Generally my idea of sports is getting in my cardio while shopping (at a dog friendly boutique, of course!). But growing up in Pittsburgh I can’t help knowing at least a little bit about sports. They don’t call us the City of Champions for nothing! Unfortunately, the Steelers didn’t make it to the big game this year, but it’s OK because Lucy and I are planning on watching something even better… the Puppy Bowl! This Sunday, February 4 tune in to the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet at 3 pm EST to cheer on Team Ruff and Team Fluff.
How To Host a Puppy Bowl Party.. and Clean Up After!
Lucy and I put our heads together to come up with some advice to help you plan the best ever Puppy Bowl party, and how to clean up afterwards with the help of BISSELL’s latest pet vacuum.
This post is sponsored by BISSELL. On Wear Wag Repeat I only share information I feel is relevant to my readers, so all the ideas and opinions here are my own. BISSELL is not responsible for the content of this article.
Invite Your Furiends
Lucy asked me to invite over a few of her best friends for the party. Meet Ava, Becks and Greta! These three barreled into my house and made themselves right at home playing with Lucy’s toys, begging for tortilla chips and hopping up on the couch. With how popular these little parties are becoming we will have so many more dogs coming before long. Maybe we will even get an adorable German Shephard attending? They start small but can grow pretty large (for reference check out this chart here) so we hope we get one on the smaller end of the scale. If we get a big one they could destroy so many toys. Dog Mom Tip: Hide your dog’s favorite toys so they don’t get destroyed by your guests.
Prepare Some Refreshments
I recommend picking up some grain-free treats for the dogs in case anyone has allergies. Of course, with three labs and a puppy, our party guests weren’t picky! They enjoyed some doggy biscuits and licking up the crumbs from any dropped chips. Dog Mom Tip: This party isn’t just for the pups, the humans should have fun too! I made mimosas for the pawrents!
Play, Rescue, Repeat!
One of the coolest things about the Puppy Bowl is that the team rosters are full of rescue pets waiting for their forever families. Rescued is the breed of choice at BISSELL, one of the sponsors the Puppy Bowl. Every year they get behind this event to support the message of adopting rescue pets. I hope that while you watch you get inspired by all the rescue love! Dog Mom Tip: Ask your guests to bring some old towels or blankets to donate to your local animal shelter.
Clean It Up
Cleaning up after a puppy party is easy with the right tools. The first thing I do is vacuum. For this party I used BISSELL’s latest pet vacuum, the Pet Hair Eraser Lift-Off. It comes with a special pet hair attachment that was perfect for my couch that was covered in dog hair! It handled my area rug and hardwood floors, too. I love that this vacuum comes with a Febreze filter! Once I was done my house was dog hair free and also smelled good. Dog Mom Tip: For every pet product sold, BISSELL donates to BISSELL Pet Foundation ($1 million last year alone) to help every pet find a home. Buying this vacuum really makes a difference!
Before your puppy party, visit Bissell.com/pets to learn more about BISSELL’s commitment to pets. I was so impressed to see everything they do!
Thank you to BISSELL for supporting this post and animal rescue!