Bring Your Dog’s Personality to Life with #PrideBites

Posted on Apr 27 2016 - 8:49am by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by PrideBites™ and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated for helping cover PrideBites being on ABC’s Shark Tank, but Budget Earth only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. PrideBites™ is not responsible for the content of this article.

Looking for personalized pet products for your favorite dog? See why we are big fans of Pride Bites & what we think of Ivi's blanket from them here!

How many of you love personalized pet products for your dogs? I won’t lie, I am crazy about them. My girls have always had their own special blankets and things that showed off THEIR personality. With my malamutes, it has always been easy because they are just so happy and personable. My big problem with many pet products that are customized, however, is that they can be extremely expensive, especially if I want something that my large dogs can actually use. Luckily, we recently found the perfect solution that isn’t only adorable, but cost effective – PrideBites™.

Never heard of PrideBites? Don’t worry, I hadn’t either until recently. Once I saw that they made personalized dog toys, personalized dog blankets, personalized beds, and even personalized coats, I knew it was the perfect choice for me, especially at prices that were only a fraction of what I had seen anywhere else. Best of all, every one was truly adorable. What I loved the most is that you get so much more than just picking out various colors and trims for many items: they create a hand drawn image of your pet on your chosen product, which looks truly amazing. This means you can get even a custom Frisbee with your dogs portrait and name. After seeing some pictures of their various personalized pet products, I figured this was the perfect time for Ivi to have her own custom blanket.

Ivi Laying with PrideBites Blanket

What shocked me the most about creating a blanket from PrideBites was just how much they let you customize. When you create a blanket, you choose:

  • Size
  • Top Color
  • Piping Color
  • My Dogs Name
  • Font and Color of My Dogs Name
  • Multiple Dog Photos for the Custom Drawn Image

PrideBites Ivi Close UP

I have to say the hardest part of getting my blanket was the wait. Waiting 3 to 4 weeks for something this cute was tough, and I was a bit nervous about having high expectations. Once the blanket actually did arrive from PrideBites, I was truly wowed. Not only was it great quality, but Ivi’s image was truly amazing. I loved seeing her adorable smile and there wasn’t a question at all who it belonged to in our house.

Even Ivi tilted her head when she saw it for the first time. As you can likely see, the blanket turned out absolutely adorable and I don’t think I could be happier with the results.

Office PrideBites Ivi

To my surprise, I am not the only one who fell in love with the idea of personalized pet products. Recently, PrideBites was so confident they had a great idea, they decided to take a risk and appear on ABC’s hit television show – Shark Tank! For those who don’t know about the show, it is where companies talk about their company and their plan in hopes of getting financial investors to take their company to the next level. If you are like me and don’t have cable, you can watch the segment below.

Want to purchase one of these adorable blankets for your own pup? Currently, PrideBites offers this blanket in either microflecece or Sherpa styles, both in a weight that is comfortable for dogs to keep them from overheating. Best of all, it is machine washable, making it great for traveling dogs like mine! You can create your own personalized blanket here or check out PrideBites other personalized pet products! Just don’t be surprised if you fall in love with them just as much as us!

SHARK TANK - "Episode 728" - Two former advertising guys in New York try to sell the Sharks a cure for cell-phone addiction; emotions rise when entrepreneurs from Orlando, Florida talk about the inspiration behind their wireless cuddly toy that tells science and math stories to children; two pet lovers from Austin, Texas design and customize accessories for the most important member of the family: your one-of-a-kind pet; and two men from Huntington Beach, California hope they can lock up an investment deal with their high-tech "smart" tool box. Also, Lori Greiner takes 10 of her entrepreneurs - whose combined sales now total $188 million -- to the Orgill Trade Show in Orlando, Florida, on "Shark Tank," FRIDAY, APRIL 8 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Beth Dubber) SEAN KNECHT, STEVEN BLUSTEIN (PRIDEBITES PET PRODUCTS)

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

83 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Holly Thomas April 27, 2016 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    Ivi has gotten so big! I love the blanket and will probably get one for .Abbey Mae.

    • Susan Bewley April 27, 2016 at 9:57 pm - Reply

      She really has! Its hard to believe she is a year old now!

  2. Nikolina April 29, 2016 at 6:04 am - Reply

    I really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you!

  3. Natalie April 29, 2016 at 7:26 am - Reply

    I love that you can personalize a blanket for your pet! What a great gift for any dog!

  4. Lois M. April 29, 2016 at 7:36 am - Reply

    Awww, she looks so happy!! Just so sweet!!! 🙂

  5. Shar April 29, 2016 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Just love our pets! I just love the pictures of Ivi…so stinkin’ cute. What would we do without our precious furballs?

    • Susan Bewley April 29, 2016 at 10:29 am - Reply

      I actually have no clue. Her smile just lights me up every day. 🙂

  6. Michelle Elizondo April 29, 2016 at 10:47 am - Reply

    What a fun product.

  7. Sue Mullaney April 29, 2016 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Ivi looks so happy with her blanket, I love seeing pictures of her! I hadn’t heard of Pridebites either but love that they make personalized products, so I’ll definitely have to check them out

  8. Karin Hoffman April 29, 2016 at 11:35 am - Reply

    Omg its so cute and your right about getting personalised products for your pets being costly. I love that there are so many choices to truly make it stand out and individualized

  9. Crystal Walker April 29, 2016 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    What a cool site, my dog is a Pekingnese/ Chua and she has attitude galore and she thinks she rules the house, lol love this product and review, wonderful job

  10. Sara Zielinski April 29, 2016 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    This sounds like a great doggy snack.

  11. Leslie Crosbie April 29, 2016 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Why not…I want a frisbee with my old dog picture and name!!

  12. clojo9372 April 29, 2016 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    First let me say your dog is absolutely stunning!!! She’s gorgeous!!! I would definitely love personalized items for my babies. Specifically doggy beds. They never every want to leave them! LOL! 😉

    • Susan Bewley April 29, 2016 at 10:22 pm - Reply

      Thank you! Ivi is our sweetie and is even prettier in personality. 🙂 If we didn’t have more dog beds than I knew what to do with, I would get another. All of their items are so cute and inexpensive.

  13. KATE SARSFIELD April 29, 2016 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Oh my, she’s beautiful – love her markings & her eyes …

    • Susan Bewley April 29, 2016 at 10:20 pm - Reply

      Thank you. She is our sweetie. 🙂

  14. Deb P April 29, 2016 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    The puppy looks happy.

  15. Amber Ludwig April 29, 2016 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    Omgosh I love this!! How super fun!! I love that there are so many options!! Im such a sucker for anything and everything personalized!

  16. Carol Yemola April 29, 2016 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    I love that blanket. And I bet the doggie loved the treats.

  17. christie April 29, 2016 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    I really love this and your dog is beautiful!

  18. Kimberley Thomas April 29, 2016 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    I have not seen pride bites before. I would like to see if my dog would like them.

  19. ellen beck April 29, 2016 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    My Odon is all black which would be tougher, but yours turned out great. I love the idea of personalized things like this!

    • Susan Bewley May 9, 2016 at 12:47 am - Reply

      I was actually so worried with how dark Ivi is that it wouldn’t turn out right. I was so impressed and know I will be ordering some for Rylie too!

  20. Jeanna Massman April 30, 2016 at 1:13 am - Reply

    This would be a great gift for my friends with pets!

  21. CASSANDRA MARTZ April 30, 2016 at 6:40 am - Reply

    My dog could use a doggy blanket. These are adorable.

  22. barbg April 30, 2016 at 9:34 am - Reply

    Such a cute Dog you have! This would be a nice product for all pet owners.

  23. Sherry Compton April 30, 2016 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    We watch Shark Tank, and this is a cute idea. People like personalized things and we pamper our pets. They have their own style, too. While they don’t care, it just adds a cuteness to their items.

  24. Cheryl Chervitz April 30, 2016 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    Great idea. I will probably be getting something from them!

  25. Patricia Mingozzi April 30, 2016 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    I love these pet products need to get some for my sisters dog.

  26. Sarah L May 1, 2016 at 3:19 am - Reply

    The picture on the blanket really does look like Ivy.

  27. Brenda Nelson May 1, 2016 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Cat owners like this too!

  28. Tara Gauthier May 1, 2016 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    I had never heard of this company before, but love that they have personalized items. Pet owners love pampering their babies so this was a very smart idea!

  29. nidhi chauhan May 1, 2016 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    wow this is perfect for my dog. Very good quality an design product.

  30. Darlene Maroni May 1, 2016 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    I love this posting on the personalized pet products. Yes, I am impressed with the amount of personalizing they allow you also. I have to look into this more and see what I can find for my lil Pepper…Thank you for sharing 🙂

  31. tiffany dover May 1, 2016 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    This is awesome! I love spoiling our dogs and to have a chance to spoil them with something so awesome and cute, yes please!

  32. Sandra Watts May 1, 2016 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Really nice pet products. I also love your photos as you know.

  33. Jerry Marquardt May 1, 2016 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    This might be just what my pup is looking for. I appreciate the review on this and th information on obtaining it.

  34. Regina Elliott May 2, 2016 at 2:51 am - Reply

    I had no idea about PrideBites ! But this review is really good so good in fact I had to go look it up so WELL DONE

  35. Jeena Bittenbender May 7, 2016 at 10:21 am - Reply

    What an awesome idea!! I have 5 Chi’s that are older. They have 3 blankets on the couch at all times. The funny thing is that I love in Florida and it rarely stays cold here. But they love to be a steady 80°. I will look into these blankets and maybe order some for them. Thank you for your review.

    • Susan Bewley May 9, 2016 at 12:47 am - Reply

      You are very welcome! Isn’t it funny how they love blankets and staying warm? The first time one of my dogs got under a blanket I was so worried they would overheat with their double coats! Nope – they just love it and consider it comfy. I would love to see a picture of your babies under their blankets. Chis are so cute!

  36. Kimberly R May 7, 2016 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    I love it, my dog usually destroys everything he comes in contact with though.

    • Susan Bewley May 9, 2016 at 12:45 am - Reply

      Oh my! Yes, things like this aren’t very good for heavy chewers. I think some of their toys are okay. I know I”m going to have to put the blanket up safely once baby Rylie starts teething!

  37. Pat Schwab May 8, 2016 at 6:57 am - Reply

    Ivi is so cute and I really want to know what breed she is. My mom would love all of these products for her dogs.

    • Susan Bewley May 9, 2016 at 12:45 am - Reply

      Ivi is a full blooded Alaskan Malamute. 🙂 Their products really are super cute. I’m considering getting some toys from Rylie too that are personalized. Maybe not with her name but cutey sayings (like owned by puppy).

  38. KATE SARSFIELD May 8, 2016 at 7:58 am - Reply

    I’m sorry but I just don’t get people treating animals like humans. Animals who live with us deserve our respect and their dignity, not to be treated as so-called ‘fur babies’.

    • Susan Bewley May 9, 2016 at 12:11 am - Reply

      Hi Kate, in my household, dogs are treated with respect, love, dignity, and as part of the family. Malamutes especially have been living with humans for over 10,000 years and are one of the most ancient of dog breeds. As a breed, they want to be as close to humans as they can and have adapted to enjoying some of our food, our comforts, and human interaction. My malamutes have always loved blankets. They will drag one around the house and usually claim one that we give them as our own. They also love memory foam and choose it over other beds (wha? Dogs like to be comfortable too – who would have guessed?).

      For me, these blankets are a cute and give some of their toys personality. Ivi especially has learned that her toy box (based on color and her picture from repetition) is where she can find her toys and put them away (something we are working on).

  39. Lois M. May 8, 2016 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Aww, what a look on her face – so sweet! 🙂 And a nice idea with the blanket too! 🙂

  40. Jennifer Rogers May 8, 2016 at 9:36 am - Reply

    I had never heard of PrideBites! Ivi is gorgeous and so is her new blanket. The prices are very reasonable!

    • Susan Bewley May 9, 2016 at 12:43 am - Reply

      The prices were what shocked me the most about PrideBites. I am considering getting some cute thing for Rylie too since Ivi’s turned out so awesome. IT is awesome nice having some cute keepsakes of Reya that look just like her. 🙂

  41. Cindy Merrill May 8, 2016 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Those items look fantastic and I’m sure they’re high quality. Do they carry items for cats? I don’t have dogs, but I do have two sweet elderly cats.

  42. Sohair May 8, 2016 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    These are so cute,I love all animals and all pets should have a blanket or something different they can enjoy,I looove it

  43. Rosanna Gail Vaughn May 8, 2016 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    We have never used PrideBites before But after seeing the blanket I think we will soon 🙂

  44. Nancy Burgess May 8, 2016 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    Very nice blanket looks just Ivi.Love these pet products going to order blanket for sure.

    • Susan Bewley May 9, 2016 at 12:41 am - Reply

      I love how they caught her smile and personality with the blanket too. 🙂

  45. Tricia Hope May 8, 2016 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    I love this idea for pet owners to be able to personalize a gift for a pet.Will look at getting some for Christmas!

  46. dawn gordon May 8, 2016 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    I don’t have dogs but fond of malamutes …which caught my attention on your post. I think pridebites is adorable for the pet lover in all of us. Love to know if dogs is all they do?

  47. Sandy Klocinski May 9, 2016 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    I love the toys! And the colors of the blankets are very pretty. Also great for taking photos with.

  48. Richard C May 10, 2016 at 2:31 am - Reply

    I love me some dogs and hmm my dog would love the pride bites!

  49. Natalie May 10, 2016 at 8:15 am - Reply

    This would make an awesome birthday present for my dog! I love that you can add your dog’s personality by customizing the blankets!

  50. Annmarie W. May 10, 2016 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    Our Ozzy would love that blanket! The winters get so cold here in PA and loves to cuddle up to keep warm!

  51. DebbyM May 10, 2016 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    I have never heard of Pride Bites before…and I often watch Shark Tank. I love the thought of being able to have my pups picture on her blanket…especially since there aren’t a lot of products with Lhasa Apso on them. Thanks for the information….can’t wait to peruse the site and order something. Waaa Hoo!

  52. Thalia Miller May 11, 2016 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    What a gorgeous dog. The blanket is pretty cool too! Love that you can personalize it.

  53. Leslie Crosbie May 11, 2016 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    Ours dogs literally become part of families and that is the way it should be, considering how much they bring to our lifes! Something nothing brings more comfort or joy to you!!

  54. Judy Thomas May 13, 2016 at 5:36 am - Reply

    I love that dog so much! It is gorgeous!

  55. Sue Mullaney May 14, 2016 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    I’m not familiar with Pride Bites but they sound like a wonderful company! I didn’t see any mention on their website if they offered personalized items for cats; I would love it if they started to have cat items, too! Thanks for posting.

  56. Laurajj May 14, 2016 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Oh those blankets are so cute! I love that they have their name on it and you can really customize! Our dogs love blankets, I would love to get one for each of them!

  57. barbg May 15, 2016 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Such a pretty Dog. My Brother has one that looks just like him. He does tricks and is great for keeping people away from your front door.

  58. Alice F May 15, 2016 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    The love and sweetness in your dogs eyes are precious! Our dogs have always become our children and we love them with the same depth as the rest of our family. Thank you for posting such a wonderful article for those of us that are pet lovers.

  59. Laura May 15, 2016 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    These are so cute! I love how you can customize the items. It really looks like Ivi. lol! 🙂

  60. Michelle Elizondo May 16, 2016 at 11:10 am - Reply

    Great idea for pets. I love it so cute!

  61. thea lennox May 16, 2016 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Absolutely love your products. My dogs are my girls and there is nothing that make me happier than seeing them happy. Thanks for the awesome blog

  62. margaret peg m. May 18, 2016 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Hi, your dog looks exactly like my daughters dog, about 5 yrs. old. Personalized pet products, it’s been a long time coming!

  63. Brandy Monday May 20, 2016 at 1:31 am - Reply

    I had never heard of this company before. I have 4 furbabies who I would love to get some personalized items for. This is worth checking out! Thank you for the information!

  64. Susan Smith May 20, 2016 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    How cute, her picture on her blanket looks just like her. I have 3 dogs that would love a personalized blanket.

  65. Elaine May 20, 2016 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    That is so adorable!

  66. Christine Cp May 21, 2016 at 1:00 am - Reply

    This is awesome! I love it.

  67. Barbara May 21, 2016 at 5:54 am - Reply

    Ivi is so adorable! This is a fun idea, now they need to make human-sized blankets with doggie faces on them. I want to match. 🙂

  68. mary czerczyk May 21, 2016 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing this. I have been wanting to get a dog blanket for my dog and now I know where to get one.

  69. vicki lorenz May 21, 2016 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    Your dog is one lucky girl! That blanket is adorable!!!

  70. Richard Hicks May 21, 2016 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    You have one happy doggy there. Yes, I love personalized stuff too. Have to get it

  71. Sarah L May 22, 2016 at 3:43 am - Reply

    I think that the picture looks just like Ivy. She’s a lucky dog.

  72. Jo-Ann Brightman May 22, 2016 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    This is truly a gorgeous personalized blanket. The picture of Ivy is very lifelike. I can understand why this company appeared on Shark Tank.

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