|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.