Great Holiday Gift Ideas for Pet Lovers

Do you need a little gift-giving inspiration this holiday season? If you’re struggling to find special gifts for the fellow pet lovers on your list, these suggestions might be just what you need. Curl up with your dog or cat, and have a look at these unique gift ideas!
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  1. Personalized Pet Stocking
    A pet is a member of the family and deserves a stocking brimming with goodies just like everyone else. Fill the stocking with toys, treats, and grooming essentials for a wonderful holiday gift.
    Woof Dog Christmas Stocking Red
  2. Pet Photo Holiday Pillow
    Slip in a photo of the recipient’s mischievous pet for a humorous Christmas gift. Being good “most of the time” should be good enough for Santa, right?

    Pet Picture Cat Pillow Cat 10 Square

  3. Microplush Quilted Pet Cover with Bolster
    Pet owners will love having a special spot for Fido or Fluffy. This cover can be personalized with the pet’s name.

    Microplush Bolstered Pet Cover 30 x 30

  4. Pet-Themed Holiday Figurine
    Santa loves pets too! Your favorite pet owner will love to display this figurine atop a bookcase, dresser, or mantel – out of pets’ reach, of course.

    Micestro Clothtique Santa with Cats Red

  5. Cat Sculpture or Dog Sculpture
    Find an abstract, modern sculpture or a realistic depiction. If you know the pet’s personality, find a sculpture to match.

    Merlin Cat Sculpture Orange
    Morning Walk Dachshund Sculpture Black

  6. Dog Treat Jar
    The pet owner on your list might love an upgrade! He or she can store dog treats without worrying about an eyesore on the counter.

    Dog Treat Jar Cream

  7. Dog Bone Braided Rug
    Dog owners will be happy to have a charming, dedicated space for food and water bowls.


Holiday Pet Furniture Covers

With the holiday feast over and you in your cap

You settled into your chair for a post-dinner nap

When what to your drowsy eyes should appear

But an adorable furball, grinning from ear to ear.

You were tempted to tell him, “This is not your bed”

As visions of snags and messes danced in your head

But before you said, “Dash away, dash away, dash away, all!”

You found a solution for creatures large and small


These festive holiday pet furniture covers will keep your furnishings looking good while infusing your decor with seasonal spirit. And if your pet is ready to claim his rightful place beside you, you can indulge him, since these covers are snag- and soil-resistant, as well as water-repellant.

Made from quilted polyester microfiber, these pet protectors are machine washable, should you need to freshen them up before guests arrive. Simply line dry them, and place them back on your furnishings. Holiday furniture covers are available in recliner, loveseat, and sofa sizes. The recliner cover can be used on a standard chair or wing chair. Click here to view both patterns.

The Snowflake Furniture Protector looks like a winter wonderland with its all-over snowflake print. Cover is available in red and blue.

Snowflake Furniture Protector Cover Recliner Snowflake Furniture Protector Cover Recliner

The Cardinal Furniture Protector features a darling cardinal and holly print on a light blue background with snowflakes.

Cardinal Furniture Protector Cover Light Blue Recliner Cardinal Furniture Protector Cover Light Blue Recliner

Halloween Costume Pet Safety Tips

Fright Night is creeping closer! Is your four-legged friend joining the Halloween fun this year? Maybe your sweet-natured Golden Retriever will be transformed into a lion (who loves everyone and scares no one). Or perhaps your cat will stir up some buzz as the world’s cutest bee. Even if your pet doesn’t nab “Best in Show,” no matter; he’s already won your heart. Before the bewitching hours are upon us, be sure to review these Halloween costume pet safety tips.

  1. Preparation is key! Test the costume out on your pet before Halloween so he has time to get used to it.
  2. Comfort, above all: If your pet seems miserable in his Halloween garb, don’t force him to wear it. The Humane Society reminds pet owners to look for signs of discomfort: folded-down ears, eyes rolling back or looking sideways, a tucked tail, and hunching over.
  3. No mask needed: Make sure the Halloween costume does not block your pet’s face or ears. The ASPCA cautions that your pet should be able to see, breathe, bark/meow, and hear as he would normally.
  4. Gotta dance: Check that your pet is able to move freely, and ensure that there are no dangling parts that could cause him to get tangled and trip.
  5. Simple is sometimes best: Avoid costumes with small, chewable parts or accessories that could come off and become a choking hazard.
  6. On the alert: Keep an eye on your furry pal throughout the night, and make sure that he still seems comfortable and safe in his Halloween costume.


Microplush Bed Protector for Pets

In your pet’s eyes, your bed looks like a great place to play, sprawl out, or snuggle. You might not even mind too much – if not for the shedding and mess he leaves in his wake. If it feels a little heartless to banish him to the floor, find common ground with the help of the Microplush Quilted Bed Protector for Pets. This comfy cover drapes across a section of your bed, providing a plush resting spot for your furry pal, while protecting your favorite bedding from pet hair and snags.

Made of polyester microfiber, this pet bed protector has a quilted box design and piping for a handsome appearance. This accessory is also water-repellant, soil-repellant, and snag-resistant, with a lined back. The easy-care cover is machine washable in cold water on the gentle cycle; simply line-dry it and then place it back on your bed. Choose from three shades to match your decor and three sizes to best fit your bed.

The Microplush Quilted Bed Protector can also be monogrammed with your pet’s name. You’ll love seeing your pet’s name on display, or giving the cover as a gift to a fellow pet owner. Click here to view and purchase this item.

Microplush Bed Protector

Seasonal Preview: Holiday Pet Decor for 2015

Do you plan your Christmas list far ahead of time? Are you an early bird when it comes to holiday decorating? Even if you’re not, you can still enjoy a little online window shopping. Here are just a few of the holiday pet items we have to offer this year. Cuddle up with your furry friend, and have a look!

Put some levity in indoor or outdoor decorating with these holiday dog rugs from Liora Manne’s Front Porch Collection. Each rug depicts a mischievous dog who has managed to get himself tangled up in the Christmas lights. These humorous holiday rugs feature a Yellow Lab or Black Lab, along with a message: “Happy Holidays” or “Season’s Greetings.” Not only are these indoor/outdoor rugs funny and festive, but they’re also UV-stabilized for less fading and naturally insect- and mildew-resistant.

Yellow Lab Happy Holidays Accent Rug Red  Black Lab Seasons Greetings Accent Rug Green

Kind-hearted Santa loves pets as much as you do! Treat yourself, your veterinarian, or your favorite pet owner to a holiday collectible featuring Kris Kringle with his animal pals. The Paws and Claus Clothtique depicts “Dr. Santa” with a basket full of tiny, adorable animals. In the High Five Clothtique, an eager pup raises his paw to congratulate Santa on his Christmas deliveries. Sure to warm the hearts of Yellow Lab and Golden Retriever owners, the dog wears a festive red coat to coordinate with Santa.

Paws and Claus Clothtique Santa Red  High Five Clothtique Santa Red

If you’re curious (like your cat) and you’d like to see more cute holiday pet decor, simply click here.

Pet-Shaped Doormats

As you step toward your door after a tough day, what thoughts are racing through your mind? Wouldn’t it be nice to be reminded of the furry friend who awaits inside, with happy barks or an affectionate nuzzle? These pet-shaped doormats might just remind you to shake off that stress and enjoy some quality time with your cat or dog.

Both decorative and functional, these adorable doormats feature the rubber outline of a pet, with coir in place of fur. Durable, mildew-resistant coir bristles are great for removing dirt from your shoes so you don’t trek it inside. These pet-shaped doormats also have a rubber backing to help keep them in place. Whether you choose the cat doormat or dog doormat, you’ll be happy to see its cute outline welcoming you inside.

Dog Doormat Brown 16 x 26 Cat Doormat Brown 16 x 26

Labor Day Weekend Pet Safety Tips

What will Labor Day weekend be like for you and your pet? We hope your extended weekend is stress-free and safe, whether you and your pet are lolling about on the patio, enjoying a late-summer party, or traveling to see loved ones. Reduce the chance of mishaps with these Labor Day weekend pet safety tips.

Before You Leave

PetMD recommends a number of steps for safely traveling with your furry pal, starting with proper pet identification. Make sure all tag and microchip information is accurate and up-to-date, just in case the two of you would become separated. If your pet isn’t a frequent traveler, take him on short trips ahead of time.

Be Prepared

Keep Fido in mind when you’re preparing your packing list – you never know when you’ll face a wrinkle in your plans. PetMD recommends compiling a first aid kit that includes items like gauze and bandages, as well as your pet’s medical records. Remember to bring along extra pet medication, food, and water.

On the Road Again

Though a dog’s blissful face sticking out the car window is one of summer’s most cherished images, PetMD recommends that you secure your pet at all times. Use an appropriate restraining harness that connects to the safety belt. If you use a carrier, ensure that it is well-ventilated, large enough for your pet, and secured inside the car. Never leave your pet alone in a hot car; even with the windows down a bit, the temperature can rise quickly and endanger your pet.

Fun in the Sun?

If you and your pet are spending time outdoors this weekend, have fun, but make sure you don’t overdo it. Avoid exercising during the hottest times of the day, and limit the intensity of activity in accordance with the temperature. Remember that your pet will need protection from the heat, including an open, shady area to rest and plenty of water to prevent dehydration. Swap outdoor fun for indoor quality time if your pet is elderly or ailing. The Humane Society reminds pet owners to be on the lookout for signs of heatstroke, such as heavy panting, difficulty breathing, and lack of coordination. Take your pet to a veterinarian if you suspect heatstroke.


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