Holiday Gift Ideas
for pets and people

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 Gift Ideas for Pets

"I Love My Dog" Treats

Valentine Dog Bed

My Valentine Pet Collar

Dog Coats and Sweaters
Great for keeping dogs warm in the cold Chicago winter. Sizes for small, medium and large dogs are available, as well as different sizes. Click on the photos to see that particular sweater/coat, or on the text link for a list of items.

Three Dog Bakery Peanut Butter Beagle Bagels

Gingerbread House Puzzle
Hide-A-Toy Gingerbread House is a soft puzzle toy for dogs with "gingerbread" toys inside.

Mint Flavored Tennis Balls

Heated Orthopedic Dog Bed
36" x 48" Burgundy shown, other sizes/colors available.

Pet Gear, AT3 All Terrain Pet Stroller
Includes a large storage basket under carriage for your pets needs; convenient parent tray that holds beverages, keys, cell phones, Etc; easy one hand fold mechanism with a compact fold for easy storage or travel; and large wheels with rear shock absorbers for those slushy winter days. Also includes a front pet step for easy entry. All weather guard keeps pet safe from wind, rain, and snow.

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Gift Ideas for People


Urban Dog: The Ultimate Street Smarts Training Manual by Cis Frankel

Cis Frankel is a Chicago-area resident who wrote this manual for dog owners in the city. It includes information on more basic obedience training ans housetraining with a spin for city dwellers, as well as teaching your dog to stay on the curb, work around city distractions, and more.

The Dog Lover's Companion to Chicago: The Inside Scoop on Where to Take Your Dog by Margaret Littman
Lists many places to take your dog in Chicagoland, including parks, stores, events and more.

City Dog: Chicago by Cricky Long
Resource guide to Chicago for dog owners.

Life is Good!: Lessons in Joyful Living by Trixie Koontz
Trixie Koontz, author Dean Koontz's Golden Retriever, gives tips on how to enjoy life. This book is written from Trixie's point of view, completely with doglike grammar and writing style and many photos of Trixie enjoying life.

The Bark Magazine
Magazine for dog owners with articles on care, breeds, training, and fictional stories.

Whole Dog Journal Magazine
Whole Dog Journal is a monthly magazine on natural dog care, nutrition and training.

Planet Dog: A Doglopedia by Sandra Choron, Harry Choron
A book of lists. Most of the lists and articles in this book are 1-2 pages long, making them ideal for light reading. Many topics are included including Best Breeds for Families,

Three Dog Bakery Cookbook by Beckloff
Cookbook with fun and tasty recipes for dog treats and other dishes. Includes recipes for appetizers, meals, desserts, holiday recipes and celebrations. Recipes include Shar-Pie, Labrador Lasagna, Hanukkah Noshers, Grandpaw's Spice Cookies and many more.

Knitting for Dogs : Irresistible Patterns for Your Favorite Pup -- and You! by Kristi Porter

Knitting designs for dogs from toy breeds to XL, as well as designs for people.

Gone to the Dogs (Dog Lover's Mysteries) by Susan Conant
Susan Conant's Dog Lover's Mysteries are truly for dog lovers. The heroine, Holly Winter of Cambridge, Mass. does obedience competition with her two Alaskan Malamutes and dates a veterinarian. "Gone to the Dogs" is one of a series of mysteries. In this book, Holly searches for a well-regarded veterinarian who has gone missing. "Holly" often talks about dog training, AKC, and other aspects of dog ownership in detail.

Other Gifts for People

Happy Holidays Breed Slate
Available in many dog breeds, and cat/horse breeds too!

Dog Breed Tapestry Throw Blanket
Available in many breeds. Irish Setter shown.

Dog Treat/Cookie Jar

Dog Cookie Cutter Set

Pet Master
Electronic device with info on cat and dog breeds, plus an alarm to remind you of vet appointments and medication schedules, address book to store phone numbers for vets, pet sitters, groomers, etc.. Plus a built-in shopping list for pet care and a space to frame a photo of your pet.

Set Of 2 Dog Dishtowels
Script on towels reads, "This home is blessed with family, friends, love, laughter, and dogs." Below is two silhouettes of dogs.

Pawprint Necklace Charm

Other Pet Products
Products for safety and travel during the holiday season, and dog care products.

Hands-Free Gate by The First Years
Protect your pet during the holidays by confining them to safe areas when guests arrive, keep them out from underfoot while cooking your holiday meals, or keep them safe with the Hands-Free Gate. This gate uses pressure-mounting pads to secure, it does not require any permanent hardware, making it easy to bring along on holiday overnight trips. The hands-free design makes it easy to open the gate using a foot pedal. I would not recommend this gate for very small (toy breed) dogs as they may be able to slip through (or get their head into) the bars. Bar spacing is just under 2 1/2" but the spacing may be wider around the edges. Extensions are available if your doorway is wider than the gate. This is a well-made gate and at 32" taller than many similar gates. The vertical bars prevent climbing over the gate.

Pet Gear "Home 'N Go" Soft Sided Pet Crate
Medium, burgundy shown. Other sizes and colors are available.
Fabric or soft-sided crates are very light and portable, making them useful for travel and visiting relatives. Please keep in mind that these crates are not meant for puppies, chewers or escape artists.

Configure Gate
This gate allows for use in different sizes and shapes of openings. With extensions, this could be used around a Christmas tree to keep dogs away from the tree. Please note that this gate uses wall mounted hardware, so it is not easily portable.

Sherpa Pet Delta Air Lines Deluxe Pet Carrier
This is an airline-approve (for underseat travel) pet carrier. Includes a removable, washable faux lambskin lining. For pets up to 16 lbs.

Fold Away Pet Carrier by Nylabone
size Large 32 in. L x 22 in. W x 23 in. H (up to 60 lbs) shown. Other sizes available.
This hard-sided carrier is an alternative to the soft-sided type shown above, for dogs who may chew the fabric crate. This carrier can also be folded for easy transportation.

MidWest Gold Zinc Finish Exercise Pen with Door
Exercise pens are an alternative to crates. They are larger and less confining and can also be folded to use in different locations, or used outdoors.

Pet Bed Warmer
Electric warmer can be placed inside the cover of a dog bed, turning any dog bed into a heated bed.

Kozy K-9 Original XL Charcoal Fleece Car Bench Seat Cover
Keep snowy paws off your car's upholstery with this unverisal-fit bench seat cover.

Store-N-Feed To-Go
Portable feeding station and insulated storage container for dogs. The removable feeding tray at the top includes steel food and water bowls. Storage space underneath has removable insulated tub for use as a cooler or to carry dog toys, supplies, or food. Storage space holds up to 20 lbs of kibble.

Outward Hound Pet Gear Travel Bag

Roadie Canine Vehicle Restraint
Dogs should never ride loose in the car. Loose dogs pose a danger to themselves as well as to the people in the car in case of an accident- an unrestrainted 60 lb dog will fly forward with 1200
lbs. of force in a 30 mph collision. Please use a seatbelt or crate when driving with your dog! We prefer the CARE Champion Seatbelt System or the Roadie Restraint.

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