Christmas Gift Guides for Dogs & Dog Lovers
What do you buy your favourite family and friends?
Has your dog been naughty or nice?
Here are some gift ideas for dogs and dog lovers:
Talent Hounds Products
Talent Hounds will be launching a limited range of gorgeous personalized t-shirts and an exclusive line of Thomas & Arthur Spaw Dry dog towels (they are amazing, especially the gloves- I already ordered 10 pairs to give to friends). Look out for these later this week.
Get fit for the new year with a FitBit. I love mine so much I decided to become an affiliate. It’s great for setting goals and tracking your progress. It’s a reminder to stay healthy and active every day. Let me know if you buy through my link and I will send you a small surprise thank you gift.
The fun original tribute song about dogs from Talent Hounds is available on iTunes!
Make a donation to a shelter, humane society or rescue organization in your dog’s name. They are always in need of $ and items such as blankets, toys, treats and other supplies to help run operations and pay vet and other expenses. Or simply give the gift of your time and volunteer.
Spread the Message: Rescues Rock- Adopt Don’t Shop
Watch and share our 12 Dogs of Christmas Holiday video and subscribe to our channel. We will be donating $1 for every new subscriber this week and 40% of the revenue from views on YouTube to my foster pug Kilo’s Rescue Homeward Bound
You can also donate to Service and Therapy Dog Organizations as they make a huge difference in so many lives. We support Lions Foundation, Dog Guides Canada and National Service Dogs through our video revenue and other initiatives.
Product Finds (many from Friends)
BULLWRINKLES – the ultimate Holiday gifts for Dogs!
Dogs love BULLWRINKLES and Barnsdale Farms treats and chews, both yummy and healthy! Canadian/US sourced and made, 100% natural and human food grade. Available on Amazon in the US and at Specialty Pet Retailers across Canada, they make great stocking stuffers for your dog or gifts for friends with dogs (I often take them as a holiday hostess gift with wine or chocolates).
Shop Bocker Labradoodle’s Store
We love our pal, Bocker‘s shop on his site. Get his 2015 Calendar, Plush Pup, book, Chasing Bocker’s Tale or a DVD, lots of lovely options!
*photo credited Bocker.tv
100% of the proceeds from artist Dave Nevue’s Gizmo prints goes directly toward the care of animals at Second Chance large animal rehabilitation facility. Prints are on sale for 20.00 with a limited special edition availability.
Pawsome gifts from the mother daughter team behind the blog Owned By A Husky who work hard to bring you handmade, affordable, jewelry, wood crafts, and the newly added homemade dog rope toys from DBDT. Don’t miss their Santa Pawz 12 Days of Christmas Event on now!
Top quality luxurious gifts for the fashionista pet. Tutus & dog spa products do go paw in paw after all!
Once the holiday gift you hated most but could not return, this year Ugly Sweaters are the rage for humans. We also found this site Festified that has them for dogs. Kilo likes to run naked, but he is getting used to his red gorgeous sweater. We may just have to look at an Ugly Sweater (or Pugly in his case) to add to his collection.
Fit Paws K9FitBone
We met our pal Rocco Havanese from To Dog With Love at this year’s BarkWorld. He showed us how he stays fit using his Fit Paws K9FitBone and it definitely is on our wish list now. Great for strength and balance work. I’d also like a small agility set.
GoPro and other Cameras
I have been thinking about getting an action camera and harness for Kilo. We did such fun POV and action filming at the All About Pets Show and a recent Charity Lure/Agility event with Rich from Stella Cam. I’d also like to get a better camera for still photos (although I absolutely love my Canon Vixia for simple easy HD video and snaps)
Neato Botvac™ 85 Robot Vacuum
We also saw a lot of positive recommendations for the Neato Botvac™ 85 Robot Vacuum last night on #blogpawschat. Sounds awesome, especially if you have a black shedding pug and white furniture.
Dog Feeding Stations
I also saw a rather cool looking group of dog feeding stations for different sized dogs on Facebook. Will have to do more research on where to buy one as there was no link- just found link.
Special guest star “OBIE” the Dachshund to support Shelters and Rescues across America !!! Please click on this link to Purchase the rescue album http://goo.gl/r5icTx
Give a book or Catch up on some reading this holiday with our Top Dog Books List HERE
Holiday Gift Guides We Have Noted So Far
(please add yours in comments to include if we missed it)
Victoria Stilwell’s Ultimate Holiday Pet Gift Guide
We especially love the popular Rogz Grin Balls. Hilarious and fun for all.
According to Pepper “Plaid is in style this holiday season”.
We loved Day 1’s bandana idea!
They offer great reviews, information on where to buy the items and discounts.
A great selection of books to keep a dog lover happy this holiday. See our article on Dog Books HERE
Check out the blogs Fluffy Favourites 2014
Dolly the Doxie shares her Guide to Howliday Gifts
A Year Round Gift- Magazine Subscriptions
Spread the Love- Shop & Help Rescue Orgs
Not only does your dog get a box of goodies each month, but BarkBox donates 10% of all proceeds to dogs in need across the U.S. with $150K donated in 2013 alone! A gift that gives back.
Feel good knowing you are helping rescue dogs in need as you shop from the comfort of your home.
Cool new site by the founders of Dogbook and Catbook with great deals and a % donated to charities.
Make an animal happier while waiting for their forever homes this holiday
Check out how you can help your local SPCA, with including gift bundles, donations and more.
Training Classes- Obedience, Puppy Classes, Agility & More
Training classes can be an amazing gift for dogs and dog lovers. Here are some of the facilities around or near Toronto we have visited! All use positive reinforcement training and have renowned trainers featured on Talent Hounds.