Thursday, November 28, 2013

Garth's Gift Guide 2013

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

We think 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.) 

Dogbag Duffel
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'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 BlogDog 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.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving Garth!

    What a pawsome gift guide this year. Muffin and I already have our eyes set on those really cool decals and hope to find one under our tree this year. We LOVE Reuben's book and highly recommend it too.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your family. We hope you have a swell Turkey Day.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Happy Thanksgiving, Garth! Our Mom is somehow convince that the perfect gift for use would be a new camera - for her. She says she'd use it to take pictures of us, so it's really a gift for us. We're thinking our Mom might have been hitting the eggnog a little early.... Heehee!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  4. those are some great ideas! We have reviewed PoopBuddy a few times and love them! I think I heard about the dog decal place but had never seen one, those are great! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  5. COOL! Garth :-) Mom would like to have another decal on the car ... thinking of a design. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  6. Those car decals are pretty pawsome! Never seen them before! Nice list, with lots of good ideas.

  7. I didn't know that Reuben wrote a book. It sounds really clever!