Sharing Treats With Shelter Pups

Like many couples before we had kids, our babies were our pups – Bear and Bella. Back in the day we were known to dress them in shinny new collars and the occasion sweater in winter. I even had a pink tote that I carted Bear around when we were out and about. And yes, I will admit they even had their own Halloween costumes – a bubble bee and a shark.

Now seven and six years old respectively, they’ve adjusted to life with kids in the house. (I think Bear is happier that I don’t have the time to play dress up with her any more.) K loves her doggies, and they love her too (when she was a baby they used to sleep in her room by her crib at night). Even if they don’t sport the fanciest new collars, there is no shortage of treats bestowed upon them. In fact, part of the morning routine is K and daddy giving the girls a morning treat. Since our girls are only 6-7 lbs each, it is important that we get small treats for them. Especially for Bear who tends to be our picky eater. Yes, dogs can be picky eaters.

Aren’t they the cutest?!?!

Bella and Bear

Two brands of treats that we regularly buy are Milk Bones and Pup-peroni, so when I was asked to check out the newest products by these brands and create a gift of goodies to share I was happy too do so. The third brand I was to include was Milo’s Kitchen, a brand I was not previously familiar with but was happy to learn more about.

I quickly found the treats I was in search of at Walmart among and impressive aisle filled with goodies for your pooch! (It’s crazy how many options there are.) Of course, I was happy that I found coupons for all three products before I left the house too. You can see more pictures of my shopping trip in my Google+ slideshow.

I decided that my gift of treats needed some more fun, so I picked up a couple of toys too. Since my girls are tiny and the treats are meant for small dogs, I decided to go with small dog toys. I hope the dogs at the shelter like the toys more than my dogs, who have never been into playing with toys.

Of course, I couldn’t go shopping for treats without picking up an extra bag to let my dogs taste test. As you can see, the Milk Bone Trail Mix was a hit with my Yorkies who begged for more. (Even picky Bear.)

Did you know that most animal shelters are constantly in need of old towels? They aren’t picky about what they look like, and even a few small holes. They just need to function to dry off clean dogs. A few months ago, my daughter and I donated our old towels (and a couple dog beds that we no longer) to the local shelter. When I got home, I realized I left one that I meant to donate behind. So I was happy to include the towel with my treats to donate to the local shelter.

I am picturing a tail-wagging greeting when we arrive at the shelter with our goodies.

Milk Bone Pup-Peroni Milo's Kitchen Dog Treats

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