About That Time I Took Rhett Trick or Treating…

///About That Time I Took Rhett Trick or Treating…

About That Time I Took Rhett Trick or Treating…

This post is sponsored by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. As always, all opinions are mine alone. I appreciate your support of Running in a Skirt. #BeyondSnacks #CollectiveBias

Healthy living choices should extend to our pets too!  I love sharing Rhett’s favorite foodie finds with his doggie friends!

Dog Trick or Treating with Purina Beyond White Meat Chicken Cutlets/ Running in a Skirt

Hi friends!

Happy Monday.  How was your weekend?

Part of my weekend involved spending some time with my top dog, Rhett and celebrating an early Halloween with him and some of his dog buddies.  I’m going to be trick-or-treating with my Goddaughter on Halloween this year,  so being the cheesy dog Mom that I am, I wanted to do something special with him ahead of time.

I wanted to get him some new treats, but not just any treat.  I’ve really been focusing on giving him healthier food and treats.  I know how good food makes me feel better, so I know it will do the same for him.  I decided to buy Purina Beyond White Meat Chicken Cutlets.

They are made in the USA, all natural and chicken is the #1 ingredient!

Dog Trick or Treating with Purina Beyond White Meat Chicken Cutlets/ Running in a Skirt

You can find them at Target in the aisle with the rest of the dog treats.

Find Purina Beyond in the Dog Treat Isle of Target

I brought them home and Rhett was immediately sold!  He’s highly food motivated, but these treats really got his attention even more than usual.  I feel good knowing they are crafted in small batches, grain-free with no corn, wheat or soy.  And best yet they have no artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.

Dog Trick or Treating with Purina Beyond White Meat Chicken Cutlets/ Running in a Skirt

To spread the Halloween love, I decided to create some cute dog Halloween baskets for a couple of Rhett’s best dog buds.

Dog Trick or Treating with Purina Beyond White Meat Chicken Cutlets/ Running in a Skirt

I got all my supplies for the simple craft at the dollar spot at Target!  I used these adorable pumpkin boxes, stuffed tissue paper in the bottom, made a custom tag and featured Rhett’s favorite healthy new treat Purina Beyond White Meat Chicken Cutlets.

Dog Trick or Treating with Purina Beyond

Rhett probably would have rather kept the entire treat supply for himself, but I had fun handing them out to some of my friends in his honor.

Dog Trick or Treating with Purina Beyond White Meat Chicken Cutlets/ Running in a Skirt

Dog trick-or-treating has never tasted or looked this cute!  Plus I can rest assured that my best bud is eating healthy, just like me.  Rhett will be getting more of these great treats all year long.

You can get Purina Beyond Dog Snacks at Target until the end of the month for 10% off when you use your Cartwheel app!

**Note: I do not recommend taking your Dog out trick or treating on the actual Halloween night, unless you are sure they will be comfortable!  Halloween can actually be a very scary night for our pets, so please be extra cautious of their well being.**

I hope your Monday is fabulous.  Come back tomorrow for a health-ified pumpkin bread recipe… with dark chocolate chips 🙂  So tasty!

And of course, have a Marvelous Monday! Thanks for the linkup Katie.

Your turn!

What did you do this weekend?

Do you celebrate holidays with your pet?

Do you look for healthier options, like Purina Beyond Snacks found at Target, for your animals?


By | 2017-08-15T14:04:07-04:00 October 19th, 2015|Fun, Rhett|60 Comments


  1. Susanna @Zealous Mom October 23, 2015 at 6:45 am - Reply

    This post is just too cute! I’m sure Rhett and all of his friends were super excited. 🙂

    • JulieWunder October 24, 2015 at 10:32 am - Reply

      Haha! Yes… he is excited and will do anything (aka pose for pictures) for treats– especially super good treats like these! He said he wanted a 50% cut of what we made off of this post though! haha 🙂

  2. Maureen October 20, 2015 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    I don’t take my dog out for Halloween. I think that it would be a bit too much stress!

    • JulieWunder October 20, 2015 at 6:52 pm - Reply

      I agree! I do mine special fun with him ahead of time!

  3. Sarah @ 2paws Designs October 20, 2015 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    Rhett is so cute! What a great idea to share the Halloween fun with some of his friends.

    • JulieWunder October 20, 2015 at 6:51 pm - Reply

      Thanks! I’m fairly certain I had more fun than he did! He did love all the attention and treats though!

  4. Allie Ducote October 20, 2015 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh this is so cute!! I wish I had a little dog to bring around on Halloween. It looks like he is having so much fun! Also, I love your layout.

    • JulieWunder October 20, 2015 at 1:21 pm - Reply

      Thanks Allie! I really appreciate that! Rhett is a lot of fun!!

  5. Amber NElson October 19, 2015 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    That pup looks so cute. I can’t wait to get our puppy dressed up.

  6. Mykidsguide October 19, 2015 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Rhett is such an adorable dog. This is the first time I heard about Beyond Purina. I will check this out for my fur babies.

  7. Debbie Denny October 19, 2015 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    Rhett is just adorable. I love treats for pets idea.

  8. emily October 19, 2015 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Good info! My Lilly girl is an only child and our very adored fur-baby. I too try to buy the best options for her. Glad to hear these were a hit for Rhett, I’ll need to give them a try. Good advice about Halloween, our little girl does not like it all. We will probably just have trick and treating inside the house :). Happy Halloween!

    • JulieWunder October 20, 2015 at 8:47 am - Reply

      Rhett loved them! And it took him longer than 2 seconds to chew through it… which I really liked.

  9. [email protected] October 19, 2015 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    So adorable. Our pets are really like our kids. We have to spoil them just the same:)

    • JulieWunder October 20, 2015 at 8:44 am - Reply

      I totally agree! He’s been my side kick for 14 years now!!!

  10. Amy D October 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    What a cute pup! I love Halloween too and think pets are so cute when they are dressed up! I bet your dog is excited for those treats. #client

  11. Michele October 19, 2015 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    I wish they had these healthier treats back when I had dogs. But I can guarantee one thing–they would have stolen those bags from their friends baskets!!

  12. Mandi Korn October 19, 2015 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Your such a good mommy to your doggie. We thought of taking our dog trick or treating, but we decided not too….never really thought about it being scary for her, but you are right and I am more glad now with that thought, that we are leaving her behind. Thanks for the recommends on the dog treats

    • JulieWunder October 20, 2015 at 8:43 am - Reply

      A lot of dogs get scared and run off. I’m sure some dogs are fine and will have a great time (you probably know if you have a dog like that)… but if you have any doubts… leave them at home! BUT make sure to get them a treat too 🙂

  13. Lesley October 19, 2015 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    That is really cute. We don’t have any pets but I’m sure my kids would love trick or treating with a dog.

  14. Dani @ Dani California Cooks October 19, 2015 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    I want a long haired dachsund so badly! Rhett is a cutie!

    • JulieWunder October 20, 2015 at 8:41 am - Reply

      They are my favorite! My family has always had them.

  15. Jaime October 19, 2015 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    I spoil my cat and my mom’s dog every chance I can (and always get them the best treats!) I tend to dress Chloe up in costumes, but she lasts about 30 seconds (long enough for a photo or two) and I never take her out on Halloween. 😉

  16. [email protected] October 19, 2015 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    Rhett is the cutest! This is such a cute idea!

    • JulieWunder October 20, 2015 at 8:40 am - Reply

      Thanks! I’m a little partial… but I think he is too!

  17. Annette @ Sweating Through Life October 19, 2015 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    I love the One Spot at Target! I get so many unneeded things from there.

    • JulieWunder October 20, 2015 at 8:40 am - Reply

      I know! I always find something I NEEEEDDD! 🙂

  18. Blane Sherer October 19, 2015 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Enjoyed seeing Rhett with the Halloween decor and treats.
    Glad to hear that you will be celebrating Halloween with your
    goddaughter. That should be nice.

  19. Gretchen | Gretchruns October 19, 2015 at 10:58 am - Reply

    So cute! I love to spoil Selma and definitely got her a bark box for halloween 🙂 She’s loving all the treats in it!

  20. Jamie October 19, 2015 at 9:43 am - Reply

    I totally dress my pet up for holidays and he is SO NOT a fan. Haha. But he looks adorable so it happens regardless haha.

  21. Jess @hellotofit October 19, 2015 at 9:31 am - Reply

    I used to live near Old Town Alexandria in northern VA, and they’re BIG on dog-friendly activities, including trick or treat (not on actual Halloween). So cute!

  22. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie October 19, 2015 at 9:21 am - Reply

    You better believe I make Oliver and Luna celebrate Halloween! And by that I mean I make them wear costumes for a whole 1.5 seconds so I can take a picture and then they rip them off and I’m forced to give them treats.

  23. I try to buy natural treats for my Cleo–she would love those white meat chicken treats!!!

    • JulieWunder October 19, 2015 at 9:28 am - Reply

      Rhett LOVED them and it took him a little while longer to chew it- so that was nice.

  24. Cute pics! I don’t have a dog but fun fun to see how you pamper yours. Have a great week!

    • JulieWunder October 19, 2015 at 9:26 am - Reply

      Thanks Deborah! I’ve always loved spoiling him! Especially as he gets older, I’ve been doing it as much as possible.

  25. Annmarie October 19, 2015 at 8:17 am - Reply

    Awwww what a little cutie!!! I cannot take my dogs out- they are not that well mannered 😛

    • JulieWunder October 19, 2015 at 9:25 am - Reply

      Haha! Rhett has his moments too 🙂

    • JulieWunder October 20, 2015 at 8:38 am - Reply

      Awww! I totally get that. Rhett only likes certain dogs/people. He has mellowed in his old age though.

  26. valmg @ Mom Knows It All October 19, 2015 at 8:02 am - Reply

    We don’t take Dobby out where there will be large amounts of people. he gets awfully excited and quite frankly there are a lot of people that get nervous bout dogs and I won’t cause them discomfort.

    • JulieWunder October 19, 2015 at 9:25 am - Reply

      Yeah– Rhett does better with small groups! That’s why we did some treat baskets ahead of time 🙂

    • JulieWunder October 20, 2015 at 7:50 am - Reply

      I don’t take Rhett out in big groups either! He prefers small groups of people he knows 🙂 Hope you’ll try the treats! So yummy!

  27. Susie @ SuzLyfe October 19, 2015 at 7:51 am - Reply

    I honestly don’t even know where kids trick or treat around here. NO clue. I think we tried to take my lab trick or treating once. That likely ended poorly.

    • JulieWunder October 19, 2015 at 9:24 am - Reply

      Yeah– I’m def not suggesting to take your dog day of!! Rhett would FREAK!

  28. Robin Masshole mommy October 19, 2015 at 7:44 am - Reply

    As much as I would love to take my dog out trick-or-treating, he doesn’t get along with people and it definitely would not agree with him LOL.

    • JulieWunder October 19, 2015 at 9:23 am - Reply

      haha! That is why I “helped” Rhett with the handing out of the gifts 🙂

  29. Shelley Marcy October 19, 2015 at 7:28 am - Reply

    Well Julie, you know if it has to do with critters, I’m going to weigh in ?. Such a great idea to give something heathy and yummy to our own pet’s BFF! I lost my 17 year old dog, and my 15 year old dog and one of my 16 year old goats in the past three months. My remaining dog, Corky, has pancreatic cancer and was given two months to live, three months ago. So we know her time here is limited. We are of course showering her with all things good right now including time to hang with her best friend, “Chuck” a Great Pyreneese that lives next door. She is terribly lonely having lost her brother and sister so recently. I think we might just head to the store and do exactly what you did. Might just cheer us all up a bit.

    • JulieWunder October 19, 2015 at 9:23 am - Reply

      What a bummer! Give her lots of love this Halloween!!!! It helps to spread the love too!

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