Best Black Friday Deals for Pet Parents
Holiday shopping is about buying gifts for your loved ones, and if your loved ones happen to be cats or dogs, you’re in luck. There are a ton of good deals for pet parents, so you’ll be able to spoil your furry friend for a bargain this year.
Pet Tech and DNA Kits
Pet tech and DNA kits are expected to be hot items once again this holiday season, especially considering how many people have adopted animals over the last two years. To get the best deals in these two categories, you’ll want to cross-reference the direct retailer site with sites like Amazon and Walmart. In many cases, direct retailers are offering better discounts or bundle deals to get more bang for your buck — but the downside is that you’ll have to sacrifice Amazon’s quick shipping.
We’re also starting to see deals on smaller pet items, like toys. Chewy is currently running an early cyber deal “buy 3 get 1 free” on toys and care products, where nearly every product is also discounted.
There are also some solid discounts on Whistle smart collars, Wisdom Panel, and Embark DNA kits, so we expect to see lots more pet tech and DNA kit deals as the holiday shopping season goes on. Find all those deals and more below, and be sure to check back on this page often — we’ll be updating it regularly with new discounts.
Gourmet Dog Food
Feeding your dog gourmet food can get quite expensive, but here are three of the top dog food Black Friday deals for pet owners.
Spot & Tango: This direct to consumer pet food brand provides a variety of human-grade fresh dog food delivered to your dog door. Designed by veterinary nutritionists, you can choose Unkibble (freshly prepared and then dried) food with beef, chicken, or duck and salmon. Or order small-batch fresh foods with beef, chicken, or lamb. A quiz helps you choose the best options for your dog. A limited time deal gives you 50 percent off and free treats for life! For my two-year-old, 50-pound dog, the Unkibble cost starts at $1.43/meal while the fresh starts at $2.53/meal.
Ollie: Meet your dog’s new favorite meal. Your pup is special and different from any other pooch, so why shouldn’t you design his meals just for him? With Ollie, you choose from beef, chicken, turkey, or lamb ingredients. Fill out your dog’s age, weight, breed, and allergies, and veterinary nutritionists design a diet just for your dog. The meals come to your door on your schedule, in easily served containers. This special discounts 20 percent off your first box. For my two-year-old, 50-pound dog, Ollie food costs $51.13/week ($40.91 with the 20 percent off discount for the first two weeks).
The Farmers Dog: This fresh, human-grade dog food was tested on people! Based on the profile you create for your dog, veterinary-designed meals are pre-made and portioned specifically for the individual dog’s needs. The fresh food comes to your door within days. The Farmers Dog offers 20 percent off a two-week trial of food ahead of Black Friday. My 50-pound, two-year-old dog’s food cost came to $6.80/day with the 20 percent off discount.
Dog Beds Deals
Paws.com: Let’s say you want your dog to be cozy, but you also want their bed to match your stylish home decor. Checking both boxes might sound like a far-off dream, but Paw.com’s rug beds actually fit the bill. With a removable, washable cover, memory foam inner, and a design that’s meant to look like a decorative rug, these beds are the all-in-one pet product you’ve been looking for. You can also score up to 90% off nearly every bed on the site during Paw.com’s Black Friday Sale.
Orvis: This Black Friday sales for pet owners is one of the best times to score a deal on Orvis’ luxurious dog furniture, along with furniture protectors for the humans that love them. Currently, you can get 15 percent off.
Cat Furniture and Beds
Cats either love cozy beds, or they choose DIY locations to snooze. My cat adores his deluxe dog bed, probably because it drives the dog nuts. But my first cat preferred towels damp from the shower. Whatever your cat’s preference, check out these Black Friday deals for pet owners to make your kitty purr.
Petco: From November 21 through December 4, Petco offers up to 50 percent off cat beds and furniture, so bookmark the site now. This is an online-only deal and for select styles. Don’t want to wait until Black Friday? Check out this paw-some You & Me 5Level Cat Tree, regularly $142.99 and on sale now for $99.99. Most cats adore second-story snooze spots like cat trees, because they can scope out danger and get a better view.
Chewy: If you don’t have room for a big cat tree, but still want to please your cat, check out this deal. Felines adore window watching, and this EZ Mount Cat Window Perch provides just the ticket for gazing pleasure. Even better, the discounted price. Regularly $43.99, for a limited time you can make your cat happy for $21.07 (saving 52 percent).
Pet Toy Deals
Bark Box: Bark Box offers a subscription service that sends two innovative toys, two all-natural bags of treats, and a doggy chew each month to delight your dog. Each box, valued at over $40, costs $23/month with your subscription. And ahead of Black Friday, you’ll get free extra toys with a multi-month subscription.
Nina Ottosson Pet Toys: If you have a genius dog on your hands, a puzzle toy is one of the best ways to release some of that mental energy. This well-rated Nina Ottosson toy has multiple compartments that hold treats, and your pup will learn to flip, slide, and lift the pieces to reveal their snacks. It’s sure to keep boredom at bay, so you can get some work done while your dog plays.
Other pet deals
Petco: Save up to 50 percent on select products at Petco now through December 4. Regularly $9.99, get a fun teapot toy on sale now for $5.00. This plush rope toy started life as a bundle of plastic bottles. After recycling the plastic pellets into fibers, it lives again as a canine favorite!
Petsmart: You’ll have to wait until Black Friday, but you’ll find many Top Paw dog toys at Petsmart on sale for 50 percent off on that day. Add frisbees, plush pizza slices, spiky balls, and rope toys to your cart now and be ready to cash in on Black Friday
As we go through the holiday season, we will see more and more deals leading up to the big holiday in December so be sure to check these sites often so you don’t miss out on some great savings!
As always Karla’s Pet Care, LLC is here for all your dog walking and pet sitting needs. Contact us if you need help while you are out of town, but be sure to call early because we fill up quickly now that so many people are traveling again.