Christmas Goes to the Dogs: DogWatch’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is less than a week away! Have you finished your shopping yet? If you’re still searching for the perfect gift for a special dog – or dog owner – in your life, DogWatch is here to help with our annual gift guide. Check out our suggestions, and feel free to add your own in the comments! And from all of us at DogWatch, we wish you (and your pets) a very merry holiday season and a happy and healthy new year.

Throw Me a Bone® Pet Photo Meal Mat So there’s no bones about whose meal it is! (Sorry, we couldn’t resist the pun!) Upload a picture of your pet and add his name and a title/phrase of your choosing, as well as four additional adjectives or phrases that will appear on the border of the mat. The mat comes in 4 color choices, has non-skid rubber backing, and is large enough to fit both food and water bowls.

Grip Trex Dog Booties For the dog who loves the great outdoors, even in the ice and snow, L.L.Bean offers these great booties to protect your pup’s precious paws. Built like human cross-training shoes, they have a breathable mesh upper and a nonmarking Vibram® sole with gripping treads. Adjustable closure straps ensure the perfect fit, and synthetic pigskin gripping cuffs make sure the boots stay in place no matter how active your dog is – or how deep the snow is! Sizes XS-XL.

Dogit Mind Games 3 in 1 Interactive Smart Toy To be happy and healthy, dogs need to exercise their minds just as much as their bodies. This toy is a 3-in-1 system that can be reconfigured into 3 different games of finding treats. It provides mental stimulation and helps your dog develop problem-solving skills, while giving him enough of a challenge that he doesn’t have to go seek one elsewhere – like your flower garden, perhaps!

Collapsible Crate Chair For the owner and the dog on the go, this chair provides a great way to keep your pup safe and sheltered while still being part of the fun. The chair itself is collapsible and rust-proof, and the crate features a zippered end panel for easy access, mesh panels for ventilation, and can be removed from the chair and used as a double-handled carrier.

H204K9™ Stainless Steel K9 Water Bottle, 9 ½ Ounce Always have water on hand for your furry friend with this travel water bottle and dish combo. The bottle is food-grade stainless steel and BPA-free, with a screw-on lid that doubles as a water bowl. It is designed for durability and rugged use, and should last you for years. We imagine that it could also double as a travel container and dish for food, so why not get two?

Beware of Dog Personalized Doormat Have you ever wished you could give people a heads-up about your pup before they even made it in the door? Perhaps he’s an enthusiastic sniffer or likes to jump up and give big sloppy kisses, or has particularly potent dog breath. Here’s the perfect way to do it! The standard-size doormat can be customized with your dog’s name and one line (up to 36 characters) describing your dog. It has non-skid rubber backing and is suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

Top Dog Breeds Personalized Dog Treat Jar For the dog who’s a bit possessive about his treats, or for owners with multiple dogs with multiple dietary needs, this personalized treat jar is a cute and convenient solution. Select from 33 popular breeds, 8 background colors, and personalize it with your dog’s name. The jar has an airtight lid and is dishwasher safe.

Canvas Crate Cover For the dog (or owner!) with style, these fashion crate covers are sure to please. Instead of the bulky, ugly crate taking away from the beauty of the room, why not make it a part of it? With 8 designs to choose from, you’re bound to find one that matches your aesthetic. The covers feature 2 panels that can be rolled up and secured with Velcro loops, or rolled down for quiet time. Available in 3 sizes (S,M,L), the covers are 100% cotton canvas and, more importantly, machine washable.

The DogWatch IB-100 Battery Operated Boundary The IB-100 is a wireless Battery Operated Boundary (BOB) that you can use anywhere to create a pet-free zone. The IB-100 has a re-chargeable battery and will protect an area up to 8 feet in diameter. This is a perfect choice if you need a portable boundary that can be used without plugging it in. Perfect if you plan on bringing your pup with you to all the holiday gatherings!

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