Feeling crafty?A quick look (or if you’re not careful, an hour long binge) on Pinterest shows a multitude of cool do-it-yourself projects to help turn household items into everything from toys to secret hideaways for your furry friends. Here are a couple of our favorites – and be sure to check out the Anacapa Animal Hospital Pinterest site for more!
Have an unused coffee or side table lying around your garage for that yard sale you hope to have one day? Turn it upside down and it can become a comfy bed for your puppy or kitten! We LOVE the idea of using old furniture to create items to enrich your pets lives. It’s better for your pet, it’s better for the environment and it’s great for saving space in your garage. Get some great ideas on how you can reuse old furniture by visiting the Anacapa Animal Hospital Pinterest site. Here’s another cool idea, which requires less handywork. And another!
We LOVE our cats but we HATE their litter box. It’s a universal fact! This is a good method of keeping your kitty’s business out of sight – and smell! This is especially useful to families who have both dogs and cats. Using a small t0 medium sized storage container and a little work, you can keep the litter box accessible to your cat at all times, you when you want it, and your pooch – never! If you’re feeling a little more fancy, here’s some more in-depth ideas on converting furniture into litter box hideaways.
If your pooch chases her bowl around the floor during meal time, here’s a great idea for elevating your dog’s food bowls off the ground. The idea also translates well into converting old furniture. And if you have cats, you can get really creative!
If you’re interested in undertaking one of these fun projects, a great resource to utilize is the S.P.A.R.C. Second Chance Store located here in downtown Ventura. Opened within the last year, this “thrift” store always has an eclectic assortment of furniture and trinkets perfect for whatever D.I.Y. project you’re interested in. Not only is recycling items for use in these projects good for the environment, but when you support the Second Chance Store they donate 95% of their profits to the Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center, which is Ventura County’s only no-kill shelter.
If you find yourself with some free time this summer, consider looking up a D.I.Y project to benefit your four-legged friend. Or, if you’re feeling creative, come up with your own – just be sure send us pictures so we can show it off!