A snuffle mat for dogs is one of my favorite interactive toys for canines with mobility problems. I love them so much I’m hosting a giveaway, to introduce you to them. One lucky dog will win a Snuffle Mat from AWOOF.
It you read my blog; you know how much I appreciate interactive/enrichment dog toys. They were a big stress reliever for Sophie when she couldn’t chase after a ball or jump for a frisbee after becoming paralyzed. These toys reminded her (and me) that underneath her special needs, she still was a regular dog who loved to play.
Interactive puzzles and games relieve boredom and engage a disabled dog in a fun and mentally challenging activity – without having to run around.
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AWOOF snuffle mat for dogs
Snuffle mats encourage a dog to use their natural scent and foraging skills to find treats or kibble hidden in the crevices of the pad.
They’re a great asset for many different health problems:
Dogs who are on crate rest and not allowed to play, after an IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease) episode.
Canines recovering from spine or orthopedic surgery.
Fibrocartilaginous Embolism (FCE) stroke patients.
Dog’s who’ve lost mobility due to Degenerative Myelopathy.
The snuffle mat from AWOOF is my favorite:
It has lots of places to hide treats so dogs are entertained longer.
There’s a non-slip bottom so the mat won’t slide away from your pooch.
It folds into a ball for easy storage.
The snuffle mat is made of environmentally friendly felt cloth that’s easy to “hand wash.”
How to Enter the Giveaway
To enter, please let me know why your dog would like to win a snuffle mat in the comment section, after this post.
(You must live in the contiguous United States to enter.)
Entries will be accepted through Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 5pm Pacific time. The winner will be notified through the email address you leave in the comment. (So, watch for my reply to say your dog is the winner.)
My German Shepherd Chow Chow mix, Finley, was born with severe hip and elbow dysplasia and was already limping and having pain issues at 11 months old. Then at age 3 he suffered a severe back injury while playing in the back yard (chasing a squirrel). He was temporarily paralyzed, which did resolve, but he continued to have inflammation/pain issues in the area of the injury. At age 8 he tore his CCL and has had to wear a leg brace ever since. This loving boy has had more than his share of bad luck, but continues to have the most loving, outgoing outlook on life. We help him get around the house with the aid of his “blankie” and he also has a cart. He loved playing ball and running when younger, but is no longer to do such things. I know he would love to have fun with the snuffle mat that is being offered. Thank you for your consideration.
Michelle, Let Finley know he’s entered in the Snuffle mat giveaway.
Cleo, my tweenie dachshund is 14 years old now. She has tweaked her back several times requiring crate rest and meds to pull her through. She has slowed down considerably. She wants to play with her brother but just can’t.
Maybe this will give her so much happiness to have something to play with.
Hi Kim, let Cleo know she’s entered in the giveaway.
I would like to enter the raffle. Thank you!
Hi Kristen, You are entered in the giveaway.
Hi Sharon……..I’m having a terrible time trying to find something to entertain Cali. I tried interactive toys and they are a waste of money. She doesn’t even chew the real bones I get her…..no problem with cookies tho!!!!!
Hi Gill, Let Cali know she’s entered in the giveaway. I guess you can hide cookies in the snuffle mat???
Gretchen our 5 year old dachshund has been paralyzed since she hurt her back on the first day of this year .
She had her surgery but is still paralyzed after aggressive rehab, (30 water treatments, 12 laser treatments and 10 accupuncures.
We still hope she will recover and any exercise like the snuffle mat do help.
Hans, Please let Gretchen know she’s entered in the giveaway. It’s too bad the different therapies she tried haven’t helped.
Freddy is just discovering enrichment toys and finds that he likes them! Six years ago he was hit by a car and suffered spinal injuries. He did walk about two months later but recently he somehow reinjured himself. He would love to win a snuffle mat.
Paula, Tell Freddy he’s entered in the giveaway. Good luck.
Fast Freddy would love to win this snuffle mat!!!!!
We adopted Fast Freddy from the Dominican Republic.
He came to us on one of the last flights durning Covid.
He was hit by a car or motorcycle in Dominican, his owners thought he was useless and threw him in a cow field to die.
The rescue group I adopted him from found him dragging around for 2 months .
He was in very bad shape.
Freddy is paralyzed but nothing stops him.
He deserves to win this mat because he would love to play with it !
Thank you for the opportunity…..
Fast Freddy, you are entered in the giveaway. Good luck!
Scooby was the victim of a stroke last August. We’re rolling up on a full year of slow recovery. He still spends most of his time down. I’ve been looking at this type of enrichment as he and his sister pup could share in the enjoyment where some other toys are a one dog kind of thing and Gidget gets jealous!
Hi Beth, Please tell Scooby that he’s entered in the giveaway. Good luck.
Cannoli is our grand puppy and we have her all day on Fridays. I would love for this French Bulldog who had a spinal stroke at the age of 1 and 1/2 years to have a snuffle mat here at our house so she would have a special entertainment item to enjoy. She dearly loves treats and we try to give her fruits like mandarin oranges, pears and apples. Her mat would even smell good!
Susan, Let Cannoli know she’s entered in the Giveaway. Good luck.
Justice is a Foooood Hound! She goes ballistic at breakfast and dinner time. She has a slow feeder that puts her food into little portions and slows her down so she doesn’t choke. But a snuggle mat would force her to search for her food would slow her even more and probably provide enrichment at the same time
Justice, You are entered in the giveaway.
Eli has been my foster since 4 weeks after his broken back. Most likely he was hit with a pole shaped weapon. He was found starving with full thickness drag wounds on the streets of Nuevo Laredo. A beautiful person scooped him up and SNARR (special needs animal rescue and rehabilitation) sponsored him and paid his medical bills. This boy went through months of painful bandage changes. He gained weight and learned how to scoot around and recently got a wheel chair donated to him. A shuffle mat would give this beautiful soul much needed mental stimulation. He is so happy and deserves the best after going through the worst.
Dawn, Thank you for fostering Eli. He is entered in the giveaway.
I foster German Shorthaired pointers and they are very treat-oriented! They would find this entertaining (and the treats would last longer). Some of the senior dogs have severe mobility issues.
Hi Carolsue, Thank you for fostering senior dogs. Your pups are entered in the giveaway.