The PetHub team might be small, but it's jam packed with people who are passionate about pets. We love pampering our own dogs, cats, and birds and we also love enhancing the lives of other pets in our respective circles. Did one of our team members host a dog birthday party for her dog last weekend? Yes, yes she did.
It should come as no surprise, then, that we have collected our own list of favorite things we like to have to spoil our own pets, our foster pets, pets waiting for their forever homes at local shelters, and the pets we love and care about in our network of friends and family. Take a look at our curated list for recommendations on how you can spoil your own pet, today!
Sharon's Pick: I found out about this company two years ago, and my pup, Goji, and the rest of the PetHub staff pups simply LUV these chews. Pawstruck sent us a ginormous box of treats and chews to try, and honestly, it's hard to pick the best one. Goji (my German Shepard that is a chew monster) is OBSESSED with the huge (like, seriously huge) yak dog chew. The nummy cheesy goodness gives him hours of chewing delight.
Our CEO Lorien's pup, a Boston Terror named Hedy, is particular to the beef collagen sticks. She can decimate a bully stick in no time, but these large sticks last for days and keep her occupied and happy while Mommy is busy with PetHub biz. In fact, I'm pretty sure each of the PetHub puppers found their own favorite from that stash, and has been a fan ever since. Pawstruck chews and treats are handpicked pawesomeness. Each curated collection are wholesome, all natural and ethically procured. Not sure what to try? Get one of their value packs and get your own ginormous box of chewing goodness.
Bryn's Pick: For many of us, streaming the TV for our pets whenever we leave the house has been common practice before the invention of DogTV. I would always turn on the TV before leaving the house, normally dialing into a nature documentary for a distraction. One day, after learning about DogTV, I turned it on after starting a free trial.
I joked with my roommates that it was a marketing ploy and they laughingly agreed. Then we stopped laughing. My dog was transfixed in front of the television. She was mesmerized, and I quickly realized programming designed for pets is no laughing matter. I've been an avid user since, and I recommend it to any pet parent who will listen!
Did you know, PetHub premium members get two free months of DogTV? Learn more about DogTV and this exclusive offer here.
Renee's Pick: I didn't really realize the importance of meeting a cat's need to hunt, stalk, pounce, and play with its food until I started to foster kittens. Once I brought home a tiny cat carrier filled with tiny mews, lots of whiskers, and very sharp little nails, all mental pictures of serene moments filled with calm mealtimes went out the window.
I watched the one-pound collection of kittens as they explored their surroundings and learned how to play with each other. They were learning skills, even if it just looked like one black cat hopping on another in some rough-and-tumble play. As they developed, their need for stalking and interacting with their food was something that was evident more and more. After researching for tools to help address this need, I learned of Hunting Feeder Kits from Doc & Phoebe. They are amazing tools at an affordable price.
Tom's Pick: A lot of PetHub team members have young and very active dogs. When I say "active," I mean, they need regular exercise and brain enrichment type activities to ensure they are happy and are not engaging in destructive behavior out of boredom.
While a simple game of fetch can do in a pinch, the Chuckit! tool has been important for our team who want to throw a ball far enough away with little exertion on their part, especially if it's warm out. This toy, along with other types of enrichment and exercise has been incredibly helpful for the owners of energetic pups.
Lorien's Pick: I watched a demo of the Diggs Revol crate a few years ago at Superzoo and was so impressed by how beautiful, super slick and cool this crate was. But frankly, I was hesitant to spend that much money on a crate. Fast forward to when we brought Hedy home I decide to splurge and treat our new puppy to a Revol crate.
OMG, it is SO worth the money!! Not only is is crazy easy to setup and move around it is super solid and she loves it. In her first weeks, the crate could be adapted to better suit her wee size and then grow with her. Our life is sorta nutty with a puppy and a toddler, and this crate's flexibility simply makes life easier. We use it for travel, too -- and once I strap it into the back of our SUV, I am confident it will keep her safe. If you are needing a new dog crate -- invest in a Diggs crate. You won't be sorry.
NOTE - make sure your pet is wearing an activated PetHub ID tag when engaging in backyard play or play at local dog parks, or anywhere else for that matter. We want to make sure your pet is happy, safe and with you as they engage in enrichment activities and play!
How do you spoil your pet? Let us know on Facebook or Instagram! We always loving seeing photos of your pet any chance we can get! Bonus points if we can see them wearing their PetHub tag! No matter what, we hope you spoil your pet today and every day!