Our Family is #FriendsWithBeneful! – Frugal Novice

Our Family is #FriendsWithBeneful!

This post is part of an ambassadorship with Beneful. I receive products, information, and compensation as an ambassador. All opinions are my own.

Our dogs are complete opposites from each other. Sally is a labrador/golden retriever mix, and is about 80 pounds. Ninja is a schnauzer/yorkie mix, and is about 12 pounds. She’s HUGE and he’s little. She’s got light fur and his is pitch black.

They couldn’t be better buddies, though. These two love each other, and we love them. They’re a perfect part of our loud, busy, sometimes chaotic family and I just couldn’t imagine our house without them.


If you’re ever looking for these two, just find us. They couldn’t be more loyal companions and they always want to be right where we are (they’re sitting beside me as I write this post!). If I’m walking around the house working on things, I often hear the jingle of both of their collars as they follow right behind.


If the kids are playing a video game in our game room, the dogs are right there with them, kicking back like the best of them.


Sally is the older of our two dogs – she’ll be 5 in July – and she is SO sweet. She loves to “hold hands” and is happiest sitting right beside us with her paw in our hand.




Sometimes she tries to sneak up on the couch, because she totally thinks she’s a lap dog… she usually just succeeds in getting her front paws up before we catch her.


But sometimes when Brian’s mom is visiting, she gets spoiled (because that’s what grandparents do!):


Ninja turned 2 in April and he is really well-behaved for still being a puppy. He doesn’t let his size deter him from holding his own with Sally – they wrestle and play all the time, and he never shies away from messing with his big sister. He’s harder to photograph with his dark fur, so I don’t have as many pics of him – but here’s one of us shopping at a pet store after he got his spring hair cut. So handsome!


Because our dogs are an important part of our family, we want the best for them. We feed our dogs Beneful, and they love it. I’m actually really excited to announce with this post that I’m a Beneful ambassador. It’s great being able to represent a brand that our dogs truly love – and a brand that really works hard to make consumers happy, as evidenced by their newly reformulated dry food recipes. They listen to customer feedback, and that’s part of what makes them a great company.


Ninja likes the IncrediBites for small dogs. His favorite is the real beef, and it’s accented with carrots & peas. All moms want their kids to eat their veggies – even their furry kids!


We feed Sally Beneful Originals with real beef, spinach, peas & carrots.

Sometimes we also like to get the Beneful wet food, too, as a little something special for the dogs.


I’ll be excited to bring you more fun Beneful posts throughout the year – and more adorable dog pics, too! Keep up with Beneful on social media in the meantime:

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  • kita June 20, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Ninja my best friends’ name is ninja lol love the names. I think when we have animals we must take pride in making sure that we give them the best because they are a part of our family and everyone should have the best there is.

  • Tammilee Tips June 20, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Beneful is such an amazing dog food! Your dogs are adorable, I know pets are a such a huge part of the family. Plus they give companionship and responsibility to the kids as well for learning to take care of them.

  • Jenn June 20, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    We have an older basset hound that will eat just about any food we give her. We have to try to stick to diet adult kibble for her, which is not always easy. She would much prefer something with a variety. Love your photos!

  • Jamie June 20, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    We got a dog in the hopes that she would follow our kids around on our 5 acres. Totally backfired. Instead, she decided I was her new master, and she follows me everywhere! If I kick her outside with the kids, she just sits on the porch waiting for me! lol. I would love to get another so she could have a friend, but I worry that then I’d just have 2 dogs underfoot :)

  • Heather Wilson June 20, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Your family is SO blessed to have these two wonderful furry babies. Sally is such a sweetheart, I wouldn’t mind holding her hand while I watch TV too. Ninja is one adorable pup. Providing nutritious food for our furry pals is one little way to show how much we love and appreciate them.

  • aaronica @ the crunchy mommy June 20, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    This is what I used to feed my dogs when I had them! When it came time to figure out what I was going to feed them, I did a lot research on what food was best for them. Beneful was the best based upon it’s ingredients and taste since they always devoured it.

  • Michelle D. Garrett June 20, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    They are beautiful! My children have been hinting that they want a pet and photos like these make my heart melt. I love that they are so friendly together despite being almost polar opposites. Adorable!

  • Bites for Foodies June 21, 2016 at 7:19 am

    I love how your dogs are polar opposites of each other…and they are both so darn cute!! We have a chug (pug + chihuahua mix) who happens to love Beneful products!

  • Diane Sullivan June 22, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Having dogs of different sizes is always a challenge. I had a Dalmatian and shihtzu and realized I had to feed them in different ways!! We loved Beneful products!! They were recommended by our vet.

  • roch June 23, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    It’s important for dogs to keep a healthy diet as well. Some pet owners even feed their pets with supplements. Feeding them with great food is just right.