Have you been to your local Tractor Supply Store lately? If not, you really need to drop by to discover all of the awesome pet supplies they carry. Despite their name, Tractor Supply Company stores carry an extensive line of premium brand pet foods, treats, flea & tick supplies, beds, crates, kennels, collars, and so much more. Whether you are a pet parent or manage a small family farm, your local TSC store has everything that you need. They are your one-stop shop with locations all over rural America.
I am lucky to have a neighborhood Tractor Supply store just minutes from my home. The staff members are my neighbors and friends. On my recent trip to buy supplies for this post, I wasn’t surprised to discover a friend now works in “my TSC.”
We were both excited to discuss the upcoming PAW or Pet Appreciation Week. The big event starts September 17th thru September 21st in stores everywhere. Each store has their own plans, but most are participating in the great sales and fun activities. The main event will take place on Saturday the 20th. Many of the locations will host pet adoptions, giveaways, and more. You can check with your local store to see what is in the works!
The Tractor Supply Company family cares about the community and its animals including the ones waiting for the forever homes in our shelters. In addition to welcoming adoptable pets on Saturday, they offered a $25 gift card and a challenge to get creative and help our local shelter.
I try to help find homes for dogs at PetSavers in Shreveport. Since the volunteers know what is needed the most, I dropped by to chat with them. Most shelters are always in need of so many things, it can be difficult to narrow it down to one project. They told me that they were in immediate need of dog treats. Often when a new dog arrives, they are frightened and bewildered. Offering them a treat is a way to assure the newcomer that things will be okay. All the dogs get a romp and treat each day.
I enjoyed creating this fun treat-filled container for the dogs at PetSavers.
Purchased Supplies: 10 lb. Airtight Container $9.99 and Milkbones Flavor Snacks 7 lb. box $13.99
Supplies On Hand: paint pens, tapes, scissors, and computer generated graphics
Step 1: Wash container with mild detergent, rinse well, and dry.
Step 2: Cut out graphics
Step 3: Tape the graphics on the inside of container where you want them.
Step 4: Use paint pens to trace and color graphics
Step 5: Fill with Milkbones or your favorite treat.
Step 6: Get the paws of approval from treat experts Bentley and Pierre.
Step 7: Take to shelter and make new friends!
You don’t have to empty your wallet or be Martha Stewart to make an easy and helpful project that will benefit the shelter near you. Let Tractor Supply help you fulfill the wish list from the people caring for the homeless pets in your neighborhood rescue. Don’t miss the huge savings available this week during the PAW extravaganza!
Keep in touch with Tractor Supply for contests, sales, and information on these social media sites! Facebook, Website, Google+,Twitter, and their fabulous Pinterest page.
This post is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company and the Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Tractor Supply Company, but M. K. Clinton Barking from the Bayou only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Tractor Supply Company is not responsible for the content of this article.