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We have two of the cutest dogs in world. It’s so amazing to me how they have stolen our hearts with their cute, tiny faces. So, we love to deal all that we can to make sure that they are happy and well taken care of. You can show your dogs love in lots of ways such as choosing the right foods, spending time with them and making them little gifts. Snuggly naps are a great way to care for your dogs and they are great for your soul, too.

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Daisy has been scratching a lot lately. This happened a few years ago so we decided that a trip to the vet was in order. The vet decided that we should switch to a sensitive skin formula for Daisy. Puppy Mister has been biting at his paws and the vet said that is also a sign of food allergies. Who knew? Our vet said not to change the brand, just to move to the sensitive skin formula. Daisy and Puppy Mister have been eating Purina® almost their entire lives, so we decided to try Purina ONE® Smart Blend Sensitive Systems Formula. We are currently feeding them the salmon variety and they absolutely love it!

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We love our dogs and want them to be happy. I am sure you feel the same way about your little pets! If your dogs need a change in their diet or you just want to try something new, now is the time to do it. Stock up at PetSmart during the month of June and receive a $10 PetSmart gift card when you purchase $40 worth of Purina products! The cashier also told me that if you join PetPerks, that you can also return items within a certain amount of time and your receipt is on file. So, perhaps now is the time to try your dog on a new Purina formula. 🙂 And, my favorite part… don’t forget that when you buy a bag of dog food at PetSmart, a dog in need gets a meal, too. That commercial with Peanut just gets me right in the heart every time I see it. Peanut looks a lot like Puppy and I always want Puppy to have plenty to eat. <3 What To Put In A Chihuahua Beach Basket #sponsored #PurinaMysteries

Chihuahua Beach Basket Ideas

Unfortunately, we don’t live at the beach. Awwww… That doesn’t mean that our chihuahuas don’t deserve a beach day, though. Here are some cute Chihuahua Gift Basket Ideas that you can use either at the beach or at home to give your little fluff a much deserved beach day!

Beach Ball – I wouldn’t recommend this for a dog with a big mouth that will bite it, as it could scare them or cause a choking hazard, but my dogs are small and just push it around and chase after it.

Beach Towel – My dogs love to get under covers and sleep. It’s the same deal with a beach towel.

Chew Toys – Dogs love to chew. Naturally. My dogs are small but they think they are big – especially Puppy Mister, so they aren’t scared of a big toy. Sometimes they chew or gum them to death. Sometimes they snuggle them up and take naps.

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Dog Food & WaterPurina® Bella Small Dog Food and Purina® Beneful® Prepared Meals are the perfect size to carry to the beach or your “beach” in your own backyard. I give these to my dogs occasionally as a special meal and they absolutely love them. And I love the convenient, portable sizes and the easily resealable containers. And don’t forget to have plenty of water on hand. Hot days at the beach make for thirsty dogs. 🙂

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Puppy Mister and the Beggin’ Strips dog = twinsies. No?

Snacks – My dogs LOVE Purina® Beggin’ Strips. I mean, they go crazy over them. We have tried several varieties and they really prefer the ones that have cheese or bacon flavor but, honestly, I have yet to see them turn their noses up at any Beggin’ Strips variety. Nom. Nom.

Kiddie Pool – My chihuahuas aren’t having that, but that doesn’t mean that yours won’t! Though, I will admit that Daisy Baby loves to hop in the tub at home – especially when it’s wet after someone just showered. If we are not careful, she will sometimes jump in when we are showering! Silly dog! She loves the tub! Puppy? Not so much. 😉

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Stock Up On Purina Products At PetSmart And Save $10

Don’t forget that June 1-30 you can upload your receipt where you bought $40 or more of Purina products for your pet and you can get a $10 PetSmart gift card! You can upload your receipt starting June 1st and up until 7/9/17. You will receive a physical $10 PetSmart gift card within 4-8 weeks to use on your next PetSmart visit. You can do this multiple times and you can even share the deal on social media with your friends!

How Do You Show Your Dogs You Love Them?

We would love to hear about how you show your dogs that you love them! Also, what would you add to a Chihuahua Beach Basket? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for EatPlayRock.com, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. robin rue says:

    Back when our dog was alive, he LOVED Beggin’ Strips. They were his favorite treat.

  2. Your dogs are precious! My mother n law has a long haired chihuahua that is just adorable. We have two furbabies, one that would hate the beach, our poodle Charlie, and the other Gracie, a long hair doxie that would love the beach. We’ve never taken her, but I know that she would love to jump romp and roll in the sand and shore line.

  3. I adore that photo of your dog with the tongue out! I love the beach basket idea, too. Our dogs aren’t fond of the water, but I think they would love the ocean!

  4. Jenna Wood says:

    The side by side of Puppy Mister and the Beggin dog is priceless! I’ll have to bring a beach ball for our small dog the next time we go the beach, I never thought of it before! #client

  5. Oh my gosh your puppy is so so cute! We have been dying to get a puppy but are currently renting so can’t just yet until we find somewhere that is pet friendly!

  6. Oh my goodness what a cutie you have and what a great idea for a beach basket. My Sal loves the beach so she would love one of these herself.

  7. Bringing along some good snacks like Beggin Strips is a good idea. I’m imagining how cute those dogs must be when they play with the beach ball!

  8. Oh my gosh! You should send me a chihuahua gift basket with your two cuties IN it! They are totally adorable.

  9. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    This is a cute idea! I love the idea of making a beach basket for your dog.

  10. I can’t even with those two! They are ultra adorable! Now that I’ve stared at your dogs for awhile, I’ll go back and read up on your gift basket. LOL

  11. I wish I had a dog for my family to play with! This looks so cute.

  12. Aw…love your fur babies and their faces ARE the cutest! I am a fur mama to a kitty (a ragdoll kitty) who I also adore and want to keep happy. Good to know that your vet recommended the sensitive skin formula. I always trust my vet and think its a great idea to go by what they say.

  13. Taking good care of our pets is so important! They are our best friends who never offend. I love your beach basket and I never would have thought to bring them their own towels!

  14. We recently brought home a great pyrenees puppy – definitely not a chiahuahua 🙂 But, we are trying to figure out good treats for her, so definitely will look into these!

  15. My boxers love going to the beach. These would all be great things to take to the beach for bigger dogs too 🙂

  16. How cute is your pup! My dog would love a beach basket like this! So fun! We love to spoil our pups!

  17. The beach towel is a great idea! My friend has a super cute dog that would love a beach basket like this!

  18. kristin says:

    So so cute!! What a sweet dog, love that towel idea it’s a must!!

  19. Your dogs are absolutely adorable. The beach basket looks like such a cool idea to have everything together and on hand x

  20. As a fellow chihuahua owner (i have 4) I approve this message! Lol!

  21. Jeanine says:

    This is so cute. My one dog is part chihuahua…. he’d love all of this it really is perfect! Great for the beach!

  22. brianne says:

    This is the cutest thing ever! My dogs would love this!

  23. Awwww your furbabies are so precious. I have a chihuahua pug mix. and she loves those bacon begging strips.

  24. This is such a fun idea. I’ve taken my dog to the beach before, but usually only for about an hour. An all day excursion definitely involves lots of toys, food and water.

  25. My dog is ADDICTED to Beggin Strips haha! Your dog is so sweet and I love the idea of a little beach basket for your furry friend.

  26. This is such a great idea for a doggy gift basket! Our family dog loves this brand of treats!

  27. so cute! Daisy looks like she is more prepared for the beach than I am and definitely got it all sorted out! Great planning and organisation for the pooch!

  28. This is a cute article.
    My family are both fans of the beach and of dogs, so we can definitely relate with this.

  29. My sister has a Chihuahua/Maltese & I’m smitten. She’s the sweetest (albeit yappiest) thing I’ve ever met. Got to gather up some treats for my next visit.

  30. Elizabeth O. says:

    It would be so nice to spoil them and this is perfect for that! I think it’s really awesome that you’re including treats in their beach basket! Your dogs are so adorable!

  31. I would put the same things in my Riley’s beach bag! I miss going on trips with him! I definitely should during the summer. It’s always nice to spoil them and shower them with love.

  32. What an adorable idea to make up a beach basket for your fur baby! The deserve outdoor fun too!

  33. Our Family World says:

    What a great beach basket you put together for your dog. Your Chihuahua looks so healthy and happy. Love the picture with her tongue out. So cute. I will have to check on Purina Sensitive blends too.

  34. It looks like your pups are ready for a fun day at the beach. Now I know exactly what to bring when we go, too.

  35. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    Your dogs are so adorable. I have a small dog too, a shih tzu we named “Bite,” but goes by the nickname “Mighty Bitey.” I love those items you packed in the beach basket. Your dogs will sure have loads of fun with them. I will heed your suggestion and try the Purina Smartblend dog food too. My fur baby has sensitive skin and summer makes him itch bad.

  36. aww this is so cute! I love including my dogs in our family trips and this would not be any different! So cute!

  37. This is adorable! Our siberian husky would love a beach day! And she would love a beach basket even more!

  38. I’ve always been a big dog lover. I grew up with them and then I have one of my own! Yours are so cute! Ahh! I’m always looking for ways to spoil mine.

  39. CourtneyLynne says:

    Omg how cute!!!!! I bet my moms dog would love a beach day! I should make him a beach basket!!! I bet both him and my mom would love it

  40. Oh my gosh, your dog is adorable! One of my dog’s birthday is coming soon the dog basket idea is brilliant!

  41. Lisa Queen says:

    This is a great idea! My puppies are bigger but alot of the same kind of things would work. Thanks for the tips!

  42. This is such a lovely idea, I bet your chiahuahua loved it! What a cutie too. I know a few dogs with food allergies, it seems to be getting more common these days.

  43. Krystle Cook says:

    What a cutie! My neighbor has this type of dog and so this would be perfect to share with her.

  44. Your dog is adorable! My step-dad would love something like this for his chihuahua as well. 🙂

  45. That is such a cute pup. We have a black lab, but I’ve always wanted a little chihuahua! So sweet!

  46. CUTIE PIES!!! We just rescued a chi-pug mix. I have never had such a cuddly creature in my life and I LOVE IT!!! Perfect little lap cuddlers. I’ll have to make a basket like this for our dogs!

  47. Misty Nelson Dawn says:

    We don’t have a dog and I wish my husband would buy me a dog it is cute and I love to play with the dog.