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5 Creative Ways To Recycle Dog Hair….

April 9th, 2012
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If you own a dog, most likely you have some sort of dog hair floating around your house. You may have it on your floors, on your furniture, or on your clothes. Sometimes you may even have it on your dinner plate.

If you own a double coated breed like me, your house can easily be overcome with tumbleweeds of dog hair blowing across your floors on a daily basis, especially when they are blowing coat.

One day when I was grooming Leroy I suddenly had the urge to dig deep down into my creative side and create a sculpture, made out of dog hair of course.

Harry was a nice addition to our family until Leroy woke up and walked all over him. Then Harry met Dyson and the rest is history

I admit that my creative use of dog hair may not be the most conventional but it sure was fun!

If you’re an adventurous kind of soul like me and are tired of throwing away mounds of dog hair, check out the list below.

5 Creative Ways to Recycle Dog Hair.

  1.  Crafts-You can use your dog’s hair to make sweater, scarves, and perhaps even a pair of mittens. Makes sense, we use wool to make these things, why not use dog hair? Here’s a sweater made out of Newfie hair.
  2.  Bedding-I read somewhere that you can use dog hair as pillow stuffing. That is just gross, even for me.
  3. Gardening-Never heard of this one, but hair is said to be good for your compost pile because hair is full of nitrogen. Check it out,  5 Things You Never Thought Were Recyclable
  4. Help the Birds-Toss your dog hair out in the backyard and the birds will scoop it up and use it to build their nests. This is true. I have seen bird nests in my backyard that are constructed with Newf hair. It makes me feel good that my dogs could provide their nests with insulation.
  5. 5.      Save the World-There are some non-profit organizations, such as Matter of Trust, that will accept your dog’s hair to help clean up oil spills. Now that is pretty cool. Your dog’s hair could potentially save the world.

So tell me, what have you done with your dog’s hair recently


One response to “5 Creative Ways To Recycle Dog Hair….”

  1. Barbara writes:

    I filled my suet holder with fur from my Briard and had fun watching birds pulling hair from it for their nests! Even birds are into recycling…and they get cozy nests.


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