Wednesday, January 4, 2017

New Year Brings New Adventures

Happy 2017! We rang in the New Year with a camping adventure to a new Florida State Park, Three Rivers in Sneads, Florida. The weather was a bit cold, dropping to 38F one night while we slept in the tent but the days were perfect for hiking and exploring.

oz first outdoor adventure of 2017 to Three Rivers State Park

We are excited to tell you more about Three Rivers State Park and will do so soon. For now, we want to take a brief look back at all the good that happened at Oz the Terrier in 2016.

We are grateful to all the brands that wanted to work with us this year. We are especially thankful to FetchFuel for keeping Oz an active senior dog; to Gold Paw Series for providing Oz with shirts and fleeces to protect his skin from allergens; and to Solvit Products for helping us fix Oz’s HoundAbout II bike trailer/stroller.

2016 Sponsors
You all know we never worry about taking Oz along for all our adventures because we know he is always safely buckled up with his Sleepypod Clickit Sport safety harness. We were honored to promote Sleepypod for all of 2016.

Oz never goes hungry on an outdoor adventure thanks to Stella & Chewy’s freeze-dried dinners for dogs. We were flattered when Stella & Chewy’s selected us to be one of their Brand Ambassadors.

A 2016 Secret
Our friends at Clear Conscience Pet make some of the healthiest, all-natural dog treats. In late 2016, they did a package redesign and they chose to feature Oz on the new packaging for Lamb Trachey Chewz. We are thrilled to have Oz be a “coverdog” for one of his favorite treats!

oz is coverdog for Clear Conscience Pet Lamb Trachey Chewz dog treats

Top 5 Posts of 2016

We want to thank you all for making our 2016 one of the best years we have had on the blog. We are so grateful to each of you for your friendship and support and we look forward to new adventures in 2017!

Our First 2017 Adventure
Three Rivers State Park was technically not our first adventure of 2017. As you know, we are regular volunteers with Habitat for Humanity both locally and internationally. Our local Habitat has asked me to come back part-time as Marketing Coordinator and I, of course, said yes! I will be working on redesigning their website, their blog, and promoting their good work on social media as well as through standard marketing/PR channels.

However, that does not mean Oz is going away. We are still planning on being right here on the blog and social media. We may just be a little slow to post or visit for the next month as we adjust to our new schedule.

Here's to a happier and healthier 2017 for us all!


  1. What a pawsome adventure! Happy 2017!

    1. Yeah, what an awesome adventure! Unfortunately it's too cold in Sweden to be camping right now so I can't take my black lab camping - but in the summer I sure will although it won't be anywhere near as nice as you have it in Florida :)

      Happy New Year!

      /Adam - The Doggy Institute

  2. Woofs! OZ for a pawsome 2016!!! A Big Congrats on your TREAT packaging, Love it!!! Woofs for more travels and adventures. Golden Woofs, SUGAR

  3. I can't wait to hear about your adventures... and I wish I could be your travel pawtner... oh and we could share that tasty lamb snacks LOL

  4. How super cool is that!!! You are on your very own TREAT bag!! A cover dog!! Congratulations Oz!! You accomplished a great deal in 2016 and we are positive that 2017 will be a great year as well! Keep up the good work!! xo Chloe and LadyBug

  5. What a great way to start 2017
    Happy New Year
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. Wonderful start to the New Year!

  7. Wow OZ! you are even more famous now! you are off to a great start in the new year
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  8. Happy New Year to YOU.... OMD a NEW place to explore... and some fine foodables... what a grand post.

  9. What a great year Oz, and a star on a bag of treats, that is awesome!!!!

  10. Incredible accomplishments! WOW! Congratulations on the new job and to our buddy Oz making the cover of the treat bag!

  11. THREE rivers, that sounds like paradise to us!

  12. Moms always seem to get tangled up in things that take away from our dog blog business. We are not sure how it will be with us in the spring when Mom's business picks up, but we won't disappear either. Congrats to your Mom on the position.

  13. Congratulations on all of your good news! You deserve all the great things that come your way. ♥

  14. You must be so very proud of your Mama, Oz!! You are both doing to very well!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  15. Happy New Year, Oz!

    Aroo to you,

  16. Wowzers! You're on the COVER of a treat bag?!?! Awesome! Happy New Year!

  17. Oz I knew you were destined for look at your sweet face on the delish bag of foodables!
    WTG good buddy Hugs madi your bffff

  18. I hope you have a great new year Oz! Love Dolly


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