I love the holidays because—let’s be honest—it’s all treats, all the time. But it’s also a time to show your pets and your pet parent friends how special they are. This year, I’ve found some pretty cool and meaningful gifts that promise to perk up the “Scroogiest” of pups and people. Enjoy!
Pearhead personalized ornaments. There is no such thing as too many photos of your pet, and what better time to display our furry faces than the holidays? The Pearhead ornament collection offers classic and personalized options that make great gifts. pearhead.com
Epic Animal Treats. I sampled Epic Animal Treats at a recent event and … whoa! Can you say “delicious?” Made from fresh ingredients, these real food treats are locally crafted in Coachella, California, and make the perfect stocking stuffer! epicanimaltreats.com
iFetch. The iFetch is a popular (and very cute) ball launcher for dogs. Three different models suit all levels of launching fun, and they can be used indoors and out. The iFetch is a fun and innovative way to play for dogs of all sizes and energy levels. goifetch.com
Upcycled accessories by Big Adventure Canine. Located in Palm Springs, Big Adventure Canine creates leashes and other items from upcycled materials. The company sources fabrics from local consignment stores to create beautiful new accessories for your four-legged friend. I am a big fan of their poo-bag carriers! Be sure to check them out at bigadventurecanine.com.
Mid-century style dog houses by Pijuan Designs. This falls into the splurge category for sure, but I can’t help it: I love these mid-century modern doghouses. There are models of all shapes, sizes, and amenities, including solar. They are made in Los Angeles and use reclaimed materials when they can. See all their models at pdworkshop.com.
Wobble Wag Giggle ball. You know how once you get the squeaky out of a toy, it’s no fun anymore? Well, that will never happen with the Wobble Wag Giggle ball, because it “giggles” every time you roll, shake or pick it up. And no batteries required! allstarmg.com
I am always on the lookout for a good travel bag that allows me to accompany my human on daily adventures. The Viva Bag by Louisdog perfect for both long and short trips. The bags are made from linen and cotton, making them easy to clean and they even offer a faux fur option for those in colder climates. louisdog.com
2019 Boogie Shoes Calendar. File this under the “shameless plug” category: My 2019 calendar is here and available for purchase online. This year’s 13-month calendar is sure to put a smile on your face and please any dog lover. Order online at littleboogieshoes.com
Self-heating pet bed. Holidays are all about staying cozy, and the Best Friends by Sheri Luxury Shag Donut Self-Heating Orthopedic Dog & Cat Bed will help your pup do just that. It is made with a unique insulation material to help radiate body heat, plus the burrow design, orthopedic-quality foam, and super soft faux fur make it the comfiest spot in the house. bestfriendsbysheri.com
Video game for cats. Mew and Me is a collection of video games created especially for your cat to play on your tablet or smart phone Give your kitty something to do while you’re out of the house, and then check your pet’s activity with the built-in tracker. Mew and Me games are designed to improve your cat’s quality of life while giving you a sneak peek into his daily playtime. mewandme.com
Curl up with your cat and a good book. Read about the adventures of Gwen Cooper’s felines. The humorous and heartwarming short stories will resonate with cat lovers. gwencooper.com
Let your cat safely enjoy being outdoors. Let Catio King help you create an interactive and safe enclosed patio, walkway or freestanding outdoor play area for your favoritefeline. catioking.com
Do you and your furry companion have enough of everything? Many rescue organizations, shelters and food banks have a wish list, not just during the holidays, but year-round. Check with your favorite organization to see if you can share a little cheer.