4 Tips For Organizing Pet Supplies

By now you have already met Sadie, and if you haven’t (what?!) – here she is!

She is the most awesome dog I know – I am a bit biased.  I love to buy her new toys, leashes, collars, treats, and clothing.  That’s all well and good, but the items start to pile up and I needed to find a way to properly organize the pet supplies so I could easily find them.  And so they didn’t take over the house (like my kids’ toys when they were babies).

TOYS, TOYS, AND MORE TOYS

When Sadie was a wee pup, I went a bit overboard with toys.  I mean, what puppy didn’t want to have her own Chewy Vuitton, Sniffany & Co., or Christian Loubarkton toy to tote around the house?  (They now also have Chewnel, Barkin Bag, and Tory Bark – help me!)  People would come to visit our new family member and bring gifts as well.  Soon our first floor was overridden with squeaky stuffed toys and I couldn’t take it!

Organizing Pet Supplies - Dog Toys Funny

I went to Homegoods and found this great wicker basket with a lid.  It matches our family room – where she spends the most time – and has a lid so you can just toss the toys in there at the end of the night.  Out of sight, out of mind.

Organizing Pet Supplies - Dog Toys

LEASHES AND COLLARS

Sadie is a big girl, and along with being a big girl comes big (long) leashes and collars.  I found this great hook at Ikea that is conveniently located right by the door from our house to our garage.  We put the leash and collar back on the hook after a walk or ride in the car, that way they aren’t strewn all over AND you don’t have to run around looking for them because they have a “spot”.

Organizing Pet Supplies Hooks for Leashes and Collars

You can use any hook, or a series of hooks! Find a location in your home that can be like a “command center” to easily store the outdoor pet supplies.

CLOTHING

Yes, Sadie has some super cute t-shirts, a few Halloween costumes, and even an ugly sweater.  I place all of her clothing in a covered bin in our supply closet.  I can grab anything should I need it for her, and at the same time, everything is neatly tucked away.

TREAT TIME

Sadie has a variety of treats.  In the morning, after she goes out, we give her a “chicken treat“.  It’s basically chicken jerky for dogs (made in the USA of course – be sure to check your dog treat/food labels and ensure they are made here in the States).  At the end of the night, after she does her thing, we give her a “dental chew“. We needed to find a useful dog treat organizer!

We keep each type of treat in its own airtight food storage container.  It keeps the treats fresh and we can see when we need to reorder too! We like these, these, and these are the ones in the photo.

Organizing Pet Supplies - Dog treats

We do the same with her food, but this container since it is quite large and sits out in the open is not clear.  (Some people do think it is the garbage, so I am contemplating getting a new one.)

Organizing Pet Supplies - Dog Food

ORGANIZING PET SUPPLIES – DONE!

Other than the supplies mentioned above, we do store her glucosamine tablets in the vitamin drawer with our vitamins!  At the end of the night, the house is that much cleaner, we’re not running all over the place looking for her leash, and her food stays fresh.

What tips do you have for organizing your pet supplies?

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Dana Peller

Dana Peller

I’m a wife, mom, biz owner, writer, creator, and TV personality. My days are accomplished with a dash of flair, lots of style, and fueled by coffee.

About The Author

Dana Peller

Dana Peller

I’m a wife, mom, biz owner, writer, creator, and TV personality. My days are accomplished with a dash of flair, lots of style, and fueled by coffee.

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32 thoughts on “4 Tips For Organizing Pet Supplies”

  1. I totally need to get my dogs things more organised we have things everywhere for hers and it would be so nice to just have them all neat and tidy in her own areas.

  2. That looks amazing! Can you come and organize my house LOL? My dog take everything outside because in her mind it all belongs out there LOL.

  3. Thanks for the ideas! I can always use more ideas on being organized in any part of my life, and this is definitely one of them.

  4. OMG, I LOVE Sadie! How have I not seen her before? She is so cute. I LOVE your organizational tips, too!

  5. I could do a better job organizing our cat’s supplies in our pantry. I love your wall hangings, those are pretty cute.

  6. Jennifer Van Huss

    I have a dog (grey labradoodle) named SADIE too!! She has tons of toys, outfits and treats too!!! I use wicker baskets for her toys and metal bins for her treats. Having her stuff organized makes it so much easier to find when I want it!

    1. Awwwwww! How funny that we both have doodles named Sadie!!! Great minds think alike!

  7. Great ideas. Dogs and cats seem to collect so may toys and things that it’s hard to keep them all in an orderly manner. I love these amazing containers for the treats. Perfect for that purpose. We had some of these for kid’s toys and they worked really well.

  8. Joely Smith

    I love your organization tips! I must have that sniffany and company pet toy! SO CUTE!
    I am currently teaching our Link how to put his toys away.
    My tip would be not to hold onto things that your pets have outgrown and can be used by others.
    I donate outgrown sweaters and doggie clothing to our local shelter.

    1. Joely, I think that is a wonderful idea to donate outgrown sweaters and clothing to local shelters! I also donate old blankets…the shelters are so appreciative 🙂

  9. We don’t have a dog, but I feel like when you have kids, it’s pretty similar. I love learning new ways to organize and leave our house less cluttered.

  10. I am an organization freak!! My sweet Sophie pup has her own cabinet in my kitchen with all of her foods, treats, bones, meds, etc. It’s so funny because she knows exactly where all of her things are!! LOL!

  11. My dog is such a messy pet, she has stuff all over the house. I need to use these tips to keep it together! Thanks!

  12. We don’t have a pet but organization is my middle name so everything in the house is organized. 🙂 I love how you organized your pet’s supplies.

  13. I love your dog food organization and that dog food bowl holder. We just bought a new house and I’m looking for some cute ideas.

    1. Thank you, Amy! I got that dog food bowl holder at Homegoods – I love that place!

  14. Callum Palmer

    Thanks for the great tips, my wife and I have two dogs and we’re always looking for ways to better organize their stuff. We’ll especially have to take your advice when it comes to using a hook to keep all of the outdoor pet supplies together. At the very least that should keep us from constantly losing track of their leashes.

    1. My pleasure, Callum! What’s funny is that even though we have the hook, there are still days where I am searching for her leash 🙂

  15. My pup was never one for toys or clothes so thankfully we didn’t have to find places for those. We do use one of those sealing containers for his food

    1. What’s funny is Sadie goes through spurts where she plays with toys. It’s ME who keeps buying them and needs to stop! LOL

  16. Victoria Heckstall

    I am very organized when it comes to everything in our house. These are all a great idea. Must try these too.

  17. We just added 2 Great Pyrenees pups to our family a little over a month ago. Funny how having a pup kind of reminds me of having a baby – sleepless nights, potty training, and lots of toys and snacks! These are some great tips!

    1. Oh my gosh, Shannon! Great Pyrenees are GORGEOUS!!!! Yes, it is just like having a baby. I am so happy you liked my tips. Good luck with the pups!

  18. I have a basket for my pups toys too! It totally helps me keep his stuff organized.

  19. This is my first time seeing Sadie. She’s so adorable! Looks like you have enough treats for her 🙂

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