Saturday, December 13, 2014

Review/Giveaway: Sadie Snacks Homemade Dog Treats


There is nothing our dog Sadie likes more than tasty treats in her face. When I was offered the opportunity to review treats from Sadie Snacks, I was happy to take it since they literally have her name on them.

Sadie Snacks are all natural and come in a variety of flavors, each with its own blend of ingredients intended to provide your dog with a healthy nutritional boost. Owners Lea and Jim Wonsey first developed the homemade snacks for their own Sadie, who, like our Sadie, is a rescue dog.

For this review, the company provided a sampler of all their varieties, nine in all. Because they contain nothing that is unfit for human consumption, such as chicken by-products or English peas (I have my limits!), I sampled them along with Sadie.

The treats are bone-shaped cookies. They are quite hard, so a dog’s sharp teeth are better suited for eating them than a human’s.

To this human's palate, the cookies all taste pretty much the same. (That said, we had a two-legged houseguest staying with us for a few days who declared them 'addictive'!)

The whole wheat flour base is the prominent flavor, and the added ingredients are subtle. The ingredients are more noticeable in the aroma than in the flavor.  (They look the same other than slight color variations, too, so if you have more than one variety and plan to keep them stored by individual flavor, take time to label the containers.)

More important than the flavor, though, is the health benefits the ingredients bring to dogs. The one ingredient present in all nine varieties of Sadie Snacks, along with the flour base, is cranberry. Cranberry helps to prevent or treat urinary tract infections in dogs as well as humans (although please do not substitute it for veterinary care).


Many of the other ingredients in the treats likewise have beneficial effects.

Ginger, found in the Spotted Pear and the Slap my Ginger and Call Me Bugsy flavors, can help to settle an upset stomach.

Flax seed, present in seven of the nine treats, provides omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that are good for skin and coat health, as well as helping to keep aging joints supple.

Vegetables, prominent in Bark-Luv-A (spinach) and Mixed Breed (green beans and carrots) provide vitamins and anti-oxidants.

Check out the product details at the Sadie Snacks website for a complete list of the ingredients in each variety.


Sadie has eagerly eaten every one she's been offered, so I can confidently say that they will be a hit with your dog. They don’t last long when attacked by a sharp-toothed creature.

The snacks are fairly small, so depending on how indulgent you want to be, you can give your beast more than one at a time. They would make ideal training aids for that reason.  Break a few in half and you can reward a dozen or more obeyed commands without worry of spoiling his or her appetite for dinner. (Like that would ever happen anyway.)

Right now, all bags (regularly $5.00) and their Holiday Gift Boxes (regularly $14.00) are available for 50 cents off through Dec. 31.

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In addition, Sadie Snacks is offering a giveaway for our readers. Three lucky dog lovers will each win a gift box containing 50 Sadie Snack treats in the winners’ choice of flavor, a $14 value.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment in this entry as instructed by the Rafflecopter, then leave the name you commented under and your email in the box in the Rafflecopter entry. (This allows us to contact you if you win!)  This will open up additional optional entries to increase your odds of winning.

This giveaway is open WORLD WIDE and will end just before midnight ET on 12-27. 

The winner will be notified by email within 48 hours after the end of the giveaway.  In order to claim the giveaway prize, the winner will need to respond within 48 hours of notification, or an alternate winner will be selected. (We are lengthening response times slightly to account for the holidays, but please keep an eye on the email you entered with - you won't want to miss out on this one!)

Good luck everyone!

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45 comments:

  1. Sadie looks so happy, I am going to have to get some of these for my pup!

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    1. We appreciate that you are looking for healthy flavorful treats for your dog. They are our babies and we have to take good care of them. These healthy treats will help you to do just that!

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  2. I'd like to try the Woof-Full of Apples for my dog.

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    1. Woof-Full of Apples smells like Grandma is in her kitchen baking apple pie just for you. So many great benefits packed into this treat.

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  3. Wow, lots of good choices! I think they'd like the sweet tater thyme the best.

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    1. Sweet Tater Thyme is a great choice. Aromatic and flavorful and so good for your dog!

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  4. So glad I checked out your website! Our rescue pup would love the pumpkin treats :)

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    1. Our Pumpkin treats are the original Sadie Snack. Packed full of flavor and health benefits for your pup.

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  5. My dog Maddie would love any of those treats but i think she will love the Blue Monkey the best (:

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  6. Interesting treats!! I think my dogs would flip over the pumpkin treats!

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  7. My dog would like to try the mixed breed treats

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  8. I think my dogs would enjoy Pup-kin Nutters treats.

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  9. The variety of Sadie Snacks I'd like to win would be the "Mixed Breed". My husband and I have 2 dogs, Dutch and Louie so we would want a variety so that they could each try a little bit of everything. When you have 2 kids you have to be fair!

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  10. the mixed breed snacks sound like something my dog would like!

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  11. My dogs would love the Pup-Kin Nutters treats! :)

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  12. My dog would love the woof-full of apples! :)

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  13. I think if we won we would try the Blue Monkey. I love blueberries and banas together and the furkids do too.

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  14. I think we would try woof full of apples for my pup!

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  15. my dog would like the Bite-Size Muffins

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  16. love to get hte woof full of apples. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  17. My puppies would love to try the Blue Monkey variety!! :D

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  18. My dog would like the Sweet Tater Thyme

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  19. My dogs would probably like the apple ones because they always beg for me to give them apples when I eat them.

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  20. I think my dog Jack would love the Woof-full of Apples flavor.

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  21. We'd love to win any flavor so we can donate the prize to our local animal shelter for pups to enjoy while they wait for their forever homes!

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  22. the mix brand i have 2 dog and they love goodies and then i love to blog on them

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  23. Griffin would like the nutters treats.

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  24. I think our Mastador would love the Pup'kin nutters!

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  25. I think my dog would love the Woof-Full of Apples

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  26. growling berry sounds good to my dogs!!

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  27. I think my doggies would like the Pup-kin Nutters treats!

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  28. My georgio would like the Woof-Full of Apples I think.

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  29. he Woof-Full of Apples is something my dog would love

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  30. I would love to try the Pup-kin Nutters for my puppy!

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  31. i think my dogs would like the woof full of apples snacks the most

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  32. Wow with some many great choices, It would be hard to chose just one, but I would go with the apples snacks

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  33. My pups love fresh bananas and blueberries. I think they would love the Blue Monkey treats.

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  34. Our St. Bernard Snowplow would love these. As part of the Ski Patrol Team and a search and rescue dog it's important to have treats that sustain the dogs for the special work. Rene Chartier (Joan)

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  35. my two corgis would love all the treats but Bark Luv A sounds interesting

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  36. Whenever, I have to buy dog's rawhide. I consider the following things: size, weight of dog and its physic too. I am searching for organic dog chews, now I am glad because I found it on your blog. My friend suggest me that besides giving these chews if you want to keep your dog healthy then, he needs plenty of fresh water and should be fed good quality dog food in amounts just right to meet his energy requirements.

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