Book Review – Pampered Pets on a Budget

I was recently contacted by Fetching Communications and asked if I would be interested in receiving a copy of Pampered Pets on a Budget: Caring for Your Pet Without Losing Your Tail (Pampered Pets) to read and review. We’re always looking for ways to save in our house so I said I’d love to!

Pampered Pets is by Jeffrey L. Barnes and Kristen M. Levine. It’s a very short book, but jam packed with all kinds of info. They talk about the least expensive way to adopt a pet, the importance of choosing the right vet for your pet, nutrition, bonding with your pet, appropriate toys, grooming and boarding facilities, the pros and cons of pet insurance, and a few other topics.

I found the book to be quite informative on some topics and a good starting point to help find other information on others. It comes in both paperback and ebook form and is available from and from For more information about the book, you can go to

I can speak first hand about one of their pieces of advice – adopting shelter pets. As you all know, I was rescued from a trailer park by a friend of Mom’s. EK and Candy were adopted from Duncan’s Place, a Cat Sanctuary. Guess which was cheaper! Mom paid less to adopt both Candy and EK together than she spent getting me my first checkup and round shots, making sure I didn’t have worms or anything else, having me spayed, and having me chipped. Candy and EK came from the shelter with all of that done already! Compared to making sure a free kitty was ok and getting all the necessaries done, buying two kitties from a shelter for less was quite a bargain.

I give this book a definite paws up!

Make sure you come back next week for a guest post by my bear, Evie. She spent a weekend at a haunted hotel. You don’t want to miss this! Have a great week everyone!