Friday, July 12, 2013

Maintaining PUG Princessness on a Budget

I am writing this post is in partnership with the Dog Bark Collar store. If any of you recall my BRIGHT PINK TOUGHHOUND Sport COLLAR, then you kinda know who they are. Although their focus is on training tools, they are also concerned about pet safety, pet health and pet owner well-being.
Me modeling my All-Sport Collar

I am a Princess PUG and as such, I expect the best of everything. But that does not mean I spend extravagantly. No-Sir-ee!!! I keep a keen eye out for a bargain or two. And if something is FREE, then give me THREE.

But My Mommys take this a step further and look for ways to make what we have go further and last longer. It isn't easy, but I think they have come up with some solid methods.

Method of Saving #1:
My Mommys feed me a HIGH QUALITY pet food which costs a little more. She does this because what she feeds me is important to keeping me healthy and well fed. But she feeds me only a small amount - less than a full feeding - and augments the meal with fresh veggies (sometimes from our garden),  fruit, yogurt, and sometimes a little coconut oil. It makes me healthier AND makes the bag of food last longer.

Method of Saving #2:
We discovered just how good our local Humane Society was when I needed shots but Mommy could not afford the Vet fees on top of the cost of shots. Not only does our local Humane Society provide all shots for cost only, but they also provide microchipping and DNA tests. They do not replace veterinarian care BUT for things like shots they are a much thriftier solution.

Method of Saving #3:
Mommy enters contests to win things like collars, treats, beds, toys, and so on. She doesn't always win, but when she does . . . well, let's just say this Princess PUG is pretty well dressed due to Lady Luck. And usually these contests are fun, fun, fun. What have you got to lose? Nothing! And you might save a buck or two on items you would LIKE to have but just can't fit into your budget.

I guess the main point of all of this is - you can still SPOIL the PUG without running yourself into the POORHOUSE. Look around at some of the little things you do to save money and let me know. I would love to hear back from all of you with tips for $AVING.


Flea said...

Most excellent tips! We go to the local feed store for our shots, since they're very inexpensive. I didn't know about the Humane Society! Thanks!

Bellatrix- I'm a pug! said...

Mom totally finds my crates at TJ Maxx, Ross and Marshalls. They are over 50% off! Also they have a lot of cheap but nice dog stuff and toys.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Your mommies sound a LOT like OUR mom... It is just living SMART.

daisy said...

We do Ross and TJ Maxx and we also agree about the high quality dog food. And we loves coconut oil. I makes us shiny. Thanks for the tips Noodles. We are going to enter contests!

Daisy and Scooter Pugman

Two French Bulldogs said...

We love your methods, BOL and we agree you are the princess. My Benny got his second place prize today and WE love everything. Thank you
Lily (& Benny)

Mary Ann said...

Wise words, Noodles. We are on a search for a dry, good food we can feed all three of our dogs.

Ellen Gawthorp said...

Wise words ...

Our mama is usually a thrifty shopper, too! With 5 of us she said she has to or we'd be naked all the time. NOW if you ask us ... that isn't a bad thing but for whatever reason mama like to dress us!?!

Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

stellaroselong said...

My mom has learned to be much thriftier than she use to be. Thanks for the tips.
stella rose