I’d Rather be with my Dog @dougratner #IdRatherBeWithMyDog

As long as I can remember I have had a dog in my life. As a child we always had dogs, my grandparents had dogs and as a mom we had/have dogs. These animals are part of the family, they are our companions. Currently both of my boys who are labs, are always by my side. They cry for me when I am not around. Always wait for me outside the bathroom door or at the foot of my bed. Playing hide and seek with the kids is almost impossible as they always let them know where I am. I love them and they love me. I often often found myself saying ‘I’d rather be with my dog’ in life. Even now as I write this, my loving pup is by my side.


They greet us at the door when we get home, tails wagging, ready to show us just how much we were missed. They follow us around the house, wanting to be a part of everything we do. They snuggle up to us and stare up at us, with a look of absolute happiness on their faces. The love of a dog and their human is pure, unconditional love.  It’s a great feeling!


Of course, when you love something as much as a dog owner loves their pet, you want to show that love to the world. That’s where I’d Rather Be With My Dog comes in. IRBWMD was started by a dog lover like me. He is a musician, a rock n’ roller to be precise, and this is his story…..It was a typical Tuesday night and he was frustrated by a piece of music he was working on. He looked down and sitting right there was his faithful dog Oggy, just staring up at him with big loving eyes. In that very moment, he came up with “I’d rather be with my dog than be with you.” At the time he was having some girl troubles and Oggy helped him tell his story through song. But it didn’t stop there. Next thing he knew he had launched a company for people who felt the same way about their dogs (and cats) that he does.

From hoodies, hats, and t-shirts to cell phone covers, mouse pads, car magnets and more, I’d Rather Be With My Dog has everything the pet lover needs. They even sell paleo grain-free, gluten-free, soy-free dog treats so you can give your dog the best too! The holidays are coming and IRBWMD is a great source for all kinds of gifts for your favourite pets and their humans. Right now you can containing an assortment of items from their website. If you’d like to place an order, you can get any order through this special promotion.

Contest rules- Open to USA and Canada (excluding residents of Quebec) who are over the age of majority. Ends Dec 10 2015


IRBWMD isn’t just a clothing company. It’s a life style for people who truly feel that dogs possess the greatest qualities in this world. They even help save dogs’ lives by donating 10% of sales to a different rescue each month.

People who have pets are very passionate and love to express their love for their fur-babies however they can. This is a fabulous way to do so.

So tell me, when have you said ‘I’d rather be with my dog‘ or cat :)?

Visit today to start showing your love for your dog!

Disclosure-This post has been compensated, as always all opinions are my own 


  1. Oh, there are a lot of times I’d rather be with my dog or cat! I’ve said that when I had a particularly annoying day at work and didn’t feel like dealing with people at the moment. 🙂

  2. OK I need one of those tops haha! I most definitely would often rather be with my dog, she is awesome! x

  3. I love everything about this! I think more people feel this way than would care to admit!

  4. Diana Powell says

    I always think I’d rather be with my dog when someone is rude.

  5. I’ve said that a number of times. We no longer have dogs, but I sure do miss them.

  6. To be honest I’d sometimes rather be with my dog too. Great giveaway.

  7. Those are so cute. I love that! Would like to win!

  8. I would rather be with my dog too! She is a puppymill survivor Pug. Barks only at me, if I leave her side. 3 years and still adjusting to a life with love, and safety. Thanks, I did not know about this website!

  9. I can’t seem to get the contest to submit and am having trouble finding the shopping page and using the discount, can you help please?

  10. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says

    Sometimes I love just hanging out on the couch and watching Law and Order with my dog.

  11. This is such a cool idea. I can’t tell you how many instances that I would rather be with my dog lol..

  12. I’d rather be with my dog too! This is super adorable.

  13. I love my dogs and this is an idea I can get behind. I love that they donate part of the proceeds!

  14. If I’m in the house, my dog is right near me. I can’t go anywhere without her following me around.

  15. I love my dogs and cat. When things get too stressful, that is when I want to be with my dogs and cat.

  16. ha. YES. I love my dogs I have 3 of them and I’d much rather hang out with them than any human anyday, so sad I guess but so true. Love this!

  17. What a great line of products! Some days are exactly like that~ dogs are great company when you just aren’t in the mood to deal with life for a bit. 😉

  18. These are great. I know my sister would love these…. I think I might need to get her a shirt for Christmas!

  19. This is so cute! I don’t have a dog but will get a German Shepherd when my kids are older. We travel too much but I cannot wait to pamper our future doggie!

  20. Yup, yup, and yup! I’d so much rather be at home with my dog than so many other places. I love that your purchase supports animals.

  21. That is such a cute shirt! I love that this also donates to charity as well with your purchase!

  22. Scarlet of Family Focus Blog says

    Cute items and for such a good cause. Thanks for letting me know. I will tweet it right now.

  23. mommyblogexpert says

    I’m a lifelong dog lover and I think these shirts are a great way to show that passion to the world. It’s doubly sweet that the brand donates to charity and supports animals in need.

  24. Dogs truly become apart of your family. Dogs have unconditional love, it’s pretty awesome.

  25. Those are cute! Yes, there were times that I would rather be with my fur babies.

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