January 2016


Three Humans and A Dog: Small Business Spotlight [INTERVIEW]

Our second Small Business Spotlight is a real family affair!  Three Humans and A Dog, a new store in North Carolina, is run by Marcus, Zaida, and Nikki Acosta with the help of their Rat Terrier, Brownie. Read on to learn more about this great company and check out our Instagram for the chance to win a personalized bandana from Three Humans and A Dog! PLUS, use code THEBROKEDOG30 at their website for a HUGE 30% discount! 

Pooch Paw Box: January 2016 Unboxing and Review

You may remember Pooch Paw Box from our post about dog subscription boxes. I mentioned that it costs $20-25 a box, that all treats are made in the USA, and that Pooch Paw Ma hand-picks the contents of every box. 

Pooch Paw Ma (Tina Hannaford) herself saw the post, and offered to send Henry a box to try! I eagerly accepted: the personal nature of the service and the fact that every item (not just treats!) in the box is made in the United States really appealed to me. We recently received our box, and I am so excited to show you what was inside!

The Tricky Treat Ball By Omega Paw

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If you were to ask me what the single best item I’ve ever purchased for Henry is, I would probably say the Omega Paw Tricky Treat Ball.

The first several months after his adoption, Henry suffered through heartworm treatment and was not allowed to exercise beyond short walks. Because I couldn’t tire out my year-old terrier physically, I had to tire him out mentally. A trainer recommended the Omega Paw Tricky Treat Ball and the rest is history. 

Keep reading to learn why I love the Tricky Treat Ball to help with mental stimulation, slowing Down Mealtime, and separation anxiety!

Benny and Jack: Small Business Spotlight [INTERVIEW]

Happy new year to all of my wonderful readers! For the first post of the new year, I am excited to bring you our first Small Business Spotlight: Benny and Jack!

I love saving money AND supporting small businesses, but it’s sometimes hard to do both. Small Businesses Spotlights will feature interviews with some exciting small businesses as well as exclusive giveaways and/or discounts for The Broke Dog readers!

Our first Small Business Spotlight highlights Benny and Jack, a new store in Rhode Island led by husband and wife team Dave and Rachel Bilow with the help of the store’s namesakes, Benny and Jack. Read on to lean more and check out our Instagram for an exclusive giveaway!

Dog Subscription Boxes: How To Save and Have Fun!

What’s a fun way to save money, try new products, and treat your dog like it’s his or her birthday every few weeks? Doggie subscription boxes!

The concept behind dog subscription boxes is simple: you pay for a subscription (typically one month, three months, six months, or one year) and a box of goodies for your dog arrives once a month. Generally, these boxes cost around $20-35 dollars a month and include varying amounts of toys, treats, and chews that are worth much more than the box’s purchase price. The catch to any of these boxes, of course, is that you need to have a sense of adventure since you never know exactly what you’ll receive. That being said, any of these options are a great way to save a few dollars and have a little fun!