Three Steps to Making the Perfect Pet Pamper Basket - Family Love In My City

Three Steps to Making the Perfect Pet Pamper Basket

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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I once wrote about my daughter being the Chair of the Pet Committee, always championing about how we needed a puppy, or any pet, in our lives. As a toddler, she would only buy stuffed animals that stood on all fours and would walk them around the house. Eventually we would settle for a hamster, but it was hard to commit to a puppy. But that all changed a few years ago…

It was a rainy Sunday, a three-day weekend and I came home from the grocery store to find a Chihuahua hanging around our front yard. As I unloaded grocery bags, he stayed around. He was so cute.

No collar, no barking, big eyes. I thought he must be someone's dog, so I thought we should hold him in the backyard until the weather got better. Maybe he got out in the storm and someone would be posting about him in our neighborhood website.

Not having any dog food in the house, we gave him some water and cooked chicken. The following days we searched the neighborhood website, lost pet sites and even drove around our side of town to look for signs of a lost Chihuahua. Next step was to see if he had a chip.

Nothing. No chip. We had no idea where he came from!

But since we were at the vet, we decided to get him make him ours. He has been such a special addition to our family, it is like he was just meant to be! I mean, look at that smile!
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We named him Papi, and the kids swear that he understands Spanish, because Chihuahuas are from Mexico. I don’t argue! Whatever keeps them speaking the language outside of their dual language classes, I am all for!

Because we don't know his actual birthday every year or so, we spoil Papi with a pamper basket. But anything that I purchase for our pet, or for others has to fit one of the three: Functional, Family & Fun! Here’s how easy it is to make a pet pamper basket:

  1. Make it functional. Whether it's a comfy bed, or a bin to keep all your pets things, the owner will appreciate it. Throwing in a bag of dog food from the Dog Chow family is always a bonus! Purina Dog Chow has new packaging, so look out for the new colors! 
  2. Match the family. We are a pretty neutral family, so I love pet products that fit in our style. We choose a grey blanket so he can be nice and cozy this fall! 
  3. Make it fun! Papi is a part of our family, so keeping him engaged and healthy is important to us. Choose items that we can play with together, like this football chew toy!
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We love the Purina Dog Chow family because it’s grows with our Papi, even though we didn’t have him as a puppy. We trust them because they have been around for 90 years, are crafted in US plants and have a Natural product, too! Dog Chow has new bright packaging, so be sure to find it in the Pet Aisle at Target when you make your own pet pamper basket!
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You can enter the sweepstakes below to win Purina Dog Chow products from our friends at Purina at Target for an entire year!

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