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50 Things I Wish I Knew About Dog Care When We Adopted Our Dogs

April 8, 2013


——— When we were doing our homework about adopting a dog my entire focus was on long walks, dog parks, and puppy kisses.  Although I knew adopting a dog was a lot of responsibility, I was entirely focused on the fun stuff and not a lot on dog care.  I still am most of the […]

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Get That Money! Tax Deductions for Families Who Foster a Pet

February 18, 2013


Property Taxes, Tax Deductions and Pets, Tax Deductions and Foster Pet

Image source: Hakan Dahlstrom, Flickr It’s that time of year again.  Time to start pulling together our income and tax deductions to lay out in front of the IRS to see if we’re worth of a refund of a bit of that tax free loan we gladly give the government each year.  In my world, […]

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Start the New Year Off with a Pet Care Savings Account @WomensDay

January 6, 2013


In 2012, I learned that I need to save more.  I spent and spent, because I was so focused on creating my Keep the Tail Wagging empire, so I wasn’t making savings deposits like I did in the past.  And then we met Riley and my savings nearly vanished.  Despite reminding me that I need […]

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Guest Post | PetFlow Shares How Spending Less can Cost Dog Owners More

November 8, 2012


A Guest post by We have told many of our customers that spending a little more money for a high quality pet food may actually result in bottom-line savings, and with this post, we would like to demonstrate how this is actually possible. You see, when you purchase pet foods, you shouldn’t only look […]

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10 Tips for Saving Money for Dog Owners Without Sacrificing Quality

August 17, 2012


  When I launched Keep the Tail Wagging, my goal was to build a side business that would subsidize our dogs’ livelihood.  Keep the Tail Wagging hit the ground running on January 1, 2012 and I’ve been having a blast.  Researching each blog post has introduced me to a variety of ways to save money […]

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Our Pet Food Budget | How We Save Money with Halo Pets Holistic Pet Food

August 8, 2012


Today was supposed to be a rest day, but I went to Petco for my monthly pet food run and couldn’t wait to get back and share that our pet food budget is really affordable.  Today I spent $113.  Our budget is about $100-$115 a month for 5 pets: 3 dogs and 2 cats.  In […]

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