Before there were kids, there were dogs (and cats). Sadly, our cats are long gone now, but the dogs are still with us. So it only seemed fitting that we would include our furry, four-legged friends in this year’s selection of Holiday Gift Guides.
For those of you that read our blog often, you already know that I own two naughty, yet incredibly beautiful, English Setter rescues. We rescued them many moons ago from a fantastic organization, Another Chance for English Setters. We admire this organization so much that we volunteered to be a part of their Home Visit team as well as a foster family for any incoming puppies. Unfortunately, we haven’t done a Home Visit in quite some time now because Long Islanders are severely slacking when it comes to bringing this gorgeous breed to our hometown. (Come on people!! Rescue!!)
Anyways, in our home, long-haired dogs rule the roost, just as they did in my parent’s home. My entire life, I’ve always been surrounded by four-legged creatures (cats included) and I know how insane the hair can be. In addition to understanding the importance of owning a great vacuum with solid suction capabilities, I also know that it’s incredibly important to keep your pets groomed.
With that said, grooming expenses can get a bit pricey, so we recently started cutting our dogs’ hair ourselves. You can see us in action here and here. For our first time, I think my husband and I did a pretty decent job…minus one or two racing stripes down their sides. I can definitely say that the type of razor we used helped tremendously, which is why we decided to share Our Favorite Gifts For Dogs with you. It’s full of practical products that we know and love. Happy Shopping Dog Lovers!
Our Favorite Gift Ideas For Dogs
Before there were kids, there were dogs (and cats). Sadly, our cats are long gone now, but the dogs are still with us. So it only seemed fitting that we would include our furry, four-legged friends in this year's selection of Holiday Gift Guides.
Orvis large dog beds now feature luxurious microfiber covers. This upholstery-grade fabric - originally developed for the furniture industry - is built to take a beating, and look great doing it. It's also anti-static and velvety smooth with deep, rich colors. We use only the highest quality microfiber in our large dog beds for incredible comfort and long-lasting durability. Our supreme spun-polyester fill resembles a traditional pillow; it's completely silent, retains its loft, and can be easily machine washed. Dimensions are approximate. Imported. Personalization not available when ordering through Amazon.
Used in homes and in the hotel industry, these thirsty polypropylene mats effortlessly take the worst that any season can dish out. Side channels drain water quickly, thick fibers scrape off mud and snow, and thin fibers remove moisture from the soles of boots and shoes. Great for entryways, mudrooms, or high-traffic areas inside your home or outside of it. Strong rubber backing keeps the mat securely in place. Hose off to clean. Polypropylene. Sizes are approximate. Made in USA.
Combining Nature's tastiest Fruits and Vegetables to create the world's finest pet foods... they're Fruitables. These Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Powered Pet Treats provide a truly amazing sensory experience in each fresh pack. Hints of cinnamon, vanilla, and selected fruits accent a warm pumpkin muffin aroma. Great things happen when you treat your pet with Fruitables! love life together.
10-Time Award-Winning GPS Pet Tracker. Tagg GPS Pet Tracker is the nation's leader in GPS Pet Tracking Technology. Not to be confused with the common microchip, Tagg uses advanced GPS and the nation's largest wireless network to help you to find your pet anytime and anywhere. Additionally, Tagg can track your pet's activity levels. Give you and your beloved pet the safety and security you both deserve.
The Chuckit Sport 18M Ball Launcher offers a new and restyled ergomonic grip while offering the same benefits as all Chuckit. Ball Launchers - hands-free ball pickup without bending over, and exceptional throwing distance. Use the Chuckit. Sport 18M Ball Launcher with all Medium Chuckit. compatible balls.
All Lupine products are proudly built in Conway, New Hampshire and GUARANTEED (Even if Chewed). 1" wide Combo collars are suitable for medium and larger dogs. Features strong bar-tack stitching and welded D-rings. A limited-slip martingale-style collar for walking and training. It should not be left on an unattended or unleashed dog. Slips on over the head. To determine collar size, measure around the middle of the dog's neck, AND around the widest aspect of the head. Allow an extra 5% to the longer measurement for a comfortable fit. Lupine products are not recommended for tie-out. Machine wash, warm water, mild soap (no bleach or bleach alternative). Air dry.
Sea Shammies are a fun, floppy haired plush dog toy. This cute and brightly colored sea creature features a polyester fiber plush filling and a plastic noisemaking squeaker. This toy is designed for small and medium sized dogs.
It's not just a dog toy; it's a KONG. The KONG Classic has been the gold standard of dog toys for over 36 years. Our super-bouncy, red natural rubber compound is unequaled for dogs who like to chew. Stuffing healthy treats into a KONG keeps dogs happily working and out of trouble for long periods of time.
Breath-Less Brushless-Toothpaste may appear similar to other pet dental chew products, however the similarity ends with the look of the products. Breath-Less Brushless-Toothpaste on the outside contains proven breath freshening ingredients and ridges for effective scrubbing. Breath-Less Brushless-Toothpaste on the inside contains Ark Naturals patent-pending toothpaste center for plaque, tartar and bacteria support. Brushless-Toothpaste contains a patented bio-available form of Vitamin C called Stay-C(R) 50. Clinical studies have shown that Stay-C 50 inhibitsthe growth of plaque forming bacteria and supports healthy gums, which therefore creates an additional barrier against bacteria growth. Glucoxidase is a natural enzyme that slows the growth of mouth bacteria and sodium pyrophosphate, an ingredient that disrupts tartar build up.
Tizzi is a treat-dispensing dog toy that’s perfect for reward-based dog training. Fantastic for fetch, terrific for tug-o-war and then easily hides treats inside its hollow center to keep dogs entertained and stimulated. Tizzi is every dog’s favorite toy rolled into one—with a secret treat compartment and handles that lock and easily unlock for far-flung fetch. Tizzi bounces, floats, goes in the dishwasher for easy clean-up, and stands up to roughhouse. Meant for interactive and supervised play. Available in two sizes: Small 4.5" and Large 7".
All Zogoflex dog toys are made in the USA, certified-safe, and guaranteed to last. They’re FDA-compliant (meaning they’re safe to eat off of), and are available in bright, easy-to-spot colors making them perfect for play in snow, grass and water. All Zogoflex dog toys are available for recycling through the manufacturer’s closed-loop recycling program, Join the Loop. West Paw Design recycles all Zogoflex.
Let your pet get in touch with its wild side with the Andis EasyClip Versa Camo Clipper in officially licensed RealTreeXtra Green print. It makes for a great gift for the outdoor, pet loving person and their pet. The 11-piece clipper kit includes a 9.3-oz clipper, size 10 and 7FC blades, four Safeguard attachment combs for use with size 10 blade: 1/4”, 1/2", 3/4" and 1”, stainless-steel scissors, blade brush, oil, DVD grooming guide and a soft zippered storage case; everything needed to keep pets neat and looking its best.