In this blog post, I’m going to give you some tips on how you can spoil your dog on a budget. In other words, spoil them without breaking the bank. We want the very best for our furbabies, but sometimes it can be costly and not all of us can afford to spoil our dogs even though we really really want to.

Spoil your Dog on a Budget

DIY Dog Toys

You’ve seen me do this on the PawLife Facebook Page. It’s super easy to do. Dog toys can be super expensive when buying the dog store.
An alternative is:

  • Buy some squeakers from eBay for a few dollars and sew them into kids plush toys. I do this all the time. I ensure that the toy won’t be harmful, doesn’t have any bits or bobs that can fall off.
  • When you’re at the supermarket, head to the pet aisle and sometimes they have discontinued pet toys.
  • Buy your dog toys online from discounted dog websites like PetCircle or BudgetPetProducts you can save up to 50% off well-known brand names like Kong.

Eat Like Royalty

I have Harley on a special diet that was recommended by Harley’s vet so each meal she gets the protein, vitamins and minerals she needs and to ensure she gets a full balanced diet. But, sometimes it’s nice to spoil her with a home-cooked meal.

The easiest and cheapest way to do that is to feed her what I am having for dinner. Some chicken, broccoli, peas and carrots will make a delicious meal for Harley, I just leave out the onion, salt and sauce that I have. Easy.

Day Trip

Jump in the car and head to the beach and pack a lunch and some water. You can spend a good hour or two early in the morning or in the afternoon when the weather is nice and cool. You don’t need to spend any money and your dog will have a fabulous time. I wouldn’t recommend going in the middle of the day as it is just too hot for them. Make sure you take your doggy bag of essential items so you are prepared.


Going to the pet store to buy treats can be very expensive, instead grab a recipe that I’ve made and enjoy making some dog treats of your own, plus they will be a great healthy option too. You will most likely have all the ingredients already in your pantry.

Here are a few simple recipes to try:

I hope you’ve enjoyed the blog post and if you have any more money saving tips, please leave a comment below.

Gina & Harley


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