Shady Paws! How Dog Shade Saves Money!

Does your yard provide enough dog shade for your pup? Are you worried that installing more shade into your beautiful yard will be too costly? There are cost-effective ways to create shade without busting your budget. I’m always surprised at the shady spots in my yard that my dog, Henry finds. Most don’t cost me … Read more

Save Money With Homemade Dog Treats!

homemade doggie treats are yummy says this dog

A little-known secret to cutting your dog’s expenses is found in your kitchen. Not only can you cut your dog’s costs while you’re in the kitchen, but also you can improve your pup’s health. Think you don’t have time to spend in the kitchen? Or maybe you don’t think you can save that much? This … Read more

Why Your Pup Needs A Dog Massage?

Dog massage therapy at home sounds relaxing and like something dog parents would like in on as well, right? What are the benefits of dog massage therapy at home? Can a dog parent even do it properly? Is it safe? Or is it just a bunch of feel-good stuff that someone made up? Today, let’s … Read more

Paw-Approved! 10 Perfect Dog Birthday Ideas!

How do you celebrate your dog’s birthday or “Gotcha Day”? Celebrating your dog’s birthday can be done in many fun ways. Do you know you don’t have to spend a lot to make it fun? I love celebrating my dog, Henry’s birthday. While I’m certain he would be happy with whatever I did for him, … Read more

How Does Dog Safe Mulch Save Money?

A cute puppy roams a garden with dog safe mulch.

What is dog safe mulch? And how on earth can it help my yard, dog, and wallet? While you may think that lawn mulch is simply lawn mulch, it’s not. In other words, not all mulch are created equal. There are ones you’ll want to avoid and ones you’ll want to use for your dog’s … Read more

Pawsitively Perfect: Dog Lick Mat Benefits

a cute corgi knows the answer to "are licking mats good for dogs" as she licks after enjoying her licking treat

Do you know about dog lick mat benefits? I recently discovered how a licking mat for my dog, Henry, actually helps him. It’s a simple and relatively cheap item with a lot of health benefits. If you have an anxious dog, a barking pup, a furry friend who hates baths, or a fast-eating canine, then you may want to … Read more

33 Signs Your Dog Needs a Vet

learn about the top 33 signs your dog needs a vet

Have you ever looked at your dog and wondered, “Are there signs your dog needs a vet? Should we go to the vet?” I admit, I’ve often pondered this with my dog, Henry. But as soon as I do he’ll generally do something like run around the property at full speed to let me know … Read more

Affordable Vet Care for Your Dog? Easy!

easy tips to discover low cost high quality vet care

Affordable vet care may seem like an oxymoron or someone has been sniffing too many dog treats. But let me tell you there are easy steps you can take that will take the most expensive part of dog care (vet care) and make it much more affordable.  While there can be unexpected costs, such as … Read more

Yes! Ideal Dog Weight Shape Saves Money

a beautiful German Shepherd appears to be the ideal dog weight shape

Do you worry that your dog is a bit on the pudgy side? But then think, maybe my pup is the ideal dog weight shape for him.  Or perhaps, you look at your dog and think, “Oh he’s so skinny!” and throw him another dog treat or extra food.  I admit, that I’ve wondered about … Read more

Reaping Rewards of a Dog Digging Pit

a corgi has fun in his digging pit

Do you know the benefits of a dog digging pit? Are you frustrated with your dog digging a patchwork of holes throughout your yard? Maybe you even have holes in your garden beds?  My dog, Henry, loves to dig! But he has zones where it’s fine for him to be a gopher. I don’t mind … Read more

Save by Easily Growing Veggies for Dogs!

a cute white dog looks on as her garden is growing veggies for dogs

Is there really anything such as easily growing veggies for dogs?  Do you have a green thumb? I admit, my thumb isn’t the greenest, but my dog, Henry, and I love certain veggies.  Surprisingly, despite your space, most people can grow veggies for dogs, even indoors. Yep, even me with my nearly black thumbs.  With … Read more

Easy 15 Ways to Strengthen Your Dog’s Immunity

a girl is happy with her dog's immunity health

Are you worried about your dog’s health? Okay, so maybe you’re not really fretting over you’re pup’s health but you wouldn’t mind improving his/her immunity either. Hey, that’s something almost everyone could use. That includes our furry friends. I know I’m always thinking about how to help improve my dog, Henry’s health effectively while still … Read more

Summertime Dog Activities On A Budget

Two cute dog showing what summertime dog activities are all about as they splash in the water for a ball.

Summer is often summarized by many as fun, hot, boring, and long. It really is here and gone in a blink of an eye. So, let’s focus on the positive part of summer with your dog. I know I love spending more time with my dog, Henry outside as the temperatures permit. Today, let’s dig … Read more

10 Signs You Need A New Dog Park

a happy pup is excited to find a new dog park

Does your dog love your neighborhood park? I know, my dog, Henry loves the dog park. He loves the different sniffs, dogs, and people. But maybe you get an uncomfortable feeling at the dog park. I’ve definitely been in that spot. Wonder if it’s time to look for a new dog park. Perhaps it’s time … Read more

Are There Dog Travel Budget Tips? Yes!

a happy pup is excited about dog travel budget tips which is why he's able to enjoy this fun vacation and water tour

Awe, a vacation. Few things are better than a vacation. I don’t consider a vacation an actual vacation unless my dog Henry is at my side. Are you the same way? So, how can vacationing with your dog be relaxing and budget-friendly? Well, keep in mind everyone deserves a vacation, even if it’s a day … Read more

Are There Really Safe Cheap Dog Meds?

a happy dog receives his pet medication

Ever wondered if there was a cheaper way to get your dog’s prescriptions filled? Sometimes pet medications can be as expensive as human prescribed RXs. If you’re like me you want to give your dog the best care, yet you don’t want to overpay. Sometimes a cheap deal is just that cheap and not safe. … Read more

25 Dog Affordable Date Ideas

a couple enjoys a affordable date ideas with their dogs

Dates can be pricey. Why not some affordable date ideas with your dog and partner? Are you scratching your head? Well, hold on just a second. Have you recently met someone special? Maybe you want to know if that person you met online is worth your time or if you should just swipe left. Or … Read more

Find Vet Approved Low Cost Dog Vaccines

a dog mom hugs her white fluffy dog after learning about low cost dog vaccines

Any trip to the vet with your dog can be expensive and that includes basic vaccines. One way you can save on your dog budget is by turning to vet approved low cost dog vaccines. This means the vaccines are safe, your dog is safe, yet the bill is more affordable. Yes, these options do … Read more

6 Cool Ways Dog Parents Pay For Vet Bills

happy woman hugs her dog after learning how to pay vet bills

It can be overwhelming when you are handed a bill at your vet’s office for several thousand dollars. Maybe you see an endless line of zeros on your bill at the emergency vet or perhaps it’s an estimate for future services. Whatever the circumstances, there’s most likely a weld in your throat and a knot … Read more

Easy Dog Fence Jumping Solutions

border collie jumping fence

Are you amazed at how your dog fence jumping fixes are mere road bumps to your pup? Perhaps a better use of words would be are you frustrated with your dog’s jumping abilities? Some dogs seem to be born with springs instead of legs. While most adoption organizations and breeders will require a 6-foot fence … Read more

Easy Dog Yard Digging Solutions

dog yard digging is one of this little dog's specialities

Do you have a dog you swear is part gopher? Maybe you have a beautiful yard, and your dog is determined to dig to the center of the earth. Perhaps you’ve even encouraged the digging at first and now you don’t know how to curtail the activity? Or maybe you think your dog enjoys digging … Read more

Tips To Book A Great Dog Friendly Hotel

cocker spaniel relaxing on a bed in a pet friendly hotel

Woohoo!!! Vacation time is exciting. Although, it can be stressful preparing for your vacation with your dog. If you’re traveling to different locations you might be thinking about a dog-friendly hotel. It can be a great option. But what do you look for in a great pet-friendly hotel? What do you avoid? What’s lurking that … Read more

11 Steps To Prepare Your Dog For Spring

prepare your dog for spring is a very good thing thinks a cute dog

*Updated: March 17, 2023 Your dog is just as anxious for warmer weather as you are for it to arrive. It’s a time for more outdoor activities and explorations with our furry friends. Have you prepared your dog for the change to the spring season? As you tackle your spring cleaning tasks, there are a few … Read more

20 Steps For Dog Overnight Visits

dog houseguest

Is there such a thing as protocols for dog overnight visits? Do you worry about taking your dog to visit family or friends overnight because you’re not sure if your dog will be a good houseguest? I understand. But who can resist an invitation to escape reality? Today, let’s dig into the top 20 things … Read more