Black Friday Deals For Dogs
Written by Etta Grue | Novemeber 24th, 2017
The turkey is eaten, family members are dropped off at the airport to go back home, now it's time to find good deals for your pup that won't cost you a fortune. Pet parents, it's Black Friday! Here's a list of brands that The Blonde Dog Mom likes and recommend:
Heritage Collection at Petco - up to 50% off
Now: $9.99 (List: $24.99)
Now: $11.19 (List: $27.99)
Now: $9.99 (List: $24.99)
Now: $22.59 (List: $49.99)
Now: $5.99 (List: $14.99)
Now: $3.99 (List: $.99)
Blue Buffalo Pet Food at Chewy - up to 30% off
Now: $41.99 (List: $58.99)
Now: $46.99 (List: $61.99)
Now: $46.52 (List: $54.99)
Now: $39.99 (List: $55.99)
Now: $39.99 (List: $56.99)
Now: $43.99 (List: $59.99)
Now: $8.99 (List: $9.99)
Now: $13.20 (List: $19.99)
Treats at Petsmart - up to 50% off
Now: $6.34 (List: $6.)
Now: $5.12 (List: $9.49)
Now: $4.73 (List: $5.99)
Now: $37.99 (List: $52.99)
Electronics and more at Amazon - up to 74% off
Now: $169 (List: $249)
Now: $48.84 (List: $69.99)
Now: $99.99 (List: $149)
Now: $36 (List: $139.94)
Now: $52.79 (List: $165.99)
Now: $22.59 (List: $38.99)
7 Gift Ideas For Dogs And Their Owners
Written by Etta Grue | November 20th, 2017
Finding the perfect gift for someone special is never an easy task. Buying a gift for a dog lover may be difficult, especially if we don't have pets on our own, hence have no idea what they'd like. Holidays are not suppose to be stressful, but instead filled with joy shared with loved ones. The Blonde Dog Mom wants to minimize any possible anxiety you may experience and has compiled a list of gifts that would make any dog owner happy:
1. The Art of Racing In The Rain - $24.99
It's a New York Times bestselling novel written by Garth Stein. It's an emotional story seen trough a dog's mind who tries his best to hold a family together.
2. Sleepypod - $189.99
This product is all about safety. Sleepypod provides three products in one: pet bed, pretty carrier, and car seat. It earns five star crash rating from the center of pet safety. It comes in several different colors: jet black, chocolate brown, red, pink, strawberry, robin egg blue, and white.
3. Barkbox - starting at $21/month
A monthly box filled with dog goodies. You can choose from 1 month, 6-months, or 12-months subscription. Each box has a monthly theme and includes 2 innovative toys, 2 all natural bags of treats, and chew bone.
4. Matching Human & Dog PJ Set - $50
Pet parents believe their dogs are their babies therefore a matching PJ set is a great gift. Dog owners and their dogs can lounge on the couch in style and comfort in a cozy plaid flannel PJ.
5. Dog Camera - $199
Being away all day at work and not knowing what your dogs are up to when being left home alone may increase lots of anxiety in pet parents. Furbo has created a wonderful camera that are using all-powered dog recognition and detect if an important dog-related event is happening at home. Dog owners can talk to their dogs from their smartphone and hand out treats too. It has a 30-days money back guarantee and 1-year warranty on its cameras.
6. Pet Alert Stickers - $7.99 (2-pack)
Imagine that something horrifying were to happen at your house when dogs are home alone such as house that erupts in flames. Fire department arrive and scan the house for people but with no response and are not aware of pets being trapped inside the house terrified behind a couch or underneath the bed. Pet alert stickers should be mandatory for pet parents, but it's actually not many who have them on their door or windows. Your pet friend will thank you for life for these stickers.
7. Cooling Pet Pad - $24.99
Prepare pet parents and their dogs for summer season that is only a few months away with a cooling pad for their dog. It's a pad, which will keep the furry friend cool during warm summer nights and can be used both indoors and outdoors.
The 10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds
Written by Linda Smith | August 28th, 2017
Dogs are the closest companions of human beings. In most of the cases, you will be able to get a dog for your house without spending any money. On the other hand, there are dog lovers who are looking forward to spend thousands of dollars on specific dog breeds. Here is a list of 10 most expensive dog breeds that you can find out there in the world. If you are willing to spend a fortune, you can be the owner of one of these dogs.
1. Basset Hound
Bassets can be considered as a large dog breed that has a smaller body. In fact, these dogs have shorter legs. However, these dogs are treated like larger breeds because of the dwarfism. Basset Hounds require expensive medications and bigger meals like other large dog breeds.
2. Bernese Mountain Dog
These dogs have a thick coating and it needs regular grooming. If you own a Bernese mountain dog, you will have to think about brushing its coat at least once a week. Moreover, their ears would need special treatments because they are more vulnerable to infections.
3. Great Dane
Great Dane is one of the largest dog breeds that you can find out there in the world. As a result, you will have to spend a considerable amount of money out of your pocket to own a one. After welcoming a Great Dane, you will also have to spend most of your savings on medication and food.
Rottweiler dogs are well-known among dog lovers in every corner of the world as beautiful gardens. However, these dogs are not cheap. Most of Rottweiler dogs are bred for their outstanding shows quality and working ability. This is one of the prominent reasons behind the cost of these dogs.
5. Tibetan Mastiff
If you prefer a large guardian, Tibetan Mastiff would be one of the best options available for you to consider. These dogs have stubborn temperaments and thick coats. These dogs are vulnerable to a variety of health conditions such as allergies, skin problems and hypothyroidism.
6. Chow Chow
Chow Chow is one of the oldest dog breeds that you can find in the world. From the recent studies, it has been that Chow Chow dogs were bred in the past for working purposes. These dogs are really good in pulling, guarding, hunting and herding.
7. Irish Wolfhound
Irish Wolfhound is the largest dog breed that you can find in the world. If you are planning to get hold of a one, you need to pay special attention towards their size. These dogs are subjected to a lot of health issues when they get old.
8. French Bulldog
The temperaments of French Bulldogs are wonderful. When you get a French bulldog after spending a lot of money, you will have to spend more on maintaining their physical health as well.
9. German Shepherd Dog
German Shepherd is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. However, it would not be an easy task for you to find a well-bred German Shepherd. Even if you find a one, you will be asked to spend around $2,500 to welcome him home. These dogs are well-known for their intelligence.
10. English Bulldog
English Bulldog can be considered as another popular dog breed. The silly personalities portrayed by these dogs are the main reason behind their popularity. However, these dogs aren’t cheap and you will have to spend around $3,000 to purchase one. They are vulnerable to a variety of health conditions as well.
Afford a Dog on Tight Budget
Written by Mahi | August 26th, 2017
Many people believe that keeping a dog can be expensive and hence they tend to avoid buying a dog. They either don’t have enough resources to meet the needs and requirements of the dog or they might not know how to make sure that the dog is taken care of under all kinds of circumstances. Keeping a dog or any other pet is not an easy task mainly because you never know when you have to spend a little more than you have planned as pets tend to get ill and they often injure themselves while they are busy doing their fun filled activities.
Here is a list of ways that can be used to ensure that people can afford a dog even when they are on a tight budget:
The first aspect is that people should make sure that they adopt a dog instead of buying it from a breeder mainly because dogs that are kept in shelters are already vaccinated and they tend to be micro-shipped. Most of them are trained as well, hence that means that dogs know how to take care of themselves and how to avoid different kinds of injuries. Adopting an already trained dog will save the costs of training. Moreover, the owner himself can also do the training of the dog himself thus saving tons of money.
Another way is to think about home grooming. Nowadays, there are plenty of affordable grooming tool kits online or at the local pet supply store. There are many videos easily accessible on the Internet where dog owners can learn how to do the grooming themselves.
The owners of the dog can get pet insurance. It is advisable that the insurance of the dog is taken when he is young as that is cheaper. If the dog gets older the insurance cost is more likely to increase. The insurance aspect will cover all types of health related issues that the dog might have to face in the future.
Another way through, which people like students can afford a dog is to make sure that they save on food. No need to buy expensive packaged food for the dog as that is highly expensive and it might have an impact on your overall budget. It's better to read the list of nutrients that one can found in the packaged food and make sure that you can find something similar to that within your household.
Instead of buying puppies, people should consider buying adult dogs. Puppies tend to have more added costs like vaccinations etc. If the dog is an adult dog they tend to be trained and most of them are already neutered and sprayed before they are even purchased.
People can also save up on medications by avoiding buying them from the vet as most of the medications that are given to the dogs are similar to that of the humans. Hence buying from a normal pharmacy would be less costly as compared to buying it directly from the vet until and unless you have nice relationship with your vet.
Moreover, in case the dog is already suffering through a problem that cannot be treated then the owners should consider the option of euthanasia rather than spending a lot of money on them even when you know that nothing can save them. It will not only save your money but it will also reduce the pain and suffering for the dog.
However, the main element that can help reduce all the added costs is to love your dog and care for him like your own child. The more you take care of him and show him affection the more healthy the dogs will be. Apply the elements mentioned above and you can easily afford a dog without stepping out of your budget.