Celebrate Your Pets with Dog Days in Theater August 8 {+ A Target Gift Card Giveaway} #DogDays



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Are you a pet person?

I must admit, until a few years ago, I never really understood how people could be so deeply invested in their pets. Don't get me wrong, I grew up with animals. My dad-though you'd never know it to look at him- had a big soft spot for two things- his daughters and his animals. He was the kind of person that would pick up the box of puppies left on the side of the road, or take on a pet that was otherwise going to be abandoned...there were always pets in and out of our lives as kids. Still, I have a phobia of animals that kept me from getting too close.


After I got married, I learned that my husband was very much like my dad in that respect. Imagine my surprise when he came home and announced that we were going to pick up a dog. No, DOG is not the correct term--- this thing was a BEAST. A 100+ pound St. Bernard of a beast! His previous owners thought 'oh, a cute puppy'... without realizing just how large this pet would get and just how quickly they would get there. They'd planned to take him to a shelter where he would have been inevitably put down. My husband- having raised St. Bernards as a kid- couldn't stand to see that happen and so we allowed him into our home for awhile until we were able to find someone that could give him the adequate space to run that he needed. Still, in that time he was with our family there were certainly some crazy adventures to be had!





Still again, I didn't quite get this whole 'pet' thing yet.

Fast forward to a few years ago. My daughter and I walked out to our mailbox and found a tiny little kitten standing in the middle of the street. It was chilly out and she was little, so we had her follow us into the house and gave her some water. We put on our walking shoes and headed out to find her owners. By the time my son's school called that afternoon to let us know he was having a rough day and would need to be picked, we'd had no luck. We packed her into the car, and off too school we went.

The connection between my son and this kitten was immediate. For Shaun, calming has always been a struggle...especially when he was already worked up as he had been that day. But with this kitten in his lap? He was a completely different kid. Calm, cool, collected. It was astounding. It seems that we never did find her owners... she had  found us.




It was through this experience that I finally understood a little bit more about what it meant to be a pet person. I realized the impact that a pet can make on us. They aren't just an animal... but when you truly connect, they are a friend, a form of therapy. They can truly be life changing! Now, that is truly something worth celebrating, isn't it?

The new movie Dog Days does just that. Take a look:



DOG DAYS is a hilarious and heartfelt ensemble comedy that follows the lives of multiple dog owners and their beloved fluffy pals.  When these human and canine’s paths start to intertwine, their lives begin changing in ways they never expected.  This is a sweet film about the joy our furry friends bring into our lives and what they can teach us about treating people with kindness and compassion.  




Whether you're a dog owner, or just love a good ol' feel good movie, this is one that will most certainly be worth checking out. DOG DAYS releases in theaters in August 8.

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38 comments

  1. This looks like a good movie. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  2. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this giveaway. These hops are fun!

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  3. I would give this Amazon gift card to someone in my family for Christmas this year. My grown children love shopping through Amazon.

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  4. looks like a movie that I know that my nephews would love.

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  5. This would be great for this summer fun! Thank you!

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  6. I want to see this movie. It looks really good!

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  7. This looks like an amazing movie.

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  9. Our current dog we got from the humane society when he was a puppy. He is now over 6 years old and my best pal. When my only child left for college, he was there.

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  10. This looks like a great movie! My shihtzus more family than canine!

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  11. I can't wait to see this movie! I love animal movies, especially ones about dogs. My dog, Bailey, is such a huge part of our family.

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  12. I am a huge dog lover! I love to go to the dog park so that I can see a bunch of dogs and how they interact. This looks like a great movie!

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  13. My daughter loves movies about dogs.

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  14. I'd love to watch this movie! My family would enjoy this as we're big dog lovers!

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  15. Nice family picture!

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  16. Looks like a good movie. I would like to take my nieces to see it.

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  17. I love dog movies!

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  18. Thanks for the chance to win! I Love shopping at Target.

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  19. Thanks for the giveaway and the cute pictures of the kids and animals!!!

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  20. Awwww I love my doggies! I know my daughter would like to see this with me.

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  21. this movie looks really good. It is amazing how we accumulate animals.

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway! We shop at Target a lot!

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  24. Looks like a fun movie.
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

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  25. We love our animals. We have three now, and they are very much like family to us. This would be a great movie to see.

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  26. We are a family of movie goers! Would love to check this out

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  27. We have always had a variety of pets in our home. They are our family. Looking forward to seeing this movie.

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  28. Our dog visitor is a beagle with its nose to the ground constantly.

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  29. Growing up we always had lots of pets. We lived off the main highway on a dirt road. People were always dumping their pets out.

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  30. This sounds like a cute family movie.

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  31. This is yet another great giveaway. I can't thank you enough for being there to hook us up with the best leads for new giveaways.

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  32. We have an australian shepard named Duke. Thanks so much for the chance :)

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  33. The comment you made about animals being a form of therapy resonated - that was so true for me during my childhood & I’m so grateful to have had many animal friends while growing up! Those photos of your son & kitten are beyond precious. 



    My SO & I don’t currently have a dog, but we have a wonderful cat who is very dog-like & loves playing fetch. :) Looking forward to seeing this movie!

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