Zoomer Pets Giveaway

Michelle of Honest & Truly!, a 5 Minutes for Mom contributor, shares her thoughts on two Spinmaster Zoomer from the Zoom Pets line in this sponsored post.  She was compensated for this article.

I love animals. I’m a huge advocate of having pets, and I’ve had cats, dogs, horses, hamsters, gerbils, and rabbits over my lifetime. It’s been a very rare month when I haven’t had at least one pet in my life, but I know not everyone is ready for that or has the time or energy. And I’ll be honest: I never want to own a dog as a pet again for a number of reasons, though the wee ones sometimes think differently. Zoomer is a robotic Dalmatian from Spinmaster Toys who acts as close to a real dog as a toy can.

Zoomer takes about an hour to charge (and recharge – no changing expensive batteries nonstop!) before you can play with him, teaching him tricks and more. He understands English, French, and Spanish, and you can train him to learn more and more just like a real dog.  Before you know it, you’ll have Zoomer laying down, rolling over, playing dead, and dozens more tricks. He even has a button on his back that treats you to a random trick when you press it.

His eyes follow your movement, making him seem very realistic, and he’ll wag his tail and enjoy a belly rub just as much as my parents’ dog does. He will also bark, whine, and pant, depending on his mood. Each Zoomer has his own personality, which means he won’t be completely predictable – the same way any other puppy is different from his litter mates.

To get even better at training Zoomer and learn all you can about him, there is an Android and iOs app that you can download to make things easier on you, but even if you don’t have access to the app, you can easily figure out how to interact with and train Zoomer to do what you want – though he sometimes forgets, so you need to be patient with the puppy. You can even earn your official training certificate online or via the app!

Zoomer isn’t an inexpensive toy.  At $99.99, he’s definitely special, but for the personality he exhibits and all the loving he offers, he’s a pretty good replacement for a real dog for those who can’t have one due to allergies, time, or cost. And that’s definitely cheaper than vet bills, food, and doggie daycare!  Right now Zoomer is the only robotic pet available from the Zoom Pets line, but more variations are on their way, so keep your eyes out!

Enter to win

One winner is going to get the chance to win a Zoomer pup for your child. Use the Giveaway Tools form below to enter.

Michelle may never stop running around Chicagoland, but she always makes time for the important things in her life – her wee ones, cooking, reading, and spending time with friends – and of course, writing. You can see what she’s up to on her blog Honest & Truly! or on Twitter where she tweets as @HonestAndTruly.


  1. Jennifer Collver says

    My daughter just saw this in a toy catalog last night and was referring to it as a car puppy (because of the wheels) :) My 2 sons and of course my daughter would love this toy (especially because they can’t get a REAL dog anytime soon) and would play with it well… everywhere!!

  2. J Ebling says

    We have a little Dachshund puppy and 3 boys. Could be a very funny moment watching kids play with Zoomer, Puppy getting jealous. the kids then getting confused between real and zoom. Kinda cartoonish. Defiantly used in the house.

  3. Audra O'Hara says

    My daughter would play with Zoomer all over the house; especially in the kitchen and dining room where he would probably move easier.

  4. Chester Baer says

    I grew on a farm where we kept our dogs outside. This “dog” would be my first house only dog. I would play with it all over the house and probably in the living room and the basement the most.

    • Tiffani P. says

      Didn’t mean to comment twice. I used the wrong email the first time because i thought it was rafflecopter and that’s connected to my Facebook email. You can delete this comment if you want.

  5. norene walters says

    Where wouldn’t we play with sooner would be an easier question. My 8 year old is allergic to dogs so she would probably take him everywhere.

  6. Anastasia says

    umm… EVERYWHERE!!! Ok, maybe I’m a little excited, but I’ve always wanted a robot to play with. Probably even more than my kids do!! So I would play with this guy everywhere! :)

  7. Tammy S says

    I am sure my kids would play with Zoomer all over the house. My daughter would love a real dog, so this would be great!

  8. Julie Smith says

    I would definitely play with Zoomer (even tho’ nominally he would belong to my Bebe Boy James) in the house and definitely in the park during the summertime! Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Pauline Milner says

    Our Grandson and I would have fun playing with Zoomer just about anywhere in the house. He looks like he would provide a lot of hours of entertainment. Thank you for the super giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

  10. Yvonne Woodstock says

    The child I am hoping to win it for could play it with ANYWHERE he wants to that his mom says he can…. indoors or outdoors and he would be an especially appreciated “pet” because my son is allergic to real animals so this way they could still have a pet. : )

    Thank you to you and the sponsors for this fun and generous giveaway opportunity. : )

  11. Kristen says

    We’d take it to our friends’ annual spring camping trip and all the kids would play with it….probably the adults too!

  12. Mary Hoffman says

    I’m pretty sure that “Zoomer” could have the run of the house without any scolding from anyone because he is just too cute!

  13. Ashley Salyer says

    My daughter Alchemy and I would play with it in the living room, her bedroom, and maybe even take it to the park!

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