Saturday, November 28, 2015

Christmas Gifts for the Dogs

11/28/2015

Every year I do a little something to include my dogs in the holiday; Holidays are about family, and our dogs are a cherished part of our family! This year our family will grow by one, we are expecting our daughter to be here anytime now. With a new addition to the family that will take a lot of attention I went ALL out on the dogs!

I was originally planning on just getting the dogs a couple more expensive chews that they don't get often like pig ears, duck feet, cow ears, paragon dental chews, etc, two or three new toys, and some dentastix... then I found this website. This website has things MUCH cheaper than you can find either in store or at amazon, their clearance under $4 section is HUGE!

CART ITEMS
QTY
Price
Retail

Furry Ball Squeaky Dog Toy

1
0.98
4
American Farms Individual Smoked Pig Ear Dog Trea
2
1.27
1.89
Cadet 10 Pack 10" Rawhide Twist Sticks
10
1.69
8.78
Dura Fused Fox Leather Dog Toy 
2
3.07
5.38
Dura Fused Raccoon Leather Dog Toy 
2
3.07
6.39
Cow Hooves All Natural
2
0.63
0.99
Grriggles Bolt Buddies Small Green Dog Toy
1
2.17
9.65
Multipet Mossy Oak Holiday Duck 6 Inch Dog Dog Toy 
1
2.5
6
Multipet Weavie Wonders Assorted Dog Toy 
1
3.97
11.33
Old Mother Hubbard Mini P-Nuttier Dog Biscuit Treats 5oz
1
2.16
4.79
Outward Hound Bottle Buddies Cow Water Bottle Toy 
1
4
4.94
Outward Hound Mini Invincible Hedgehog Dog Toy 
1
2.51
3.99
Chicken Feet
2
0.51
0.73
Duck Feet All Natural
4
0.51
0.73
Cow Ear
20
0.97
0.99
Lamb Ear
10
0.63
0.71
Smokehouse 6 Pack Beef Recipe Rolls
2
2.06
5.93
Canvas Pawprint Fetch Toy
2
1
3.83
Zippy Paws Deluxe Water Bottle Crusherz Dolphin Toy
1
3.71
5.99
Zippy Paws Jigglerz Jr Bunny - Shake Squeak N Crackle Toy
1
3.71
6.72
Zukes Mini Naturals Pork Dog Treats
1
2.61
4.79
Zukes Mini Naturals Wild Rabbit Dog Treats
2
2.61
2.74
Zukes Skinny Bakes Yogurt Honey 2
1
3.15
4.99
Zukes Skinny Bakes Yogurt Vanilla
1
3.15
6.28

My total:
$107.70 USD
Retail:
$246.85 USD
Savings:
$139.15 USD


 Originally I had planned on just getting enough to fill the dogs stockings, one for Nina and one for Shadow, but the website I ordered off of offers free shipping for orders over $99 and once I hit $68 I wanted the free shipping!

The cost for what I originally planned to buy off Amazon was around $69. I spent $39 more than originally planned and got: 11 extra toys, 4 extra bags of treats, 12 extra packs of chews, 20 extra treats (ears, hooves, feet).

I'll admit, I went a little overboard... but with the new baby on the way I wanted plenty of distractions for the pooches and I don't think I'll be buying anymore toys until next Christmas!


According to Huffingtonpost over half of all pet owners buy Christmas gifts for their pets, spending on average $46. The article isn't very clear on whether that $46 is per pet or all inclusive.

TheDailyMail's said that 95% of those surveyed by Rover admitted to buying their pets gifts, spending on average $36 per pet.

... yes, I went over at $54 per dog but with the baby coming they should have extra distractions gifts this year!


NOTE: This is NOT a recommendation for that website, I am not affiliated with them in any way and I JUST placed my order with them for the first time. I will update this post with a review once I get my items but I have not used them before so please don't take this post as me recommending them just yet!