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Great gifts Star Wars fans!


I’ve exciting news to share! Bark & Swagger has been named as a Petco Ambassador! So that means, not only will I be bringing you news of the stylish, new things Petco is carrying, but I’ll also be sharing about the great community of like-minded pet parents Petco is building.

And, as is the Bark & Swagger way, I’ve got some pop culture home decor gems to share. Heads up for great gifts, Star Wars fans! Read on for the scoop on the products I love. But first, a little bit about how we became Ambassadors. Can you tell I’m excited? 🙂 And, yes, this is a giveaway, so continue to discover how you can win a Petco gift card towards anything in the store!

How we were selected…

There’s a very cool organization called BarkWorld. It’s the place to be for pet bloggers and brands who are serious about social media and growing their business. It was through the Team BarkWorld Influencer Program that Petco selected me to be an Ambassador. I’m thrilled to be able to share what I love with the Petco Community and with you!

If you don’t know about the Community, its a meeting place for people like us. Whether you seek answers in the Forum to a pet challenge you’re facing, love participating in contests (of which they have plenty), want to learn more about your pet to be a better parent or love entertaining stories on animals, there’s something for everyone.  I’m going to be spending time in the Community and would love to see you there! You can check it out here.

Wait…you want to talk style?  And, not just any style, but trending fashionable pieces for fans? Then, read on!

The cool, new collection that just hit Petco…

Last week, after the big holiday family visit at our place ended, my husband and I finally got out to the movies to see Star Wars (yes, my British step grand kids aren’t fans, who knew?!). I was especially excited because I love JJ Abrams. He didn’t disappoint. He directed a movie that is so fantastic; it absolutely restored the magnificence of the Star Wars franchise to its original glory!

Great gifts Star Wars fans!

Imagine how excited I was to discover Petco’s Pet Fans Collection™ of Star Wars apparel, accessories, home decor and toys? Very, and I’m happy to report they’ve captured the fun, whimsy, edge and personal style of some of our favorite characters.

I’m highlighting my home decor faves today, which along with the entire collection will be flying off of shelves. If you love something, go get it before it’s gone.

You can view the entire collection of fashion, home decor and toys here I’ll be sharing my favorite apparel and accessory items with you in another post, so stay tuned. 

The Chewbacca Plush Bed

How many of you love Chewy the best? He’s definitely one of my favorite characters, with his understated humor and exasperated groans. What I love about this bed is its vintage vibe, but with a rich and sleek look. It’s comfy as can be, with a plush, cozy interior (note the Chewy detailing on the bed cushion) and a handsome faux leather exterior. This shade of brown is neutral; it’ll go with many home decor color palettes. Cool Chewbacca character detailing on the front gives it a bit of an edge. This one’s spot clean only, but at a very reasonable $20.99, you don’t have to sweat it too much.


Great gifts Star Wars fans! A Chewbacca plush dog bed for just over $20.00!

For fans of matching decor, this is for you…


The Chewbacca Dog Bowl, Place Mat, Treat Jar & Lead Holder

Petco has in its collection a very modern-looking, bronze-colored matching dog bowl and placemat that I like very much, as well as a matching treat jar and lead holder; a mini-collection within their collection for Chewbacca-lovers.


Great gifts Star Wars fans! Chewbacca dog bowl.


Now, hang on…maybe you’re drawn to the dark side. In that case, the Darth Vader mini-collection is perfect! As a long-time New Yorker, I love black. And, these pieces look very smart.

The Darth Vader Plush Bed

Like its Chewbacca counterpart, the Darth Vader plush bed has minky soft insides and a sleek, faux leather exterior. With the head of Vader insignia, and a Dark Side-centric patch inside, your pooch will be all powerful, all mighty. Just don’t let him get near a Chewbacca bed baby, or a canine war of galactic proportions could ensue! Spot clean, please. The cost? Also, a very reasonable $20.99.


Great gifts Star Wars fans! This Darth Vader plush bed is just over $20.00 and looks great!


There’s a matching, industrial-looking Darth Vader bowl (black, of course), placemat, treat jar and lead holder, so go crazy! How cute is the mat text, “The Force Is Strong With This One”? All pieces are very reasonably-priced, so you can wave your Star Wars fan flag high!


Great gifts Star Wars fans! A sleek Darth Vader dog bowl and placemat.

 The Giveaway!

Win a $15 Petco gift card towards purchase of anything in the store! With the Star Wars collection at such reasonable prices, you’ll be able to get something in the collection with the card or put it towards one of those fabulous beds.

It’s easy to enter. Just make sure you’re a member of the Bark & Swagger Family by joining our email list, and join the Petco Community. That’s it!

The giveaway runs from Sunday, January 17th at 9pm EST – Saturday, January 23rd at 11:59pm EST. Good luck!

Once you’ve had a chance to look around the Community, would love to know what you think.

What’s your favorite Star Wars character?

See you in the Petco Community!

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Written by Jody Miller-Young
What does stylish mean to you? I’m passionate about animals, fashion, travel, home decor and rescue, and that's what you'll find here. After a recent move to Fort Lauderdale from NYC, we're loving our new life in the sunshine. Welcome to my world! Grab your favorite beverage, curl up and stay awhile.