Over the past few years I’ve seen so many different tools, tricks, treats and toys! I’ve been slowly making a list of my favorite items for Fido and for anybody that LOVES Fido. Some of the gifts on this list are more geared towards Fur-Parents, but nonetheless these products have been game changers in our typical routine. I hope they help inspire you as well!
I swear there is no grosser feeling than sticking your fingers inside a wet kong to try and scrape the wet peanut butter off those edges where your dog’s tongue couldn't quite reach… and that’s coming from someone who picks up your pets’ poop for a living!
The KONG Cleaning brush is no joke and has been my saving grace for the last year! I swear there isn’t any treat or spread that a good soak & KONG Cleaning brush can’t fix.
I heard of this product during a meet and greet and was instantly intrigued. The MyWoof Pupsicle takes frozen treats to a new level. Their product unscrews for easy cleaning, is durable, uses a different type of rubber that better repels the growth of new bacterias or pathogens and also can come with freezable trays to create an infinite array of frozen goodies for your fur babies that are perfectly sized to the pupsicle mold. Genius!
Loose leash training and training in general can be tricky, but purchasing silicone shampoo bottles to fill with wet food, peanut butter, or other high value treats has been a game changer. It allows me to be more accurate on time when working with my pups (you know- the fumbling to get treats out of the pouch game? eek!). It also saves my hands during cold weather… hello mittens! (Shout out Carly Brown @TheCanineLearner) for the tips!
This product was brought over to our home for overnights when @ThatDoodleJack would spend the night. His pawrents bought the Kurgo kibble carrier and I was immediately OBSESSED. It’s compact, lightweight, so easy to travel with, secure, and even has a secret pocket for all of Jacko’s vitamins and treats. Not to mention it has a spot on the inside to write your pet’s information on. SO AMAZING and honestly one of my favorite ways that I’ve had owners pack up food for overnight stays.
I’m by no means a groomer, and have very little knowledge of different brushes and their uses, but I do have a few different type of brushes and, let me tell you, when it comes to burrs trapped in a golden retrievers tail or matted between the paws of a very energetic golden doodle, this single row rake is so great at untangling deeply matted burr messes.
Burr messes? What about fur messes? Okay, here me out...the furminator deshedding rake has ALSO been so one of my most frequently used tools. This brush does a great job of raking out old and dead fur and reduces shedding in our home tremendously!
I’m always struggling to find a variety of “heavy duty” chew toys for my furry friends that shred all stuffed toys. When I found KONG box I filled out a profile to best match the type of toys I was seeking for the type of pet that I had. Kong Box sends me a monthly subscription box of two toys, three treats, a recipe, a training tip or activity and a free gift all for $30. I swear the cost of two KONG toys alone is about $30 so this box felt like a steal and keeps me saving time having to find and purchase new toys each month.
Get yours today at: KONG BOX
Olly Dog Threads
For all of my high-energy and wiggle-worm pups, my bandanas weren’t staying until I found @OllyDogThreads snap bandanas! The snap makes the bandana so secure, and easy to take on and off without having to wiggle each collar through the holes of a “collar bandana.” Olly Dog Threads combines fashionable and eclectic patterns for unique bandanas every season. Their products are constantly changing and they’ve recently been expanding to creating the cutest leashes and collars too!
Check out their instagram @OllyDogThreads and use code PETSITTINGMKE10 for 10% off your orders!
You can also check out their store at www.etsy.com/ollydogthreads
I’ve heard really mixed reviews about bison horns (and other antlers) from various pet owners and veterinarians. I bought some bison horns on a whim to allow my pups a new “durable” chew toy to help clean their teeth and add to the “heavy duty” toy collection. Immediately the bison horns were a HIT!
Calling all guinea pig, rabbit, and small animal caretakers; I’m about to show you the best hack ever! One of my clients started using bathmats in their guinea pig enclosure to save time when spot cleaning. Place the bathmat in your pets enclosure and cover with hay. While your furry friends are eatin’-and-excreetin’ the bathmat catches all of the waste and can be easily shaken outside in the lawn or in a large garbage bag. Minimize your daily spot cleaning duties and maximize your time spent with your furry friend!
We used FurGift Boop Kits to make the cutest valentine’s this year. The packs arrive so quickly when they’re shipped, are mess free, and super easy. Capture a print of your furry friends boop or paw that you can save forever. Frame it as a piece of art or make a card for a friend!
I had made an Instagram reel joking about the countless times a day that I have to adjust my dogs’ leash when they step over it with their paw. The front clip harnesses are great for avoiding pulling, but the downfall is definitely the need to readjust your pup’s paws every few feet...that’s when Tiny Horse Mercantile commented on my post and said that they had the same issue and were so irritated by it, that they decided to create gear of their own to mitigate this problem!
Okay the cutest little ice cream cups, ever! Seriously I have yet to find a pup that doesn’t love these little Ben & Jerry’s ice cream treats. I love that they come in four packs, are portioned well, and Ben & Jerry’s is a company that I love supporting for their philanthropy and taste, of course.
“Fido needs a new pair of shoes!” I’ve seen so many different types of doggie booties for cold weather over the years and the Mutt-Lucks Dog Booties have granted me the most success in terms of security. I know that booties aren’t necessarily the best fit for every pup, but for those that are comfortable wearing boots in the winter, I adore the Mutt-Lucks Dog Booties. Easy to get on and off, but stay snug when trekking through the snow and salt!
Treats or no treats- I don’t know what it is about this thing but all of my overnight guests have been obsessed with the SNOOP! The snoop can be filled with your pet’s kibble, treats or other items for extended playtime and mental enrichment. It’s also silicone so you don’t have to worry about your pets slamming this toy on the floor if you live in an apartment or have nice flooring to worry about.
I actually bought one of these for our Team Supervisor when she first adopted her cat, Memphis (shout out @MemphisTheMans on Instagram), and immediately it was his favorite place to hangout. Nothing like bathing in the sun right? We’ve had numerous friends and even clients ask “Where did you get that? I need one!”