I think we all can agree that tax season is not fun. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Which is why there’s no greater reward than a nice, fat refund after a year of hard work. And what better way to spend that hard-earned cash than on the pup love your life? Here are 10 awesome ways to do just that:
1. Book A Trip
There are so many amazing places to explore with your furry companions. Always wanted to travel to Paris with your pup? Have dreams of exploring Thailand, Finland, Norway, Mexico, or maybe the Bahamas with your dog? Now is the time!
Click here for our guide to 50 travel destinations all over the world that you can globe-trot with your dog.
2. Get A Tattoo
With a little extra cash in your pocket, there’s no excuse to not get that tattoo of your dog you’ve been dreaming of. There’s no better way to honor your forever love than a thing that will last forever. Check out some awesome dog-inspired ideas here.
3. Pamper Your Pup
Because we all work hard so our dogs can have a better life. Put your money where your pooch is and spoil them with an extra special trip to the doggie spa. There’s nothing better than a fresh blow-out and mani/pedi!
4. Go On A Shopping Spree
The simple act of spoiling your loved ones is an extra gift for you! Treat your pup to their favorite dog shop and let them pick out some new Spring digs.
Or shop from your couch at BarkShop and surprise them with the latest and greatest in the doggie design world.
5. Buy New Shoes
With warm days on the horizon, it’s a great time to invest in the perfect pair of summer kicks. Lucky for you, Bark & Co designed the best pair of pup-inspired slip-ons ever! Between a pair of The Shoodles and the Ballettonet Frenchie Flats, your shoe closet will be set for backyard BBQs, beach trips, and sunny happy hours.
6. Take A Staycation
Even though an extravagant vacation can be special, nothing compares to breakfast in your own bed and binge-watching Netflix with your favorite furry snuggle buddy. Use your tax refund wisely and do an extra big and delicious grocery run, throw on your comfiest pair of pajamas, and stay in bed with your pup all weekend. Trust us — this is the one time you won’t want to cancel plans.
7. Cultivate Your Dog Art Collection
Great dogs inspire great art. Whether you’re a fan of modern art, mixed media, watercolor, sculpture, or something else entirely, the dog art for your style is out there! For info on where to find your dog art — and for a glimpse of some of our favorite dog artists — check out our round-up.
8. Buy All The Dog Toys
There’s no such thing as too many toys. Just ask any dog. Put your fatter wallet to good use and come hom with a plush squeaky toy, a rawhide, or a fun brain exercise like the ones here.
9. EmBARK On A Tropical Adventure
It’s not every day (or year) that you get a tax refund. So why not celebrate the occasion with a fabulous vacay to a tropical destination on your bucket list. We even put together a list for you to make it that much easier to book it. Now you have no excuse.
10. Adopt Your New Best Friend
The most incredible use of your tax refund is to give a shelter pup a furever home. If you’re looking for a special way to use that refund, this is it! Check out your local shelter for more info… and to meet the love of your life.