18 Free Things You Can Get for Your Pet

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Don't miss out on these fantastic freebies for your furry companion.
Updated Nov. 27, 2023
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Pets can be great companions. Grateful owners love to show their thanks by giving treats, toys, and other gifts to their furry friends.

But it can be tough to find the money for those fun perks.

Thankfully, there are free things you can get that will help you keep more money in your wallet while still allowing you to give your pet a treat. Check out some of these fun, free pet perks.

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Blue Buffalo toys and treats

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One way to save money when shopping is to join Blue Buffalo’s Buddies rewards program and earn points to pick up things such as free pet toys, food, or other great freebies.

You can actually earn a free blue buffalo plush toy for your favorite cats or dogs.

Zignature pet food

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Fill out the form at the Zignature website, and you can get a sample of pet food. You will need to provide information about any dietary restrictions your pet has.

BringFido toys and treats

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BringFido is a website that helps you find pet-friendly spaces like restaurants and hotels. Book your next hotel stay through the website, and you can use a promo code to get your favorite pet a free toy or dog treats.

Nupro Supplements

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If your dogs and cats need a little extra pep or another boost to their health, check out free samples from Nupro Supplements. Just call Nupro toll-free to get your freebies.

PetSmart doggie day camp session

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Sign up for PetSmart’s loyalty program if you’re a regular customer, and check out some of the perks you get with it. For example, you can get free shipping on orders over $49 or a free birthday treat for your pet.

Another great perk is a free doggie day camp session when you buy 10, giving your pet some extra time to have fun at camp.

Hartz stews

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Don’t forget about free stuff for your cat, who will love to try treats from Hartz. You can fill out a short form to get three free Delectables lickable treat stews

Starbucks Puppucino

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This freebie is a bit of a secret: According to online reports, your furry friends who accompany you on trips to Starbucks can get a free treat.

The Starbucks Puppucino is a small cup filled with whipped cream that you can get for free to make your pets happy. 

However, it is important to note that Starbucks doesn't list the treat on its website. So, ask the next time you go to Starbucks and see what they say.

Fur Buddies pet products

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Fur Buddies allows you to sign up for free pet samples. In exchange, the company asks that you leave reviews of the products you receive.

Taste of the Wild food

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Taste of the Wild is another pet food retailer that gives out samples. You’ll need to call the company to sign up for a free sample, or you can find them at your local Taste of the Wild retailer.

The Honest Kitchen food

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The Honest Kitchen encourages customers to sign up for its rewards programs so they can earn discounts or freebies, such as birthday treats for pets.

Nutrisource food

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Stop by your local Nutrisource food and ask for a free sample for your pet. The company website says its “Ma and Pa stores” will be happy to grant your request.

Feeding Pets of the Homeless food and shelter

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If you're homeless, check in with Feeding Pets of the Homeless to get help caring for your pets.

The organization can connect you with local resources that offer free food, pet-friendly shelters, and other information for you and your pets.

Dr. Elsey’s litter

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Cats can be picky about the brand of litter you choose. If you pick up a bag of Dr. Elsey’s litter, you have the confidence of knowing you can try it for free or very little money.

Check out the company’s website for directions that allow you to get up to $22 back if you’re a new customer who buys a bag of Dr. Elsey’s litter from Target, Walmart, or your local small pet store.

ASPCA pet safety pack

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Sign up with ASPCA, and the organization will send you a free pet safety pack.

The pack includes door and window stickers to alert rescue personnel that there are pets in the house. You also get a magnet so you will have the information to quickly find an animal poison control center in case of an emergency with your pet.

Vetnique allergy medication

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Pets can have seasonal allergies or skin issues, just as humans do. So, apply to get a sample of Dermabliss Supplements.

The manufacturer says the supplements can help support your pet’s skin health and help them deal with seasonal allergies.

Tractor Supply Co. rewards

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When you join the Tractor Supply Co. rewards program, you can earn free rewards depending on how much you spend with the company.

The rewards program might include the occasional free pet-bathing service or a free grooming session.

Sonic ice cream

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According to various internet reports, your local Sonic restaurant may offer your favorite furry friend a Wag Cup of free soft-serve vanilla ice cream.

And if you want to spend a little cash, the fast-food joint’s website features The Wag Shop, where you can buy products such as cherry limeade or corn dog chew toys for your favorite pup.

Hartz cat toys

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You can make your cats happy with free toys from Hartz. Fill out a form, and the company will send you various free toys in exchange for your product reviews.

It’s just one more way to save money shopping while still treating your pets.

Bottom line

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In addition to free stuff, you can also find affordable options for things your pets need. For example, one great Costco hack is to get cheaper pet meds through the warehouse retailer’s pharmacy.

You can also check with retailers to see if they have coupons or other deals for things you might need for your pet. It may not be free, but these options can help you save money as a pet parent.

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