For many people, their pet is like another family member. They love them like a family member. They feed them well, they spend time with them. They provide love, support, encouragement, and entertainment for each other.
But there is one big different between our pets and our other family members. And no, I’m not talking about their furry faces, or even their doggy breath. I’m talking about the amount of money we are willing to spend on them. We absolutely love our pets. And we’re happy to spend the money that we need to on them. We want what’s best for our family, and we want the best for our pets. But when we are able to, we don’t mind seeking out opportunities to save money on things for our pets.
So where do we draw the line? When is it okay to save money on things for our furry friends, and when is it better to spend a little bit more and get those custom things for our pets?
In most cases I don’t feel that customized items are necessary for pets. They don’t know if their doggy dish says their name on it, and they don’t care if their kitty color has their favorite color rhinestone. But in some cases it really is worth it to spend a bit more to get customized, higher quality items for our pets.
Here are 4 customized items worth buying for your pet:
1. Custom Pet Enclosures
If you are only going to purchase one customized item for your pet I would go with a custom pet enclosure. A baby gate just isn’t going to work here! If you have a very basic shaped backyard, you can purchase high quality premade pet enclosures and those should work just fine for you. But if you have an irregular shaped yard, you should definitely look into a custom pet enclosure. These enclosures are surprisingly affordable, and they can be customized to fit the size and shape that you need for your specific yard or house.
2. Customized Pet Training
Yes, your dog can absolutely learn to sit, lay down, heel, etc through your typical run of the mill pet training. But customized pet training is exactly what it sounds like: customized. So, your trainer will alter the training plan and schedule according to your and your pet’s needs. So if Spot needs a bit more time to learn how to heel, then you and your trainer can take that extra time to make sure he gets it. Or if your dog is ahead of the game on learning to roll over, you can skip that portion. Either way, you are not paying for training your pet doesn’t need, and you are not having to rush through portions that he may need some extra help with. You and your pet get completely tailored training.
3. Custom Pet Portraits
If you really are one of those people that view your pet as a true member of the family, then why not capture their full personality and beauty with custom pet portraits? It’s not like you can bring in your cat into Sears portrait studio. But just like with any other member of your family, you want to remember the different stages of their life, and you want to have high quality pictures of them to remember them by. So, you can hire a photographer that specializes in pet photography. They will be accustomed to working with animals, and they will be able to get great shots of that extra member of your family (with other members of your family also if you like) that you will cherish for years.
4. Custom Bedding
This one is simple. You want a comfortable bed, and so does your pet. So first and foremost, make sure to get a good, sturdy, comfy bed for your animal. You may not want to go all-out and completely customize your pet’s bed with their name on it, but you do want to buy a “customized” bed to fit your pet’s needs. Make sure you are getting the right size for your pet. You can also customize the color of it to match the rest of your home.
Nicole is a writer for Spot On Pet Enclosures. They provide custom pet enclosures and fences.