to all of our friends, near and far.
Since Black Friday is tomorrow, and frantic holiday shopping will soon commence, I thought I should go ahead and publish my gift guide today.
Looking for a gift for the dog or dog person in your life? Need some ideas? Look no further -- the 2013 edition of Garth's Gift Guide is here just in time for holiday shopping. (Disclosure: We don't get anything from listing these products. These are simply things we like that we think our readers might like.)
Custom Vinyl Decals of YOUR Pet by DigMyDog.com
We think DigMyDog.com is one of the coolest ideas ever and the perfect gift for the pet parent who has everything. We have a Dig My Dog decal (of me, of course) on the Garth-Mobile and mom plans to order one for the Daddy-Dog-Mobile as well. It's not quite life-size, but it's big. Not only do we love the decal, which is high quality and has held up well, we love that 100% of the profits from the purchase of Dig My Dog decals support Indigo Rescue and help them help more animals. Buy this one-of-a-kind gift and help homeless animals at the same time. What could be cooler?
Monthly Poop Bag Delivery Subscription from PoopBuddy
If you've never thought of poop bags as a gift, these fashionable bags will change your mind. Everybody needs poop bags, right? How about poop bags in cool colors and snazzy designs, delivered monthly with a gift? They even donate 10% to dog rescue. Each month we look forward to our Poop Buddy shipment. (Well, mom does. I can only get so excited about poop bags.)
Doggie Walk Bags
Another poop-related item that would make a thoughtful gift is a Dogbag Duffel from Doggie Walk Bags. Mom uses one attached to my leash and she thinks it's very cute and super handy. She also loves DogBag.com's refill bags tie handle bags on a roll because they come in bright colors and are made of sturdy material and are easy to open.
Lighted collar and/or leash from Keep Doggie Safe
I have both a rechargeable lighted LED collar and a battery-operated lighted LED leash and I use both when walking in the dark to make sure I'm clearly visible. We've tried the lights that clip on a collar but haven't had much luck with those. The clip-on lights haven't worked well and generally weren't very visible. But the collar and leash have lots of lights and make me very visible when we're walking at night. Nothing says you care like a safety accessory for your best friend.
A Guide to Braveries for Small Dogs
by my pal Reuben (available on Amazon)
Contrary to its title, A Guide to Braveries for Small Dogs provides sage advice for dogs of all sizes. My mom also enjoyed the book immensely. If you enjoy Reuben's blog Floppy Tongue Joy, you'll love his book. And Reuben donates 10% of the proceeds from the sale of his book to Almost Home Dachshund Rescue so they can help more doggies just like they helped Reuben.
Stocking Stuffer ideas:
For yummy treats made of healthy ingredients, I recommend Zuke's (Mini Naturals are my favorite), Honest Kitchen Quickies, and Honest Kitchen Smooches
|I love The Honest Kitchen smooches|
For something extra special, give a subscription to Be Pawsitive for monthly deliveries of healthy yummy treats. (And for each box of treats you buy, they send a box of treats to a shelter.)
|I'll do anything for a Be Pawsitive treat|
Want more ideas? Check out my mom's post in the Healthy Paws Blog, Dog Accessories Worth Fetching, and also check out Last Year's Gift Guide.
Remember, you only have a few days left to enter my Zuke's Mini Naturals treats giveaway.