December 8, 2020
Shop Small with DogWatch’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Dogs and Dog Lovers!
Looking for the perfect gifts for your dog and for the dog-obsessed folks in your life? Want to support a small business during this unique holiday season? We’re here to help! The DogWatch Annual Holiday Gift Guide is back and this year we’ve found 12 items from online boutiques and independent pet businesses that are sure to impress and delight all the people and pups on your list. Check ’em out below!
Gifts For Pets
Chunky Knit Pet Bed from WoollycloudUS (Brooklyn, NY)
Keep your precious pets warm and cozy this winter with their very own handmade 100% merino wool bed from WoollycloudUS. It will quickly become your dog or cat’s favorite nap spot, and your favorite place to snap an adorable photo of your sleepy fur baby! Choose from over 30 gorgeous colors and 5 sizes.
$61-$101, Available from Etsy.com.
Rumbl Treat Toy from West Paw (Bozeman, MT)
West Paw’s newest treat-dispensing puzzle dog toy, Rumbl, is sturdy, super-bouncy and sure to be a hit with your pup. The unique “fish trap” opening makes for easy loading yet keeps dry food and treats inside. It’s playful wobble sporadically dispenses treats, and you’ll love to watch your dog chew, toss, paw at and work hard to get at those yummy goodies! Like all West Paw toys, Rumbl is made in the U.S.A. with non-toxic materials, and the company guarantees the performance and quality of every product they design and manufacture. We like the sound of that!
$16.95 (Small) and $20.95 (Large), Available at westpaw.com.
Plaid Dog Bow Ties from the Foggy Dog (San Francisco, CA)
Celebrate the end of 2020 in style! These doggie bow ties from The Foggy Dog come in a variety of classic plaid patterns, and are easy for your dog to wear. Just slip the elastic loops on the back of the bow tie around your dog’s collar, and voila, your dog will be the best dressed member of the family. And we bet Grandma will love seeing her grandpuppies all dressed up on your next Zoom call!
$19 for bow tie, $45 for bow tie and matching collar, Available at thefoggydog.com.
Tinsel & Flock Clam Stick Treats from Polkadog (Boston, MA)
Bring some cheer to your pet’s stocking this year with some holiday-themed treats from Polkadog, a pet bakery based in our home state of Massachusetts. Made from sustainably caught, New England quahog clam, mixed with salmon and potato flour, these clam sticks are a highly nutritious, delicious treat. Just ask our office dogs – they tell us they’re “wicked” yummy indeed!
$9.99 for a 5oz package, Available at polkadog.com.
Holiday Rope Toys from Jax & Bones (Los Angeles, CA)
For the dog that loves to chew and chew and chew some more, check out these fun holiday-themed rope toys from Jax & Bones. As your dog chews, the rope toy frays and acts like doggie dental floss. How cool! Plus, the folks at Jax & Bones will give 10% of the proceeds from their rope toys to rescue and animal welfare groups. Super cool!
$12-$18, Available at jaxandbones.com.
Bone Broth Bites from The Honest Kitchen (San Diego, CA)
Tasty + Healthy = a great holiday gift for your pup! These protein-rich crunchy treats are made from turkey bone broth with nutrient-rich pumpkin, carrots and a touch of parsley. The Honest Kitchen’s pet food is made with 100% human grade ingredients. Only the best for your furry family members!
$8.99 for an 8oz pouch, Available at thehonestkitchen.com.
New Collar Designs from Lupine Pet (Conway, NH)
Swap out your pet’s everyday collar for these fun designs from Lupine! These bright (and durable!) collars and leashes come in a wide variety of sizes, for dogs and cats, too. (FYI – Lupine has collars that are compatible with our DogWatch Hidden Fence receiver collars.) Our new favorite designs are “Special Delivery”, “On the Rocks” and “Flutterby.”
Gifts For Pet People
The Art of Training Your Dog by The Monks of New Skete and Marc Goldberg
Get those 2021 New Year’s Resolutions off to an early start with this informative, engaging and beautiful new book. The Monks of New Skete, renowned dog trainers and longtime breeders of German Shepherd dogs, walk you through how to gently teach good behavior using an “e-collar” (or remote trainer). Using a light touch – one that many humans may not even feel – at just the right moment, helps to focus a dog’s attention. The authors help you create effortless teaching moments that tie into your dog’s natural pack instincts and help strengthen the bond with your dog. In as little as 6 weeks, you and your dog can master skills like leash training, recall and place. By Spring, you two will be impressing the whole neighborhood!
$25.71 for Hardcover, Buy online from Bookshop.org to support your local independent bookstore!
Matching Pet Bandanna and Face Mask from CraftyMomAndAri (Columbus, OH)
Match with your fur baby on walks and trips to parks this holiday season with these mask-and-pet-accessory sets from Etsy shop CraftyMomAndAri. The handmade, washable face masks have a filter pocket, and you can swap out the pet bandanna for a bow tie if your dog prefers to dress up. (Note: the masks are not medical grade.)
Sets (including two masks and 1 matching pet accessory) start at $19, Available at Etsy.com.
Custom Dog Pendants from Once Again Sam (Greenville, SC)
A thoughtful gift for all of the dog-obsessed folks on your list, these beautiful cameo pendants can be personalized with their favorite pup’s silhouette! The pendants are handmade in South Carolina by artist Sarah Mandell, and can be customized to ANY dog breed! Choose from 30 different background colors, 3 shapes and 4 metal options. A unique gift to honor a one-of-a-kind friend!
$18, Available at Etsy.com.
Gifts from DogWatch!
Did you know that our nearly 200 independent DogWatch dealerships are 100% locally owned and operated? You can shop small this holiday season by contacting your local DogWatch Dealer, and asking them about our two new Indoor Boundary products!
MB-1 Indoor/Outdoor Mobile Pet Boundary
DogWatch’s newest pet containment solution is the MB-1, a versatile battery-operated mobile boundary can be used either indoors or outdoors to create a pet-free zone. The MB-1 is waterproof for outdoor use and is portable thanks to its rechargeable battery. This wireless boundary is easy to set up wherever you need it. The MB-1 creates a pet-free zone up to 8 feet in diameter (4 feet from the center). If you’re looking for a portable boundary that can be used anywhere to protect a small area (trash can, a new couch, flower gardens, your Christmas Tree, etc.), this is a perfect choice! Plus, our indoor systems work with the same DogWatch receiver collar as our Outdoor Hidden Fences. Give your local DogWatch Dealer a call today, and help restore the peace this holiday season! Click here to learn more.
Indoor Cat Boundaries
Cat lovers, don’t worry, we didn’t forget you. We’re proud to announce our first indoor pet containment system designed just for cats! The CAT200 Transmitter and CR7 Receiver work in concert to keep your cats safe and out of trouble – and out of the places cats should not be. As an added bonus, the CR7 Receiver also works seamlessly with our outdoor systems, like the ProFence. Protect your furniture, your plants, and your sanity with an indoor cat fence from DogWatch. Click here to learn more.
Happy Holidays from all of us at DogWatch! Best wishes for a peaceful, safe and happy new year.