About

What is Cent Hound About?

Cent Hound is a resource for people who love dogs and are interested in dog-related stuff that:

  • Makes “cents”
  • Makes “no cents”

In other words, find dog things that are helpful, solve problems and/or make you laugh and entertain you. We do this while keeping three three over-arching guidelines in mind for the things we find.  We try to:

  • Save cents
  • Be “cents-ible”
  • Be de-cent

With each dog thing we find, we hope to find you a deal on it or show you how to make it yourself.  We look for things that are healthy and promote well-being.  And we hope that anything we find has an environmental consideration.

You can also interact with us on the CentHound Facebook Page and follow our tweets at CentHound on Twitter.

Mary Lou Lou


I have always been told that I was “raised by wolves”, so have a (natural?) affinity for dogs. I like to hunt for cool things and bargains in general.  Growing up in the Pacific Northwest has also made me a tree-huggin’, planet lovin’, greeny, who likes to find eco-friendly products and services at the same time. Now that I have a pup, I’ve been applying those tendencies (obsessions?) to the world of dogs.  My dog is a mid-sized coon hound rescue with A LOT of energy!  She is a great product tester.  She can destroy most dog toys in less than 10 minutes and is easily bored with the majority of toys I get her.   This is my third rescue dog.  I’ve loved them all with all their shelter issues.

SUE!!!

I got my first dog when she was four months old and the original owner wanted to off-load this pet-store puppy because the novelty had worn off. Nine years later, she decided I’d learned everything she could teach me, and it was time for another rescue so a rescue boy moved in. He was in terrible shape—a starved and caged puppy-mill breeder for who knows how long before his rescue by the American Humane Society and then some months in the shelter system. They are both great little dogs with completely different personalities. Between the two of them, we’re testing hundreds of toys, foods, treats, coats, boots, carriers and whatever else they’ll put on the market!

DISCLAIMER

*Regarding Offers

While I have done my best to only post legitimate offers, coupons, specials, and freebies, the links listed on Cent Hound are administered by outside companies and/or individuals. They are available, to the best of my knowledge, at the time of publication. Cent Hound gives no warranties, expressed or implied, and is not responsible for damages incurred by the users of this site. All information is provided as is, and all trademarks are property of their respected owners.

All offers are for adults and any minors should consult their parents before giving out any information in order to receive offers over the internet. The links provided on this web site are for entertainment or informational purposes only.

*Regarding Freebies

Cent Hound does not have any control over how and when users actually receive an offer.  That is the sole responsibility of the merchant making the offer. Cent Hound does not have any direct connection with the merchants making the offers listed, nor do we endorse or take any responsibility of any kind for the offers listed on this site. They may limit the quantities of their offers, change them, or remove them at any time. Use your judgment and contact the companies at your own risk.

*Regarding Spam

When completing offers for freebies or samples, you are automatically giving that company the right to send you emails. Please be aware that you will receive emails. Companies will send you every offer they have available in attempts to generate sales. That’s the point of freebies and samples.

These emails ARE NOT SPAM. You have provided them with your email and they can legally email you. If these emails become an annoyance, you can opt out. The law requires that email recipients are given an opt-out method. Companies must provide a return email address or another Internet-based response mechanism that allows a recipient to ask to be removed from the list and to not receive future email messages. Please educate yourself on protecting your personal information online.

DISCLOSURE POLICY

Cent Hound is a personal blog with several writers noted above.

We do accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions. We will and do accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog.

The owners of this blog is sometimes compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though we receive compensation for some posts or advertisements, we always give honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products.  We will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on my expertise, are worthy of such endorsement.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog belong purely to the individual authors. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.

For questions about this blog, please send email via the contact page.

PRIVACY POLICY

*Our Commitment to Privacy

This section summarizes what personally identifiable information Cent Hound may collect, if any, and how we might use this information. This policy also describes other important topics relating to your privacy. Cent Hound reserves the right to modify this privacy policy at any time. We will promptly reflect any such modifications in these Web pages.

*Use of Cookies and Web Beacons

Cent Hound may use cookies to store information about visitors’ preferences or other information that visitors send via their browser.

Some potential advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on my site. These third-party ad servers or ad networks sponsor advertisements and links on Cent Hound that are sent directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or web beacons) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

Cent Hound has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt out of certain practices. Cent Hound’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

*Children

We will not collect any information from children under 18.

*Information Collection

There are occasions when we will ask for personal information, such as when you enter a giveaway. In these cases, we will only collect personally identifiable information (such as name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address) that you voluntarily provide through the Website or via email correspondence.

We will not sell or exchange your personal information at any time. We will collect general information (such as the type of browser you use, the files you request, and the domain name and country from which you request information) to improve my Website and better meet your needs.

*Use of Information

Before we collect any personally identifiable information, we will provide an explanation for the possible use of your data. For example, the information you supply might be used by Cent Hound to respond to your inquiries or supply you with requested information. It may be necessary, if required by law or if pertinent to judicial or governmental investigations, to release your personally identifiable information. If you have submitted personal information to me electronically and would like it removed or modified, please contact us. We will use every possible reasonable effort to comply with your request.

*Links

While Cent Hound is highly selective about which sites we provide links to, we do not control these web sites, nor do we endorse or otherwise accept responsibility for the content or privacy policies of those sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on third party sites.

USER AGREEMENT

*Terms of Use

This Terms of Use Agreement (the “Agreement”) is between you (“You”) and Cent Hound (www.centhound.com). In this Agreement, “We” or “Us” refers to www.centhound.com, its owner, and associates. This Agreement sets out the terms and conditions applicable to Your access and use of www.centhound.com (the “Website”). By Your use of the Web Site, You agree to be contractually bound by the terms of the agreement, including any modifications that We may make. You also consent to the collection and use of your personal information as outlined in our privacy policy available below. This Agreement was last updated on January 1, 2009.

*Limitation of Liability

Your use of the web site is entirely at your own risk. Under no circumstance will Cent Hounds or its associates be liable to you for damages or losses resulting from your use of, misuse of, or, reliance on the site, or on the web site content, including without limitation on breach of contract, negligence, gross negligence, and including viruses, data corruption, failed messages, damages arising as a result of transmission errors or issues, telecommunications service providers, Cent Hound contractors, the Internet backbone, third party supplier of products or services, damages or losses caused by you or your respective employees, agents or subcontractors, or any events beyond the reasonable control of Cent Hound.

The Website contains content that we create as well as collect from third-parties. This content includes, product reviews, features, articles, advertising, listings, and shopping portal listings. It also includes information about products and services offered by parties other than Cent Hound, such as product descriptions, specifications, pricing, availability, uses, and performance. The Website and its content is provided to You “as is”. We do not guarantee the accuracy, the integrity, or the quality of the content on the Site, and You may not rely on any of this content.

*Third Party Websites

You may be transferred to online merchants or other third party websites through links or frames from Cent Hound. These links are provided solely for your convenience and do not constitute an endorsement by Cent Hound, its licensors, or advertisers of these third party websites, nor do said links imply an affiliation of Cent Hound with these third-party sites. Your correspondence or related activities with third parties, including payment transactions and goods-delivery transactions, are solely between You and that third party. You agree that We will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any of Your transactions or other dealings with third parties. Any questions, complaints, or claims related to any product or service should be directed to the appropriate vendor.

*Intellectual Property

You acknowledge that any and all information, content, comments, reports, data, graphics, interfaces, web pages, text, files, software, product names, company names, trademarks, logos, and trade names contained on Cent Hound (collectively the “Content”), including the manner in which the Content is presented or appears and all information relating thereto, are the property of their respective owners as indicated, Cent Hound, or its licensors, as the case may be. All use of the Content or Website Design shall be in accordance with such rights and the terms of this Agreement.

Except as may be explicitly permitted through Cent Hound, you agree not to save, download, cut and paste, sell, license, rent, lease, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit, or create derivative works from materials, code or content on or from Cent Hound. Systematic retrieval of data or other content from Cent Hound to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory without written permission from Cent Hound is prohibited.

*License to Use Content You Submit

You hereby grant to Deal Seeking Mom exclusive ownership of all present and future existing rights to any Submission of every kind and nature everywhere. You acknowledge that you are fully responsible for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality and copyright. You hereby represent and warrant that your Submission does not infringe the rights of any third party. Deal Seeking Mom shall not be subject to any obligations of confidentiality regarding any such information unless specifically agreed by Deal Seeking Mom in writing or required by law. You represent and warrant that You have the right to grant the license set out above.

*Amendment and Waivers

Cent Hound reserves the right, in its discretion, to amend this Agreement at any time by posting amendments on the Site. You are responsible for periodically reviewing the amendments on the Site, and You are deemed to be aware of such amendments. If You do not agree to the amended terms and conditions, You shall immediately stop using the Site. Access to the Site or use of the Site after any amendments have been posted shall constitute Your acknowledgement and acceptance of the amended terms and conditions. No supplement, modification, or amendment to this Agreement and no waiver of any provision of this Agreement shall be binding on Cent Hound unless signed by Cent Hound in writing. No waiver of any of the provisions of this Agreement shall be deemed or shall constitute a waiver of any other provision (whether or not similar) nor shall such waiver constitute a continuing waiver unless otherwise expressly provided.

*Governing Law

Any claim relating to Cent Hound shall be governed by the laws of the Province of British Columbia without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 anne February 23, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Great site – congrats on your launch.
I will share this with all the amazing dog folk I know. Looking forward to see how this grows!

2 Cyn Cyn March 11, 2010 at 9:21 pm

First time look at the site.
Brings me back to my pooper scooper days!!

3 Dean March 23, 2010 at 11:13 pm

What a doggylific site… I love it

4 Sporter May 14, 2010 at 11:33 pm

Great site – congrats on your launch.I will share this with all the amazing dog folk I know. Looking forward to see how this grows!
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