While you're out there trying to find the perfect gift for your family, friends and assorted loved ones, don't forget the four-legged creatures in your life! If you need some inspiration for what to get your pet — or a pet lover — for the holidays, look no further than these gifts.
No, that’s not Fido at a rave. He’s wearing a waterproof LED dog collar with a lifespan of about 150,000 hours — that’s roughly 17 years — according to the manufacturers. Should your dog wander at night or in bad weather, you can spot him quickly with the Glowdoggie.
This fab kit includes a bone-shaped tray and a sample packet of four organic recipes. These make-at-home frozen treats are organic and do not contain wheat, corn, soy or gluten. And if your pup is teething, these treats will give him some relief.
Here's a gift that is perfect for humans and animals alike, available from Beminebyvalentine. Anyone with a pet knows that pillows, blankets and fresh laundry are up for the taking when it comes to naptime. These 16x16 handmade covers are a poly/cotton blend and come in virtually any dog breed. Inserts are 100% polyester, because you get the whole pillow and not just the pillow cover, of course; the backs of the pillows are black. Check out their assortment, and if you don’t see the breed you’d like, just contact them!
The Animal Rescue Site has a shop where you can buy anything from dog-themed T-shirts and tote bags to assorted pet supplies for a small pooch. The site also has a dedicated page that allows shoppers to donate anywhere between $10 and $100 to different causes, including supplying local shelters with much needed food, helping to fund pet therapy for hospice patients and helping animals affected by natural disasters.
Price: $10 to $100, depending on the cause
So, yeah, your pet won’t use it, but you can note your pet’s grooming and vet appointments while enjoying photos of adorable beasts. The best part is that you get a cute calendar from For the Love of Rescues for $15, and $10 of that goes to the rescue of your choice.
Check out this beauty from Fuzzy Nation. You can get Whiskers this Santa stocking as is. You can also either request a different breed or upload your own pet’s photo so she can be the star of the show.
Price: $26 to $32
Available on Hammacher Schlemmer, these heated outdoor cat bowls prevent water and food from freezing. The removable stainless-steel bowls are dishwasher-safe, and the durable ABS plastic bowl holder stands up to year-round outdoor use, according to the company. And the wrapped, weatherproof cord prevents cats from chewing through the cable. This is the perfect gift for those who feed strays or have outdoor cats.
Sign up for BarkBox to receive a box in the mail with four or more carefully selected products and presents for your dog monthly. The box includes anything from toys, bones and all-natural treats to hygiene products and innovative new gadgets. The even neater bit is that 10% goes toward supporting a rescue group — and we love that!
Price: Starting at $19.99 per month
This device automatically projects a laser dot that darts across a floor in unpredictable patterns and is liable to make your cat go bananas. The laser oscillates, stops unexpectedly and races in the opposite direction, and can be set to four different speed settings. Hours of fun, folks. Think of the fodder for animated gifs!
Pamper your pup with this plush doggie bed, which comes in red, coffee or camel and in a variety of sizes.
Price: $69.99 to $99.99
Because cats and dogs shouldn’t hog all the holiday gifts, right? This neat Junglegym, available at Petco, is ideal for hamsters, gerbils and pet mice, and can be configured however you see fit for your little critter.
Make sure your pooch looks festive in this red Peanuts holiday-themed T-shirt, featuring the one and only Snoopy and his human, Charlie Brown.
Price: $10.49 to $11.89
Why would your cat even care about this pop-up tri-tunnel? Because it has a tempting dangling toy that your kitty won’t be able to resist. Available at Petsmart, this toy folds down for easy storage.
This raceway includes a racetrack mat and two racing tubes, and is ideal for ferrets and other small critters. On your mark, get set, go!