Hey Aerie Fam! It’s Christina, the Lead of Aerie Store Experience… here with some tips on owning a dog (low-waste style) in honor of Earth Day!

I’ve been low waste for 3 years, so I’m still learning and growing in what having an eco-friendly dog looks like, but I’ll share my tips and tricks that I’ve discovered along the way. Keep in mind, this is what works for my lifestyle so you may want to do more (you may want to do less) and that’s okay! 

Remember the goal with dog toys and treats is longevity! And don’t forget DIY is always an option with toys, treats and… cakes! Here is one of my favorite doggy treat recipes I’ve used for Jaxon!  

Puppy Treats!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Combine all ingredients
  3. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface (1/4 inches in thickness!)
  4. Cut into desired shape (like bones!)
  5. Bake until golden (20-25 mins)
  6. Let cool

Waste disposal with your dog is SUPER IMPORTANT. You want to be respectful of your neighbors AND the earth.

My furry friend, Jaxon, is just that… VERY FURRY. (You can ask any of my friends that he’s shed on!) Compost what you can and utilize reusables that will last.

Have any additional ideas for me and Jaxon that you think are paw-sible? Or maybe wondering about something we didn’t mention? Let me know in the comments!

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