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DIY Pet Toys

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Unleash your inner artist and give Fido a treat with homemade pet toys! Get creative and whip up some DIY fun that’ll keep tails waggin’. From tug toys to interactive activities, the possibilities are endless. Not only will you save yourself some money, but there’s nothing like seeing your pup light up when they play with something specially crafted just for them. So get crafty. Let’s start making that of kind doggy toy masterpiece together!

DIY Dog Toys

Get ready to treat your pet family with DIY toy fun! We’ve got tips and tricks for creating custom toys that will keep both cats and dogs entertained, all while saving you some cash. So let’s get crafting. It’ll be a sure hit with furry friends alike!

DIY pet toys are a fantastic way to provide hours of entertainment for your pooch! Whether you craft up something like an edible puzzle treats ball or opt for the ever-classic DIY tug toy, these ideas can keep Fido stimulated and engaged while also teaching them valuable skills. Plus – they’re reward motivated with plenty of tasty treats thrown in – what pup would resist that? Get creative and have fun building new dog toys at home.

Water Bottle Toy

Got a dog with an itch  to chew? Put those old socks, towels and cloth pieces into good use and make them homemade chew toys.



  1. Remove the cap of the water bottle 
  2. Put the water bottle inside the long sock 
  3. Tie it at the end of the sock to secure the bottle. 
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Just keep in mind all the tiny little hazards that could be lurking around: never use any materials small enough for your pup to swallow. After all, you wouldn’t want Fido’s snack time turning into choke-o’clock!

Muffin Pan Toy

Muffin Pan is a great game for dogs that will keep them entertained and rewarded. With just 6 muffin baking pans, some treats, and tennis balls you can create this fun game in no time. 



  1. Put Treats in each slot of the muffin pan.
  2. Put the Tennis Balls on top of the treats. 
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This activity encourages problem-solving skills, as the dog must figure out how to get to their rewards by pushing the tennis ball aside. Not only does Muffin Pan provide your pup with endless entertainment but it’s also an excellent way to bond with them while they work hard at getting those tasty treats! So why wait? Get started on creating your own Muffin Pan toy today!

Tennis Ball Toy

Making a tennis ball toy for your pet is an easy and fun project that can provide hours of entertainment. With just a few simple materials, you can create this rewarding treat-dispensing game in no time. 



  1. Cut a one-and-a-half-inch slot in a tennis ball 
  2. Fill it with treats
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Not only will this be SUPER easy to keep your pet happy and engaged, but it’s also the perfect way to show them how much you care about their well-being. So grab some treats and get started on crafting this amazing DIY tennis ball toy today!

T-Shirt Rope Toy

Got a pet that needs entertaining? Tug toys are the perfect way to keep ’em busy – plus they’re easy and inexpensive to make! Three strips of cloth or rope are all you need for making your tug toy at home. Or why not get creative with an old sock, t-shirt, or another piece of clothing instead?



  1. Cut a bunch of strips out of the old t-shirt 2 by 24 inches long. 
  2. Tie the strips together at one end.
  3. Separate them into 3 bunches and braid them
  4. Tie the other end. 
  5. Make sure the knots are secure so they do not become unraveled. 
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Choking is no joke when it comes to your pup. Be sure that any toys, bones, or chew sticks are larger than the size of a bite – and not just for chomping fun! Even common household items can put Fido at risk if they’re small enough to swallow: coins, buttons, pins…you name it. Keeping an eye out helps keep our furry friends safe ‘n sound!

Interactive Pet Toy

This is a fun toy for dogs to play with and get some of their favorite treats.

If you want to make sure your pet is entertained and actively engaged, why not try creating a custom-made interactive toy? You can start relatively simple by making an at-home treat dispenser that’ll keep them guessing where their next snack will be coming from



  1. Take an empty paper towel roll
  2. Fill it with some of your pet’s favorite treats. 
  3. Make sure to seal the end of the roll so the treats don’t fall out. 
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For more of a challenge (and way more fun!), build an obstacle course they have to weave around to claim the prized goody!

These are just a few ideas for do-it-yourself pet toys. With a bit of creativity, you can make all sorts of toys for your pets that will keep them entertained and save you money. Just be sure to use safe materials that won’t harm your pet if ingested.

DIY Cat Toys

Got a furry feline friend? If you’re looking for something unique and special to express your love, why not keep cats entertained with some DIY toys that they can’t resist! From chasing feathers and ribbons like an agile hunter to batting around colorful balls of yarn – felines are sure to be captivated by the fun sensory experiences. Unleash their inner tiger today with these homemade playtime ideas!

Making your own wine cork kitty toys is a great way to give your cat something fun and interesting to play with. It is also a good way to reuse! With just a few simple materials, you can make these adorable toys for your furry friend in no time at all.

Wine Cork Kitty Toys



  1. You will need to make the corks soft by boiling them, 
  2. Make a hole at the end of each cork.
  3. Grab your feathers, pipe cleaners, ribbons, or anything that will catch your cat’s attention. 
  4. Dip the ends into epoxy
  5. Insert them into the hole in the cork. 
  6. Make sure to let the corks dry fully before playing with the new toy.
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Not only are they easy to make, but they’re also affordable and eco-friendly too! So why not get creative and have some fun making unique DIY cat toys? Your feline pal will thank you for it!

Cat Puzzle

Cat puzzles are a great way to keep your cat entertained and engaged. Not only do they provide physical stimulation, but they also help cats stay mentally active as well. With just a few simple materials from the dollar store or around your home, you can create an engaging puzzle for your feline friend that will give them hours of fun! 



  1. Get a clear plastic storage container with a lid.
  2. Cut a few holes in the lid, and make the holes big enough for your cat to reach its leg through.
  3. Put cat toys inside and watch the cat try to get them out. 
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Plus, it’s easy to customize the size and difficulty level so even kittens and senior cats can enjoy these brain-teasing activities. So why not treat your furry pal with their homemade cat puzzle today?

Wand Toy

Creating a wand toy is an easy and fun project. With just a few simple materials and instructions, you can quickly create your magic wand that will bring joy to your cat’s playtime. It is also easily customizable for your pet. 



  1. Get your dowel ready
  2. Drill a hole through it about ½ inch from the end (if you don’t have a drill you can cut a notch)
  3. Put the elastic string through the hole or around the dowel so it rests in the noches
  4. Tie it to the dowel
  5. On the other end tie feathers, ribbons, or pipe cleaners.
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A Cardboard Box

This is the simplest one there is but will keep your cat entertained for days.



  1. Get a cardboard box
  2. That’s it! If you want you could add extra toys into the box to make it extra special. 
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Providing your cat with a cardboard box is an easy and affordable way to keep them entertained. Not only will it provide hours of fun, but you can also add extra toys or treats into the box for added excitement. Plus, this activity doesn’t take much time or effort on your part so there’s no excuse not to give it a try! Cats love exploring new things and having a special place where they can play during times of boredom makes all the difference. So why not grab some cardboard boxes today and let your feline friend explore?



Unleash your creativity and get crafty with homemade pet toys! In place of expensive store-bought varieties, you can easily make everything from tug toys to chewies. Interactive puzzle games are a great way to give your fur buddy something new and stimulating – plus it’s fun for the whole family! And don’t forget about treat dispensers; just fill ’em up with their favorite snacks or kibble for an exciting challenge that will keep them busy for hours. So why not put on some crafting gloves and let the DIY adventure begin?!

Creative Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Your Furry Friend

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Valentine’s Day is a special day for celebrating love, and what better way to show your furry friend some extra love than by giving them a fun-filled day of celebrations? You cant just buy them a box of chocolates like with your friends and family so you may need to get more creative. Whether you go all out with decorations and presents, or simply spend some quality time together, your furry friend is sure to appreciate the gesture. Here are some creative ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your furry friend.


Have a picnic in the park. Pack lunch and some of your dog’s favorite treats and spend an afternoon lounging in the sun together.

Pack up a fabulous picnic and your pup’s favorite snacks, and head out to the park for some canine-themed fun in the sun! Have lunch together with your pup while reading a good book or take a leisurely stroll around the park, enjoying fresh air and quality time together. Don’t forget treats like special doggie bones, ice cubes, or freeze-dried liver. They make perfect rewards for when you play fetch or teach your pup some new tricks. Whether it’s a special bonding moment or just an enjoyable day outside, a picnic in the park with your favorite four-legged friend will surely create lasting memories!


Go on a hike – explore nature with your best friend by your side. Make sure to bring plenty of water and snacks for both of you!

Embarking on an outdoor adventure with a good friend is an excellent way to spend quality time together and explore the wonders of nature. Hiking presents a fun challenge, as you seek out new trails, climb challenging hills, and traverse winding paths surrounded by the beauty of nature’s creations. Be sure to make the hike enjoyable for both of you by packing plenty of water and snacks so that neither one of you can become too thirsty or hungry while on the trail. Come prepared with comfortable shoes and clothing so that both you and your friend can fully enjoy the journey without feeling worn down. It’s always more rewarding when exploring nature with a best friend by your side!


Go for a swim – if it’s warm enough outside, take a dip in the pool or lake with your pup. They’ll love cooling off on a hot day!

Swimming is not only enjoyable but also a great activity to do with your pup. A day out in the pool or lake can bring joy to both of you. It’s a great way to bond with your furry bestie and have fun while you enjoy the warm weather during the summer days. Be sure to observe safety guidelines and bring along the necessary gear such as life jackets for your pet. After all, there’s nothing quite like enjoying a refreshing swim together!


Make homemade treats. Bake some delicious biscuits or make some frozen yogurt bites using dog-safe ingredients. Your furry friend will be sure to appreciate the extra effort!

If you’re looking to make your pup’s day, homemade treats are a great way to do it! Baking some delicious biscuits with dog-safe ingredients is sure to put a smile on your furry friend’s face. You can find recipes online and adjust them to suit your pup’s preferences. Or, why not take it one step further and make some frozen yogurt bites? Making frozen yogurt bites could be a fun activity you and your furry friend can do together in the kitchen. Whatever you decide, you can be certain that they’ll appreciate the extra effort!


Give them a spa day. Give your pup a relaxing bath complete with massages, nail trimming, and brushing. They’ll feel like royalty afterwards!

Treating your pup to a spa day is a great way to show them how much you care. Imagine the look of joy on their face when they are submerged underwater, gently massaged with warm bubbles and fragrant soap. After the bath comes more pampering, from nail trimming and brushing to checking their ears for any mites. Is there anything better than seeing your furry friend so happy and relaxed afterwards? Giving your pup a spa day is sure to make them feel like royalty! With just a few extra steps, you’ll be surprised at just how relieved and at ease they can be after some special attention.



After all that pampering, your pup will be ready to take a nap! Spending quality time with your dog can be incredibly rewarding. You get to enjoy the outdoors together, create some delicious treats for them, and show them how much they’re loved. So plan a day off with Fido and see just how happy it makes them! And who knows – maybe you’ll both feel a little refreshed in the process. There’s nothing wrong with taking some “you time” and giving yourself the same kind of love you give your pup every day. Happy Valentine’s Day!

How to Prepare Your ESA for Outings

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If your pup or kitty has become an integral part of the family, you know it’s not always easy finding pet-friendly places to take them. Thankfully there is a growing trend toward businesses that are more accommodating when it comes to emotional support animals (ESAs). So if having your furry friend with you at all times sounds like a dream come true, read on for some helpful tips and tricks so both of you can have unforgettable experiences!

If you have an ESA, taking them out on fun adventures is something we’re sure they‘d love! To make the most of your time together outside, here are a few tips to help Fido or Fluffy get ready for their excursions:

1. Find the best spot to relax. Choosing the perfect spot for you and your furry friend doesn’t have to be a hassle! Take time to research pet-friendly places in advance – that way, when it’s time to hit the town with your pup, there won’t be any surprises. Try not to give peak hours too much attention; instead, shoot for those off-peak times when businesses don’t get so crowded. If you still feel uncertain about anything before heading out just give them a ring up – better safe than sorry!

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2. Keep calm and carry on. Keep Fido in check! Whether you’re at the park, out on a walk, or just visiting someone’s home – always be sure to keep your pet calm and leashed. Keeping them under control is essential as not everyone can appreciate our furry friends as we do; some people may have allergies or even feel threatened by animals. So make sure to monitor behavior, using positive reinforcement when necessary – no one wants any unpleasant surprises during their visit with man’s best friend!

When taking your furry friend out and about, show some courtesy to others–not everyone loves pets as much as you do. Make sure that while in pet-friendly establishments, your beloved pooch isn’t getting too rambunctious around other customers or staff. Keeping a civil atmosphere can make the experience enjoyable for all!

3. Be ready to scoop up accidents! As responsible pet owners, we must make sure that we leave no trace of Fido’s presence when out and about. This means always carrying a bunch of poop bags with you wherever your pup goes – after all, they can’t do the clean-up themselves! Additionally, if messes are made in our homes or yards due to hair shedding or dirt track be sure to have a thorough cleaning regime so neither we nor other pets need to suffer any smelly surprises later on.

4. Be ready for an interview. You don’t want to be caught off-guard when it comes time for the questions, so having a good handle on relevant information about your pet is key. It’s also important to make sure you have all necessary paperwork and identification ready—your furry friend may not quite understand why they need their ID card yet but better safe than sorry!

5. Keep your pup well prepared! Get your pup ready for the big adventure! Don’t forget to pack all their must-haves including water and a bowl, yummy treats, pet-safe wipes (just in case), and waste baggies that are pawesomely handy when taking potty breaks on outdoor escapades. Add something extra fun like a puzzle toy or some other distraction item to keep them entertained if you’re away for more than just a quick jaunt – plus don’t leave home without comfy bedding so they can rest easy after an exciting day of exploring wherever you’ve gone together.

6. Always be protected! Make sure your furry friend is protected – have them sporting a snazzy collar and ID tag (yes, cats need tags too). Microchipping should also be on the list of safety measures; it’s painless for pets and incredibly empowering to pet parents if their beloved companion ever goes missing. So let’s all cross our fingers that Fluffy or Fido never gets lost – but just in case, you’ll want those registry details up-to-date!

7. Check the weather. Before heading out the door, make sure to stop and check what Mother Nature has in store for your day! Depending on which way she’s blowing her winds of change, you may need a large umbrella if there’s even an inkling of raindrops or pet sunscreen if it looks like temperatures are rising.

8. Don’t forget your training! Training your pup is essential if you want him to be a well-mannered doggo in public! Every dog owner knows that it’s hard for their pooch not to misbehave, but luckily there are plenty of helpful resources out there. To help get started on the path towards proper training sessions have them practice skills like Heeling; this takes Loose Leash Walking up another level as they take control and learn how to act around new situations – including greeting other dogs outside the home!


Going out and about with your pet is always a great time, but it’s important to remember that there are some steps you need to take to make sure things go smoothly. Follow these helpful hacks so both you and Fido can have an enjoyable experience- plus maybe even pick up a few new friends!