December 10, 2018
DogWatch’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide: 15 Awesome Gifts for Pets and Pet Lovers!
Still looking for the perfect gifts for the pets and pet-obsessed folks in your life? Look no further! The DogWatch Annual Holiday Gift Guide is back and ready to help you impress and delight all the pets and pet lovers on your list. Check out our top 15 picks below!
Gifts For Pets
Tweed Squirrel Plush Dog Toy by Harry Barker
Squirrel! Give your pup the one thing he’s always chasing, but just can’t quite seem to catch (hopefully). This adorable plush squirrel from Harry Barker is made with stylish (and tough) tweed and a bushy tail just like the real thing. Be prepared for some squeaking on Christmas morning!
$16, Available at mission-pets.com.
Sugar & Spice – Chicken and Cranberry Sticks from Polka Dog Bakery
Who doesn’t love a good holiday meal? Help your dog enjoy some of the yummy flavors of the season with these special treats from Polka Dog Bakery (based in DogWatch’s home state of Massachusetts). In this new recipe, Polka Dog has mixed its popular dehydrated chicken strips with some New England cranberries for a healthy, festive treats for the pup who’s been a good dog all year.
$14.99, Available at polkadog.com.
Snackies Dog Backpack from MaggieModena
For dogs that love to go on adventures, this adorable dog backpack that we found on Etsy is a perfect fit. MaggieModena’s dog pack functions the same as a harness, only now you can pack all of your dog’s favorite things: toys, doggy bags, ball, collapsable water bowl, sweater and, of course, snacks! And it’s not just for little pups – the backpack comes in sizes from Extra Small (for your Chihuahua or toy breed) to Large (designed to fit Labrador Retrievers, Boxers and even Great Pyrenees). The bags are all made in Milwaukee, WI, and are sure to attract lots of attention at your next doggie playdate!
$54.95, Available at etsy.com
Qwizl Puzzle Toy from West Paw
A good puzzle toy is a lifesaver for pet parents looking to keep their pup entertained and challenged during the day. We like the Qwizl Treat Toy from West Paw, the pet product brand from Bozeman, MT. The toy’s curved shape makes toy easy for dogs to hold in place with paws while they work to release the tasty treats stashed inside. The tough (and dishwasher safe) Qwizl is also fun to toss, fetch, and chew even after the treats are gone.
$19.95, Available from westpaw.com and many independent pet stores.
Magisso Slow Feed Dog/Cat Bowls
This black-and-white food bowl not only sports a sleek, attractive look, it is also designed to help your dog or cat eat healthier! “The raised bone and fish in the interior forces the pet to eat around the shape, slowing down eating and preventing over-eating and indigestion,” writes the team at Magisso, a design company based in Finland. Smart thinking for smart pet parents everywhere!
$24 (Cat Bowl), $32 (Medium Dog Bowl) and $44 (Large Dog Bowl), Available at Crate & Barrel stores and at crateandbarrel.com.
Winter-Themed Collars from Lupine
Swap out your pet’s everyday collar for these adorable winter-themed designs from Lupine! These bright (and durable!) collars and leashes 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.)
$9.99-$34.98, Available at lupinepet.com.
Trixie 5-in-1 Cat Activity Center
Looking for the perfect toy for a smart and playful cat? Try the Trixie 5-in-1 Activity Center, which features five different games that stimulate and challenge all of your cat’s senses in different ways. Hide your cat’s favorite treats inside the various configurations, and watch as they work to uncover them all. ‘Cause why should dogs have all the fun?
$29.99, Available at bedbathandbeyond.com.
Gifts For Pet People
On Point Pupcakes
Do you love baking holiday cookies, cakes and pies? Now you can include your dogs, too! On Point Pupcakes Mixes are a fun way for the whole family to make simple, healthy and super delicious homemade treats for their favorite pups. We tried the Original Pupcake Mix, and the DogWatch Office Dogs couldn’t get enough of these tasty pupcakes! We bet your dogs will love them, too.
$7.00, Available at onpointpupcakes.com.
Use the discount code DOGWATCH18 for Buy One, Get One 50% Off all pupcake mixes!
Embark Dog DNA Test
Lucy 2, one of our DogWatch Office Dogs, is a mystery mutt no more thanks to her early Christmas present – an Embark Dog DNA Test from her mom! Embark stands out from the pack as it tests over 200,000 genetic markers and builds your breed mix chromosome by chromosome for greater accuracy. Embark is also the world’s first canine relative finder. It’s Doggy DNA Relative Finder connects dogs with other related Embark dogs based on the percentage of DNA they share. Be prepared for a fascinating glimpse into your dog’s family tree. Here’s a peek at Lucy 2’s results!
$199, Available at embarkvet.com.
Spruce Travel Dog Bed
Help your dog travel in style in 2019 with the Spruce Travel Dog Bed. This sleek, sturdy bed is designed to fold up and hold all of your dogs essentials when you are on the go. Your dog will love the bed’s memory foam padding and unique side bolsters for extra comfort – and you’ll love the easily-removed washable, waterproof sheets. Just zip it up and you’re ready to go!
$145 (Small), $169 (Medium), $195 (Large), Available at shop.sprucepup.com.
Plaid Pet Pajamas from Target
Help your puppy and kitty friends get ready for the winter season this year with these fun and festive Red Plaid Pet PJ’s from Target. The same pattern PJ’s are also available for adults and kids, so everyone in the family can join in on the fun. Imagine the family photos you’ll get with these matching threads!
$9.99, Available at Target stores or at Target.com.
Dog and Cat Flats by Loly in the sky
A cute pair of flats is a great addition to any wardrobe. Flats that pay tribute to your favorite pet – even better! Dog lovers will drool over these gray flannel loafers with adorable embroidered dachshunds, and cat ladies will love the pretty velvet cat silhouette decorating these faux-leather ballet flats. They’re purrfectly arf-dorable!
$65, Available at ModCloth.
Isle of Dogs
For the dog-loving movie buff on your list, consider acclaimed director Wes Anderson’s stop-motion ode to man’s best friend, Isle of Dogs. Featuring a star-studded voice cast including Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum and Scarlett Johansson, Isle of Dogs follows a young boy on a mission to save his lost dog. Let the adventure begin!
$10 DVD, $13 Blu-ray, Available from Amazon.com.
Gifts from DogWatch!
DogWatch® Indoor 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!
DogWatch® Training Products
This holiday season, help bring out the best in your dog with our DogWatch Training Products.
- Remote Trainers, also called e-collars (electronic collars), allow you to communicate with your dog, reinforce training commands and change unwanted behavior. The BigLeash® S-15 Remote Trainer has 15 training levels, including stimulation and vibration, while the The BigLeash® V-10 Vibration Trainer uses only vibration.
- The SideWalker® Leash Trainer’s easy-to-use, “self-teaching” design gently corrects overly enthusiastic leash pulling and helps your dog learn appropriate on-leash behavior.
- The BarkCollar™ is designed to change a dog’s barking behavior smartly, gently and effectively. When dog barking moves from occasional to excessive, the BarkCollar delivers a vibration or a stimulation at a level that is just enough to distract the dog and break the barking cycle.
*Disclaimer: On Point Pupcakes provided DogWatch with a free product sample for us to evaluate and consider for our Holiday Gift Guide. We enjoyed baking it and our office dogs LOVED the finished product so much that we chose to include them in this year’s Guide.