Whether you’re a new or veteran pet owner, you may be wondering where to find cheap pet supplies to help save money on pet costs! Owning a pet can be costly, not only due to veterinary bills, but also pet supplies themselves. It might not seem like a lot that you need, but if you really sit and break it down, there’s quite a bit you’ll need when owning a pet. You’ll need food and water dishes, toys, treats, and possibly leashes and harnesses, not to mention training collars and anything else you might spoil your beloved fur children with!
Where to look for cheap pet supplies to help save money
Start with the obvious big pet stores
First things first, you’ll want to search for deals to avoid buying things that are overpriced and marked up. PetSmart, although typically in a higher price range, does have sales pretty often, and if you look for them, you’ll be sure to find the things you want and need for a lower price once they’re marked down. Additionally, they usually have a display near the checkouts with cheaper toys that are around $1.00 and usually pretty good quality. Things in the front displays are usually marked down as well, so anything that you see when you first walk in will catch your eye. They put those first as a marketing tactic to get you drawn in and searching for more deals, so typically you’ll find a pretty good deal on any immediate displays in the front.
Branch out to smaller pet shops
PetSmart is a great store, but there are also smaller pet stores like Petco, and any local pet stores you might have that supply cheap pet supplies. Local pet stores tend to be either way cheaper than big corporate retail stores like PetSmart, or way more expensive, so it’s kind of a hit or miss!
Find cheap pet supplies online
You can also search online for cheap pet supplies in places like Amazon or eBay. Sometimes online vendors get wholesale pricing on things like that and are able to sell them for cheap, so you can land a great deal! Additionally, places like WalMart and Target tend to have a bigger section for cheap pet supplies online than in-person, as their in-person inventory is usually pretty scarce.
Look off the beaten path!
Additionally, you can check local grocery stores, as most have a small pet supply section and they sometimes have cheap pet supplies. Like any other store, this is hit or miss, as sometimes their prices are much higher. They do tend to have sales on pet supplies though, so just be on the lookout for some sales and you’ll be able to score some cheap pet supplies! Another great source for cheap pet toys is the dollar store. While the toys don’t last long, if you want to give your dog a little surprise, they’re a good option.
Where do you shop to find cheap pet supplies? How else do you save money on pet costs? Let me know in the comments below!