5 Things that Make a Pet Owner’s Life Easier (and More Fun)


We love our dogs. Life just wouldn’t be the same without them (but it might be a little simpler and less smelly.)

So today, we’re spotlighting a few things that make a pet owner’s life a little easier…

Tagg - the pet tracker
Tagg- The Pet Tracker

The stylish, lightweight Tagg tracker secures to your pet’s existing collar and uses advanced GPS and wireless technology to track your pet. If your pet escapes and leaves the designated Tagg zone, the system alerts you via text and email so you can quickly find him using a map on your mobile device or computer.

You can also receive these alerts and track your pet on your iPhone or Android smartphone using the Tagg app.

Available online from Camping World.


YardPup Ultimate Poop Scoop SE-301
YardPup Ultimate Poop Scoop SE-301

When doody calls, you need to keep your puppy’s yard clean, tidy and sanitary.

The YardPup is designed to hold open standard grocery store or tall kitchen bags while the “Little Paw” helps you scoop or scrape the doggie doo into the bag. The Little Paw is specially designed to work on all surfaces (grass, mulch, rock beds, and patios) as a 4-in-1 rake, scraper, chipper and flipper in any climate, including ice and snow. Bag attachment is quick, clean and easy with the help of our patented bungie-in-track method of holding the bag on the frame. No more bending, stooping or touching the yuck with your hands. When a bag is full, just take it off, tie it up and toss it out! Re-load a new bag and go back for more. The perfect gift for every dog owner.

Available online at HomeDepot.com


Sureflap Microchip Cat Flap - Brown
Sureflap Microchip Cat Flap

The SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap uses your cat’s existing identification microchip as and electronic door key, allowing access to your pet and making unwanted visitors a thing of the past.

The Microchip Cat Flap is suitable for small and medium sized cats and can be installed in doors, windows or walls with the appropriate mounting accessories.

Available online at Sears.com (Sears Coupon Codes are here.)


101 Ways to Do More with Your Dog: Make Your Dog a Superdog with Sports, Games, Exercises, Tricks, Mental Challenges, Crafts, and Bonding
101 Ways to Do More with Your Dog: Make Your Dog a Superdog with Sports, Games, Exercises, Tricks, Mental Challenges, Crafts, and Bonding

Play, jump, drive, pull, help, or just soak up the limelight—101 Ways to Do More with Your Dog builds confidence and jump starts the bonding process between dog and owner. You will never have a bored, rainy day again!

See happy dogs and their owners participating in a wide range of activities together, and bringing joy to others, and you, too, will be inspired to find new things to do with your beloved dog.

You may have heard of agility, search & rescue, or thought, “My dog should be on TV!” With our busy schedules and demands on our time, we can’t always convert our dreams into reality.

With 101 Ways to Do More with Your Dog, you have 101 easy ways to get inspired to, well, do more with your dog.. For each activity, you ll learn the best type of dog for different activities, how to get started, and where to find governing organizations. Then, you go one step further: enjoy the visual, step-by-step instruction on how to teach your dog the basics. That way, you can try the sport out on your own at home, without the commitment of signing up for a class. And if you DO decide that this is an activity that you’d like to pursue, you can go into a class with confidence!

Activities for you and your dog include:
-Jump Rope -
Scent Work
-How to work with hearing-impaired dogs
-Becoming a therapy dog, an animal actor, a dog blood donor, and much more!

Available online from Amazon.com

And, finally, here’s an idea we absolutely love:


For those of us who really don’t want to leave the dogs at a kennel (and don’t want to trouble friends and family with dogsitting), there’s a new alternative.

Dog Vacay, is a new site designed to help you find a local home for your dog while you’re away by matching dogs with quality, trustworthy home-based dog boarding. The online community is free to use and matches dog owners in need of pet-care services with qualified animal caregivers, all at a cost of half the average kennel stay.

If you take your dog along on trips, you can also use the Dog Vacay service to find dogsitter or host homes in cities that you’re visiting.

Dog owners will experience the peace of mind that comes with pre-qualified hosts, daily photo updates, 24/7 support, vet care, and the Dog Vacay Concierge who can set up massages and other goodies as well as insurance coverage.

Learn more about DogVacay.com