Happy Earth Day!
Earth Day can have many different meanings and priorities to all types of people in the world. We are strong advocates of stocking our shelves with eco friendly products and actively encourage other pet guardians on better ways to reduce their 'carbon pawprint'.
ACTIONS speak louder than words it starts with us as humans making the right decision on toys and products we purchase for our furry ones. Below are a couple of simple ways to do that!
WHERE DOES THE POOP GO?!
Instead of just using any old type of plastic poop bag, make sure you look to only purchase compostable or biodegradable bags. It takes 1 month to break this type of bag down as opposed to the regular bag, which takes 1,500 YEARS!! We suggest EarthRated Biodegradable Bags and they smell like flowers!
ECO-FRIENDLY PET TOYS AND ACCESSORIES?? WE GOT YOU COVERED!
Look for leashes, collars, toys, clothing and even beds made from recycled or plant-based materials. Our furry ones would give two paws up on our Cycle Dog Re-recycled, non toxic toys, Ruff Ruff and Meow 100% Cotton “Tree Hugger” Tshirts, and COLORFUL Cycle Dog Recycled Waterproof beds. These are just to name a few of the many eco-chic options in store.
LAY OFF THE BEEF!!
Beef production reportedly uses more resources than any other animal in the food chain. Give the beef a break. Switch it up by rotating feeding your dog or cat different proteins such as Primal Rabbit, or Natures Variety Turkey. Your pets will probably love the change too!
DON’T TRASH IT!!
If you have toys, clothing or even a bed that your 4-legged friend just doesn’t seem interested in anymore, don’t throw it away, DONATE IT!! Many local rescues are in need of items that they can always utilize in their facilities. To find one nearest you CLICK HEREor give your local Pussy & Pooch store a call for referrals. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle...Rewoof!
ADOPT DON’T SHOP
Instead of spending thousands of dollars on purchasing that perfect pet, try reaching out to your local rescues for dogs or cats up for adoption. This will help reduce puppy mills, fewer animals will have to continuously breed to produce these puppies, and most importantly will decrease the amount of animals being euthanized because of the “lack of space”. We promise you will find the perfect one, we all did!!
LAST BUT NOT LEAST- REDUCE DRIVING AND GET SOME EXERCISE!
Yes, we know we live in LA and cars are a necessity but our legs (and their 4 legs) are even better, physically and for the ozone layer! Find local meet ups at dog parks and hiking adventures, or even set up a play date with the neighbor. If you are too busy to do that every day, our Beverly Hills location offers many different activities for you pooch-- Hiking, urban walks, or structured playtime with other dogs at our Social Club. For more information CLICK HERE or give us a call 310.221.8644
These are just the basic fundamental actions we can do to help this wonderful earth we call home.
Let's do our part and make it a better place for humans and our furry ones!!
Happy Earth Day from Pussy & Pooch!