DIY Portable Water Bowl for Your Dog

Monday, July 25, 2016

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Growing up we never had dogs.  The only pets my family had were two cats (one which I'm quite positive was the meanest feline alive) and three goldfish that all lived to be over fifteen years old.  Yes, I'm serious about the age part.  So when I graduated college and moved out into the real world,  I decided I wanted to get a dog of my own.  I found the sweetest lady who owned a dog rescue and had just received a litter of these adorable Puggle puppies.  When I originally got him she told me he wouldn't grow much bigger than 15 lbs.  Funny joke, right?  Here we are are ten years, two houses, and forty pounds later still living the life.

Obviously when you add children to the family your time quickly becomes consumed with all things family.  While Brady may not get the attention he once upon a time had, he still gets lots of love and snuggles from our family.  But lately I've been noticing that he seems to be getting older.  Yes, I realize he's ten years old (which is seventy in dog years) but he's really starting to act like an old man.  The love I have for this dog is indescribable, despite the fact that he can still scale counter tops like a ninja in his old age.  I truly love everything about his Puggle butt.  Since my realization I have tried to be more conscience about things that are important factors in his way of life.  Recently during my weekly trip to Kroger, I found that the store now carried Purina® Dog Chow® Natural dry food with natural ingredients.  I loved that it was 100% complete and balanced without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives which are important for a long and healthy life.  The kibble is nutritious and packed with a big taste that dogs love.  Plus it is quality food at an affordable price - which is what I like to see!  I wish they would have had this ten years ago when Brady was a puppy because they also have it in puppy formula too!  Purina® has always been our go-to brand of food for Brady because they understand that our dogs deserve the very best plus the prices are always easy on the budget.  The Dog Chow brand is crafted here in the United States since 1926 and they offer a money back guarantee if your dog isn't satisfied!  (Be sure to the check the website for more information.  You can also use the formulator tool on the site to help you determine the food that best fits your dog.)    Both Purina® and Kroger make it easy to give Brady the very best treatment while saving me time and money along the wayKroger's pet aisle always has what I need.  Whether it's my Purina® dog food, treats or even toys, I know that I can stop in and find what I'm looking for to ensure Brady continues to get that superstar treatment as part of our family!

While we have a fenced in backyard, it still is important that I get him out and moving.  Daily exercise has been another area that I have recently started to try and amp up for Brady.  But the dog has no manners when it comes to other dogs.  So as much as I'd love to take him with us on our family walks, it's much easier to take him one-on-one when I can let him pull, sniff and mark his territory on every piece of grass in our subdivison.  Honestly, I love our nightly walks together - it makes me reminisce back to his times as a puppy.  It is my way to spoil him and give him some extra attention too.  We spend a good twenty minutes walking around the neighborhood and I can't help but laugh at his cute little waddling shadow. 

Lately the weather has been super hot and Brady is panting for water within the first five minutes.  So I whipped up an easy solution to this problem that took barely any time for me to put together -- a portable water bowl!

DIY Portable Dog Water Bowl

You Need:
*An empty bottle
I used an apple juice bottle because of the flat bottom and squarish shape.
*Decorative tape

How to Make Your Water Bowl:
1. Begin by cutting a slit towards the bottom of your bottle.  You want the slit just big enough to get your scissors through.

2.  Use scissors to cut the top half of your bottle off.  You will end up with a small cup.

3.  Take your tape and place it over the cut edges.

4.  Then, use another piece to tape around the outside to cover up the tape and give your bowl a bit more support.

5.  Finally, fill it up for your pooch!

Before I head out the door, I'll grab my bowl because it is small enough to carry on our walk.  It has made the whole walking process a lot easier too because I'm not stopping to try and give Brady a drink from my own water bottle.   Dog breath isn't really my favorite thing...

It's crazy for me to think I've had Brady for ten years already!  While he does have his moments, he sure fits perfectly within our family.  I love his snuggles and don't even mind sharing a bed with him at night.  I can't imagine life without this sweet pooch and will continue to give him that superstar treatment as long as I can!

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**Don't forget to check this Sunday's paper for your $3 off Dog Chow coupon in the Purina 7/31 insert that you can use at Kroger!  This insert will have $19 in Purina product savings including Tidy Cats, Dog Chow, Fancy Feast, Alpo, and DentaLife dog and cat dental treats.  Plus be on the lookout for additional Purina brand digital coupons!  These will include $2 off Dog Chow Naturals dry dog food, $1 Off Tidy Cats Lightweight Litter and $1 Off Tidy Cats Litter!**



  1. This is such a good idea! It's lightweight enough to carry around on long walks without being to much to hold!

  2. I love how you re-purposed an old juice jug for a water bowl. If it gets trashed or left behind while out and about, no big deal! #client

  3. What a great idea, dogs need lots of water in this summer heat. That is easy to carry with you too!!

  4. This is such a great idea for the summer. I know my dog certainly does not like being out in the heat, never mind without water! -Amy

  5. I love this idea! I usually give my dogs water right out of my own water bottle, but this is great and I wouldn't get dog drool all over my bottle, haha.

  6. I don't have any pets but my sister does. We live in the extreme desert heat and tis is such a smart idea!