If you are interested in making these delightful little enrichment toys for dogs at home, here are the ingredients that I used, (my dogs hovered like vultures when I put these together and go nuts over them!):
Xylitol-free Peanut Butter (with no additives): https://amzn.to/3r15JIC
Chicken Broth: https://amzn.to/3mYwzja
Beef Broth: https://amzn.to/3JP1Jn2
Solo Cups: https://amzn.to/3JNaNZl
Nom Nom Fresh Dog Food: http://trynom.com/saraO (this link will give you half off of 2 weeks to try the food)
I also used a piece of tape on the bottom of each Kong after applying peanut butter to keep the ingredients in until they were frozen – don’t forget to remove the tape before giving this to your dog!! The pitcher made pouring the broth into the Kongs much less messy than from the containers.
Feel free to get creative! Toss in a few blueberries, a couple of sliced bananas, apples, mash up some cooked sweet potato, add some salmon baby food – the possibilities are endless!
I highly encourage you to get involved with your local municipal animal shelter, even if in a small capacity – again – all of those small acts of kindness really add up. To find out what their specific needs are, call them first and ask them directly. Every shelter is different and while some really need volunteers or medical funding, others may need supplies for their dogs like Kongs, food bowls, or blankets.
Animal shelters across the US are constantly overwhelmed with the number of animals that are surrendered and/or picked up as stray. Municipal shelters, unlike private humane societies and private shelters, don’t have the choice to turn any animals away, even when they are already overcrowded. While the shelter staff often does the best they can with what they have, it can be extremely challenging with the lack of resources such as funding, volunteers, and staff, to provide the best type of environment for the animals in their care.
We can all only do what each of us can do, but all of those one-off actions of kindness add up to big things in the long run. While I generally focus on tasks or actions that I feel will ultimately have a wide-ranging impact on dogs in need, sometimes I like to help the dogs that are here right now and right in front of me too. This video is literally just that – creating wags and smiles in the moment while we can.
If you’d like to help this shelter in the video specifically, visit this page to get in touch: https://www.yorkcountygov.com/228/Ani…
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