Hello again friends! We’re back with another review from the famous Stella the Dog herself! We are now in the midst of Fall, and Trader Joe’s has rolled out a new doggy treat for all of our furry friends!
Keep reading to check out Stella’s exclusive cart rating and full review on these seasonal Pumpkin Maple Bacon Flavored Stuffies Dog Treats!
What are Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Maple Bacon Flavored Stuffies Dog Treats?
These treats along with Trader Joe’s Better Than Leftovers! Assorted Dog Treats are one of the only dog treats without peanut butter. My brother is highly allergic to peanuts and tree nuts, so anything along the lines of that is out of the question, even for Stella.
These treats are the assorted flavors of: Maple, Bacon and Pumpkin. I can’t imagine they mixed those three flavors and created one treat out of it. But I mean, would it be that bad? Probably not. Anyway, we’re going to assume that there are three flavors that make up this bag.
Stella was adopted by my brother during the Covid-19 pandemic. She is a Chocolate Brown Lab and Boxer mix and is 1 and a half years old now, so still a puppy in our eyes. She is the sweetest thing you’d ever want to meet, with such a loving personality and the cutest little face.
Notoriously, our family, including my brother have only ever had cats as pets. My brother moved to Delaware for a work venture a few years ago when he realized he needed a furry friend, so he went out and adopted Stella.
Here are a few of Stellas favorite things:
Stella is always up for an adventure and is the sweetest little addition to our family anyone could have asked for. My brother did good.
Here she is at her favorite place, Fire Island! Playing fetch on the beach and running into the waves, literally having the time of her life. I captured this picture for the few seconds she decided to take a break and lay down! It was windy that day and the wind caught her ear perfectly!
Where In the Store?
Trader Joe’s has a section of pet foods and products that is pretty extensive in my opinion.
On my last “Fall Haul” to Trader Joe’s I saw they had an end cap with all things pumpkin. This bag immediately grabbed my attention, and plus I recognized the little dog on the front from the other treats I had previously bought.
Since I had already purchased, and still have a few of the Better Than Leftovers!, I thought I’d grab these and give them a try with Stella. She’s open to trying to things, especially when it comes to TREATS!
Best Way for Your Dog to Enjoy These Treats:
You can give these treats to your dog in between meals, or as a reward, as we did for Stella.
We all LOVE rewarding Stella because she’s always such a good dog, and it helps her learn positive reinforcement with her commands. These treats can be eaten whole, especially by Stella because she is on the larger breed size, or they can be broken into pieces for a dog who needs a little bit of a smaller portion.
These Pumpkin Maple Bacon Flavored Stuffies Dog Treats are a bit bigger than the Better Than Leftovers! Dog Treats, so breaking them in half might be a good decision for some dogs!
My brother has been working very hard with Stella to try and get her to “sit”, “give paw” and “lay down.” They have just about two of those commands down pat. She also knows how to fetch and the words “drop it.”
I was pleased to see the amount that was in the bag as well. Stella goes through treats like crazy because she’s such a good girl. We’re always trying out new treats on her to see if she likes them.
As soon as I opened the bag to take some pictures of the treats themselves, I got hit with an overwhelming smell of maple! It was pretty cool actually because most dog treats smell, like well…dog treats!
These treats were the perfect size, they were about 2 inches long. Just perfect to be able to give Stella more than one, because ya know, we spoil our pets in this house.
So Stella believe it or not is a PICKY eater. And yes, before you say anything I know she’s a dog, how could she be a picky eater? Most dogs will devour their food in 30 seconds or less of you putting it in their bowls. Stella is more of a grazer in that she’ll eat a little bit of her food throughout the day.
These treats were a hit!! Stella absolutely loved them and sat there very patiently like a good girl wanting more!
When we want to give Stella a treat, we have her do a command, like “sit” with a hand gesture, or “lay down”, with a hand gesture as well. Alec and Stella are still working on “give paw.”
Have you ever bought these for your doggo? Comment below and let us know how much your furry friend loved them, or not so much!
Buy It Again?
Since Stella enjoyed these so much, I’m hoping that they will still be around by the time I make it back to Trader Joe’s this season. Their Fall and Autumn items always fly so quickly off the shelves. I feel like I blink and items are gone for the season, only to return next year.
I’m thrilled that she loved them as much as I thought she would, with her being that much of a picky eater.
The one thing I wish is that Trader Joe’s had a bit more of a selection of dog treats without peanut butter. That would be wonderful! But for now, while we wait, these will definitely be in Stellas repertoire of treats she enjoys until we run out, and buy some again next year!
Lets see what the Holiday time brings!!