We are a pet-loving nation and one of the outcomes of the lockdown is that more than ever we have welcomed four-legged friends into our homes.
A month after the lockdown was announced on March 23, the Dogs Trust revealed that online searches to “buy a puppy” had increased by 120%. Likewise, there is an increase of over 130% for âadopt a puppyâ searches according to Propellernet.
If you are one of the many households who are welcoming a newcomer to their home forever, you may be looking for ways to treat your cat or dog now that the lockdowns have been lifted.
If you are, head to Aldi. The budget supermarket has everything from dog pools to outdoor pets to spoil them rotten this summer.
The Pet Essential range is available in Aldi stores (find your nearest store here) from 20 August but you can pre-order online from August 16 while stocks last.
Here are some of the pieces we have our eyes on:
Pet cooling bed
After the walkies are done, help your four-legged friend cool off in the garden or balcony with this pet bed. It is much more comfortable than a carpet and allows air to circulate to cool them down faster.
If you feel like things are unbearable during a heatwave, imagine what your pets are going through. Help them cool off with this pool designed especially for them. The position is under a shady spot to create a cooling spot for your puppy.
Automatic ball launcher
Do you have pain in your arm from throwing balls during your walks? Take a break and let Aldi’s Automatic Ball Launcher do the work for you. The handy gadget facilitates recovery games, projecting to 3, 6 and 9 meters.
Pop-up game pen
If you’ve planned a camping trip or a day at the beach, this is the perfect way to keep Rover safe when it’s time to take a nap. The pop-up design offers just the right amount of light, shade, and ventilation to keep pets out of harm’s way and comes with mesh zippers so they can get in and out with ease.
Cat hiding place
Cats can be solitary creatures, so let them enjoy their time alone with Aldi’s Cat Hideaway. It is made of a soft and comfortable plush that will keep cats warm, curious and relaxed.
If you have a puppy, kitten, or just a pet with short legs, pet stairs will give them a little boost – up and down larger steps or just on the couch for cuddles with you.
Folding pet bed
Designed for use on the floor, chairs or sofas, the front flap of the roller pet bed can be deployed for more room for pets and extra protection from furniture, making it perfect for proud homeowners. It is available in a variety of sizes, patterns and colors.
Â£ 8.99 – Â£ 21.99 online only
Help your feline feel good with a brand new cat bed that, thanks to prices from ALdi, won’t break the bank. These unique beds are lined with a comfy pillow and come in a bright pineapple and yellow, strawberry red or a sleek gray.
Plush Fruit Dog Toys
Playtime is no more fun than with these sweet, fruit-themed toys: choose from melon, banana, pineapple, lemon, and strawberry. Perfect fun for summer time.
If that doesn’t make them wag their tails and purr their whiskers, we don’t know what will!