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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- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Bone Braided Rug
Dog owners will be happy to have a charming, dedicated space for food and water bowls.
Freak snow flurries aside, springtime is just around the corner, and nipping playfully at its heels is National Puppy Day! You could hardly pick a more appropriate date than March 23rd; after all, spring is pretty much synonymous with “season of paralyzingly-cute balls of fluff.”
So how does one go about celebrating the day of the paralyzingly-cute? National Puppy Day was established to spread awareness about unlicensed puppy mills selling dogs though various commercial channels. This special day strives to encourage adoption. Often healthier and better socialized than their pet store counterparts, shelter pups mean less vet bills, less heartache, and tons more fun. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better reason to finally get that puppy you’ve always wanted!
If you’re already in possession of a puppy (or an overgrown one, for that matter), you can still get in the spirit by volunteering at your local animal shelter. These puppies—and many other animals, too—need a little extra love until they find their permanent homes. Otherwise, just set aside March 23rd for you and your own dog. Go on a long walk (weather permitting!) or pal around in the backyard. Buy him a sporty neckerchief in anticipation of warm days! Whatever you do, National Puppy Day is great for appreciating the pooch in your life—or bringing a new one into it!
O, Chieftain of Chew Toys, Sovereign of Sofas, need we further excuse to keep the world revolving about you like an expertly-tossed flying disk? The answer is yes! National Dog Week (September 24th-30th) is nearly upon us, so shake a leg! It’s time to celebrate the canine companion in your life (even if you’re already wrapped around her paw!).
National Dog Week means festivals held in honor of man’s best friend, so keep your eyes peeled for local events! Canine-related festivities afford great opportunities to socialize new puppies, and older dogs will appreciate a little change of scenery and a chance to interact with friends. You’ll be sure to make friends too with people just as fanatical about these amazing animals. The introverted dog and owner might prefer to play some quiet fetch in the park. The family dog might think his time well-spent with his tongue lolling out the car window, surrounded by his people and destined for the beach. If you’re hard-pressed for time, just skirt down the pet aisle and pick up a squeaky toy. It’s your dog’s week, so don’t forget him! May your celebrations be merry, wherever your dog’s paws might lead you!