Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Homemade Dog Food -- an easy to understand guide and recipe

via Elizabeth Sanberg for Wise Bread:

This is an excellent article that spells out the cost savings and ease of making your own dog food.  It gives a recipe and shares some facts about what not to feed dogs.  This is good if you are concerned about ingredients in your dog's food, as well as looking to save money while feeding your big dog (or multiple little one's!). You can cook the food once a month and freeze it. The author states that she saves about $30 a month on her one big dog, so if you have multiple dogs, give it a read!