11 Rainy Day Activity Ideas for Pet-Loving Kids

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Rainy Day Crafts Kids

Summer is a super FUN time of year for kids, but rainy days can have everyone stuck indoors and looking for something to do. We’ve put together a new list with lots of rainy day activity ideas for pet-loving kids. Some involve a little supervision, or some planning ahead, so take a look and pin this list for later so you’ll always be prepared to help your kids entertain themselves on the next rainy day!

Printable PAW Patrol Dance Game

PAW Patrol Pup Pup Boogie Dance Game: Nothing beats the rainy day blues like an indoor dance party! Use this free printable from PAW Patrol and get your tails wagging! Get the Free Printable Game Template and Instructions here.

 

DIY dog house

Kid’s DIY Cardboard Box Dog House: Every dog should have a super fun indoor dog house, and it’s easy to make one. Help your kids with this tutorial for parents on how to make an indoor dog house from cardboard boxes.

DIY Catnip Toy Kids Craft

Make DIY Catnip Toys for Cats:  Check out this simple and fun kid’s activity to make some sock fish catnip toys for your cat and all their neighborhood pals, too. It’s a great way to use some of those solo socks that are missing their partner!

How To Draw Dog for Kids

Draw a Portrait of your Dog or Cat: Search youtube for loads of helpful instructional videos on how to draw pets, like this one.  Also visit Crayola for a free printable How to Draw Dogs Coloring Page for Kids.

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Tips for Safe Camping with Pets

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camping with pets

There are a couple of weeks left til Labor Day, so be sure to make the most of the rest of summer vacation with some outdoor fun with your pets! Even if you don’t have time for a big trip, you can still find a campground nearby and enjoy a quick camping trip with the family and fur kids.

ASPCA has some really helpful safety tips for camping with pets:

1. Bring a pet first aid kit. It is always better to be prepared and often remote campsites will not have quick access to veterinary care.

2. Be sure to locate the closest animal emergency clinic and add its contact information to your phone.

3. Pet proof! Before you let your pet out on your campsite, thoroughly inspect the area to make sure other campers haven’t left anything behind.

4. Don’t let your pet roam. Because your pet is not familiar with the area, he could get lost, fall into a river, or become stuck. Other well-meaning campers may feed him something toxic or may have rat poison out in their campsite. He also may have a run in with some not-so-well meaning wildlife. (Your pet first aid kit will have everything you’ll need to make a de-skunking bath that really works).

5. Make sure that your pet has proper ID on her collar at all times and a reflective collar if she will be out on the campsite at night.

If you’re taking your pet along for some outdoor adventures, you’ll also want to read the expert tips from the folks at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center.

Most Popular Posts and Pins from Pinterest for Pet Lovers

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Are you on Pinterest? We are! You can check out our Pinterest boards and follow us if you like Pet DIY, Crafts, Recipes, Fun Finds for Pet Lovers and more cool stuff.

Every so often, I like to check out our analytic reports to see what photos and blog posts everyone is repinning and clicking on the most. That way, I know what kinds of stuff our readers want to see more of! In case you are curious, here is a list of our most popular recent Pins and Posts from our Pinterest Boards. Read them now, or pin them for later:

Popular Pet Photos, Recipes and Posts from Pinterest

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Daisy’s Big List Of Books To Read To Your Dog

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big list dog books

If you’re reading our blog, there’s a good chance that you also love reading books about dogs. But have you ever thought about reading TO your dog??? It may sound silly, but try it…you’ll like it! And your dog will love the extra attention you give them when they cuddle up in your lap so that you can tell them a story.

Daisy loves it so much that she’s helped me put together a nice big list of books that are PERFECT for reading to your dog. If you’ve got human kiddos, these books are also great for encouraging their love of reading, so be sure to give them a chance to read to the dog, too.

books read to dog

Click the titles below to get them from Amazon in traditional printed book or Kindle edition, or borrow them from your local library if you prefer!

Good Books to Read to Your Dog:

A Ball for Daisy book

Check out these Great Books for Dog Lovers next!

Weekend Buzz Report: Coffee and Tea Gifts for Dog and Cat Lovers

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dog cat coffee gifts

One of my favorite things about weekend mornings is relaxing with a nice hot cup of coffee and catching up on my web browsing. All week long, I bookmark and save pages that I want to check out when I have time. This week, I found some really fun, random cool stuff for pet lovers who are also coffee and/or tea lovers!

Coffee and Tea Accessories and Gifts for Pet Lovers

If that’s you or someone you know, be sure to head on over to Zulily and check out the Buzz Report sale event for loads of super CUTE coffee and tea gift items and accessories. In addition to dog and cat themed items, you’ll also find frogs, pigs, chickens and other adorable critters. Here’s just a few of my favorite items from this sale:

cat tea canisters

Cat Tea Canisters

cat mugs

Cruiser Cat Mug with Lid

bulldog mugs

8 oz. Bull Dog Mugs

cat tongs and mug

Cat Mug with Leaf Lid and Cat Paw Tongs

parisian dog coffee pot

Parisian Dog Coffee Carafe

animal tug war mug set

Cat and Pig Tug of War Mug Set

Want to see even more? Head on over HERE to Zulily.com and check out the entire special event! As with all Zulily sales, this one is on for 3 days only. Not already a Zulily member? It’s free to join HERE!