Cut Out Waste
The elimination of non-essential items should be your next goal. It's only natural that you want to indulge your dog since they feel like a member of the family. But keep in mind that they have no idea if it's Halloween or Tuesday, and there are several ways to show your affection besides giving them things. Nothing is likely to make them happier than a vacation to the beach or mountains or an additional 10 minutes at the dog park with their friends.
Set up a toy exchange with other owners if your dog grows tired with new toys soon. Choose toys made of long-lasting natural materials like sisal rope, or get creative and construct your own from broken household objects or clothing. You may even try your hand at crafting your dog treats.
Travel with Your Pet
We're well aware that flying or driving leaves a significant carbon impact, so why not think about it while travelling with your pet? Instead of taking a plane to another country, you might want to examine other possibilities. Perhaps taking the train or bus across the country? Closer to home, before you put your dog in the car, consider if the journey requires a car or one that can be completed on foot. Because having a dog encourages you to walk, and you should take advantage of this.
If you must travel, pet-friendly public transportation is always more environmentally beneficial than driving your car.
The Final Note
On the one hand, your pet can be a great companion to you, but on the other hand, their impact on the planet can be pretty high. You can make specific changes to ensure that you and your pet play a part in saving planet earth.