Though a pet lover really needs no special occasion to celebrate their extraordinary companions, the return of Frankenmuth’s annual DOG BOWL Festival seemed like the most apropos time to share our love for the PURRRfect HOWLiday companions (and other pets, too!) Bronner’s has a large selection of unique pet gifts to celebrate (and commemorate) those who have captured your heart! But you don’t have to listen to us – check out these adorable pet photos and see “fur” yourself! Plus, enter for your chance to score a prize for your beloved with Bronner’s GIVEAWAY, at the end of this post!
“DOG DAYS OF SUMMER” – In Frankenmuth!
Frankenmuth’s Dog Bowl Festival Returns
Memorial Day weekend, May 28-31.
Get ready to be “bowled” over with fun and hilarity at Frankenmuth’s Dog Bowl! Even those without a pet are sure to be entertained! So just what does this festival unleash?
According to the official website, dogbowlfun.com, the Memorial Day Weekend event brings
“A unique variety of activities that you and your pet can enjoy watching together and some your family dog can participate in!
“Activities include DockDogs® and Disc Dog competitions, Wiener Dog Races, Pet Parade, Annual Canine Cruise on the Bavarian Belle River Boat, Best Costume Contest, Doggie Fun Runs, Dog Breeds of the World Show, Pet Marketplace and Balloons Over Bavarian Inn – featuring 25 hot air balloon pilots from across the country!”
The weekend includes:
🐾 29 Fun Dog Events (22 of which your pet can participate in!)
🐾 24 Hot Air Balloons – The Dog Bowl Festival is paired with Frankenmuth’s “Balloons Over Bavarian Inn“, which also includes 6 balloon flights and 3 balloon glow events!
And while you’re in town, consider this …
Pet’s LOVE A CHRISTMAS LANE Stroll!🐾🐾
While the health department does not permit pets inside the store* since Bronner’s serves food at Season’s EATings snack area, they are welcome to enjoy the sights and sounds outside on our grounds! And from what we’ve seen, they sure seem to LOVE it!
Bronner’s Has Unique Gifts To Honor Your Pets!
“The cat’s out of the bag” – or should we say “in the bag“?! Whether you pick something specific, symbolic or even just for fun to fill their stocking, Bronner’s has so many options to honor your beloved pets!
Christmas Ornaments & Dopplegangers
Because they have a place in your heart, why not give them a place on the family tree, too?
We always get a kick when friends tag us (@BronnersChristmas) in posts on Facebook or Instagram showing the likeness of our Christmas ornaments with special pets! Certainly better yet is when Bronner’s personalization artists transform those unique Christmas treasures into real “Gifts With PERSONAL-ity™!”
Check out these cuties, shared with permission:
Nevertheless, it’s not just Christmas ornaments that make the best pet gifts …
Best Dressed Pets
Baby it’s cold outside! These pretty pets are all wrapped up in the Christmas spirit and sure to have you wrapped around their
From scarves (Nordic knit – 1193338; or Buffalo plaid paw print – 1217325), a hat and jingle bell collar set (elf – 1193340 or Santa – 1193339 styled), to a hat with faux beard (1217324), Bronner’s is sure to have your pets “Best Dressed” this holiday season! (They’re setting the bar high, so you may want to up your game, too, with our DIY Ugly Christmas sweater idea!)
And while feline friends may have a bad rep for being finicky, Chris Toplack’s Timbit is here to set the record straight that even kitties can be on Santa’s nice list!
Personalized Stockings For Pets
Bronner’s Christmas accessories for your pet make the perfect stocking stuffers! Check out our selection of Christmas stockings, many of which can be personalized by embroidery, to find a new sock for your furry friend!
Here’s A Treat: From Bronner’s Flavorful Favorites Cookbook Volume 2, is a recipe for Homemade Dog Treats another winner for stocking fillers!
**This GIVEAWAY Is Now CLOSED.**
CONGRATULATIONS to our randomly selected winner, Nancy and her dog Pixie!
While we were largely able to highlight cats and dogs in this post thanks to sweet photos shared by friends, we’ve not forgotten about other loved family pets, too! (Like horses, turtles, rabbits, ferrets and more!)
So, no matter who has your heart, here’s a chance to score a $15 gift certificate to find that perfect gift for your favorite pet!
SHOP: Bronner’s animals and pet ornaments.
How To Enter
It’s super simple!
👉Just leave us a comment below about your pet’s BEST holiday moment. Additionally, we’d love to know if you’ve ever been to Frankenmuth’s Dog Bowl Festival.
And that’s it!
Entry period ends at 12 p.m. EST, May 27, 2021. Winner will be notified by email.
Winner will receive a $15 gift certificate for Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland. Prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes.
Winner will be randomly selected from eligible post comments below and notified via email. Winner has two days to respond to the email notification and claim their prize so be sure to check your email if you enter!
Must be 18 or older to enter. Giveaway is open to US residents only. Void where prohibited. Bronner’s staff and immediate family members not eligible.
Bronner’s reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the giveaway at any time.
*Certified service pets are welcome to assist guests in store.
DISCLAIMER: All photos shared with permission and are credited as acquired; some accounts may have changed names or since been removed.
19 thoughts on “Pets – The PURRRfect HOWLiday Companions! + GIVEAWAY!”
My Favorite time with my pet dog was when I was real sad cuz I didn’t get anything for easter, so my pet dog went and stole my friends easter basket that was filled with chocolates and brought the basket to me and set it in front of me.
I ate everything shoving it down my pie hole as fast as I could.
A great memory I have is my niece has a bearded dragon. And whenever I come over she will look at me but literally look at me up-and-down and then turns her whole body around like OK I’ve seen enough.
She sounds like a “colorful” (and lovable!) character, Rita!
My dog Pixie’s best holiday moment was when she received a Christmas llama toy. She took her gift (which was of course wrapped) and she skillfully unwrapped it to reveal her llama.
This is hilarious, Nancy! We hope Pixie got along well with the fa-la-la-la-llama.
My 13 year old cat Riley’s best Holiday moment was when she came to live with me on Christmas Eve in 2007. My 20 year old cat had passed away a few months before and my family surprised me with a new kitten.
Oh wow, Melanie! Loosing a pet, especially after 20 years is so heartbreaking! But how wonderful that Riley was able to bring some Christmas magic and more love to you in 2007!
Our dog Franklin’s best holiday moment was being adopted two weeks before Christmas nearly 10 years ago! My husband and I went out Christmas shopping and came home with a forever friend in a dachshund.
What a sweet story, Kristin, and a hard gift to top, they really do become forever friends and family!
Our dogs Simba, Nala & Scar’s best holiday moment every single year is when they get to open their gifts out of their stockings. When they were pups, we taught them all how to unwrap gifts, so they fully participate in the experience! 🙂 Their grandpawrents also bring them gifts to open. They LOVE it. And to top off the evening, cuddling by the fire. We have never been to Frankenmuth’s Dog Bowl Festival, but we would love to plan a trip!
This sounds so PAWsome, Sarah! We sure would LOVE to see them in action this Christmas season!
Our family needs to plan a trip! We haven’t been to Frankenmuth in about 9 years.
Wow! 9 years is quite a bit of time! If your family gets to make the trip back, we’re sure you’ll find all sorts of new things to love about Frankenmuth; the town has so much to offer!
Wish the border was open, our last visit was Sept, 2019…. Love that you used a pic of our 3 Golden’s in our Christmas House… Can’t wait to get back to your beautiful store and beautiful town.
Thank you, Wina! We are honored you shared those sweet photos of your fur-babies with us! We’re looking forward to when you are able to visit again too, we sure miss our Canadian neighbors!
I haven’t yet been to the dog bowl festival, but I’d love to go sometime. We have guinea pigs and I bought them little Christmas hats to wear this year for a Christmas picture.
That sounds too adorable!!
Our cat Wishes’ best holiday moment is when we open the stocking just for her with toys and treats! But the other part of Christmas morning, all the paper and tissue paper and ribbon to play in, comes a close second!!
Kids or pets, it’s always the packaging isn’t it, Janel?!