Aug 6 2019

DIY: T-Shirt Rope Toys

Summer is sizzling and that means more indoor time for our furry friends. As we kick off our summer DIY series, we’re teaching you how to repurpose your old t-shirts into rope toys perfect for any pup on a hot or rainy day!

All you’ll need is two old t-shirts and a pair of scissors. If you have a few more old t-shirts that need a new purpose, use them to make a super colorful rope toy!


Cut slits about an inch wide at the base of each t-shirt. Tear along each slit with two hands to the top of the t-shirt, then cut to make a strip.

Gather the strips and tie off one end, leaving about 2″ as fringe.

Divide the strips into thirds and braid them together. When you’ve braided most of the strips, tie off the opposite end, leaving about 2″ unbraided.

Toss it to your pup and watch them have a grand ol’ time!

For dogs who struggle with separation anxiety, bonus points if you pick t-shirts that smell like you! Feel free to get creative with fabrics, textures, colors, and sizes to make your dog a perfectly personalized rope toy (or two!).

Happy crafting!

Pet Adoption Hours:

Tuesday – Friday: Noon – 8 PM

Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM

Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM

Written by Annie B.


May 16 2019

DIY: Frozen Kongs

Have you depleted your supply of berry pupsicles? Is your pup begging for more frozen yumminess? We’ve got you! For the last installment in our summer DIY series, we have all the supplies for an icy twist on a classic dog treat: frozen peanut butter Kongs. Like the pupsicles, these frozen Kongs are totally customizable, but we’ve settled on a delicious chunky monkey recipe. Not only are these treats yummy and dog-safe, they also make for a great enrichment activity!

For your frozen Kongs, you’ll need:

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 peeled banana
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1-2 Kongs of any size

Start by mashing together the banana, peanut butter, and yogurt. Depending on the size of your Kongs, scoop enough of the mixture into each Kong to fill the cavity.

Freeze the Kongs for 2-3 hours or until the mixture is solid.

When frozen, pass a Kong off to your pup! Remember that frozen Kongs can become messy as they melt, so they’re best enjoyed outside on a sunny day. Get ready for lots of peanut-buttery pup kisses!

When the frozen filling has disappeared, wash the Kongs and save them for playing or more frozen recipes. Try out some canned pumpkin, or add some of your dog’s kibble or favorite treats. Your dog will never be bored with a frozen kong between their paws!

Happy crafting!

Pet Adoption Hours:

Tuesday – Friday: Noon – 8 PM

Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM

Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM

Written by Annie B.


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