March is already almost over!  How crazy is that?  I can't let the month end without telling you all what we received in our March Pet Treater box!  FYI, this month I think I received an incomplete box.  I started getting suspicious when I noticed that I didn't receive the normal inserts that tell you what the theme of the box is.  I did some quick googling and came across this review and found that not only did I not receive the box inserts, but it looks like my box is missing a few items as well. ...continue reading "March 2017 Pet Treater Review & Coupon Codes"

Eventually I need to get around to filing my 2016 taxes.  I work from home as an independent contractor and also make a bit of side money through various outlets so, as you can probably imagine, my taxes are always a bit of a nightmare.  But what do taxes have to do with pets?  Although most pet owners will probably tell you that they consider their pets to be a part of the family, and I personally don't even want to think about how much a year I spend on mine, the IRS seems to take the stance that dependents have to be human.  Since they can't be claimed as dependents you might be asking, is there anyway pet owners can claim pet expenses on taxes?
...continue reading "Can You Claim Pets On Taxes?"

As much as Fen and I love the winter, I'm always excited for the first day of spring.  At our house we always have a celebration to welcome spring.  This year, because the vernal equinox happened to fall on a Monday, we decided to postpone our party.  One thing I didn't postpone, though, is spring cleaning! ...continue reading "Happy Spring!"

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hopefully everyone is having an awesome day/gearing up for a fun weekend.  We're not really doing much to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  I have a few hours of work left to catch up on before my weekend can officially start, but I'm taking a break to post about the new treat recipe we came up with.  I told you all on Wednesday that I'd share it today, so here it is! ...continue reading "Broccoli Bites: Dog Treat Recipe"

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I'm using the term "leprechaun" to mean dogs dressed up in St. Patrick's Day bandanas.  Actually, if you want to get technical, Kit is wearing a St. Patrick's Day bandana and Fen is wearing a Christmas bandana.  Dog sized St. Patrick's Day attire was in short supply here, so a green Christmas bandana will have to do.  Luckily Fen can't read, so he doesn't mind the slight. ...continue reading "Leprechaun Invasion"

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Do you love your pup, want to spoil him/her, but don't need a huge box of treats/toys every month?  We love pet subscription boxes here in the paw pack house, but now that we've filled 4 good sized toy boxes to overflowing, I totally get wanting to err on the side of moderation when it comes to new dog toys.  That's where the Mini Monthly Mystery Box for Dogs comes in!  ...continue reading "The Mini Monthly Dog Box of Awesome"

Millions of homeless pets are euthanized in animal shelters each year. One sure way to make sure that your beloved pets do not contribute to this tragic number is to get them spayed or neutered. However, depending on where you live and what type of pet you have the surgery to have your pet fixed can be quite expensive.  Luckily, there are a number of different programs that offer lower cost spaying or neutering services. ...continue reading "Low Cost Spay and Neuter Programs"

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Tomorrow is my birthday.  I worked last weekend so that I could have an extra long weekend this week.  Who wants to work on their birthday?  But my birthday is Thursday, and I didn't really want to take Thursday off then work Friday - so a 4 day weekend it is! ...continue reading "Not So Photogenic"

Last week we got to kick off the month of March with the latest Pooch Perks box!  The theme for March was "Welcome to the Circus", and an insert included inside the box gave tips for helping your dog become more active as the weather starts to get nicer.

Although, I have to say the weather where we live has been a bit bipolar.  We'll have one day of warm, sunny, 70*f weather and then a few days later the temperature will drop below freezing with snow flurries.  Of course we take advantage of the nice weather when we have it but when we don't, it's nice to have ways to entertain the dogs indoors.  If your dog likes toys and treats pet subscription boxes can be a fun way to help keep them entertained when the weather keeps you trapped in the house. ...continue reading "March 2017 Pooch Perks Review & Coupon Codes"