December 4, 2017
DogWatch’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide: 15 Cool Gifts for Pets and Pet People!
Still looking for the perfect gifts? You’re in luck! The DogWatch Annual Holiday Gift Guide is back and ready to help you impress and delight all the pets, pet parents and pet lovers on your list. Check out our top 15 picks below!
Click on the images below to find out more about our suggestions, and feel free to add your own gift ideas in the comments!
Lucas b. Dog Toys
Our office pups LOVE to try out new toys, and they can be tough critics. But all our pups – from energetic Aussie Nellie to sassy Pomeranian Toby to feisty Chiahuahua-Pug Lucy – loved Lucas b. Natural Dog Toys. And as pet parents, we loved that Lucas b. toys are made with 100% all-natural rubber to avoid any harmful chemicals. Lucas b. dog toys comply with the exact same safety standards as children’s toys: European Safety Standard EN 71.
The safety of our pets is important to us at DogWatch, so we were excited to find a dog toy company that was also committed to keeping our precious pups safe and happy. Lucas b. toys are perfect stocking stuffers, but make sure to get enough for everybody. Our office pups won’t be giving them up anytime soon!
$7.99-$12.99, Available at lucasbdogtoys.com via Amazon.*
DJANGO Dog Coats
Does your pup need an extra layer to help brave the chill this winter? Or what about a rain jacket for those soggy morning walks? Pick up a DJANGO brand dog coat, and keep your pups warm, dry and STYLISH in 2018!
DJANGO’s Reversible Puffer (left) is a durable and uber-comfy cold weather dog coat designed for the trail. The windproof and weather-resistant outer shell provides warmth, insulation, and protection from the elements, while the soft, long-lasting cotton interior lining (in a trendy plaid pattern!) provides additional comfort and warmth for your adventure dog.
For all-season wear, try the DJANGO’s City Slicker Rain Jacket (right), which is equally effective in a winter snow storm and summer rain shower. It offers full chest and back coverage and 100% waterproof and windproof protection. This lightweight nylon jacket is lined with super supple sport mesh cotton. Both coats come in a variety of sizes, and in three striking colors. You’ll love the design; they’ll love staying warm and dry all year long!
Reversible Puffer Coat $48.00 (in Lava Red, Matte Navy or Sage Green [pictured]) and the CitySlicker™ $42.00-$46.00 (in Topaz Blue, Cerise Pink [pictured] or Cherry Red), Available at djangobrand.com.
EggNog for Pets from The Honest Kitchen
No pet food purveyor is more creative than The Honest Kitchen, and this year is no exception! Their newest holiday-themed treat is EggNog for Dogs. Four simple ingredients – goat’s milk, honey, eggs, and warming cinnamon – make this a delicious treat to delight all the pups at this year’s holiday party. Just leave the real egg nog for the people guests only, OK?
$11.99 for a 5 oz canister, Available at thehonestkitchen.com.
Holiday Pet Collars from Lupine
Swap out your pet’s everyday collar for one of these festive options from Lupine! These adorable (and durable!) holiday collars come in a wide variety of sizes, for dogs and cats, too. (FYI – many of our DogWatch Dealers offer Lupine Collar straps for our Hidden Fence receivers.)
$8.99-$13.49, Available at lupinepet.com.
Shark CardBoard House from Nala Cat
We didn’t forget about our feline friends! This holiday season, give them a fun playhouse to match their fearsome kitty spirit – the Shark Cardboard House. This unique hideaway/scratching post is endorsed by Instagram’s biggest cat-lebrity, Nala Cat! What more do you need?
$15.95, Available at nalacat.com.
For Pet Parents
Shopping for someone with a new puppy in their future? Sign them up for PupBox, and give the gift of treats, toys and training guides customized for every month of their puppy’s first year! Let PupBox’s team explain it you:
PupBox is with you every step of the way! Our mission is to help new puppy parents navigate the many joys and challenges of puppyhood. Each month you and your furbaby will receive a box filled with 5-7 products that range from toys and treats to grooming tools and accessories. A training guide is also included to let you know what’s going on with your puppy, and what you should be doing to keep up. Everything is customized, and will grow with your pup, changing based on your baby’s changing needs.
PupBox is the only service available that focuses specifically on the unique needs of new puppy owners. Our dogs may not be puppies anymore, but they definitely enjoyed checking out October’s Halloween-themed PupBox. Just watch Lucy pick out her favorite treats!
We’re already starting our Holiday Gift Guide research, and @lucy_with_the_underbite gives @pupbox two paws up. Now, we just have to convince her to share those yummy sweet potato fries! #DogWatchOfficeDogs #DogWatchHalloween #dogwatchhiddenfences #pupbox #dogwatch #chug #chihuahua #pug #officedogs A post shared by DogWatch Inc. (@dogwatchfence) on
$34 a month for 3 months (also available in 1 month, 6 month and 12 month packages), sign up at pupbox.com.*
4Knines Car Seat Cover
After constantly riding in the car with their two Dobermans Ares and Ana, pet parents Jim and Maggie’s car seats were covered in fur, dirt and claw marks. They tried multiple different car seat covers and could never find one that could withstand their two maniacs in the back – so they made their own!
Jim and Maggie’s company 4Knines makes durable but classy-looking seat covers that stand up to energetic dogs like Ares and Ana. We tried out the Split Rear Car Back Seat Cover on one of our team member’s cars, and it kept her car interior looking great, even after transporting three of our craziest office dogs to and from our lunchtime walks in the woods. Got a friend with a nice car and a mud-loving Labrador? Do him or her a favor and put a 4Knines Car Seat Cover under their tree this Christmas.
$42.99-$129.99, Available at 4knines.com.*
The crib-e™ – Crib Mattress Dog Bed from Molly Mutt
Upcycle an old crib mattress into a large, comfy bed for your fur baby with the crib-e from dog bed experts Molly Mutt. Available in 11 cool prints, these washable covers have two side zippers that allow you to slip them over a standard crib mattress and slip them off again when it’s time for a wash. The crib-e beds are perfect for large breed dogs, or small dogs with big dreams!
$59.00, Available at mollymutt.com.
Puppy Tote Bag from M&J Monograms
Journeys with your pup require thoughtful packing. Did you remember the leash, bowls, water, food, poop bags, toys and treats? Keep all of Rover’s accessories organized in this cute tote from Etsy shop M&J Monograms. Choose from 10 colors, 4 designs and a wide variety of fonts to capture you and your pup’s unique style. Place your orders soon – the holiday deadline is December 11th!
$25.00, Available at etsy.com.
DogWatch® Indoor Pet Boundaries
We love our pets . . . but that doesn’t mean that every place is a pet place. To protect your dog or cat and your home, try DogWatch Indoor Pet Boundaries. Our Indoor Boundaries can effectively keep pets from raiding the kitchen trash, scratching the couch, entering your designated “pet-free” zones or getting tangled up in holiday decorations. Multi-pet households can also use DogWatch Indoor Boundaries to keep the dog away from the cat food or litter box. Plus, our indoor systems work with the same DogWatch receiver collar as our Outdoor Hidden Fences (which work for cats, too!) Give your local DogWatch Dealer a call today, and help restore the peace this holiday season!
For Pet Lovers
Dog T-Shirts from Inkopious
Got a niece who loves bulldogs? How about a brother who thinks German Shepherds are the coolest? Give them a gift they’ll love to wear all year ’round – an awesome dog t-shirt from Etsy store Inkopious! We love the playfully hip illustrations, and the wide variety of dog breeds options (including Great Danes, Pugs, Bulldogs, German Shepherds, Boxers, Rottweilers, Pit Bulls, Boston Terriers and more). You’re sure to find one to make all the dog lovers on your list smile.
$19.99-$22.99, Available in Deep V-Neck (shown), Women’s Dolman, Racerback and Unisex Crew Neck, in a variety of designs, at etsy.com.
Painted Pup Measuring Spoons from Anthropologie
For the cook or baker on your list, check out these new adorable Painted Pup Measuring Spoons from Anthropologie. Designed in collaboration with South African ceramicist Gemma Orkin, these unique and beautiful spoons will be a whimsical and welcome addition to any canine-lover’s kitchen.
$20.00, Available at anthropologie.com.
Girls’ Cats Long Sleeve Fleece Hoodie from Cat & Jack™
Whatever the season, cats are always in fashion! The Girls’ Cats Long Sleeve Fleece Hoodie from Cat & Jack™ at Target is perfect gift for the little kitty-obsessed fashionista on your list. Who doesn’t love a comfy hoodie? Add a bunch of adorable kitties with glasses, and it may become the centerpiece of her new favorite outfit!
$10.00, Available at target.com.
Doug the Pug Wall Calendar
Doug the Pug is swiftly taking over your social media feeds with his hilarious videos (remember “Stranger Pugs?”) and food-centric photos. (He REALLY loves pizza.) For an even more Doug-filled 2018, pick up his adorable wall calendar. Oh Doug, you silly dog, you always make us smile!
$12.01, Available at amazon.com.
Kedi on DVD/Blu-ray
The perfect gift for cat lovers on your list! Kedi is a fascinating and beautiful documentary that tells the story of seven unique, feisty, challenging and lovable cats who are among the hundreds of thousands of cats who roam freely in the streets of Istanbul, Turkey. Check out the trailer below!
$22.48 DVD, $24.99 Blu-ray, Available at amazon.com.
Happy Holidays to you and your pets!
*Disclaimer: Lucas b Dog Toys, 4Knines and PupBox provided DogWatch with free product samples for us to evaluate and consider for our Holiday Gift Guide. We tested all three, found them to be of high quality, popular with our pets and of interest to our readers, and included them in the Guide.