Jessica with a Llama

Jessica Shipman

Jessica is a bargain hunter, food lover, and software engineer figuring out how to be a pet parent for the first time. While she currently lives in Northern Virginia, she graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Information Science, Systems, and Technology, and sometimes misses the upstate New York snow. Jessica has been a long time lover of all animals (especially llamas and manatees) and is happy that she can finally combine that love with technology. Jessica is excited to keep learning more about raising a pet and to share the tips and tricks she learns along the way.

Jessica and Luna encourage adopting rescue animals.

Luna gets into trouble by destroying a new toy


Luna is a four year old beagle mix. She was adopted from the Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) in October 2012. She loves snacks, comfy couches… and long walks with lots of smells to sniff. Luna has yet to meet a toy that can withstand her monster jaws and enjoys distributing fluff around in her free time. She happily rolls around outside when the weather is nice and may even do a somersault or two! Stick around to see Luna train Jessica to be the best pet parent ever.


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  • Marie A

    Hello! Just stopping by to let you know I have nominated your blog for a Liebster award. Please visit for all the information!

    • beaglesbargains

      Thank you! We finally did our acceptance post!!

  • Linda Szymoniak

    I just joined your mailing list – I started my own hound rescue last summer. Hearts and Hounds Rescue is in NW Indiana and we have pulled dogs from kill shelters in various states, and have found some great homes for many of them. We are mostly foster-based and can always use more fosters (and adopters)!

  • Yoda the Pit Bull

    Hi Jessica! Thanks so much for nominating my blog for a Liebster Award! It’s so motivating! I will get on that asap! Thank you for giving my little Yoda and I some love and attention!!
    I will be signing up for your mailing list and adding your blog to my sidebar of blogger friends 🙂

    Roberta @

    • beaglesbargains

      We are so excited to learn more about Yoda! And are so happy you two found each other (:

  • Shefali C

    Hiya, Roy and I have nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award and the Versatile Blogging Award.
    Roy & Shefali

    • beaglesbargains

      Wow! Thank you. This is so delayed, but I am so appreciative. Look out for our post soon!

  • Miss Harper Lee

    I’ve nominated you for the Awesome Blog Content Award! You can click here to read all about it: Thanks for all the tips that keep me happy without breaking my humans’ budget!

    • beaglesbargains

      Thank you!! I hope your human is able to get plenty of treats within budget! You can’t go hungry, now can you?!

  • Robin

    I’ve got another award for you to add to your list! I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. Just stop by my site and pick it up whenever you have time 🙂

    • beaglesbargains

      Thank you Robin! I’m thrilled to see who else was nominated!

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  • Robin

    If this is annoying, please ignore it, but I have yet another award for you if you want it. I’ve nominated you for the Blog of the Year 2013 Award. (I’ll make a note that I’ve already given you 2 awards 🙂 )

    • beaglesbargains

      Not annoying at all! I’m so flattered. Thank you!!

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  • Kim Lassiter Mangrum

    You have very good blog with lots of information and great giveaways. look forwarding to reading more

  • Yoda the Pit Bull

    Hi there! Yoda and I nominated your blog for an award! Check it out at and come say hi!