My Favorite Things: Christmas Gifts For Dogs

by Mary Haight on December 19, 2009

Just in case Santa Paws is listening, I thought I’d put together a few of my favorite things for Christmas gifts for dogs this year.

This toy is high on my final gift list because  it has a squeaker, Tashi’sPOGO_PKG favorite, and it’s stuffing-free, keeping my dog safe from broken seams and a surprise impacted bowel. The Pogo Plush toy  has an inner rubber skeleton and free-floating squeaker, it bounces, and the outside wool cover provides  a good chew.  At $8-$11, it’s no budget buster.

The PawPlunger is another finalist. Since I sold my home and moved into a townhome, I don’t have a first floor bathroom so trekking up to the second floor on wood floors would be an unbelievable3_nobox mess, every day, three or four times a day. This gadget looks like it would have no problem  fulfilling its promise: Cleaning  pets paws thoroughly with soft bristles that surround the paw and get the dirt off without discomfort. Just fill this mug-shaped gadget with water and plunge in the pup’s paws. The gentle bristles do the job, and all you need is a towel at the door. It does a much better job than trying to use baby/dog wipes. Saves paws from the de-icers and salt and some money on dog wipes too. $29.99

These Tough by Nature toys are  good looking and made with rubber, not vinyl or other less durable materials. “Pliable, resilient, natural rubber hasballs proven itself to be the best material to satisfy the dog’s normal craving to chew” says the JW Pet chew toy manufacturer. I wouldn’t disagree and provided you get the right size for your dog, this toy looks like a good bet. 

To find a JW PET distributer in your area, call customer service at 1-(800)-407-7826.

Designed in America and handmade in Nepal of New Zealand wool, A Cheerful Pet products help Nepali women feed their families and give theirDancingDogPetProductNepali5a children a better quality of life.  And their special PUMA line provides food shelter and education for children at the PUMA orphanage.  I prefer to spend my dollars with businesses that think in terms of more than just profit. Take a peak at their products–bet you’ll find at several things you like and can trust your dog or cat with, helping others at the same time:) It’s a perfect time of year for that, isn’t it?

What have you decided to get for your dog(s) or cat(s) this year?  Did you come across a good deal? Find a seriously great or useful item that others might like? How about an etsy item you think everyone should know about, or a toy your dog or cat plays with every day? Come on, don’t be shy!


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