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Monday, October 24, 2016

Pet Adoption Gift Basket Tutorial

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Happy Monday, y'all!  If you've been following along with me for awhile, you may remember that I graduated from a leadership program in my community this May.  One of the graduation requirements is to complete a Community Impact Project, and I was assigned a project on the sustainability of our local animal shelters.  I've always been an advocate for adopting animals from shelters, but that project made me even more of an advocate.  Learning the way that an animal shelter operates and seeing the conditions that animals were living in due to lack of funding made me even more passionate about seeing these sweet animals find homes and families that love them.

After shouting from the rooftops about the importance of supporting our local animal shelters, a few of my friends have adopted from shelters recently, and I've been making them these fun gift baskets to celebrate that milestone.  I'm really excited to share my pet adoption gift basket tutorial with y'all today!  

Step One • Visit your local Walmart to purchase the following materials:

If you are unfamiliar with where to find any Scotch-Brite™ products at Walmart, they're available in the cleaning aisle, closet/laundry aisle, and the sewing/notions area.

Step Two • Assemble all goodies in a basket (or a dog bowl if you want to get really cute with it!)

Step Three • Write a sweet congratulatory note to go along with your gift.  (I like to jokingly include all of the places they can look forward to finding dog hair now that they're a pet owner!)

Step Four • Deliver said gift basket in person as an excuse to get all of the puppy cuddles!

I know what y'all are probably thinking... Wow, that is a year's supply of lint rollers!  Why would anyone ever need that many?!  I've never met a dog that sheds like Francis.  Sometimes I joke that I take a piece of her with me everywhere I go because I always end up with dog hair on me.  And it's not just on me - dog hair accumulates on my furniture, my curtains, you name it.  So having a variety of lint rollers on hand is a necessity.

I typically use a Scotch-Brite ™ Lint Roller for my clothing.  Aside from having one stashed right before I head out the door, I keep them in my work bag, my car, and my toiletries bag for travel.  They're perfect for keeping clothes lint, hair, and fuzz free and for use on pants, coats, suits, dresses, sweaters, and formal wear.

For surfaces that tend to collect more dog hair, I prefer the Scotch-Brite™ 50% Stickier Lint Roller, as it contains 50% more adhesive for grabbing more than just lint and hair.  It's perfect for my couch, the bottom of my curtains, the fabric on my desk chair, and the seat in my car.  This lint roller was designed to pick up larger debris like pet hair, crumbs, sand, and even glitter!(I say attempt because if you have ever tried to vacuum your couch, you know exactly what I'm talking about!)  I love that this lint roller comes with bonus sheets, because I need all of the dog hair removal help I can get!

If you want to see the lint roller in action, check out this video.  (Also check it out if you love cute puppies, because this is 23 seconds of pure adorableness.)

Now I want to hear from y'all - tell me about your four legged friend!  Do they shed like crazy?!  Are you a lint roller hoarder like me?  Be sure to check out this website for more #StickItToLint inspiration.  I can't wait to hear from ya!


  1. This is such a cute idea!! I definitely want to make my boss a doggie gift basket for Christmas - her and her family just adopted a puppy!

  2. I love the idea of giving someone a gift basket to celebrate their new dog. I cannot wait until I can get a pet from a shelter.

  3. Adopting from an animal shelter is the way to go! It's amazing that you've encouraged other people to do it! My dog doesn't shed too much, but my aunt's does! When you pet him it's like you pull out a huge chunk of hair!

    Caitlyn |

  4. I volunteered at an animal shelter for over a decade, and I love that you are getting more people to adopt! This is a perfect first gift for a new pet owner! #client

  5. This is such a sweet idea! I would love to adopt a puppy over the holidays and smother him in love!

  6. That is such a cute and sweet thing to do for your friends. I love that you included the lint roller, I have 3 cats and I roll myself at least 5 times a day!

    La Belle Sirene

  7. I just adopted my Kona a month ago and love this idea! Keep up with your awesome work at shelters :)

  8. This is such a great idea! I couldn't live without a lint roller. We recently got a puppy, and I know I use everything in the basket!

  9. What a cute little idea for pet owners and people who are friends with pet owners! :) I've never truly understood when people pay crazy money for a dog or coat, when so many in the shelter are desperate for homes.

  10. I LOVE this idea! Such a cute gift basket - one of my good friends has a dog and I think I'm going to try this for her!

  11. Omg this is such a cute idea! I will definitely be making my friend a little gift basket like this when she adopts her dog in a few months!!


  12. Aw this is such a sweet/cute idea!!!!
    XO Amanda |

  13. This is such a cute idea! Next time one of my friends adopt a dog I will definitely be making one of these!

    The Blush Blonde

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