Travel Bag Giveaway

The possibilites are endless with the Park It Mat and Travel Bag as to where you and your pooch can go for an outing!  The kind people at Peach Industries want to give one lucky Pitlandia reader a Park It Mat and Travel Bag of their very own (in your choice of design!).  If that isn't cool enough, they are also providing a runner-up winner with one of their Leash Keepers for conveniently carrying a pet-safe deterrent spray while out on walks.

Here's how to enter the Peach Industries' giveaway:
  • PRIZE FOR WINNER: One Park It Mat and Travel Bag in the design of your choice (see the design options here)
  • PRIZE FOR RUNNER-UP WINNER: One pet-safe deterrent spray Leash Keeper (see them here)
  • PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The Park It Mat, Travel Bag, and Leash Keeper are all made by Peach Industries in the USA!
  • TO ENTER: Comment on this post and tell us which Park It Mat & Travel Bag you'd like to win.  Example: Athena would love to win a Vintage Park It Mat & Travel Bag!  You can earn BONUS entries if you do the following and let us know what you did in your comment:
  • GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Saturday, June 15th 2013 at 9pm (Pacific Time) 
  • NUMBER OF WINNERS: One 1st prize winner (Park It Mat & Travel Bag) and one 2nd prize winner (Leash Keeper).
  • PRIZE VALID FOR: Citizens of the U.S.
  • GIVEAWAY INFO: One entry per e-mail address is permitted (make sure to provide me with an e-mail address if you don't set up a Blogger or Google+ account).  If you submit your comment using your Blogger or Google+ account, make sure that your e-mail is visible on your profile.  If you're not sure, just leave your e-mail address in your comment, please!  The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Saturday, June 15th, 2013 as an update to this post (after 9pm PST). I will also email the winner on the 15th for information on how to redeem their prize.
  • NOTE: Peach Industries provided us with the Park It Mat and Travel Bag, but the views of their products are our very own!
Congratulations to Brittney for winning a Park It Mat & Travel Bag 
and congratulations to Abby from Doggerel for winning a Leash Keeper!

75 comments:

  1. These are so awesome!! I love the Classic Peach Logo for my puppy-boy Comet, we would get so much use for this in Chicago! :-)

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  2. My pit-mix Jax would love the Vintage Park it Mat & Travel Bag! We like to eat out often in summer :).

    I liked Pitlandia and Peach Industries on Facebook!

    stewartha85@gmail.com

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  3. My handsome young man Rooney, would love the Vintage Park It Mat & Travel Bag! I liked Pitlandia and Peach Industries and also shared your contest

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  4. Looks like a great product! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. I've liked Pitlandia on Facebook too, as a bonus entry!

    doggerelblog (at) gmail (dot) com

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  5. Koira would love to win the Classic Park It Mat and Travel Bag. Like Athena, she has a hard time getting comfortable laying on cement when we go out for lunch or around town, and we'd get a lot of use out of a good foldable travel mat. It looks way more portable than the crate mats I sometimes haul around with me.

    I am also a Pitlandia fan on Facebook!

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  6. My pittie Ginkgo would love the Classic Park it Mat and Travel Bag. We work on "go to mat" all the time in agility practice. I like Pitlandia on Facebook, and also like Peach Industries on FB.

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  7. Ooooh! Moby would love the Classic Park it Mat and Travel bag! Like Thean, he gets uncomfortable when we set him up to lay on the ground, so this would be perfect for him!

    Oh, and I already liked you on FB! :)
    And I like Peach Industries now too! :)

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  8. That mat is super cool! I may need to get it stat!

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  9. Gambit & Edwin would love to win a vintage Park It Mat and Travel Bag! It sounds great for working on "place" away from home. We also like you on facebook.

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  10. Fenway might not be too happy about this, he likes to look manly, but I REALLY like the Tulip Park It Mat and Travel Bag! I've been a fan for a while so I already follow you on Facebook. I just liked Peach Industries, and can't wait to snoop around their site. Even though it'll lessen my odds of winning, I shared the contect post as well. Who knows, maybe my mom will win and let me borrow the goods! Thanks - ccgal135@aol.com

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  11. Whoa that is awesome! We are in the processing of teaching Avery to "go to your spot" and this would be perfect for that! We like the vintage look and I also liked your page and Peach Industries page on FB. :)

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  12. This is neat! Glad I found your blog! I liked Peach Industries and Pitlandia on FB! Sharing this giveaway now! :) My girly girl would love the tulips design!

    staffoja@gmail.com

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  13. I like you take Girlfriend everywhere I can......she assists me and often acts antsy when I ask her to settle...especially on grass as she is allergic to it. We would love the Park it mat and Carry bag with the pretty Peaches on it. We follow your blog, liked you on FB and have also liked Peach Industries. I love that companies contact bloggers to test their products so we followers find out about products we may never have known about. Thanks Pitlandia and Peach Industries!

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    1. Not sure if my email addy is visible in my account ....if not it is devereux66@comcast.net....thanks!

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  14. Holy sweet potatoes, this is just about the coolest thing ever and I want one of everything! I like you and the Peachies on Facebook, AND I shared your awesome giveaway, even though I wanted to be super selfish and keep it to myself (bonus points?! haha kidding, kind of).
    -Corbin (who may or may not have sipped too much of the momma's coffee today)

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  15. Nice! Love the multiple uses, too! Diggory would love the Vintage Park it Mat and Travel Bag. I already "like" Pitlandia on Facebook. :) kellinsnyder [at] gmail [dot] com. Thanks!

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  16. I think a distinguied gentleman like Rufus would look quite stunning on the Vintage Park-it Mat :) This is such a cool idea. While Rufus is still nervous when he's approached in public, I think it would really help his training if he had a place he felt comfortable on while learning to relax in certain situations.

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  17. We're planning our first vacation with our girls to Nashville next month and this would be PERFECT! Love the vintage style! I like Pitlandia & Peach Industries on Facebook. Also shared this giveaway on my page!!

    brittney.kattau@gmail.com

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  18. Emma would love to win a Vintage Park It Mat & Travel Bag! I also like you on Facebook!
    kmg_14 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  19. Ray is all about the mat and would love the classic style. You know that we like/love you on Facebook, and we liked peach industries as well. We also shared.

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  20. Fabulous! Just yesterday I was looking at one of your photos, thinking what a great idea it is to have mat to take along for your dog. And here you are posting about it! :)

    Star would love to have a Vintage Park It Mat and Travel Bag for her travels about town! I already follow you on facebook (maybe that's where I saw the photo) and I will head on over to Peach Industries and have a look (and a like) on their page.

    Thanks for a fun opportunity!

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    1. Ok, and I signed in with my wordpress account and it just told me it couldn't be verified - darn blogger anyway. I have a contact form on my blog here: http://dharmadawgs.wordpress.com/contact-dharma-dawgs/

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  21. My Oona Would Love The Tulip Design For Our Ride-in-Movie Nights!

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  22. I have two rescue Pyrenees who would totally try to squeeze onto the Vintage Park It Mat and Travel Bag! One is a foster and this would be a sweet way to train him on his outings before he heads off to his forever home.

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  23. Henry (Athena's flyball buddy) would love this travel mat! He goes on lots of outings that require him to settle down on cement and this just seems much more comfy! I like Pitlandia and Peach Industries on Facebook and shared this giveaway on FB. :)

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  24. Vinnie would love to have the Classic Peach Logo travel mat for all his tag-along adventures - maybe even for waiting around for Walking Group walks to kick off! We've also 'liked' y'all on Facebook :)

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  25. We like the Vintage the best. I like Pitlandia and Peach Industries on Facebook, and shared this giveaway on Facebook too!

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  26. So awesome! Love it! Thanks for introducing us to another awesome product! I "like" Pitlandia and Peach Industries on Facebook and will be sharing on my FB page. Panda would love the Vintage Park It Mat and Travel Bag. Have a great day!

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  27. Saki, Loki, Selene and Hanzel like the vintage mat and bag. We like Pitlandia and Peach on Facebook and shared the contest! Thanks!! Mirage.2.u@hotmail.com

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  28. What a great product! I love the Vintage bag:)

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  29. Boomer and Dottie would love to win a Vintage Banner Park It Mat & Travel Bag! I know Dottie would just love it!

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  30. Oooohhhhhhh......Lainey would love the Vintage Park It Mat & Travel Bag!!!! I am already a HUGE fan of Pitlandia on FB and shared this wonderful giveaway with my friends. I am also new friends with Peach Industries

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  31. My Pitbull Ruthie Would be very happy to havethe Vintage Park it Mat & Travel Bag!
    dime29@gmail.com

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  32. Otis would love the vintage banner park it mat.

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  33. My mom and dad are so happy you guys love your Park It Mat!! And Athena is a very beautiful pup model; she should totally sell pawtographs <3

    Good luck to everyone! I got my own Park It Mat already ;)

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  34. This is AWESOME!!

    We would love a vintage banner mat and bag. We like Pitlandia and Peach Industries (they're so awesome!) and shared the giveaway. Thanks for another awesome post!!

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  35. Tess and Edi would love to win a Vintage Park It Mat & Travel Bag! This would be perfect!! We love taking the pooches with, but, like Thean, they get uncomfortable pretty quick (well, Tess gets uncomfortable...Ed just gets bored!).

    Liked Pitlandia on facebook
    Liked Peach Industries on facebook
    Shared giveaway on facebook

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  36. I'd love to win the 'vintage banner' park it mat and travel bag! I also like you on FB and just liked Peach Industries as well. :)

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  37. my pup Sigmond and I would love the vintage set :D like you facebook!!!

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  38. I would LOVE to try a Park It Mat (Tulip pattern) for Cooper! We're about to go through our second go-round at Relaxed Rovers class, and they recommend bringing a "safe" spot for them. This looks perfect!

    I'm already a fan of Pitlandia on Facebook, and am now a fan of Peach Industries, too. :-)

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  39. Gus would love a Vintage Park It Mat and Travel Bag. We also Liked you on Facebook!

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  40. Karma would LOVE to win the Vintage logo Park It Mat! We're already friends on FB and I'll be sure to share this contest!

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  41. Indy and Olly would love to win the Classic Park It Mat and Travel Bag! When we're out and about in the city, Indy really doesn't like to lay down on the concrete, and at parks, Olly is hesitant to lay on the grass, as he's allergic and being itchy is no fun. I think it would be great to win one of these mats and the travel bag, and then I can buy a second! I like Pitlandia and Peach Industries on FB, and my e-mail is thejenzie@gmail.com. Thank you! :)

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  42. Titan would love the Vintage logo Park It Mat! Likes both on FB!!!
    Email is irmogirl@earthlink.net

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  43. Ema (long e), would love a Park It Mat and Travel Bag with the Classic Peach Logo for her very own. She is my hugely pregnant foster, and anything that makes her more comfortable is welcome. The bag would also be great to carry her worldly belongings to her forever home, when the time comes. We liked Pitlandia and Peach Industries on Facebook and shared the giveaway as well.

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  44. We also take our dog with us everywhere and he is not fond of hard surfaces. I've used my jacket or bag in a pinch as a makeshift surface.

    I like the vintage bag best. We liked you and Peach on Facebook.

    riordana AT gmail

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  45. Molly would love the vintage park it mat and bag. Such a great idea! I have liked both pages and reposted! Heatherlynne_88@yahoo.com

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  46. My pooch karma would absolutely adore the vintage peach! We liked pitlandia and peach industries and shared the page...mostly cuz we love what u do!

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  47. Borrego and I would love the Vintage set. We like Pitlandia and Peach on FB as well.

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  48. What an amazing product! I currently use a travel bed that we found at REI, but it sometimes is a bit cumbersome to drag around...the Park It Mat looks just about perfect! If I had the chance of winning, I would love the Vintage Banner design (cause it's gorgeous!)! Oh, I also liked Pitlandia and Peach Industries on Facebook and shared the giveaway with my followers too! Thanks for hosting guys!

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  49. Laynie my 2 year old boxer mix would love to win the vintage Park it mat and travel bag. I like to take her as many places as possible and it would give her a nice little place to call her own :) we have previously liked and been a fan of pitlandia. We just liked peach industries and shared your link on my wall :) keeping our paws crossed that Laynie wins.
    Patti
    Thomas_patti@yahoo.com

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  50. Derby would love using the Classic Park it mat and travel bag. He enjoys traveling with us as many places as possible and I am sure he would enjoy it even more if he had a mat to specify a space just for him.

    Wiltfangj@hotmail.com

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  51. My beautiful brindle pup, Gemma, would love to win a classic Park It Mat & Travel Bag! I *liked* Pitlandia AND Peach Industries on Facebook - I signed up to get your blog emailed to me, too. I'm fairly new to pet-ownership, so I'm excited to read & learn from you pros!

    ~Karen and Gemma (woof!)
    kcottrell1014@gmail.com

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  52. Oooooooooooh! Athena looks like she is having so much fun! Petey would love a classic Classic
    Park it Mat. He loves going on trips in the car anywhere! We follow you on FB and liked Peach :)

    Thanks!
    Olivia & Petey in NYC
    odgrules@yahoo.com

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  53. Oh how awesome! Shiner would love to have a vintage style park it mat! I already like both Pitlandia and Peach Industries on Facebook. Will share the giveaway on my Pawsitively Pets Facebook page in the morning when more people might see it.

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  54. My little pittie, Meyer, would love to have a classic park it mat and travel bag! We often like to take a break and rest on the grass during our hikes together, and she'd love to have this mat to lay on. And I don't have Facebook, otherwise I'd have liked you already!

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  55. Our kids would love the tulip design - perfect when they come out to eat with us! We've liked you on Facebook already :)

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  56. Balton & Ollie would love to win a Vintage Park It Travel Mat & Bag! We've liked you and Peach Industries on Facebook, and have shared on Faith, Trust, & Foster Pups' Facebook!

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  57. This would be great for our pittie! We live in Florida where the ground is very hot right now. I love the tulip design. :)

    I also follow Pitlandia on Facebook.

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  58. Orly and I would really appreciate the Classic Peach Logo design. I liked both you and Peach Industries on FB. And I'm at redherring at gmail.

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  59. Widget would love the vintage design! What a neat product - it would be a great place for widget to wait while waiting for our frozen treats at our local dog-friendly icecream stand!

    We follow Pitlandia on facebook - and liked Peach Industries too!

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  60. My pitty girl Kilo would love this when the concrete gets too warm! We like the vintage logo :) We also like Pitlandia on facebook!

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  61. Annie and Paul would love to share the classic peach logo park it mat!

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  62. PS- We've liked Pitlandia on Facebook

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